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  Here’s the thing about college basketball recruiting: it’s simply impossible to get into the mind of a 17 or 18-year-old kid. Hell, I know when I was that age indecision and being spontaneous were synonymous with one another and often times led to mistakes or making the wrong choice in life. I can’t imagine the weight that these 4 and 5-star recruits feel as they prepare to make what could be the biggest decision of their lives up to that point: which college to attend. After all, for better or worse, it will provide...Continue reading »

  You can nitpick about the Louisville offense all you want, and with pretty good reason. After the unit’s subpar, turnover-riddled performance on Saturday against Virginia, obviously there’s plenty of room for improvement. But one part of this team that has excelled and looked pretty damn effective through its first three games, is the defense. In particular, two of their safeties: James Sample and Gerod Holliman. As a whole, the Louisville defense (which ranks 12th in the nation in total defense) is allowing just 19.0 points...Continue reading »

It seems like the news of Devante Parker’s broken fifth metatarsal came out a few months ago, but in actuality it’s only been three weeks.  However, the good news is that he’s progressing nicely and is eager to get back on the field.  After viewing the Cards’ often inept offense, Coach Petrino and Co. can use him sooner rather than later.  The C-J’s Jeff Greer asked the UofL head coach about him, and he provided an update.  Parker’s now some three weeks into a rehabilitation process that could last...Continue reading »

After just 11 days, 5-star SG Antonio Blakeney has withdrawn his verbal commitment to UofL.  He told’s Evan Daniels back when he committed that he had known that he had wanted to attend Louisville for about two months prior to his commitment. So how and why did this all come about?  Shoe Companies – or in a word, Nike.  All of the finalists on Blakeney’s final list – UK, Florida, Oregon, LSU – were schools with the swoosh.  Speculation is already at a fever pitch that he will soon visit Kentucky. ...Continue reading »

  It was the last thing anyone could have expected from a Bobby Petrino-coached football team, but after his Louisville team was taken down at Virginia 23-21, there is no question the Cards offense has some serious work to do. It was a sobering and embarrassing performance for the team as a whole Saturday afternoon, but QB Will Gardner’s sub-par play along with the failure of the offensive line to provide sufficient protection were the lowlights of Louisville’s first loss of the season. While many of the hiccups can be corrected...Continue reading »

  Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino met with the media this afternoon for his regularly scheduled weekly press conference and discussed a multitude of subjects including: the key events that led to the team’s loss against Virginia, health updates, the current state of the offense and what to expect on the road from FIU this Saturday. There doesn’t appear to be any more fallout from the near-brawl / scrum that occurred just before halftime during Saturday’s game against Virginia. Petrino said that he has not heard...Continue reading »

  After what can only be described as an extremely surprising and devastating loss on the road to Virginia, Louisville’s overall stock has predictably fallen dramatically over the last few days. The Cards were widely considered one of the very best teams in the ACC and were expected to compete for the conference title (or at worse, finish somewhere in the top 3-4). But after seeing their undisciplined, inconsistent performance on Saturday, a lot of fans and media have begun to hit the panic button. And with good reason. The UVA...Continue reading »

  The University of Louisville football team took their first ACC road test of the season Saturday afternoon and looked as prepared as a college student who waited until the morning of a mid term to start studying. A Virginia squad that pushed a top-10 UCLA team to the brink of defeat proved to be no fluke as they made a veteran Cards unit look like a group of inexperienced freshmen as they capitalized on Louisville mistake after Louisville mistake to walk off the field with a 23-21 victory. After a perfectly executed opening drive...Continue reading »

*In what was one of the uglier offensive showings of Petrino-coached teams, the Cards managed just 282 total yards. *Will Gardner was below average – putting it nicely – throwing for only 164 yards on 14-34 passing along with 2 TDs and 2 picks.  He missed open receivers several times and almost got intercepted on two additional occasions.  The only thing he did with consistency was throw it into UVa’s offensive line.  It didn’t help matters that the UofL OL was getting manhandled for most of the game. *There’s...Continue reading »

The recruiting rankings have been updated, and there’s no bigger winner than the University of Louisville.  The 2015 class is ranked #1 by as it includes three 5-star prospects in Antonio Blakeney, Deng Adel, and Donovan Mitchell.  Ray Spalding is the lone 4-star in this elite class.  There’s no doubt this is Pitino’s best class since he’s been at UofL and he will now turn his attention to his ’16 haul.  The world of recruiting never stops…. Louisville’s 2015 class appears to be Rick...Continue reading »

  Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino met with the media one last time on Thursday evening before hitting the road for Charlottesville, Va. Among the topics covered: Michael Dyer’s health, true freshmen in the rotation, Will Gardner and the passing game, the team’s first away game, and whet to expect from Virginia. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (4 votes cast)...

      Vs         Opponent: Virginia Cavaliers Conference: ACC Head Coach: Mike London (5th Season, 19-32 overall) All-Time Series: Tied 1-1 Last meeting: October 28th, 1989 – Virginia 16, Louisville 15 2014 Record: 1-1 (0-0) Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. Game Location: Scott Stadium – Charlottesville, Va. TV: ACC Network / Wave-3 with Tim Brant and David Archer on the call Radio: 790 WKRD with Paul Rogers and Craig Swabek on the call Spread: Louisville -6.5 Last week, Virginia (1-1) did something it hadn’t done in nearly an entire...Continue reading »

  As we approach the eve of the Louisville-Virgina match-up, it seems like fans and media (both local and national) are still pretty split on how things will turn out in Charlottesville Saturday. Speaking with friends and colleagues these past few days, it seems as though the general consensus is that most people are cautiously optimistic about things, yet still remain a bit reserved since we’re entering into such uncharted waters (after all, it is the program’s first road test in their new conference). That theme seems to...Continue reading »