TAG: University of Louisville

College / Mar 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The Only 8 Teams That Can Win The NCAA Tournament This Year

Gary Harris

Gary Harris (Reese Strickland/USA TODAY Sports)

The Madness in March is underway. Those that call college basketball boring will now experience a change of heart as dreams will come true and hearts will break. March creates some of the greatest memories for sports fans all over the world. What does this year’s tournament have in store? No one knows, because what cannot be seen can’t be predicted. Read More »

College / Mar 18, 2014 / 4:30 pm

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

T.J. Warren

T.J. Warren (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

The Midwest region is, without a doubt, the toughest region in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Three of the four teams that made the Final Four last year have been placed in the Midwest. Wichita State, Michigan and Louisville are seeded No. 1, 2 and 4 in the region, with the three seed being the Duke Blue Devils. Read More »

College / Mar 12, 2014 / 1:30 pm

A Breakdown Of 7 Major Conference Tournaments

T.J. Warren

T.J. Warren (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

Many may argue conference tournament week is better than the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Every team in the country still has an opportunity of making the Dance at the start of the week, but as the days go by, more and more dreams are crushed. Teams have to win three, four and sometimes five straight games in as many days to claim an automatic bid in the field of 68. Read More »

College / Feb 26, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Don’t Pick These 5 Teams In The NCAA Tournament

Russ Smith

Russ Smith (photo. Jamie Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports)

As March arrives in only three days, the madness talk has already begun. At this point in the season it is time to separate the pretenders from the contenders. Everyone waits for Selection Sunday to fill out their office brackets in which they hope will finally result in a pay day at the tournament’s conclusion. Without knowing any potential matchups, I listed five ranked teams that will cause bracket masters to scratch their heads this March. The five teams below are all schools having very good seasons but each has flaws that should come into consideration when filling out your bracket. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / May 31, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Peyton Siva Talks Horse Racing, His NBA Future & Rick Pitino’s Tattoo

Peyton Siva

Peyton Siva (photo. Louisville Athletics)

By now everybody knows about the magical run Louisville made to the NCAA title this year. A preseason favorite to win it all, the Cards won the Big East title before winning the whole thing in dramatic fashion. While their miraculous run will be defined by the team’s ability to overcome the devastating injury to Kevin Ware, the team shared a bond that went even deeper than that. Read More »

Video / Apr 9, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Trey Burke’s Nasty Rejection Of Peyton Siva: Foul Or No Foul?

Trey Burke

No foul or foul? That is the question, and it’s an important one because not only was this play by Trey Burke at a critical juncture in last night’s NCAA Championship Game, it also could’ve been one of the best blocks we’ve seen in a while from a point guard. Peyton Siva is surely happy they blew the whistle. Us? Not so much. Read More »

College / Apr 9, 2013 / 12:30 pm

10 Things I Learned From March Madness

Kevin Ware

Russ Smith (photo. Louisville Athletics)

There’s always a huge letdown on the morning after March Madness finally ends (even if it is technically April). You see the game. You watch “One Shining Moment” and then boom, no more brackets, no more upsets, no more score checking at work or office pools or Saturday afternoons spent in front of the television with the added benefit of actually valid excuses. The world is so much more dull. Read More »

Smack / Apr 9, 2013 / 2:56 am

Louisville Knocks Out Michigan To Win Their First National Championship In 27 Years

Peyton Siva

Peyton Siva (photo. Louisville Athletics)

After having one of their family members break his leg in half right in front of their bench, it was only fitting that this tournament, this season would end with the Louisville Cardinals winning a championship for the school (its first in 27 years), for Rick Pitino (who found out yesterday he’ll be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame), and for Kevin Ware (for obvious reasons). Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 5, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kenny Smith Says Brittney Griner Can Be The Magic/Bird Of The WNBA

Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith has been a part of the professional basketball world for more than 25 years. A consensus first-team All-American out of North Carolina, Smith won two NBA championships with the Houston Rockets and played 10 seasons in the league before making the switch to broadcasting. He’s spent the past 15 seasons as a studio analyst for the Emmy award-winning Inside the NBA on TNT and for the past three years, he’s been a studio analyst for the CBS’ NCAA Division I Championship coverage. Read More »

College / Apr 5, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Final Four Breakdown: Why Louisville Will Beat Wichita State

Gorgui Dieng

Gorgui Dieng (photo. Louisville Athletics)

When talking about the Final Four, it is expected year in and year out that power conferences such as the Big East and Big 12 are represented during college basketball’s final weekend. The Missouri Valley Conference is certainly not one of those conferences. It’s rare that we get a David and Goliath matchup during the Final Four. However, the Wichita State Shockers go into this weekend’s play as a No. 9 seed, joining an unlikely group of mid-major Final Four participants (George Mason in 2006, VCU and Butler in 2011 and Penn in 1979) that made history. Read More »