Monthly Archives: November 2013
The 9th ranked Cards (6-1) got back on track Friday night with a dominating 69-38 win over Southern Miss (6-1). The Golden Eagles entered the game averaging 74 points per game and were held to just 38, which is incredible. After giving up 93 points on Sunday in a loss to North Carolina, it was clear that the defense had to be better, and they certainly did make a statement. Southern Miss shot just 13-45 (28.9%) for the game, and this one was 34-13 at halftime.
Freshman Terry Rozier got his first career start and scored 9 points and dished out 3 assists. He started for Chris Jones, who came in and led the team in scoring with 18 points, including 4-7 from 3 point land.
DeMarcus Cousins apparently does not like to shake hands. Or he just really really dislikes the Clippers. The latest victim is J.J. Reddick.
In case you missed this one from a couple weeks ago, he doesn’t like his teammates shaking hands with Chris Paul either.
Press release from UofL regarding parking for tonight’s men’s basketball game as well as an update on Chane Behanan’s Final Four ring situation.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville men’s basketball fans who have passes to park in the US Bank Parking Garage must park in one of four other Riverside Parking garages while attending tonight’s men’s basketball game against Southern Mississippi in the KFC Yum! Center. Tipoff for the game is at 7:07 p.m.
The Cardinal Athletic Fund was informed this morning by the Mayor’s office that the US Bank garage would be closed due to the Light Up Louisville Festival tonight.
Emily Juhl and Maya McClendon had 15 and 14 kills respectively to lead the University of Louisville Volleyball team to a 25-21, 20-25, 25-11, 25-16 win over AAC foe Connecticut to stay unbeaten in the league Friday night in Cardinal Arena.
The Cards now post a 17-0 mark in the AAC and are 22-7 overall. U of L hit .289 for the match with 11 blocks and five aces. Maya McClendon notched her 12th double-double, adding 13 digs to her 14 kills. Katie George also notched a double-double with 46 assists and 15 digs. Randi Ewing led blocking with seven. Serving errors plagued both teams as the two combined for 22 total. The Huskies were led by Karson Ratlings 12 kills and two blocks.
“Setter Katie George was a huge leader for us and set a great match, distributing the ball great and did a fantastic job on defense,” said U of L head coach Anne Kordes. “Emily Juhl was unstoppable and it was a great chance for us to get a glimpse of the future when some of our younger players got some playing time.”
University of Louisville Women’s Basketball senior guard Shoni Schimmel was selected to the prestigious 2013-14 Naismith Trophy preseason watch list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Monday.
The 50-player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2013-14 college basketball season. The Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T will be awarded on April 7, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
Schimmel was a key player in the Cardinals’ run to the national championship game last season. She was named the Most Outstanding Player for the Oklahoma City Regional. Earlier this season, Schimmel was also named to the 2013-14 preseason “Wade Watch” list of candidates for the prestigious Wade Trophy, the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30, while also earning preseason All-American Athletic Conference honors from the league’s coaches.
Schimmel currently leads the third-ranked Cardinals (6-0) in scoring and assists with 13.0 points and 4.7 assists per game. She scored a season-high 21 points in Sunday’s overtime win over Florida State. She recently broke the career 3-point field goal record and has knocked down 284 career 3-pointers.
In February, the Naismith voting academy narrows the list to the top 30 based on athletic performance. In March, the voting academy selects the four finalists who will go the final ballot. The winner is selected by a board of selectors vote in conjunction with fan voting.
Here are the Bowl projections from around the country for the Cards as of this week:
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL
|BOWL (MATCHUP)||Mark Schlabach||Brad Edwards|
|Russell Athletic (ACC vs. American)||Miami (FL) vs. Louisville||Virginia Tech vs. Louisville|
This week…..on 55…..
Ok so it’s not an actual show, yet a place to state facts and shoot down gripes. I don’t get angry, I express. Once again I shall share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. Hope you enjoy. Or not…it’s cool.
1) Me and Raashaan do NOT have sunshine shooting out of our rear ends. Nothing shoots out of there. Kinda wish money would. Nevertheless just because I don’t complain 24/7 doesn’t mean I’m too positive.
2) The Football team moved up one spot in the BCS to 20 this week…great progress for a season of dropping every week when we win.
3) The Men’s Basketball team lost a game……the world is over.
4) or not
5) The Women’s Basketball team showed once again that they are the BOOM girls by withstanding a 19-4 start to come back and defeat FSU. Hats off ladies.
