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(Photo – Getty Images) I already wrote in the Behind Enemy Lines piece that I think, without any hesitation, Rick Pitino has more pressure than John Calipari to win tonight’s game. Again, he’s the higher seed, his team has been inside the top-10 for 90% of the year, they won the regular season and conference tournament championships and, most of all, he’s just 1-5 against Calipari over the last 5 years. A loss this time would not only end the season prematurely, but it would tilt the scales to a rather-ridiculous level...Continue reading »

     Vs       Opponent: Kentucky Wildcats Game Location: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana (Sweet 16) Tip Off: 9:50 pm Record: 26-10 Head Coach: John Calipari (5th Season) Conference: SEC TV: CBS with Jim Nantz and Greg Anthony on the call Radio: 790-WKRD with Paul Rogers and Bob Valvano on the call Last Meeting: Kentucky 73, Louisville 66 (December 26th, 2013) All-Time Series: Kentucky leads 31-15 Spread: Louisville – 4.5 Officials: Tony Greene, Mark Whitehead, Doug Sirmons Starting Line-ups Louisville Russ Smith –...Continue reading »

Photo – Adam Creech The day has finally come.  The defending national champions will take on Lexghanistan’s Finest at Lucas Oil Stadium tonight.  Here are some game day stories to get you caught up with the madness that is UofL-UK. *UofL and UK players say rivalry takes back seat The NCAA and city of Indianapolis certainly have been beneficiaries of the rivalry’s popularity, with ticket sales for the game approaching 40,000 in Lucas Oil Stadium. But inside the two programs, their locker rooms and their practices, this isn’t...Continue reading »

On this very entertaining episode, the guys provide the potential winning game plan for the Cards against the Cats.  You’ll hear a healthy dose of both analysis and smack talk from CardNation. -The keys to victory -The pressure on Pitino vs. Calipari -Match-zone, man-to-man defense, or both? -Score predictions and why UofL can win *You can listen to the podcast HERE.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 7.0/10 (3 votes cast)...

(Photo – Steve Dykes / US Presswire) Louisville coach Rick Pitino and his players met with the media today to preview the huge tilt with Kentucky tomorrow in the Sweet 16. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

(Photo – USA Today) On the eve of the biggest game in the history of ever (par deux), Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated has released his latest batch of always-entertaining Power Rankings and the Cards are ranked second behind only Florida. The majority of his breakdown on Louisville revolves around Russ Smith and his ability to score and wreak havoc in the open court. Obviously, against Kentucky, he’s going to have to do plenty more of that if UofL has any chance to advance into the Elite Eight. Louisville Cardinals...Continue reading »

Photo – AP It appears that yet another Pitino assistant will become a head coach very soon.  According to WECT-6 News, UofL Associate Head Coach Kevin Keatts will be named HC of UNC-Wilmington as early as today.  Cue the ‘Steve Massiello to UofL for a year’ rumors now. Louisville Associate Head Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts is expected to be named the next coach at UNCW as early as Thursday, according to a report by Frank Giardina out of West Virginia. An emergency meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees...Continue reading »

Russ Smith has added another major honor to his 2013-2014 All-American season, as the National Association of Basketball Coaches named the standout senior guard a Division I second team All-American on Wednesday (today). Earlier this month, Smith was named a first team All-American by The Sporting News and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. He also collected All-America accolades from Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, and The Bleacher Report. Below is the excerpt on Smith and you can read the entire article right here. LOUISVILLE, Ky....Continue reading »

The only show in town dedicated to talking solely UofL football, basketball, and recruiting is back tonight at 7:00 on ESPN 680/105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com.  The guys will be discussing what the Cards need to do to beat UK and advance to the Elite 8.  You’re invited to be a part of the show to tell us what your winning gameplan would be.  Hit us up at 267-9680 or tweet the show @LvilleSprtsLive.  VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

  (Photo – cardinalconnect.com) With a new offense and a Coach that has a history for getting the ball to it’s Tight Ends, Gerald Christian looks to have a huge year in 2014. At Louisville, Petrino also developed professionals at tight end. Ronnie Ghent caught 34 passes for 421 yards and four scores in 2003 had a brief NFL career, while Gary Barnidge, who is still in the league with the Cleveland Browns, caught 31 passes for 511 yards and four touchdowns in 2006. However, Christian, a transfer from Florida, has the size and...Continue reading »