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Three Cardinals – Montrezl Harrell, Chris Jones, and Terry Rozier – all showed out this week in California at the annual adidas Nations event that showcases top high school (and college) talent.  Serving as counselors along with other elite college talent the leaders of the 2014-15 squad put in a show in front of scouts and various media that had twitter buzzing all weekend long.  Rozier received props for his athleticism, rebounding, and finishing at the rim.  Jones was praised for his great decision making and getting his...Continue reading »

He trimmed his list to ten a couple of days ago, then cut it to five last night.  Fast rising combo guard Donovan Mitchell tweeted out that those five schools are Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, Providence, and Villanova.  The 6’3 4-star prospect is ranked 36th nationally by 247SPorts and has seen his stock sky rocket after impressive showing throughout the summer.  Providence was the leader heading into the AAU season, but Coach Pitino has since made up a lot of ground.  Mitchell has unofficially visited BC, FSU, and...Continue reading »

  Louisville already has commitments from power forward Raymond Spalding and small forward Deng Adel for the 2015 class. With those prospects in the fold the front court is set, and coach Rick Pitino and staff have turned their attention to the back court. Louisville is one of the seven schools on Florida standout Antonio Blakeney’s list and the Cards also made the top ten of 4-star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, who will be visiting The Cards next week (August 7th and 8th). Another name to keep an eye on is 6-5, 180 lb shooting...Continue reading »

With fall camp set to get underway on the 5th, this marks the last preseason football notebook.  The season is now upon us…. *Notre Dame is finalizing its ACC scheduling agreement through 2025. The ACC and Notre Dame are expected to finalize details for the remainder of their 60-game contract soon. ACC senior associate commissioner Michael Strickland said the conference will likely have dates and sites for the fourth, fifth and six years of the deal and years and sites for the back half of the contract. Under the agreement, which begins...Continue reading »

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 »