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Video Of Top Ranked Asia Durr’s Commitment To Louisville

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Here is the video of Asia’s commitment to the University of Louisville for those of us that did not get to watch it live. It does take a minute or so to load so be patient. Today was a historical day for Jeff Walz and U of L women’s basketball. Asia’s commitment gives us the #1 ranked recruiting class in 2015 for the moment. We have more targets out there that could solidify the #1 ranking. Enjoy!

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/st-pius-x-catholic-high-school-atlanta-ga/7308919b77

 

Go Cards!

 

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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.

 

2) smother

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?

5) billiken

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

7) I digress

 

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55 (Episode 16)

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This week…..on 55…..

I have decided instead of searching for different pics of the number 55, I would make this the official pic of 55 week in and week out. I would be up to viewer suggested pics also. If you see a pic that you would want included just private message it to me and it will be under consideration. This week has been an up and down week in the world of UofL Athletics, we will go into detail in a few. So this week we will talk ridiculous statements, wins, losses and Vince McMahon…maybe. 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) First off I want to wish my mom the speediest of recoveries. I almost didn’t write 55 this week due to the fact I had been at the hospital a ton and my mind had been on overload. But in the end, my mom needs something to read tonight! lol. Get well soon mom….love you!

2) #MommasBoy

3) Oh well

4) Moving forward

5) This week I purchased the WWE Network, now I know what some of you will say…that’s stupid…I don’t call your Breaking Bad and Dexter and Walking Dead stupid so don’t rain on my parade. I pay $9.99 a month and can watch unlimited VOD and I get every $60 ppv included in my monthly fee. So get over it….I’m saving money. Vince DM me so I can give you the details for compensation for promoting your product.

6) nochance

7) Well…..that’s not nice. And to think, I supported the XFL

8) kobe

9) Yeah you’re right Kobe…that was a lie

10) This week the Boy’s High School 6th & 7th Regional Tourney draw was decided

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12) Good Luck young men and do the city proud!

13) Shout out to CSZ’s Justin Renck whose Holy Cross team had a great season and made some noise this year. It’s a building block for the future and next season they will make Regionals

14) #Salute

15) My brother from another mother Terrance Farley’s (@VilleBlessed43) PRP team is still in the hunt for a state crown and we found out last week his Center Lamontrey Harris won 6th region Player of the Year. I know T has worked very hard with him since he joined the PRP staff this year. Congrats and good luck…until you play my alma-mater that is. lol

16) #GoDragons

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17) This week started off as a decent week in Cardinal Athletics. It was almost a tale of 2 months. Here’s what happened at the end of February…

18) On Tuesday the Baseball team won 6-0 over Eastern Illinois

19) The Men’s team whipped Temple 88-66 on Thursday

20) On Friday: Women’s Tennis beat EKU 6-1

21) Men’s Baseball defeated Toledo 6-2

22) Men’s Tennis beat Northwestern 5-2

23) Lastly on Friday the Men’s Track and Field team were in 1st in the AAC Championships after day 1 while the Women were 2nd….

24) Great week…until the Calendar turned to March Saturday as a different kind of March madness ensued

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25) UL Baseball loses 6-2 to #17 IU on Saturday

26) Even though there was a very valiant effort by Montrezl and the Basketball Cards, late mistakes and lack of focus lead to a 72-66 loss to #21 Memphis team

27) The Men’s track team finished 2nd and women finished 5th

28) Sunday Men’s Tennis fell 5-2 to #2 Oklahoma

29) Can we go back to February?

30) There were a few bright spots on Saturday though

31) @UofLBaseball did follow the loss to IU with a 8-2 win over Toledo and Women’s Lacrosse upset #18 Denver and the #3 Women’s basketball team slapped Cincy 75-51

32) I guess we can’t win everything…

33) Wait….we can’t win everything?

34) I would hate to cheer for a team who thought they should win everything

35) smiley

36) I had a very interesting text convo today:

37) Me: What’s up man….Yall gonna get much snow?

38) Anonymous: We may have been swept by a non tourney team but you all got swept by a bubble team.

39) Me: What? You must have got your convos mixed up, I asked about the weather

40) Anonymous: Memphis won’t even make the NCAA Tourney

41) Me: So that’s a no on the snow?

42) Needless to say reality escapes some people….FYI this is the same guy who texted me after I tweeted out great win by UL tonight after the Temple game and said “Must suck to celebrate beating a team that has less than 12 wins” yeah karma sucks bro

43) I still refuse to treat him the way he treats me because I have friends and family who are rational that do cheer for uk and any statement I made would bunch them into that group

44) Speaking of one of my friends

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46) SMH

47) I have it on good authority Corey used that same razor later in the evening

48) The new Women’s Basketball AP Poll came out today and the Cards remained steady at #3 (full poll here)

49) The Women have a huge Basketball game tonight vs #1 UConn. Good luck to the Women’s Basketball team. The score is currently 43-31 at the half

50) The Men’s AP Poll come out today and the Cards drop to 11 (full poll here)

51) The Men’s coaches Poll come out today and the Cards fell to 9 (full poll here)

52) Don’t forget to tune into the hottest Louisville sports show on the radio @TalkinNOIZ serving it up live from the Wendy’s studios. Hosted by Lloyd Spence, TalkinNOIZ comes on from 12:06-1 on 1080 am on the radio or access it from your iHeart app. CSZ’s own Steve Rummage is on every Monday and Thursday and the rest of us sprinkle in from time to time.

53) Russ is attacking the record books at UofL read the full story here

54) If the AAC Tourney started today, Steve shows us what that would look like here

55) Next week I will have much, much more….Thanks for all your prayers and concerns regarding my mom.

