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Talking University of Louisville basketball, football and more with the Courier-Journal's Jeff Greer.

Talking University of Louisville basketball, football and more with the Courier-Journal's Jeff Greer.
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Talking University of Louisville basketball, football and more with the Courier-Journal's Jeff Greer.




Inside Louisville football with Matt Fortuna

This week's episode features a lengthy conversation with The Athletic's Matt Fortuna, who spent two days with Louisville football in the build-up to the Alabama game, and then watched the matchup from the sidelines. Matt was in the pre-game team meeting when Bobby Petrino revealed two big gifts from the Ali family to his team. The discussion bounces around, from initial takeaways to the season opener to Brian VanGorder to Jawon Pass.


The Alabama preview, the second edition

Louisville football writer Jake Lourim joins the show for the second part of the Alabama-Louisville preview. We talk Jawon Pass - a lot - and also throw out some prop bets to get the conversation going.


The Alabama Preview, first edition

In the first of two Alabama-Louisville previews, we talk to Alabama beat writer Michael Casagrande. He details Alabama's offseason storylines, focusing on the Crimson Tide's quarterback situation. The discussion covers just about every other position group for the Tide, too. Who does Michael like in Saturday's game? Well ... his best piece of advice is beware of openers. The rest? You'll have to listen to find out.


A Louisville football season preview

Louisville football season is fast approaching, which means there is no better time than now to start throwing out wild predictions. The Courier Journal's Louisville football writer Jake Lourim joins the CardsHQ podcast for this week's episode, and he was tasked with picking stat leaders for the Cards. He was also given an over/under for Louisville's win total this season, and we put him on record for expectations for Jawon Pass. The discussion is all about Louisville football from the...


Get to know Josh Nickelberry

Josh Nickelberry became a popular figure with Louisville sports fans when he became the first high school player to pledge to play for Chris Mack's Cardinals. The North Carolina native, a four-star prospect ranked in the top 100 nationally in the Class of 2019, is a scoring guard who committed to Louisville in May. In this episode of the CardsHQ podcast, we talk about Josh's upbringing and his family. He reveals his go-to video game. He details life with a new puppy named Bella. And he...


Louisville basketball recruiting updates with Rivals' Corey Evans

"In four months' time, they've become involved with these tip-top guys they've maybe spoken with once before. That's impressive in its own right." recruiting analyst Corey Evans breaks down Louisville basketball's recruiting strategy under the new guidance of Chris Mack.


A discussion on Louisville's new life in the NBA

It was a banner season for former Louisville basketball stars in the NBA. Donovan Mitchell was in the thick of the Rookie of the Year race, winning the players' vote but falling in the official award chase, voted by a panel of journalists. He also led the Utah Jazz to the Western Conference semifinals. Terry Rozier broke through in the playoffs, helping the Boston Celtics reach the Eastern Conference finals with Kyrie Irving sidelined. Naturally we enlisted Louisville's own Haley...


An NBA draft preview with Sam Vecenie

The NBA draft is Thursday night. For Louisville basketball, there isn't a prospect on the same level as Montrezl Harrell, Donovan Mitchell or Terry Rozier in previous years. There is, however, some intrigue. Where does Ray Spalding end up? Do Deng Adel or Anas Mahmoud get drafted? What is Quentin Snider's professional future? To help us, we enlisted Sam Vecenie, who writes exhaustive, well-researched NBA draft analysis for The Athletic and hosts the Game Theory Podcast.


Catching up with Anas Mahmoud

Former Louisville center Anas Mahmoud is two months into the NBA draft process, training with a small group of prospects in California. He graduated from Louisville at the end of April with a degree in sports administration and is hoping to become one of the few Egyptians to play professional basketball in the United States. In his conversation on the CardsHQ podcast, Mahmoud talks first about his workouts and lifestyle changes since his college career ended. From there, the discussion...


A chat with Dino Gaudio

Louisville basketball assistant coach Dino Gaudio joins the show this week to discuss his new gig and much more. The conversation starts with Gaudio's childhood story of growing up around the steel mills in eastern Ohio. Gaudio tells the funny tale of joining Skip Prosser's staff at Central Catholic in Wheeling, West Virginia, too. From there, Gaudio details his close friendship with Prosser, who was his primary basketball influence. The two coached together at Xavier and Wake Forest, and...


