Category Archives: Cardinal Athletics

Cardinal Catch-Up: Alhaji Mohammed

 

(via Alhaji Mohammed)

(via Alhaji Mohammed)

 

One thing that I love in the local sports scene right now is how myself and Marques Maybin are keeping in touch with former Cards. Marques has his throwback Thursday on the Deener show on ESPN 93.9 FM & I talk with the guys from all sports on LiveWith55 on Wednesday nights at blogtalkradio.com/csz. Today is a very welcome slow news day for CardNation.

I was talking this morning to Alhaji Mohammed. It’s no secret if you follow Mo is that he is a very charitable individual. He has always been humble and kind and willing to give back to the community. Of course I must preface this with the fact he is my friend. However he is one of the best people I have ever met. I met him back in 2004 when I went to a summer league game in the barber shop league down at St Stevens. He didn’t know me but we sat there and talked hoops while I watching my young bull Terrance Farley play in the league.

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It’s a Power Struggle as No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 13 Louisville Battle for the ACC

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Card Nation: Get out to the KFC Yum! Center TODAY, Sunday, February 7th at 2PM to cheer on your 13th ranked Louisville Women’s basketball team.

Tickets are $3 with your Kroger card or with a ticket stub from the men’s Boston College game.

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“It’s just basketball” 

“It’s just basketball,” they say. 

I’ll admit, I used to be in that camp. Growing up just north of Pittsburgh, I was in the (very slim) minority whose loyalties didn’t lie with either Pitt basketball or Penn State football. When the scandal broke at PSU, I felt for the student-athletes who were unfairly being punished, but anything more than sympathy was difficult with such a complete lack of emotional ties unlike those around me. Little did I know that less than four short years later, I would be on the complete opposite side of the issue.

I joined the team here at CSZ when Justin contacted me after reading my letter to Sports Illustrated , regarding an article released about the scandal that is weighing so heavily on the hearts of many here in Louisville tonight. When I sat down to write that letter, I had no idea what would come of it – I just needed to blow off steam. I’ve been humbled and blessed to make connections with so many members of the greatest fanbase in America, and I want each and every one of you to know that tonight my heart is breaking right alongside yours. You’ve done nothing if you haven’t proven to me that choosing to call Louisville my home three and a half years ago was the right choice, just as it was the right choice for Damion Lee and Trey Lewis. There’s something special about this place, this city, this university… And that’s what makes all of this so damn difficult.

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Win a game, visit the kids…

After the Cards took down # 1/2 UNC last night you would think they would have went back to the dorm and relaxed. Nah. This is a very special group of kids that make us love them more and more very week. Check out pics from their trip last night at Frazier rehab.

Go Cards!

Black History Month Inspired Throwbacks For UL Hoops

I know that Justin is not a huge uniform geek like me and Steve are but I always look forward to new ones coming out. Me and Steve were just wondering Friday when this years were gonna be released. We went over some of our favorite alternate uniforms. Infrared, title jerseys & Twill & Earl’s throwbacks amongst others. Without further adieu, here is the much-loved dunking Cardinal throwbacks!

Go Cards!

Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 1/30/16

93.9 The Ville

On our latest show on 93.9 The Ville, we started off weird. We opened with uk and had Cal accurately predict a loss to Kansas. Good ole J.R. (Justin Renck, no relation to Jim Ross) had to leave but business picked up when we welcomed Howie Lindsey, host of the Howie Lindsey show, M-F from 10-12 on 93.9 FM, on to the show. Howie came on to give you all the insight on the huge recruiting weekend for Louisville Football. We talked about just how important we thought this Virginia game was and how could it help the Cards’ Monday night showdown with #2 UNC? Steve & Jeremy’s predictions were not even close! We had several first time callers and it was awesome, keep tuning in and calling in! Check us out every Saturday morning from 10-11 on 93.9 The Ville, and click below to listen to this episode. The Cardinal Sports Zone show is brought to by Doug Budd and Red Edge Realty and homesforsaleinlouisville.net. Special Thanks go out to Michael Puckett and Western-Southern Life.

 

55™ (Episode 48)

55 season 3

 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh CardNation, Don’t you Dare be sour, CLAP your hands for the podcast champ and feeeeeeeeeeeeel the POWERRRRRRRRRRRR! Sorry. If you don’t watch wrestling then you probably didn’t get that. My bad. But as you can tell I am super pumped to bring back the award-winning (I printed it out) longest running episodic post (the only) on CardinalSportsZone.com…..55. I have made some changes to the format. I am gonna bring you 4 quarters, or topics of conversation, and I will give my thoughts on the current state of affairs in CardNation. Without further adieu here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..

 

Quarter 1: This and That

-This week, and better yet this year have been hectic for your boy. I have been extremely busy. I have had a ton of people ask me: “Jeremy, is live with 55 over?” The long awaited answer is simply….no. I plan to stream the season premier of LiveWith55 in a few weeks. I got busy and realized I needed a small break. I will bring back the show just in time for the ACC Basketball Championship race.

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LiveWith55: 12/23/15 Marques Maybin, Steve Rummage, Bobby Buchanan, Daryl Foust

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 Check out this weeks episode of LiveWith55! Tonight we talked to Marques Maybin, Steve Rummage, Bobby Buchanan, Daryl Foust, went over TWICA, a kind gesture by Rick Pitino plus much more on LiveWith55!

