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55 (Season 2)

55

 

This week on 55………

We have new uni’s to talk about again for the second straight week, these as hated as last weeks were loved. We have a triumphs and let downs. We will talk about Teddys first start in the NFL. The victory over Wake and the smothering defense. The new Louisville Slugger Gerod Holliman and much more. So sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. These are the 55 most intriguing,ridiculous or down right best or worst things I have heard this week. This…is….55

 

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2) Well there’s an image for you and an overall description for what our defense did on Saturday. We knocked out Wake. giving up -22 yards rushing to go along with 8 sacks and 4 INT’s, our defense kept us in the game and won the game as far as I am concerned. Holliman, Burgess and Rankins recorded Interceptions. Lozo got 3 of the 8 sacks. On offense the rookie QB looked shaky at times but when he started feeding the beast Brandon Radcliff (130 yds 2 TD) , he seemed to run the offense more fluently. Moving forward we have to take care of the ball better. 4 fumbles vs Wake is unacceptable but I think that will improve with reps for Reggie. Also stop the penalties now please….signed all of Football. The Cards take on Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Friday night.

 

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4) They started calling Calvin Pryor that this pre season, maybe it will catch on for Gerod. Once only known for his earth shattering hit, Holliman has come full circle. With his 6th INT of the season Saturday he is currently #1 in the country and just 4 away from tying UofL’s single season record. Anthony Floyd had 10 in one season and 18 overall which is also a record.

 

5) Teddy Bridgewater got his first NFL start yesterday…..

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55 (Season 2 Episode 3)

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This week on 55……….

We talk Cardinal Camo…….YES…..Cardinal Camo. We go over huge upsets and letdown. We go over the wet, wet, win in South Florida and a slew of other great but random things that have happened this week. Glad to have 55 back for you guys after the hiatus last week. Without further adieu, here are the 55 greatest, most ridiculous or random things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is……55.

 

1) First off I want to wish my mom a speedy recovery. She means the world to me and normally I don’t talk about personal issues on 55 but if you get a moment, say a prayer. I put her for #1 because she is my number 1….mushy I know (Don’t care)

 

2) Speaking of #1’s

 

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4) On that shot by Becca Maddock, the #14 University of Louisville Field Hockey team defeated #1 UNC 3-2 Saturday. Congratulations for defending Trager!

 

5) Will be interesting to see where the Cards will be ranked when the new polls come out tomorrow…..

 

6) I got a tip a few weeks ago that we would be unveiling a new uni combo vs FSU in football. Me and Steve went through all the possible combos and ideas we could think of but nothing…..and the 55 means NOTHING could prepare us for this…………………….

 

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8) First off, I’m sorry for referring to myself as the 55. Secondly may I say……….WOW! Here are a few more pics Adidas released this morning

 

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10) Thank you Adidas for everything you do for us……

 

11) On Saturday the Football Cards defeated FIU 34-3 despite QB Will Gardner leaving the game with injury. The Cards O-Line looked very sloppy but this game was played on a sloppy field. The Cards line will have to improve if we want to have any shot at the big boys on our schedule.

 

12) A few highlights of the FIU game were Gerod Holliman taking the lead in INT’s in the country with 2 including this:

 

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14) Once only thought of as a heavy hitter, Holliman has shown an evolution into a complete corner this year. It’s been a long time coming!

 

15) Also James Quick had this amazing catch:

 

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17) Quick finished the day with 174 yards and 2 TD’s. Quick scored those 2 TD’s within :45 seconds. Amazing!

 

18) Also Keith Kelsey continued to impress after a 4 tackle day that included a sack for a 24 yard loss

 

19) I still think this should have counted

 

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http://http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11450363

 

21) Oh well….I am sure we will plenty of Keith Kelsey highlights this season

 

22) It still should have counted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

23) Moving on….

 

24) Speaking of our beloved Football Cardinals, UL is a 21 point favorite this week vs Wake Forest

 

25) I didn’t notice it during the Virginia game but did anyone else see Burgess hit their RB so hard his sweat exploded?

