Monthly Archives: October 2012
By Jeremy Wahman:
On Friday night when the University of Louisville and University of Cincinnati met on the field, nothing was for certain….well other than the rain. UofL overcame 2 double digit deficits to down UC 34-31 in the first ever OT meeting between the schools in their long storied rivalry. There was a big game feeling on this evening that felt even bigger with the weather conditions. You could tell there were gonna be some fireworks.
The Cards finished the regular season 12-4-1 and 7-1-0 in the Big East! They won the Red division and clinched a bye in the upcoming Big East Tournament, where the championship will be played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
The tournament starts on Wednesday, October 31, and the Cards will begin play on Saturday, November 3 when they face the winner of Marquette-Cincinnati. The UofL game on Saturday will be played at Cardinal Park!
Check out CSZ’s updated soccer page with UofL’s schedule, Big East standings, and Top 25 poll!
|Wednesday, October 31 – First Round (Campus Sites)|
|7:00 PM CT||#4-Blue Marquette vs. #5-Red Cincinnati|
|2:00 PM ET||#4-Red Villanova vs. #5-Blue Seton Hall|
|Saturday, November 3 – Quarterfinals (Campus Sites)|
|7:00 PM ET||#1-Red Louisville vs. Winner FR1|
|1:00 PM ET||#3-Red St. John’s vs. #2-Blue Georgetown|
|7:00 PM ET||#1-Blue Connecticut vs. Winner FR2|
|7:00 PM ET||#3-Blue Notre Dame vs. #2-Red Syracuse|
|Friday, November 9 – Semifinals (Red Bull Arena)|
|5:00/7:30 PM ET||Winner Q1 vs. Winner Q2|
|5:00/7:30 PM ET||Winner Q3 vs. Winner Q4|
|Sunday, November 11 – Championship Game (Red Bull Arena)|
|Noon ET||Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2|
By: Paige Sherrard
Although both schools are known more for an intense basketball rivalry, the University of Louisville and University of Cincinnati have a football rivalry that has stretched the span of three conferences. Believed to be the University of Louisville’s oldest football rivalry, the Louisville versus Cincinnati football game never fails to be a great game.
Jermaine Reve discuses his personal foul penalty
Lorenzo Mauldin talks about his Sacks, Him being a “Beast” and BJ Daniels
Last night the Cardinals defeated South Florida 27-25 to move to 7-0. Cardinal Sports Zone was in the middle of the action to bring you some of the key moments in the final moments.
By: Bradley Jones
The 16th-ranked Louisville Cardinals return home this Saturday in a conference game against South Florida and it will be the first time the Cardinals have played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium since a September 15th victory over North Carolina. South Florida (2-4, 0-2) appears to be a small blip on the radar of the Cardinals as they prepare for a highly anticipated Big East game against 21st-ranked and undefeated Cincinnati next Friday at home. However, South Florida is a capable team that can create problems for the Cardinals. South Florida has shown the ability to be competitive against superior teams, pushing at the time 4th-ranked Florida State to it limits before losing 30-17 on September 29th. South Florida is also a team dominated with seniors, most notably quarterback B.J. Daniels, and have an experience advantage over a young Louisville team. B.J. Daniels is a dual threat quarterback that possesses both the ability to run and pass and can give the Louisville defense fits on Saturday.
Furthermore, South Florida is a capable offense that ranks 44th in the nation in passing yards and 82nd in rushing yards but have not been able to turn this offense into points only averaging 25.2 points in six games this season. However, Louisville’s offense could have a huge day against the Bulls who are currently giving up the most rushing yards (173.5) in the Big East. This favors a Louisville offense who has run the ball extremely well this season, led by running backs Senorise Perry and Jeremy Wright. Perry is coming off a four touchdown performance against Pittsburgh last week and leads the conference with nine TDs. Wright has run for six touchdowns this season and ranks fifth in Big East rushing yards (450) behind Perry who ranks second with 559. The Bulls are also giving up a conference-worst 27.5 points per game and match up against a team who is averaging 33.3 points per game. To add insult to injury, the Bulls rank 115th in the nation in turnover margin with 14 giveaways on the season, a stat that the must be controlled against an aggressive defensive and offense that will capitalize on those mistakes. With all this said, South Florida is overmatched on both sides of the ball and if Louisville stays focused they should be 7-o heading into next week’s showdown with Cincinnati. Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 3:30 kickoff and will be televised on ABC. Read the official press release for the game here
Louisville fans, also don’t forget that women’s soccer with play in their regular season finale this Friday (Oct.19th) against Cincinnati at Cardinal Park at 7 p.m. and field hockey will host Villanova this Saturday at noon at Trager Stadium in a game that could determine whether the Cardinals will make the Big East tournament field.
By: Jeremy Wahman
What if? One of the world’s most insightful and at the same time troublesome questions. It can be realistic, or defy all logic. It can get your hopes up or it can let you down. What if? What if UL played UK’s schedule? Would UK be undefeated like most of their fanbase thinks? What if UL succumbed to the pressure and didn’t play in the Fiesta Bowl? Would we still be on the same path? What if Kerry Rhodes hadn’t dropped that pick against Miami, and what if big play William Gay doesn’t jump offsides..hmm. What if Coach Petrino had never left? What if Coach Krags never failed? What if Coach Strong never crowd surfed? What if we were in the Big 12?
As Cardinal fans we have had to endure a lot of what if’ moments. One thing is certain, we are in really good hands with Athletic Director Tom Jurich and Coach Charlie Strong. We can only play the schedule or “Cards” we have been dealt. (sorry) As long as we take things into our own hands and worry about what we can control, there should be no what if’s. What if we had played harder? Just play harder. What if our Defense forced more turnovers..Just force more turnovers. What if the stadium was sold out every week and we could get better out of conference games? Sell the stadium out. We have so much control over any potential what if’s that we shouldn’t say what if this year…we should just do it. Point blank. We are 6-0 half way through the season…What if we go undefeated? What if we lose every remaining game? See how loaded the question is? Point is it was meant to be for the things to happen that happened. As UL fans we should pride ourselves to never live in the past. This season is shaping up to be a special season as is next season. Let’s savor it while we are in the moment.
The Big East held their media day today for women’s basketball, and here are the coaches’ picks for the preseason awards!
2012-13 Preseason Coaches Poll
|2.||Notre Dame (3)||182|
Preseason Player of the Year
Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, Sr., G
Preseason Freshman of the Year
*Breanna Stewart, Connecticut, Fr., F
Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut, Jr., C
*Bria Hartley, Connecticut, Jr., G
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut, So., F
*Anna Martin, DePaul, Sr., G
*Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown, Sr., G
*Shoni Schimmel, Louisville, Jr., G
*Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, Sr., G
Monique Oliver, Rutgers, Sr., F/C
Nadirah McKenith, St. John’s, Sr., G
Shenneika Smith, St. John’s, Sr., G
Kayla Alexander, Syracuse, Sr., C
Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention
Monique Reid, Louisville, Sr., F
Laura Sweeney, Villanova, Sr., F
Here it is! The highly anticipated debut of the music video for “You Don’t Want These Cards” by B Simm. You can hear this song being played at UofL home football games!
Video features Previous UofL players Nate Johnson and Mario Urrutia. Also, a special thanks goes out to Elle Raiser, SAE, Sam Beast and Antonio Pantoja with Eye Candy Films. T-Shirts, and exclusive B Simm music are available on www.officialbsimm.com
B SIMM – Coming to America Mixtape is releasing on Election day 11-6-12