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AP Top 25: Men’s Basketball

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The Cards come off of a 2-0 week with wins vs Pitt & Duke to rise 2 spots this week.

(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Record: 17-1
PV Rank

3

Points

1,580

2
Kansas (32)
Record: 16-1
2
1,562
3
UCLA (3)
Record: 18-1
4
1,472
4
Record: 17-0
5
1,433
5
Record: 15-2
6
1,357
6
Record: 16-1
1
1,315
7
Record: 15-2
10
1,185
7
Record: 17-1
8
1,185
9
Record: 16-3
11
1,063
10
Record: 16-2
9
964
11
Record: 16-2
13
931
12
Record: 15-3
14
900

 

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Louisville vs Duke: Postgame Recap

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The No. 14 Louisville Cardinals defeated the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils today by a final score of 78-69. If you watched the entire game then you know the score doesn’t exactly reflect just how dominant the Cards were today. After a back and forth beginning to the game, the Cardinals appeared to settle in and capitalize on the stout defense they had been playing by connecting on a few shots, and more importantly, building confidence.

Louisville entered halftime with a 4-point lead, lead for nearly 75% of the game, and never allowed Duke to get into a rhythm from the 8 minute mark of the first half, on. It was a balanced effort from the Cardinals, Anas Mahmoud recorded a career high of 17 points to go along with 11 rebounds, Donovan Mitchell added 15 points, Quentin Snider chipped in 13 with 6 assists and 5 rebounds, and Ray Spalding scored 11 points, as well.

This win was huge for the Cardinals now, and going forward. Anas Mahmoud continues to look better each game and he dominated today. A 2-0 week to build on when the Cards play Clemson on Thursday at 9pm at the Yum! Center. The game can be watched on ESPN.

Go Cards! 

Louisville vs Duke: Pregame Breakdown

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In the state of Kentucky, fans of the state’s major basketball schools (UofL and UK) don’t agree on much. They disagree so much that many fans argue Louisville and Kentucky are two completely different geographical locations with no relationship. One thing the entire state can agree on, however; everybody hates Duke.

Duke is an all-time top-5 basketball program. That alone is cause for all other fan bases to despise a program. Add in all the easily unlikeable personalities like Christian Laettner, JJ Reddick, every Plumlee brother, Greg Paulus, this post would be too long to name them all, but you get my point. Duke has the stereotypical mold for the most hated player in college basketball, year in and year out. Crazily, we may be looking at the most hated player in Duke history between the two fan bases of the Bluegrass State, Grayson Allen.

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CSZ On 93.9 The Ville 10-15-16

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Here is this weeks CSZ on 93.9 The Ville! Thanks to Marques Maybin & Dave McGee for coming in & a special thanks to Nicky V for coming in to produce the hottest sports show on the weekends……..

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UofL Football Video Highlights: Duke

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Here are video highlights from last night’s victory over Duke last night from the fine folks at The ACC Digital Network.

 

 

Postgame Presser: Duke

Nov 14, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; The Louisville mascot greets fans during the Card March before facing off against the Virginia Cavaliers at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s the video footage of the Postgame press conferences from after the 24-14 victory over Duke.

 

 

 

Duke’s Coach Says Louisville Has Weapons Of Completeness

 

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Duke’s coach, David Cutcliffe, is very impressed with Louisville. He told ESPN’s David Hale “I’ve coached against at least 10 national champions, and I have never seen anyone with the weapons and completeness of this Louisville team.” I am curious to hear his post game comments on Friday night after we drop 90 on Duke

Read more: http://thespun.com/acc/louisville/louisville-football-david-cutcliffe-duke

BucketHatism: BYE Week

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**The court was closed in observance of the BYE week.**

While sitting around the house trying to get excited about the first Cardinal-less football week since August 27th, the BHK jotted notes down. I admit, these notes veered away from football at times but I blame the disappointing games that I saw this week.  Here are some things I jotted down from the last 8 days without Cardinal football:

 

  • I thought Sunday was hard after the Clemson game, try last week.  I know people may call me crazy but I seriously think we pissed off the programming director at ESPN back in the late 80’s or early 90’s.  I say this because ESPN replayed the Clemson game damn near every night last week. It was like getting punched in the face every night just as your nose was healing. And I get that it was a great game and we are still the talk of College Football, but that game will be a game I will probably never watch again. I put it up there with the NCAA tourney game against that team down the road in 2014. Burn the tape.

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Blackout Is Official

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After months of speculation, today it was made official. The Friday night prime time game will be a blackout. Will we see new jerseys? Maybe. Will we have new helmets? Maybe. I have been assured that we will not be let down. Regardless of what’s new, I can’t wait…..Go Cards!

Louisville Slugger Field To Host 2017 ACC Baseball Championship

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PRESS RELEASE

Garett Wall
UofL Baseball SID

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship will be played at Louisville Slugger Field in downtown Louisville as announced by the conference on Tuesday. Originally slated for Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina, the 2017 baseball championship was among eight neutral site championships relocated by the ACC.

Louisville Slugger Field, which opened in 2000, boasts a seating capacity of 13,131. Home the Louisville Bats’ minor league team, the stadium played host to the 2008 Triple-A All-Star Game and features 32 private suites in addition to second-level club seating.

