Monthly Archives: June 2014

Video from CrumsRevenge: Year in Sports (2014)

He has done it again. @CrumsRevenge from has made just another incredible video. This one is a tribute to all the teams, coaches, and players at UofL. Try to watch it and not get filled with some kind of emotion. It can’t happen if you are a fan of the Cards. I love it!

ACC Coaches talk about Louisville entering the conference

Here are a couple videos with coaches from the ACC discussing Louisville coming into the conference. Pretty cool to hear their opinions on it. It’s almost here!

CSZ Basketball Recruiting Notebook 6/30/14

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By Justin Renck and Steve Rummage:

We are excited to begin a new weekly series that will update you on where the Cards stand with their top basketball recruiting targets for the class of 2015. The plan is to release a new post every Monday and give any updates there may be. Rather than talk about every recruit out there that Louisville has just talked to or looked at, we will focus on the main guys that the Cards are going after and have a shot at landing. So you can get familiar with these names and not have to worry about 20 different players to learn about. Hope you enjoy, here we go…

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UofL ACC Video: Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

The University of Louisville released a video about entering the ACC. I believe that I saw where they will show this at the Fan Event at Fourth Street Live on Tuesday, when UofL officially enters the ACC. In the video, Louisville’s own Jennifer Lawrence narrates. Enjoy!

Video: Isaiah Briscoe scores 61 in a game

Isaiah Briscoe

In his first Tri State Classic appearance this weekend, Louisville recruit Isaiah Briscoe put up 61 points in a game. Although it looks like defense was optional, and maybe even frowned upon, 61 is still impressive. We don’t need this video to know how good of a player he is. He recently cut his list down to 7 and Louisville is still in the mix for him.

Luke Hancock to play for Orlando Magic summer team

According to this tweet by Alex Kennedy, who is an NBA Editor/Writer for Basketball Insiders, Luke Hancock will get a shot to prove himself in the NBA summer league with the Orlando Magic. You can’t ask for anything more than an opportunity, and that is what Luke will get. Best of luck to him!

The following is from

Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Magic will host the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League at the team’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 5-11, 2014. The 25-game, seven-day event will feature the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers.

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Rivals releases updated basketball prospect rankings


Rivals just released their latest Top 150 with updating prospect rankings for college basketball recruits. There are plenty of Louisville targets on that list, and here they are:

Overall rank in parentheses

(5) Cheick Diallo – 5* Center

(7) Stephen Zimmerman – 5* Center

(9) Carlton Bragg – 5* Power Forward

(10) Ray Smith – 5* Small Forward

(12) Allonzo Trier – 5* Shooting Guard

(13) Isaiah Briscoe – 5* Point Guard

(16) Antonio Blakeney – 5* Shooting Guard

(18) Tyler Dorsey – 5* Point Guard

(22) Dwayne Bacon – 5* Small Forward

(25) Brandon Ingram – 5* Small Forward

(33) Derrick Jones – 4* Small Forward

(47) Deng Adel – 4* Small Forward

(69) Raymond Spalding – 4* Power Forward

(77) Bryant Crawford – 4* Point Guard


Isaiah Briscoe cuts list to 7; Louisville still in it

Photo: 247sports

Photo: 247sports

According to Adam Zagoria of, 5-star point guard Isaiah Briscoe just cut his list down to 7 schools: UConn, Arizona, Louisville, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova, and Rutgers. Zagoria also says that Briscoe will visit Louisville and Arizona this summer and cut his list down to 3 by the end of the summer. He will decide his school by the fall.

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CBS says Montrezl could go top 5 in next years NBA Draft



With this years draft over CBS’s Gary Parrish predicted next years Draft Lottery. To the surprise of some (Maybe) he had our Montrezl Harrell going at #5:

5. Montrezl Harrell (Louisville)

Harrell’s return to Louisville was arguably the biggest surprise among all decisions made by underclassmen because he would’ve likely been a lottery pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The goal, clearly, is to spend another season developing in college and improve his so-called stock. If he does those things, yes, this 6-8 super-athletic forward can go in the top five.

I think some are under estimating just how good Trez could be this year for the Cards. When the decision was announced that Montrezl would return to Louisville it immediately put the Cards in the Final Four conversation. Let me put it like this, there will not be another team in American College Basketball with a more dominate PF than the Cards will have next season. So Cards fans enjoy every dunk, every scream, every big time hustle play, and every “OH MY” moment this season because it is almost certain to be the last for Trez in a Cardinals uniform. #L1C4

Russ Smith talks about being Drafted. (Great Video)

If you have any doubts that Russ Smith will succeed in the NBA then watch this video now!

Video: Adam Duvall hits Homerun in MLB debut!

Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Making his Major League Baseball debut on Thursday night, former Card Adam Duvall (Butler High School) made his presence felt. His first hit in the big leagues was a solo home run in the bottom of the 7th against the Cincinnati Reds. Check out the video below! Click the picture to watch the video.

