Here are both the AP & Coaches Poll for the week starting 11/18: The Cards stay at 3rd in the AP and ris eto 2nd in the Coaches Poll. Click on more for full Polls.
Here are the Bowl projections from around the country for the Cards as of this week:
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Virginia Tech
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Virginia Tech
|BOWL (MATCHUP)||Mark Schlabach||Brad Edwards|
|Russell Athletic (ACC vs. American)||Miami (FL) vs. Louisville||Virginia Tech vs. Louisville|
Louisville Men’s Basketball Signing Class Among Nation’s Best
(From UofL SID Kenny Klein)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Four impressive high school products have each signed a national letter-of-intent to continue their basketball playing careers at the University of Louisville, ranking this Cardinal group among the nation’s top recruiting classes.
The list of highly-touted signees consists of Shaqquan Aaron, a 6-7, 175-pound guard from Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Wash.; Jaylen Johnson, a 6-9, 215-pound forward from Ypsilanti (Mich.) High School; Chinanu Onuaku, a 6-10, 230-pound forward/center from Lanham, Md. and Riverdale Baptist High School; and Quentin Snider, a 6-1, 170-pound guard from Ballard High School in Louisville. All four are ranked among the nation’s top 70 prospects.
“This is a tremendous class that is deep, talented and all have great potential to improve,” said UofL head men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. “Not only is it a well-balanced group with outstanding basketball players, but they really fit our system. We look for offensive players who can be a triple-threat — shoot, pass and beat their man off the bounce — and this group can certainly do that.”
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Powered by the upset of top ten team Tennessee, the University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving team have jumped to No. 7 in Endless Pools/Collegeswimming’s ranking this week.
U of L trails only Michigan, Florida, California, Texas, Stanford and Georgia. Only 26 points separates No. 1 Michigan (944) and No. 7 Louisville 918.
The ranking accounts for teams’ top performances over the preceding month and is the only objective ranking of college swimming for NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, NAIA, and NJCAA.
Last weekend, for the first time in school history the University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving beat the University of Tennessee , in a 167.5-132.5 upset.
Tickets will be available for purchase at Cardinal Park prior to the match or in advance through the UofL Ticket Office by calling (502) 852-0120 or emailing email@example.com. Live video of the match will be available to subscribers of CardsTV at GoCards.com, while live scoring will be provided through the Gametracker feature on the men’s soccer schedule page at GoCards.com.
The Cardinals clinched a share of the inaugural American Athletic Conference regular season title and improved to 10-3-2 overall with a 2-1 win at Memphis on Saturday night. Saint Louis enters the week at 9-3-2 overall following a 2-0 home win at Duquesne on Sunday. Last season, the Billikens were 16-5-0 overall winning the A-10 title before falling in the second round of the NCAA Championship to Fairleigh Dickinson.
Up Next for Louisville
Following Thursday’s match, Louisville closes the regular season by hosting USF in the American Athletic Conference finale for both squads. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m., ET as the Cardinals look to clinch sole possession of the regular season conference title.
It’s UL/uk game week, so every morning I have updated you on the betting odds for this weekends Governors Cup matchup. The spread opened Sunday with Louisville + 7.5. The spread has been updated on multiple sites but the odds show it will be a closer game than most expected it to be. There hasn’t been much movement at all since the jump from 7.5 on Sunday to 13.5 on Monday. Here are the current odds as of 8:44 A.M. on always awesome Friday the 13th,2013.
I know this is uk week but I had to share this special story. I messaged John Schneider last week when I was told about a story of a wedding. I know, I don’t seem like much of a wedding reporter seeing that I write for CardinalSportsZone.com. Nevertheless, I was told about two people, Vonnie Allen (his Aunt) and Jeff Miller. I was told about their magical plans to be wed on September 21st. I was told about their magical plans to be married outside. I was told about their plans to tailgate that morning at 8 a.m….on their wedding day. My first thought was, heck yeah Tailgating then Wedding, how could this get any more awesome? I was then told that at 10am before the FIU game at fairgrounds inside gate 4 in the paved lot there would be a Tailgate Wedding. Amazing. I said that this wedding will truly be rare and darn near one of a kind. John said that everyone was invited. Of course they were. There are levels to this awesomeness. I asked the couple why a Tailgate Wedding?
During today’s weekly press conference Coach Charlie Strong informed us that RB Corvin Lamb has torn his ACL and will be out for the season. Lamb was looking to be a great contributor in the special teams and get reps at RB. Here’s to a speedy recovery to Corvin. I expect James Quick to have an increased presence moving forward in the return game.
Also I was on Facebook earlier, yes that’s still a thing, and seen the following message that TE Hunter Bowles posted:
At 12:05 WBB Coach Jeff Walz got confirmation from a tweet that he was gonna be happy about. C/O 14 F Myisha Hines-Allen committed to the Cards via Twitter and CardNation showered her with applause and approval. She selected the Cards over WVU and Ga Tech. This is the Cardinals fourth commit along with Mariya Moore, Sydney Brackemyre and Ariana Freeman. I hadn’t heard much about her but click below to see what ESPN had to say:
The Louisville Cardinals men and women’s soccer teams, volleyball team, and field hockey team were all in action this yesterday both in away and home games. The men’s soccer team, in a game that was televised live on WHAS-11, took on arch-rival Kentucky at Cardinal Park. After a 90 minute, well fought game, the Cards fell to the Cats 1-0. In the first half the Cards took three shots, each missed. The Cards come out in the second half strong, but couldn’t land a goal to tie the game. Despite the loss and the cool weather, Fans were cheering loud for the Cards at tonight’s Red Out game.The Cards take on Ohio State next on Sept. 18th, 7pm, at Cardinal Park.