Just to stoke the flames of the rivalry, this past spring, Neal Brown remarked that UK was the only show in town. That kind of snide remark is something that usually comes out of Calipari’s mouth. Fresh off a 2-10 season, UK’s offensive coordinator popped off and said,“The other team doesn’t want to hear that, but it’s it. I mean, we’re the show in town, in the state.” Now, that’s not a smart thing to say, especially when your rival has beaten you three straight times. Plus, it’s not like Coach Petrino...Continue reading »
The national leader in interceptions – Louisville’s own Gerod Holliman – was named as a finalist for the Jim Thorpe award, given to the nation’s best defensive back. Collins and Ekpre-Olomu have combined for 5 picks, while Holliman has 13. The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced that University of Louisville junior safety Gerod Holliman was announced as one of three finalists for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football. Holliman joins Landon Collins of Alabama and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu...Continue reading »
Bolstered by the win over Notre Dame on Saturday, the Cards rose to #22 in this week’s CFB Playoff Poll. The ACC once again had four teams ranked; FSU at #3, Georgia Tech at #16, and Clemson at #21. These rankings are crucial because they will determine who from the ACC goes to the Orange Bowl assuming Florida State wins out and goes to the playoff. The Seminoles play Florida, Tech plays in-state rival UGA, and Clemson plays South Carolina this weekend. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Tonight’s show figures to be a busy one as we will rehash the huge win over Notre Dame and look ahead to the Governor’s Cup match-up on Saturday. Join us tonight at 6:00 on ESPN 680/105.7 as insidetheville.com’s Mike Hughes will join us to preview the game and give us an update on football recruiting. Hit us up at 267-9680 and tweet the show @LvilleSprtsLive to offer up your prediction – and of course to make fun of UK and their fans. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Based on the selection order with the ACC, the highest rated team in the CFB Playoff rankings will get the nod. Assuming Florida State wins out, they’ll be in the first-ever playoff. The ACC has a contracted spot in the Orange Bowl. That means, if the conference champion is in the playoff, the next highest-ranked team is guaranteed a spot in the Orange Bowl. That will leave a group of Georgia Tech, Duke, Clemson, and Louisville. The Yellow Jackets have the chance to be that team as things stand today as they moved to 9-2 after beating...Continue reading »
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 »