Damn, Louisville plays hard. I love watching them play.— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) January 26, 2016
If you missed the news last night, four former Cardinals, including Teddy Bridgewater, are headed to the Pro Bowl.
Jeff Greer has Louisville at No. 2 in his latest ACC power rankings.
Mangok Mathiang would like you to know that you are appreciated.
What does your Scholarship mean to you?
"My scholarship is something that I worked toward since my high school years. I always wanted to achieve to the point that I could get a full scholarship to a great school where I could feel comfortable with everyone around me.
What does it mean to be a Cardinal?
"It means family. Being a Cardinal is a place that you can call home and know who has your back at all times. I've had a lot of teammates here that I can truly call brothers."
If you could say anything to our fans, what would it be?
"Simply to say thank you. They always stay beside us no matter what happens. There are a lot of 'haters' out there, but when everyone stays together, you never know what is possible."
Why did you choose Louisville?
"From the first time I came to Louisville, I just clicked with all of my teammates. There was nothing forced, just everyone became mates from my first visit on. In addition, our coaching staff spoke all about business and achieving success. I wanted to be a successful man, so I chose to come here."
Your ACC power plays of the week (video) are here.
Samaki Walker says that Kobe Bryant sucker punched him back in 2002 over 100 bucks.
Walker -- who played on the Lakers from 2001 to 2003 -- appeared on Brown and Scoop on CBS Radio's Play.It and detailed the entire incident ... saying Bryant struck him on the team bus in an effort to collect a gambling debt.
Walker says Kobe had won a half-court shot game the team often played -- where everyone throws a $100 in the pot -- and the person who hits the shot collects.
Walker told Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson and Jake Brown that Kobe confronted him on the team bus and hit him up for the cash ... and when Walker told him he'd pay him later, Kobe unleashed the fist.
"It was a sucker punch. Right to the face," Walker said ... "Out of nowhere. I'm sitting down on the bus and I said this man is crazy."
Eventually, Walker says Shaq's bodyguard, Jerome, got Kobe to apologize ... but it's clear, he's still pissed about it.
Louisville has offered class of 2017 linebacker Monty Rice from Alabama.
Former Cardinal soccer star and MLS No. 1 draft pick Andrew Farrell is reportedly receiving some serious interest from Peru.
OV this weekend at Louisville! ⚪️ #L1C4— Dez Fitzpatrick0⃣1⃣ (@dezfitz8) January 25, 2016
Some big time tennis talent is headed to the city for the first Louisville International Open in August.
It's Senior Bowl week, and Sheldon Rankins is already getting some serious love.
One of the best positions in this draft, and the talent in Mobile backs it up. I have to start with Sheldon Rankins out of Louisville. If I had to put money down on one prospect to catch everyone's attention this week, it is Rankins. I think he dominates one on ones. Rankins is ahead of the game in terms of hand use. I am not calling Rankins Kawann Short, but they win in similar ways: pass rushing awareness and intent to lift, catch and separate a blockers hands in order to gain the balance and positioning advantage.
1. Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins
2. EKU EDGE Noah Spence
3. Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard
4. Louisiana Tech DL Vernon Butler
5. NDSU QB Carson Wentz
6. Penn State DL Austin Johnson
7. Utah State EDGE Kyler Fackrell
8. Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon
9. Kansas State OL Cody Whitehair
10. LSU LB Deion Jones
11. Alabama LB Reggie Ragland
12. Stanford T Kyle Murphy
13. Illinois DL Jihad Ward
14. Michigan State C Jack Allen
15. Washington St OL Joe Dahl
16. Alabama DL Jarran Reed
17. Stanford G Joshua Garnett
18. Temple CB Tavon Young
19. Ohio State WR Braxton Miller
20. Missouri LB Kentrell Brothers
Indiana has started to play defense and now we can't make fun of Tom Crean as much.
Louisville is a No. 5 seed according to The Sporting News.
Forecastle has announced some additional acts to this summer's lineup.
James Burgess was voted best linebacker at last weekend's East-West Shrine Game.
A recap of the Cards' triumph at the Carrier Dome last night.
Five baseball Cardinals have been named preseason All-Americans by D1Baseball.com.
Creighton at Georgetown, 6:30 p.m., FS1
Mississippi State at No. 24 South Carolina, 7 p.m., SEC Network
Kansas State at No. 6 West Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPN News
Texas Tech at No. 1 Oklahoma, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Memphis at UCF, 7 p.m., CBS Sports
No. 25 Indiana at Wisconsin, 7 p.m., ESPN
No. 13 Virginia at Wake Forset, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Florida State at Boston College, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Ohio at Toledo, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Ball State at Buffalo, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Central Michigan at Miami (OH), 7 p.m., ESPN3
TCU at Texas, 8 p.m., Longhorn Network
Drake at Illinois State, 8 p.m., ESPN3
No. 5 Xavier at No. 16 Providence, 8:30 p.m., FS1
Florida at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m., ESPNU
Georgia at LSU, 9 p.m., ESPN
Tennessee at Alabama, 9 p.m., SEC Network
Southeastern Louisiana at Texas A&M-CC, 9 p.m., CBS Sports
Wyoming at Fresno State, 10 p.m., ESPN3
San Diego State at Nevada, 11 p.m., ESPNU