 

26) I wish I could’ve found that video….I tried but it kept taking me to clips that made me sad

 

27) I want to send out my condolences to the Bonnafon family since I was unable to last week…

 

28) When Reggie comes back there is no doubt in my mind that he will be starting for the time being. He is a tremendous talent and will thrive in Coach Petrino’s system. If that O line doesn’t improve we could put Jameis back there and it wouldn’t matter

 

29) Jameis get off that table! never mind….you know what I’m saying though

 

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31) Ahhhhhh……….he stiff-armed him right in the….helmet

 

32) Glad we don’t have any more distractions like that at UL anymore (Insert Chane Smiley face)

 

33) On a different note, This weekend CSZ surpassed the 1 Million view mark lifetime. We want to thank each and every one of you for supporting this little thing we do. On my part I would like to say we were blessed to have such an amazing team. I want to thank Justin and Steve for everything they do let them know I appreciate them and we are lucky to have such a great team. We have some great Part timers too…Shout out to the princess of CSZ and her hat, Daryl Foust

 

34) Yesterday Matt Cassel broke some bones in his foot or something which prompted the Minnesota Vikings head coach to name him the starter going forward! Congrats to Teddy time and here’s hoping you show them what you showed us at the Ville!

 

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36) Great, great moment….Class Act right there

 

37) Lets go to the week in review for Cardinal Athletics!

 

38) Women’s Golf won the Cardinal Cup on Tuesday! great start to the season by the ladies. Emily Haas finished the day at -1 for a 4th place finish overall. The Women travel to Colorado for the GolfWeek Challenge which starts today

 

39) The Men’s golf team helped take the victory for the ACC in the ACC/SEC challenge. The Cards did fall to Georgia in match play but J.D. Lehman and Robin Sciot-Siegrist picked up singles victories. The team is off until next Monday

 

40) Louisville Volleyball traveled to Texas for the Rice Invitational this past weekend. The Cards did not drop one set the entire weekend (3-0) and improved to 8-4 overall. Janelle Jenkins, Maya McClendon and Tess Clark were named to the All Tourney team with Jenkins landing MVP honors.

 

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42) The Cards kick off their ACC Conference slate at home with games Friday vs BC at 7p and Sunday vs Georgia Tech at 2p. Get out and support our Cards!

 

43) The #9 Men’s Soccer team had a tough battle this week as they traveled to BC and escaped with a 3-2 victory in OT. Nolan Moore hit the game winner. The Cards travel to Lexington Tuesday for a game vs uk. I wish I was making this up but uk is holding an ABE-Out…..This will explain it all. SMH

 

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45) NO….Words…..

 

46) Trying to move past that, the Cards host PITT on Friday at the LYNN……

 

47) Women’s Soccer went 2-0 this week at home after wins over Kent State and Syracuse! This week they will travel to FSU and Miami…. I suddenly hate them

 

48) From GoCards.com: University of Louisville junior Jeffrey Brown claimed the Indiana University Hoosier Classic Singles title Sunday afternoon. Coach Rex Ecarma is doing a phenominal job, Here are the full results

Louisville Men’s Tennis Results
IU Hoosier Classic
Sept. 21, 2014
Semifinals
Jeffrey Brown (UL) d. Matthew McCoy (IU) 7-6, 6-4
Finals
Brown d. Carsten fisher 6-4, 6-3
Consolation
Santiago Salazar (UL) d. Baseem Mekawi (YSU) 6-4, 7-6
Courtney Lock (UL) d. Freddy Abunku (Xavier) 6-3,6-3
Remi Chancerel (Youngstown State) d. Pally Ray (UL) 6-3, 6-0  

 

49) Other than knocking off little ol #1 UNC, the Filed Hockey team was in chill mode last week. This week they have 3 games! They host Ohio State tomorrow then travel to Wake on Friday then will play at Liberty on Sunday

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Good job girls…good job!

