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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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Final ACC Home Game For Cards Tonight! (Senior Night)

 

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Tonight your 11th ranked Louisville’s Men’s Soccer team takes on Clemson at 7:30 at Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium AKA Lynnsanity for Senior Night. The Cards are currently in a 3 way tie for 1st in the Atlantic with Clemson & then #2 Syracuse . The Cards defeated Syracuse 2-1 in OT on Friday October 17th. This has been an up and down year for the Cards despite being ranked at this time. They have went in and out of the top 25 all year due to inconsistent play. The Cards are good enough to make a deep run in the tourney and have proved that multiple times including the opener vs then #2 Maryland. Come out and support your Cards for their Senior night and help cheer them on to what could be the first ACC title for the Cards! The Cards only have 3 remaining games this season and after tonight only one more home game on Tuesday. Come support Ken Lolla and the Cards. Tonight’s game time is at 7:30. Go Cards!

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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Men’s Basketball Announces Date Single Game Seats Go On Sale

From the newly created @goCardsTix account, the official account for the ticket office at the University Of Louisville:

 

Be sure to get down and get your single game seats ASAP!

Go Cards!

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55 (Season 2 Episode 7)

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This week on 55…..

We have a lot to talk about this week. NCST. Red-White Scrimmage, Anas, 2010 Wayne, Rozier, CJ and Trezl. UofL Field Hockey drops a game at home for the first time in 2 years. Soccer gets a top 2 win at home as well. Even a little High School Playoffs. So sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. These are the 55 most intriguing, ridiculous or down right best or worst things I have heard this week. This…is….55

 

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2) In spirit of a new thing I just started, I will fly the winning logo from the football game at slot #1. This week the Good guys won.

 

3) Louisville defeated NCST 30-18 on Saturday at the friendly confines of PJCS.

 

4) 2 people returned on Saturday, Devante Parker & a guy named Mike Dyer…I think that’s how you say it. Mike Dyer exploded for 173 yards and a TouchDown. Parker didn’t find the end zone but had 9 catches for a 132 yards. Yeah I thought that was a little rusty too.

 

5) On Offense Will threw for 203 yards and a TD. Eli Rogers caught that TD and 5 catches for 35 yards to go along with Parkers 9 for 132.

 

6) The defense looked a little rough this week but understand one thing, it is tough playing College Football with no breaks and the Cards get a much-needed bye week this upcoming week. The Cards still hold on to their #1 ranking on Total D. They held NCST to 18 points. A NCST team that put up 41 on the Seminoles, Louisville’s next test. James Sample had 11 tackles, Burgess had 8 and a sack. Rankins and Lozo added a sack each. Mr INT Gerod Holliman added another pick as time expired to extend his total to 8 on the season. Anthony Floyd holds the single season INT total with 10 his Sophomore year.

 

7) People keep getting down on this team but they must not remember most of our other coaches first years. It takes a year or so to get in Bobby’s players and for these players to learn his playbook after having 3 years with Strong’s playbook. Things will be OK and there is no need to jump off of a cliff. I think we expect everything to go right immediately since we have had a lot of success recently, It doesn’t always work that way.

 

8) Moving forward….

 

9) This weeks after story at the Football game wasn’t the win or the return, it was all of the empty seats. Players notice this, recruits notice it. If you can’t go to a game, give your tickets to someone who can. If they can afford it, cool. If they can’t give them to them. Get butts in seats. I have no problem with people leaving early during a blowout but these guys from NCST were down 4 with a few minutes left with a chance at an onside kick. UofL has a small part of the blame also with not restricting access to the Party Deck during the game. Make it a fully ticketed area so you can open up more seats for others to purchase. Let’s get this issue addressed CardNation. We are in a big time conference now headed towards being a big time program….let’s act like it.

 

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Public Service Announcement

 

11) Well, It was kinda like that…

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55 (Season 2 Episode 6)

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This week on 55…..

Clemson, Clemson, Clemson. The time-out. How did our other programs do? Gary Barnidge, the Player??? We look this week at the remainder of the Football schedule and I will give my predictions and much, much more. So sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. These are the 55 most intriguing, ridiculous or down right best or worst things I have heard this week. This…is….55

 

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2) Out of respect for you I post your flag first this week. I was confident all week that with our defense we would have no problem defeated Clemson at Death Valley. I was wrong. The Cards lost 23-17 after a huge James Quick reception set us up with a 1 and 10 from the 5 yard line or so. Then this happened.

 

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4) Well we lost and we should be very proud of this team. Without Will for the first half and with out Devante all game we almost pulled it off. Our Defense smothered the Tigers and held them to 9 offensive points when they scored 91 the prior 2 weeks combined.

