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Senorise Perry signs with Bears; 9 Cards now on NFL teams from last year

Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America

Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America

With the recent news that running back Senorise Perry has signed with the Chicago Bears, that now makes 9 former Louisville Cardinals from last year’s team that are on NFL teams right now. Here is the tweet from Brad Biggs, who covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune.

Here is the updated list.

1st Round

Calvin Pryor – 18th overall to the New York Jets

Marcus Smith – 26th overall to the Philadelphia Eagles

Teddy Bridgewater – 32nd overall to the Minnesota Vikings

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2014 NFL Draft: Where the Cards went

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The first night of the 2014 NFL Draft was the big one for the University of Louisville. On that night, three players were selected in the first round. Over the next two days, only one player was picked. However, there have been many free agent signings since the draft ended. Here is a list of the players that were either drafted or have signed as free agents. (As of 11:50 p.m. on Saturday night)

1st Round

Calvin Pryor – 18th overall to the New York Jets

Marcus Smith – 26th overall to the Philadelphia Eagles

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NFL Combine Notes (Sunday 12:30 p.m.)

NFL Combine

-Teddy Bridgewater spoke to the media at the NFL Combine on Saturday. He said he thinks he is the best quarterback in the draft (well, yeah), he is NOT throwing at the combine, and he talks about his relationship with his mother. Check out the video below.

-There was a big deal made about the size of Teddy’s hands in comparison with other quarterbacks. All I say is…really? When they start making the footballs bigger in size, let me know. Until then, I am pretty sure he can still throw a football with those hands.

-Damian Copeland had an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.4 seconds. That is the 7th fastest time for wide receivers.

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55 (Episode 10)

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This week…..on 55…..

The tenth episode of 55. Oh how time flies. It seems like it was just yesterday that you were nothing more than just an idea in my head. I just can’t believe how fast you have grown. Before long we will celebrate your 21st. I can’t talk about this right now. Sorry. Moving on. I know what you are saying…Jeremy has finally lost it, or dude it’s just a story. You would be right either way. I am just glad that this week it was not as eventful as last week and that I will be able to take time out to make fun of Shawn once again….I feel like I neglected him. Poor lil guy. Well here we go. Once again, I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55

1) Mark Schlabach has once again released his “Way too early Top 25″ for college football this upcoming season. Check out where he ranks the Cards here

2) He also ranked Texas…..there goes his credibility with me

3) Sorry Charlie

4) Still a little salty………

5) Saturday Preston Brown & Hakeem Smith played in the East-West Shrine game. Both played well but evidently nobody cared enough to post tackling stats on any site anywhere….

6) nobody cares

7) Oh great SpongeBob is back…..anyways

8)  The University of Louisville has purchased the Cardinal Club, an 18-hole championship golf course and 212-acre complex in Simpsonville, Ky. which serves as home to the U of L men’s and women’s golf teams.  The facility will be rebranded as the University of Louisville Golf Club

9) It really was long overdue….great purchase by the University

10) Louisville midfielder Charlyn Corral was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team the NSCAA announced on Wednesday

11) Sources tell me…..Shawn wears Underroos……Finally a Shawn joke!!!!!!!

12) Sorry bud…I felt I had neglected you. Moving forward

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East-West Shrine Game will include two Cardinals

East-West Shrine Game

On Saturday January 18, 2014, the 89th East-West Shrine Game will take place in St. Petersburg, Florida at Tropicana Field. That is fitting because two former Louisville Cardinals who played their first bowl game on that very field will take part in this game for the East: Hakeem Smith and Preston Brown.

Hakeem

Hakeem Smith finished his career at Louisville with 290 total tackles, 4 interceptions, 22 pass deflections, 5 forced fumbles, and 2 sacks. He played in every single game from 2010-2013 for the Cards.

Preston Brown

Preston Brown finished his career with 301 total tackles, 7 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 interception. He also played in every single game from 2010-2013.

The game can be seen on the NFL Network and it starts at 4:00 p.m. ET.