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Nunnsense: 2016 Louisville Football Game By Game Predictions

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Here is my game by game predictions for the 2016 football season. Las Vegas has set the regular season win total at 9.5 games. I believe it’s a wise bet to take the over. Usually when I say to take the over it’s my heart talking but after looking at each game I believe the Cards can very realistically win eleven games but my head says that there might be one game that we slip up that we shouldn’t so ten wins is a safer bet. It’s still over the Vegas total. I pride myself in not getting caught up in the hype and I always keep it real with you even though you might not always like me for it. So here is the ugly truth. Since Petrino returned to Louisville they are 0-4 vs Clemson and Florida State. They are 0-6 vs ranked teams (No, Notre Dame was not ranked and we were ranked 24th). I believe this is the year that all changes. As of now we have 3 chances to beat a ranked team. I think we win 2 of them. I truly believe Louisville wins 11 regular season games this year. That look that Petrino has in his eye, that grin he carries with him at every media appearance and that slightly elevated happy tone in his voice reminds me of Rick Pitino just before the start of the 2013 year and we all know how that turned out (No I don’t think Louisville will win a championship but it could be one of the best years ever).  Just like Pitino, Petrino knows he has something special with this team.

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Pre-Season ACC Football Poll Released

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Here are the 2016 ACC Football Media Standings released this morning.

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UofL Blu Ray Deals!

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If you are looking for recent UofL Football and Basketball games on Blu-Ray, LordKayoss.com is the place to go. I just picked up this 3 pack of the 2016 Basketball Sr night game and festivities/UNC&Duke/uk&TAMU in football this season for just 40 dollars. That’s with shipping included! Click here to go directly to the site. It will ask for a password. The password is cardnation and then proceed. I have ordered every disc he has put out and they are all in high quality and have been worth the money. Right now he has a deal where you can get last years CFB ND/uk combo disc for just $10!!! Act now before this deal goes away……….

Athlon Ranks The Toughest Games On The Louisville Football Schedule

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I know you all are itching intensely for some Louisville Football. I intend to scratch that itch today. Well not me per say but I bring you something to scratch that itch. Does that make me a back scratcher? WHERE AM I GOING WITH THIS??? Sorry, Let’s get back on track. Today Athlon Sports released a list of Louisville’s toughest games and ranks them in such order. Who is the toughest on the schedule? What does Athlons think about UofL Football? Here is an excerpt from the story.

For the last five seasons, the ACC champion has either been the Clemson Tigers or the Florida State Seminoles. If there’s one team that could change that, it is the Louisville Cardinals. After beginning the 2015 season just 2-4, head coach Bobby Petrino‘s Cardinals won six out of their last seven games to finish 8-5. With 16 returning starters, Louisville is a dark horse pick to win the ACC championship this fall. The road through the ACC won’t be an easy one as the Cardinals will have to play both Florida State and Clemson since all three are in the Atlantic Division. Louisville also has a tough non-conference slate with road games to Houston and Marshall on tap.

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Is The ACC Moving Towards A Nine Game Conference Schedule?

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The ACC Network has been a hot button topic as of late. With the member institutions wanting to make as much money as possible, things are been discussed on just how to attain this goal. One thing that has been discussed in depth is the nine game conference schedule which would be a one game increase. How would that help you may ask? It would be one more game against a school in your conference. More money for your conference schools and if the quality of the league is high, it is another way to build conference prestige. This isn’t the first time that increasing the number of conference games has come up:

The conference last addressed the eight/nine football question at its 2014 spring meetings, and it was a most lively debate, with the status-quo eight prevailing 8-6. Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock, mere months onto the job, voted with the majority, his Virginia counterpart, Craig Littlepage, the minority.

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Campus Insiders Pre-Season College Football Top 1(25)

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Our good friends at Campus Insiders have done something pretty great. I am not saying others do not do this. I am just saying I haven’t seen this done before. They took on the task of ranking every single division 1 team. I am going to list for you the opponents on Louisville’s schedule so that you can see what we are up against this season. It is a schedule with 3 top 25 teams on it, 2 within the first 5 games. I am also going to show you Louisville’s rank as well the entire list will be at your fingertips at the end. Let’s start off with:

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Odds To Win 2017 NCAA Basketball Title: Louisville

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Here are the to win the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball championship via espn.com and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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Louisville Is Nothing But Net (Worth)

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It’s may not be another championship but it’s something worth being proud of. For the umpteenth consecutive year the UofL Cards made the list of the most valuable programs. There was something surprising on this list. Louisville was one of 10 ACC teams in the top 50 of College Basketball schools with the most net worth. 4 out of the top 10! A-C-C, A-C-C….I think that’s how the football conference down the road does it. Where did Louisville land on this list? 
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Historic Win For #11 Louisville Lacrosse

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I will admit it. I watch Louisville Lacrosse. That feels better. I have thoroughly enjoyed this season more so than those of years past because of multiple reasons. One is Hunger. This team is hungry to continue building on a resume that just keeps getting better. The Cards notched a victory over their 3rd straight top 15 opponent with a chance at getting 4 straight when they travel to Duke on Saturday. Another is determination. They avenged a loss in the NCAA’s to Northwestern this week prior to defeating #5 Notre Dame. Lastly it is excellence. They are off to the best start in school history at 7-0. I know a lot of you will turn your attention to Baseball & Women’s Hoops the next few weeks/months but I suggest you give Lacrosse a chance as well. This may be the most special season yet. Click on the for more box below to read the press release.

Go Cards!

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Athlon Ranks The Top 10 College Basketball/Football Coaching Tandems

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The fine people at Athlon’s have put out their list of top duos for College Basketball/Football Head Coaches.

1. Michigan State

Football: Mark Dantonio

Basketball: Tom Izzo

Here’s what makes up an elite coaching tandem: In four of the last five seasons, the football team has reached a major bowl (two Cotton Bowls, a Rose Bowl and Capital One Bowl) in the same season the basketball team reached the Sweet 16 or better. Since Jan. 2014 alone, Michigan State has accounted for:

• A Rose Bowl win and Big Ten football championship,

• An Elite Eight appearance and Big Ten tournament championship,

• A Cotton Bowl win,

• A Final Four and

• A College Football Semifinal appearance and Big Ten title.

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