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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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Maverick Rowan down to three schools; Cards not included

Photo: Rivals.com

Photo: Rivals.com

I guess there never really is a sure thing, especially in recruiting. I, for one, was certain that if 4-star small forward Maverick Rowan were to reclassify to 2015, you could book it that he would be a Louisville Cardinal. Then it was announced that he was enrolled in the classes that would allow him to graduate and be in the 2015 class, and suddenly something had happened and either the Cards were no longer recruiting Rowan, or Rowan was not interested in UofL anymore. It doesn’t really matter which is true; that is secondary at this point.

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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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Video: Chinanu Onuaku’s underhanded free throw in a game

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

He is really doing it. Chinanu Onuaku is shooting free throws underhanded in the FIBA World Championship games, and I hope he keeps it up for this season at UofL. In yesterday’s 83-53 win over Iran, Onuaku finished with 2 points, 5 rebounds (all offensive), 2 assists, and only 1 foul in 14 minutes. He was 2-4 from the free throw line. Here is video of one of those makes.

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Wayne Blackshear will play summer ball with the Spurs

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Wayne Blackshear will get his opportunity to make an NBA roster. His agent confirmed that Blackshear has gotten a spot on the summer league roster with the San Antonio Spurs.

Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal has more:

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Louisville: The First Round Draft Pick Factory

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Seems like a cool factory.

Montrezl Harrell drafted by Houston Rockets 32nd overall

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The wait was a little longer than expected, but Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell finally had his name called in the second round of last night’s NBA Draft when the Houston Rockets picked him 32nd overall.

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Terry Rozier drafted by Boston Celtics 16th overall

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

If there is anyone that used the workouts with NBA teams to improve his draft stock, it was Terry Rozier. Thought to be a second rounder, Rozier worked his way up in the months leading up to the draft to maybe the mid-late 20s in the first round. He impressed the Boston Celtics even more than that, as they took him with the 16th pick overall.

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Quentin Goodin narrows his list to five

Photo: Kentucky.com

Photo: Kentucky.com

Quentin Goodin is a 4-star combo guard in the class of 2016 that plays for Taylor County High School in Campbellsville, Kentucky. On Tuesday, he released his top five schools: Louisville, Florida, Xavier, Miami, and Western Kentucky.

Standing around 6’3 and 180 lbs, Goodin is considered to be a top 100 player in the country in his class according to all four major recruiting sites. He has been on the radar for the Cards for quite some time now.

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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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Has the Louisville/Maverick Rowan ship sailed?

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

Count me in as someone who thought that if Maverick Rowan were to reclassify to 2015, the Louisville Cardinals were a sure thing to land the 6’7 sharp shooter. When the news broke last night that Rowan was, in fact, enrolled in classes that would allow him to reclassify, I thought it was only a matter of time before Rowan joined the recruiting class for the Cards.

Not so fast my friend…

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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 firstĀ 30-40 secondsĀ 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!

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