A Condoleezza Rice handshake tale and the commission's failures

It's a jam-packed new CardsHQ podcast this week, with lots and lots to talk about, but it starts off, well, extremely uncomfortably. We hope you're sitting down for the first few minutes, because Jeff tells the awkward story of his flubbed handshake with Condoleezza Rice, the chairperson of the Commission on College Basketball better known as the former national security advisor and secretary of state. Then he tries to settle his stomach with the tale of his introduction to Joe Biden a few...


Why Jeff hates the NFL draft and more

This episode is wide-ranging, starting with a breakdown of Louisville basketball's roster and what it needs for next season. Then there's the graduate transfer and Courtney Ramey discussion. From there, I take a detour for a mini-rant about the extremely silly season that is the NFL draft portion of the calendar. If a guy can play, he can play. That simple. Then we finish with NBA draft chatter about Louisville's four departing players.


A conversation about Chris Mack

Louisville basketball has its new coach, with Chris Mack now at the helm. The latest CardsHQ podcast is a full breakdown of the coaching search; David Padgett's future; the Mack hire; and our story from San Antonio after spending two days with the Macks. There's also a few clips of Mack talking about the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry and his thoughts on the ACC and Virginia.


Coaching search and spring football

It's just about time for the Louisville basketball coaching search to kick into high gear, so hoops writer Jeff Greer sets the table. The conversations ranges, with discussion about Louisville's athletics director search; interim coach David Padgett's future; and potential candidates for the job. Jeff's thoughts on the search come from months of conversations with agents, coaches and others either close to Louisville's program; close to potential candidates; or interested in the subject....


Should Louisville sue the NCAA?

Louisville lost its appeal in the Andre McGee NCAA infractions case, forcing the school to vacate its 2012 Final Four appearance and 2013 national title. The decision also upheld the Committee on Infractions' ruling that Louisville must repay its shared NCAA Tournament revenue from the 2012-15 postseason appearances. Can Louisville sue? Sure. Should they sue? We talk to attorney Keith Poynter, a Louisville fan, about what he would advise the university to do.


What's wrong with Louisville basketball?

It's a big question: What is up with Louisville? After three consecutive losses and four in the last five, Louisville is tumbling down the ACC standings and in search of some answers. This latest episode starts with the big picture: Where do Louisville's NCAA Tournament chances stand? From there, the discussion goes into the nitty gritty. Defense is the biggest culprit behind Louisville's skid. The Cards' inability to defend driving guards is hurting the entire defensive effort, forcing...


CardsHQ coordinators, investigators, Virginia, oh my

It's a jam-packed episode, with three different topics covered. First up, Louisville football writer Jake Lourim joins the show to discuss the Cards' new defensive coordinator, Brian VanGorder, and what his hiring says about the football program. Then, columnist Tim Sullivan joins the conversation to talk about the private investigator the university's outside law firm hired to look into former athletics director Tom Jurich. Lastly, there's a short breakdown of Louisville-Virginia on...


A talk with Miami writer Matt Porter

Jeff Greer's old pal Matt Porter joins the podcast to discuss Miami hoops, the FBI investigation, the time Jeff wore a cheerleader outfit on a street corner and Florida high school football. First, the duo breaks down Miami and its upcoming matchup against Louisville. Then the conversation switches to football. Jeff and Matt covered Lamar Jackson in his early prep days at Boynton Beach High. Where does Jackson rank among the great players they saw?


A chat with Mike Rutherford

Mike Rutherford from the Card Chronicle and WKRD-790 joins the podcast to discuss the state of Louisville basketball fans as the Cards start ACC play. The conversation goes in a lot of directions, from Louisville's current mood about its team to a potential coaching search in the coming months.


Lamar Jackson's NFL decision and Louisville hoops debriefing

The CardsHQ podcast is an action-packed episode this week, with a bunch of unpacking to do on Louisville basketball and plenty to discuss related to Lamar Jackson and Louisville football. Louisville football writer Jake Lourim joins the show for the conversation, which starts with Jackson and moves to Louisville hoops from there.