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UofL vs UK basketball game set for the day after Christmas

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According to the Herald Leader the Cards and the Cats will tip off on the basketball court December 26th this year. Rupp Arena will play host to the rivalry this season and game time hasn’t been set as of yet.

Great now that’s two nights in a row I won’t be able to sleep. Plan accordingly.

5 star 2016 Wing set to visit Louisville this weekend

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vantagehoops.com

2016 5 star Small Forward VJ King is set to make an official visit to Louisville this weekend. The 6’6 King is a consensus 5 star player on every major recruiting site and the Cards seem to be in prime position. The main reason for Louisville’s great position with King, Kenny Johnson. Johnson once coached King’s current high school Paul VI and King plays for Johnson’s former AAU team Team Takeover. Johnson has already paid great dividends for Pitino but King could be his biggest haul yet.

King recently cut his list to  Louisville, UConn, Virginia, Arizona and Kentucky. At this time Louisville leads King’s 247 Crystal Ball with 83% of the picks. King has plans to also visit UCONN on May 29th but has no other visit set at this time. A commitment from King this weekend is unlikely but not impossible so keep a close eye on this one. Follow VJ King on twitter @VJKing13

Drexel transfer Damion Lee announces final 5 and sets first two visits

Photo: AP

Photo: AP

Drexel transfer Damion Lee announced his final 5 schools today on twitter:

The 6’6 Lee is one of the most sought after transfers in awhile and the Cards are right there in the mix. Most believe Lee’s home state school Maryland will be tough to beat out but it is possible. Lee told Mike Hughes of 247Sports that he plans to visit Arizona (April 17-19) and Louisville (April 19-21) before making an early May decision. Lee has no other visits planned at this time.

If Lee does in fact visit Louisville on those dates the Cards could have Lee as well as 5 star PG Derryck Thornton on campus at the same time. Hold on to your seats!

Report: All signs point to Louisville landing Cleveland State transfer Trey Lewis

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westcoastconvo.com

All signs point to graduate transfer (Cleveland State) combo guard Trey Lewis choosing the Cards over his hometown school Ohio State tomorrow, per multiple sources. Lewis averaged 16 points a game, shooting 42% from behind the 3 point line and hitting 96 of 227 three pointers. You may remember Lewis from his 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals performance earlier this season in the Yum Center.

Pitino said he wanted shooters from here on out and the addition of Lewis will be just that. Expect the sharp shooting combo guard to push for a starting spot next season.

A look at potential transfers coming in for Louisville Basketball

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

We have learned many things after the Cards OT loss to Michigan State on Sunday, but most of all we have learned the Louisville basketball team will look much different next season. After already signing three (Ryan McMahon is the 4th and hasn’t signed just yet) in the 2015 class (likely top 5) Louisville has one scholarship open that belonged to Akoy Agau. But today Rick Pitino let us know that two, maybe even three more could come open. Shortly after Pitino’s end of season press conference we found out that Anton Gill would be transferring from the program. So for those keeping up at home, we are up to two scholarships and I don’t believe we are done.

So now raises the big question: Who is going to fill these spots? Many things will play into who the Cards go after (How many spots do we have? Will some of these kids even leave?) and while I’m not ready to put a “Most likely” tag on anyone let’s take a look.

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westcoastconvo.com

Trey Lewis (Graduate Transfer)

PG/SG 6’2 180 lbs

Yes for those asking, the same Trey Lewis that dropped a cool 24 points 5 rebounds and 2 steals in the Yum Center on the Cards this season. Lewis is an excellent player that averaged 16 points a game, shooting 42% from behind the 3 point line. Lewis hit 96 of 227 three pointers this season. Lewis announced today he would be leaving the CSU program and yes the Cards have already been in contact. I would be shocked if Lewis isn’t in a Louisville uniform next season.

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Significant injury at this morning’s spring football practice

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Georgia Transfer (CB) Shaq Wiggins went down with an apparent arm injury according to those at practice this morning.

Michael McCammon of Scout.com tweeted

Wiggins is projected to be the starter at the Corner Back position for the Cards. We will have more later right here on CardinalSportsZone.

The bracket is out and we like Louisville’s draw!

The bracket is out and I couldn’t be more happy. Like I said this Louisville team could lose in the first round or could make a Final Four but this draw sure makes me feel better about the latter. The Cards found themselves in the East Region (#1 seed Villinova) and will kick off their road to Indy this Friday against UC Irvine. We will have more on the Cards road and UC Irvine soon.

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2015 Louisville Senior Night: A Final Goodbye to the National Championship Team

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This Saturday when the Cards take on the #2 Virginia Cavaliers, we will say goodbye to Wayne Blackshear (Sr.) and Montrezl Harrell (Jr.). But at the end of the day will we be saying goodbye to more than just these two athletes. We will be saying a final goodbye to the 2013 National Championship team.

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ACC tournament bracket as of 3/1 & Louisville seed scenarios

IT IS FINALLY MARCH and with one week left in the regular season the ACC tournament bracket is starting to take shape. Here is the bracket and standings if the tournament were to end today.

Bracket:

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CSZ Podcast Info!

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FINALLY!! (The Rock Voice) Ok maybe not that extreme, but we are excited to announce that will we now venture into the realm of the podcast! The Cardinal Sports Zone Podcast will debut this Monday, March 2nd at noon.

