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Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week

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After dropping 47 points on No. 5 Ohio State, junior guard Asia Durr has been named ACC Player of the Week.

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

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Asia Durr’s career high 47 points led the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals to a HUGE 95-90 victory over the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes in the Countdown to Columbus.

There were a number of WNBA scouts at today’s Countdown to Columbus matchup wanting to catch a glimpse of the high level talent on the court. The scouts did not leave disappointed.

In a fast paced matchup, the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals battled the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes in Nationwide Arena, the home of the 2018 Women’s Final Four.

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No. 9 Louisville Set To Face No. 5 Ohio State In Countdown To Columbus

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The Cardinals are hitting the ground running this season. While Southeast Missouri seemed to be an easy victory for Louisville, the Cardinals have only one game behind them entering the matchup against No. 5/8 Ohio State.

Louisville will get its first taste of an NCAA Tournament atmosphere as the Cardinals play Ohio State in Nationwide Arena, the home of the 2018 Women’s Final Four.

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Week One Bowl Projections

There’s nothing better than way-too-early Bowl projections.

Where do the biggest outlets have Louisville??

Sports Illustrated


Sports Illustrated Projections

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CBS Sports Projections

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Games Of Interest: Wake Forest Week

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With a Saturday night game on tap for the Cardinals, there is plenty of opportunity for fans to watch around the college football world and hope for some falling down in front of them.

Wake Forest at #5 Louisville (7 PM, ESPN2)

Favorite: Louisville by 35

(Check out Justin’s write up for a thorough summary)

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CFP Games Of Interest: BC Week

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Here are the times & channels for this weeks games of interest pertaining to Louisville & their chances at making the CFP. First up:

#7 Louisville at Boston College

Time: Noon

Channel: ESPN

Odds: Louisville by 25

I found out this week that Patty Ice is kinda like Bud Ice. I will take your word on it Bbn. The Cardinals take out their frustrations on BC and Pat Ice. 35-13

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Games Of Interest: NCST Week

If Saturday’s homecoming matchup against NC State isn’t enough for you, we’ve got another slate of games for you to watch with the playoff bid still alive. Here’s what we have suggested.

Miami at Virginia Tech (Tonight, 7:00 pm, ESPN)

In all likelihood, the winner of this will settle the ACC Coastal Division. If Virginia Tech wins, it will likely narrow the race down to the Hokies and Pittsburgh, who will have their turn with the Panthers next Thursday. If Miami wins, it’ll be down to the Tar Heels and Panthers. Plus, Thursday nights in Blacksburg are always fun to watch. Isaiah Ford (VT) and Stacy Coley (Miami) are two explosive playmakers that can make this game fun to watch.

BYU at #14 Boise State (Tonight, 10:15 pm, ESPN) 

In a rare doubleheader of college football, Boise State has a rare spotlight game against a competitive BYU football team. With the Broncos eyeing another New Year’s Six bowl bid, this is a key game in their schedule to help their chances of beating out the likes of Houston and Western Michigan. QB Mark Rypien and WR Thomas Sperbeck are a solid QB/WR duo for the Mountain West. Taysom Hill, who has seemingly been at BYU for 1,000 years, returns to his home state in what has become one of the better rivalries out west.

#1 Alabama v. #6 Texas A&M (Saturday, 3:30 pm, CBS)

For those going to the homecoming game (or watching on ESPN Saturday), this is the game to watch Saturday afterwards. This will either solidify Alabama as an overwhelmingly dominant, all-but-given, SEC West champion (unless Auburn or LSU pull off a wild upset), or have the SEC West wide open with a shocking A&M win. Trevor Knight already beat Alabama once in the Sugar Bowl in 2014, will he join Chad Kelly as the only QB to topple Saban’s Tide twice in the last five seasons?

Kentucky v. Mississippi State (Saturday, 7:30 pm, SEC Network)

You might say you’re better off watching other games as rival fans, and what I’ll say may surprise a lot of you. But, if Kentucky can get bowl eligibility by winning three games against Mississippi State, at Missouri and Austin Peay, that can help Louisville’s strength of schedule. And if Louisville wins out, that will certainly help their argument for the CFP as an at-large bid. On top of Syracuse upsetting the Hokies last week, Louisville’s overall strength of schedule is trending up as of late. This is also a must-win for head coach Mark Stoops, who suddenly has three very winnable games to finally get Kentucky bowl eligible.

#2 Ohio State at Penn State (Saturday, 8:00 pm, ABC)

Another week, another demanding road test for the Buckeyes as they go from Wisconsin to Happy Valley in back-to-back weeks. The Buckeyes have been tested many times at Penn State the last couple of years, and Saquan Barkley (Penn State) is one of the best running backs in the conference. James Franklin is still lacking a marquee win as the Nittany Lions’ head coach, and is likely under pressure to either get a huge win or at least make it competitive.

