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Living/working in Boston. I may be the biggest fan of college sports in this town. It's such a pro-sports area up here.

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Kentucky vs. Baylor Game Thread

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Time to see who's next in line. Get on the train or get out of the way.

Clint Hurtt, HCCS need to give this kid a scholarship

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Youth league institutes TD limit to hold back 11-year-old via Rivals

Looks like things might work out for Demarcus Smith afterall

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via the Orlando Sentinel "University of Central Florida quarterback Jeff Godfrey has been arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license." Probably just a slap on the wrist

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Storrs = OWNED by Card Chronicle

NJCard sporting the victorious shirt at Gampel Pavilion

It's been a while...

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Courtesy of espn   NET YARDS PER GAME LEADERS RK TEAM YDS YDS/G PASS P YDS/G RUSH R YDS/G PTS PTS/G 1 Louisville 2307 461.4 1254 250.8 1090 218.0 155 31.0 2 Cincinnati 2082 416.4 1348 2...

Early look at the top 20 recruiting classes of 2011

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Charlie Strong.......it feels sooo right 16. Louisville Number of verbal commitments: 11 Key recruit: DeMarcus Smith Still on the board: Lamar Dawson Next year's name to know: Josh Harris Freshman to follow: Jason Hatcher Comment: Charlie Strong continues his hot recruiting. With 11 commitments, Louisville is well on its way to a deep class with some impressive talent. An injury ended Smith's junior campaign prematurely, but his sophomore season, in which he tossed for more than 3,200 yards, was remarkable. Ballard's DeVante Parker should see the field sooner rather than later for the Cardinals. Strong will need to continue to lock up the top players in the city while also expanding his reach into other states like Florida, where he is well-established.

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Updated PJCS Seating Chart

Since we (in the general blog sense) are in the mood for more PJCS updates, here is the predicted seating chart for the upcoming season. Quick thoughts: my usual student seats on the 50 are no...

Final Four Game Thread

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via thebiglead.com   Here's for living the dream

For the Pitino/Current senior class haters

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Total Big East Conference Wins 2006-Current 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 Total Louisville 11 16 14 12 53 Pittsburgh 13 15 10 12 50 Syracuse 15 1...

Wussiest Mascot Tournament: THE EAST

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Moving on to the East: Some of my favorite mascots are in this region. For my money, you can't beat the Mountaineers. There aren't too many lame mascots coming out of the East regional. (...

Weakest Mascot Tournament: The South

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I'm pretty certain some weak mascots came out of the Metro conference back in the day: Billikens, Cardinals, Hokies, Green Wave, 49rs. Let's take a look at the South bracket, and boy, there's some...

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Brandon Lang picks the Cards for his dark horse

I was listening to Bob and Tom on the ride in this morning and they had Brandon Lang, sports handicapper (http://www.brandonlang.com/) on the show. They asked for his dark horse upset special. I'm...

Weakest Mascot Tournament: The West

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Forget making your picks based upon seeds or their performance over the last months. This year, my wife is going to pick the most helpless mascot to win. So, here is IMO who would lose in a...

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Kyle Kuric Finishes Syracuse, Freedom Hall erupts

Here's some video from my awesome seats (italics = sarcasm). Watch after the 30 s mark when Kuric calls for it. He knows it's going down with authority. Like Syracuse's mom. Double click to get...

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Legends of the Hall

Griff's face is hard to top. 

Farewell Freedom Hall...we're movin' on up

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Well we're movin on up,To the riverside.To a deluxe arena in the sky.Movin on up,To the riverside.We finally got a piece of the pie.No more caramel corn stinkin';Hot Dogs burnin' on the grill.Took...

