Gorgui Dieng Talks About his time at UofL, the NBA, his camp, and more.

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Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t ask Gorgui who is going to win the NBA title this season. He doesn’t care.

Lorenzo Mauldin NFL Draft Hype Video

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Going to miss this guy in 2015!

CardinalSportsZone Podcast 4/20/15: Spring Game, Battle, Lee Updates

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If you didn’t or couldn’t listen to the CardinalSportsZone podcast live today, it’s available here! Who caught our eye at the Spring game? What is the word on Damian Lee and Tyus Battles visits? We have a podcast tab where all episodes will be kept. You can also favorite CardinalSportsZone.com/podcast in your browser. The CardinalSportsZone podcast is available on iTunes! Click on the badge below to subscribe today! Call in to the show on Monday’s and Friday’s at our regular time of noon at (914) 338-0180.

As always we hope you enjoy todays episode of the CardinalSportsZone Podcast:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/csz/2015/04/20/cardinalsportszone-podcast-42015

 

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Kentucky Fans are now Licking Cars

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Photo: the-boneyard.com

This is one of those times where I have to step out of the Louisville sports world and pass along something just crazy from down the road. Yes, some people will say “This isn’t Louisville news. Why is it on here?” Well, because it deals with our rival, makes them look weird, and because I can post it. :-)

Apparently, the new “thing” is licking Devin Booker’s…car. From SBNation.com:

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Louisville Baseball Remains Ranked #3

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Photo: GoCards.com

The Louisville Cardinals remain ranked 3rd in the country in the Perfect Game College Baseball rankings. They went 3-1 last week and that was highlighted by a series sweep of Wake Forest. The play that everyone is talking about from the series is Corey Ray’s steal of home to win the game and complete the sweep. Here is that play with Sean Moth on the call. The full poll is also below.

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DeVante Parker NFL Draft Hype Video

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

One of the greatest to ever wear a UofL uniform. The 2015 NFL Draft begins on Thursday April 30.

Damion Lee and Tyus Battle Both Visiting Louisville Sunday

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Photo: AP

The next few days could be very big for the future of Louisville basketball as two players will be taking official visits. Drexel transfer Damion Lee, who you have probably heard of by now, wraps up a visit to Arizona on Sunday and will be in Louisville at some point of the day. Five star shooting guard Tyus Battle, who is in the class of 2016, will also be on campus and is fresh off of a visit to Duke.

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Video: Corey Ray Steals Home for the Win

You don’t see this very often. Louisville’s Corey Ray stole home on Saturday with the game tied in the bottom of the 9th to give the Cards a 6-5 victory and sweep the series over Wake Forest. A walk-off steal?

Louisville Football Spring Game Highlights

I didn’t go to the game, so this is likely all you will see on here regarding the spring game.

CardinalSportsZone Podcast 4/17/15: Spring Game, Basketball Recruiting Update

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If you didn’t or couldn’t listen to the CardinalSportsZone podcast live today, it’s available here! Who will be the 10 players to watch tonight? We give our thoughts! More Basketball recruiting updates also. Where is everyone watching the game tonight from? We all tell you where we are or are not watching it at. We have a podcast tab where all episodes will be kept. You can also favorite CardinalSportsZone.com/podcast in your browser. The CardinalSportsZone podcast is available on iTunes! Click on the badge below to subscribe today! Call in to the show on Monday’s and Friday’s at our regular time of noon at (914) 338-0180.

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Louisville Football Spring Hype Video

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Well, this is awesome.

Ryan McMahon Officially Signs With Louisville

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The University of Louisville has announced that guard Ryan McMahon has officially signed and will be a member of the basketball team for the 2014-15 season. McMahon joins Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel, Raymond Spalding, and Trey Lewis as new members of the team. Lewis is a graduate transfer that will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Rick Pitino released a statement about McMahon, saying that he will likely redshirt.

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Traffic Information for Friday’s Spring Football Game

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Photo: AP/Garry Jones

Official press release from UofL regarding traffic on Friday evening.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With road construction on Floyd Street near the University of Louisville campus, some traffic patterns will be adjusted into parking areas surrounding Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for Friday’s 7 p.m. Red-White football spring game.

Fans should consider the following travel tips to avoid construction and travel delays, avoiding Floyd Street north of the stadium.