 

5) Also for everyone ready to throw Bobby into the fire might I remind you of two things. One, Bobby has not been around these kids long. It does take a while to mesh with your team and get used to what they can do. Two we could have been kragthorped again. Be very thankful.

6) Always remember

 

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8) Yeah….It’s not that bad now, is it? IS IT!!!!!

 

9) I digress

 

10) Let’s talk Defense. James Sample had 14 tackles and an INT, James Burgess had 11 tackles and an INT. Leading tackler on the season keith Kelsey added 8. The defense remains the #1 overall in total Defense.

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55 (Season 2 Episode 5)

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This week on 55…..

 

The Field Hockey team is on a MONSTER run. We get more shots of the bball hoop gear. Somebody will be back for the Clemson game……A renewal and a ranking and the numbers on Louisville Footballs great Defense this year. So sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. These are the 55 most intriguing,ridiculous or down right best or worst things I have heard this week. This…is….55

 

1) Per @FBSchedules:

 

2) That is good news for all of us here in the state as far as I am concerned.

 

3) Speaking of Louisville football, The Cards had a masterful defensive performance on Friday as they defeated Syracuse 28-6. The Cards recorded 2 safeties in one game for the first time in school history and the defense allowed a total of 255 yards. Holliman got INT #7 on the year and James Sample got one as well. Brandon Radcliff continued to excel on the field as he had a 110 yard 2 TD day. Keith Kelsey led the D with 9 tackles and is the Cards top tackler on the year. The Cards will next go to Death Valley to take on Clemson……too bad there are no other storylines…

 

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DeVante Parker

 

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6) Today Coach Petrino revealed that from what he has heard from the medical staff, Devante will be ready to go on Saturday. The Cards with Parker will surely make a difference as the Cards have been lacking a deep threat.

 

7) The Cards are a double digit dog for the first time since the Sugar Bowl this weekend

 

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Teddy Bridgewater

 

9) Yeah we think it’s ridiculous too…..

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UL/uk Renew Series Through 2019

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According to FBSchedules.com, UL and Kentucky have extended the series through 2019. I thought for sure this series would become extinct but kudos to the two schools for getting it done.

ACC Power Poll……Guess Who’s Back!!

The Cards dropped big time after the loss to Virginia in the ACCPP. It’s a loss that doesn’t look as bad now with their great play. Jeff Fishel from the ACCDN has put out his newest Power Poll rankings and we get a little R E S P E C T this week. Enjoy!

Go Cards!

2014-15 University Of Louisville Media Guide

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Today the Louisville Basketball team released the 2014-15 media guide. You can check it out by clicking the picture above.  Enjoy!

 

 

Field Hockey Polls 9/30/14

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The latest top 25 polls are out and the Cards have dropped one spots to #12. The Cards defeated Ohio State and number 16 Wake Forest last week but were upset by unranked Liberty. The Cards do have a chance at redemption this week with matches vs #5 Duke Friday and #15 Michigan Sunday at home this week. Click below for the full poll. Good luck and Go Cards!

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55 (Season 2)

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This week on 55………

We have new uni’s to talk about again for the second straight week, these as hated as last weeks were loved. We have a triumphs and let downs. We will talk about Teddys first start in the NFL. The victory over Wake and the smothering defense. The new Louisville Slugger Gerod Holliman and much more. So sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. These are the 55 most intriguing,ridiculous or down right best or worst things I have heard this week. This…is….55

 

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2) Well there’s an image for you and an overall description for what our defense did on Saturday. We knocked out Wake. giving up -22 yards rushing to go along with 8 sacks and 4 INT’s, our defense kept us in the game and won the game as far as I am concerned. Holliman, Burgess and Rankins recorded Interceptions. Lozo got 3 of the 8 sacks. On offense the rookie QB looked shaky at times but when he started feeding the beast Brandon Radcliff (130 yds 2 TD) , he seemed to run the offense more fluently. Moving forward we have to take care of the ball better. 4 fumbles vs Wake is unacceptable but I think that will improve with reps for Reggie. Also stop the penalties now please….signed all of Football. The Cards take on Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Friday night.

 

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4) They started calling Calvin Pryor that this pre season, maybe it will catch on for Gerod. Once only known for his earth shattering hit, Holliman has come full circle. With his 6th INT of the season Saturday he is currently #1 in the country and just 4 away from tying UofL’s single season record. Anthony Floyd had 10 in one season and 18 overall which is also a record.

 

5) Teddy Bridgewater got his first NFL start yesterday…..