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LiveWith55: 12/23/15 Marques Maybin, Steve Rummage, Bobby Buchanan, Daryl Foust

 

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TweetCap CSZ Question Of The Day

93.9 The Ville

First off I would like to begin by saying one thing. I am not sure if @ULHotHot has the term TweetCap trademarked. If so, I apologize but only a little. Glad to get that off of my chest. All jokes aside my guy from the freezing cold tundra from the Dakotas (I think) had or stole a great idea that I will borrow or thief from him today. On the CardinalSportsZone show this morning on ESPN 93.9 The Ville, we had what we thought was a decent question that get a few answers. It was way more than a few. I bring to you the results of the question of the day: What are your best/worst moments from UofL Athletics in 2015? Here are your responses:

 

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LiveWith55…..The Return 12/16/15

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 Check out this weeks episode of LiveWith55! Tonight we will talk Hoops vs Kennesaw State, @UofLFootball signing for toys for tots, TWICA plus much more on LiveWith55!

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Meet Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch!

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Cards Fans! This Friday, Dec 18, from 4pm-6pm Birdgang Brand Clothing kicks off their Birdgang “LOUISVILLE LEGENDS” Line at Kroger on Goss Avenue! First up? UOFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl 39 MVP Deion Branch! So please come out and grab a couple of shirts as Christmas presents, get them autographed, and take a few pictures with Deion! We’ve attached the shirt graphic below! These will sell out fast! So don’t miss out, early arrival suggested!

Win $1000 Dollars In Christmas Cash From Our Friends At BirdGang!

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T.W.I.C.A. 11/26/15

Cardinal Head

Welcome to the this week’s edition of This Week In Cardinal Athletics or T.W.I.C.A. Every Friday, I will post the schedule for the upcoming week. I know what you are saying….It’s not Friday Jeremy! You are correct. I am posting a day early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope you all have a sfae and wonderful Thanksgiving! Here is what we have to look forward to this week in Cardinal Athletics! (If there are places to watch online, links are included)

Friday, November 27

#15 Women’s Volleyball at Syracuse 1:00 PM

#22 Women’s Basketball vs Marist

in Estero, Fla.

5:00 PM

Saturday, November 28

#22 Women’s Basketball

in Estero, Fla.

 

Men’s Basketball

vs Saint Louis 8:00 PM ET

in Brooklyn, NY

AMERICAN SPORTS NETWORK/WAVE-TV

Football vs Kentucky   12:00 PM.  TV: SEC Network

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LiveWith55 11/25/15 Brian Goodman, Saint Louis & Rivalry Week!

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 Check out this weeks episode of LiveWith55! Tonight we will go into the Cards matchup against Saint Louis Saturday, Football against the Cats and rivalry week plus much more on LiveWith55!

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/csz/2015/11/26/livewith55-112515-brian-goodman-saint-louis-rivalry-week

 

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#LW55QOTN 11/25/15

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Tonight’s question of the night for LiveWith55 was a simple one. What is your favorite Louisville vs uk Football rivalry moment?  Here’s what CardNation had to say when I posed this question….

 

 

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T.W.I.C.A. 11/20/15

Cardinal Head

Welcome to the This week’s edition of This Week In Cardinal Athletics or T.W.I.C.A. Every Friday I will post the schedule for the upcoming week. The season is starting to wind down with Soccer ending last week. Field Hockey is over for this year. Men’s & Women’s Tennis are done until January. Here is what we have to look forward to this week in Cardinal Athletics! (If there are places to watch online, links are included)

Friday, November 20

#17 Women’s Volleyball
vs CLEMSON
7:00 PM Watch Here—-> Live Video
#12/14 Women’s/Men’s Swim & Dive
vs UofL Invite
9:00 AM

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LiveWith55 11/18/15 Men’s Basketball Season Openers & Jalen Boyd

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 Check out this weeks episode of LiveWith55! Tonight we will go over the initial reactions from CardNation in relation to the opening of Cardinal Basketball. Several Sports are done for the year in TWICA. Also I have on analyst Jalen Boyd on to talk the emergence of Trumaine Washington! Plus much more on LiveWith55!

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Louisville Volleyball Surges!

Louisville Volleyball
Current Record
Overall 21-5
Pct .808
Conf 15-1
Pct .938
Streak W5
Home 11-2
Away 8-3
Neutral 2-0
The University of Louisville Volleyball team is surging after a slow start that included a 2-3 start with losses against 3 top 25 teams. They also went against UL vs Auburn in Football versus Wisconsin and Minnesota in the ACC/Big 10 challenge right here at the YUM! They then went on winning streaks of 4,10 & are currently on a 5 game winning streak.
Their 5 losses came to #18 Illinois (3-0), #3 Minnesota (3-2), #10 Wisconsin (3-1), #19 uk (3-1) & #20 UNC (3-1). They are on a great roll heading towards the go home portion of their schedule which includes 2 at home this weekend vs Clemson and Georgia Tech. As an avid UofL Volleyball fan I am glad to see the girls overcome the early adversity and surge at the right time. Today Molly Sauer was named Freshman of the week in the ACC for the 2nd time and Tess Clark was named ACC Player of the Week also. The new polls came out today with UofL jumping up all the way to #17 from #22 in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll! They jumped up to #11 in the HeroSPorts.com D1 Volleyball poll. Click on the link below for the full polls and national leaders for the Cards! Good luck ladies and GO CARDS!!!!!

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Kyle Kuric Update

Kyle Kuric

While we were on air with the Cardinal Sports Zone show on 93.9 FM this morning, UofL S.I.D. Kenny Klein tweeted out the following update:

Kyles dad Steve posted this pic this morning:

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Again, thoughts and prayers out to Kyle and the entire Kuric family. The pic above shows you overcoming one obstacle, time to take out another. Go Cards!

Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 10/31/15

93.9 The Ville

On today’s episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone, we talked Wake Forest/Louisville for 38 minutes without a break! We also went over tomorrow’s season opener for the Men’s Basketball team vs Bellarmine and Steve may or may not have called out an individual player. (he did) Justin talked Halloween costumes from his past and Jeremy laid the smacketh down on Social Media. Check it out!

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