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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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Pregame Warm-ups: Louisville @ USF


Louisville Cardinals  (6-1, 2-1) @ South Florida Bulls (2-4, 2-0)

Cardinal Head      South Florida

Game Info

Date: Saturday October 26, 2013

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium- Tampa, FL

Time: 12:00 PM ET

TV: ESPN2

TV Crew: Beth Mowens, Joey Galloway, Paul Carcaterra

Radio: 840 WHAS AM

Radio Crew: Paul Rogers, Craig Swabek, Doug Ormay

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Pregame Warm-ups: Louisville vs UCF


Louisville Cardinals (6-0, 2-0) vs UCF Knights (4-1, 1-0)

Cardinal Head      UCF

Game Info

Date: Friday October 18, 2013

Stadium: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

Time: 8:00 PM ET

TV: ESPN

TV Crew: Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams

Radio: WHAS 840 AM

Radio Crew: Paul Rogers, Craig Swabek, Doug Ormay

2013 Overall FBS Rankings

PASSING YARDS

L’ville: 329.2   14th Overall
UCF: 270.0   39th Overall

Sights And Sounds: Rutgers


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Thursday night our University of Louisville Cardinals defeated the Scarlet Knights from Rutgers 24-10 in what will likely be the last meeting ever between the two schools. Say what you may about Rutgers and how bad of a football team they were 10 years ago but they really had stepped up to play the part of conference rival since we got into the Big East/AAC. Teddy Bridgewater went 21-31 for 310 yards and 2 TD while throwing a very rare INT, only his second of the season. Senorise Perry added to the offensive attack with 13 rushes for 104 yards and 1 TD with his longest rush for 42 yards. Louisville’s Defense come up huge with 8 sacks and forced Rutgers QB Gary Nova to be….Gary Nova as he threw 4 INT’s. Calvin Pryor III led the Defense with 14 total tackles. Below are some videos and pictures we got from the game, enjoy!

Go Cards!

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

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Cards do what they need to do against FIU


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In a day filled with not-so-exciting college football games, the Louisville Cardinals did not intend for this game to be close and filled with drama. After last week’s 14 point win at Kentucky, where a lot of people said our national title hopes and Teddy Bridgewater’s Heisman hopes took a hit, the Cards needed to come out and make a statement and be dominant. I would say they did just that, leaving no doubt in this game. If you are a top 10 team and you play a team that is this bad, you have to put on a performance like this and not struggle to have control of the game.

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Cards keep Governor’s Cup, beat Kentucky 27-13


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For the third year in a row, the Governor’s Cup will reside in Louisville. On Saturday afternoon, the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 27-13 at Commonwealth Stadium. The 7th ranked Cards moved to 3-0 on the season while Kentucky dropped to 1-2. It was a slow start offensively for both teams, and was much closer at half than most people expected. The offense for the Cards began to click in the 3rd quarter, and that was where the game was won.

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Football position breakdown: Running Backs


Previous position breakdowns:

Quarterbacks

Wide Receivers

Today we continue our position breakdowns for the 2013 football season and focus on the Running Backs. Of course the big news recently was the addition of Michael Dyer to the team. Adding Dyer to an already solid group is big. Let’s take a look at who the Cards have at running back for this season.

Dominique Brown

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RS Junior

6’2   216 lbs

If you remember, Dominique Brown actually came to UofL as a quarterback. As a freshman in 2010, he was mainly just used as our “Wildcard” quarterback. So basically he would get the snap and run. He did throw 1 pass, and that was an interception. He had 20 rushes for 59 yards that season.

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Doak Walker Watch List


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You can best believe this has been the most eventful off season in CardNation history as far as the watch lists are concerned. Today the Doak Walker award watch list came out for the best running back in America. The Cards land 2 on this list today RB Dominique Brown and RB Senorise Perry both make the list. The Cards now have 13 names on the 14 postseason lists so far with one left to go which is the Walter Camp award. The Camp award is presented to the nation’s most outstanding player by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Teddy is sure to make that list. The full Doak list is below under click for more.

Go Cards!

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Not surprised if Senorise Perry doesn’t play this season


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I have thought this all along, and now that the season is getting closer, it seems to be a real possibility: I won’t be surprised at all if Senorise Perry does not play this season for the Cards. That doesn’t mean he won’t be ready to. But by the time he will be 100%, it may be better to treat him like we did Dominique Brown last year. Just let him sit out and get all the way healthy without using him for just a few games.

