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This week on live with 55 we talk to Steve Rummage from right here at CSZ and the host of the CardinalSportsZOne on 93.9 the Ville about Basketball recruiting and the new football Uni’s. We also talk with former Card Perrin Johnson about the NBA Draft. If you have a moment, take a listen!
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Quentin Goodin is a 4-star combo guard in the class of 2016 that plays for Taylor County High School in Campbellsville, Kentucky. On Tuesday, he released his top five schools: Louisville, Florida, Xavier, Miami, and Western Kentucky.
Standing around 6’3 and 180 lbs, Goodin is considered to be a top 100 player in the country in his class according to all four major recruiting sites. He has been on the radar for the Cards for quite some time now.
OK Cards fans, time to step up to the plate here. This is late notice, but we are looking for items for the silent auction on Friday at the fundraiser for Pete Nochta. Autographed items, tickets to games or other events, gift cards….anything that you think people would be interested in bidding on. Obviously UofL-related stuff is great, but it doesn’t have to be limited to that at all. Money is money when it comes to things like this.
If you have something you would like to donate, e-mail me at CardinalSportsZone@yahoo.com and let me know what you have and we will talk from there.
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I was going to title this “Patrick Towles ‘can’t wait’ to play Louisville”, but I figured nobody would know who I was talking about and wouldn’t click on the link.
Patrick Towles is the quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats. In last season’s game, where 3rd string QB Kyle Bolin (from Lexington) threw for 381 yards and 3 touchdowns in less than 3 quarters of action, Towles was 14/29 for 176 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. The second interception was to Gerod Holliman to wrap up the win for the Cards. It also tied the NCAA interception record in a season for Holliman.
So naturally, Towles took to Instagram to say that he can’t wait to get another shot at the Cards. It is nice to know that Louisville is on his mind in June. Our team is prepping for Auburn. Towles appears to be ready for a game in November. However, when that time comes Patrick, I am pretty sure the Louisville defense will be chomping at the bit to “get another shot” at playing you and padding their stats.
David Hale of ESPN.com posted a story four days ago about Reggie Bonnafon and losing his dad last season. If you haven’t read it, it’s definitely worth checking out. Hale followed that up with a question and answer piece with Bonnafon, which is also worth your time. Reggie talks about playing in front of big crowds last season, what he has done to get better, and much more. Here is a portion of that.
The latest edition of “The Red Zone” features Josh Harvey-Clemons, who sat out last season after transferring from Georgia. Harvey-Clemons should be a major addition to the defense this year.
It is no secret that when Louisville takes the field on September 5th against the Auburn Tigers, the personnel on defense will be much different than last year. No Mauldin, Sample, Gaines, Holliman…you get the point. But a reason for UofL fans to be optimistic is the addition of two transfers from Georgia that can play this season, Josh Harvey-Clemons and Shaq Wiggins.
Wiggins missed most of spring ball after a bad elbow injury. According to his tweet, it looks like that elbow is finally healed.
Count me in as someone who thought that if Maverick Rowan were to reclassify to 2015, the Louisville Cardinals were a sure thing to land the 6’7 sharp shooter. When the news broke last night that Rowan was, in fact, enrolled in classes that would allow him to reclassify, I thought it was only a matter of time before Rowan joined the recruiting class for the Cards.
Not so fast my friend…
Well it finally happened! Cardinal Sports Zone hit the airwaves this past Saturday morning on 93.9 The Ville. Myself and Steve Rummage got the show rolling and it was definitely an adventurous debut. For the first 30-40 seconds of this show, Steve is hard to hear because we didn’t realize his microphone wasn’t working.
When he slid over and started to use mine, that meant we only had one to use, and moving it back and forth caused a squeek, so we tried to not move it too much. After a while, we got two mics working and the back-and-forth was way better and the flow was smoother. There had to be some kind of story or drama happen, and that was it. It could have been worse.
Steve and I were joined in studio by Peyton Siva, which was awesome. We talk about the 2013 National Championship team, how important team chemistry is, and more with Peyton. We also dive into a little bit of football, and I close the show by talking about a real life situation that is easily the most important post that has ever been published on this website.
Click the play button below, enjoy, and listen in on Saturday mornings from 10-11 a.m. on 93.9 The Ville!
Never a dull moment, huh? It looks like the last big name that Louisville fans have been keeping an eye on, Maverick Rowan, is enrolled in the summer classes that will allow him to graduate and re-classify to the class of 2015.
Rowan is a 4-star small forward on all four major recruiting sites. He is listed at 6’7 and is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Evan Daniels of Scout.com has more on Rowan:
As you probably know by now, former Louisville Cardinals football player Pete Nochta has been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Friends, family, and strangers have been nothing short of excellent to this point with donations to Nochta and his family to help cover the medical expenses that come with the treatment of something like this. As I am typing this, the gofundme page for Nochta shows $36,400 in donations…in 5 days! That is incredible.
Next Friday, you have the opportunity to help even more. Just by going out for dinner and/or drinks, you can be apart of this wonderful cause. Brownies “the shed” Grille & Bar is giving you a great chance to help Nochta and his family. Just read the flyer. ALL proceeds go towards covering medical expenses. So you can go out for a normal night of Friday fun at Brownie’s (near PF Changs on Shelbyville Road) and also help Pete Nochta. It is a win-win.
So mark your calendars and get out there on Friday night for a great cause. If you can’t make it, you can always just donate to his gofundme page or purchase a bravelet with the links below. Great job so far people!
I am a little late to getting to this, but there is still over 6 hours left of this sale. You can purchase a bravelet and get 15% off! $10 of each bravelet purchase goes to the fund to help Pete Nochta! Sale ends at midnight.
I feel like most of my best posts on here are when I get deep into thoughts and opinion or feelings on a certain topic. Passing along information or posting a simple video is fine, but these types mean a lot more to me, and if you take the time to read it, then I appreciate it. Another thing about these kinds of posts for me is that I never can think of an appropriate intro, so I just ramble off something, like this, and say that there is no order of content in mind. Whatever comes into my head is how it will be written out, and hopefully it makes sense when it’s all said and done. I don’t want it to be too rehearsed. Just want to let my heart do the typing and see where it takes me. So here we go…
“SVP and Russillo” will be ending this afternoon. Briefly, if you don’t know, that is Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo’s radio show on ESPN. Why is this ending up on a blog about UofL sports? Well for one, it does circle around and tie together with something UofL related for me personally. And two, this is my forum and platform to get things out, so sometimes there are these posts that may seem random. But this one means a lot.
Here is the second installment of a new series from UofL called “Endzone to Endzone” hosted by John Ramsey. This one is with former Louisville running back Kolby Smith, who is now the running backs coach for the Cards.
Side note: the weather and stadium look amazing in this video!
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that the Louisville Cardinals appear to be one of the teams that will be playing in the Battle for Atlantis in the 2016-17 season.
That is a great start to the field that will battle it out in the Bahamas. The first thing that sticks out to me is a possible matchup against Michigan State. As you know, the Cards will play the Spartans this coming season in the ACC/Big10 Challenge. So there is a chance that they could meet for the third consecutive year in the Battle for Atlantis.
The summer has gotten off to a good start for Louisville sophomore Chinanu Onuaku. Not only has he improved his free throw shooting by going with the underhanded shot, but he went and tried out for the USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team with 20 other players and ended up making the final roster of 12.