Author Archives: Justin Renck
ESPN.com writers Andrea Adelson and Matt Fortuna each chose an ACC team that they feel has the toughest football schedule in 2015 (among ACC teams of course). Andrea chose the Miami Hurricanes, who I wish we played every season by the way. Matt went with Louisville, and the first part of the schedule is the main factor.
Taylor County High School 4-star guard Quentin Goodin (class of 2016) recently released a top 5 list that was Louisville, Western Kentucky, Xavier, Florida, and Miami. Now it appears that the Cards are out of the mix, and Michigan is in.
Even if things are a big deal, I usually downplay them and talk about why they aren’t. If everyone else gets riled up about a story, that is usually when I back away from it and just move on, to be different I guess. So I am not one to see something little and blow it out of proportion. But there has been something lately that just strikes me as “weird” I guess. The difference in Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell since the NBA Draft and the way that Rick Pitino has talked about each one has been very noticeable.
This is a pretty cool graphic that shows all 22 first round NBA draft picks in UofL history. We have only had one #1 pick and that was Pervis Ellison back in 1989. Three times, we have had two first round picks. 2009 was Terrence Williams and Earl Clark. 1994 was Clifford Rozier and Greg Minor. 1989 was Pervis Ellison and Kenny Payne. A lot of history and great players all on one picture here. As always, Go Cards!
Here is the audio clip from Rick Pitino’s appearance on 840 WHAS with Terry Meiners. He gives high praise to Trey Lewis, talks about the upcoming trip to Puerto Rico for the Cards, and gives advice to players that are drafted into the NBA.
College Football News has a good preview of the 2015 Louisville Cardinals. As we start July, any football preview is a good thing because the season can not get here soon enough. But this particular preview seems to actually be accurate about the team, which you don’t always get from national publications.
Here are a fer excerpts from the preview. You can read the full post by clicking the link above.
Man there is nothing like being a fan of the Louisville Cardinals. Thank you Mike (Crums Revenge); you have done it again.
The good people with the Red Rage Tailgate, who you should definitely try to find this year and tailgate with at least once, have gotten one over on some Clemson fans. When the new uniforms were released for UofL, and the crazy cardinal bird that just came out of pet cemetery was on there, the Red Rage had a little fun with photoshop.
Michaelee Harris came to the University of Louisville for Charlie Strong’s FIRST season as head coach back in 2010. He still has one year of eligibility remaining, and he will use that at Akron in 2015. Countless knee injuries have led to Harris having a sixth year of eligibility.
I guess there never really is a sure thing, especially in recruiting. I, for one, was certain that if 4-star small forward Maverick Rowan were to reclassify to 2015, you could book it that he would be a Louisville Cardinal. Then it was announced that he was enrolled in the classes that would allow him to graduate and be in the 2015 class, and suddenly something had happened and either the Cards were no longer recruiting Rowan, or Rowan was not interested in UofL anymore. It doesn’t really matter which is true; that is secondary at this point.
Get to know freshman wide receiver Jaylen Smith in this episode of “The Red Zone.”
On the latest episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville, Pete Nochta joined Steve and myself in studio and sat in with us the whole time. We talk about the NBA Draft, new football uniforms, and the fundraiser at Brownie’s for Pete from the night before. Enjoy!
He is really doing it. Chinanu Onuaku is shooting free throws underhanded in the FIBA World Championship games, and I hope he keeps it up for this season at UofL. In yesterday’s 83-53 win over Iran, Onuaku finished with 2 points, 5 rebounds (all offensive), 2 assists, and only 1 foul in 14 minutes. He was 2-4 from the free throw line. Here is video of one of those makes.
The wait was a little longer than expected, but Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell finally had his name called in the second round of last night’s NBA Draft when the Houston Rockets picked him 32nd overall.
If there is anyone that used the workouts with NBA teams to improve his draft stock, it was Terry Rozier. Thought to be a second rounder, Rozier worked his way up in the months leading up to the draft to maybe the mid-late 20s in the first round. He impressed the Boston Celtics even more than that, as they took him with the 16th pick overall.
Quentin Goodin is a 4-star combo guard in the class of 2016 that plays for Taylor County High School in Campbellsville, Kentucky. On Tuesday, he released his top five schools: Louisville, Florida, Xavier, Miami, and Western Kentucky.
Standing around 6’3 and 180 lbs, Goodin is considered to be a top 100 player in the country in his class according to all four major recruiting sites. He has been on the radar for the Cards for quite some time now.
OK Cards fans, time to step up to the plate here. This is late notice, but we are looking for items for the silent auction on Friday at the fundraiser for Pete Nochta. Autographed items, tickets to games or other events, gift cards….anything that you think people would be interested in bidding on. Obviously UofL-related stuff is great, but it doesn’t have to be limited to that at all. Money is money when it comes to things like this.
If you have something you would like to donate, e-mail me at CardinalSportsZone@yahoo.com and let me know what you have and we will talk from there.
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