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Photo – AP In what has become commonplace, every bowl gives its participants a “swag bag” full of assorted gifts ranging from watches to gift certificates. The NCAA allows up to $550 per player, up to 125 players per team.  The Russell Athletic Bowl will hand out a $450 Best Buy card, a watch, and a Russell Athletic workout shirt.  The Sugar Bowl, for example, will be giving their teams a gift suite (which features a reclining chair), a Fossil watch, a New Era cap, and an Ogio backpack.  Oh, and if you’re playing...Continue reading »

(Photo – Jeff Reinking / UofL athletics)   The Louisville men’s basketball team continues to steadily climb back up the polls after their loss to North Carolina two weeks ago. Both the USA Today coaches and AP polls were just released and the Cards are now ranked 4th and 6th, respectively. Of course, as we all know, these things are rather meaningless this early in the season……but don’t shoot the messenger. It’s a slow news day, I’m cranky and Monday’s f-king suck. Deal with it. USA Today...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today)   It’s that time of the year again, folks. Louisville is back in the postseason, which means a bunch of people from around the country (who have likely seen them play maybe once or twice) will project just how entertaining their bowl game will be. The Cards are set to do battle with the Miami Hurricanes on December 28th in Orlando for the Russell Athletic Bowl. If the early rumors are true, it could be the first of back-to-back match-ups between the two programs (word is, the Canes will also play UofL to...Continue reading »

Photo – AP 11-1 (7-1 in AAC) Best Win: 31-24 over Cincinnati Worst Loss: 38-35 to UCF Rankings: 18th in BCS, 18th in AP, 16th in Coaches Series record vs. Miami (FL): 1-9-1 Bowl Record: 8-8-1 Howard Schnellenberger went 41-16 at Miami, winning the 1983 national title; 54-56-1 at UofL winning the 1991 Fiesta Bowl. NCAA Stats & Rankings: Points – 35.1 (29th) Total offense – 453.1 yards (34th) Points given up – 12.4 (4th) Total defense – 257.9 (4th) Players to watch: Teddy Bridgewater – 3,523 yards; 70%...Continue reading »

Photo – AP Ohio (7-5) Season Complete Eastern Kentucky (6-6) Season Complete Kentucky (2-10) Season Complete FIU (1-11) Season Complete Temple (2-10) Season Complete Rutgers (6-6) Beat South Florida, 31-6 #16 UCF (11-1)  Beat SMU, 17-13 South Florida (2-10) Lost to Rutgers, 31-6 UConn (3-9) Beat Memphis, 45-10 Houston (8-4) Season Complete Memphis (3-9) Lost to UConn, 45-10 Cincinnati (9-3) Lost to #19 Louisville, 31-24 Combined opponents’ record this week (3-3) Combined opponents’ record overall (60-85) —– At...Continue reading »

The day Louisville got its invite to the ACC, it was made known that they would be taking Maryland’s spot in the Atlantic division.  No thinking or debating about it, simply plugging UofL into Maryland’s spot.  Now it appears that realigning the ACC’s divisions could be on the docket once the league holds its winter meetings next month.  According to Clemson’s AD Dan Radakovich, it’s something that is being looked at by commissioner John Swofford.  There appear to be two reasons behind the sudden look at changing...Continue reading »

When: December 28th, 6:45 on ESPN Where: Orlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium – 65, 438) Opponent: ACC (Duke, Miami, or Virginia Tech) Per team payout: $2.275 million UofL’s Bowl Central Guide Want tickets?  Click here Russell Athletic Bowl’s Website Link Press Release on the Cards-Canes clash: The Miami Hurricanes have been selected to play in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl against the Louisville Cardinals. The game takes place December 28th at 6:45 p.m. from Orlando’s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, and will be televised...Continue reading »

(Photo – UofL Athletics) On this edition of Louisville Sports Live, we preview the huge season finale against Cincinnati on Thursday night and try to figure out what the Cards must do in order to get a win and secure a 2nd place finish in the conference. We also bring on former UofL basketball assistant and current head coach of UKMC, Kareem Richardson, to break down his team (in preparation for tonight’s match-up with Louisville). Naturally, we also touched on last year’s run to the National Championship and what this team...Continue reading »

Photo – gocards.com *The Cards posted their highest point total in the Pitino Era as they knocked down shots from the perimeter all day long. *The Ragin’ Cajuns were 7-10 from 3 in the first half and took a 41-39 lead.  The. Cards countered with an 11-0 run to take control of the game. *Wayne Blackshear easily played his best game of the year, posting 15 points, 5 boards, and 4 steals.  The question now becomes can he do it consistently. *There were six Cards in double figures, led by Trez’s 20 points and 8 boards.  Jones...Continue reading »

     Vs         Opponent: Louisiana Lafayette Rajun Cajuns Game Location: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 1:00 pm Record: 6-2 Head Coach: Bob Marlon (4th Season) Conference: Sun Belt TV: WHAS-11 & ESPN3 with Drew Deener & Bob Valvano on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Doug Ormay on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 84, Louisiana Lafayette 69 – Dec 23rd, 2009 Spread: Louisville – 28 Officials: Steve Olson, Bert Smith and Brent Hampton Starting Line-ups Louisville Russ Smith – G   ...Continue reading »