Justin, Jeremy, and myself are all avid sports talk listeners and enjoy all the shows from 93.9 The Ville to the podcast put on by our friends over at The Crunch Zone. Quite frankly, we just want to throw our two cents in. We also see the serious need for something “Louisville” to listen to in the mid day hours. (I mean I know CardNation how much we all enjoy KSR……………..yea me neither). We hope to solve both of these problems with this podcast.

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Louisville point guard Chris Jones suspended

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

Per Louisville SID Louisville point guard Chris Jones has been suspended.

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Louisville Football to host Signing Day Party on February 4th

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

One of the many reasons we love Coach Petrino so much is simply because he likes what the fans like. Louisville Football announced today it will host a Football Signing Day Party on February 4th at the Brown and Williamson Club in PJCS. The signing day party tradition was cut under Charlie Strong but made its return last season when Bobby Petrino took the reins of the Cardinal program again. This years recruiting class will be the first full class under Petrino and looks to possibly be the highest ranked in Louisville history.

I don’t know why things like this mean so much to us but they do! Thanks again Bobby and Go Cards!!

From Press Release Per Louisville Football

LOUISVILLE, Ky.– National Football Signing Day is rapidly approaching and the University of Louisville football team has a full slate of coverage and events scheduled as head coach Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals welcome the class of 2015 on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

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Louisville Basketball plans “White Out” and “Red Out” games

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Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The white and red out games have became a yearly tradition in the KFC Yum Center and that tradition will continue for the 9th straight year this season. The Cards are asking fans to participate in the “White Out” on January 31st when UNC comes to town. The “Red Out” will continue to be on Senior Night this year when the Cards host Virginia (March 7th). Special shirts will go on sale January 22nd at the Cardinal Authentic in the KFC Yum Center.

 

 

Rick Pitino talks with Fox Sports about his backcourt, his coaching tree, and Duke

Coach P talked with Fox Sports about a variety of topics. Lets just say I love my Coach!! #L1C4

Louisville Football finishes 24th in the final College Football AP Poll

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

The Cards finished their first season in the ACC with a 9-3 overall record and ranked in the final top 25. A successful season no doubt and Bobby Petrino gave us all reason to believe bigger things are on the horizon. Countdown to Atlanta starts now! #BeatAuburn

1
Record: 14-1
PV Rank

5

Points

1,475

2
Record: 13-2
3
1,402
3
Record: 12-1
6
1,349
4
Record: 12-2
1
1,297
5
Record: 11-2
7
1,212
5
Record: 13-1
2
1,212
7
Record: 11-2
4
1,098
8
Record: 11-3
10
1,071
9
Record: 10-3
13
925
10
Record: 10-3
14
908
11
Record: 10-3
8
767
12
Record: 10-3
15
756
13
Record: 11-3
17
724
14
Record: 11-3
16
710
15
Record: 10-3
18
683
16
Record: 12-2
21
653
17
Record: 9-4
9
543
18
Record: 9-4
11
509
19
Record: 10-4
12
499
20
Record: 9-4
24
315
21
Record: 9-4
23
302
22
Record: 8-5
19
216
23
Record: 13-1
161
24
Record: 9-4
20
116
25
Record: 10-3
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A few Louisville vs North Carolina Classic full games

Since the Cards will head to Chapel Hill tomorrow lets take a look back a couple classic Louisville/UNC games.

1999 at Freedom Hall “The Run” 

The amazing run by the Cards starts around the 39:45 mark

1986 Sweet Sixteen “Cards beat UNC on their way to a National Championship”

Louisville Starters: Pervis Ellison, Jeff Hall, Milt Wagner, Herb Crook, Billy Thompson

North Carolina Starters: Brad Daughtery, Kenny Smith, Jeff Lebo, Joe Wolf, Steve Hale

2008 Elite 8

 

Former UAB wide receiver Jamari Staples picks Louisville over Auburn

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al.com

When the UAB football program disbanded late last year, Cards fans wondered if the Louisville and former UAB coach Garrick McGee (Current Louisville OC) would make a move. Today CardNation got their answer when former UAB WR Jamari Staples, who is eligible immediately, chose to play for the Cards over Auburn.

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Future Louisville Cardinal to play in Semper Fi All American Bowl tonight (1/4)

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scout.com

Future Card Traveon Samuel will play in the Semper Fi All American Bowl tonight. Kickoff for the game is at 9 pm EST and will be televised live on Fox Sports 1. This will be Samuel’s first game back since breaking a bone in his leg earlier this year.

Samuel chose the Cards over offers from Alabama, Auburn, FSU, Clemson, LSU, OSU, Mississippi St., and many more. The 4 star athlete has already signed with Louisville and will enroll for the spring semester. Follow Traveon Samuel on twitter @TraDay_DoThis

Semper Fi All American Bowl

Time: 9 pm EST

Place: Carson California

TV: Fox Sports 1

Kentucky fans can get off their “flopping” high horse after this video

Even with the two best defensive teams in America on the floor yesterday it seems as all the talk has been about the “Chris Jones Flop”. Did Jones flop? Yes? Is he the first person to ever do it? No.

Let me take you back to last year when the King of Pout himself, Mr. Andrew (you stay in this (expletive) huddle) Harrison pulled one of the all time flops:

So I say keep doing what you do Chris Jones and Andrew…………………….man learn how to sell it!!

 

Highlights: Louisville vs Kentucky

The Cards fell to the Cats by 8 but most, like myself, came away feeling pretty good about Louisville’s chances to be in Indy.

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