OTHER GAMES:

#10 Wisconsin at Iowa: Noon ESPN (Wisconsin by 3)

TCU at #12 WVU: 3:30 ABC (WVU by 6)

 

Upset alerts:

Illinois at #3 Michigan: 3:30 Big10 Network (Michigan by 36)

Purdue at #8 Nebraska: 3:30 ABC (Nebraska by 24)

Oregon State at #4 Washington: 6:30 Pac12 Network  (Washington by 37)

 

Games Of Interest: Duke Week

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There’s never a bad reason to throw up a picture of my guy THE Redbird. Go to his Twitter and vote for him for best Louisville fan mascot. @the_redbird7. Now on to business. Here is the list of games for us to watch for this weekend. I compiled them & Justin Krueger aka JK (patent pending) (hot dogs are not sandwiches) broke them down. We hope you enjoy.

Games to Watch:

 

Alabama at Tennessee, 3:30 ET, CBS: With Louisville hosting its blackout game tomorrow night, this should be the game that is on everyone’s radar for Saturday. Tennessee has pulled off some impressive feats on the road already, including downing Florida and Georgia and nearly pulling off another comeback win at Texas A&M. If Josh Dobbs can get the offense going, Alabama could be in for a tough night, and an Alabama loss could ignite some chaos in the SEC’s playoff race.

 

Ohio State at Wisconsin, 8:00 ET, ABC: 

The matchup everyone will be watching will be Ohio State’s vaunted offense against Wisconsin’s impressive defense. Wisconsin has been the big surprise of the Big Ten this season, with solid defensive performances against an LSU team with Leonard Fournette and held Michigan to 14 points. An Ohio State loss at any point would create a ton of chaos in the Big Ten’s CFP picture, but Wisconsin may arguably have the best shot at taking them down.

 

Nebraska at Indiana, 3:30 ET, ABC/ESPN2:

Wisconsin has been the surprise of the Big Ten, but Nebraska has also quietly entered the top ten of the polls after an early-season victory against Oregon. Nebraska could be in for a tough road test against an Indiana team that just beat Michigan State at home, and has also challenged the likes of Michigan and Ohio State last year under head coach Kevin Wilson.

 

West Virginia at Texas Tech, noon, FS1: The Big XII may not have any legitimate threats to the CFP at this time, but they still have two undefeated teams and WVU happens to be one of them. The Mountaineers might have their toughest test to date against a Texas Tech team that has one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Patrick Mahomes, and a loss would leave Baylor as the lone undefeated team in the Big XII.

 

North Carolina at Miami, 3:30 ET, ABC/ESPN2: We all thought the Coastal was going to be substantially weaker than the Atlantic, but it turns out that the Coastal has produced some good teams this season. The Tar Heels and Hurricanes stand out as the two favorites for the division title, and may be of interest if one of them meets Clemson – or possibly Louisville – in the conference championship. The focus will be on the quarterback duel between Mitch Trubisky (UNC) and Brad Kaaya (Miami), the latter of whom could be a potential top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Ryan Switzer and Stacy Coley are two exciting playmakers that will likely contribute in a potential shootout between these two teams.

Dominant Funkhouser Leads Louisville Past Western Michigan

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior righthander Kyle Funkhouser twirled eight strong innings and sophomore Blake Tiberi homered as the No. 2 national seed Louisville baseball team cruised to a 6-1 win against Western Michigan on Friday during the opening day of action at the 2016 NCAA Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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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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Report: All signs point to Louisville landing Cleveland State transfer Trey Lewis

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All signs point to graduate transfer (Cleveland State) combo guard Trey Lewis choosing the Cards over his hometown school Ohio State tomorrow, per multiple sources. Lewis averaged 16 points a game, shooting 42% from behind the 3 point line and hitting 96 of 227 three pointers. You may remember Lewis from his 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals performance earlier this season in the Yum Center.

Pitino said he wanted shooters from here on out and the addition of Lewis will be just that. Expect the sharp shooting combo guard to push for a starting spot next season.

OSU Pres. Gordon Gee spouts off and UofL Responds

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By: Steven Rummage

Gordon Gee comments:

The top goal of Big Ten presidents is to “make certain that we have institutions of like-minded academic integrity,” Gee said. “So you won’t see us adding Louisville,” which is also joining the ACC.

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Louisville’s Response:

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“I would say in that particular president’s case, it’s not unusual at all, to make statements, and then have to retract them later,” U of L president Dr. James Ramsey said. “I thank my lucky stars I’m not president of Ohio State and had some of the probation problems and some of the NCAA problems  that they’ve had.”

 

Additional Response

““We understand this is not the first time President Gee has made statements he has regretted. We accept his apology. But we will go ahead and send information to his office that might improve his knowledge of the school which is, perhaps, experiencing the sharpest upward trajectory of its academic and athletic programs of any school in the country.”

Am I the only one that is kind of seeing President Ramsey in a Greek God role right now! Gosh I love this University. Oh and Gee also took shots at Uk………Which I’m ok with.