This week on 55…..
The Field Hockey team is on a MONSTER run. We get more shots of the bball hoop gear. Somebody will be back for the Clemson game……A renewal and a ranking and the numbers on Louisville Footballs great Defense this year. So sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. These are the 55 most intriguing,ridiculous or down right best or worst things I have heard this week. This…is….55
1) Per @FBSchedules:
2) That is good news for all of us here in the state as far as I am concerned.
3) Speaking of Louisville football, The Cards had a masterful defensive performance on Friday as they defeated Syracuse 28-6. The Cards recorded 2 safeties in one game for the first time in school history and the defense allowed a total of 255 yards. Holliman got INT #7 on the year and James Sample got one as well. Brandon Radcliff continued to excel on the field as he had a 110 yard 2 TD day. Keith Kelsey led the D with 9 tackles and is the Cards top tackler on the year. The Cards will next go to Death Valley to take on Clemson……too bad there are no other storylines…
6) Today Coach Petrino revealed that from what he has heard from the medical staff, Devante will be ready to go on Saturday. The Cards with Parker will surely make a difference as the Cards have been lacking a deep threat.
7) The Cards are a double digit dog for the first time since the Sugar Bowl this weekend
9) Yeah we think it’s ridiculous too…..
The Cards dropped big time after the loss to Virginia in the ACCPP. It’s a loss that doesn’t look as bad now with their great play. Jeff Fishel from the ACCDN has put out his newest Power Poll rankings and we get a little R E S P E C T this week. Enjoy!
The latest top 25 polls are out and the Cards have dropped one spots to #12. The Cards defeated Ohio State and number 16 Wake Forest last week but were upset by unranked Liberty. The Cards do have a chance at redemption this week with matches vs #5 Duke Friday and #15 Michigan Sunday at home this week. Click below for the full poll. Good luck and Go Cards!
Here is the video of Asia’s commitment to the University of Louisville for those of us that did not get to watch it live. It does take a minute or so to load so be patient. Today was a historical day for Jeff Walz and U of L women’s basketball. Asia’s commitment gives us the #1 ranked recruiting class in 2015 for the moment. We have more targets out there that could solidify the #1 ranking. Enjoy!
Watch #1 player in the country Asia Durr announce her college choice at 3 p.m. here:
My feeling is a great one on this….Go Cards!
*Thanks to Jenny O’Bryan for the heads up
Video of the awesome redesign of the court at the YUM! via @GoCards…………Enjoy!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It’s almost time!
Below is a schedule for the ACC coaches to have their weekly Wednesday teleconferences. Coach Petrino goes on at 10:50 at the following link: http://www.theacc.com/#!/page/2014-ACC-Football-Coaches-Teleconference
It is early in the season but apparently not too early to talk Bowl projections. Where the Cards end up may have a lot to do with how quick and well this young man above this heals. With him a position in the playoff is possible with an undefeated season, without him a BCS bowl is still attainable. Either would be great finishes. One thing that is for sure is that a few sites have come out with their projections, here they are.
College Football Playoff: Florida State
Orange Bowl : Louisville
Russell Athletic Bowl: Virginia Tech
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Clemson
Belk Bowl: North Carolina
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Pitt
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Notre Dame
Military Bowl presented By Northrop Grumman: Duke
Duck Commander Independence Bowl: Miami
Quick Lane Bowl: Boston College
BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl: Georgia Tech
Courtesy of our guy @ElleRaiser, here is Lozo’s Post game celebration from yesterdays 31-13 victory over Miami! Enjoy!
