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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 7/4/15

93.9 The Ville

On our 4th of July edition of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville, Steve and I were joined in studio by fellow CSZ member Jeremy Wahman. We talked College Gameday sites, the running backs at UofL for 2015, Montrezl Harrell, and more. Click below to listen to the show and tune in on Saturday mornings from 10-11 a.m. on 93.9 The Ville!

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Toughest schedule in the ACC? One ESPN writer says Louisville

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

ESPN.com writers Andrea Adelson and Matt Fortuna each chose an ACC team that they feel has the toughest football schedule in 2015 (among ACC teams of course). Andrea chose the Miami Hurricanes, who I wish we played every season by the way. Matt went with Louisville, and the first part of the schedule is the main factor.

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College Football News previews the Louisville Cardinals

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

College Football News has a good preview of the 2015 Louisville Cardinals. As we start July, any football preview is a good thing because the season can not get here soon enough. But this particular preview seems to actually be accurate about the team, which you don’t always get from national publications.

Here are a fer excerpts from the preview. You can read the full post by clicking the link above.

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2014-15 Year in Review by Crums Revenge

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Man there is nothing like being a fan of the Louisville Cardinals. Thank you Mike (Crums Revenge); you have done it again.

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Red Rage Tailgate 1 – Clemson Fans 0

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The good people with the Red Rage Tailgate, who you should definitely try to find this year and tailgate with at least once, have gotten one over on some Clemson fans. When the new uniforms were released for UofL, and the crazy cardinal bird that just came out of pet cemetery was on there, the Red Rage had a little fun with photoshop.

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Michaelee Harris will finish his career at Akron

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Michaelee Harris came to the University of Louisville for Charlie Strong’s FIRST season as head coach back in 2010. He still has one year of eligibility remaining, and he will use that at Akron in 2015. Countless knee injuries have led to Harris having a sixth year of eligibility.

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The Red Zone: Jaylen Smith

Photo: twitter.com

Photo: twitter.com

Get to know freshman wide receiver Jaylen Smith in this episode of “The Red Zone.”

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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 6/27/15

93.9 The Ville

On the latest episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville, Pete Nochta joined Steve and myself in studio and sat in with us the whole time. We talk about the NBA Draft, new football uniforms, and the fundraiser at Brownie’s for Pete from the night before. Enjoy!

Pete Nochta

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Louisville: The First Round Draft Pick Factory

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Seems like a cool factory.

Calling on fans to donate items for a silent auction!

Pete Nochta 2

OK Cards fans, time to step up to the plate here. This is late notice, but we are looking for items for the silent auction on Friday at the fundraiser for Pete Nochta. Autographed items, tickets to games or other events, gift cards….anything that you think people would be interested in bidding on. Obviously UofL-related stuff is great, but it doesn’t have to be limited to that at all. Money is money when it comes to things like this.

If you have something you would like to donate, e-mail me at CardinalSportsZone@yahoo.com and let me know what you have and we will talk from there.

If you have no idea what this is for, please click here.

UK Quarterback “can’t wait” to play Louisville

Photo: mycn2.com

Photo: mycn2.com

I was going to title this “Patrick Towles ‘can’t wait’ to play Louisville”, but I figured nobody would know who I was talking about and wouldn’t click on the link.

Patrick Towles is the quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats. In last season’s game, where 3rd string QB Kyle Bolin (from Lexington) threw for 381 yards and 3 touchdowns in less than 3 quarters of action, Towles was 14/29 for 176 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. The second interception was to Gerod Holliman to wrap up the win for the Cards. It also tied the NCAA interception record in a season for Holliman.

So naturally, Towles took to Instagram to say that he can’t wait to get another shot at the Cards. It is nice to know that Louisville is on his mind in June. Our team is prepping for Auburn. Towles appears to be ready for a game in November. However, when that time comes Patrick, I am pretty sure the Louisville defense will be chomping at the bit to “get another shot” at playing you and padding their stats.

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Reggie Bonnafon Q&A with ESPN.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

David Hale of ESPN.com posted a story four days ago about Reggie Bonnafon and losing his dad last season. If you haven’t read it, it’s definitely worth checking out. Hale followed that up with a question and answer piece with Bonnafon, which is also worth your time. Reggie talks about playing in front of big crowds last season, what he has done to get better, and much more. Here is a portion of that.