Russ Smith picked by 76ers and traded to Pelicans

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

It was a long night for Cards fans watching the draft, but it finally paid off. With the 47th pick in the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers picked Russ Smith. Before that moment could sink in, Russ was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

This puts Russ on the same team as former Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis and Darius Miller. What is even more interesting is the fact that the Pelicans play the Miami Heat in an exhibition game at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday October 4. Very cool storylines with that team and the local connections. Obviously in that game, you could also have LeBron James if he stays with the Heat. And also, the Heat traded for former UConn guard Shabazz Napier. So Russ vs Shabazz in the Yum???

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Vote Angel McCoughtry for an ESPY

Photo: Brett Davis / USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Brett Davis / USA TODAY Sports

Former Louisville Cardinal Angel McCoughtry is nominated for an ESPY once again, and you have the chance to vote and help her win. She is nominated for “Best WNBA Player” along with Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore, and Candace Parker.

The ESPY’s will take place on Wednesday July 16 at 9 pm ET on ESPN.


Sporting News names Parker and Gaines first team All-ACC

On Wednesday afternoon, Sporting News released their All-ACC first team, and two Louisville Cardinals made the list. Wide receiver DeVante Parker and cornerback Charles Gaines were both put on the first team.

Here is what they said about each player:

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247Sports releases new College Basketball rankings. (Louisville Targets)

247sports released there updated 2015 basketball rankings and some Louisville targets made some moves.

New Ranking indicated:

Isaiah Briscoe: #9 overall, #2 PG

Tyler Dorsey: #10 overall, #3 PG

Bryant Crawford: #98 overall, #18 PG

Antonio Blakeney: #12 overall, #1 SG

Allonzo Trier: #16 overall, #2 SG

Deng Adel: #22 overall, #5 SF

Dwayne Bacon: #11 overall, #4 SF

Ray Smith: #6 overall, #3 SF

Derek Jones: #28 overall, #7 SF

Brandon Ingram: #27 overall, #6 SF

Raymond Spalding: #64 overall, #16 PF

Carlton Bragg: #7 overall, #3 PF

Stephen Zimmerman: #14 overall, #2 Center 

Cheick Diallo: #3 overall, #1 PF




Deng Adel highlight video from NBPA Top 100 Camp

Another one from our guys at Courtside Films:


3-star RB Matt Colburn commits to Louisville

Matt Colburn

The Cards picked up their 8th commitment for the 2015 class today when Matt Colburn gave his pledge. The 3-star running back (on Rivals) is from Irmo, South Carolina and is 5’8 and 186 lbs. He attended camp at Louisville in early June and got an offer after that.

He is the second running back commit in the class, joining James Allen.

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Volleyball Announces 2014 Slate And Also New Uniforms?


Today the Cardinals released their schedule for the upcoming season. The Cardinals will enter their first season in the ACC with a pretty good schedule and a home schedule that will boast 9 nationally ranked teams. One of the highlights of the upcoming season will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota as the Cards will partner with ND to take on Minnesota & Wisconsin in the ACC/B1G Challenge August 29-30. It will not however be a falls count anywhere match. Also we found out that the Lady Cards will be sporting new Uniforms this season:


Real smooth looking and different then what we are used to. It looks to be another banner year for the Cards as look for their 25th NCAA appearance.  We will rekindle rivalries with old conference foes such as Syracuse, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech & Florida State. We will continue the fierce rivalries with former conference foe Cincinnati (that felt weird to say) and Kentucky. Below is the schedule for the upcoming season.

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Top 2016 Center to visit Louisville Friday

According to this Evan Daniels tweet 2016 Center Abdul Ado (TN) will visit the Cards this Friday.

Ado is ranked as high as the 3rd ranked (247Sports) Center in the nation. The 6’11 Center currently has offers from Vanderbilt and Memphis and that list is sure to rise. You may continue to hear much more about Ado and Louisville in the future so remember the name. Follow Abdul Ado on twitter @AbdulhakimAdo

CBS writers have College Basketball Coach draft.

Villanova v Louisville

The writers at CBSsports created a draft for College coaches and the guidelines were as follows:

If you could pick any man to run your college basketball program for the next five years, and you don’t have to worry about that man retiring or changing jobs, which man would you pick? Forget credentials. Forget records and recent results. Only look forward. You can pick any man to run your program for the next five years. Which man would you pick?

Greg Doyle took the bust of the draft John Calipari with the first pick and left our own Rick Pitino for Jeff Borzello at #2.

2. Rick Pitino

Team: Louisville
Drafted by: Jeff Borzello
Why him? I assumed Doyel was taking Calipari (as I would have done the same thing), so I had my choice narrowed down to two: Sean Miller or Rick Pitino. I think Miller is the better recruiter, Pitino the better coach. After going back and forth, I went with Pitino — primarily because our rules say I don’t need to worry about him retiring or leaving during this five-year span. Pitino consistently trots out teams capable of making the Final Four, whether they’re filled with five-star recruits or under-recruited prospects. To me, Pitino is still the complete package in a head coach. He recruits, he gets guys to buy in to his system, and he always has his team playing its best basketball at the right time. He can play different styles, he can recruit different levels. Miller was a close second in my mind, as I think he’s going to be an absolute star for the next couple decades. — Borzello