by Jeremy Wahman
Jaquan Lyle is ranked as one of the top basketball recruits in the class of 2014 and he’s a 5 star player. So there’s no shock that the recruiting world is waiting to see where he selects. This afternoon via his Twitter (@JMamba5) he announced that at 5pm he would cut his list down from 7 to 4. Many recruiting analyst think he will ultimately select the Cards and UL was a lock for his list of four along with IU. His list also includes Ohio State, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois and UCLA. At 5pm he announced after talking to his coaches and family, the decision to cut his list will be delayed. I for one think he’s gonna end up at the Yum and UL because I feel hes always had love for the Cards. He showed a lot of love and support to UofL throughout the NCAA Championship run from this year. I myself would love to see Jaquan here and I will leave you with this video to show you why.
By Jeremy Wahman
Via an email we today we got the following pics and press release regarding the upcoming NASCAR event at Sparta on June 29th, enjoy:
MWR & AARON’S TO HONOR NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPION UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY RACE
by Jeremy Wahman
Recruiting in college football is a funny game. There are multiple expected commits/decommits, transfers and those pesky recruiting rankings you can find everywhere. There is one set of rankings for everything. I am writing this blog today CardNation because you have inspired me. You have inspired me to tell you, much as Justin told the uk fans last night. to calm down. I seen one tweet saying uk was killing us on the recruiting trail. I seen one who was actually complaining about the talent Strong had brought in. It’s really ridiculous.
The Cards brought the bats out today while defeating the 3 seed Oklahoma State Cowboys 12-3. Coco Johnson led the charge with 3 RBI. The Cards excelled today under pressure by scoring 9 runs with two outs. The Cards went 3-0 this weekend and await the winner of the Nashville Regional. The Cards go to 3-1 all time against OSU in the postseason including a 2-1 series win against them in the 07 regional which sparked the Cards first CWS appearance. The Cards projected opponent in Nashville is the #1 team in the country and #2 seed in the tourney. Vandy came to the Jim earlier this season and beat the Cards 10-2. This is the Cards third Super Regional appearance and first since 07. The Cards lone CWS appearance included wins vs both Miami and a clinching 20-2 win vs OSU in the Super Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.
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
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
and here is link to entire NCAA Tourney Bracket:
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.
|3||Cal State Fullerton||48-8||3-0||3|
|7||North Carolina State||44-14||2-1||9|
|21||Austin Peay State||45-13||3-0||NR|
|Dropped Out: Oklahoma State (20), Seton Hall (22), Troy (23), South Alabama (24), Mercer (25)|
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!