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The Red Zone: Josh Harvey-Clemons

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The latest edition of “The Red Zone” features Josh Harvey-Clemons, who sat out last season after transferring from Georgia. Harvey-Clemons should be a major addition to the defense this year.

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Shaq Wiggins’ elbow is “fully healed”

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

It is no secret that when Louisville takes the field on September 5th against the Auburn Tigers, the personnel on defense will be much different than last year. No Mauldin, Sample, Gaines, Holliman…you get the point. But a reason for UofL fans to be optimistic is the addition of two transfers from Georgia that can play this season, Josh Harvey-Clemons and Shaq Wiggins.

Wiggins missed most of spring ball after a bad elbow injury. According to his tweet, it looks like that elbow is finally healed.

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Jawon Pass names his “final” three schools

Photo: Wesley Sinor/AL.com

Photo: Wesley Sinor/AL.com

Take this post with a grain of salt. Jawon Pass, a big-time quarterback recruit and a name that Louisville fans probably know by now, said over the weekend that he has a final three.

From scout.com:

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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 6/20/15

93.9 The Ville

Well it finally happened! Cardinal Sports Zone hit the airwaves this past Saturday morning on 93.9 The Ville. Myself and Steve Rummage got the show rolling and it was definitely an adventurous debut. For the first 30-40 seconds of this show, Steve is hard to hear because we didn’t realize his microphone wasn’t working.

When he slid over and started to use mine, that meant we only had one to use, and moving it back and forth caused a squeek, so we tried to not move it too much. After a while, we got two mics working and the back-and-forth was way better and the flow was smoother. There had to be some kind of story or drama happen, and that was it. It could have been worse.

Peyton Siva

Steve and I were joined in studio by Peyton Siva, which was awesome. We talk about the 2013 National Championship team, how important team chemistry is, and more with Peyton. We also dive into a little bit of football, and I close the show by talking about a real life situation that is easily the most important post that has ever been published on this website.

Click the play button below, enjoy, and listen in on Saturday mornings from 10-11 a.m. on 93.9 The Ville!

Prayers for Pete: Fundraiser at Brownie’s “The Shed” Grille & Bar

Pete Nochta 2

As you probably know by now, former Louisville Cardinals football player Pete Nochta has been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Friends, family, and strangers have been nothing short of excellent to this point with donations to Nochta and his family to help cover the medical expenses that come with the treatment of something like this. As I am typing this, the gofundme page for Nochta shows $36,400 in donations…in 5 days! That is incredible.

Next Friday, you have the opportunity to help even more. Just by going out for dinner and/or drinks, you can be apart of this wonderful cause. Brownies “the shed” Grille & Bar is giving you a great chance to help Nochta and his family. Just read the flyer. ALL proceeds go towards covering medical expenses. So you can go out for a normal night of Friday fun at Brownie’s (near PF Changs on Shelbyville Road) and also help Pete Nochta. It is a win-win.

So mark your calendars and get out there on Friday night for a great cause. If you can’t make it, you can always just donate to his gofundme page or purchase a bravelet with the links below. Great job so far people!

Click here for Pete Nochta’s GoFundMe page.

Click here to purchase a bravelet. 

Flash Sale on Bravelets for Pete Nochta – Ends at Midnight!

Bravelet

I am a little late to getting to this, but there is still over 6 hours left of this sale. You can purchase a bravelet and get 15% off! $10 of each bravelet purchase goes to the fund to help Pete Nochta! Sale ends at midnight.

Click here to purchase a bravelet. 

Click here to donate to Pete’s GoFundMe page.

Endzone to Endzone with Kolby Smith

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

Here is the second installment of a new series from UofL called “Endzone to Endzone” hosted by John Ramsey. This one is with former Louisville running back Kolby Smith, who is now the running backs coach for the Cards.

Side note: the weather and stadium look amazing in this video!

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Louisville vs Auburn Pump Up Video

Another hype video for the Louisville-Auburn game. Enjoy!

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