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Monthly Archives: May 2013

OSU Pres. Gordon Gee spouts off and UofL Responds

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By: Steven Rummage

Gordon Gee comments:

The top goal of Big Ten presidents is to “make certain that we have institutions of like-minded academic integrity,” Gee said. “So you won’t see us adding Louisville,” which is also joining the ACC.

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Louisville’s Response:

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“I would say in that particular president’s case, it’s not unusual at all, to make statements, and then have to retract them later,” U of L president Dr. James Ramsey said. “I thank my lucky stars I’m not president of Ohio State and had some of the probation problems and some of the NCAA problems  that they’ve had.”

 

Additional Response

““We understand this is not the first time President Gee has made statements he has regretted. We accept his apology. But we will go ahead and send information to his office that might improve his knowledge of the school which is, perhaps, experiencing the sharpest upward trajectory of its academic and athletic programs of any school in the country.”

Am I the only one that is kind of seeing President Ramsey in a Greek God role right now! Gosh I love this University. Oh and Gee also took shots at Uk………Which I’m ok with.

 

 

 

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2014 running back from South Carolina talks to CSZ

Andre Stoddard

Andre Stoddard is a running back in the class of 2014 from Greenville, South Carolina. He is being recruited by UofL and has been shown interest from other big schools as well. Stoddard recently took the time to answer some questions about his recruitment and other things. Enjoy!

Junior Stats: 2,775 rushing yards (South Carolina single season state record) 40 touchdowns (ranks 4th single season all-time), 3,200+ all-purpose yards. (Scout.com)

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New AAC logos

For the 2013-14 season the Cards are stuck in limbo competing in the American Athletic Conference. On June 1st, 2014 the University of Louisville moves to the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports. Late Wednesday night the logo for our temporary home, the AAC, was released. For what its worth, I actually like the logos. It’s a modern looking logo that Mike Aresco, AAC commish, decided on because of the inclusion of the red star from the old big east logo. Check them out.

Go Cards!

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Deion Branch 4th Annual Skills And Drills Football Camp

The 4th annual Deion Branch skills and drills football camp will be held this Saturday June 1st at St X high school in Louisville, KY. Details can be found in the flyer below with more info being available at Deionbranchfoundation.org. There are only 3 days left to sign up with limited spots available. I caught up with Deion and asked him why was it so important to have this camp in Louisville.

Deion: Louisville is my second home. It’s a blessing to come home and give back to the city that has supported me throughout my entire career! Go Cards!

Follow Deion on Twitter at @DeionBranch84

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Louisville #1 fan base? L-Yeah!

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Hot off the heels of The Cards 3rd National Championship, the Cards have attained another #1 ranking. The #1 fan base in America. Check below to see the full poll and notice where our “big brothers” are on the list. GO Cards!

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Coming soon: Reggie Bonnafon’s 2013 season blog

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We are very excited to announce a new segment of posts that will begin soon here at CSZ. Trinity High School QB, and 2014 Louisville football commit, Reggie Bonnafon, will begin blogging about his upcoming senior season with the Trinity Shamrocks. And yes, we will be bringing that to you as a CSZ exclusive piece. Yesterday (Tuesday), Bonnafon and his teammates began their summer workouts, and we plan to have Reggie’s first post up this Friday.

Without saying too much about what all this will entail, we just wanted to get the word out today. So look forward to being able to easily keep up with Trinity QB (and Louisville commit) Reggie Bonnafon!

Follow him on twitter @RegSoSpiffy

Baseball: Jeff Thompson Named Golden Spikes Award Finalist

Photo from BigEast.org

Photo from BigEast.org

 

Louisville pitcher Jeff Thompson was one of 30 semifinalists announced for the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on Tuesday.

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Teddy Rocks Cover of Sporting News Magazine

Despite Teddy Bridgewater’s rejection of a Heisman campaign, this week he’s featured Sporting News magazine.

Here’s Teddy looking strong on the latest cover:

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SportingNews.com has published two articles in the last week about Teddy’s Heisman season and his decision to dodge the Heisman hype.

May 21st, 2013: http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2013-05-21/teddy-bridgewater-no-heisman-campaign-louisville-qb-aac-charlie-strong

May 23rd, 2013: http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2013-05-23/louisville-teddy-bridgewater-no-heisman-campaign-ole-miss-jevan-snead

Baseball: Louisville Regional Schedule

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The CARDS are set to face Bowling Green in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium this Friday at 6pm.

NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule

Friday, May 31 | (ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State – 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Bowling Green – 6 p.m.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not? (May 27)

This is the first edition of a new set of posts on CSZ, “Who’s Hot/Who’s Not?” It will not only focus on UofL sports, but some national stories as well, since there is not much “not” going on at UofL! Enjoy!

Who’s Hot?

*Peyton Siva – Siva has possibly worked himself into this year’s NBA Draft (June 27). He was not on any of the early mock drafts, mainly because of his size. He had a great NBA Combine and has been working out well with teams at their individual combines. Now most mock drafts have Siva going in the 2nd round.

