Here is the new AP Poll:
|AP Top 25|
|13||North Carolina State||23-5||423|
- Others receiving votes: LSU 35, Dayton 23, Chattanooga 16, Bowling Green 14, DePaul 13, James Madison 12, St. John’s 10, Oregon State 8, Brigham Young 6, Vanderbilt 5, Syracuse 4, UTEP 2, Georgia Tech 1
- Dropped from rankings: LSU 19, St. John’s 22
|RANK||TEAM||RECORD||POINTS||FIRST PLACE VOTES||PREVIOUS RANK|
|13||San Diego State||23-3||452||0||7|
|24||Southern Methodist Univ.||22-6||57||0||NR|
|Schools Dropped Out|
|No. 21 Connecticut, No. 22 Gonzaga, No. 25 UCLA.|
|Others Receiving Votes|
|Connecticut 47; New Mexico 45; UCLA 15; Massachusetts 9; Kansas State 9; Stephen F. Austin 5; Pittsburgh 4; Gonzaga 3; Baylor 1; Nebraska 1; Middle Tennessee 1;Wisconsin-Green Bay 1.|
|1. Florida (47)||25-2||1,606||2|
|2. Wichita St. (14)||29-0||1,549||3|
|3. Arizona (4)||25-2||1,494||4|
|10. Saint Louis||25-2||1,047||10|
|13. San Diego St.||23-3||886||6|
|15. Iowa St.||21-5||709||17|
|18. Michigan St.||22-6||552||13|
|22. Ohio St.||22-6||253||24|
|25. New Mexico||21-5||113||-|
|Others receiving votes: UConn 81, UCLA 41, Oklahoma 35,|
|Stephen F. Austin 11, UMass 9, Gonzaga 2, Green Bay 2,|
|NC Central 1|
CardNation, Sydney Brackemyre needs you! Voting is open for the Ohio National Guard Girls Basketball Player of the Year Award. Our own Sydney is in the running for this prestigious award decided by fan vote. You can vote as many times as you like and voting is open until 4 p.m. on March 16. Get out there and do what you do guys…vote….vote….vote!
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*Sydney Brackemyre, Clinton-Massie, SR
Rebounded from an ACL injury that ended her junior season prematurely to excel as a senior. Headed to Louisville, Brackemyre surpassed 1,000-career points with 23 in a win over Waterford at the Pickerington Shootout. Called the best D-II player in Ohio by the Dabbelt Report and named one of Ohio’s Top 25 seniors by the OGBR. Averaging 15 points and eight rebounds.
A few things that happened around CardNation today:
- #7 Louisville baseball team took the field for their home opener, routing EKU 13-1. Lucas (Louisville, Ky.) finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a career best 4 RBI and his second career home run, while Crain (Lexington, Ky.) knocked in a career best three runs with his second career homer. Senior third baseman Alex Chittenden (Indianapolis, Ind.) added two hits, two RBI and scored once while senior outfielder Jeff Gardner (Louisville, Ky.) was 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored.
-Day one of the very first AAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium have come to a close. The University of Louisville women are sitting in first and the men are third.The women lead 122 followed by UConn (101), Rutgers (83), SMU (72), Houston (66), Cincinnati 65. The men are led by SMU (131), UConn (105), Louisville (103) and Cincinnati (82).
-Shoni Schimmel just keep s amazing CardNation and setting records, tonight was no different. Schimmel had 15 points to top 2,000 for her career in the Cardinals’ 81-62 victory over Houston on Wednesday night. Schimmel is second place on (2,004) the all-time scorers list behind Angel McCoughtry (2,779). Sara Hammond added 17 points for Louisville (26-2, 14-1 AAC) in the victory. the Cards improve to 16-0 at home this season.
A lot of are down today because of the loss yesterday. It happens. Well cheer up. We have the same record we had last year at this time and are ranked the exact same as we were. Is that me saying I feel like we are a definite Title game team? No, but I am saying don’t lose hope. I looked to the internet for some pick me ups and I ran into Russ Smith. Here is what he said:
That helped a lot. I then wondered…where would we be without Russ. What would we have done had he left. I am glad he had these things to say.
Tony Grantham, Todd’s brother, was named the inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Louisville also on Thursday after spending the last six seasons at the Naval Academy.
Tony Grantham, in addition to serving the past six seasons as Navy’s outside linebackers coach, has been with the Naval Academy for 10 years overall.
He was influential in guiding Navy to a 9-4 record last season and a win over Middle Tennessee State in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. The 2013 Navy team was just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games, beat Army, and win a bowl game. The Navy defense held eight of its 13 opponents below their scoring average for the season.
“Tony is a great young coach,” said head coach Bobby Petrino. “I like what he did at Navy and am excited for him to bring his knowledge and enthusiasm to Louisville. Tony is a great addition to our defensive staff.”