6) Men’s Soccer lost in the NCAA tournament. This signifies that Cardinal Park is now finished. Twas a great venue for soccer, we bid you adieu.
7) Matz rhymes with dots.
8) Turtle almost paid for not coming over last night by watching his Patriots sweat out a victory…..he deserved it.
9) I want pizza.
10) It was real cold outside Saturday but we finally got to see Charlie win a Senior day game.
11) It was not a great turnout.
12) He noticed.
13) Stay until the clock hits 0:00.
14) BeastMode screamed and booed the fans that left early….I swear.
15) We allowed a ton of run outs yesterday vs UNC.
16) Fouls are only called one way all of the time, sometimes.
16) We are getting better at free throws.
18) Yeah I know I put 16 twice, just being a little negative to the number 17.
19) Told you it’s not all sunshine.
20) People will make fun of your dead relatives just to deflect negative vibes from their team.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 22nd through Sunday November 24th around CardNation:
Friday November 22nd
Swimming and Diving: The Cardinal swimming team completed its first day of competition at the Michigan Open in Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan with five wins and another school record. In the 200-free relay, the foursome of Rachael Lewis (23.40), Johanna Cowley (23.27), Andrea Cottrell (23.30) and Mary Mittel (23.27) combined for a 1:32.91 and a second place finish. The men’s 200-free relay won with a time of 1:20.98 as Rudy Edelen (23.73), Aaron Young (20.38), Pedro Coutinho 19.98 and Trevor Carroll (19.89) touched first. of L women took four of the top five spots in the 200-IM led by winner Tanja Kylliainen’s 1:59.68. Andrea Cottrell was second in 2:01.63, with Abigail Chin touching fourth in 2:02.40 and Lucy Kramer touching in 2:04.83 for fifth. For the men, Evan Noble won the event with a time of 1:47.81, with teammate David Boland touching second in 1:48.70 and Ryan Massey was fourth in 1:50.13.
Volleyball: Senior hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 sweep over the University of Cincinnati in AAC volleyball action on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville remains unbeaten in the AAC at 16-0 and improves to 21-7 overall. The Cardinals hit .343 for the match. Janelle Jenkins hit .474 with 10 kills and Randi Ewing contributed seven kills and hit 1.000 for the match. Katie George had 41 assists and Maya McClendon and Caitlin Welch each added 16 digs.
1. Alabama (11-0) (1544 points) (56 first-place votes)
2. Florida State (11-0) (1488) (6)
3. Ohio State (11-0) (1428)
4. Clemson (10-1) (1289)
5. Auburn (10-1) (1268)
6. Missouri (10-1) (1243)
7. Oklahoma State (10-1) (1225)
8. Baylor (9-1) (1009)
9. South Carolina (9-2) (1003)
10. Stanford (9-2) (981)
11. Michigan State (10-1) (962)
12. Oregon (9-2) (777)
13. Fresno State (10-0) (687)
14. Wisconsin (9-2) (661)
15. LSU (8-3) (646)
16. Louisville (10-1) (603)
17. Oklahoma (9-2) (581)
18. Arizona State (9-2) (574)
19. Central Florida (9-1) (512)
20. Northern Illinois (11-0) (459)
21. Texas A&M (8-3) (410)
22. UCLA (8-3) (257)
23. Southern California (9-3) (210)
24. Duke (9-2) (203)
25. Cincinnati (9-2) (47)
Dropped out: No. 23 Minnesota (8-3, lost to then No. 17 Wisconsin 20-7).
Others receiving votes: Notre Dame (8-3) 17; Minnesota (8-3) 12; Texas (7-3) 12; East Carolina (9-2) 11; Georgia (7-4) 8; Nebraska (8-3) 7; Louisiana-Lafayette (8-2) 6; Miami (Fla.) (8-3) 6; Arizona (7-4) 2; Vanderbilt (7-4) 2.
I am not sure I remember seeing this, maybe I just blocked it out of my mind. But here are 4 grown men dancing in short shorts (I won’t call them underwear) and socks.
#3 Louisville (5-0) vs #24 North Carolina (3-1)
Series vs. North Carolina
UNC leads 8-3
Date ……………………….. UL-UNC
Jan. 3, 1929 (H) ….. 27-19
Mar. 25, 1972 (N)* .. 91-105
Dec. 30, 1972 (N)^ . 86-89
Feb. 27, 1977 (A)…. 89-96
Dec. 29, 1980 (A)~ . 64-86
Mar. 20, 1986 (N)# .. 94-79
Mar. 23, 1997 (N)+ .. 74-97
Dec. 3, 1997 (N)@ .. 72-81
Dec. 17, 1998 (A)…. 72-77
Dec. 23, 1999 (H)…. 97-80
Mar. 29, 2008 (N) …. 73-83
* NCAA Finals (Los Angeles,CA)
^ Rainbow Classic (Honolulu, HI)
~ Winston Tire Classic (Los Angeles)
# NCAA West Regional (Houston,TX)
+ NCAA East Regional (Syracuse, NY)
@Great Eight Basketball Classic
The NCAA has granted wide receiver Damian Copeland a 6th year of eligibility due to a medical hardship waiver. Copeland struggled with injuries early on in his career at UofL before finally putting together a full season in 2012. He has had a fractured foot, a torn meniscus, and a hamstring injury. He played only 1 game before having to sit out the rest of the 2011 season.
On Saturday night, Copeland tweeted the following:
So as you can see, this doesn’t guarantee that we will see Copeland back with the Cards next season. He can obviously opt to try his luck at the next level. He will likely make his decision after the bowl game. If he decides to leave, we wish him the best, and the Cards will still be fine at wide receiver. But if he chooses to come back, that would be a great veteran piece to keep in place as we head into the ACC. We could always use a little more Honey Mustard!
Take a look at young Copeland, before he was the Mustard.
Ok guys where do we start? First off it is Senior Day and 38 degrees and it is time to honor the guys that came to give us all they had for 4-5 years. The turnout fluctuated. There were about 30k at kickoff, 40k at beginning of 2nd quarter, got up to around 45k at peak, then dropped to 30k after start of 4th and finally dipped to about 20-25 once Memphis started scoring in 4th quarter. We have to do better. We have to be there in our seats 30 minutes prior to kick-off. We have to stay until the clock hits 0:00. We have to fill up the stadium for senior day and every other day. We will likely be up to 70k seats within 2 years and I will tell you this, ACC away fans will make the trips and turn our home games into theirs.
Our favorite Kentucky player of all time (right?) DeMarcus Cousins proved on Saturday night that he has grown up since his days at Kentucky. He has matured, and is a better man and is worth all of that money that the Kings gave him this past off-season. Need more proof?
He can learn a lesson from Gunner Stahl from Team Iceland.
Senior hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 sweep over the University of Cincinnati in AAC volleyball action on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center.
“I am extremely proud of the way all of the seniors got to shine tonight. We wanted to celebrate their careers here at this beautiful facility that we are so thankful to make our home court. It makes such a big difference,” said head coach Anne Kordes. “Cincinnati is a dangerous team and they are coming on strong. I like the way we approached this match. We are committed to close out with two more wins to help our RPI. We are proud of the AAC championship but now we need to get that good seed to advance deep in the NCAA Tournament.”
Louisville remains unbeaten in the AAC at 16-0 and improves to 21-7 overall. The Cardinals hit .343 for the match to the Bearcats’ .076. Janelle Jenkins hit .474 with 10 kills and Randi Ewing contributed seven kills and hit 1.000 for the match. Katie George had 41 assists and Maya McClendon and Caitlin Welch each added 16 digs. The Bearcats were led by seven kills from Amelia Wegman and 18 assists from Madi Lang.
Here is the latest edition of our opponent look-alikes. Next up is Fairfield.
Marcus Gilbert Sinbad
Last week the Cards had a tough Saturday night game against the mighty Houston Cougars. This week the arch-rival Memphis Tigers. Louisville leads the overall series 23-19. UL’s record vs Memphis at home is 12-9 with the Cards winning 9 out of the last 10 at home since 1986. These two teams last met in 2010 with the Cards winning 56-0. The winning margin at home during the 10 game streak other than that game was only 95. Since 2000 the Cards are 3-0 at home winning by an average of 34.3 ppg. Drastic compared to the 5-0 run in the 90′s which we won by 13 combined points. The line for tomorrow is 23.5 with the over/under is at under 43.5. Memphis has only defeated us 3 times overall in the past 18 attempts dating back to 1988. Here is what CSZ thinks the final score will be and how Teddy Bridgewater will fair against Memphis:
Daryl (@Darylfoust4): 399 3 TD 27-3 UL win
Jeremy (@Jeremy_CSZ): 378 yards 4 TD 41-3 UL win
Justin (@JRVille25): 275 yards 3 TD 35-13 UL win
Steve (@Stiz_CSZ): 420 yards 4 TD 48-7 UL win
P.S. Here is the official intro video for this year
I am sitting here after a long days work and as always I can’t sleep. Seeing that Senior Day is coming up on Saturday I thought to myself, wonder what Memphians think about our upcoming rivalry game Saturday. For as long as I can remember, Memphis has been our rival through many, many years and many conferences. The rivalry hasn’t been action packed with memories though. Lavell Boyd’s impossible catch from Chris Redman as time elapsed is the only standout memory for me. (video below) To me the rivalry was always special. I wonder if they feel the same way.