 

50) Guessing with the de-commitment from Blakeney that the CSZ recruiting notebook will make a return soon…IMO it’s Dozier or bust for the last slot in this class. Here’s what Steve thinks..

 

51) Looks like the PGA is going to have a nice pair of Cards in the mix….I’m sorry for the pun

 

52) Gorgui Deing is predicted to have a breakout year this year in the NBA because….well because he’s great and our Gorgui!

 

53) Check out Justin Time and Cardinal Catch Up for last week here…….

 

54) Jeff Walz is on fire as if I even needed to tell you. Check out his loaded class here and let me know who you want to see as the final piece. Tweet me at @Jeremy_CSZ and let your voice be heard! My vote is for Arike Ogunbowale….

55) Finally, Thank goodness that Brock Lesnar left the arena with the title last night and my Steelers smoked the Panthers. at least one little guy I know wasn’t too sad last night. I wont say any names though. Matt Wesley. Until next time CardNation, this was 55………

 

Go Cards!

 

You can find all  previous episodes of 55 by typing 55 in the CardinalSportszone.com search bar and clicking search

 

P.S.-Here are videos of the Men’s basketball coaches that are excellent, enjoy!

 

P.S.S.- here’s the Football Intro

 

*some info taken from press releases, most from CSZ and my brain

**none taken from other people’s thoughts, NONE

 

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55 (Season 2 Episode 2)

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This week on 55……….

We talk commitments……HUGE commitments. How the Cards are doing under Bobby P. Red-White scrimmage tickets go on sale. Hot dogs, Nelson, Intrastate rivals and more. Is there one more big commitment in the CARDS for UofL this week? I say L yeah! So strap in, here are the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is……55.

 

1) ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC………..I’m really not sure if I said it enough times but ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC. My bad, I know that was the same #1 as it was last week but so much more respect nationally just due to the conference switch. Much more fun league to be a part of as well. Got the following tweet right after the game….

 

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3) Last year we would have “slipped by” or “escaped” This year we shut down a top ACC team. So proud of this team…..

 

4) Read my experience from my first ACC game here

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Summer Thoughts

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So this has been one interesting summer. I have been swamped with work (a good thing) and we are now in the ACC! I am so excited about that part. The purgatory known as the AAC is over and now it is on to the next chapter of our greatness….the A-C-C

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It’s so pretty….

Well let’s go over some things that have happened this summer. Teddy signed with the Vikings, Pryor with the Jets, Smith with the Eagles, Philon with the Steelers, Copeland with the Jags and Perry with the Bears. A pretty eventful summer for the former football Cards. We are all so very proud.

The Baseball team also had a crazy amount of signees to MLB teams. We definitely lost a ton of talent

Congrats to those guys as well…..

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Eli Rogers Tells The Future…

Eli Rogers is without a doubt one of the great leaders on this football team. What are his hopes and wants for this season?

L Yeah!

Go Cards!

55 (Episode 20)

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This week…..on 55…..We come to an end of an era. No more Luuuuuuuuuuuuke, Russ, Wichita or Van Beast. No more of this 4 year version of Boom. We will miss you and cherish this class like no other. We did get another NCAA title this week and the girls of boom are still rolling so there’s that. So here we go, here are the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55.

1) On Friday night, which seems like a week ago, UL Men’s basketball team lost to a team none of us like….

2) This happened though….

3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX5xZQYxZpg

4) Yeah I know scoreboard…

5) #Whatevs

6) All jokes aside….Thank you to the following guys

7) Russ Smith

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8) SVT

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9) Tim Henderson

10) Luuuuuuuuuuuke

11) Seriously, from the bottom of our hearts…Thank you!

12) I also expect this guy to leave:

Montrezl Harrell

13) If he leaves I wanna thank you too Montrezl “MegaTrezl” Harrell for bringing massive monster dunks back to the school synonymous for dunking

14) #HeGone

15) #EndOfAnEra

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55 (Episode 19)

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This week…..on 55…..

