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ACC Commissioner John Swofford took a leadership role and was a powerful voice in the college football playoff movement.  He recently opened up about expanding the playoff and offered up a quick update on the ACC Network-ESPN talks. “I feel really good about where we are at this point in time,” Swofford. “I hope I feel as good about it in a few weeks — December the seventh — when they announce who’s in the playoff, meaning I hope we have a team in it.” Swofford said educational concerns limited the initial rollout of the system...Continue reading »

In standard NCAA fashion, one of the most backwards-thinking organizations told Coach Pitino that they will rule on Shaqquan Aaron’s eligibility next week.  Why then?  Of course, there’s no explanation for something that should take an hour or two at the most.  ESPN’s Andy Katz reported during the Minnesota game that the NCAA is looking at his 9th grade transcript. The NCAA will let Louisville know the status of freshman Shaqquan Aaron during the first week of December, Rick Pitino told @CBSSports. — Jon Rothstein...Continue reading »

  Saturday afternoon, a program that has been predominantly known as a “basketball school” for the better part of its existence walked into the most prestigious venue in college football against arguably the biggest name in the history of the game and walked out with a 31-28 victory. And they did it behind a true freshman QB who only a year ago was preparing for the Kentucky state high school playoffs. Notre Dame is only the most recent big-name college football program to fall victim to the Louisville Cardinals. They have...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell put on a show today at the National Prep Showcase, showing off his athleticism and dunking ability.  Twitter was abuzz about the 5-star Louisville signee, and this alley-oop shows why. After putting on an aerial attack yesterday in warmups, Donovan Mitchell was at it again at the National Prep Showcase. The super competitive guard showed off his complete game in the opener on Sunday morning, but really captivated those in attendance with these back to back dunks. Louisville got themselves a good one who only keeps to be getting...Continue reading »

*The win was an historic one for the Cards as they won in South Bend in the program’s first ever meeting.  UofL became just the 13th opponent to win at Notre Dame – in 127 seasons – when a playing a game there for the first time. *Bonnafon was just 8-21 passing, but his leadership and poise in the second half were the reasons UofL won the game.  He threw for 180 yards and a TD, and also ran for 35 yards with two scores. *The score of the game was a lot closer than the game itself.  UofL racked up more yards (409-335),...Continue reading »

Louisville shot under 40% from the field, 3-22 from beyond the arc, and just 63% from the free-throw line. Montrezl Harrell spent most of the game on the bench in foul trouble, David “Baby Face Assassin” Levitch logged 15 minutes, Marshall out-rebounded the Cards 50-47, and the Cards still won by 18, 85 to 67. In early November, it might be ugly, but it’s a win nonetheless. Despite the poor shooting, the Louisville effort defenselively was great. The Cards pressured Marshall essentially the entire game forcing the Thundering...Continue reading »

  Rick Pitino and his Louisville Cardinals are back in action tonight at 9 pm as they welcome in the Marshall Thundering Herd to the YUM! Center. Coming off a laugher vs. Jacksonville State in which they won by 50 points, the Cards should receive more of a challenge from Marshall, although the Cards are still favored by nearly 30 points.   Opponent Breakdown After finishing the 2013-14 season 11-22, Marshall fired Tom Herrion as its head coach and replaced him with Dan D’Antoni, brother of former Suns, Knicks, and Lakers head...Continue reading »

Coach Petrino discusses the weather, the excitement of play in South Bend, and who will be available for Saturday’s match-up. Video courtesy of TheCrunchZone.com VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

Our friends over at the ACC Blog on ESPN.com broke down why the Cards can beat the Irish Saturday and stated the case as to why they can’t.  Both had interesting and fair evaluations of both sides.  And – of course – Andrea Adelson had Louisville’s back.  Adelson: There is one stat that illustrates why Louisville will win: Everett Golson has 19 total turnovers in his past seven games. The Louisville defense has forced 25 turnovers this season, one of the best marks in the country. And Golson will be playing with...Continue reading »

On this episode of LSL, the guys previewed the Notre Dame clash with CSN Chicago’s JJ Stankveitz and assessed the basketball team after the first two games of the season. Other talking points -Who Pitino is targeting for the fourth scholarship in the 2015 class -How Louisville can beat Notre Dame -The latest on the Irish’s injuiries -The surprising solid play of Onuaku and Snider *You can listen to the podcast HERE *iPod/iPad users, or if you have trouble accessing the podcast, please listen below: VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »

  Louisville head coach Rick Pitino recently sat down with CBS Sports college basketball analyst Seth Davis in which he opens up about potential NBA job offers, the extortion case with Karen Sypher, his 2014 squad and how much longer he plans to coach. I’m not typically a big Davis fan, but he does a pretty fair and balanced job with this interview and at least got Pitino to answer some difficult questions. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 7.3/10 (3 votes cast)...

  The University of Louisville announced today that their star safety Gerod Holliman has been named one of the five finalists for the prestigious Bronco Nagurski Award. Holliman, who tied an NCAA record with 14 interceptions two weeks ago against Boston College, has been a revelation in the secondary for Louisville and he’s gone from a minor contributor to a projected first round NFL draft pick. The Nagurski Award is given out each year to the nation’s top defensive player (regardless of position) and will be presented to...Continue reading »

LSL is back tonight on ESPN 680/1055.7 at 6:00 talking all things UofL football, basketball, and recruiting.  The guys will preview Saturday’s huge Notre Dame game, discuss UofL’s first two games, and tell you about the new prospect on Pitino’s radar.  As always, we want you to be a part of the show, so hit us up at 267-9680 and on twitter @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...