The only way I knew to see how they felt was to wander over to the old message boards. I mean we are 23.5 point favorites Saturday at noon over the 3-6 Memphis Tigers. Normally when we are that big of a favorite the fan bases talk a lot of crap. We are 0-3 on Senior Day under Charlie Strong by a combined 13 points; do they have false hope? So I wandered on over to the Memphis message boards to see what was going on. Here’s a few comments:
The post was titled…….Bowl Eligible…..I swear!
fatherof25: With 3 games left, we must win out to get bowl eligible. We would have to upset Louisville but after that game we have 2 very winnable games against UConn (0 wins) and Temple (1 win). My guess is we get it. What are your predictions.
First off, congrats…..screen name says it all. You must be exhausted
TOGC: As much as I’d love to see us beat our rivals Louisville, I doubt it’s going to happen. We’ll probably lose that one and win the last two. Still, 5 wins is an improvement over last season, especially considering that the AAC has been proven tougher than the old C-USA.
I would agree with that. Even though a lot of people have trashed this conference it ended up being a lot better than most thought
fatherof25: Yea that is the most likely scenario but I’m holding on to the fact that we play to the level of our competition. Look at them Ucf game. If it wasn’t for some bad luck in the last few minutes that’s a win. So while losing to Louisville is likely, you can’t count us out. BTW anyone going to the game?
Seems Very respectful, very level headed so far…….still can’t get over the 25….
TigerNMunford: I am one of the biggest Tiger fans around and if I had seen massive improvements in the offense then I would say we have a good shot against Loserville but I don’t think we have enough to get over that hump at their house. Not saying impossible but an extremely low probability at this point. Defense continues to impress but we are going to need points. I was there that night they flew their BE flag and we creamed them. I won’t give up hope but am glad to see how close we came. MTSU or UCF and we could be in a bowl. Heck, take away all the turnovers and we played Houston as well as everyone else. Win at least the 2 winnable games and give the Crudinals all we can. Team has improved, expectations will be higher next year. All in all, this was better than I expected based on the preseason. Competitive and most folks know they were in a game. More good times to come!
Ahhhh there’s the Loserville reference…..
bleedtigerblue: They need two more recruiting classes, according to the HC. Hope the coaches can find the underrated players like some other teams seem to do. Evaluation and recruiting is Job1. Thay said, we seem to overachieive when playing ranked rival teams in November, just ask Peyton Manning.
Now that’s just a little Overzealous…..and Who’s Thay? Is that Memphis’s war cry like the Saints or the Bengals….
Tiger3760: When is the last time we played more then one ranked team in a year? Three are ranked now. We were robbed at MTSU, and after watching that kid’s catch for UCF this weekend and how they beat us, I think they are a team of destiny this year. The SMU game was a stinker, but the defense almost pulled it out. Recruiting is going well, and the freshmen are starting to contribute. IMO, the future is very bright.
Agree with UCF being a team of destiny this year, recruiting isn’t going well, future isn’t bright..
