It has been made official and #CardNation has got their wish! On December 28th the Cards will play the Miami Hurricanes in the Russell Athletics Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl for 6:45pm and will follow the annual Battle for the Bluegrass that will tip at 4:00pm.
The Canes will come in with a 9-3 record looking for their 10th win on the season. The Cards will bring in a 11-1 record for the 2nd time in school history and arguably one of the best Defenses to ever put on the Red and White.
Tickets and Packages are available at GoCards.com
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After the Cards win Thursday we found out they would be accepting a bid to the Russell Athletics Bowl in Orlando Florida. This is where the real question comes in: When the Cards line up in Orlando who will be on the other side of the ball? There are 3 realistic expectations here so lets take a look:
It is finally official: the Louisville Cardinals will play in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, FL on December 28. For the last few weeks, it had been the likely destination unless UCF were to slip up. The more they escaped their close games, the more likely that Orlando looked like the spot for the Cards to land.
This game will pit the Cards against an opponent from the ACC, but we do not know who just yet. The reps for the Russell Athletic Bowl have loved the Cards all season. They were at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium when UCF upset Louisville, and they left the stadium happy that night because they knew that they would have a shot at getting Teddy Bridgewater and the Florida-heavy roster (and alumni) of Louisville down to it’s bowl game.
Kickoff for this game is at 6:45 p.m. ET. December 28 is also the day of the Louisville-Kentucky men’s basketball game in Lexington. That game will tip at 4:00 p.m. ET. So that means it should end sometime around 6-6:15. Then you have just a little bit of time to digest that game and get ready for a bowl game. Regardless of the outcomes, December 28th will be an entertaining day for sure!
The NCAA has granted wide receiver Damian Copeland a 6th year of eligibility due to a medical hardship waiver. Copeland struggled with injuries early on in his career at UofL before finally putting together a full season in 2012. He has had a fractured foot, a torn meniscus, and a hamstring injury. He played only 1 game before having to sit out the rest of the 2011 season.
On Saturday night, Copeland tweeted the following:
So as you can see, this doesn’t guarantee that we will see Copeland back with the Cards next season. He can obviously opt to try his luck at the next level. He will likely make his decision after the bowl game. If he decides to leave, we wish him the best, and the Cards will still be fine at wide receiver. But if he chooses to come back, that would be a great veteran piece to keep in place as we head into the ACC. We could always use a little more Honey Mustard!
Take a look at young Copeland, before he was the Mustard.
The run that Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine are on is no less than amazing. They are playing for the doubles National Championship in the morning at 10:00 in Flushing Meadows. After defeating #4 Texas 8-5, they go on to defeat Michigan and Georgia and will face future ACC foe Georgia Tech for the title. They were in an unwinnable bracket with the 2 time defending National Champs from USC on their side. They had hoped to play them in the Semi-finals but a funny little thing happened on the way to the game. USC was upset by Georgia. Louisville dismantled School rival Michigan 8-1 to set up match with Georgia which they defeated 7-6 (6) 6-3. Georgia Tech defeated 2 of the 3 teams from USC including the #3 seed and also Virginia.
They will play for the schools’ first National Championship in Women’s Tennis…….may The Year Of The Card Continue…….
Since ESPN Classic decided to air the 2007 game between Louisville and UConn today, people have taken to social media to bring up UConn’s infamous “fair catch” from that game that was returned for a touchdown. That turned a 7-0 game into 7-7 and gave the Huskies all of the momentum, and they would go on to win the game 21-17.
There have been some recent rumblings about 2014 WR commit George Rushing possibly decommitting from the Cards. He has even been asked about that himself from “a lot of people.” Rushing went on to say “Yeah everybody keeps asking. Do people think I’m going to decommit? Because I have no such plans. I love the ‘Ville and what they’re doing. Go Cards!”
Rushing is from Fort Lauderdale, FL and attended the Louisville-USF game on Saturday in Tampa. He was on an unofficial visit to USF and wanted to check out the Cards in person.
It certainly sounds like Rushing wants to be a Card.
Here are his highlights from his most recent game this past weekend. He had 3 catches for 91 yards. His school (Cardinal Gibbons) is now 7-1 on the season.
Looks like one of the Cards top RB targets 4 Star D’ernest Johnson will be attending our game at USF today. While Minnesota and Louisville look to be the favorites here, USF is also in the mix. Follow Johnson on twitter @Slow_Grind_239
Headed To Tampa!!—
D'Ernest Johnson (@Slow_Grind_239) October 26, 2013
4 Star CB Kendall Randolph made it clear tonight on twitter that The Cards ARE his favorite school right now. Randolph holds offers from all the nations elite (Alabama, FSU, Georgia, Miami, Stanford, South Carolina, to name a few) and is an exceptional DB for Lincoln High in Tallahassee Florida. Lincoln is also where current Card Fr. James Hearns attended HS. So question now is will Randolph end up a Card? Only time will tell but for now it seems like the Cards are in great shape. Also leaves your mind to wonder……Just what else does Coach Strong have up his sleeve for this 2014 class
Soo recent report came out that Miami was the new favorite..& I have to clarify—
Slash ⚡ (@xKenJ) October 16, 2013
Miami is NOT my #1 school right now. Louisville IS my favorite & I can get quoted on that.—
Slash ⚡ (@xKenJ) October 16, 2013
Next Sunday the only poll that really matters will be released and CBS’s Jerry Palm says the Cards will be in the top 10. Below is Palm’s top 25 as of today, as we all know FSU and Clemson will play Saturday night and others ahead of the Cards have some tough games. Not to mention the Cards will play their highest rated game according to the computers come Friday night. There is a lot to play out and we will know where the Cards stand next Sunday but for now here you go: