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Sick cover from the folks at Athlon Louisville’s ranking #2 Louisville All-American: Russ Smith, first team National player rankings: Russ is 1st in the scorers category; Luke is 7th in shooters; ‘Trez is 8th in the post What Athlon says about the Cards: “The repeat thing is not easy.  Florida and Duke are the only teams that have succeeded since 1973.  But like those Gators and Blue Devils teams, Louisville has many of its most important players back.  Smith is a prime National Player of the Year candidate.  Hancock...Continue reading »

The Cards will play Temple in front of their 974 fans this week, and if by chance that doesn’t fire you up, remember that at least UofL has a game to play.  Now on to the links…. *Eric Crawford and Pitino’s book “The One Day Contract” hits stores on tomorrow Rick Pitino offered to walk away. With a looming scandal that threatened to topple him and drag the University of Louisville through difficult days of negative news cycles in 2009, Pitino told his boss, athletic director Tom Jurich, “If it will make...Continue reading »

Louisville’s off week saw the Cards remain at #7 in the latest AP Poll and Coaches Polls.   Unlike the Coaches Poll, fans can see where the AP voters ranked UofL.  Out of the 60 voters in the AP Poll, five didn’t include Louisville in their Top 10.  Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News continued to rank the Cards second (the highest of any voter) and Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesmen once again ranked UofL the lowest of any voter at 15th.  The strength of schedule won’t get any better as the Cards travel to Philadelphia...Continue reading »

Ohio (3-1) Bye Week Eastern Kentucky (2-2) Lost to Eastern Illinois, 42-7 Kentucky (1-3) Lost to #20 Florida, 24-7 FIU (0-4) Almost lost to Bye Week Temple (0-4) Lost to Idaho, 26-24 Rutgers (3-1) Bye Week UCF (3-1) Lost to #12 South Carolina, 28-25 South Florida (0-4) Lost to #15 Miami, 49-21 UConn (0-4) Lost to Buffalo (not the Bills; the Bulls) 41-12 Houston (4-0) Beat Texas-San Antonio, 59-28 Memphis (1-2) Bye Week Cincinnati (3-1) Bye Week Combined opponents’ record this week (1-6) Combined opponents’ record overall (20-28) —– UofL’s...Continue reading »

It’s never fun when the Cards have a bye week, but there are several games today that can have an impact on UofL’s ranking when the day is over.  Here are some games to keep an eye on. *#12 South Carolina at UCF (noon  ABC) – this game is huge in terms of UofL’s schedule perception.  If the Knights can upset the Gamecocks, UCF will roll into PJCS for their Friday night affair at 5-0 and in the top 20. *#6 LSU at #9 Georgia (3:30 CBS) – no matter how this plays out, Louisville will still remain at #7 because...Continue reading »

(Photo – US Presswire)   It’s hard to believe, but the University of Louisville men’s basketball team will start fall practices tomorrow and begin preparation to defend their title. It seems just like yesterday that Luke Hancock was burying three-pointer after three-pointer as the Cards mounted a comeback against Michigan and ultimately snatched their third National Championship. This year’s team, once again, has incredibly high expectations and will start the season somewhere inside the top-3 when the official...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today)   Louisville sophomore power forward Montrezl Harrell has had quite the past 12 months. At this time last year he had finished playing for USA’s U-18 international team and had just enrolled at UofL after getting released from his letter-of-intent to Virginia Tech. Since then he’s won a National Championship, played on another USA summer squad and is now looking at what should be a break-out second season as a Cardinal. Although he wasn’t even a starter last year, NBA executives and GM’s...Continue reading »

(Photo -US Presswire)   After seeing Louisville combo guard Russ Smith get shafted by both The Sporting News and USA Today in recent weeks, it’s nice to see the fine folks at CBS Sports have come to their senses. Last night they released their annual preseason All-American teams and Smith was tabbed a first-teamer along with Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Kentucky’s Julius Randle and Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins. Smith, who averaged 18.3 point and 3 assists per game en route to leading...Continue reading »

  Two days ago, Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde released this piece breaking down the top ten teams and where they get their talent to succeed at the highest level. The criteria taken into account focused on each team’s depth charts on the schools’ websites. Only starters were listed; backups were not included. Additionally, Forde also looked at every team’s recruiting rankings. Basically, he looked at each team’s depth chart from last week, assessed where all their starters were ranked in the 0-to-5-star...Continue reading »

The Cards and Canes squared off in what was one of the biggest home games in the history of PJCS. *Video courtesy of upfromtheashes Note: no audio VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...