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ACC Once Again Dominates Field Hockey Top 25

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The Cards moved up three spots to #11 in the latest polls just released. ICYMI the Cards knocked off then and still #1 UNC on Saturday. The Cards play Ohio State today at home at 3. Good Luck and Go Cards!

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55 (Season 2 Episode 3)

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This week on 55……….

We talk Cardinal Camo…….YES…..Cardinal Camo. We go over huge upsets and letdown. We go over the wet, wet, win in South Florida and a slew of other great but random things that have happened this week. Glad to have 55 back for you guys after the hiatus last week. Without further adieu, here are the 55 greatest, most ridiculous or random things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is……55.

 

1) First off I want to wish my mom a speedy recovery. She means the world to me and normally I don’t talk about personal issues on 55 but if you get a moment, say a prayer. I put her for #1 because she is my number 1….mushy I know (Don’t care)

 

2) Speaking of #1’s

 

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4) On that shot by Becca Maddock, the #14 University of Louisville Field Hockey team defeated #1 UNC 3-2 Saturday. Congratulations for defending Trager!

 

5) Will be interesting to see where the Cards will be ranked when the new polls come out tomorrow…..

 

6) I got a tip a few weeks ago that we would be unveiling a new uni combo vs FSU in football. Me and Steve went through all the possible combos and ideas we could think of but nothing…..and the 55 means NOTHING could prepare us for this…………………….

 

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8) First off, I’m sorry for referring to myself as the 55. Secondly may I say……….WOW! Here are a few more pics Adidas released this morning

 

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10) Thank you Adidas for everything you do for us……

 

11) On Saturday the Football Cards defeated FIU 34-3 despite QB Will Gardner leaving the game with injury. The Cards O-Line looked very sloppy but this game was played on a sloppy field. The Cards line will have to improve if we want to have any shot at the big boys on our schedule.

 

12) A few highlights of the FIU game were Gerod Holliman taking the lead in INT’s in the country with 2 including this:

 

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14) Once only thought of as a heavy hitter, Holliman has shown an evolution into a complete corner this year. It’s been a long time coming!

 

15) Also James Quick had this amazing catch:

 

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17) Quick finished the day with 174 yards and 2 TD’s. Quick scored those 2 TD’s within :45 seconds. Amazing!

 

18) Also Keith Kelsey continued to impress after a 4 tackle day that included a sack for a 24 yard loss

 

19) I still think this should have counted

 

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21) Oh well….I am sure we will plenty of Keith Kelsey highlights this season

 

22) It still should have counted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

23) Moving on….

 

24) Speaking of our beloved Football Cardinals, UL is a 21 point favorite this week vs Wake Forest

 

25) I didn’t notice it during the Virginia game but did anyone else see Burgess hit their RB so hard his sweat exploded?

 

26) I wish I could’ve found that video….I tried but it kept taking me to clips that made me sad

 

27) I want to send out my condolences to the Bonnafon family since I was unable to last week…

 

28) When Reggie comes back there is no doubt in my mind that he will be starting for the time being. He is a tremendous talent and will thrive in Coach Petrino’s system. If that O line doesn’t improve we could put Jameis back there and it wouldn’t matter

 

29) Jameis get off that table! never mind….you know what I’m saying though

 

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31) Ahhhhhh……….he stiff-armed him right in the….helmet

 

32) Glad we don’t have any more distractions like that at UL anymore (Insert Chane Smiley face)

 

33) On a different note, This weekend CSZ surpassed the 1 Million view mark lifetime. We want to thank each and every one of you for supporting this little thing we do. On my part I would like to say we were blessed to have such an amazing team. I want to thank Justin and Steve for everything they do let them know I appreciate them and we are lucky to have such a great team. We have some great Part timers too…Shout out to the princess of CSZ and her hat, Daryl Foust

 

34) Yesterday Matt Cassel broke some bones in his foot or something which prompted the Minnesota Vikings head coach to name him the starter going forward! Congrats to Teddy time and here’s hoping you show them what you showed us at the Ville!

 

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36) Great, great moment….Class Act right there

 

37) Lets go to the week in review for Cardinal Athletics!

 

38) Women’s Golf won the Cardinal Cup on Tuesday! great start to the season by the ladies. Emily Haas finished the day at -1 for a 4th place finish overall. The Women travel to Colorado for the GolfWeek Challenge which starts today

 

39) The Men’s golf team helped take the victory for the ACC in the ACC/SEC challenge. The Cards did fall to Georgia in match play but J.D. Lehman and Robin Sciot-Siegrist picked up singles victories. The team is off until next Monday

 

40) Louisville Volleyball traveled to Texas for the Rice Invitational this past weekend. The Cards did not drop one set the entire weekend (3-0) and improved to 8-4 overall. Janelle Jenkins, Maya McClendon and Tess Clark were named to the All Tourney team with Jenkins landing MVP honors.