Edgar Sosa hits the campaign trail

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via ESPN By Eamonn Brennan Edgar Sosa hits the campaign trail And Rick Pitino isn't happy about it. Edgar Sosa has been having his best statistical season of his tumultuous Louisville career. ("Tumultuous" feels like an overstatement, given the subject of today's other Louisville-related post, but there's no denying that Sosa's relationship with his head coach -- and his play on the court -- have been both brilliant and frustrating during his tenure as a Card.) Sosa doesn't think people are talking about his play enough, and so he decided to do cut to the chase and engage in a little personal PR. He decided to tell us: "I think I'm playing the best I've played here at Louisville," he said. "I always think that I can play better and do more, but the funny thing is, I'm not being mentioned or talked about. When I measure up my numbers with the rest of the point guards in the country, our numbers are either the same or mine are better." Sosa is averaging 13 points and four assists per game, and his percentages are all higher than at any time in his career. Then again, if Sosa is measuring himself against, say, John Wall -- and that seems most likely, given their proximity -- he's a little off. Wall is averaging nearly 17 points and seven assists, as well as 3.5 rebounds and two steals per game. Villanova's Scottie Reynolds is up around 19 points per game. (The tempo-free numbers aren't that much kinder; Sosa doesn't crack the top 100 in assist rate, for example.) And Kentucky and Villanova aren't fighting for a tournament spot; they're fighting for No. 1 seeds. Sosa's Cardinals have been unlucky in spots, but they're still very much a bubble team. Still, that's almost beside the point. Why? Because you know Pitino isn't going to be happy about this. Time for the money quote: "I don't know what it's going to accomplish by looking at other point guards," Pitino said. "A, it's not going to help us win; B, it's not going to help him get drafted; and C, it's not going to help him become a better basketball player." All valid points, though I would say Sosa's public relations effort could theoretically help get him drafted. It never hurts to tell pro scouts, "Hey, look at me! I'm pretty good!" Maybe they'll put down their Wall and Reynolds reports and fish around for some Sosa tape instead? Maybe. But the only real way to impress people as a college basketball player is to deliver that message on the court. Trust me, Edgar. We'll notice. We'll write about it. Until then, probably best to listen to your coach. He might know a thing or two about PR.

Doppelganger week

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It's the end of "Doppelganger Week" and I was wondering how we could embarass the team and give our rivals some blackmail photos. Well, MyHeritage.com had the answer. Celebrity look-a-likes. I...

Pirate Links, Notes, and Quotes..........aarrrrrrrrrr

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      Your Thursday Gonzo   Catch the fever as your Louisville Cardinals take on Jeremy Hazell and some other people dressed up as pirates. Speak of the devil, here he is shooting like he's on...

I had to throw this picture in there Jerry Wainwright was fired Monday as the basketball coach at...

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I had to throw this picture in there Jerry Wainwright was fired Monday as the basketball coach at DePaul, which has lost 22 straight regular-season games in the Big East Conference. He was replaced on an interim basis by assistant Tracy Webster. The Blue Demons are 7-8 and 0-3 in the Big East this season, Wainwright's fifth at DePaul. He has two years left on his contract after this season. "At this time a change needed to be made in the direction of the men's basketball program at DePaul University," athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto said in a statement. http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory?id=9531397

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Card Chronicle in Hawai'i

Aloha from Turtle Bay Cards fans. Alas, it has been spent inside still recovering from some stomach flu/raging head cold/allergy to beautiful weather. I can't even get the game on ESPN360 today...

Kenny Carter to be named UofL Running Back Coach?

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Former Florida Gators running backs coach Stan Drayton has been rehired to his former job according to three sources close to the team. Drayton, who spent last season in the same position with the Syracuse Orange, left the Gators in a lateral move to the Tennessee Volunteers before the 2008 season. Florida’s running backs coach position opened after current assistant Kenny Carter decided to accept the same job with head coach Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals It looks like we're getting some good coaches to fall into place. Sorry for taking all your coaches Florida.

The first half...

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  So I was watching a UFC fight yesterday, and wouldn't you know it, a basketball game broke out.  My quick thoughts on the first half (more to come from Mr. CC himself):    Good and bad stat of...

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UofL Basketball Intramurals? I need a team.

OK, shameless plug for myself.  I need to be on an intramural basketball team. I'm a graduate student in Biochemistry and, wouldn't you know it, I can't pull together enough basketball playing...

