The major takeaway from Rick Pitino's annual Tip-Off Luncheon speech this afternoon was his prediction that the Louisville football team will beat Florida State next Thursday.
I would love to hear Bobby Petrino turn around and boldly predict a Global Sports Showcase title for the basketball Cards during his next press conference.
My Spike Albrecht respect just went up about 82 points.
As Chris Gehring wrote about earlier, the Louisville men's soccer team scored arguably its biggest win of the season last Friday when they knocked off No. 2 Syracuse. The Cards are back in action tomorrow night when they begin the second to last week of the regular season by hosting Evansville at 7:30. Here's your match preview.
Following in the footsteps of the city of San Francisco's ban on the song "Royals" while the Giants face Kansas City in the World Series, I am calling on all Louisville radio stations to take John Anderson's 1992 country hit "Seminole Wind" out of their rotations for the next 10 days. I know advertising may suffer, I know you may lose some listeners, but you must refrain from spinning "Seminole Wind" until the Cards have shocked the world on Oct. 30. It's for the good of the entire city.
I've got my eyes and my ears on you, 98.9.
The Cards climb three spots all the way up to No. 3 in this week's power rankings from the ACC Digital Network.
Dillon Avare...still hanging https://t.co/rHa8s9AkuC— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) October 19, 2014
Louisville was once again shut out of the ACC's weekly honors.
Antonio Blakeney says the notion that he decommitted from Louisville because shoes is "a whole bunch of bull."
State of the U (Miami) previews this year's Louisville basketball team.
If you missed it last week, Jeff Greer's Q&A with Trez is must-read stuff.
It's hard for the people who follow this program and who have seen you play to imagine you being a quiet guy.
The quiet person I was when I first came here is long gone. I haven't been back to it since then. How you all see me on the court -- vocal, emotional, happy, all those things -- that's how I am off the court. I try to be the same person all the time.
Switching gears a little bit ... Russ did a Twitter Q&A this summer and he said he didn't like Kendrick Lamar as much. Then I saw that you listed him as your favorite artist. Does that bother you?
It doesn't because, being around Russ for so long, he listens to some weird music. Russ is weird. He listens to Lil B. Have you heard anything by him? Terrible. Me and Russ, musically, couldn't see eye to eye. No way. There's never in a million years a time when I'd play a Lil B song. Ever.
I listen to Kendrick Lamar because he tells a story from him growing up. That's the thing I love about him -- his story. I'm the same way with J. Cole. They tell stories in their rhymes. I'd rather have someone tell me a story and play it out than someone just on an instrumental and making noises like Lil B does. I don't want to hear that ... Everybody has their opinion of what they want to listen to. I'm not telling him what to put on his iPod.
According to ESPN, Louisville has officially been dropped from playoff consideration.
This obituary in today's Courier-Journal is beautiful.
Louisville stays at No. 12 in the latest set of rankings from Football Outsiders. Florida State, the Cards' next opponent, is at No. 18.
With hoops season now unofficially underway, the Strait Pinkie folks are offering 10 percent off their new "Dunkl" shirt to Chronicloids.
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The Timberwolves have exercised their third year player option on Gorgui Dieng.
After seeing their 16-game home winning streak snapped by Boston College, the seventh-ranked Louisville field hockey team bounced back in a big way with a 4-0 win over California.
Kevin Ware talks to the Atlanta Journal Constitution about feeling more comfortable at Georgia State, a place where he's hardly ever recognized. It also takes him a second to remember Kyle Kuric's name.
Backing the Pack looks at the positive from NC State's loss to Louisville.
Fox Sports' Reid Forgrave has a great profile of Richard Pitino.
A look at Shoni Schimmel's top 10 plays from the 2014 WNBA season.
Louisville enters Scout's top 30 college football rankings at No. 30.
NBC Sports talks about the Red-White scrimmage and says Louisville's biggest question mark for the upcoming season remains its frontcourt rotation.
The U of L women's soccer team put up a valiant effort, but fell to No. 2 Virginia 2-1 on Sunday.
I will never refrain from posting pictures of Louisville fans throwing Ls or posing in front of the logos of schools we have little to no connection with. It's pretty much my favorite new tradition of the past year. Especially when children are involved.
Mel Kiper recently revealed that he has DeVante Parker as his No. 3 wide receiver for the 2015 NFL Draft. Amari Cooper of Alabama and Jaelen Strong of Arizona State are the only two player he has above Vante.
Rick Bozich says Jude Schimmel is eager to write the final chapter of the Schimmel book at U of L.
Gerod Holliman get some love from Athlon's 10 stats to know feature.
Louisville's Gerod Holliman collected his nation-leading eighth interception of the season on the final play of the Cardinals' 30-18 win against N.C. State. Holliman is now tied with Ray Buchanan (1991) and is two behind Anthony Floyd (2010) for most interceptions in a season by a Cardinals player. Louisville still has four regular-season games remaining.
Louisville middle blocker Tess Clark has been named the ACC's Freshman of the Week for volleyball.
The ACC's Coastal Division completed the circle of life before the end of October.
A cool tidbit that was passed along to me from an attendee at the recent NCAA officials clinic: the NCAA
will be utilizing the Precision Timing System for the NCAA tournament this year. Basically, there will be a black pack the referees will wear that automatically stops the clock when the whistle blows. Should save us about 8,000 clock operator errors come March.