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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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Louisville vs. Syracuse Recap (Plus Dunk Videos)

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The Louisville Cardinals bounced back from a 2 game skid to defeat the surging Orange, 72-58. Trey Lewis capped a 22-9 run to close the first half with a 3 pointer at the buzzer, giving the Cards a 28-27 lead at halftime. Louisville then made its first 12 out of 18 field goals to start the second half and never looked back. Big nights were had by Damion Lee who scored 15 points, and Chinanu Onuaku who finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Trevor Cooney scored 19 points and Michael Gbinije chipped in 13 as well. But the big story of the night was the dunk contest between Donovan Mitchell and Jaylen Johnson. Those two electrified the crowd on numerous occasions, throwing down several alley-oops as if they were angry at the rim. They provided the added spark that got the crowd and the team going, once that happened there was no stopping them.

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ESPN Ranks Nations Top Basketball/Football Tandems

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ESPN released a list of their top Basketball/Football tandems in college sports. Being an all-around athletics program is something we take a lot of pride in at the University of Louisville. Basketball team are coming off of a National Championship a few years ago and the football team coming off of multiple bowl victories. I think we are ranked a few spots too low but am happy overall with the perception just a few days into the Petrino era. Louisville was ranked the 5th best program for the 2 sports. Check out the full list below!

Go Cards!

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ACC to announce Men’s Basketball pairings tomorrow

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Tomorrow the ACC will announce the Men’s College Basketball pairings for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons. The Cards will begin their first season of play in the ACC this season and it is one that will set up some blockbuster match ups for Pitino and company. A lot of questions will be answered tomorrow:

Who will the Cards play twice?

Will the Cards go to the Dean Dome or Cameron?

Will the ACC take the Big East approach and have the Cards play Duke, UNC, and Cuse all twice?

All these questions and more will be answered tomorrow at 11 AM so have your calenders out and ready!

The ACC pairings will be released on their website TheACC.com

Did the Cards really get a bad draw?

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Shock. That’s what most of CardNation including myself felt when Louisville was announced the 4 seed in the Midwest bracket. A bracket that will go down as one of the all time hardest including 3 of last years final four (Louisville, Wichita St., and Michigan) and the Cards hated rival Uk. Every analyst on ESPN and CBS last night went out of their way to talk about the difficulty of this bracket BUT after the dust settled and the shock wore off I have come to a conclusion……the Cards got a pretty good draw.

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Russell Athletics Bowl it is!! Now against who??

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After the Cards win Thursday we found out they would be accepting a bid to the Russell Athletics Bowl in Orlando Florida. This is where the real question comes in: When the Cards line up in Orlando who will be on the other side of the ball? There are 3 realistic expectations here so lets take a look:

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55

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55. Not just a random number to me. It’s a number that has followed me around my life. It was always my number in any sports I played. Whenever I create players on games they are always 55. It’s the number that comes after 54. One day I hope to live to see the age of 55. All valid points. Today I monitored twitter a little more than often and noticed that its getting as bad as Facebook there. So many things going down in one day. So many gripes, so many issues. So I decided to put down a list of 55 things I observed today. Here we go in no particular order.

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Louisville is in the ACC!!!

                     

By Justin Renck:

FINALLY!!! It is a celebration and also a sigh of relief! The sigh of relief is because of what we are getting out of, and the celebration is because of what we are getting into!

Now I am not going to get into too many facts like TV ratings, conference votes, and all of that stuff. Just going to give my opinion on the situation.

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