*In what was one of the uglier offensive showings of Petrino-coached teams, the Cards managed just 282 total yards. *Will Gardner was below average – putting it nicely – throwing for only 164 yards on 14-34 passing along with 2 TDs and 2 picks. He missed open receivers several times and almost got intercepted on two additional occasions. The only thing he did with consistency was throw it into UVa’s offensive line. It didn’t help matters that the UofL OL was getting manhandled for most of the game. *There’s...Continue reading »
The recruiting rankings have been updated, and there’s no bigger winner than the University of Louisville. The 2015 class is ranked #1 by Scout.com as it includes three 5-star prospects in Antonio Blakeney, Deng Adel, and Donovan Mitchell. Ray Spalding is the lone 4-star in this elite class. There’s no doubt this is Pitino’s best class since he’s been at UofL and he will now turn his attention to his ’16 haul. The world of recruiting never stops…. Louisville’s 2015 class appears to be Rick...Continue reading »
Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino met with the media one last time on Thursday evening before hitting the road for Charlottesville, Va. Among the topics covered: Michael Dyer’s health, true freshmen in the rotation, Will Gardner and the passing game, the team’s first away game, and whet to expect from Virginia. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (4 votes cast)...
Vs Opponent: Virginia Cavaliers Conference: ACC Head Coach: Mike London (5th Season, 19-32 overall) All-Time Series: Tied 1-1 Last meeting: October 28th, 1989 – Virginia 16, Louisville 15 2014 Record: 1-1 (0-0) Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. Game Location: Scott Stadium – Charlottesville, Va. TV: ACC Network / Wave-3 with Tim Brant and David Archer on the call Radio: 790 WKRD with Paul Rogers and Craig Swabek on the call Spread: Louisville -6.5 Last week, Virginia (1-1) did something it hadn’t done in nearly an entire...Continue reading »
As we approach the eve of the Louisville-Virgina match-up, it seems like fans and media (both local and national) are still pretty split on how things will turn out in Charlottesville Saturday. Speaking with friends and colleagues these past few days, it seems as though the general consensus is that most people are cautiously optimistic about things, yet still remain a bit reserved since we’re entering into such uncharted waters (after all, it is the program’s first road test in their new conference). That theme seems to...Continue reading »
You might be asking yourself, what the hell are future college basketball power rankings? I know I certainly did when I first glanced at the title of this recent ESPN Insider post. Besides, isn’t the here-and-now what matters most? Well, we all know that the current state of Louisville basketball is in great shape, especially after the recent haul Rick Pitino made on the 2015 recruiting trail. You could argue that the program is in the midst of one of the best runs its ever had and there certainly appears to be no let-up in site....Continue reading »
*Louisville’s first ever ACC road trip is just two days away and the Cards are finishing up preparations as they get set to take on the Cavaliers. The Cardinals are doing the most important thing a defense can do, and that is stop the run. Louisville is yielding just 55.5 yards per game after allowing 41 in the 66-21 victory over Murray State last Saturday. However, those two games were at home and the Cardinals must take to the road for the first time on Saturday versus Virginia. I think it’d be more hard for offense, just...Continue reading »
As the fall evaluation period officially got underway yesterday, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino wasted no time hitting the recruiting trail. Pitino jumped on a flight and spent a few hours on Tuesday in Edison, New Jersey in order to get a glimpse of highly-coveted 2016 combo guard Tyus Battle. A top priority for Pitino and the program, Battle has already unofficially visited Louisville and has consistently listed them among his favorite schools. Battle, 6’5, 195 lbs, has supreme athleticism and length and is also being recruited...Continue reading »
Rick Pitino isn’t the only Louisville hoops coach that happens to be on a recruiting roll lately. After putting together the nation’s #1 class for 2015, Pitino has obviously set the bar quite high, but UofL women’s head coach Jeff Walz apparently wanted to follow suit. Yesterday afternoon, the #1 ranked player in the country, Asia Durr, verbally committed to the Cards and instantly gives the program some next-level blood. Durr held a press conference at her high school to make her decision known, ultimately choosing Louisville...Continue reading »
The Cards travel to Charlottesville for their first ever ACC road game, and after two weeks in, UVA looks a little stronger on the field than most thought they would in the preseason. While their offense is suspect, their defense has been solid, forcing a total of 9 turnovers in their first two games this year. It looks as though UofL’s offense will get a stern test on the road on Saturday. The Cavalier fans have been disinterested so far this year, as they are averaging just 39,641, well below the capacity og 60,000. If UofL...Continue reading »
In a surprise move, UofL landed its second 4-star prospect Amonte Caban committed to Coach Petrino and staff over South Carolina and Tennessee. The 6’2 / 210 lb. LB from Smiths Station, AL also had offers from Clemson, Mississippi State, and Oklahoma among others. With his commitment, UofL’s class now ranks 32nd nationally and 8th in the ACC according to 247Sports. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...
Here’s a few football nuggets to keep you going until the Cards kick off against Virginia on Saturday…. *CBS Sports projects the Cards to play Missouri in the Music City Bowl. *UofL comes in at No. 23 on CBSSports.com’s Power Poll. Cards picking up where they left off under Charlie Strong. With only four days off between games, Louisville routed Murray State to win the 14th of its past 15th and 25th of 28. It gets real this week with the ACC opener at Virginia. *After a really good weekend, the ACC leapfrogged the Big Ten...Continue reading »
Yesterday, 3-star JUCO WR Paul Harris committed to play for Bobby Petrino, and today the 2015 class continues to rise in the rankings. Currently, the class checks in at No. 36 nationally according to 247Sports. To put UofL’s move to a power league in perspective, Petrino’s haul ranks just 10th in the ACC. Just a couple of months ago, many fans were worried about this recruiting thing. With impressive showings over the past two weeks, you can imagine that UofL’s recruiting pool will grow even larger by the time signing...Continue reading »