As we come down to the last few episodes of 55, it’s only fitting that the end of the basketball season is near too. I just wish there was something to talk about. Oh yeah…we get uk again! So in the spirit of revenge on those we despise more than Digger Phelps (I may have went too far) here are the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55.

1) On Thursday night we opened up our defense of the National Championship with a tough game vs the Manhattan Jaspers, coached by former Louisville asst coach Steve Masiello. I like to believe we played the basketball version of a game called chess. Rick didn’t want to embarrass Mass so we played tit-for-tat (lol) and won the game when we needed to. Played smothering defense as well.

 

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3) Well that had the opposite effect than I intended

4) Nevertheless, we move onto our next conquest which are the mighty Billikens of Saint Louis. Top 10 team at times this year, former conference foes…what could scare us about the Billikens?

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6) Oh yeah..That was creepy….in more ways then one

7) I digress

 

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55 (Episode 18)

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This week…..on 55…..

You know I normally start out the opening paragraph to 55 with a preview of what im going to talk about then end it with: 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. But this week there is ONE ridiculous thing I have heard this week and it’s our UofL Men’s Basketball team being shafted with a 4 seed. So in that spirit…blah blah blah…this is 55.

1) I am going to start off 55 this week with Men’s tournament atrocity. Louisville is a 2, Wichita is in the toughest region and #25 SMU doesn’t even get in? Who is running this thing?

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3) Oh….well, that..um, makes a little more sense then…Carry on

4) I digress

5) They placed us in a region with Duke, Michigan, uk and the undefeated Wichita State Shockers……This has got to be the biggest group of idiots since

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7) They knew what they were talking about last year though…..smu

8) Yes I have decided to insert smu for smh in opposition of them being omitted from the NCAA Tourney….sure glad FU didn’t get left out.

9) Wordplay is FUn

10) Moving forward

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Spring Game ’14

via @GarrickMcGee Twitter this morning:

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For those still aggravated about last night, well at least there is this to get excited for…..

Go Cards!

2 Former Cards Come Home To Coach

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Today coach Bobby Petrino welcomed two guys home. Kolby Smith will return to coach Running backs and LD Scott will coach the OLB’s.

Kolby Smith started his coaching career in 2012 as a GA for Arkansas. In 2013 he went to WKU to coach RB for Bobby Petrino. Kolby spent 3 seasons in the NFL for 3 different teams. At Louisville, Kolby led the team his Sophomore year at 9.4 yard per carry.

L.D. Scott spent two years on the staff at Arkansas. In 2011 he was an intern who was coaching DT’s and in 2012 he moved to GA coaching D line. In 2013 he took the job at WKU as Defensive Ends coach.

Welcome home guys!

Go Cards!

(Full press release below)

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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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Coaches Poll 11/17/13

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Here is the updated USAToday/Coaches poll:

RANK
TEAM
RECORD
POINTS
FIRST PLACE VOTES
PREVIOUS RANK
CHANGE
HI/LOW*
                                                                    1
Alabama Crimson Tide
                                                                    10-0
                                                                    1544
                                                                    56
                                                                    1
                                                                    1/1
                                                                    2
Florida State Seminoles
                                                                    10-0
                                                                    1487
                                                                    6
                                                                    2
                                                                    2/12
                                                                    3
Ohio State Buckeyes
                                                                    10-0
                                                                    1404
                                                                    0
                                                                    3
                                                                    2/4
                                                                    4
Baylor Bears
                                                                    9-0
                                                                    1386
                                                                    0
                                                                    4
                                                                    4/NR
                                                                    5
Oregon Ducks
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    1231
                                                                    0
                                                                    7
2
                                                                    2/7
                                                                    6
Clemson Tigers
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    1217
                                                                    0
                                                                    6
                                                                    4/10
                                                                    7
Auburn Tigers
                                                                    10-1
                                                                    1145
                                                                    0
                                                                    9
2
                                                                    7/NR
                                                                    8
Missouri Tigers
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    1129
                                                                    0
                                                                    8
                                                                    7/NR
                                                                    9
Oklahoma State Cowboys
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    1030
                                                                    0
                                                                    10
1
                                                                    9/20
                                                                    10
Texas A&M Aggies
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    928
                                                                    0
                                                                    11
1
                                                                    6/15
                                                                    11
South Carolina Gamecocks
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    882
                                                                    0
                                                                    12
1
                                                                    6/20
                                                                    12
Stanford Cardinal
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    865
                                                                    0
                                                                    5
7
                                                                    4/13
                                                                    13
Michigan State Spartans
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    729
                                                                    0
                                                                    16
3
13/NR
                                                                    14
UCLA Bruins
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    700
                                                                    0
                                                                    15
1
                                                                    10/21
                                                                    15                                                            
Louisville Cardinals
                                                                    9-1                                                            
                                                                    627        
                                                                    0
                                                                    13
2
                                                                    6/17
                                                                    16
Fresno State Bulldogs
                                                                    9-0
                                                                    622
                                                                    0
                                                                    14
2
                                                                    14/NR
                                                                    17
Wisconsin Badgers
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    511
                                                                    0
                                                                    20
3
                                                                    17/NR
                                                                    18
Oklahoma Sooners
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    502
                                                                    0
                                                                    17
1
                                                                    8/18
                                                                    19
LSU Tigers
                                                                    7-3
                                                                    478
                                                                    0
                                                                    18
1
                                                                    6/19
                                                                    20
Central Florida Knights
                                                                    8-1
                                                                    446
                                                                    0
                                                                    19
1
                                                                    19/NR
                                                                    21
Northern Illinois Huskies
                                                                    10-0
                                                                    418
                                                                    0
                                                                    21
                                                                    20/NR
                                                                    22
Arizona State Sun Devils
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    352
                                                                    0
                                                                    22
                                                                    22/NR
                                                                    23
Minnesota Golden Gophers
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    173
                                                                    0
                                                                    25
2
                                                                    23/NR
                                                                    24
Duke Blue Devils
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    131
                                                                    0
                                                                    NR
                                                                    24/NR
                                                                    25
USC Trojans
                                                                    8-3
                                                                    115
                                                                    0
                                                                    NR
                                                                    22/NR
Others Receiving Votes
                                Mississippi 35; Cincinnati 23; Michigan 14; Texas 7; Louisiana-Lafayette 6;
                               Miami (Fla.) 5; Ball State 4; Nebraska 1; East Carolina 1; Georgia 1; Toledo 1.

Cardinal Athletics: Weekend In Review 10-20-13

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Here is what happened the weekend of Friday October 18th through Sunday October 20th around CardNation:

 

On Friday, October 18th:

*Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills and an ace to lead the University of Louisville Volleyball team  to a 25-13, 25-22, 25-15 win over rival Cincinnati to stay unbeaten in the American Athletic Conference Friday night in Cincinnati.  Maya McClendon’s had 14 digs and Janelle Jenkins added nine kills and senior Randi Ewing hit .556 with six kills and a block.

*Women’s Swimming and Diving started the SMU Classic on Friday and finished the day 5th overall

*Women’s Tennis competed in the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships on Friday, Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca  Shine advanced to the semi finals in doubles with Fellerhoff advancing to the quarterfinals in singles as the ITA Regionals Tennis Tournament continues in Memphis. Fellerhoff and Shine beat Memphis’ Marta Morga and Skylar Kuykendall 8-3 and will face off against Krisztina Kapitany and Mara Schmidt of Purdue on Monday as play continues.

*In Football Cards lose 38-35…enough said

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Cardinal News And Notes: Weekend Catch-up

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Here is a wrap-up of all things Cardinal for this past weekend, Enjoy as we were really busy this weekend across the board:

Field Hockey: @ULFieldHockey

On Friday the #19 Field Hockey team defeated #20 ODU in a thrilling 3-2 game in OT.  Erin Schneidtmiller’s goal just 45 seconds into OT gave them the victory. After being down 1-0 on Sunday, The Cards come back to take that contest 2-1

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