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NCAA Will Let Shaqquan Aaron Know His Status Next Week

Photo: Scout.com

Photo: Scout.com

According to this tweet, the NCAA will let Louisville know about the status of freshman Shaqquan Aaron sometime next week. This is an issue about the NCAA clearing him to play that shouldn’t have taken much time at all, but keeps dragging on and has kept Aaron out of 3 games so far.

This news means that Aaron will miss at least 2 more games, as the Cards host Savannah State on Monday and Cleveland State on Wednesday.

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Rick Pitino’s Interview with Seth Davis

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the full Rick Pitino interview with Seth Davis. It is broken down into 9 different videos. I couldn’t embed the full video from Campus Insiders because, you know, technology and stuff. So I had to use their separate clips from YouTube. The benefit here is that if you don’t have time to watch it all, you can just watch a couple clips at a time. Sound like a plan? Good deal, go!

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Harrell and Rozier Named to Wooden Award Top 50 Watch List

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The Wooden Award is presented annually to the most outstanding college basketball Player of the Year. The award was founded in 1976. A watch list with 50 players was recently released, and Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier made the list. These aren’t finalists, as someone who is not on this list can certainly win the award. It is just a watch list.

The list will be reduced to 25 players in January, and finalists will be announced in March.

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Louisville vs Jacksonville St. Game Highlights

Video: Rick Pitino on Playing in the ACC

Here is a quick clip from the ACC Digital Network. In it, Coach Pitino briefly talks about coaching in places for the first time this season.

55 Season 2 Episode 10

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This week on 55………………..

We talk Notre Dame, Basketball’s Opening game and how did your favorite Card teams do in their respective tournaments? Injuries, returns, and a return from suspension?. The first #55Guest writer is displayed and I’m already sorry I gave him the floor. I was wrong about P.J. Dozier, as was every one else since we all got intel from his camp. lol. So get ready for the ride. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stand out to me the most. The most ridiculous, interesting and factual things I came across. This is 55……….

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Louisville Men’s Basketball #7 in AP Poll; Women are #12

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Photo: AP

The Louisville Cardinals have both of their basketball teams ranked in the Top 15 of the AP poll. The men jumped up 1 spot this week to #7, and the women stayed put at #12.

The men (1-0) have two games this week. Tonight they face Jacksonville State at 7:00 and Friday they play Marshall at 9:00. Both games are at home. The women (2-0) host Belmont on Thursday at 7:00.

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Video: Louisville Basketball 1993-94 Red-White Scrimmage

Photo: Craig Jones/Allsport

Photo: Craig Jones/Allsport

Are you kidding me? You can actually watch the Red-White Scrimmage from the 1993-94 season for UofL basketball! I saw this posted on Facebook by Jon Leon. I was 7 years old heading into this season so these are the guys I really looked up to and wanted to be like. My favorite player of all time, Brian Kiser, was on this team.

DeJuan Wheat was a freshman, and then you have guys like Morton, Minor, and Rozier. The video obviously isn’t the best quality, but it is pretty awesome to be able to watch it at all. Plus John Tong is the PA announcer. This game was at Cardinal Arena. If that doesn’t tell you how far these scrimmages have come, nothing will!

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Double Pitino Press Conference

What is better than the humor and wit of one Pitino at a press conference? How about two Pitino’s? On Tuesday afternoon, both Rick Pitino and Richard Pitino met with the media in Louisville to discuss the upcoming game between Louisville and Minnesota. Believe it or not, the season starts this Friday!

Video courtesy of thecrunchzone.com

55 Season 2 Episode 9

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This week on 55………………..

We talk big win at Boston College, Basketball looking much improved, Field Hockey gets a NCAA berth. Devante and Gerod take aim at the record books for the NCAA,UL & ACC. Injuries, returns, and a disgruntled player or two. The first #55Guest writer is announced and predictions on P.J. Dozier. So get ready for the ride. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stand out to me the most. The most ridiculous, interesting and factual things I came across. This is 55……….

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Video: 15 year old Patrick McSweeney scores against Louisville

Photo: Jamie Rhodes/USA Today Sports

Photo: Jamie Rhodes/USA Today Sports

You are probably already familiar with the story of 15 year old Patrick McSweeney. If you don’t have time to click the link, Patrick is a student at St. X High School and is battling a life-threatening form of leukemia. He recently had some bad news come his way about his T cells. For today’s exhibition, Patrick got to start for the Bellarmine Knights against his favorite team, the Louisville Cardinals. Check out this video of him scoring two points!

 

Quick Hits: 11/5/14

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Just a few press releases I wanted to catch you guys up on but mostly so I don’t have to post 3 different ones. lol. Here we go:

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball head coach Jeff Walz’s radio show, airing throughout the season from Chili’s Grill & Bar locations in the Louisville area, is scheduled to begin on Nov. 12. Presented by Chili’s Grill & Bar, the first seven shows take place at the restaurant’s Brownsboro Crossing location (9720 Von Allmen Court), and the final five will be held at the Hikes Lane establishment (3623 Bardstown Road). All shows run from 7-8 p.m. Louisville’s mascot, Louie the Cardinal, will be making appearances at Chili’s Grill & Bar for four selected shows: Nov. 18, Jan. 20, Feb. 4, and Feb. 24. No reservations will be taken at either location. All seating is first come, first served, starting at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the show. Matt Andrews, Louisville women’s basketball’s play-by-play voice, will host the show and discuss with Walz recent games and the upcoming slate. For fans unable to attend, ESPN Radio 680 will carry each show as well as stream it online through ESPNLouisville.com. It also can be heard through CardsTV on GoCards.com. Fans are encouraged to call and participate in the show at (502) 267-9680.

