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Photo – AP Kevin Ware is a man who has been in the news – a lot.  From his horrific injury to recovery; his exhibition debut to his first official game back, Ware is a household name in every sports fans’ family.  But unlike the feel-good national headlines he had been getting, his traffic mishap is bringing a ton of negative press to UofL.  Getting a speeding ticket isn’t a huge deal.  Chances are you, like I, have gotten one as well.  However, if you don’t use good judgement and drive 40 MPH over the speed...Continue reading »

Photo – AP *Louisville won its 20th straight dating back to February 14th as the Cards beat Hartford, 87-48. *The Cards got out to a quick 20-8 lead and never looked back en route to beating Hartford. *Russ and Chris attacked the basket early and often, combining for 25 points and 6 assists. *Kevin Ware checked into the game early in the first half and played at full speed, scoring 4 points. *Behanan totaled 11 points and 4 boards. *UofL out-rebounded the Hawks, 35-29. *The Cards shot 50% from the field, 39% from 3, and 69% from the...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today)   In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, Louisville junior guard Kevin Ware skipped out on a court date this past Monday (it’s since been rescheduled for next Monday) after being cited for speeding and reckless driving on October 2nd. Ware had borrowed a friend’s car and was clocked going 95 in a 55 mph zone. Yesterday afternoon, during his pregame press conference, head coach Rick Pitino was caught off guard with a closing question about Ware missing his court date and...Continue reading »

     Vs       Opponent: Hartford Hawks Game Location: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 7:07 pm Record: 2-2 Head Coach: John Gallagher (4th Season) Conference: AEC (American East Conference) TV: WHAS-11 & ESPN3 with Drew Deener & Bob Valvano on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Doug Ormay on the call Last Meeting: November 17th, 2007 – Louisville won 104-69 Spread: Louisville – 27 Officials: Joe DeRosa, Ron Groover, Kevin Fehr Starting Line-ups Louisville Russ Smith – G    6’0, 175 lbs Chris...Continue reading »

(Photo – Adidas / Canarias)   I mean…..you talk about out of nowhere. When Rick Pitino finally announced his 2014 recruiting class last Thursday (after the late addition of Ballard star Quentin Snider) he hinted that perhaps the class wasn’t finished and that it was possible to see the team bring in one last piece to the puzzle. Most people around the situation thought that player was going to be 6’11, Wichita (KS) center, Bakary Konate, who visited Louisville two weeks ago. However, in a complete stunner, the...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today)   As Louisville fans bickered amongst themselves whether the offense needed fixing or not after the Houston win, what may have slid under the radar Saturday night was that for the third straight game, Louisville running back Michael Dyer did not carry the football. While he did see time at kick returner, he was not once present in the Cards backfield. His journey from SEC superstar to off-the-field problem child to Louisville’s 3rd string running back has gone from one of the hottest preseason story lines...Continue reading »

(Photo — 247 sports)   Jonah Bolden, a 5-star power forward from Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep High School, has narrowed his list to six schools and Louisville made the list. Bolden, 247 sports’ 24th rated prospect, is from Australia and can play both the 3 and 4 spots. Bolden also played for the Australian Olympic team in the FIBA U-19 basketball tournament and would be a huge late addition to Louisville’s 2014 recruiting class. The 6-9, 210 lb Bolden broke the news on twitter tonight and the Cards are joined by Indiana,...Continue reading »

(Photo – Kevin Cox / Getty Images)   Russ Smith On the chemistry with Chris Jones: “The chemistry that Chris (Jones) and I have is really good. It’s like listening to music. We vibe off each other and play well together. We’re both unselfish and competitive. We’re not competing with one another, we just both like to attack and we can both score the ball. Chris is really good sneaking up on people defensively and we both move our feet well.” On the identity of the team so far: “The identity of...Continue reading »

(Photo – Jeff Reinking / UofL athletics)   Through its first three games, Louisville has dominated their competition and, in doing so, they’ve been incredibly efficient. The Cards have outscored their opponents by a combined 95 points (266-171) and have only committed 18 total turnovers (their 6 per game average leads the nation). Statistical guru Ken Pomeroy has Louisville at #1 in his updated efficiency rankings, ahead of Michigan State, Kansas and Kentucky. Furthermore, according to KenPom.com, the Cards are the only team...Continue reading »

(Photo – UofL Athletics)   In the immortal words of Shakespeare: “To bash Shawn Watson, or not to bash Shawn Watson. That is the question.” Err, something like that. The fact is, whether you like or dislike Louisville’s offensive coordinator, he’s easily become the most polarizing sports figure around these parts since Steve Kragthorpe roamed the sidelines. Watson’s conservative play-calling (I think we can all agree that’s a fair assessment) has splintered the fanbase into two distinct spheres...Continue reading »