It’s Friday. I don’t want to post 5 different stories that you have to read on a Friday afternoon. You are welcome. Here is a summary of today’s events or what we at CSZ like to call the Cardinal Catch-Up.
- It was reported late last night that Mango would not return this season from his foot injury. Today Rick Pitino told us that he would not apply for a medical redshirt.
- Rick also told us that he encouraged Chinanu Onuaku to test out the new draft camp rules. Here is how that made Steve feel:
Here’s another great highlight from Coach Bobby Petrino & company. Enjoy!
We have been waiting for an update on Trevon Young’s condition and today was that day and it was not ideal. Trevon Young’s dad came out today and stated that the recovery time they were given was 8-12 months meaning we would miss the 2016 campaign. Then as I was typing this up Brian Hall released this:
Tough news for the kid and his family but he will get better and come back even stronger. Best wishes on a speedy recovery from those of us at CSZ & all of CardNation.
Today there were reports that boosters and the athletic department at the University of Tennessee were setting their sights on Jeff Walz as their next head Basketball Coach. 2 problems there. 1) They already have a basketball coach. 2) Jeff Walz has told us he would retire or be fired from Louisville but would not leave any other way. He echoed those sentiments today when asked about it:
That’s all I need to hear. How about we try something new in Louisville. Let’s verify that the people who are being targeted from Louisville to take other jobs actually want them before we mention it. CardNation has been through enough lately!
Academic Services | February 11, 2016 | Kenny Klein
Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku Earns Academic All-District Honors
Check out this weeks episode of LiveWith55! Tonight we talked asked CardNation to come together and promote positivity with us. We had an over the air pep-rally, a roundtable of pros and were joined by world-renowned comic Spike Davis. Paige Sherrard, Daryl Foust, Jacob Pratt called in and we had a round table discussion. Former Cards Marques Maybin, Alvin Sims & Samaki Walker call in….kinda. We went over next weeks show schedule, opening day for baseball, TWICA plus much more on LiveWith55!
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three University of Louisville football players were named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic football team, the league announced Wednesday.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during his academic career.
Another day, another Highlight reel released by University of Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino. Enjoy!
READ MY BLOG! That’s what immediately came to mind upon seeing this picture in the CSZ archives. That is good enough for me. Today via Kenny Klein, Coach Rick Pitino released his latest blog and he had plenty to say. Here is the link below for you to read it. Go Cards!
I thought of trying something new this week. I am posting a show preview. Here is why. I am throwing a podcast pep rally tonight along side of my co-host the incomparable Spike Davis. We will provide group therapy for CardNation free of charge. Paige Sherrard, Daryl Foust, Jacob Pratt will be on hand to hold a round table discussion on tonights #LW55QOTN
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One guy that hates attention but always seems to be the center of it is University of Louisville Strength and Conditioning Coach Ray Ganong. Coach has been with the school for 31 years and has National Championship rings in three different sports. (Basketball-UL, Football-Miami, Baseball-Miami) 36 years in the industry. I have known and loved coach G for a little longer than most because his popularity has just gained steam the past few years. Coach G was my strength & conditioning coach at Louisville and has remained a friend ever since. His family are friends. Just one of the greatest guys I have ever know.
Ok now that we have the pleasantries out of the way. Dude is intense! His hulk-like transformations in practice, training or even games is unreal. He is one of the reasons for success University wide as far as I am concerned. I’ve seen Volleyball players, Women’s Bball players, Football players and Baseball players go work out with him over my life time. Everybody loves Ray. They could make a TV show out of it. Well one that was good anyways. Here are some clips of the great one that I hope you either enjoy or get scared crapless.
I was scrolling through my social media and seen one of the most intriguing things I have seen in a while. A hidden gem. Let me preface this with two things. 1) As a youngster I had awful taste in music. 2) I had purchased the 1st few Shaquille O’neal CD’s. Yes Steve & Justin they were still CD’s then. I read a post from CN2 reporter Garrett Moore (@Garrett_cn2) that flat out stated that Shaquille O’neal to the Ville was a possibility. Who better to get us out of this funk that we are in that Shaq-Fu himself. Damion Lee screams out “Who’s Got my back?” & Shaq returns “I got your back”. Brilliant. I never knew we were even close to turning Louisville into ShaqVille O’neaL, or some other clever combination of words. Garrett’s was good too. It was also announced today that the Miami heat will retire his number next season. Congrats. Here’s Garrett……
UofL BASKETBALL | What if Shaq had been a Cardinal?
The Big Aristotle. Shaq Daddy. The Big Shaqtus. The Shaq da Ville?
Today, Coach Bobby Petrino blessed with a highlight reel of the 2015 season. It was magnificent. Take the next 8 minutes and 21 seconds out of the day and watch this. Of course follow that up with the video of the high chair emcee I posted earlier here. (cheap pop) This gets me so pumped for Football even though It’s so far away. Thank you and Go Cards!
Garrick McGee speaks on the 2016 recruiting class. He was pretty pumped up at the signing day event as well when talking about Jawon Pass. I know you all are anxiously awaiting football as much as I am.
I will admit it. Before last week I had not heard of the High-chair emcee. I am NOT ok with that. Come to find out he has been on the Deener show for a while and has recently started doing Ramsey & Rutherford pitches. Wouldn’t hate to hear he had done a CardinalSportsZone Radio plug if I am being honest (Saturdays at 10am on ESPN 93.9 FM). One of the most adorable things I have seen or heard and much-needed. My guy Sean Moth may be in serious trouble if this kid decides to go pro by the age of 8. If you have only heard the hype but not the man, here you go…..Treyson: The High-chair emcee.
Just awesome! He most definitely has our back CardNation. Go Cards!