Go Cards!

You can find the previous 15 Episodes of 55 by typing 55 in the CardinalSportszone.com search bar and clicking search

P.S.-Old Chicago Pizza is awesome!

P.S.S.-Congrats to my guy Raashaan on killing it on his road to completing his goals

P.S.S.S-

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P.S.S.S.S.- Everytime I feel down about Memphis I just go back to this….

Works every time….

Shoni Schimmel talks about her final season here

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

Antonita Slaughter Cleared To Play For The Cardinals This Season

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PRESS RELEASE-

Louisville senior guard Antonita Slaughter has been cleared to play for the Cardinals this season.

Following the events of Dec. 3, the treating physicians at Jewish Hospital referred Slaughter to the Mayo Clinic for further testing.  Testing was completed this past week and all test results have come back within normal limits resulting in a clean bill of health for Slaughter and full medical clearance.

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WBB USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll Top 25

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The Louisville women’s basketball team earned its highest preseason ranking yesterday when the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll came out.  The Cardinals are ranked fifth in the poll.  The Cardinals were ranked No. 8 in last season’s preseason poll, which was the previous high.

The Cardinals tip off the season in the preseason WNIT on Nov. 9.  Four of the Cards’ possible opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the poll.  Oklahoma is ranked #14, LSU is ranked #17 while Gonzaga and Quinnipiac are both receiving votes.

USA Today Coaches Poll
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RECORD

PTS

1 Connecticut (31)

0-0

799

2 Duke

0-0

735

3 Stanford

0-0

714

4 Tennessee (1)

0-0

663

5 Louisville

0-0

631

6 Maryland

0-0

630

7 Notre Dame

0-0

624

8 Kentucky

0-0

621

9 California

0-0

490

10 Baylor

0-0

407

11 North Carolina

0-0

387

12 Nebraska

0-0

381

13 Texas A&M

0-0

368

14 Oklahoma

0-0

354

15 Penn State

0-0

313

16 Dayton

0-0

307

17 LSU

0-0

276

18 Michigan State

0-0

185

19 Colorado

0-0

172

20 Iowa State

0-0

163

21 South Carolina

0-0

158

22 Georgia

0-0

152

23 Purdue

0-0

129

24 Oklahoma State

0-0

127

25 UCLA

0-0

114

  • Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt 99, Gonzaga 68, DePaul 54, West Virginia 53, South Florida 37, Georgia Tech 34, Kansas State 32, Green Bay 18, Florida State 18, Marist 17, Rutgers 11, Creighton 10, Saint Mary’s 8, Syracuse 8, Toledo 6, Middle Tennessee 6, San Diego 4, Quinnipiac 4, Iowa 4, Delaware 2, Minnesota 2, Pacific 1, Florida 1, Brigham Young 1, Southern Methodist 1, St. John’s 1

Schimmel: Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 List

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2013-14 John R. Wooden Award®

Preseason Top 30, Women 

Name

Height

Class

Position

University Conference
Natalie Achonwa

6-3

Sr.

F

Notre Dame ACC
Rachel Banham

5-9

Jr.

G

Minnesota Big Ten
Brittany Boyd

5-9

Jr.

G

California Pac-12
Gennifer Brandon

6-2

Sr.

F

California Pac-12
Hallie Christofferson

6-3

Sr.

F

Iowa State Big 12
Jerica Coley

5-8

Sr.

G

FIU Conference USA
Jazmine Davis

5-7

Jr.

PG

Washington Pac-12
Diamond DeShields

6-1

Fr.

G

North Carolina ACC
Stefanie Dolson

6-5

Sr.

C

UConn The American
Aaryn Ellenberg

5-7

Sr.

G

Oklahoma Big 12
Bashaara Graves

6-2

So.

F

Tennessee SEC
Chelsea Gray

5-11

Sr.

G

Duke ACC
Cassie Harberts

6-2

Sr.

F

USC Pac-12
Bria Hartley

5-8

Sr.

G

UConn The American
Jordan Hooper

6-2

Sr.

F

Nebraska Big Ten
Tricia Liston

6-1

Sr.

G

Duke ACC
Maggie Lucas

5-10

Sr.

G

Penn State Big Ten
Tyuanna Marshall

5-9

Sr.

G

Georgia Tech ACC
Kayla McBride

5-11

Sr.

G

Notre Dame ACC
Xylina McDaniel

6-2

So.

F

North Carolina ACC
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

6-0

Jr.

F

UConn The American
Chiney Ogwumike#

6-4

Sr.

F

Stanford Pac-12
Theresa Plaisance

6-5

Sr.

F

LSU SEC
Shoni Schimmel

5-6

Jr.

G

Louisville The American
Meighan Simmons

5-9

Sr.

G

Tennessee SEC
Odyssey Sims

5-8

Sr.

G

Baylor Big 12
DeNesha Stallworth

6-3

Sr.

F

Kentucky SEC
Breanna Stewart

6-4

So.

F

UConn The American
Alyssa Thomas

6-2

Sr.

F

Maryland ACC
Elizabeth Williams

6-3

Jr.

C/F

Duke ACC

Senior guard Shoni Schimmel was named to the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30 today the Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced.  The team is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national college women’s basketball media members.

Schimmel was been a key player in the Cardinals’ success last season. Louisville finished as the 2013 NCAA Runner-Up with a 29-9 overall record. The Cardinal finished the 2013 season ranked third in the Coaches Poll. She averaged 16.5 points per game in the NCAA Tournament.

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