Strong has some recruiting pull

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I forgot what recruiting 4star athletes was like....... B.J. Butler has not decommitted from his pledge to attend the University of Georgia, but he's close. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound athlete from Kissimmee Osceola is a Louisville offer away from putting the Bulldogs in his rearview mirror. Ex-Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong's exodus to Louisville has caused plenty of stir around the SEC region, and most of it has had a magnetic pull toward the Cardinals. In fact, Butler said late Christmas Eve that he will decommit Georgia if offered by Strong. "I'm still committed to Georgia, but I'm going up to Louisville for a visit on January 8th," Butler said. "I really want to play for Coach Strong, so I'm thinking about going to Louisville." Strong, of course, was recruiting Butler fairly hard while with UF, but that did not appeal to Butler and he committed to Georgia early last spring, April 18. "Coach Strong, he's just a real person," Butler said. "He's a good coach, a good friend. He'll teach you right from wrong and get you right." Butler had some issues with getting right toward the end of his senior year, when Osceola Coach Jeff Rolson suspended him for the final two games for "disciplinary reasons." "It wasn't an argument or anything like that," said Butler, who would have been reinstated had Osceola been able to get past Lakeland in the state quarterfinals. "They said I was uncoachable and disrespectful. They told me to hit the house, so I hit the house." Butler did not say that Georgia's firing of defensive coordinator Willie Martinez had any effect on his decision. He's just very interested in playing for Strong. He's projected as a linebacker/defensive end at the next level, but he played everything from quarterback to wide receiver to linebacker and defensive end for the Kowboys. And when asked if he would decommit as soon as Louisville offered, Butler said, matter-of-factly, "Yes sir."

Former Florida QB seeks fresh start after arrest

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"Newton, kicked off the team last year after he was arrested and charged with stealing another student's laptop, led Blinn College (Texas) to the junior college national championship earlier this month and is being courted by several Football Bowl Subdivision teams. The junior college signing period began Wednesday, and according to Newton's father, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound versatile quarterback is considering Arizona, Auburn, Louisville, Kansas State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Oklahoma and a few others." Sounds like from the article the arrest was a bad mixup, but I'd check into this guy before making any quick decisions. Nonetheless, as he was Tebow's understudy, I would imagine Strong would have an inside track on grabbing him. As he is currently a JUCO player, he would be immediately eligible and would certainly breath some life into the quarterback position here: this is no ordinary JUCO transfer, people. Maybe Z Stoudt caught wind of this?

An open letter to Jerry Smith's shooting form

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Dear Jerry Smith's shooting form,   I have always been a huge fan of yours. One of my all-time favorite UofL memories was your magical moment at Marquette. I write you to perhaps point out...

Caracter to make UTEP debut vs. New Mexico St

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He's baa-aack. I don't know who to root for in this matchup, but I do know that either team would probably beat our squad right now and Samardo would get out-rebounded even by DC. "Derrick Caracter will make his return to college basketball Sunday against New Mexico State. UTEP coach Tony Barbee told FOXSports.com the once-heralded high school star has been cleared academically to play for the Miners for the rest of the season. The 6-foot-8 1/2, 270-pound Caracter is a New Jersey native was at one time the No. 1 high school player in the nation. Caracter spent two up-and-down seasons at Louisville — much of it in Rick Pitino's doghouse. Caracter averaged 8.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 18 games as a freshman and 8.3 points and 4.5 boards per game as a sophomore. Caracter was basically forced to leave Louisville as his grades plummeted and his weight ballooned. He was set to turn pro, but declined an invitation to the Orlando pre-draft camp and wound up transferring to UTEP — where he has set out the past year."

Dumervil the Sack Machine

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There was a time when UofL churned out good NFL prospects. Dumervil is now earning a reputation in the NFL as a sack machine. This is a good read, and it's good to see that the newly-found Broncos' defense is being anchored by such a great guy. I still hear the echoes....Du Du Duuuumervil

Good UofL Bball recruiting update

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Apparently we picked up a commitment: Russell Smith, a 6'1" guard from South Kent (CT) School via NYC for the 2010 class

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