Only footage of “The Catch” I could find was in this Highlight reel of Lavell’s. Watch it all or go to the 8:09 mark. Sometimes I think because he really only got to play for 1 and a half seasons how great and clutch he really was. #L1C4
|Date||Opponent / Event||Location||Time / Result|
|Homewood Suites Tournament hosted by The Citadel|
|02/14/14||vs. West Virginia||Charleston, S.C.||12:00 PM ET|
|02/15/14||at The Citadel||Charleston, S.C.||2:30 PM ET|
|02/16/14||vs. Delaware||Charleston, S.C.||10:00 AM ET|
|02/19/14||vs. EASTERN KENTUCKY||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:00 PM ET|
|02/21/14||vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:00 PM ET|
|02/22/14||vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|02/23/14||vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|02/25/14||vs. EASTERN ILLINOIS||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:00 PM ET|
|02/26/14||vs. MOREHEAD STATE||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:00 PM ET|
|02/28/14||vs. TOLEDO||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:00 PM ET|
|03/01/14||vs. INDIANA||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||2:30 PM ET|
|03/02/14||vs. TOLEDO||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|03/07/14||vs. MIAMI (OHIO)||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:00 PM ET|
|03/08/14||vs. MIAMI (OHIO)||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||12:00 PM ET|
|03/09/14||vs. MIAMI (OHIO)||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|03/11/14||vs. WESTERN ILLINOIS||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:00 PM ET|
|Elementary School Day|
|03/12/14||vs. WESTERN ILLINOIS||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||12:00 PM ET|
|03/14/14||vs. SAMFORD||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:00 PM ET|
|03/15/14||vs. SAMFORD||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|03/16/14||vs. SAMFORD||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|03/19/14||at Indiana||Bloomington, Ind.||4:00 PM ET|
|03/21/14||vs. RUTGERS #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|03/22/14||vs. RUTGERS #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|03/23/14||vs. RUTGERS #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|03/25/14||at Western Kentucky||Bowling Green, Ky.||7:00 PM ET|
|03/28/14||vs. XAVIER||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|03/29/14||vs. BUTLER||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:30 PM ET|
|03/30/14||vs. XAVIER||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|04/01/14||at Kentucky||Lexington, Ky.||6:30 PM ET|
|04/04/14||vs. MEMPHIS #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|04/05/14||vs. MEMPHIS #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|04/06/14||vs. MEMPHIS #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|04/08/14||at Purdue||West Lafayette, Ind.||5:00 PM ET|
|04/11/14||at Houston #||Houston, Texas||7:30 PM ET|
|04/12/14||at Houston #||Houston, Texas||7:30 PM ET|
|04/13/14||at Houston #||Houston, Texas||2:00 PM ET|
|04/15/14||vs. KENTUCKY||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|04/17/14||at UCF #||Orlando, Fla.||6:30 PM ET|
|04/18/14||at UCF #||Orlando, Fla.||6:30 PM ET|
|04/19/14||at UCF #||Orlando, Fla.||1:00 PM ET|
|Cancer Awareness Night|
|04/22/14||vs. WESTERN KENTUCKY||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|04/25/14||vs. CONNECTICUT #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|04/26/14||vs. CONNECTICUT #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|04/27/14||vs. CONNECTICUT #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|04/30/14||vs. OHIO STATE||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|05/02/14||at USF #||Tampa, Fla.||7:00 PM ET|
|05/03/14||at USF #||Tampa, Fla.||6:00 PM ET|
|05/04/14||at USF #||Tampa, Fla.||12:00 PM ET|
|05/06/14||at Vanderbilt||Nashville, Tenn.||7:30 PM ET|
|05/09/14||at Temple #||Philadelphia, Pa.||3:00 PM ET|
|05/10/14||at Temple #||Camden, N.J.||12:00 PM ET|
|05/11/14||at Temple #||Camden, N.J.||12:00 PM ET|
|05/13/14||vs. INDIANA||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|05/15/14||vs. CINCINNATI #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|05/16/14||vs. CINCINNATI #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||6:00 PM ET|
|05/17/14||vs. CINCINNATI #||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||1:00 PM ET|
|American Athletic Conference Championship|
|05/21/14||at AAC Championship – Day 1||Clearwater, Fla.||TBA|
|05/22/14||at AAC Championship – Day 2||Clearwater, Fla.||TBA|
|05/23/14||at AAC Championship – Day 3||Clearwater, Fla.||TBA|
|05/24/14||at AAC Championship – Day 4||Clearwater, Fla.||TBA|
|05/25/14||at AAC Championship – Day 5||Clearwater, Fla.||TBA|
|05/30/14||vs. NCAA Regional – Day 1||Campus Sites||TBA|
|05/31/14||vs. NCAA Regional – Day 2||Campus Sites||TBA|
|06/01/14||vs. NCAA Regional – Day 3||Campus Sites||TBA|
|06/02/14||vs. NCAA Regional – Day 4||Campus Sites||TBA|