 

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42) The Cards kick off their ACC Conference slate at home with games Friday vs BC at 7p and Sunday vs Georgia Tech at 2p. Get out and support our Cards!

 

43) The #9 Men’s Soccer team had a tough battle this week as they traveled to BC and escaped with a 3-2 victory in OT. Nolan Moore hit the game winner. The Cards travel to Lexington Tuesday for a game vs uk. I wish I was making this up but uk is holding an ABE-Out…..This will explain it all. SMH

 

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45) NO….Words…..

 

46) Trying to move past that, the Cards host PITT on Friday at the LYNN……

 

47) Women’s Soccer went 2-0 this week at home after wins over Kent State and Syracuse! This week they will travel to FSU and Miami…. I suddenly hate them

 

48) From GoCards.com: University of Louisville junior Jeffrey Brown claimed the Indiana University Hoosier Classic Singles title Sunday afternoon. Coach Rex Ecarma is doing a phenominal job, Here are the full results

Louisville Men’s Tennis Results
IU Hoosier Classic
Sept. 21, 2014
Semifinals
Jeffrey Brown (UL) d. Matthew McCoy (IU) 7-6, 6-4
Finals
Brown d. Carsten fisher 6-4, 6-3
Consolation
Santiago Salazar (UL) d. Baseem Mekawi (YSU) 6-4, 7-6
Courtney Lock (UL) d. Freddy Abunku (Xavier) 6-3,6-3
Remi Chancerel (Youngstown State) d. Pally Ray (UL) 6-3, 6-0  

 

49) Other than knocking off little ol #1 UNC, the Filed Hockey team was in chill mode last week. This week they have 3 games! They host Ohio State tomorrow then travel to Wake on Friday then will play at Liberty on Sunday

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Good job girls…good job!

 

50) Guessing with the de-commitment from Blakeney that the CSZ recruiting notebook will make a return soon…IMO it’s Dozier or bust for the last slot in this class. Here’s what Steve thinks..

 

51) Looks like the PGA is going to have a nice pair of Cards in the mix….I’m sorry for the pun

 

52) Gorgui Deing is predicted to have a breakout year this year in the NBA because….well because he’s great and our Gorgui!

 

53) Check out Justin Time and Cardinal Catch Up for last week here…….

 

54) Jeff Walz is on fire as if I even needed to tell you. Check out his loaded class here and let me know who you want to see as the final piece. Tweet me at @Jeremy_CSZ and let your voice be heard! My vote is for Arike Ogunbowale….

55) Finally, Thank goodness that Brock Lesnar left the arena with the title last night and my Steelers smoked the Panthers. at least one little guy I know wasn’t too sad last night. I wont say any names though. Matt Wesley. Until next time CardNation, this was 55………

 

Go Cards!

 

You can find all  previous episodes of 55 by typing 55 in the CardinalSportszone.com search bar and clicking search

 

P.S.-Here are videos of the Men’s basketball coaches that are excellent, enjoy!

 

P.S.S.- here’s the Football Intro

 

*some info taken from press releases, most from CSZ and my brain

**none taken from other people’s thoughts, NONE

 

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University Of Louisville Assistant Basketball Coach: Kenny Johnson

Go Cards!

Video Of Top Ranked Asia Durr’s Commitment To Louisville

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Here is the video of Asia’s commitment to the University of Louisville for those of us that did not get to watch it live. It does take a minute or so to load so be patient. Today was a historical day for Jeff Walz and U of L women’s basketball. Asia’s commitment gives us the #1 ranked recruiting class in 2015 for the moment. We have more targets out there that could solidify the #1 ranking. Enjoy!

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Go Cards!

 

55 (Season 2 Episode 2)

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This week on 55……….

We talk commitments……HUGE commitments. How the Cards are doing under Bobby P. Red-White scrimmage tickets go on sale. Hot dogs, Nelson, Intrastate rivals and more. Is there one more big commitment in the CARDS for UofL this week? I say L yeah! So strap in, here are the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is……55.

 

1) ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC………..I’m really not sure if I said it enough times but ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC. My bad, I know that was the same #1 as it was last week but so much more respect nationally just due to the conference switch. Much more fun league to be a part of as well. Got the following tweet right after the game….

 

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3) Last year we would have “slipped by” or “escaped” This year we shut down a top ACC team. So proud of this team…..

 

4) Read my experience from my first ACC game here

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Full Time-Lapse Video Of The YUM! Center Redesign

Video of the awesome redesign of the court at the YUM! via @GoCards…………Enjoy!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It’s almost time!

Go Cards!

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