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UofL missed out on a commitment from 3-star WR Emmanuel Hall yesterday, but today more than made up for it as Coach Petrino received a commitment from 3-star S Khane Pass and and 3-star all-purpose back Traveon Samuel.  Pass is rated as the nation’s 34th-best safety while Samuel is tabbed as the 11th-best all-purpose back.  Both of these prospects are good enough to see the field in some capacity next year.  Samuel, Louisville’s highest rated commitment, had offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, and Ohio State among...Continue reading »

As Louisville gets set to play in its inaugural season in the ACC, the Cards enter the league that’s in an upward trajectory.  A conference that has been mocked in college football circles for years is home to the defending national champion in Florida State.  The league also boasts the Orange Bowl champ in Clemson.  Most national pundits would agree, that after last season, the ACC was the third best conference, behind only the SEC and Pac-12.  If this positive trend is to continue, then the league collectively has to step up and...Continue reading »

  Louisville fans have been hearing plenty about rising 2015 shooting guard Donovan Mitchell and it doesn’t look like there’s going to be any let-up soon. Rick Pitino and his staff have put the proverbial full-court press on the 6’3, 185 lb, New York native and he’s slated to make an official visit to the UofL campus on August 7th and 8th. But Louisville isn’t the only national power vying for Mitchell’s services. Indiana, Villanova (whom he will visit [unofficially] on August 4th), Georgetown, UConn,...Continue reading »

  The buzz around Louisville sophomore-to-be Terry Rozier has certainly been palpable this summer, as rumors out of camp have suggested that he’s ready to take his game to a completely different level this coming season. And while that’s not really a surprise to UofL fans that saw him blossom into a reliable force as a freshman last year, it appears that the national media are beginning to take notice. First, John Lucas, the former NBA great, was impressed by his play at the LeBron James skill camp earlier this month and then...Continue reading »

The hot name associated with Louisville basketball recruiting right now is  Donovan Mitchell.  The 6’2 combo guard has blown up this summer during the AAU season, catching the eye of several other big time schools.  The latest elite program to offer Mitchell is Kansas, who received an offer from Coach Self after he watched him a couple of weeks ago.  With his recruitment at an all-time high, it’s time for Mitchell to trim his list.  His plan is by this weekend to cut his list to 10, then to 5 by the end of August.  He’ll...Continue reading »

  Shocking, I know. For the second consecutive time, the Kentucky Wildcats have failed to sell their allotment of tickets for the annual Gov’s Cup when held in Louisville. Two years ago the Cats returned 2,060 tickets after their fanbase failed to scoop them up. This time it appears to be about the same, as early reports yesterday indicated that the perennial SEC cellar dweller sent back an estimated 2,000 tickets, which will now be made available to UofL fans.Here’s the email you most likely received or saw floating around...Continue reading »

On this episode of LSL, we get a basketball and football recruiting update from insidetheville.com Publisher Mike Hughes and discuss the NFL transition of Teddy Bridgewater with ESPN.com’s Ben Goessling. With Mike: -The rise of Raymond Spalding and when he’ll become a 5-star -Why Louisville is a favorite to land 4-star SG Donovan Mitchell -Who Louisville’s biggest competition is for 5-star SG Antonio Blakney -Other prospects (two guards and one big man) on Pitino’s radar -Louisville’s chances with the three football...Continue reading »

*Coach Petrino was interviewed by AL.com and he told them how the city of Louisville is used to entice potential recruits to become Cardinals. His tactic is simple: Play up the vibrancy of the school’s home city. “The number one thing we need to do with young men from the state of Alabama is just get them here, and get them on our campus,” Petrino says. “They like it here, they like the fact we have a city and it’s a very diverse place. They feel very comfortable.” If he can get them there. Before Thingstad...Continue reading »

We knew it.  We all did.  After Teddy’s “average” pro day, every UofL fan knew he was still the best QB in the 2014 NFL Draft.  Teddy had to endure the numerous “experts” saying he wasn’t as good as they has first thought.  It is pretty irresponsible to base the vast majority of the negative remarks off of one day that had Teddy – in shorts and a t-shirt with no pass rush – throwing to receivers without pads in a scripted workout.  Most everyone ignored the two-plus years of actual game...Continue reading »

The only show in town dedicated to talking all things UofL football, basketball, and recruiting is back today at 6:00 on ESPN 680/105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com.  The guys will discuss sports pet peeves, Cards basketball and football recruiting, a way too early look at the UofL-UK hoops game, dudes that have the worst game with the ladies, and whatever else is on your mind.  On the program today will be insidetheville.com’s Publisher Mike Hughes to give you your weekly football and basketball recruiting fix.  Also ESPN’s Minnesota...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell, a rising 4-star SG from Brewster Academy had arguably the best summer showing of any prospect in the nation.  Ranked 36th nationally by 247Sports, Mitchell has been getting a ton of attention from schools across the nation.  Next week, the talented combo guard will visit Villanova, Indiana, and Louisville.   He told ZagsBlog.com that he will be cutting his list soon and that he’s looking forward to his upcoming visits. The Louisville visit is still being sorted out but is tentatively set for Aug. 7-8. The Cardinals...Continue reading »

The Detroit Pistons didn’t pick-up the second year option in Peyton Siva’s contract, but it didn’t take that long for another team to scoop him up.  According to the Orlando Sentinel, Siva has come to terms with the Orlando Magic.  However, the team will waive him before the start of the season and assign him to their D-League affiliate. By signing him now, the Magic will be able to retain their rights to him even after they waive him prior to the start of the regular season.  Knowing Siva’s professional attitude...Continue reading »

  After an up-and-down freshman season in which he played limited minutes and, even at one point was suspended indefinitely by Rick Pitino, it appears that Louisville power forward Akoy Agau will have to face yet another temporary obstacle. Agau posted a photo on his instagram account today that stated he was in Philadelphia and about to undergo surgery for a sports hernia. The Press release from UofL claims the recovery will take around six weeks. The most frustrating part of the whole ordeal is that Agau was labeled by Pitino himself...Continue reading »