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(Photo – sportingnews.com) The latest numbers are in from last nights NCAA Basketball Title game that found UCONN winning it’s 4th National Title over the University of Kentucky.  According to an article in tvline.com, ratings where down from last years UofL/Michigan title game. NCAA Men’s Final Four Championship – CBS’ coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament championship game averaged 17.8 million total viewers and a 6.0 demo rating on Monday night, down 14 and 20 percent from the fast nationals for...Continue reading »

Photo – espn.go.com With the spring game just a couple of days away, most UofL fans will get their first glimpse of the second Petrino Era.  That said, the transition over from the Strong regime continues to evolve.  Most notably, the practices have been at a much faster pace and the offensive scheme is getting much more complex.  Add in the fact that the program is switching over to a 3-4 alignment, and you can see that there is still a lot to get accomplished before September 1st. He now has his second chance to do right after Tom...Continue reading »

Photo – AP The second the NCAA Tournament ends, the early set of rankings are released for the following season. The Cards lose a lot of talent and experience, but still find themselves in the thick of it for next year.  ESPN and CBS were the first to release their rankings. ESPN 12. Louisville Cardinals The Cardinals are losing a ton. There’s Russ Smith, an All-American and the lead force on the Cardinals’ 2013 national title team. There’s Luke Hancock, the Most Outstanding Player of that Final Four. Stephan Van...Continue reading »

Photo – AP Tomorrow will mark one month until the NFL Draft.  Today, Teddy Bridgewater met with the Buccaneers’ brass as Tampa Bay began to zero in on their draft targets.  Each NFL team is allowed to have 30 visits with prospects before the draft, so it appears that Tampa has appears some fairly serious interest. Each team in the NFL is allowed to bring up to 30 prospects to its team headquarters prior to the draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers began this part of their draft preparations on Monday, the same day they started their...Continue reading »

The guys wrap up the basketball season and look ahead to next year’s roster with Courier’s UofL beat writer Jeff Greer.  They also get an update in spring ball and preview the upcoming football season in the ACC with ESPN’s ACC blogger Andrea Adelson and Athlon Sports’ Steve Lassan. With Jeff: -A recap of the season -Trez’ chances of leaving early -Potential starting line-up and rotations for 2014-15 -The expectations for Wayne for his senior year With Andrea: -Her recap of her two-day visit with UofL players...Continue reading »

Photo – fansided.com After spending most of the season either on the bench or in the D-League, Peyton Siva has made the most of his increased role recently. On Friday night against the Nets, Siva logged a season-high 21 minutes and posted 2 points and 3 assists with no turnovers.  He followed that outing up on Saturday playing 14 minutes – including 7 in the fourth quarter comeback – and scored 3 points with a career-high 5 assists (no turnovers) and 2 steals.  The numbers won’t blow you away, but it’s evident...Continue reading »

Calvin Pryor was one of the biggest hitters for Louisville last year and throughout his career. Pryor, who chose to forgo his senior year and enter next month’s NFL draft, was a huge weapon in the U of L secondary and whoever replaces him will have big shoes to fill. While U of L has some players that are capable of stepping up, it’s going to take some time to replace the safety duo of Pryor and Hakeem Smith. The good news for Louisville, however, is the defensive backfield still has some talent in the cupboard. With all that said,...Continue reading »

Photo – Geoff Burke/USATI Shaqquan Aaron is the crown jewel of Louisville’s 2014 class and the 6’7 star is ready to start the next chapter of his basketball career at UofL.  His Rainier Beach team went 30-1 this year with its lone loss to Findlay Prep in the national high school tournament.  After his appearance in the Jordan Brand All-American game, his focus turns to the college game.  The C-J’s Steve Jones caught up with him to get the latest with him after his stellar senior season came to a close. Rainier Beach...Continue reading »

Photo – rivals.com Future Louisville Cardinal Quentin Snider finished second in a high school 3-point shooting contest today in Texas.  Snider beat out other elite prospects Emmanuel Mudiay (SMU), Brandone Francis (Florida), and Justin Jackson (UNC) in the competition that will air on a tape delay on Sunday at 4:00 on CBS. Snider finished second by one shot to Eric Davidson of Fishers, Ind., in the three-point finals of the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and Three-point Championships at Duncanville (Texas) High. The...Continue reading »

Photo – GoCards.com Once the decision was made to (re)hire Bobby Petrino, UofL’s brass knew the school would take a brief PR hit.  In today’s news cycle, nothing is headline worthy for more than a day or two.  With the negative hit long gone and spring practice a week away from being completed, Coach Petrino finds himself settling into his new – or old – job again.  The C-J’s Jeff Greer recently caught up with him and provided us with an update on how he is getting adjusted. The day he took the job, Petrino...Continue reading »