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Photo – blouinnews.com It’s time for the madness to begin as your defending national champions will tip off late tonight around 9:50.  Here are some UofL-related NCAA Tournament links to get you set for the day. *The Bleacher Report analyzes the top 16 teams to see who fits their national championship criteria.  Hint: you’ll love who does…. If your favorite team checked off more than seven of the categories, you should be feeling good. Chances are the champ will come from Michigan State, Michigan, Villanova, Kansas,...Continue reading »

Photo – AP In a non-basketball (gasp!) story, Teddy said that he will now wear a glove during his future private workouts.  It’s a good move for the former UofL star as his Pro Day workout drew mixed reviews.  Some speculated that his performance was due to him not waering his trademark gloves.  Perhaps nerves got the best of him as 5 head coaches and 30 representatives from NFL teams came in town to check him out.  Going forward, Bridgewater is sure to flourish when he meets privately with teams over the next few weeks. In...Continue reading »

(Photo – Slate.com) I’m sure most Card fans, much like myself were spitting nails after we had all hunkered down waiting for our beloved team to have their name called….only to see a number 4 right next to their name. After all, Selection Sunday is like Christmas Eve around here. So it was like unwrapping your gift and seeing tube socks in your hands. Sure they’re useful, but where is the IPad I asked for? But I digress…. Some examples to ponder – while six of the past seven national champions have been...Continue reading »

  On the eve of the Cardinals first game of its title defense one of the biggest questions still linger.   What the HECK is a Jasper?  While researching the web I found many explanations.  One dictionary defined a jasper as: an opaque reddish-brown variety of chalcedony (whatever that is??)  or a kind of hard fine porcelain.  This didn’t seem to be an intimidating creature to lurk the sidelines of a college playing field or court. Next I surfed my way over to the Manhattan College athletics site gojaspers.com.  Apparently...Continue reading »

(Photo – miamiherald.com) ESPN.com ACC Blog’s Heather Dinich talks about why Louisville and DeVante Parker will be a contender in its first season in the Atlantic Division in spite of many questions.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

(Jaylen Johnson brings it up the floor: Photo – Ann Arbor News) The rosters for the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic were released today and three future Cards will make an appearance. Among the representatives for Louisville will be 6’9 power forward Jaylen Johnson (Ypsilanti, Michigan), 6’1 combo guard Quentin Snider (Louisville, Kentucky) and 6’10 center Chinanu Onuaku (Upper Marlboro, Maryland). The remaining members of Rick Pitino’s incoming class (Shaqquan Aaron, Anas Osama Mahmoud and Matz...Continue reading »

( Photo – GoCards.com) The “Yard Birds” go on the road for a late afternoon game against Indiana on Wednesday at 4 p.m., ET at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. The Cards are on a 7 game winning streak and enter Wednesday’s game with a 15-4 record looking to notch a win against the Big Ten defending champs. SERIES HISTORY Louisville trails 23-21 all-time against Indiana in a series that dates back to 1937. After winning 11 of 12 with the Hoosiers from 2008-12, the Cardinals have lost four of the last five against IU since...Continue reading »

(Photo – Max Preps) Future University of Louisville Cardinal Quentin Snider was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball for the 2013-14 season. The 4-star, Top 50 prospect was presented the award Tuesday night in the Bluegrass Ballroom at the Lexington Center. Snider said he nervously awaited the announcement, along with the other Mr. Basketball finalists — Ballard teammate Kelan Martin, Lafayette’s Jackson Davis, Scott County’s Trent Gilbert, Johnson Central’s Shane Hall, Dixie Heights’ Brandon Hatton and Perry...Continue reading »

( Photo – GoCards.com)  University of Louisville Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino addresses the media after his teams first Spring Practice of 2014.  Coach Petrino discussed his observations from the first practice about his new team and where he sees the need for improvements and what caught his eye from early impressions.  “We came out with allot of energy and the Defense flew around. We should have a good defense. The Offense has allot to learn, particularly in the passing game and the precision in the passing game we want....Continue reading »

( Photo – GoCards.com) The University of Louisville officially starting its first Spring Practice under Coach Bobby Petrino today at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The newest version of Petrino’s Cardinals got things off to a fast paced start today. The Cardinals, who return 11 starters, are trying to get acclimated to a new staff, learning new schemes and a different pace to practice. While practices were fast-paced a year ago, the Cardinals are adjusting to an even faster pace under Petrino, who believes that you condition...Continue reading »

( Photo – umasshoops.com)  Cbssports.com ranks the coaches in the current NCAA Tournament, 1-68 according to their respective playing careers. Where does UofL’s Rick Pitino, once a teammate of “Dr. J” Julius Erving at Umass rank? 23. Rick Pitino, Louisville — Pitino played three years as a point guard at UMass (1972-74), dishing out 329 assists during his career there. Story Link – HERE   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

(Photo – Max Preps) Solid work here from the folks over at Iowa Elites.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.5/10 (2 votes cast)...

(Photo – Associated Press) It appears that Louisville fans aren’t the only ones howling about the ridiculous nature of the Cards being seeded on the 4-line in this year’s NCAA Tournament. In a partcularly scathing article posted today in the Las Vegas Sun, several odds-makers expressed their displeasure with the entire committee and questioned their integrity as a whole. Louisville, after all, is ranked inside the top-4 of both the KenPom and BPI ratings (easily the two most dependable systems used to truly measure a team’s...Continue reading »