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Villanova v Louisville

-The above is a sight that few of us love to see. It’s the White-Out suit. It’s not pretty but it works sometimes. OK, more often it doesn’t. Tomorrow is our annual White-Out game vs #13 UNC at 4pm. If you are going, represent:

You can pick that up from any of the Cardinal Authentic locations.

 

-Jeff Walz recorded his 200th victory at the University of Louisville last night defeating top 25 Syracuse 78-58 last night. Congrats Coach!

 

-Don’t Forget to tune into 93.9 FM for all things UofL. John Ramsey has a show on from 3-6p

 

-Congrats out to Pedro Sibea:

 

-Last, but certainly not least. One of my mentors and a person who did a lot to give CSZ credibility is leaving the University Of Louisville. Nick Stover (@ULFlyingCard) was named CMO of BodyShapes Medical. He came on any show we were doing, helped us out in any way and never acted like we were to young of a site to lend his knowledge and help to. When we traveled to different cities for events, he would link up with us and give us tips. Thank You for everything. Good Luck in your future endeavors and Go Cards!

 

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Terry Rozier Ain’t Walking Through That Door Next Year….

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Any avid Basketball fan that truly understands talent and what basketball is all about seen this coming. Me and Steve had come into the year saying…well, we loze Wayne,Trezl and Terry. Coach Pitino has alluded to that throughout the season and today he flat out said it.

http://www.courier-journal.com/videos/sports/college/basketball/louisville/2015/01/30/22599687/

Seems like coach reaffirmed what most of us already knew. 1) Terry is gone 2) nobody reads Mock Drafts

Go Cards!

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(credit to the Courier-Journal for the video)

Teddy Bridgewater: Pepsi Rookie Of The Year

Today it was announced that Louisville’s own Teddy Bridgewater was named the Pepsi Rookie Of The Year. This award is given out by the fans and the fans apparently feel like Teddy is not the little hand, skinny knees, bad pro day having QB that some “experts” did…cough cough Mayock. Teddy did have an incredible rookie year. He beat out Jeremy Hill, Odell Beckham Jr, Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans for the award. He played in 13 games throwing 259-402 for a 64.4% completion rate. He threw for 2,919 yards, 14 TD and 12 INT’s. He also had 209 yards rushing and 1 rushing TD. Here’s some words from fellow rookies and former Cards:

 

Great job Teddy! All of us here in CardNation are very proud!

Go Cards!

 

Happy Birthday Cards!

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If you are on Twitter or Facebook you probably already know it’s Happy Cardinal Birthday day to a few of our members in #L1C4 land. So go wish them a Happy Birthday on Facebook. You can also go to Twitter and wish Matz a Happy Birthday at @MatzStockman and Luuuuuuuuuke one at @lukeskywalka11 so they can see your well wishes.

Go Cards!

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Cardinal Catch-Up

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Here are some updates from around CardNation:

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-DC Todd Grantham WILL stay at the University of Louisville. He turned down the Raiders DC job today. This is good news for CardNation just days away from signing day.

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-After a roller coaster last 24 hours, Sheldrick Redwine has reaffirmed his commitment to the University of Louisville. It was reported that he decommitted last night and committed to Auburn. Justin shares more here.

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-The 2015 Boys McDonald’s All-American team was announced tonight. In a move that surely infuriated a lot of people, 0 of the Cards commits were selected as game participants. Despite being ranked higher than some selected, Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel and Ray Spaulding were left off of the list. Two 4 stars were selected and all 3 of our guys are 5 stars. I will now boycott McDonald’s.

-The 2015 Girls All-American team was also announced tonight. A record 3 Cards were selected. Asia Durr, Taja Cole and Sam Fuehring were all selected. OK, I may have an apple pie now and then….

 

Go Cards!

 

55 Season 2 Episode 15

 

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This week on 55………..

We talk about an array of things. Where are the Cards in this weeks polls? Will Todd Grantham single handedly crush our recruiting class? The ESPN/UL radio venture and my favorite teammates at UL. Also in a few weeks I will take a trip to hokie land to do an ACC podcast and much much more…

Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..

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UofL WBB Giveaway!!!

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Ok guys, I have been teasing this giveaway for a few days now and here it is. The rules are simple. In the comment section of THIS story, give me the answer to the trivia question. The first person who answers correctly wins a pair of tickets to see the #4 ranked UofL Women take on the Syracuse Orange at the KFC YUM! Center. If you tweet me the answer first or comment on Facebook first I will not accept the answer. This was done as a way to even up the playing field since everyone doesn’t have a Twitter or Facebook. We will have another giveaway in a few weeks. So here we go:

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Cardinal Catch-Up

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Here are some updates from around CardNation:

-Earlier this week the UofL Football roster was updated. 2 notable things from these updates are the absence of Tim Cook and Terry Ramsey. Tim Cook,a JUCO RB, was not able to get all of his classes to transfer. Ramsey has left the program. Another notable change was that Cornelius Sturgill has been moved to DB.

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2014 NFL Redraft

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The fine fine people at Optimum scouting.com decided to redraft the 2014 NFL Draft since the season is winding down. A couple of Cardinals make HUGE jumps.

