Monthly Archives: July 2012
Cardinal football is officially in full swing beginning with the kickoff event: The Governor’s Cup Press Conference. This year the press conference was held at the Cardinal Club. Cardinal Sports Zone was present to hear both head football coaches discuss their improvement since last season and expectations for this season.
Charlie Strong’s 2013 recruiting class is shaping up to be one of the more talented we have ever had at the University of Louisville. One position that the Cardinals are not looking to load up on in this class is receiver. With that being said, it looks like Charlie Strong is looking to land 2 WR’s in the class of 2013. One of these scholarships is obviously being saved for the #3 WR in the country and Louisville (Trinity) native James Quick, but who will be the first to commit and take the other?
Athlon Sports released their Top 50 Big East players for the upcoming 2012 season. These rankings were based on 5 criteria: 2012 projected performance, importance to team, positional importance, NFL draft stock, and career performance.
The Cards had 7 players make the list. Here they are, along with their ranking.
This Saturday, former UofL great DeJuan Wheat will be hosting a shoot-out for kids ages 6-16. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at St. Stephen Family Life Center on Kentucky St. For your kids to participate, they must be registered at www.dejuanwheatsports32.com or www.ssflc.org. Another option is to call (502) 583-6873 Ext 0. The first 100 kids to sign up will get to compete.
Each kid will get 35 seconds to make as many shots as possible from about 8-10 spots on the floor. Each spot will be numbered accordingly for what that shot is worth. After each round, kids with the highest scores advance to the next round. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age group. The age groups are 6-8, 9-12, and 13-16.
If you haven’t already heard, the University of Louisville has hired Nick Stover as the Director of Social Media and Engagement. He will be bringing the fans behind the scenes pictures, video, updates, and different promotions. We here at CSZ look forward to helping Stover in any way we can with some projects at UofL.
Make sure you are keeping up with Stover and the Flying Cardinal!
Here is the first edition of the Flying Cardinal on youtube. Enjoy!
Two UofL basketball recruits from the 2013 class will be playing on ESPN U tonight. Anthony Barber and Troy Williams, who play for Boo Williams, will be facing the Houston Defenders. The Defenders have the Harrison twins on their team, who are also big time prospects. The game will be at 7:00 pm.
It appears that 2012 UofL basketball commit Terry Rozier won’t make it to campus after all. At least not yet. Rozier, a 4* point guard from Shaker Heights, Ohio did not qualify academically and he will attend Hargrave Military Academy for the 2012-13 season. 2013 UofL commit Anton Gill will also be playing at Hargrave, which is located in Virginia.
CSZ’s Steve Rummage had this to say: “Rozier heading to Hargrave may be a blessing for UofL. Now if they (UofL) miss out on (Anthony) Barber and (Demetrius) Jackson, Rozier is sitting there for the 2013 class.”
Once again, Adam Lucas has created some more awesome UofL artwork, and we are posting some of those right here for you to check out. You can see the rest of his work on adamlucasdesign.com. We also post some of his work in our “UofL Designs” page, so check those out as well. Follow Adam on twitter @Adam_Lucas_
ESPN’s College Gameday will be making its first appearance at the KFC Yum! Center in the 2012-13 season! They will be in town when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish come to Louisville. The date has not been announced yet, but obviously it will be on a Saturday during conference play, so likely January or February.