Official press release from UofL:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame will welcome five new members next month when Sean Green, Tara McClure Isable, Chris Redman, Pip Sanders and DeJuan Wheat are inducted as the Class of 2014.
The five newest members of the UofL Athletics Hall of Fame will be honored during a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 6 p.m., ET at the Brown & Williamson Club inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Tickets for the event are on sale for $45 each and can be purchased by completing this form and faxing it to (502) 852-0968. More information on the event is available by contacting Ronee Baxter at (502) 852-2015 or at email@example.com.
The Class of 2014 will be the first additions to the UofL Athletics Hall of Fame since 2011.
Louisville women’s basketball junior guard Jude Schimmel was nominated for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Allstate Good Works Team, announced on Tuesday.
The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service. In its second year, the Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® honor players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.
Louisville, Ky. - Head coach Jeff Walz will begin his weekly radio show this week on ESPN 680. The first hour long show will air on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m. The Cards’ play-by-play announcer, Matt Andrews will host the show.
The show will recap the previous week and preview the upcoming slate. Fans are encouraged to call and ask the coach questions at 502-267-9680.
The Jeff Walz show can be heard locally on ESPN 680 AM, streaming on-line at ESPNLouisville.com or via the Tune In App found in the App Store or Google Play Store.
The December editions of the Jeff Walz Show will be the 4th, 11th, 18th and 30th all from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Press Release per Kenny Klein
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Cardinal Athletic Fund has teamed up with Maker’s Mark to raise $1 million for the University of Louisville Academic Center of Excellence, helping U of L student-athletes be as successful academically as they are athletically.
Maker’s Mark is donating 500 uniquely designed bottles celebrating the Year of the Cardinal with an unprecedented four-part feat in college athletics: Louisville football’s Sugar Bowl victory, the baseball team reaching the College World Series, advancing to the national championship game in women’s basketball, and winning the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
Here are the Bowl projections from around the country for the Cards as of this week:
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Duke
|BOWL (MATCHUP)||Mark Schlabach||Brad Edwards|
|Russell Athletic (ACC vs. American)||Miami (FL) vs. Louisville||Virginia Tech vs. Louisville|
Yesterday Minnesota coach Richard Pitino blogged that they are trying to get a game with Louisville next year to open the season. The game would be held in a Military hanger in Puerto Rico on November 14th and the coach said they were 99% sure the game would happen. Last night his Father and Louisville basketball Head Coach Rick Pitino confirmed his sons blog post on his weekly radio show. Pitino told Paul Rogers that the game is all but going to happen some things with ESPN just need to be Ironed out.
Rick Pitino also confirmed that barring unforeseen circumstances the Cards will also be a part of the Jimmy V classic in Madison Square Garden against Indiana in early December. With these two games in the mix, the Big 10/ACC Challenge, and the annual Kentucky game next year is shaping up to be one of the Cardinals best out of Conference schedules to date.
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This week…..on 55…..
55 is not a state of mind or a way to live life your life…yet. It is a place to state facts and shoot down gripes. I have logged a ton of hours in this week at the factory. (I don’t really work in a….nevermind) Once again I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. Hope you enjoy. Or not…it’s cool.
1) The football team had a bye week, we did not lose however did not win
2) we still dropped in the poll 2 spots
3) We dropped 2 spots after beating USF by 31
4) UCF barely defeated USF this past week and jumped 2 spots
5) I despise UCF
6) The Men’s Basketball team looked to get back on track by defeating previously undefeated Southern Miss 69-38
7) Yes we held a grown mans team to 38 points for an entire game
8) We had 34 at halftime
9) Thx Kev. The Volleyball Cards have been on a roll as well going 18-0 in conference. Despite this the Cards are not even receiving votes in the AVCA Poll.
10) Four of their seven losses were to the number 3,11,13 & 17th ranked teams in the country early on in the season.
|1||Michigan State (63)||7-0||1,623|
|24||San Diego State||5-1||150|
USA Today Coaches Poll
|1||Michigan State (31)||7-0||799|
As a wrestling fan I have to hand it to Vince McMahon. He is a brilliant business man and has had countless great ideas, the XFL however was not one of those ideas. But a few days ago when CSZ’s own Justin Renck made this XFL reference:
It brought everything back. So here is the greatest moments from the X………F………..L!!!!!! (And this isn’t a trick there are actually moments)