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Current St. X student Patrick McSweeney will get to play in his first college game a little early.  The 15-year old is battling leukemia so Bellarmine Head Coach Scotty Davenport devised a plan to give this youngster the opportunity of playing in the Yum! Center against his favorite team this Sunday.  Exhibition games aren’t usually filled to capacity, but for this year’s UofL-BU clash, it’s likely to be filled to the rafters.  Kudos to all involved for making this wonderful opportunity a reality for Patrick.  God bless...Continue reading »

Your original all UofL sports talk show is tonight at 6:00 on ESPN 680 and 105.7 talking all things UofL football, basketball, and recruiting.  We’ll be joined by insidetheville.com Publisher Mike Hughes to get the latest on the Perry Dozier recruitment and how Petrino plans to keep the momentum rolling with his 2015 class.  The guys will also bring on ESPN.com’s Main ACC blogger Andrea Adelson to preview the BC clash.  As always, we want you to be a part of the show, hit us up at 267-9680 and on twitter @LvilleSprtsLive.  VN:F...Continue reading »

Three Cards are on the Bleacher Report’s Midseason Top 50 NFL Draft board.  DeVante Parker checks in at 13th overall (second highest among WRs), Gerod Holliman is 21st overall (1st among FS), and Lorenzo Mauldin is 46th and 9th out of DEs.  It’s crazy to think that in just two games Parker made his way up this high.  There’s no doubt that be the end of the season, he’ll be near the top 10 overall and likely the top wideout.  Holliman and Mauldin have each made their case for becoming a first round pick as well. VN:F...Continue reading »

Sports Illustrated continued the trend of Louisville being a national top 10 selection in the numerous preseason polls out there.  Granted, Louisville must play A LOT better than they did in their exhibition to warrant this ranking, but in time they’ll prove worthy of it.  Here’s what the publication had to say about UofL. On April 14, Montrezl Harrell texted coach Rick Pitino, saying that he wanted to enter the NBA draft. Two hours later Harrell changed his mind. In those 120 minutes Louisville went from being a bubble team...Continue reading »

ESPN. Thursday night spotlight. Defending national champions. Defending Heisman trophy winner and crab leg connoisseur likely top 10 draft pick Jameis Winston leads the undefeated Florida State Seminoles into Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. This game was circled the day schedules were released. Louisville donned in new showtime uniforms. The 2nd largest crowd in Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium, the record came in week one hosting the Miami Hurricanes. Bettors were favoring the Cards. The entire SEC, Lexington exempt, were in the Louisville corner....Continue reading »

5-star guard Perry Dozier, Jr. made his fifth and final visit to Louisville over the weekend and (of course) came away impressed with what he saw.  The 24th ranked prospect – according to 247sports.com – will talk over his college choices with his parents and will likely come to a decision by late this week.  There are plans in the works for him to announce his decision on Signing Day in a televised news conference.  The Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones caught up with Dozier’s father to get a recap on the visit to UofL’s...Continue reading »

  The atmosphere in the Louisville locker room following Thursday night’s loss to Florida State felt like a funeral. QB Will Gardner, who threw for a career-high 330 yards and nearly outplayed his much more touted counterpart Jameis Winston, had a look of disbelief on his face as he kept reiterating the Cards had the lead and the ball with 6 minutes to go only to lose. “I can’t even really think about my own stats right now,” he said after the game. “None of that really matters when you still take an L, so that’s all...Continue reading »

Bobby Petrino discussed how he will find out what his team is made of as they transition to prepare for Boston College. From UofL: (Opening statement) “The Florida State game feels like a long, long time ago. We’ve actually moved forward and been focusing on Boston College since late Friday afternoon. They’re a very good football team. Offensively they’re going to run the ball. They run it with power and with formations that we haven’t faced a lot this year. And then they also have the quarterback runs, which make it a great challenge...Continue reading »

UofL forward Montrezl Harrell was named to the preseason AP All-American team today.  Here’s the full squad: The Associated Press’ 2014-15 preseason All-America team (School, height, year and votes from a 65-member national media panel (key 2013-14 statistics in parentheses): -Marcus Paige, North Carolina, 6-1, junior, 58 votes (17.5 ppg, 87.7 ft pct, 4.2 apg, 1.5 steals, 35.6 minutes) -Montrezl Harrell, Louisville, 6-8, junior, 56 (14.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 60.9 fg pct, 1.3 blocks) -Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, 7-0, senior, 39 (13.9 ppg,...Continue reading »

A trio of former Cardinals will begin their pro seasons in the NBA’s D-League for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign.  Peyton Siva was assigned to the Orlando Magic’s affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.  Siva, who signed a training camp deal with Orlando this summer, is someone the Magic wants to keep close to their franchise after his impressive showing in the summer league. Siva (24, 6’0, PG) was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He was later assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and averaged 12.9...Continue reading »

Even though the Cards lost to Florida State, UofL still realized some wins in recruiting.  Per various reports,  3-stars Tim Cook and Khalil Hunter both pledged to play at Louisville next year.  Cook, a 6’1/235 lb. RB had offers from Arizona, Cal, and Wisconsin among others and Hunter claimed offers from Georgia and Missouri.   Both players will figure into the 2015 team’s immediate plans. -Cook’s highlight film is HERE -Hunter’s reel is HERE VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

Darius Smith, a 3-star 6’2/200 lb. safety and defensive back from Florence, Alabama picked Louisville over UK and a host of other ACC and SEC schools.  His impressive offer sheet includes: Auburn, Miami, Missouri, Mississippi State, NC State, and Tennessee among others.  You can view his highlight film HERE. Here’s a current look at the 2015 recruiting class. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

I have no idea how it works or how it is calculated, but the Cards-Noles tilt last night garnered a 3.5 overnight rating which was the highest of the college football season on ESPN.  After the nation saw the 21-7 Louisville lead at half, college football fans everywhere were glued to their television sets in hopes of watching an upset. Additionally, this game was the second largest draw for those watching it on the WatchESPN app. Last nigh'ts Florida State – Louisville game delivered 3.5 overnight rating – best for CFB game...Continue reading »