East Roster

West Roster

Louisville at Cincinnati: Keg of Nails on the line

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(19/16) Louisville (10-1, 6-1) @ (NR/23) Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1)

Game Info

Date: Thursday December 5, 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN (Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Kaylee Hartung)

Location: Cincinnati, OH (Nippert Stadium)

Capacity: 35,000 (Field-turf)

All-time Series: Cincinnati leads 29-22-1

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Cardinal Athletics: Weekend In Review 11-24-13

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Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 22nd through Sunday November 24th around CardNation:

Friday November 22nd

Swimming and Diving: The Cardinal swimming team completed its first day of competition at the Michigan Open in Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan with five wins and another school record. In the 200-free relay, the foursome of Rachael Lewis (23.40), Johanna Cowley (23.27), Andrea Cottrell (23.30) and Mary Mittel (23.27) combined for a 1:32.91 and a second place finish. The men’s 200-free relay won with a time of 1:20.98 as Rudy Edelen (23.73), Aaron Young  (20.38), Pedro Coutinho 19.98 and Trevor Carroll (19.89) touched first.  of L women took four of the top five spots in the 200-IM led by winner Tanja Kylliainen’s 1:59.68.  Andrea Cottrell was second in 2:01.63, with Abigail Chin touching fourth in 2:02.40 and Lucy Kramer touching in 2:04.83 for fifth. For the men, Evan Noble won the event with a time of 1:47.81, with teammate David Boland touching second in 1:48.70 and Ryan Massey was fourth in 1:50.13.

Volleyball: Senior hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 sweep over the University of Cincinnati in AAC volleyball action on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville remains unbeaten in the AAC at 16-0 and improves to 21-7 overall. The Cardinals hit .343 for the match.  Janelle Jenkins hit .474 with 10 kills and Randi Ewing contributed seven kills and hit 1.000 for the match. Katie George had 41 assists and Maya McClendon and Caitlin Welch each added 16 digs.

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Cards Hold Off Rival Memphis 24-17

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Ok guys where do we start? First off it is Senior Day and 38 degrees and it is time to honor the guys that came to give us all they had for 4-5 years. The turnout fluctuated. There were about 30k at kickoff, 40k at beginning of 2nd quarter, got up to around 45k at peak, then dropped to 30k after start of 4th and finally dipped to about 20-25 once Memphis started scoring in 4th quarter. We have to do better. We have to be there in our seats 30 minutes prior to kick-off. We have to stay until the clock hits 0:00. We have to fill up the stadium for senior day and every other day. We will likely be up to 70k seats within 2 years and I will tell you this, ACC away fans will make the trips and turn our home games into theirs.

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These Seniors deserve a packed PJCS on Saturday

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I began to type this post, and had to delete the first paragraph and start over. I was opening the post with negativity and talking about what I expect the stadium to be like on Saturday afternoon. But that will do no good and make no difference. No need to be negative. I will just talk about why Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium should be FULL on Saturday afternoon.

And let me go ahead and get these excuses out on the table for everyone (all of these are in a whiny voice):

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55

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55. Not just a random number to me. It’s a number that has followed me around my life. It was always my number in any sports I played. Whenever I create players on games they are always 55. It’s the number that comes after 54. One day I hope to live to see the age of 55. All valid points. Today I monitored twitter a little more than often and noticed that its getting as bad as Facebook there. So many things going down in one day. So many gripes, so many issues. So I decided to put down a list of 55 things I observed today. Here we go in no particular order.

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Cardinal Athletics: Weekend In Review 11-17-13

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Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 15th through Sunday November 17th around CardNation

Friday November 15th

Men’s Cross Country: Tyler Byrne and Ernest Kibet each ran to top-15 finishes to lead the University of Louisville men’s cross country team to a 10th-place showing at the NCAA Southeast Regional on Friday afternoon in Earlysville, Va. Byrne and Kibet each earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors for the first time in their respective careers after finishing in the top 30. Byrne finished 10th and clocked a school-record 29:16.1 in the 10K. It’s the second-consecutive meet that Byrne has broken a Louisville school record after he set the 8K mark en route to winning the American Athletic Conference title.

*University of Louisville cross country’s Tyler Byrne and Ernest Kibet received at-large bids to compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee announced on Saturday.

Women’s Cross Country: Louisville was without two of its top runners in freshmen Adair Gennocro and Agnes Chepchumba, who missed their first races of the year with an injury. Each has registered a pair of top-10 finishes and the duo earned all-conference honors at the AAC Championships in early November. Michelle Molodynia, Kelsey Cramsey, and Megan Klein completed the Cardinals’ five scoring runners.

