New Podcast: Basketball Summer Update, All Time Pitino Team & Recruiting

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On Wednesday evening we recorded out first podcast in a couple of weeks. Believe it or not, there was actually quite a bit to run down. We spent the first part of the show recapping Rick Pitino’s recent summer update on his team. Two key talking points from there was the expectations for the freshman class and also the position comments about senior Wayne Blackshear.

We spent a good amount of time breaking down the recent “All Time Pitino Team For $15″ game.

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via @GabeDuverge

The rest of the show we discussed football recruiting, the Kentucky, UofL game moving to ESPN2 and the World Cup following in the city of Louisville. We also had a healthy discussion about the recent article from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman regarding which college coaches do the best at preparing their players for the NBA.

New Cardinal Connect Podcast

Cardinal Connect Podcast

After a three week hiatus, the crew and I finally sat down to record another podcast. Fortunately, other than the red hot Cardinal baseball club, the news has been relatively slow over the past couple of weeks. However, that doesn’t mean we couldn’t find plenty to talk about.

On today’s show we spent a little time recapping Louisville baseball’s regional title win and briefly looked ahead to the Super Regional. We also discussed Russ Smith & Luke Hancock’s recent NBA workouts, Montrezl Harrell’s significant return, the freak athlete is DeVante Parker and last but not least, my recent trip to Mexico.

New Podcast: NFL Draft Recap & Much More

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On Monday evening (5/12/2014) we recorded our second podcast since leaving the daily radio show. Although it’s been a couple of weeks, there weren’t a ton of topics to dive into other than the NFL draft.

We spent some time talking about the four Louisville players drafted and how they fit with their new teams. We also mentioned the undrafted free agent signings. Other topics include David Padgett rejoining the staff, Mangok Mathiang’s arrest a few other surprises.

The Long Overdue Podcast: Spring Football Recap, Early Look Into Hoops & Much More

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On Saturday morning we recorded the long overdue podcast since the departure from the radio station. Myself, Brandon Zellers and JD Coffey discussed all of the things that have happened in the past few weeks, including Montrezl Harrell’s return, the expectation for next year’s team and wrapping up spring football.

We also discussed the departure from the radio station and the future of The Cardinal Connect and where you’ll be able to hear and see us going forward.

An Update On The Radio Show

on the air 1Throughout the week I’ve mentioned this a couple of times via my Twitter account, but in case you missed it, on April 1st I decided to step down from my position with 1450 WXVW as the afternoon 5-6 PM host.

The podcasts from the show became one of the more popular features on the website and I know a lot of folks listened live over the past couple of years.

I’m greatly appreciative of the opportunity that I was given at 1450 WXVW. I started with a twice weekly show in 2011 called “The Cardinal Connection” and was later given the weekday afternoon drive slot.

It was a great run and a lot of fun to celebrate the “Year of the Cardinal” every day from 5-6. It was just time for me to move on and make the best decision for myself.

You haven’t heard the last of me, though. I’ll be sure to keep everyone in the loop if and when things develop.

Until then, we’ll probably be going back to the unfiltered podcast/webcast format on a weekly basis, which is where it all got started.

Podcast: Louisville’s Season Comes To A Disappointing End

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David Phillip – Associated Press

If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we discussed Louisville’s disappointing loss to Kentucky and recapped the season as a while.

Podcast: How Friendly Are Pitino & Calipari?

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Jamie Rhodes – USA Today Sports

If you missed Thursday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we were live at Oxmoor Ford Lincoln to once again preview Friday’s big game. We spent a lot of time talking about the comments from Pitino and Calipari’s press conferences. Greg Brohm also joined us for a segment.

Podcast: Wednesday’s Show Live From Cluckers In Cardinal Towne

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Jamie Rhodes – USA Today Sports

If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we were live at Cluckers in Cardinal Towne on the UofL campus. As expected, we continued to talk about Friday’s big game and also discussed the Steve Masiello situation.

Podcast: Battle Of The Bluegrass – Callers Share Their Predictions

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Photo: CBS Sports

If you missed Tuesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we opened up the phone lines and let the callers sound off with their predictions for Friday’s epic battle between Louisville and Kentucky.

We’ll be live at Cluckers on the UofL campus in Cardinal Towne from 5-6 tomorrow. I expect we’ll have a good crowd on hand. If you can’t make it, you can always tune-in to 1450 The Sports Buzz.

Podcast: Breaking Down The Brackets – Final Four Predictions

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If you missed Wednesdays’ edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. On today’s show we discussed the possibility of Louisville potentially adding a transfer next season and also broke down each region of the NCAA tournament. I also revealed my Final Four picks. Click here to listen from your mobile device.