My first game with Louisville as a member of the ACC was magnificent. It started out with the best CardMarch I have ever been to. It didn’t seem like I tailgated since 3pm either. I know some were out longer but that’s the earliest I could get out. Walking through the sea of CardNation after the CardMarch was amazing too. Walked by Luke Hancock, the entire UofL Basketball Team and even seen Miss Rose Bridgewater. It was a great time. Then we took the long walk to Section 9 Row GG to our seats. I thought I was gonna die. I sat down and did not move until the clock hit 0:00. (unlike 20% of the crowd) But I understood this time, Late night game, work and school tomorrow, I will give you some slack. I will not however give the 15,000 people who decided to spend the 2nd half on the party deck any slack. lol. They really should make those standing room only seats. It would increase capacity too!. The game was what I expected from a “Rookie” QB. Will Gardner did have a rough night but he didn’t do anything wrong that coaching and a nice game vs Murray State won’t fix. 3rd most yards in a opener under Petrino at QB isn’t too shabby either. Dom Brown and the entire receiving core impressed me. We said multiple people would have to step up to cover DP being out and boy did they ever. The entire Defense was amazing too. Lozo, Rankins, Kelsey AKA Mr 55 (cheap pop), Floyd, Sample, Holliman, Brown, Burgess and whoever else I forgot just made me glow.
Cards fans, if you would like to, can find yourself in this panoramic shot. Go to http://geicocardinals.fancam.com/20140901/ and search for where you were sitting and even tag that you were there! This was a really cool idea that they had. Go check it out!
The latest rankings came out today which have the Cards ranked #2 in the NSCAA Poll: http://www.nscaatv.com/rankings/3139/NCAADivisionI/men/Poll1 … (up from 14) and #5 in the Soccer America Poll: http://www.socceramerica.com/article/60260/soccer-america-mens-top-25.html … (up from 9) Congrats on the rankings and good luck on a fantastic season! Also UL midfielder Andrew Brody was named ACC Player Of The Week! Congrtas! (full press release below)
Monday marks a yearly occasion for us Louisville fans, a color coordinated event. Actually sometimes with Basketball included, we get to do it several times a year. Red-Outs, White-Outs…Black-Outs, It doesn’t which one it is, we don’t all comply. Not enough notice, don’t have anything that color for the weather that day…etc. etc. The reasons roll on. Well have no fear. I bring you viable options for Monday’s Black-out vs the University of Miami at PJCS and I would like to share them with you so we can get close to UL/WVU football (The most successful IMO) standards as far as uniformity is considered. I ran across these the other day at Cardinal Authentic (@CardsAuthentic)
#Cardtime Is upon us. Ever since it was announced earlier this week that BSIMM was dropping a new Cardinal anthem I have been pumped. After getting an advanced listen of the song I am happy to say he has not let us down. #CardTime is available on iTunes now (iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/card-time/id913255715?i=913255854). Go and pick it up and support our Louisville talent and anthem writer. Here’s some info about BSIMM that you may not know:
Brandon Simmons known as B Simm is a HipHop artist/songwriter from Louisville, KY. Since 2006 he has toured with Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Jim Jones, Bow wow, Kalenna formally with Dirty money and more. To date he has released numerous mix tapes and is currently working on his first National release.
Just when you thought the WNBA couldn’t lose any more credibility they released the 2014 All-Rookie Team today:
2014 WNBA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
|Chiney Ogwumike||Connecticut Sun||Forward||11|
|Odyssey Sims||Tulsa Shock||Guard||11|
|Kayla McBride||San Antonio Stars||Guard/Forward||11|
|Bria Hartley||Washington Mystics||Guard||9|
|Alyssa Thomas||Connecticut Sun||Forward||7|
Yep, there is one glaring omission….Showtime Shoni Schimmel. (say that 3 times real fast) She set the WNBA on fire this season with her razzle dazzle passes and clutch shooting. I believe she will be on the first team all WNBA in no time if she improves and keeps up the good work. We were extremely proud of you this year Shoni! Go Cards!
Well guys, we aren’t in Kansas anymore. Oh that’s right…we were in Houston, Central Florida and Philly. Sorry guys. With a greater league comes greater interaction. The ACC has impressed me with two of their releases so far (2-2) in @TheACCDN and The ACC Football Challenge App. It’s available on all platforms for just .99 and it allows interactions in game form that could lead you to a trip to the 2014 ACC title game. You can even play as the newly joined Louisville Cardinals and kick your way to Charlotte. Sounds cool to me. The ACC Digital Network is also available on all platforms and takes you behind the scenes of your favorite team in the ACC and lets you watch past games and other fun stuff. Below is the Press Release and the link for the App!