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  Tonight’s national championship will close out the 2014 college football season.  With that, the folks at’s ACC blog compiled the Power 5 conferences’ record against each league’s non-conference schedule, their record against other Power 5 leagues, and listed how they fared in the bowls. For the season (with the title game still pending), here’s how each league performed in nonconference games: ACC: 46-21 overall, 12-13 vs. Power 5, 5-9 vs. ranked, 4-7 in bowls SEC: 55-12 overall, 11-11 vs. Power...Continue reading »

  As mid-January 2015 approaches, Rick Pitino is giving the same excuses he did in November as to why his young bench has failed to be overly effective on the court. Not physically strong enough, not picking up the defense, not quick enough, not aggressive enough…following almost every game, he says at least one of those things about one or more of his bench players. Pitino lights up when speaking about his 2015 recruiting class, but he almost winces every time he has to answer a question about the 2014 class. Louisville did not get...Continue reading »

The RPI has lost its luster so to speak when you analyze the numbers heading into March Madness, but it’s still useful to see how a specific team stacks up to those around them.  Here’s a look at UofL’s tournament profile in terms of its RPI and strength of schedule.  As you’ll see, the Cards’ strength of schedule will increase tenfold once the ACC regular season runs its course.  Currently, Louisville ranks 24th in the RPI and their SOS is 85th.  Their record against the Top 25 and Top 50 is 0-2, while the...Continue reading »

*The Cards had things rolling early in the second half; transition baskets, great defense, and were sharing the ball well as they took their largest lead at 63-50.  Three turnovers by Louisville and two offensive rebounds that led to quick buckets for the Tar Heels got them right back into it with the quickness. *Chris Jones once again played at his best, scoring 19 points, dishing out 5 assists, and grabbing 4 rebounds. *Rozier was a man all game and posted 25 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists.  His step back jumper gave the Cards the 71-70...Continue reading »

  It became official today that Russ Smith was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a 3-team trade.  As a Pelican, he played in just 6 games, scoring 5 points.  With their D-League affiliate, he averaged 16 points and 6 assists per game. The Memphis Grizzlies completed a three-team trade with the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans in which they acquired forward Jeff Green from Boston and guard Russ Smith from New Orleans. In exchange, Memphis traded forward Tayshaun Prince and a protected future first round draft pick to...Continue reading »

  Playing in an elite conference and competing in an elite conference is not the same thing, and for Louisville football, after establishing themselves as the latter on the field in their first year the ACC, they hope to prove they can do the same thing on the recruiting path. Bobby Petrino and his staff led the Cards to nine wins in their inaugural ACC season, showing they have what it takes to duke it out on the field, but what about off the field? Petrino was able to utilize a talented roster featuring returning talents like DeVante...Continue reading »

UofL’s DeVante Parker is a sure-fire first round pick in May’s NFL Draft.  Most mocks have him going somewhere in the top 10.  Louisville fans would go nuts if the Vikings drafted him to go alongside Teddy.  ESPN’s NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. listed Parker 8th overall in his first top 10 NFL prospect list. Top-10 prospects for 2015 NFL Draft according to @MelKiperESPN — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 9, 2015 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

  News of UofL OC Garrick McGee and the possibility of him interviewing at Oklahoma came and went in a hurry.  Once speculation swirled that OU Coach Bob Stoops would interview him, UofL released a statement from McGee thanking Stoops and OU for the interest and restated his desire to remain at Louisville. “I appreciate the offer from Bob Stoops and my alma mater to interview for their vacant OC position.  OU has a special place in my heart, but Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville are very special to me. I love where...Continue reading »

Join us for before the Clemson game as we talk all things UofL athletics tonight at 6:00 on ESPN 680 and 105.7.  In the first hour, we’ll be joined by’s Mike Hughes to get an update on football recruiting and an overview of UofL hoops.  In the second hour,’s Andrea Adelson will come on the program to recap the ACC football season and look ahead to 2015.  As always, we want you to be a part of the show, so hit us up at 267-9680 and on twitter @LvilleSprtsLive.  VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »

When news broke that UofL wouldn’t be hosting ESPN’s College GameDay on the 17th when #2 Duke comes to town, Cards’ fans were understandably upset.  After all, since the Yum! Center opened, the GameDay crew has yet to visit.   Here’s the rationale from ESPN as explained to Sporting News’ Kami Mattioli: Before Louisville fans feel slighted that the KFC Yum! Center has not yet hosted the College GameDay set since opening its doors in 2010, know this: GameDay can only select between two “flex”...Continue reading »

As all Louisville fans have, we at LSL have always gone to bat for Teddy Bridgewater when the haters were out in full force during his pre-draft workouts.  While NFL “analysts” like Mike Mayock were making up negatives about Teddy, we were saying simply, “watch the two-and-a-half years of game film”.  Anyway, the Minnesota Vikimgs’ website reported that he broke or tied 91 franchise rookie records. Not bad for someone with small hands and skinny knees. As we all know, Teddy Bridgewater had an excellent first...Continue reading »

    Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville football team picked up a key transfer this afternoon as UAB transfer Jamari Staples picked the Cards over Auburn and a few other suitors. Staples, who was originally recruited to UAB by current UofL offensive coordinator Garrick McGee, appeared in 9 games in 2014, hauling in 9 catches for 190 yards and a touchdown. In 2013 as a true freshman under McGee, Staples had a more productive output, catching 31 passes for 458 yards and 4 touchdowns. Because UAB abolished their program so...Continue reading »

  Louisville took both a step forward and a step backward in the team’s first ever ACC victory Sunday night over Wake Forest. Senior point guard Chris Jones, who has drawn the ire of the fan base this season due to his carelessness with the ball and shoot-first mentality, played like an All-American vs. the Demon Deacons, showing off tools that could make Louisville a legitimate championship contender. On the other hand, Louisville got virtually nothing out of the center position, as they were dominated in the paint on both ends...Continue reading »