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(Photo – Petrino and his Cards got in  140-play scrimmage on Saturday morning in the Trager Indoor Practice Facility. The Cards only have seven practices left until the much anticipated Spring Game. What did Coach Petrino see today from his team? After eight spring practices, Petrino sees progress in his football team, but knows he still has a lot to teach this football team in the next six practices before the Red-White game on April 11. “We still have a lot to clean up,” Petrino said. “We are still making...Continue reading »

(Photo – AP) In what was arguably the biggest must-win situation of Rick Pitino’s coaching career at Louisville, his team failed to deliver a win over rival Kentucky, as they let the game slip away in the final minutes. Just as they did vs. Memphis twice, Cincinnati once, and nearly Cincinnati another time had it not been for a last second shot from Russ Smith. This time, it cost the Cards their season and a chance at repeating as national champions. It cost Pitino his first Sweet 16 loss. It was as devastating of a loss for Louisville...Continue reading »

The devastating loss to UK will sting for awhile, but that said, it’s time to thank the members of the senior class for their hard work and dedication to the UofL basketball program.  Here’s a snapshot of the accomplishments they have helped achieve: *121 wins, most in a 4-year span in school history *Seasons of 30, 35, and 31 wins, most in a 3-year period *2013 NCAA Champions *2012, 2013 Final Fours *2012, 2013 Big East Tournament Champions *2013 Big East Co-Champion *2014 American Athletic Tournament Champion *2014 American...Continue reading »

Photo – Sam Riche/Getty Images *In what was arguably the most gut-wrenching loss in UofL basketball history, the Cards blew a 13-point first half lead and 7-point lead down the stretch to lose to UK for the sixth time in the last seven games.  Louisville controlled the game for just under 39 minutes, but like in other close games this season, couldn’t seal the deal. *Coach Pitino had a brilliant game plan that was undone by poor free throw shooting (13-23 for 57%) and suspect decision making during the last four minutes.  The...Continue reading »

(Photo University of Louisville senior swimmer Joao De Lucca defended his national NCAA title when he won the 200 freestyle in 1:31.96 at the second day of finals at 2014 NCAA Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas. University of Louisville senior swimmer Joao De Lucca defended his national NCAA title when he won the 200 freestyle in 1:31.96 at the second day of finals at 2014 NCAA Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the...Continue reading »

(Photo- Sophomore quarterback Will Gardner discusses spring practice with senior communications graduate Michaelee Harris. See what the two had to say. To watch the video, click – HERE VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.2/10 (6 votes cast)...

(Photo – Getty Images) I already wrote in the Behind Enemy Lines piece that I think, without any hesitation, Rick Pitino has more pressure than John Calipari to win tonight’s game. Again, he’s the higher seed, his team has been inside the top-10 for 90% of the year, they won the regular season and conference tournament championships and, most of all, he’s just 1-5 against Calipari over the last 5 years. A loss this time would not only end the season prematurely, but it would tilt the scales to a rather-ridiculous level...Continue reading »

     Vs       Opponent: Kentucky Wildcats Game Location: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana (Sweet 16) Tip Off: 9:50 pm Record: 26-10 Head Coach: John Calipari (5th Season) Conference: SEC TV: CBS with Jim Nantz and Greg Anthony on the call Radio: 790-WKRD with Paul Rogers and Bob Valvano on the call Last Meeting: Kentucky 73, Louisville 66 (December 26th, 2013) All-Time Series: Kentucky leads 31-15 Spread: Louisville – 4.5 Officials: Tony Greene, Mark Whitehead, Doug Sirmons Starting Line-ups Louisville Russ Smith –...Continue reading »

Photo – Adam Creech The day has finally come.  The defending national champions will take on Lexghanistan’s Finest at Lucas Oil Stadium tonight.  Here are some game day stories to get you caught up with the madness that is UofL-UK. *UofL and UK players say rivalry takes back seat The NCAA and city of Indianapolis certainly have been beneficiaries of the rivalry’s popularity, with ticket sales for the game approaching 40,000 in Lucas Oil Stadium. But inside the two programs, their locker rooms and their practices, this isn’t...Continue reading »

On this very entertaining episode, the guys provide the potential winning game plan for the Cards against the Cats.  You’ll hear a healthy dose of both analysis and smack talk from CardNation. -The keys to victory -The pressure on Pitino vs. Calipari -Match-zone, man-to-man defense, or both? -Score predictions and why UofL can win *You can listen to the podcast HERE.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 7.0/10 (3 votes cast)...

(Photo – Steve Dykes / US Presswire) Louisville coach Rick Pitino and his players met with the media today to preview the huge tilt with Kentucky tomorrow in the Sweet 16. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

(Photo – USA Today) On the eve of the biggest game in the history of ever (par deux), Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated has released his latest batch of always-entertaining Power Rankings and the Cards are ranked second behind only Florida. The majority of his breakdown on Louisville revolves around Russ Smith and his ability to score and wreak havoc in the open court. Obviously, against Kentucky, he’s going to have to do plenty more of that if UofL has any chance to advance into the Elite Eight. Louisville Cardinals...Continue reading »

Photo – AP It appears that yet another Pitino assistant will become a head coach very soon.  According to WECT-6 News, UofL Associate Head Coach Kevin Keatts will be named HC of UNC-Wilmington as early as today.  Cue the ‘Steve Massiello to UofL for a year’ rumors now. Louisville Associate Head Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts is expected to be named the next coach at UNCW as early as Thursday, according to a report by Frank Giardina out of West Virginia. An emergency meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees...Continue reading »