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ESPN.com blog about Dominique Brown


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ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson had a chance to catch up with running back Dominique Brown and talk to him about how he feels heading into this season. Brown sat out all of last season with a knee injury, and from what I saw in an open spring practice this year, he looks better than ever now. He still runs with the power he had before, but now he can make cuts and juke moves like a natural running back. He could be in for a major season. Here is the complete blog post from Adelson.

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Football: Saturday’s spring practice wrap-up


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By Justin Renck and Steve Rummage:

*Be sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of the post!*

Justin’s thoughts:

In the midst of March Madness and the men’s basketball Cards possibly making a deep run, I spent a couple of hours on Saturday morning with other fans at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium’s practice fields as I watched the Sugar Bowl champs in an open practice. It honestly got to the point where I had to remind myself that the basketball team had a game later on against Colorado State. I felt like I was watching practice for a team that was about to take the field in a week to start the season!

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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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No. 16 Louisville vs. South Florida preview


By: Bradley Jones

The 16th-ranked Louisville Cardinals return home this Saturday in a conference game against South Florida and it will be the first time the Cardinals have played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium since a September 15th victory over North Carolina. South Florida (2-4, 0-2) appears to be a small blip on the radar of the Cardinals as they prepare for a highly anticipated Big East game against 21st-ranked and undefeated Cincinnati next Friday at home. However, South Florida is a capable team that can create problems for the Cardinals. South Florida has shown the ability to be competitive against superior teams, pushing at the time 4th-ranked Florida State to it limits before losing 30-17 on September 29th. South Florida is also a team dominated with seniors, most notably quarterback B.J. Daniels, and have an experience advantage over a young Louisville team. B.J. Daniels is a dual threat quarterback that possesses both the ability to run and pass and can give the Louisville defense fits on Saturday.

Furthermore, South Florida is a capable offense that ranks 44th in the nation in passing yards and 82nd in rushing yards but have not been able to turn this offense into points only averaging 25.2 points in six games this season. However, Louisville’s offense could have a huge day against the Bulls who are currently giving up the most rushing yards (173.5) in the Big East. This favors a Louisville offense who has run the ball extremely well this season, led by running backs Senorise Perry and Jeremy Wright. Perry is coming off a four touchdown performance against Pittsburgh last week and leads the conference with nine TDs. Wright has run for six touchdowns this season and ranks fifth in Big East rushing yards (450) behind Perry who ranks second with 559. The Bulls are also giving up a conference-worst 27.5 points per game and match up against a team who is averaging 33.3 points per game. To add insult to injury, the Bulls rank 115th in the nation in turnover margin with 14 giveaways on the season, a stat that the must be controlled against an aggressive defensive and offense that will capitalize on those mistakes. With all this said,  South Florida is overmatched on both sides of the ball and if Louisville stays focused they should be 7-o heading into next week’s showdown with Cincinnati. Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 3:30 kickoff and will be televised on ABC. Read the official press release for the game here

Louisville fans, also don’t forget that women’s soccer with play in their regular season finale this Friday (Oct.19th) against Cincinnati at Cardinal Park at 7 p.m. and field hockey will host Villanova this Saturday at noon at Trager Stadium in a game that could determine whether the Cardinals will make the Big East tournament field.

#CSZ

Cardinal news and notes: weekend review


By: Bradley Jones

Another weekend has passed and the University of Louisville football team is still undefeated. The Cardinals (6-0) traveled to Pittsburgh (2-4) this past weekend to take on the Panthers in their Big East conference opener. Prior to Saturday’s game, Louisville was 1-6 in their conference opening games since joining the Big East, this coupled with a 11 a.m. kickoff had some fans nervous as the Cardinals looked to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 2006. Read the rest of this entry

Rob Jones: My Governor’s Cup Prediction


Cardinal Sports Zone is happy to have Rob Jones contribute to the site! Our hope is to have a weekly write-up from Rob during the 2012 Football Season. Rob used to manage the local 1450 AM sports radio station as well as it’s website, so the man knows what he is talking about! What better way for him to jump into this than to give his thoughts on the UofL-UK game! Check it out…

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