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Trevon Young Update

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Photo: GoCards.com

We have been waiting for an update on Trevon Young’s condition and today was that day and it was not ideal. Trevon Young’s dad came out today and stated that the recovery time they were given was 8-12 months meaning we would miss the 2016 campaign. Then as I was typing this up Brian Hall released this:

Tough news for the kid and his family but he will get better and come back even stronger. Best wishes on a speedy recovery from those of us at CSZ & all of CardNation.

Go Cards!

Jeff Walz Is Not Going Anywhere

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Photo: Scout.com

 

Today there were reports that boosters and the athletic department at the University of Tennessee were setting their sights on Jeff Walz as their next head Basketball Coach. 2 problems there. 1) They already have a basketball coach. 2) Jeff Walz has told us he would retire or be fired from Louisville but would not leave any other way. He echoed those sentiments today when asked about it:

That’s all I need to hear. How about we try something new in Louisville. Let’s verify that the people who are being targeted from Louisville to take other jobs actually want them before we mention it. CardNation has been through enough lately!

Go Cards!

UofL’s Chinanu Onuaku earns @CoSIDAnews Academic All-District honors!

Chinanu Onuaku

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Academic Services | February 11, 2016 | Kenny Klein

Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku Earns Academic All-District Honors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville forward/center Chinanu Onuaku has been named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 2 Men’s Basketball first team, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

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LiveWith55 2/10/16: CardNation Podcast Pep-Rally With Co-host Spike Davis

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Check out this weeks episode of LiveWith55! Tonight we talked asked CardNation to come together and promote positivity with us. We had an over the air pep-rally, a roundtable of pros and were joined by world-renowned comic Spike Davis. Paige Sherrard, Daryl Foust, Jacob Pratt called in and we had a round table discussion. Former Cards Marques Maybin, Alvin Sims & Samaki Walker call in….kinda. We went over next weeks show schedule, opening day for baseball, TWICA plus much more on LiveWith55!

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/csz/2016/02/11/livewith55-21016-with-co-host-spike-davis-cardnation-podcast-pep-rally

 

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All ACC-Academic Team

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Three University of Louisville football players were named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic football team, the league announced Wednesday.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during his academic career.

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Andy Katz On Louisville Ban: ” Ban The Coach, Not The Team” Do You Agree?

Click on the link below to hear ESPN’s Andy Katz speak about the ban on the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team. Do you agree? Vote below!

UofL Team Interceptions Highlight Reel

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Another day, another Highlight reel released by University of Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino. Enjoy!

Go Cards!

Rick Pitino’s Latest Blog

Photo: ESPN.com

Photo: ESPN.com

READ MY BLOG! That’s what immediately came to mind upon seeing this picture in the CSZ archives. That is good enough for me. Today via Kenny Klein, Coach Rick Pitino released his latest blog and he had plenty to say. Here is the link below for you to read it. Go Cards!

Ray Ganong: Worlds Most Intense Man

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Photo: syracuse.com

One guy that hates attention but always seems to be the center of it is University of Louisville Strength and Conditioning Coach Ray Ganong. Coach has been with the school for 31 years and has National Championship rings in three different sports. (Basketball-UL, Football-Miami, Baseball-Miami) 36 years in the industry. I have known and loved coach G for a little longer than most because his popularity has just gained steam the past few years. Coach G was my strength & conditioning coach at Louisville and has remained a friend ever since. His family are friends. Just one of the greatest guys I have ever know.

Ok now that we have the pleasantries out of the way. Dude is intense! His hulk-like transformations in practice, training or even games is unreal. He is one of the reasons for success University wide as far as I am concerned. I’ve seen Volleyball players, Women’s Bball players, Football players and Baseball players go work out with him over my life time. Everybody loves Ray. They could make a TV show out of it. Well one that was good anyways. Here are some clips of the great one that I hope you either enjoy or get scared crapless.

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2015 Louisville Football Highlight Reel

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Photo: GoCards.com

Today, Coach Bobby Petrino blessed with a highlight reel of the 2015 season. It was magnificent. Take the next 8 minutes and 21 seconds out of the day and watch this. Of course follow that up with the video of the high chair emcee I posted earlier here. (cheap pop) This gets me so pumped for Football even though It’s so far away. Thank you and Go Cards!

OC Garrick McGee on the 2016 Recruiting Class

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Garrick McGee speaks on the 2016 recruiting class. He was pretty pumped up at the signing day event as well when talking about Jawon Pass. I know you all are anxiously awaiting football as much as I am.

Go Cards!

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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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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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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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/csz/2015/12/17/livewith55-the-return-121615

 

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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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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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T.W.I.C.A. 11/13/15

Cardinal Head

Welcome to the This week’s edition of This Weekend In Cardinal Athletics or T.W.I.C.A. Every Friday I will post the schedule for the upcoming weekend. Pretty important weekend ahead as a lot of the fall sports end. Here is what we have to look forward to this weekend in Cardinal Athletics!

Friday, November 13

#22 Women’s Volleyball

WVB at Miami

7:00 PM
Men’s Basketball

MBB vs SAMFORD

7:00 PM ET
Cross Country
Women’s Tennis

WTEN vs USTA/ITA National Indoors

in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
All Day
#12 Women’s/#14 Men’s Swim & Dive
in Minneapolis, Minn.
All Day
Men’s Tennis

MTEN Dick Vitale Intercollegiate

in Sarasota, Fla.
All Day
in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
All Day

 

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#LW55QOTN 11/11/15

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Tonight’s LiveWith55 Question of the night is: Who is your favorite newcomer to the Cardinal basketball family and who is your starting QB the rest of the way, no changes. Here is what CardNation had to say:

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