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(Photo – AP) It’s a stat that has been thrown around a lot this year, UofL’s porous record against ranked teams.  It currently stands at (1-5); easily one of the worst records Louisville has had against teams in the Top 25.  Another talking point brought up seemingly every day is the play of Wayne Blackshear in those specific games versus ranked teams.  Saturday’s disappointing loss to Memphis was more evidence that Wayne simply won’t be a factor when the Cards play elite competition.  In the games against...Continue reading »

(Photo – Jim Brown / USA Today) Well, we predicted that the Cards would lose this one in our preview, but I can’t remember the last time it felt so wrong to be right. Louisville found a way, yet again, to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and they continue to find new and intriguing ways to lose big games. With UConn’s win over Cincinnati yesterday, it means that the Cards have just two wins over teams currently ranked inside the Top-25. They’re modus operandi of not being able to figure out long, athletic teams...Continue reading »

(Photo – Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY) *This one stings, no other way to say it.  It wasn’t the 5 OT choke job in South Bend last year, but it was close. *After being up by 8 points with 4:46 left, UofL collectively decided to ignore Montrezl and got outscored 15-1 to end the game.  Russ and Chris forced – and missed – several shots down the stretch and didn’t get the ball inside.  This game was eerily similar to the loss in January in both score (73-67 & 72-66) and how it played out (UofL up in the closing...Continue reading »

Photo – @GoCards Through an open records request, the C-J acquired Coach Petrino’s incentive-laden contract.  His base salary stands at $3 million ($1.5 million each for coaching and media obligations.  He is line for bonuses for on and off the field success like winning conference championships, Top 25 finishes and a high team GPA and APR scores. New University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino agreed in January to a six-year contract with a $3 million annual base salary, but bonuses could raise the total to more than...Continue reading »

The guys spoke to stat guru Ken Pomeroy to get his thoughts on the impending madness of March and how UofL stacks up nationally.  With Ken: (his interview begins at 70:40) -Where UofL is ranked -The four teams poised for postseason success -Different scenarios and the possible seed that goes along with it -The overall strength of the AAC; conference power rankings -Who could give the Cards problems in March Other topics include: -Terry Rozier’s efficient play -How the UC win was a season-changer -Will the starting lineup and rotation...Continue reading »

     Vs       Opponent: Memphis Tigers Game Location: Fed Ex Forum – Memphis, TN. Tip Off: 2:00 pm Record: 21-7 (10-5) Head Coach: Josh Pastner (5th Season) Conference: AAC TV: CBS (announcer info has not been released yet) Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Bob Valvano on the call Last Meeting:  Memphis 73, Louisville 67 – Louisville, KY. Jan 9th, 2014 Series Record: Louisville leads 53-35; 16-22 in Memphis all-time Spread: Louisville –3 Officials: Doug Sirmons, Don Daily and Roger Ayers Starting Line-ups Louisville Russ...Continue reading »

(Photo – 247Sports) A couple of weeks ago, Coach Petrino and staff secured the signature of 3-star DT Tae Thibodeaux.  Yesterday, the Cards landed JUCO stud defensive linemen 4-star Pio Vatuvei (6’2 – 265 lb.).  Vatuvei was originally committed to USC before he flipped to Washington on signing day.  He played as a true freshman for the Huskies – making 7 tackles –  before he was dismissed for violating team rules.  He figures to make a major impact for the Cards this year. Also, Insidetheville.com reported...Continue reading »

Photo – AP *The Beard Streak continues as the Cards have won 7 straight and move to 24-4 and 13-2 in league play. *Russ once again led the team, posting impressive numbers of 24 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists.  Also, he went 7-8 from the free throw line. *Trez continues his solid play, scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds.  He bullied Temple’s frontcourt all night long, destryoing the rim with numerous thunderous dunks. *Terry Rozier is blossoming before our eyes and his confidence is growing.  Playing 21 minutes off...Continue reading »

(Photo – TC Palm Post) In the wake of the rather disturbing news that Louisville football signee Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad was arrested and charged with felony lewd and lascivious behavior, speculation has certainly been rampant. All we do know at this point is that Rhaheed- Muhammad, a 3/4-star safety prospect from Fort Pierce, Fl., and the crown jewel of UofL’s 2014 class, had consensual sexual contact with an under-aged girl (rumored to be around the age of 14 at the time of the incident), which is illegal in the state of Florida....Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today) The NFL has seen its fair share of great quarterbacks over the years and it looks like 2014 is going to usher in a few more big-time names. It’s a quarterback-driven league and most teams are on the look-out for the next up-and-coming signal-caller. The NFL draft is on the horizon and there are a few teams that hold top-10 picks that plan to select a quarterback. As we all know, Teddy Bridgewater has been criticized by NFL scouts/experts for his lack of size and weight (among other things) and many media pundits...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today) Fresh off miraculous run in which he was named the KenPom player of the year and was a First Team All-American, Russ Smith has struggled to gain that same respect a year later. He’s often been overlooked in various Player of the Year conversations and I’ve never seen his name appear on a first or second team All-American list. All of this despite the fact that he’s actually been a better all-around player this season. For instance, he’s shooting a higher percentage from the field ( 45.7%, as...Continue reading »

  Vs     Opponent: Temple Owls Game Location: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 9:07 p.m. Record: 7-19 (2-12) Head Coach: Fran Dunphy (8th Season) Conference: AAC TV: ESPN2 with Dave O’Brien and Jimmy Dykes on the call Radio: 790 WKRD with Paul Rogers and Bob Valvano on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 82, Temple 58: Feb. 14th, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA. Series Record: Louisville trails 4-2;  0-2 all-time in Louisville Spread: Louisville – 21.5 Officials: Ted Valentine, Bryan Kersey and Roger Ayers Starting Line-ups Louisville Luke...Continue reading »

What better way to welcome UofL into the ACC than to rock some Dockers “Game Day” khakis to PJCS or the Yum! Center?  Dockers recently announced that Louisville was one of 10 schools selected to add to their “Game Day”apparel line.  You can check them out HERE. The new universities being offered include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Oklahoma, Syracuse, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Dockers now has 14 of the Top 25 universities for licensing sales, as ranked by Collegiate Licensing Company, who...Continue reading »