Monthly Archives: May 2013
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.
“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.”
““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.
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)
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.
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
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
Louisville pitcher Jeff Thompson was one of 30 semifinalists announced for the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on Tuesday.
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:
SportingNews.com has published two articles in the last week about Teddy’s Heisman season and his decision to dodge the Heisman hype.
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.
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!
*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.