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Shaqquan Aaron Not Cleared to Play by NCAA Yet

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scout.com

Freshman Shaqquan Aaron did not suit up when the Cards faced Barry this past Saturday. Coach Pitino said he wasn’t pleased with the way Aaron had been practicing. On his radio show last night, Pitino revealed that Shaqquan is dealing with “an eligibility issue” and he has not been cleared yet by the NCAA to play. He also won’t play against Bellarmine this Sunday.

All indications point to this being something temporary and not something that will linger on. Let’s hope that is the case since the season officially starts next Friday (Nov 14) against Minnesota.

55 Season 2 Episode 8

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This week on 55………………..

 

I am going to switch it up a little bit. After doing 55 for about a year now, I wanted to do something a little different. I know, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I just want to give this a try. Instead of bringing you 55 facts each week, I am going to write a column that I break down into 4 quarters. 1st Quarter: Football, 2nd Quarter: Basketball, 3rd Quarter: Cardinal Athletics, 4th Quarter: Our best stories and weeks best tid-bits that doesn’t fit into the first three-quarters. In weeks there are no Football games, I will make that week a quarter where one fan will be chosen to have a guest spot on 55 and discuss anything UofL. I feel like this will give 55 a fresh look and if you guys don’t like it let me know and I will go back. Like I said, I’m just looking for new ways to do the same thing and that’s entertain you. Wonder who will be the first fan columnist for the 11/17 Episode? Tweet me and hashtag #55GuestSpot. I will only pick out of these people. If you tweet me at @Jeremy_CSZ and say I want to but don’t include the hashtag #55GuestSpot then you are out of luck. Simple directions people…. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stand out to me the most. The most ridiculous,interesting and factual things I came across. This is 55……….

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AP Basketball Poll Released Today

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The first AP Basketball poll of the season came out today and the Cards are sitting pretty at #8. With a great schedule this year the Cards will have plenty of opportunities to shine. The Cards play their first exhibition game of the season tomorrow vs Barry College at the KFC Yum! Center tomorrow at 12:30p. If you can’t watch the game live it will be broadcast on WAVE 3 TV.

Go Cards!

 

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (52) 29-11 1,604
2 Arizona (5) 33-5 1,518
3 Wisconsin (8) 30-8 1,483
4 Duke 26-9 1,415
5 Kansas 25-10 1,346
6 North Carolina 24-10 1,274
7 Florida 36-3 1,153
8 Louisville 31-6 1,114
9 Virginia 30-7 1,090
10 Texas 24-11 1,061
11 Wichita St 35-1 1,027
12 Villanova 29-5 885
13 Gonzaga 29-7 840
14 Iowa State 28-8 781
15 Virginia Commonwealth 26-9 574
16 San Diego St 31-5 560
17 Connecticut 32-8 552
18 Michigan St 29-9 521
19 Oklahoma 23-10 426
20 Ohio State 25-10 340
21 Nebraska 19-13 309
22 SMU 27-10 285
23 Syracuse 28-6 178
24 Michigan 28-9 167
25 Harvard 27-5 98
25 Utah 21-12 98

Montrezl Harrell and Wayne Blackshear Twitter Takeover

Below are transcripts of Montrezl and Wayne from the ACC Twitter Takeover

 

Montrezl Harrell

 

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Preseason ACC Basketball Poll and First Team Announced

 

 

55…Kinda 10/27/14

 

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I told you guys last week that 55 would be on bye week this week. Not the usual 55, not the usual logo. I also said I would still bring you a little something this week so that you could get caught up on the week in Cardinal Athletics. The main reason you even read 55 every week. Ok, one of the main reasons, the other is because of my hard hitting journalistic….hahaha ok lets move on. Here’s what happened in Cardinal Athletics this week plus a few thoughts I had about Red-White, FSU and Charlyn Corral….this…is…55….kinda….

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  • For now, Jameis Winston will be a part of Thursday Nights epic showdown as #2 FSU heads to town to face YOUR Louisville Cardinals at PJCS. FSU will bring to town a 23 game winning streak, reigning Heisman trophy winner, the fact that they are the reigning and defending National Champions and oh yeah, the fact that they should be the #1 team in the land. It’s the #1 overall total Defense who gives up just 14.6 a game vs FSU’s Defense that gives up 21.6. They score about 37 a game and we put up about 31. It will be a tough game regardless but I am gonna go 34-31 on a John Wallace FG at 0:01. MADNESS ENSUES!!!!!

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Luke Hancock Could Sign in Greece

Photo: Sam Upshaw Jr.; The Courier-Journal

Photo: Sam Upshaw Jr.; The Courier-Journal

According to this European basketball website, former Louisville Cardinal Luke Hancock could be signing with a team in Greece. The team is called Panionios ON Telecoms Athens. Rolls right off the tongue.

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Future UL/ND Football Dates Announced

 

Today Notre Dame announced its future scheduling concerning ACC opponents through 2025. It was revealed that even though we were expecting a 2017 visit to Papa Johns, that we will not host the Irish until 2019 in the opening game of the season. That makes up for it a little. It was also announced that we will head back to South Bend in 2020 and the Irish will head back to the oven in 2023. That sounds so far away but sadly it isn’t. The first meeting with the Irish however is this season in South Bend on the 22nd of November. Glad to hear we will keep them in a regular rotation.

Go Cards!

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