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Widely regarded as one of the best defensive coordinators in the country, Todd Grantham was tabbed by University of Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino to become the school’s defensive coordinator and safeties coach on Thursday.
Todd comes to Louisville after four seasons as Georgia’s defensive coordinator, including two seasons as the associate head coach. During his time with Georgia, the Bulldogs advanced to four-consecutive bowl games and compiled a 36-18-1 record with Grantham at the helm of the defense.
“To get a coach like Todd Grantham on our staff says a lot about our program,” Petrino said. “I’ve had the opportunity to compete against Todd’s defenses over the years and have been very impressed with his scheme and how hard his players compete. Todd will be a great addition to lead our defense.”
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kevin Keatts, who joined the University of Louisville men’s basketball staff in April 2011 as an assistant coach, has been elevated to Associate Head Coach for the Cardinals by head coach Rick Pitino.
“Kevin is one of the best assistants I have had in a long career,” said Pitino. “That’s saying something with the great assistants I’ve had the extreme pleasure to work alongside. He has done an incredible job with all of our current players and recruits and naming him an associate is a much-deserved recognition for him.”
Keatts, who has won two national prep championships and was runner-up on three occasions as head coach at Hargrave Military Academy over eight seasons, has helped the Cardinals assemble two straight top ten recruiting classes. Since his arrival at UofL, the Cardinals have reached the NCAA Final Four twice — including winning the 2013 NCAA Championship — won two Big East Conference championships, and have a combined 79-18 record while winning a school-record 35 games last year.
Today coach Bobby Petrino welcomed two guys home. Kolby Smith will return to coach Running backs and LD Scott will coach the OLB’s.
Kolby Smith started his coaching career in 2012 as a GA for Arkansas. In 2013 he went to WKU to coach RB for Bobby Petrino. Kolby spent 3 seasons in the NFL for 3 different teams. At Louisville, Kolby led the team his Sophomore year at 9.4 yard per carry.
L.D. Scott spent two years on the staff at Arkansas. In 2011 he was an intern who was coaching DT’s and in 2012 he moved to GA coaching D line. In 2013 he took the job at WKU as Defensive Ends coach.
Welcome home guys!
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The fifth ranked Louisville women’s basketball will host the UCF at the KFC YUM! Center on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on WHAS (Channels 11.2, Time Warner 432, Comcast 207). The game can also be heard live on the Cards Radio with Matt Andrews and Adrienne Johnson, carried locally on WKRD 790 AM.
The Cardinals enter the game with an overall record of 16-1 and a perfect 4-0 record in conference play. Schimmel scored 25 points, five in them in the final seven minutes to help Louisville hold off USF 62-54 to remain unbeaten in American Athletic Conference play. Schimmel’s three-point play finished an 11-1 run that enabled the Cardinals to take control for good after USF trimmed what had been a 17-point second-half deficit to 49-47 with 7:06 remaining, but that was as close as the Bulls would get before Sara Hammond and Schimmel took over down the stretch. Hammond began the spurt with a 3-point play and finished with 14 points.
The American Athletic Conference presented the weekly award Tuesday to Louisville’s Sean Piner as AAC Diver of the Week.
Piner swept the diving events as Louisville earned a victory over conference foe Cincinnati. In the 1-meter springboard the sophomore scored a 267.35, finishing over 30 points ahead of the nearest competitor. He then won the 3-meter diving with a 326.75, recording an NCAA Zone Cut.
Garrick McGee, a key component in Arkansas’ offensive success during head coach Bobby Petrino’s tenure at Arkansas, is joining the University of Louisville’s football staff as the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Petrino announced Monday.
McGee, who served recently as the UAB head coach for the last two seasons, was the offensive coordinator in 2010-11 for Petrino at Arkansas.
Before re-uniting with Petrino, McGee was a finalist for the 2011 prestigious Broyles Award that is presented to the nation’s top assistant coach.
An innovative coach and regarded as one of the nation’s finest offensive minds, McGee was responsible for Arkansas becoming one of the country’s most prolific offenses in school history, scoring 30 or more points 19 times in 36 games. As the offensive coordinator in 2010, the Razorbacks went 10-3 and earned the school’s first BCS appearance in program history as the season culminated with a loss to Ohio State at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
The doubles pair of Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine will enter the season ranked No. 2 in the nation in doubles according to the ITA Division I Team Rankings, as released today by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Fellerhoff and Shine stepped into the national spotlight when they made a run to the finals of the ITA National Indoor Championship. The pair started the tournament with an upset of No. 4 seeded Breaunna Addison and Pippa Horn in an 8-5 victory. They then easily dispatched of Michigan’s Sarah Lee and Ronit Yurovsky 8-1 to advance to the semifinals. In the semifinals the duo beat Georgia’s Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 for the right to play in the championship, ultimately falling in a three-set battle 6-4, 3-6, 5-7 in the finals against Georgia Tech’s Kendal Woodard and Megan Kurey.
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.