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Louisville Offers 2016 4-star Shooting Guard

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Photo: sportingnews.com

Markelle Fultz is a 6’4 shooting guard in the class of 2016 from Hyattsville, Maryland and now has an offer from the Louisville Cardinals. Fultz is rated as a 4-star player on all four major recruiting sites: Rivals, Scout, 247, and ESPN.

Rivals has him as the 25th best player in the class. Scout has him as the 35th best in the class and the 6th best shooting guard. 247 has him as the 35th best player and the 5th best combo guard. ESPN has him as the 55th best player and the 12th best shooting guard. Those rankings will always be a little different on each site, but it is pretty clear that Fultz is a great player in the 2016 class.

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2015 Spring Game – 5 Defensive Players to Watch

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Earlier this week, I posted about five players to watch on offense at this Friday’s spring football game. Now it is time for the five players to watch on defense. Once again, these won’t be the obvious guys that you already know about like Sheldon Rankins or James Burgess. Rather, this will be a list of guys that you may or may not have heard of, but that we expect to make an impact in the 2015 season for the Cards.

Once again, just for reference, I will tell you the five guys we highlighted going into last year’s spring game, just to show we may have an idea of what we are talking about. And if this is completely wrong this year, my fault. Last year’s five to watch on defense:

1) Keith Kelsey – Had to fill the void left by Preston Brown last season. I would say he did that.

2) Sheldon Rankins – Like I said, not even listing him this year because he is obvious. Was not obvious at this point last year.

3 & 4) Richard Benjamin & Chucky Williams – Had these guys on here because of the loss of Hakeem Smith and Calvin Pryor. Had no idea Gerod Holliman would blow up like he did, and James Sample wasn’t even a thought to be a Cardinal at the time.

5) Trevon Young – Didn’t have a breakout season, but also played a similar position as some guy named Lorenzo Mauldin. He still appeared in 11 games though.

So what that shows is this list may miss a time or two (Benjamin and Williams) or it can have guys on here that can be huge on defense (Kelsey and Rankins). Take it for what it’s worth. It would be easy to name the big-time guys. Taking a couple chances here.

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Live With 55 4/15/15 (Debut Episode)

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Here is the debut episode of Live with 55 with guest former UofL Wide-out Lavell Boyd. I hope you enjoy.

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Basketball Recruiting Update on Derryck Thornton

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Photo: maxpreps.com

The Louisville Cardinals have two spots left to fill for next season’s team. If you caught the post from the other day, we focused in on the three guys that were the most likely options to fill the two spots. One of those players was 5-star point guard Derryck Thornton from Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada.

Thornton is currently a player in the 2016 class. But Rick Pitino brought the idea to Thornton to reclassify to 2015 and come in and join the Cards. If he does reclassify, it is believed that he will either choose Louisville or Duke. The Blue Devils will have a wide open spot at point guard with Tyus Jones declaring for the NBA.

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Report: Coppin State Transfer Sterling Smith Will Visit Louisville

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Photo: Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

According to this tweet from Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com, 6’4 shooting guard Sterling Smith will visit Louisville next Wednesday.

Smith is a transfer from Coppin State and as the tweet says, he is eligible immediately. This past season for the Eagles, Smith averaged 13.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 30.1 minutes per game. He shot 41.8% from three, connecting on 76-182 from behind the arc. As we have said before, Wayne Blackshear led the Cards this past season with 60 made three pointers.

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Videos: UK-EKU Football Bar Fight and UK QB Drew Barker gets sucker punched in EKU dorm

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Photo: collegespun.com

Video has surfaced from the night in January when some Kentucky football players were involved in a bar fight and roughed up an EKU football player. The first video is surveillance from the bar. The big guy that makes his way into the crowd to fight and leaves with a very bloody eye is the EKU player. I don’t need to go into detail about that incident. You can read about it here.

The next video is from later that night. Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker, for some reason, was at Telford Hall, which is on EKU’s campus. I can’t say I have been in a bar fight. But I am not sure it was wise to still be on that campus after this happened. Apparently, Patrick Graffree didn’t think it was wise for Barker to be there either. Graffree is 6’4 and 295 lbs and plays football for EKU.

EKU plays at UK on October 3, 2015.

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Terry Rozier and Wayne Blackshear Autograph Session on Wednesday

Terry Rozier and Wayne Blackshear will be signing autographs on Wednesday April 15 at St. Matthews Mall at Campus Wearhouse. Don’t get there without your wallet though!

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