This week on 55………..
Todd Grantham gets PAIDDDDDDDDDDDD. Guys commit, de-commit then re-commit. The Football schedule is out and a plethora of pics from our resident photog Tim Haag. Marquee matchup tonight on big Monday and a wrap-up from Saturdays epic comeback vs UNC and much much more…
Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..
Just over a year ago former Card Danny Mosby was brought on to consult with a local business in hopes of getting a buzz out to the Cardinal faithful. 1 year and many changes later himself along with Nappy Roots own Brian “Buffalo Stille” and Ronald “Ron Clutch” Wilson have gotten everything turned around and launched under a new name. BirdGang Clothing is up and running just in time for some of the Cards biggest games of the year. Here’s the official press release from my former teammate Danny Mosby. I will have a Q&A with him later this week.
Beginning on Monday July 28, the silos on the University of Louisville’s campus will begin to be demolished. If you travel I-65 often, seeing these silos may be apart of your everyday life. It will certainly be different and much more open when they are gone. I am not really sure how I feel about it. I like the signage and the promotion of the University, but looking at UofL’s campus and the amazing facilities, I trust that this will be the right move. Whether it ends up being a parking lot for football or another building in the future, it will surely be worth it.
UofL’s Director of Media Relations, Mark Hebert, gave this update:
If you haven’t already gotten your tickets to the Russell Athletics Bowl there are many options. First if possible you should buy them through the University. This helps them sell the allotment of tickets that they need to sell. If however you just cant swing that price the Russell Athletic Bowl has tickets on their site starting at $20.00. That’s right I said $20 so there’s no reason we shouldn’t paint the Citrus Bowl Red on December 28th!! See you in Cardlando…See what I did there.
Press Release per Kenny Klein
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Cardinal Athletic Fund has teamed up with Maker’s Mark to raise $1 million for the University of Louisville Academic Center of Excellence, helping U of L student-athletes be as successful academically as they are athletically.
Maker’s Mark is donating 500 uniquely designed bottles celebrating the Year of the Cardinal with an unprecedented four-part feat in college athletics: Louisville football’s Sugar Bowl victory, the baseball team reaching the College World Series, advancing to the national championship game in women’s basketball, and winning the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
The University of Louisville women’s soccer team jumped into the Top 25 rankings for the first time this season. The Cardinals are ranked 24th in the Soccer America Poll and No. 25 in the Top Drawer Soccer Poll. The Cardinals were last ranked in September of 2012.
Louisville secured the No.2 seed and a first round bye in the American Athletic Conference Tournament. The Cardinals will host the quarterfinal round on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Cardinal Park. Louisville will play the winner of the opening round matchup played between No. 7 seed Memphis (11-7-0, 4-5-0 American) and No. 10 seed Houston (1-11-3, 0-9-0 American) on Friday, Nov. 1 in Cardinal Park at 7:00 p.m.
The Cardinals (12-4-1, 8-1-0 American) finished second in the regular-season standings behind UCF. Louisville secured their spot following a 5-4 overtime thriller over Cincinnati on Friday. Heading into the Championship, senior midfielder Charlyn Corral is The American’s individual points leader, tied for first in the league with 13 goals and standing alone at the top with 36 points, averaging 2.12 per game.
You can purchase tickets for Sunday’s match at the University of Louisville ticket office or by calling (502) 852-5151. To become a 2014 founding season ticket holder at Lynn Stadium, call (502) 852-0120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Press Release from University of Louisville S.I.D. Kenny Klein:
Success in academics for the University of Louisville student-athletes continues at a high level, reflected in recent national graduation rates released by the NCAA.
U of L student-athletes achieved an 81 percent graduation rate in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Report, which was developed 10 years ago to account for transfers into the university who graduate and those who leave in good academic standing. The Cardinals’ GSR, most recently reported for freshmen who entered in the 2006-07 academic year, has risen 15 percent since the reporting began nine years ago. Six sports — women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming, and men’s tennis — attained a 100 percent GSR in the most recent report.
Friday night the University of Louisville Volleyball team continued their roll as they traveled to Cincinnati and defeated the Bearcats in a 25-13, 25-22, 25-15 (3-0) sweep over their longtime rival. Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills and an ace while U of L (11-7, 7-0) hit .330 and had 43 digs, led by Maya McClendon’s 14. Janelle Jenkins added nine kills and senior Randi Ewing hit .556 with six kills and a block. The Cards stay undefeated in AAC conference play. The Cards go on a 4 game road trip starting with matches this week at MTSU on Tuesday, at Rutgers on Thursday before a showdown in Storrs on Sunday.
