Mel Kiper Jr. is a draft guru on ESPN. He has been doing this for years and apparently knows his stuff. I remember when Brian Brohm was going into the draft, Kiper kept saying that Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco were better, and I could not believe he was saying that. Well, I guess those two guys are pretty decent. He is already talking about the 2014 draft, and he does mention our guy Teddy Bridgewater. Enjoy!
Andrea Adelson and Matt Fortuna cover Big East football for ESPN.com. Here are some notes from recent posts from these two about UofL football.
*One constant in the Big East remained throughout the spring: Louisville looks as good as advertised, as the majority of its starters and nearly every member of its coaching staff return.
Some may think it is a little early for these kinds of things, but that is the sports media world that we live in! We are 3 weeks out from the men’s basketball team winning the National Championship, and there are already polls for next season. Such is the case with the NFL Draft. This year’s draft just ended this past weekend, and there are already mock drafts for next year. In short, go out and see Teddy Bridgewater play in person this season!
By Justin Renck and Steve Rummage:
*Be sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of the post!*
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!
By: Paige Sherrard
Valentine’s Day may have been last week & the Sugar Bowl last month… But CSZ is still feeling super sweet!!
We have a ton of Sugar Bowl posters to give away. This week we’re giving away the cream of the crop… The Teddy 5 Sugar Bowl fan photo poster.
How can you get your hands on this poster?? It’s easy!!
All this week, tweet us your best UofL fan photos. We’re looking for funny photos, cute photos, ultimate fan photos, pet photos, old school photos, whatever fan photo you want to tweet us. On Friday, we will upload the photos to our Facebook page and you, the fans, will vote for your favorite photo. Voting will begin Friday at 5pm and will end Sunday at 11:59 pm. The photo with the most “likes” wins a Teddy 5 fan poster.
You may vote once per Facebook account. So make sure you promote your photo like crazy.
You can find us on Facebook at Cardinal Sports Zone.
Best of luck to all, Card Nation!!
By Paige Sherrard:
CSZ is still on a Sugar high from the Sugar Bowl… And it seems we aren’t the only ones still celebrating our momentous win over Florida. Recently, the University of Louisville Director of Digital Media, Jeff Rushton, hooked us up with a few Sugar Bowl Fan Posters to giveaway to our awesome followers. And what better time to revisit Bourbon Street than Mardi Gras?!
By: Steven Rummage
3* WR Alex Montgomery (FL) will visit Louisville this weekend. At 6’1 180 lbs Montgomery is is a big physical receiver who has played some WR and TE for his HS team. In the 8-A Florida state Championship game Montgomery had 9 catches for 199 yards and 3 TD’s. To give you an idea on the versatility of Montgomery according to Rivals Montgomery is the 51 best WR in the nation and according to ESPN he is the 11th best TE. Montgomery has a slew of big offers from schools such as: Louisville, Rutgers, NC St, Ole Miss, Wisconsin, Uk and Duke. It seems as though Taj Williams is now off Louisville’s radar and as of now Montgomery looks to be the only recruit on campus this weekend and could end up being a major late steal for Strong and company. Below are a couple Highlights of Alex Montgomery
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)
By: Steven Rummage
The University Louisville is for sure the hot name around the nation right now and for very good reason. Pre-Season ranked football, Heisman Candidates Number 1 ranked Basketball and possible POY. Lets take a look around the country:
The Number 1 ranked Louisville basketball team looks unstoppable, but Jeff Goodman says Scary thing is they haven’t even tapped into their full potential.
Raise your hand if you wanted Russ to transfer……. 2 years later he is #4 on the POY Race
Who should have been #1 Duke or Louisville?? CBS broke down the numbers.
One of the Nations Elite wing players Shaqquan Aaron will visit the Ville in the coming weeks
After going 11-2 and winning the Sugar Bowl the Cards look to start the season somewhere around the top 12, where does CBS have them?
UofL CB Terrell Floyd was named to the ESPN All-Bowl Team
In case you forgot the Cards are ranked #1
By: Steven Rummage
4 star WR Taj Gibson sounds like he is ready to visit the Ville. At 6’4 Williams would give the Cards another big target to go along with Parker 6’3 and Milton 6’6 (next year). Williams was just named the Florida 7A WR of the year, kid is a stud! Williams holds offers from Louisville, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, ND, USC, and UCLA to name a few. Really sounds like this one will come down to Bama, FSU and the Cards. Williams recently told Scout.com that Louisville was “Standing out” out of all the schools. Below are some highlights of this Big time WR.