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Cards Hold Off The Coogs 20-13

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The newly anointed cardinal “BOOM” had hit all the major sports team at UofL this week. It was assumed we would see a boom on the Football field tonight and we did…kind of. The Cardinal D BOOMed when we needed them too as the D held high-powered Houston to under 200 total yards. On Offense Dominique Brown ran for a career-high of 137 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score in the third quarter, and No. 19 Louisville held on to beat Houston 20-13 on Saturday night. Teddy Bridgewater added 203 yards passing and an uncharacteristic TouchDown total of zero. Devante Parker had 4 catches for 72 yards. Preston Brown added nine tackles on Defense and Roy Philon, Marcus Smith & Lorenzo Mauldin all had a sack. John Wallace was 2-2 on Field Goals and 2-2 on extra points.

The game marked Louisville’s first Saturday night contest in five years and its first meeting against Houston since a 65-27 victory in 2004 – their second straight 60-point performance against the Cougars. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater had his streak of 21 games with a touchdown pass end. The Cards play Memphis at Noon on Saturday at PJCS.

Go Cards!

Sights And Sounds: UCF

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The Cards fell to UCF last night 38-35. The Offense was led by Teddy Bridgewater who finished 29-38 for 341 yards and 2 TD, Dominique Brown added 88 yards and 2 TD and James Quick got his first collegiate TD off of a 30 yard fumble recovery that took place on a UCF punt attempt. Devante and Eli were the 2 TD recipients. Preston Brown had 12 tackles and Calvin Pryor added 11 tackles and 1 INT.  Below are some videos and pictures we got from the game, enjoy and remember that the season isn’t over!

Go Cards!

(Don’t forget to check out our facebook page photo gallery for more pictures)

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Football position breakdown: Linebackers

Previous position breakdowns:

Quarterbacks

Wide Receivers

Running Backs

Tight Ends

Offensive Line

Defensive Line

Today we continue the position breakdowns for the 2013 football season and focus on the Linebackers. This unit has talent, but not too much depth as far as game experience is concerned. It could be a strength for the Cards this season if some guys can stay healthy, and a key guy can get healthy. Let’s see who we have…

Preston Brown

Preston Brown

Senior

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One of the biggest leaders on this year’s team will be Preston Brown. The senior linebacker from Cincinnati, OH has played in 39 games as a Card. If you are trying to do the math, that is EVERY game since he has been here. He has started in 24 of those games, all 13 last year and 11 as a sophomore.

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AAC Media Day

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The American Athletic Conference (AAC) will hold their first annual Football Media day this week Monday July 29 and Tuesday July 30th. Here are some things you need to know:

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Football: 2012 defense highlight video!

The Sugar Bowl champs return 10 players on defense for the 2013 season. Here is a highlight video from some of the biggest and most exciting plays from last season!

Big East All-Bowl Team full of Cards!

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By Justin Renck:

ESPN released their All-Bowl Teams for the different conferences, and the Big East team is loaded with Cardinals! 7 members of the Sugar Bowl champions made the team. Here is the list! (All of the comments for the players came from Andrea Adelson of ESPN.com)

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Cards Bear down and defeat Cincy in OT 34-31

By Jeremy Wahman:

On Friday night when the University of Louisville and University of Cincinnati met on the field, nothing was for certain….well other than the rain. UofL overcame 2 double digit deficits to down UC 34-31 in the first ever OT meeting between the schools in their long storied rivalry. There was a big game feeling on this evening that felt even bigger with the weather conditions. You could tell there were gonna be some fireworks.

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Paige Sherrard: My Governor’s Cup Prediction

The Battle for the Governor’s Cup originated in 1912 as a football game played between the two big in-state Universities in Kentucky; the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Although the rivalry was short lived in the early days and not very exciting, as UK held Louisville scoreless in the first six meetings, former UK player & University of Louisville Head Football Coach, Howard Schellenberger renewed the rivalry in 1994. And it’s been nothing but a War since.

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Football Media Day 2012: Preston Brown

Linebacker Preston Brown took some questions from the media. Here is a little of what he had to say.

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