Louisville commit Donovan Mitchell ask his Brewster Academy teacher to not use blue pens on his paper and stick to solely red. I think Donovan understands this rivalry:
Mitchell tagged fellow 2015 commits Ray Spalding and Deg Adel in the post. I’m already starting to love this class!
After rushing for 173 yards and a TD on 24 carries last week against NC State, Michael Dyer is now listed as the starting RB for the Cards.
Florida St. will bring there 23 game winning streak and a #1 or #2 ranking into PJCS next Thursday. One thing the Cards can capitalize on is a Noles rush defense that is giving up 140 plus yards a game. There is a good chance Dyer could reintroduce himself to the nation on Oct. 30th.
Tonight your 11th ranked Louisville’s Men’s Soccer team takes on Clemson at 7:30 at Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium AKA Lynnsanity for Senior Night. The Cards are currently in a 3 way tie for 1st in the Atlantic with Clemson & then #2 Syracuse . The Cards defeated Syracuse 2-1 in OT on Friday October 17th. This has been an up and down year for the Cards despite being ranked at this time. They have went in and out of the top 25 all year due to inconsistent play. The Cards are good enough to make a deep run in the tourney and have proved that multiple times including the opener vs then #2 Maryland. Come out and support your Cards for their Senior night and help cheer them on to what could be the first ACC title for the Cards! The Cards only have 3 remaining games this season and after tonight only one more home game on Tuesday. Come support Ken Lolla and the Cards. Tonight’s game time is at 7:30. Go Cards!
The ACC released their preseason picks for many different categories like Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, how the teams will finish, and more. One positive about the Cards being in the ACC is not having to be in the same conference as UConn. However, Notre Dame is still a very formidable league opponent.
Coach Jeff Walz has his Louisville Cardinals right there on the doorstep of a National Championship. Recruiting has never been better for the women’s basketball team, so things are only getting better. The Cards were picked to finish 3rd in the ACC this season. Here are the rest of the preseason categories.
The Cards are off this Saturday because of their game next Thursday against Florida State. There are still some other good games this weekend to pay attention to in the ACC division races. The Coastal is obviously all jumbled up as 1 game separates all 7 teams. Boston College needs to get back to their winning ways, so hosting Wake Forest should help that. Can Virginia get back on track against UNC and show that the first half of the season wasn’t a fluke?
And it will be good to see if Clemson can go on the road and play in a loud environment…
Today Notre Dame announced its future scheduling concerning ACC opponents through 2025. It was revealed that even though we were expecting a 2017 visit to Papa Johns, that we will not host the Irish until 2019 in the opening game of the season. That makes up for it a little. It was also announced that we will head back to South Bend in 2020 and the Irish will head back to the oven in 2023. That sounds so far away but sadly it isn’t. The first meeting with the Irish however is this season in South Bend on the 22nd of November. Glad to hear we will keep them in a regular rotation.
This week on 55…..
We have a lot to talk about this week. NCST. Red-White Scrimmage, Anas, 2010 Wayne, Rozier, CJ and Trezl. UofL Field Hockey drops a game at home for the first time in 2 years. Soccer gets a top 2 win at home as well. Even a little High School Playoffs. So sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. These are the 55 most intriguing, ridiculous or down right best or worst things I have heard this week. This…is….55
2) In spirit of a new thing I just started, I will fly the winning logo from the football game at slot #1. This week the Good guys won.
3) Louisville defeated NCST 30-18 on Saturday at the friendly confines of PJCS.
4) 2 people returned on Saturday, Devante Parker & a guy named Mike Dyer…I think that’s how you say it. Mike Dyer exploded for 173 yards and a TouchDown. Parker didn’t find the end zone but had 9 catches for a 132 yards. Yeah I thought that was a little rusty too.
5) On Offense Will threw for 203 yards and a TD. Eli Rogers caught that TD and 5 catches for 35 yards to go along with Parkers 9 for 132.
6) The defense looked a little rough this week but understand one thing, it is tough playing College Football with no breaks and the Cards get a much-needed bye week this upcoming week. The Cards still hold on to their #1 ranking on Total D. They held NCST to 18 points. A NCST team that put up 41 on the Seminoles, Louisville’s next test. James Sample had 11 tackles, Burgess had 8 and a sack. Rankins and Lozo added a sack each. Mr INT Gerod Holliman added another pick as time expired to extend his total to 8 on the season. Anthony Floyd holds the single season INT total with 10 his Sophomore year.
7) People keep getting down on this team but they must not remember most of our other coaches first years. It takes a year or so to get in Bobby’s players and for these players to learn his playbook after having 3 years with Strong’s playbook. Things will be OK and there is no need to jump off of a cliff. I think we expect everything to go right immediately since we have had a lot of success recently, It doesn’t always work that way.