Whereas we don’t know who will take Marshall’s spot in 2014, we found out that there will indeed be decent replacement in rotation in 2015 & 2016. It was announced today that The University of Houston agreed to a home and home with Louisville playing first in Louisville in 2015, then in Houston in 2016.
“We’ve been committed to scheduling quality opponents that reward our fans and provide great competition for our team. When you look at the success sustained by Louisville, we feel like we’ve covered those two factors,” said Mack Rhoades, UH vice president for intercollegiate athletics. “We’ve had great competition with Louisville in the past as evident by the series record, and we look forward to keeping the spirited rivalry alive.”
For the past few weeks we have heard rumblings that Texas would throw the check book at Louisville AD Tom Jurich to take the same position at the University of Texas. Well according to Yahoo ‘s Pat Forde Tom Jurich will stay right here in Louisville. Late last night Forde released an article that stated from a source “He wants to stay with [Louisville president] Jim Ramsey,”. We all know what Jurich means to this University and this is just another sign of his total Loyalty to the city of Louisville. It sounds like Jurich has built his Empire here in the Ville and it looks like he’s not ready to leave anytime soon.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday October 4th through Sunday October 6th around CardNation:
On Friday October 4th:
*In Field Hockey Pels’ Goal in OT Lifts No. 17 Field Hockey to a 2-1 Win over No. 18 Temple
*In Volleyball, Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 10 kills and a block to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 sweep of The American Conference foe SMU Friday night in Dallas.
*In Mens Golf, The first day of the seventh annual Brickyard Collegiate golf tournament, Robin Sciot-Siegrist fired a 3-under-par 69 as the University of Louisville Men’s Golf team fired a 1-over par 289. The Cardinals are in fifth place just seven shots behind second-ranked Georgia Tech.
*In Men’s Tennis, The University of Louisville Men’s Tennis team picked up two singles wins and a doubles victory on the first day of Notre Dame’s Bobby Bayliss Invitational. Freshmen Felipe Frias and Eric Bonfre won their singles matches with Frias defeating Western Michigan’s Stephen Payne 3-6,, 6-4, 6-1 and Bonfre topping Cleveland State’s Matt Kuelker 6-2, 6-3. Frias teamed with junior Chris Simich o beat Notre Dame’s Dougie Barnard and Eddy Covalschi 8-5 in doubles.
The Women’s Soccer team had a great start to the season this year. Thet defeated Vandy Purdue & Butler before losing their first to Illinois and tying a ranked Virginia Tech team. A loss to unranked uk got them down but a winning streak was on the horizon. The team would go into UTSA looking push their winning streak to three games. The Cards needed only one goal to win Sunday. UofL Senior Christine Exeter scored the only goal as the Cardinals won their home contest Sunday VS UTSA 1-0. The Cards are now on a 3 game winning streak bringing their record to 4-2-1
Click below for full press release
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fans of the Louisville men’s soccer team can follow the progress of the nationally ranked Cardinals in 2013 during head coach Ken Lolla’s weekly segment on the Texas Roadhouse Cardinal Insider each Thursday at 5:35 p.m., ET on KRD 790 AM in Louisville.
Lolla will talk with host Jody Demling while also answering listener questions during the segment. The weekly appearance can be heard online through the KRD 790 AM live stream at iHeartRadio.com.
Weekly Ken Lolla Segment on Texas Roadhouse Cardinal Insider (All times Eastern)
Thursday, Sept. 12 – 5:35 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19 – 5:35 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26 – 5:35 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3 – 5:35 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10 – 5:35 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17 – 5:35 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24 – 5:35 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31 – 5:35 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7 – 5:35 p.m.
It’s UL/uk game week, so every morning I will update you on the betting odds for this weekends Governors Cup matchup. The spread opened Sunday with Louisville + 7.5. I am not a betting person so I had to get clarification on if this meant points, Touchdowns or season victories….Then I thought well the points is just ridiculous. But I was wrong. The spread has been updated on multiple sites but the odds show it will be a closer game than most expected it to be. Here are the current odds.
The CARDS are set to face Bowling Green in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium this Friday at 6pm.
NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule
Friday, May 31 | (ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State – 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Bowling Green – 6 p.m.