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( 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)...

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(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 »

(Photo – UofL Athletics) The sky is blue, water is wet, the sun came up this morning and Louisville is once again the most valuable team in all of college basketball. According to Forbes Magazine the UofL hoops program is worth $39.5 million and has topped their list of most profitable teams for the third consecutive season. Forbes uses a weighted methodology that measures how much top college basketball teams generate for their athletic departments, universities and fellow conference members. Athletic value is team profit directed toward...Continue reading »

(Photo – Getty Images) If you haven’t heard the name Nate Silver, you probably don’t pay much attention to politics, watch the news or read anything other than the sports section in the newspaper (wait, who the f-ck still reads the newspaper?). But a lot of that is probably going to change with the recent news that Silver has launched a new all-encompassing website based around statistics that will include, yes, politics, but perhaps more importantly, sports. The website, fivethirtyeight.com, is the brainchild of Silver,...Continue reading »

Photo – @UofLFootball Teddy Bridgewater dominated the headlines during UofL’s Pro Day, but other guys made a name for themselves as well.  Here’s a recap of the day’s events from the Trager Indoor facility. *A number of Cardinals made a name for themselves during UofL’s Pro Day The bright lights were on the University of Louisville football players and junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater during UofL’s Pro Day on Monday in the Trager Indoor Practice Facility. There were members from 30 National Football...Continue reading »

Photo – AP When Louisville got screwed was seeded 4th in the Midwest Regional yesterday, CardNation and national pundits alike were puzzled as to why and how it happened in the first place.  Yes, the Cards have won 12 of their last 13 and have embarrassed their foes along the way.  Nevermind the questionable seedings of Virginia as a 1, Kansas as a 2, or Creighton as a 3.  In the end, UofL’s weak out-of-conference schedule and not beating North Carolina and/or UK really turned out to bite them.  The selection committee gave...Continue reading »

The postseason polls are out and the Louisville Cardinals rose two spots to #3 in the USA Today Coaches poll. In the AP poll, however, the Cards stayed at #5. AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Florida (50) 32-2 1,610 2 Wichita State (15) 34-0 1,571 3 Virginia 28-6 1,430 4 Arizona 30-4 1,422 5 Louisville 29-5 1,412 6 Villanova 28-4 1,231 7 Michigan 25-8 1,162 8 Duke 26-8 1,121 9 Iowa State 26-7 1,055 10 Kansas 24-9 1,045 11 Michigan State 26-8 950 12 Wisconsin 26-7 892 13 San Diego State 29-4 890 14 Syracuse 27-5 757 15 Cincinnati 27-6 720 16 Creighton 26-7 658 17 New...Continue reading »

After opting not to participate in several drills in last month’s NFL combine, including throwing and running the 40-yard dash, former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater completed a full workout during Louisville’s pro day Monday morning, and several scouts and analysts came away unimpressed. Performing in front of 29 NFL scouts and several NFL coaches, Bridgewater did his best to separate himself from fellow QB prospects Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel but from all accounts, came up a bit short. He completed one 40-yard dash unofficially...Continue reading »

(Photo – Timothy Easley / AP) The TV schedule for the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament have been released and Louisville will play Manhattan at approximately 9:50 p.m. Thursday night on TNT. The game is the night cap for the Orlando session and will technically tip off 20 minutes after the conclusion of the St. Louis – NC State / Xavier game (which is slated to start at 7:20 p.m.). Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner will be on the call. Here’s the complete list of dates, times and TV schedule for the entire first few rounds. First...Continue reading »