8) Moving forward….
9) This weeks after story at the Football game wasn’t the win or the return, it was all of the empty seats. Players notice this, recruits notice it. If you can’t go to a game, give your tickets to someone who can. If they can afford it, cool. If they can’t give them to them. Get butts in seats. I have no problem with people leaving early during a blowout but these guys from NCST were down 4 with a few minutes left with a chance at an onside kick. UofL has a small part of the blame also with not restricting access to the Party Deck during the game. Make it a fully ticketed area so you can open up more seats for others to purchase. Let’s get this issue addressed CardNation. We are in a big time conference now headed towards being a big time program….let’s act like it.
11) Well, It was kinda like that…
It sure was good to have DeVante back. To keep it simple: he changes everything!
The Louisville basketball team took the floor today for the first time. The White team got the win 75-72 when Chris Jones drained a go ahead 3 with three seconds left. The top 10 Cards lived up to the ranking without question but there were a few takeaways that stood out:
-Montrezl Harrell is without question a First Team All American! Trez finished the game with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 assist with 9 of those 24 coming off his three 3 point baskets. Yes you read that right. Trez finished 3-5 from behind the arc and looked quite comfortable. But the major thing doesn’t show up on the box score is the leadership. There is no doubt this is Trez’s team and he led well today.
The Louisville basketball team will hold the first of two Red/White Scrimmages today at the KFC Yum Center. This will be the first time the fans get a look at the preseason top 10 Cards. The lineups for today’s game are as follows:
Week 8 for the ACC got started on Thursday night as Pittsburgh beat Virginia Tech 21-16 in a Coastal matchup. Obviously, the biggest game involving an ACC team is not a conference game, and that is Florida State vs Notre Dame. Other than that, there are still some good games that should put some separation between teams in the conference. Here is the schedule, followed by the standings.
Pittsburgh (4-3, 2-1) def Virginia Tech (4-3, 1-2) 21-16.
I posted this morning that Corvin Lamb was having some kind of surgery, but wasn’t sure what. UofL has confirmed that it was, in fact, for a torn ACL. Lamb will miss the rest of the season. It is not the same knee that he injured last season.
It’s been a while, so let’s get caught up on how all of the “other” sports are doing at UofL. A lot of good teams to keep up with!
*The lacrosse team invites everyone to a banquet on Friday night at 7:00 in the PNC Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to celebrate their 2014 season. The Cards finished the season ranked 11th in the country, set a program record for wins with 16, and won the Big East regular season and conference tournaments.
*The 7th ranked field hockey team (10-2, 3-1) lost 3-1 to Syracuse on Saturday. The Orange are now ranked 10th in the country. Louisville returns home to face 17th ranked Boston College on Friday at 3:00 pm ET at Trager Stadium. The game will be shown on ESPN3 and Fox Sports South. The field hockey team could be the best kept secret on Floyd Street!
Former Louisville running back Senorise Perry, who is now with the Chicago Bears, had an interesting tweet on Tuesday night. He wished Corvin Lamb luck with his surgery. We know that Lamb left the Clemson game with a lower body injury, but that was all that was really said. At least to my knowledge (at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning), it hasn’t been said what exactly happened to Lamb.
Louisville finds themselves 35th in the latest AP poll. They are not receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Florida State (2) and Clemson (24) are the only ACC teams ranked in the AP poll. Another UofL opponent, Notre Dame, checks in at #5.
The ACC is represented in the “others receiving votes” category, so a few teams are just outside being ranked. Those teams are Duke (28), Georgia Tech (33), Louisville (35), and Virginia (41).
Bobby Petrino and Will Gardner met with the media on Monday afternoon to recap the loss at Clemson and preview the upcoming game against NC State. The videos are from thecrunchzone.com.
ESPN released their College Football Mid Season All American Teams today and Louisville safety Gerod Holliman was on it. The former Army All-American came out of nowhere this season to lead the nation in interceptions with 7. At this pace I don’t see a way Holliman isn’t on this same list when the season ends as well as many post season awards list. Holliman, only a (RS) Sophmore, can return to Louisville for the next two seasons so it’s possible he is only getting started!!
S Gerod Holliman, Louisville: Holliman has been the breakout star on one of the nation’s top defenses through seven weeks. The Louisville sophomore has already racked up seven interceptions, which leads the nation. A year ago, only Virginia’s Anthony Harris had more for the entire season. More importantly, Holliman’s contributions have helped the Cardinals overcome a lackluster offense early with a defense that has allowed just three offensive touchdowns to FBS foes all year. — David M. Hale