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2013 NCAA Baseball Tournament- Louisville Selected As Regional Site

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     The road to Omaha DOES go through Louisville for the 2013 UofL Baseball Cardinals and three other teams in the NCAA tournament that starts Friday when the Cards start their journey to the College World Series. Below is the Louisville Regional and a link to the entire bracket. Louisville will play Bowling Green Friday at 6pm. The winner of the Louisville regional will play the winner of the Vanderbilt regional. Vanderbilt is the #1 ranked team in the Baseball America top 25 poll which is the poll we reference at CSZ for Baseball rankings. Prices for the regional vary and are detailed below courtesy of @UofLBaseball

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and here is link to entire NCAA Tourney Bracket:

http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/baseball/d1

Go Cards!

Final Regular Season Poll Baseball America Top 25 (May 27)

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Baseball America Top 25 Poll (May 27)

Below is the final regular season top 25 poll for NCAA Baseball by Baseball America. Vandy hangs on to the #1 spot and Louisville falls to 15th.

Rank Team W-L Last Week Prev
1 Vanderbilt 51-9 3-2 1
2 Louisiana State 52-9 4-1 2
3 Cal State Fullerton 48-8 3-0 3
4 Oregon State 45-10 2-1 4
5 North Carolina 52-8 5-0 6
6 Virginia 47-10 2-1 5
7 North Carolina State 44-14 2-1 9
8 Indiana 43-14 3-1 12
9 Oregon 45-14 2-1 11
10 UCLA 39-17 2-2 8
11 Florida State 44-15 0-4 7
12 Arkansas 37-20 2-1 14
13 Kansas State 41-17 2-1 15
14 Mississippi State 43-17 3-1 16
15 Louisville 46-12 0-2 10
16 Virginia Tech 38-20 3-1 21
17 New Mexico 37-20 2-2 13
18 South Carolina 39-18 0-2 17
19 Oklahoma 40-19 4-0 NR
20 Rice 41-17 4-0 NR
21 Austin Peay State 45-13 3-0 NR
22 Clemson 39-20 0-3 18
23 Florida Atlantic 39-20 4-0 NR
24 Arizona State 35-20-1 1-3 19
25 San Diego 35-23 3-1 NR
Dropped Out: Oklahoma State (20), Seton Hall (22), Troy (23), South Alabama (24), Mercer (25)

CSZ Countdown to Kickoff: 97 days!

DeAngelo Brown

The Cards will kickoff the 2013 season in 97 days. So today, we highlight the current #97 for the Cards, sophomore DeAngelo Brown!

6’1   316 lbs

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Cardinal Countdown: Top 10 Football Games

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By: Steven Rummage

There have been many great games in the History of Louisville football but I have narrowed down the list to ten. Now these are completely my (Steven’s) opinion so feel free to let me know any you think I missed.

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Peyton Siva impresses at Nets’ combine

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Adam Zagoria of zagsblog.com wrote an article about Peyton Siva having a good combine showing for the Brooklyn Nets. To read that full article, click here. Below, I have taken some of the key points from that post.

*Nets’ Director of Player Personnel Gregg Polinsky said this about Siva: “Real competitive, great speed, what do you say, winning culture, being coached, can take all you can give him. He’s gonna get some looks.”

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Top 10 Dunks of UofL 12-13 Season

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By:Steven Rummage

I recently watched a 10 Minute video montage of the Best Dunks of the College Basketball season. While the video was great and can be seen HERE, I took issue with the fact only 1 yes i repeat 1 Louisville Cardinal slam was included in this video! So here are my Top 10 dunks of the UofL basketball season to let them know what they missed.

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Montrezl Harrell to try and make USA Basketball’s U-19 team

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Sophomore Montrezl Harrell has accepted an invitation to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship team training camp. The camp will be held June 14-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

The team will be coached by Florida’s Billy Donovan, and he will have Tony Bennett (Virginia) and Shaka Smart (VCU) as assistants. Not a bad staff! There are 24 players who are invited to the camp, and the team will be cut down to 12.

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Football: 2014 commits and rankings (May 22)

Currently the Cards have 14 verbal commits for the class of 2014. Of those 14 players, 8 are from the state of Florida. Coach Strong and staff continue to be a big time presence in the sunshine state when it comes to recruiting. Here is the list of commits so far, as well as their ranking on certain sites. Go Cards!

2014 UofL Football Commits (verbal)

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Team recruiting rankings (May 22, 10:00 p.m.)

Rivals: 8th

Scout: 20th

ESPN: 18th

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May 20th Edition Of The Cardinal Pulse (Chris Jones, Perrin Johnson)

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May 20, 2013

This months edition of the Cardinal Pulse featured our guests future UL PG Chris Jones and from the afternoon drive on 1450 former UL hooper Perrin Johnson. We talk about our favorite football players of all time, baseball and what’s left for cardinal athletics this semester and much more. Cardinal Pulse stars Jon Hancock from KYSports.co and  Steven Rummage and Jeremy Wahman from CSZ!

Updated NBA Mock Drafts

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Here are some updated NBA Mock Drafts. The Draft will be on Thursday June 27. Gorgui Dieng has been projected as a 1st round pick for quite a while, and now Peyton Siva is starting to see his name on some of the draft boards as well!

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