This week…..on 55…..
55 is not a state of mind or a way to live life your life…yet. It is a place to state facts and shoot down gripes. Once again I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. I worked nine straight 10+ hour days, however on my off day I think of you, my people. (Who am I…. Gandhi? maybe)
maybe not….enjoy….or not….whatevs..
1) First thing I want to say is Forget you Santa!!!!!! I told you that you were going down!!!
2) Not the real Santa though, Loooooooove Yoooooooou
3) The Cards had played UC a total of 52 times dating back to 1922 going into last year’s game with 0 overtime games…..We have now competed in and won 2 straight
4) UC Pres Santa J Ono asked for everyone to not you the letter L on Thursday December the 5th…..To that I respond WE WIN _OSERS
5) Oh we__
6) I forgot it’s not the 5th anymore….I digress
7) The Women’s Volleyball season abruptly ended Friday with a sweep to former conference foe and rival Marquette
8) Oddly enough the AAC doesn’t hold a conference tournament for Volleyball
9) I hate the AAC
10) Ha Take that AAC!
11) Oh we__
12) I keep forgetting
It has been made official and #CardNation has got their wish! On December 28th the Cards will play the Miami Hurricanes in the Russell Athletics Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl for 6:45pm and will follow the annual Battle for the Bluegrass that will tip at 4:00pm.
The Canes will come in with a 9-3 record looking for their 10th win on the season. The Cards will bring in a 11-1 record for the 2nd time in school history and arguably one of the best Defenses to ever put on the Red and White.
Tickets and Packages are available at GoCards.com
Follow offical Russell Athletic Bowl Twitter: @RussellAthBowl
Here are Quentin Snider’s highlights from this weekend’s Marshall County Hoop Fest. Snider scored 26 points in an overtime loss against Trey Lyles (Kentucky signee) and Arsenal Tech. He then had 18 points and 9 assists in their second game of the day in the win over Moss Point.
Video by @CityLeagueHoops
After the Cards win Thursday we found out they would be accepting a bid to the Russell Athletics Bowl in Orlando Florida. This is where the real question comes in: When the Cards line up in Orlando who will be on the other side of the ball? There are 3 realistic expectations here so lets take a look:
The Marshall County Hoop Fest begins today at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY. Louisville signee Quentin Snider and the Ballard Bruins will face Kentucky signee Trey Lyles and Arsenal Tech (IN) at 1:00 p.m. ET. Ballard also plays tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET against Moss Point (MS).
So if you are not going to the UofL men’s basketball game today, you can watch that on TV and have Quentin Snider pulled up on the computer at the same time.
Jeff Walz announced today that senior Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after it was discovered she has a blood clot in her lung. After she collapsed during Tuesday’s game, doctors ran numerous tests to figure out what was wrong. She will immediately begin taking blood thinners for this condition.
They still are not sure whether or not this will be a career-ending condition. Walz said ”We’re not even discussing her basketball [career] at this point in time. We’re more concerned about her health in general and trying to find out why this happened Tuesday night.”
If there is good news in any of this, it is that Slaughter’s condition was discovered and they can now begin treatment, rather than something worse happening or the doctors not being able to figure out what was wrong. We wish Antonita a speedy recovery and hope that she can play basketball again one day.
Photo courtesy of USAToday.com
Teddy Bridgewater is simply amazing. The great thing about him is he is so good off the field as well, very easy to root for. Thursday night at Cincinnati, we saw some of Teddy’s best moments. He cheered with UC students, escaped a 4th and 12 with an incredible run, and then threw a touchdown pass that resulted in twitter almost exploding. Enjoy!
Photo courtesy of USAToday.com
It is finally official: the Louisville Cardinals will play in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, FL on December 28. For the last few weeks, it had been the likely destination unless UCF were to slip up. The more they escaped their close games, the more likely that Orlando looked like the spot for the Cards to land.
This game will pit the Cards against an opponent from the ACC, but we do not know who just yet. The reps for the Russell Athletic Bowl have loved the Cards all season. They were at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium when UCF upset Louisville, and they left the stadium happy that night because they knew that they would have a shot at getting Teddy Bridgewater and the Florida-heavy roster (and alumni) of Louisville down to it’s bowl game.
Kickoff for this game is at 6:45 p.m. ET. December 28 is also the day of the Louisville-Kentucky men’s basketball game in Lexington. That game will tip at 4:00 p.m. ET. So that means it should end sometime around 6-6:15. Then you have just a little bit of time to digest that game and get ready for a bowl game. Regardless of the outcomes, December 28th will be an entertaining day for sure!
What is your favorite memory from the Keg of Nails series?—
CardinalSportsZone (@CardSportsZone) December 05, 2013
(19/16) Louisville (10-1, 6-1) @ (NR/23) Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1)
Date: Thursday December 5, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN (Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Kaylee Hartung)
Location: Cincinnati, OH (Nippert Stadium)
Capacity: 35,000 (Field-turf)
All-time Series: Cincinnati leads 29-22-1