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5-star SG Antonio Blakeney, the newest commitment in Louisville’s 2015 elite class had – like the other three commits – a stellar summer.   Here’s his new summer highlight mixtape from Courtside Films. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.8/10 (5 votes cast)...

  Coach Pitino laid the groundwork for landing Antonio Blakeney well over a year ago.  Tonight, that hard work paid off in the form of a commitment from the elite 5-star shooting guard.  The 6’4 scorer from Oak Ridge, FL cast his lot with the Cards after a two day visit over Labor Day weekend.  While LSU was viewed as the major competition, Blakeney had offers from Kentucky, Florida, Kansas, and UNC among others.  He is an elite scorer who can fill it up from outside and take it to the basket with authority.  Blakeney is a...Continue reading »

After playing up to his potential for the Lakers in 2012-13 averaging 7 points and 5 rebounds per game, Earl Clark parlayed that into a 2 year-$9 million contract with Cleveland the following season.  But after a couple of months, the former Cardinal regressed and didn’t take advantage of his starting role with the Cavs and was released.  He got picked up by the Knicks on two 10-day contracts, but that didn’t materialize into much because he wasn’t picked up for the remainder of the season.  With that being said, it appears...Continue reading »

  Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Martin Scorsese could not have scripted a better recruiting scenario for Louisville’s  31-13 defeat of Miami this past Monday night. It was a nationally televised contest, the only game on television, and it featured an enthusiastic and rowdy crowd cheering on the home team from beginning to end. On display were Louisville’s sleek new all-black uniforms, which may rank #1 as far as new team uniforms are concerned, and when considering that both schools are recruiting many of the same...Continue reading »

  The good news for Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program continues to roll in. After watching the Cards smack Miami on National Television Monday night, apparently 3-star Mississippi athlete Trey Smith had seen enough. Via Twitter, Smith announced this morning that he will play his college football at Louisville. Smith, the son of former NFL Pro Bowler Jimmy Smith, ultimately turned down offers from Mississippi State and Memphis in favor of UofL. Although he’s slated to make the move to QB this season for his Madison...Continue reading »

  Great work as usual from Mike Lindsay (Crums Revenge) over at The Crunch Zone. Wasting no time, this fantastic highlight reel covers all the bases of Monday’s blackout and beatdown of Miami to open the season. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.2/10 (5 votes cast)...

It may have been the last game of college football’s opening weekend, but for Louisville fans, it was well worth the wait.  UofL’s first game in the Petrino 2.0 era was far from perfect, but the cards got the all-important victory.  It’s probably the best case scenario for the coaching staff; get a big win in front of a record crowd, while having a lot of things to work on in week 2.  That said, here’s a snapshot of the reaction from the Miami and national perspective. *UM relives a nightmare of last season; losing...Continue reading »

  *A record crowd of 55, 428 saw UofL pull away from Miami in the second half for their first ever ACC win. *Todd Grantham took a lot of heat from UGA fans after least season, but his defense was well prepared and tackled soundly all night.  The Cards limited the Canes to just 244 total yards and held All-ACC running back Duke Johnson to 90 yards on 20 carries.  Grantham’s defense held Miami to only one third down conversion (1-13).  It’s also important to note that two of Gardner’s fumbles gave Miami 6 of their...Continue reading »

      Vs         Opponent: Miami Hurricanes Conference: ACC Head Coach: Al Golden (4th Season) All-Time Series: Miami leads 9-2-1 Last meeting: December 28th, 2013 – Louisville 36, Miami 9 2013 Record: 9-4 (5-3) Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. Game Location: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium – Louisville, KY. TV: ESPN with Reece Davis, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers and Craig Swabek on the call Spread: Louisville -3.5 The incredibly excruciating wait is finally over and the 2014 season for...Continue reading »

It seemed like forever that UofL was stuck with just one verbal commitment – 3-star DB TJ Jallow.  Some fans were getting restless because there was next to no buzz about recruiting.  Would Petrino’s image hurt UofL’s chances of landing a great recruiting class?  Over the last few weeks, those fears have been calmed.  The staff collectively has pulled their weight to reel in recruits.  Most notably Grantham, Buckley and Thomas have been putting in work in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi reeling in the best...Continue reading »

In a commitment that came out of nowhere, Coach Petrino may have landed the best prospect in his 2015 class to date as 4-star Lamar Jackson verballed to UofL.  The 6’3 185 lb. signal caller from Boynton Beach, FL had offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, South Carolina, among others. “Jackson is one of he nation’s elite dual-threats,” 247Sports analyst Ryan Bartow said. “He throws a better ball than most realize and explosive on the zone read. He has elite quickness and live arm.” Jackson,...Continue reading »

    UofL makes its ACC debut in just two days.  PJCS will be rockin’ and the fans will be the rowdiest they’ve ever been.  Here’s a look at how Louisville stacks up against its new league members in football with the overall record and last meeting between the schools.  Is it game time yet? Boston College 3-3 Louisville won 52-28 in 1998. Clemson – never met. Duke 1-0 Louisville won 40-3 in 2002. Florida State 2-12 Louisville won 26-20 in OT in 2002 Georgia Tech – never met. Miami 2-9 Louisville 36-9...Continue reading »

Coach Petrino’s calling card has always been offense, with an emphasis on the quarterback.  As Will Gardner steps into his new starting role, he has the benefit of being coached and prepared by a coach who has been called an offensive genius.  If you look at how his QBs have performed in their first game of their career (and season overall) you’ll see why so many Cardinal fans are excited to see and are confident in the 6’5 – 225 lb kid from Douglas, Ga.  While Miami is the toughest opening opponent a Petrino coached...Continue reading »