ESPN announced Monday that the Dec. 27 basketball game featuring the fighting Cardinals of the University of Louisville and the next-level focused Blues of Lexington Basketball Academy will tip-off at 2 p.m. As previously announced, the contest will be televised on ESPN2.
GoCards.com gives a brief recap of the first scrimmage of fall camp.
Using the same math the Washington Post used in its analysis of college basketball players' worth, the C-J calculated that Russ Smith was worth $5.3 million to Louisville last season. Trez was worth about $5 million.
Dillon Avare's value? Priceless.
The new banners in the SAC are looking good pic.twitter.com/JYZn1zzBH7— mandy (@GollyItsMandy) August 12, 2014
ESPN's Andrea Adelson previews Louisville.
Best-case scenario for 2014: Gardner develops at warp-like speed and the defense immediately thrives in the new 3-4 scheme, finding players to step in and fill major holes along the line and in the secondary. Louisville pulls the surprise card as a new member of the ACC and posts a winning record against the four toughest teams on the schedule (Miami, Clemson, Florida State and Notre Dame) to hit the double-digit win total for a third straight season.
Worst-case scenario for 2014: Gardner fails to develop as anticipated and the offense sputters along, unable to take advantage of the talent it has at the skill positions. The defense cannot find adequate replacements for Marcus Smith, Preston Brown, Hakeem Smith or Pryor and struggles against a much tougher schedule. Louisville cannot quite manage the difficulties the ACC presents and ends up barely above .500.
Michael Dyer is huge.
My favorite NBA pet meme: Corgi Dieng. pic.twitter.com/wDsWMAxwvH— Nick Neuteufel (@Neuteufel) August 11, 2014
Jeff Greer recaps Monday's U of L football practice -- as told by Bobby Petrino and Lorenzo Mauldin.
Here's the full lineup:
ESPN's Big Monday Schedule (subject to change)
|January 5||7 p.m.||Notre Dame at No. 6 North Carolina||ESPN or ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||No. 19 Oklahoma at No. 17 Texas||ESPN or ESPN2|
|January 19||7 p.m.||Pittsburgh at No. 2 Duke||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||No. 19 Oklahoma at No. 10 Kansas||ESPN|
|January 26||7 p.m.||No. 21 Syracuse at No. 6 North Carolina||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||No. 17 Texas at No. 16 Iowa State||ESPN|
|February 2||7 p.m.||No. 7 Virginia at No. 6 North Carolina||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||No. 16 Iowa State at No. 10 Kansas||ESPN|
|February 9||7 p.m.||No. 2 Duke at Florida State||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||No. 16 Iowa State at No. 19 Oklahoma||ESPN|
|February 16||7 p.m.||Pittsburgh at No. 7 Virginia||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||No. 10 Kansas at West Virginia||ESPN|
|February 23||7 p.m.||No. 8 Louisville at Georgia Tech||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||No. 10 Kansas at No. 23 Kansas State||ESPN|
|March 2||7 p.m.||No. 7 Virginia at No. 21 Syracuse||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||Baylor at No. 17 Texas -or- No. 19 Oklahoma at No. 16 Iowa State||ESPN -or- ESPNU|
The Cardinal Sports Zone folks are back with their weekly basketball recruiting notebook.
Kicked off wedding week yesterday by taking down the U of L Press Box Tournament championship with my teammates Paul Rogers, Jody Demling and Katie Petrino. We may have been slightly aided by the fact that one of us is one of the better college golfers in this region. If you need a hint, it's the one of us who is still in college. I'm not just gonna spoon feed you, though. Do some work.
Also thanks to Paul for shouting out tmjoel01's work of art on the radio this morning, a post which the voice of the Cardinals believes to be the funniest in Card Chronicle history. Tmjoel01, you made it, man. It took a super creepy photoshopped picture of David Levitch fixing my bow-tie, but you made it.
NBC's Rob Dauster takes a closer look at Donovan Mitchell, whom he says was snatched away from Providence by Louisville.
Butler's 2003 upset of Louisville is distinguished as its biggest of the 2000s. Kick rocks forever, Darnell Archey.
And finally, USA Today has Louisville at No. 29 in its preseason countdown, and says the season-opener against Miami is the biggest game of the year for the Cards. Had the publication taken down the 2013-14 LCPT, the Cardinals would have landed somewhere in the FCS rankings.