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Photo – AP The rumors have been swirling about Kevin Ware’s future at Louisville.  Will he or won’t he be on the team next year?  This season started off with plans for Ware to be in the rotation, but when he was kicked in the leg he broke, he never played another minute.  He has applied for a medical redshirt that is all but certain to be granted, but there is some uncertainty if his career will continue with UofL.  The C-J’s Adam Himmelsbach spoke to Kevin’s mother to get the latest on the 6’5 swingman. Junior...Continue reading »

(Photo- Yahoo Sports) I think I classify as what some big blue fans might call “annoying.”  Hell even my wife would say it.  I’m the guy that always brings it hard in rivalry arguments, defending my team ’til the end.  This has obviously led to a big red bullseye on my head on mornings like today.  Every blue coworker and friend are giving me grief about having to play UK this Friday night.  It’s looking like it could be a long, uncertain week to say the least. So with that said, if I’m going to survive...Continue reading »

(Photo – Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Saturday morning, Louisville fans will wake up with one of two feelings. They will either hop out of bed standing taller than Yao Ming, or they will feel the pains of the most brutal of hangovers whether they consumed a drop of alcohol or not. For the second time in three years, Louisville and Kentucky will face off in the NCAA Tournament, meaning that once again, the game means something more than bragging rights. The Cards, who have been criticized for a poor schedule and lack of quality wins, now...Continue reading »

Mayor Fischer has declared Friday “Cardinal Red Day” throughout metro Louisville.  I’m sure the blue residents of our fine city are as excited as I am to sport my team colors, but since it has been proclaimed by the mayor, I’m pretty sure it makes it law or something.  So please feel free to annoy your Cayut-fan coworkers and friends with the brightest cardinal red you own. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

(Photo – Getty Images) After many scouts and analysts walked away somewhat unimpressed by his pro-day performance one week ago, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater was back in the ESPN limelight today, but for very different reasons. Bridgewater appeared on Jon Gruden’s QB Camp, a segment that features various signal-callers locked away in a video room with the former-coach breaking down video and answering football-related questions. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.5/10 (4 votes cast)...

(Photo – Getty Images) ESPN college basketball analyst Myron Medcalf appears to have a less-than-stellar opinion of the Louisville Cardinals. In what’s become an annual thing on the ESPN website over the last few years, Medcalf has reseeded the field, 1-16, heading into Regional play. And despite the fact that the Cards have the third highest odds to win it all (according to the wiseguys in Vegas) and are still highly thought of by statistical outliers such as KenPom and FiveThirtyEight.com, he has seeded them 15th out of the 16...Continue reading »

(Photo – GoCards.com) ESPN’s ACC Blog takes a look at UofL’s new defensive Coordinator and how UofL’s highly rated defense from 2013 will be adjusting to a relatively new scheme and the progress made so far during Spring Practice. Burgess said Grantham’s new scheme is “pretty complicated” but that the Cardinals can still be one of the top defenses in their first season in the ACC. It’s going to be a whole new challenge against Atlantic Division heavyweights Florida State and Clemson, especially after losing...Continue reading »

The sweet 16 schedule is out and the Cards will play UK Friday night at 9:45 p.m. in Indianapolis. The game will be televised live on CBS with Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, and Tracy Wolfson on the call. Attached below is the full schedule of Friday’s games. FRIDAY 7:15 p.m. (2) Michigan vs. (11) Tennessee, Indianapolis CBS Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson 7:27 p.m. (3) Iowa State vs. (7) Connecticut, New York TBS Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce 9:45 p.m. (4) Louisville vs. (8) Kentucky, Indianapolis CBS Jim...Continue reading »

Photo – si.com Something just doesn’t seem right about him.  He hasn’t been his quirky self nor does it look like he’s having fun on the court.  Never mind the fact that the Cards gutted out two wins to advance to their 3rd consecutive Sweet 16, something seems off with Russ.  Could it be he’s focused on trying to return to another Final Four?  Could it be he started out against Manhattan struggling shooting the ball before injuring his left thumb?  Perhaps his nagging injuries have taken a toll and he’s...Continue reading »

(Photo – Getty Images) It’s funny, a few weeks back there were a couple of bracketology updates that started to surface in which both Louisville and Kentucky were featured in the same Region and could potentially face each other – if the stars aligned – in the Sweet 16. At the time, I remember thinking, “no way……there’s just no way they would pit two rivals like that so early in the Tournament.” Yet, as we all found out this afternoon after watching UK ground out an extremely impressive...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today) Louisville senior guard Russ Smith has been named one of four finalists for the prestigious Naismith Award, which is given to the nation’s best college basketball player at the conclusion of the season. Smith, who appears in the finalist group along with Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Duke’s Jabari Parker and Arizona’s Nick Johnson, averaged 18.3 points, 4.7 assists and shot 41% from the three-point line. Smith was also named an AP 1st Team All-American for the second consecutive year and has...Continue reading »

(Photo – prosportsdaily.com) With big name schools like Clemson, Florida State, and Miami on the ACC conference schedule in the upcoming year, its no wonder UofL fans are chomping at the bit to get to August when Fall practice officially begins (I never thought Spring Practice would get here). With excitement surrounding a new conference, Spring ball, and the new (yet also familiar) coach, it’s fun to take a look at some of those big name teams on the Card’s upcoming schedule – some of whom a lot of us have been waiting...Continue reading »

Photo – USATI Pitino’s dominance in the Sweet 16 is no secret.  He’s 11-0 in the first game on the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, including 5-0 at Louisville.  Here’s look at the teams UofL has defeated in the Sweet 16 under Coach Pitino:  (numbers next to the teams are seeds) 2005 – (4) Louisville 93, (1) Washington 79 2008 – (3) Louisville 79, (2) Tennessee 60 2009 – (1) Louisville 103, (12) Arizona 64 2012 – (4) Louisville 57, (1) Michigan State 44 2013 – (1) Louisville 77,...Continue reading »