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55…Kinda 12/22/14

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What’s going on CardNation? I know what you are thinking. Mannnnnnnnn it’s been a long time since we got an edition of 55. Well in a few weeks the 2015 season of 55 will be up and rolling. Every year I choose to work a seasonal job for some extra Xmas cash. I liked the place I worked last year so much I decided to grace them with my presence (not presents) once again. I have worked an astonishing 25 straight days without a day off and all of those but one were 10 hour shifts. It will be a nice Xmas in the Wahman house this year to say the least. I will get my shoutouts to the crew at Fanatics and then into some business in this edition of 55…kinda. Shout-outs to my crew at Fanatics (AKA NFL/NBAshop.com): Jess, Leah, Tyler, Renaaaado. White James (his nickname he gave himself), Lucky Charms, Cody, R Kelly, Alonzo, Momma J, Misty, Debbie, Elaine, Penny, Nathan, Aaron, Rhonda and Mustachio. I think that’s all. If I forgot you then please remind me tomorrow at work and I will pretend to care. Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..kinda. This video is for my buddy E Sosa…….

ahhh, now we can begin,

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55 Season 2 Episode 12

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This week on 55…………

We talk Kyle Bolin…yes Kyle Bolin. Basketball gears up for a big showdown with Ohio State. This week in Cardinal Athletics brings us to the end of another season and find out who made the All ACC teams in football. So without further adieu, get ready for the ride. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stood out to me the most. The most ridiculous, interesting and factual things I came across. This is the Mid-Season Finale of 55……….

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Notre Dame Photo Gallery From Jeremy

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I hope you enjoy this photo gallery that I put together….Go Cards!

 

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55 Season 2 Episode 11

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This week on 55…………

We talk Basketball watch party. We talk big win over Notre Dame. We talk ranked teams and end of seasons. I will share a story of my trip to Notre Dame, a gallery of the trip and more tidbits as we go. We talk kentucky football and much, much more. So without further adieu, get ready for the ride. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stood out to me the most. The most ridiculous, interesting and factual things I came across. This is 55……….

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All Hail Notre Dame….

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Where do I start? This is going to be one of the hardest posts I’ve ever had to write. Not because it’s difficult…but because there is so darn much to include. I am going to give it a shot. I will be including a full gallery of my own later today or tomorrow but here is my journey through what was one of the most special and unique days of my life. Here is Notre Dame.

 

We got up about 7 a.m. (not by choice, thanks snoring Chris) and got some breakfast and started our trek to the holy grail of College Football. If you have never been to a game at Notre Dame, be sure you get there the next time we play there. Magnificent. Immediately myself, Steve, Chris and Joey were in awe at the sights and sounds of South Bend. “Welcome to Notre Dame” began to be a song lyric that just is repeated over and over and over again. “Have fun but not once the game starts” quipped one of the security guards. We spent about 20 minutes exchanging stories and pleasantries once we got to the gates at 10 a.m. We ran into their mascot who insisted we take a picture.

 

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We  then went to check out the beautiful Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus.

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Top 25 Rankings 11/23/14

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Here are this weeks Top 25 Polls with Louisville checking into both after a great win over ND!

 

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida State (37) 11-0 1458
2 Alabama (21) 10-1 1445
3 Oregon (2) 10-1 1393
4 Mississippi State 10-1 1301
5 Baylor 9-1 1234
6 TCU 9-1 1233
7 Ohio State 10-1 1163
8 Georgia 9-2 1002
9 UCLA 9-2 998
10 Michigan State 9-2 971
11 Kansas State 8-2 898
12 Arizona 9-2 807
13 Arizona State 9-2 790
14 Wisconsin 9-2 764
15 Auburn 8-3 597
16 Georgia Tech 9-2 581
17 Missouri 9-2 525
18 Ole Miss 8-3 398
19 Marshall 11-0 384
20 Oklahoma 8-3 363
21 Colorado State 10-1 346
22 Minnesota 8-3 232
23 Clemson 8-3 198
24 Louisville 8-3 191
25 Boise State 9-2 96
  • Dropped from rankings: Utah 20, Nebraska 21, USC 24, Duke 25

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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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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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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:

-PRESS RELEASE

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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Will Devante Reach Milestones?

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I was talking to a buddy of mine earlier about Louisville football. I use to play, he used to play. We were talking about a conversation we had before the season when were talking about Devante Parker beating Ibn Greens Career TD record of 33. I said he would and my friend joked, not if he gets hurt. The day I found out that DP got hurt I called up said friend and cursed him out. Well, not cursed but I talked very loud. Calm down a little, I know he wasn’t to blame. Maybe a little. I digress. We were all sure Devante would break records and I still believe he will. I was talking to another friend tonight who brought up a great point.  Devante has the opportunity to reach 1000 yards receiving this year despite missing 7 games. 7 GAMES! He currently has 17 catches for 346 yards or an average of 173 a game. He needs 654 yards or an average of 163.5 yards per game. It sounds outlandish but if anyone can do it, its Devante AKA Spiderman. So my first question, will Devante Parker break Ibn Greens career TD record of 33? Devante has 28:

 

 

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I’m interested in seeing what you guys think. Feel free to comment if you want to elaborate. whether he breaks these records or not he will still be one of the most revered Wide Receivers we have ever had. Good luck to the guys Saturday #BeatBostonCollege

 

Go Cards!

 

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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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