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  The Louisville offense took another step in the right direction in Friday night’s 28-6 win at Syracuse as QB Reggie Bonnafon looked a little more seasoned, the line opened up more holes and gave Bonnafon more time to pass, and RB Brandon Radcliff is turning into a star. It was not a perfect transformation, but the unit took baby steps for the second week in a row, and they finished strong. Unfortunately, though, too many times last night the offense would start to get into a rhythm only to have it thwarted by penalties, turnovers,...Continue reading »

*UofL got its first ever ACC road win and improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the conference. *Petrino improved to 46-10 as head coach at UofL, including 4-0 against Syracuse. *The defense hasn’t given up an offensive touchdown since the 3rd quarter of the Virginia game.  That’s 13 consecutive quarters. *RB Brandon Radcliff followed up his 100-yard, 2 TD performance against Wake with another 100-yard, 2 TD outing against the Orange (23 carries for 11o yards).  He’s likely now the team’s featured back. *Petrino used...Continue reading »

CBS’ Jim Nantz said what all of CardNation has said since he had his bad Pro Day; it’s stupid to drop Teddy’s draft stock because of one average outing.  Look at his entire body of work – we’ve collectively said a million times.  He and Phil Simms went back and forth during last night’s Green Bay-Minnesota game on that very topic. Atta boy, Jim. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 7.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

  The Cards are back on the road Friday night as they take on one-time Big East rival Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. Louisville has looked sluggish in both road games this season vs. Virginia and FIU, and they took a thumping in the dome back in 2012. With Reggie Bonnafon primed to get the start, his first road start, this game is far from a given Cards’ victory. Louisville will need to capitalize off their strong run game performance vs. Wake to open up the pass game against Syracuse and limit penalties and turnovers to walk off...Continue reading »

You know it, I know it, all Louisvillians know it – UofL fans dominate (as they should) Jefferson County.  Many Cayut fans want you to believe that the Derby City is 50-50, but that simply isn’t true.  The Courier-Journal released their findings on local fan preferences years ago and UofL had the overwhelming majority in that poll.  Today, the New York Times published their nationwide interactive poll and it showed that Jefferson County was 60.1% UofL fans to just 21.5% UK.  Ohio State got 2.5% and you could infer that the...Continue reading »

Only Russdiculous could end up playing his first NBA preseason game in the same arena he played college ball.  You’ve got to figure that nerves will play a major part in his first professional contest, but the fact that he’ll be in the Yum should be a calming factor.  Coming out of the same locker room he did at UofL can hopefully springboard his pro career into a smashing success.  Tomorrow, the city of Louisville will hold the record for largest attended preseason game in NBA history with over 19,000 tickets sold.  New Orleans...Continue reading »

  Do you like Slide shows? Unless you’re a 6 year-old kid or The Sporting News, the answer should be a resounding no. However, that never seems to stop the latter from pumping out 75% of their content in the form of a good old fashioned picture show continuum. Anyway, the Sporting News has held tight on their preseason ranking for the Cards (7th) but they have updated their preview with a few new notes since this last appeared back in the spring. Here’s what Mike DeCourcy had to say about Rick Pitino’s 2014-2015 team...Continue reading »

As kickoff approaches, Syracuse’s injuries are mounting.  To date, they are without seven players, including WR Brisly Estime.  He joins other receivers Ashton Broyld, DeVante MacFarlane, and TE Kendall Moore.  On the defensive side of the ball, the Orange will be without CB Wayne Morgan.  Broyld is Syracuse’s second leading wideout with 11 catches, while Estime is third with 10. While Estime is officially listed as questionable, during head coach Scott Shafer‘s weekly radio show on ESPN Radio 97.7 FM in Syracuse, he...Continue reading »

The LSL guys are back talking all things UofL football, basketball, and recruiting.  On this show, we discuss: -How to fix the offense’s problems -How the defense will be tested on Friday -A look at the remaining the schedule -Debunking the myth that UK should be favored against UofL in November -A new name on the basketball recruiting trail *Listen to the podcast HERE *iPod/iPad users or if you have trouble accessing it, please listen below: VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

  It’s that glorious time of the year again……when college basketball and college football collide and Louisville fans are left with an abundance of quality sports entertainment. Nothing beats the October – January period and both Rick Pitino and Bobby Petrino have teams that should make plenty of noise in their respective sports. Anyway, as the basketball team nears its first intrasquad scrimmage (to be held on October 19th), the sports information department has just dropped the new Media Guide for the 2014-2015...Continue reading »

  For the second week in a row, Louisville will start a true freshman at QB against an ACC opponent. UofL head coach Bobby Petrino just announced via the ACC’s weekly teleconference that Reggie Bonnafon will indeed be the starter this Friday night when the Cards hit the road to take on Syracuse in the Carrier Dome at 7:00 on ESPN. Petrino also said that redshirt sophomore Will Gardner could be available in some situations and he did not rule out the option to play both QB’s. Bonnafon looked inconsistent in his start against...Continue reading »

The NFL Network reviewed the game film from Teddy’s impressive 317-yard and 0 turnover performance against Atlanta.  Interestingly, in the Super Bowl era there have been only five QBs that have thrown for over 300 yards with zero turnovers.  Another quarterback in the that group is former Cardinal Browning Nagle, who went for 366 yards and 2 TDs for the Jets back in 1992. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

LSL is back on regular rotation on ESPN 680/105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com starting tonight at 6:00.  The guys will be discussing who should start at QB, the impressive defense, the disappointing offense, and the outlook for the rest of the season.  We’ll talk about Teddy’s stellar outing against Atlanta and analyze the ACC while previewing Friday’s clash with Syracuse.  As always, we’d love for you to be a part of our show.  Hit us up at 267-9680 and tweet the show @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »