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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Louisville Basketball plans “White Out” and “Red Out” games

Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The white and red out games have became a yearly tradition in the KFC Yum Center and that tradition will continue for the 9th straight year this season. The Cards are asking fans to participate in the “White Out” on January 31st when UNC comes to town. The “Red Out” will continue to be on Senior Night this year when the Cards host Virginia (March 7th). Special shirts will go on sale January 22nd at the Cardinal Authentic in the KFC Yum Center.

 

 

55 (Season 2 Episode 14)

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This week on 55………..

We will talk Men’s Basketball, Women’s basketball and rankings. We will talk about all of the sports in session at UL and which ones are about to start back up. Giveaway????? Yes! Yes! Yes! We will also run through the topic of internet trolls….

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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Atlanta Dream to Play at KFC Yum! Center in May

Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America

Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America

Official press release from WNBA.com

ATLANTA, Jan. 18, 2015 — The Atlanta Dream announced today that it will host the 2015 Atlanta Dream Classic at KFC Yum! Center on May 23 in Louisville, Ky., to open its preseason schedule. The event, which will feature a doubleheader of WNBA preseason contests, will be highlighted by the return to Louisville of current Dream stars Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel. Both players earned All-American honors while leading the Cardinals to appearances in the National Championship Game.

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Montrezl Harrell Needs 12 Points to Reach 1,000

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Entering the game against Duke on Saturday, junior Montrezl Harrell needs just 12 points to reach 1,000 points for his career at UofL. He would be the 66th career 1,000 point scorer in UofL men’s basketball history. That ranks 2nd only to North Carolina, who has 70 players with 1,000 points.

Harrell is averaging a career high 15.2 points per game this season. The most recent Card to reach this milestone is Russ Smith, who also reached it as a junior. He finished his career with 1,908 points, ranking him 5th all-time in UofL history.

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Game Notes from Duke

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It’s always good to check in on the opponent and learn as much as you can about them, especially when it’s a big game like this and the opponent is as prestigious as the Duke Blue Devils. We know a lot about the Cards since they are our team, but let’s take a look at some things about Duke.

Here are their game notes from GoDuke.com.

The Opening Tip
• Duke (14-2, 2-2) faces Louisville (15-2, 3-1) Saturday, Jan. 17 in its third ACC road contest over a four-game stretch. Tipoff is set for 12:00 p.m. with Dave O’Brien (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst) and Doris Burke (sideline) calling the action for ESPN.

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Terry Rozier Previews Duke

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Louisville guard Terry Rozier also met with the media on Friday afternoon after Coach Pitino spoke for about 20 minutes. Here is what he had to say about the upcoming game with the Blue Devils.

On Duke: Lately I’ve been watching a lot of games. I noticed their togetherness. They’re together out there on the court. They always cheer one another on. Just because they lost the last two games, it’s still going to be a tough game for us. They have a lot of good players. I’ve watched a decent amount of their games. They’re pretty good.

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Rick Pitino Previews Duke

Photo: Chris O'Meara/Associated Press

Photo: Chris O’Meara/Associated Press

Coach Pitino met with the media on Friday afternoon to preview the Duke game. The Cards will face Duke on Saturday, one week after facing North Carolina. These are regular season games for us now people. How cool is that?

Video from Howie Lindsey of CardinalSports.com. Transcript from Courier-Journal.com.

Opening statement: Well I like 12 o’clock games much better than 9 o’clock games so we’re looking forward to this. Certainly this conference is different on every given night. Any time you have a large conference, you’ll see things that you don’t expect. Certainly, you did not expect the Miami victory that way in the last 10 minutes of the game. But nonetheless Duke presents a lot of problems for us that we have got to take care of in order to get a victory.

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Full Game: Louisville vs Duke 1986 National Championship

Photo: FanBase.com

Photo: FanBase.com

To get yourself ready for the big game tomorrow between Louisville and Duke, here is a little throwback game for ya. It’s the full game between the Cards and Blue Devils in the 1986 National Championship. Check out guys like Pervis Ellison, Milt Wagner, and Billy Thompson for the Cards. And then Jay Bilas and Johnny Dawkins for the Blue Devils. The box score is also listed below.

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Louisville is the 4th Best Men’s Basketball/Football Program Over the Last 20 Years

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com posted an article on Thursday that was very interesting to read. He did research and came up with what programs have been the most successful in men’s basketball and football (combined) over the last 20 years. He calls that the “modern era” because “achievements in the 1940s, ’60s, and ’80s don’t bear much relevance today.” So this study begins in the 1995-96 season. The Louisville Cardinals rounded out the list at #4. Pretty impressive.

I will let him explain the criteria and how he came up with the top 4 teams:

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Rick Pitino talks with Fox Sports about his backcourt, his coaching tree, and Duke

Coach P talked with Fox Sports about a variety of topics. Lets just say I love my Coach!! #L1C4

Big Recruiting Weekend for Louisville Football

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The 2014 football season may be over, but the recruiting season never seems to end. With National Signing Day coming up on February 4, the Cards are hosting a lot of big visitors on campus this weekend. Some are already committed to UofL, so the staff will do what they can to solidify those commitments. Some are committed to other schools and some are not yet committed anywhere.

The four recruiting sites used are ESPN, 247 Sports, Rivals, and Scout. As of right now, there will be 18 official visitors. Here is who will be on campus this weekend…

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Former Cards Shining in Shrine Game Practice

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

This year’s East-West Shrine Game will take place on Saturday, January 17 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Instantly having flashbacks to the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl game in 2010 and leaving there being so excited to have a 7-6 record on the season.

This year’s game will include 6 former Louisville Cardinals playing for the East. And according to this article from cbssports.com, four of those six have been standing out at practices.

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Rozier and Harrell Make Wooden Top 25 Watch List

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list has been released, and two Louisville Cardinals made the list: Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell. Players who did not make this list can still be added to the final list, which will be released on March 7.

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Video: Chris Jones After the Win Over Virginia Tech

Louisville’s Chris Jones spoke after the game about bouncing back and getting the win over Virginia Tech, and on his role of a point guard and getting shots for his teammates. Below is a transcript of what he said. Well, it’s the best I could do. Not an easy thing to transcribe what Jones says.

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Video: Katie George Leads CARDS Cheer at Basketball Game

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

Katie George, a member of the UofL Volleyball team and recently named Miss Kentucky 2015, was on hand for the Louisville basketball game against Virginia Tech on Tuesday night. During a timeout, she led the crowd in the CARDS cheer.

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Louisville vs Virginia Tech Highlights

Rick Pitino Press Conference After Virginia Tech Win

Video from TheCrunchZone.com

(Opening Statement)

“The first unit guys played really well and passed the ball really well. They did a lot of really good things at executing, making extra passes, and executing. Their team was totally overmatched, and I think they worked really, really hard, and I just wanted to make sure that they weren’t embarrassed in any way possible because they worked so hard. It was good that we gave some guys an opportunity, with a big game coming up, to play. And real, real proud of the way our starters played tonight, they did a terrific job.”

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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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