Congratulations are in order for freshman offensive lineman, Mekhi Becton. He was named today to the 247Sports True Freshman All-American Team! Becton was the 11th-ranked tackle in the ACC and graded out as the nation’s No. 42 pass blocker, per PFF College. You can see the full list below.
The No. 3 Louisville Cardinals completed its four game home stretch against Tennessee teams with a 95 – 56 victory over Tennessee State.
The Cardinals held the Tigers to 31% shooting from the field and forced 18 turnovers that Louisville converted into 27 points.
Hall of Fame coach and former Heisman winner, Steve Spurrier has nothing but great things to say about Lamar Jackson. Not only does he think Jackson will be a first round draft pick, he believes he will be a great NFL quarterback. You can read everything he had to say below thanks to the Courier Journal.
Sure, Saturday night did not go the way any UofL fan wanted it to. Seeing Lamar lose the Heisman (by coming in third!?) But our friends at All Sports DACC bring up some great reminders of why UofL fans should still be extremely proud of Lamar and the year he had.
Senior running back, Jeremy Smith will be transferring from UofL. His father announced this on Monday night. He maintains that he loved his time at the University of Louisville but after having to take a medical red shirt for this season, he wants to use his last year of eligibility at a school he will get more playing time at. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone wish him nothing but the best for Jeremy moving forward and thank him for the last three years.
Here are the highlights and pressers from after today’s much needed 102-59 victory over Bryant University. Anas continues to string together good games. Tonight he put up 17 points, 9 rebounds & 3 blocks. Quentin scored 17, Adel 17, Thomas 10 pts/7 reb & 11 pts/9 reb by Ray Spalding. 5 Cards overall reached double digits in scoring and 4 players had 6 or more rebounds. They out-rebounded Bryant overall 46-29.
Here’s Louisville Head Coach David Padgett:
Photo Courtesy of Craig Ruttle/AP
Right after Saturday’s Heisman Ceremony, Spectrum Sports KY caught up with Lamar Jackson and they were able to ask a few questions and get his thoughts on various things.
In typical Lamar fashion, he answers every question and comments on everything with great poise, humility, and humor. Of course, he also does it with his trademark smile.
Never change Lamar, never change.
You can view the interview below.
AP Women’s Basketball Poll:
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Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 54; New Mexico 39; Syracuse 22; Oklahoma 12; Arizona State 10; Marquette 8; Southern California 8; Kentucky 7; South Dakota State 3; Rutgers 1; Florida Gulf Coast 1; Ball State 1.
See how all the votes fell: AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 6
Despite Jaire Alexander missing a significant portion of this season due to an injury suffered in the first game, one draft analyst has him ranked as the best CB in this year’s draft class.
Luke Easterling of Draft Wire has Jaire atop his list of best CBs at this point in time. However, Easterling cautioned These rankings aren’t set in stone.
“These rankings will be fluid throughout the predraft process, based on film work, all-star performances, workouts numbers and other factors,” Easterling wrote.
Still this is lofty praise for Jaire Alexander and points to the fact this year may be his last in a UofL uniform.
You can read Luke Easterling’s complete list below.
Lamar Jackson has been named a Second Team All-American QB by the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America. Baker Mayfield was named the First Team All-American QB by both.
Jackson was the only UofL player selected as an All-American by the AP and FWAA.
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Nunn
ESPN released their list of True Freshman All-Americans today. One Cardinal made the list; LB Dorian Etheridge.
According to gocards.com, Etheridge had 77 tackles including 3 tackles for loss, 2 pass break ups, and a fumble recovery.
According to ESPN’s David Hale, aside from Arizona’s two freshmen LBs, “no power five true freshman recorded more tackles this season than Etheridge.”
You can read David Hale’s entire story and UofL Football’s story about Etheridge and his achievement below.
Single Game Tickets for UofL Men’s Basketball ACC Games on Sale Wednesday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s home men’s basketball Atlantic Coast Conference games in the KFC Yum! Center this season will go on sale on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon.
Tickets for eight home ACC games are $65 each, and tickets for the Cardinals’ Feb. 17 game against North Carolina are $85 each. Remaining non-conference weekday games are currently on sale for $35 each, and non-conference weekend games are $40.
Coming off their first win against a big name team, Louisville returns to the soft spot of their schedule tonight at home against Bryant (1-9). Louisville currently sits as 28.5-point favorites.
Louisville should have no problem tonight, obviously. The Cards drastically overmatch Bryant in every way, so taking care of business tonight should be a breeze.
Prediction: Louisville 90-Bryant 60.
Photo Courtesy of Nigel Kilby’s Twitter Account (@NigelKilby_82)
UofL Football picked up a huge commitment this evening from Garden City Community College (KS) TE Nigel Kilby.
The 6’8 250 lbs Kilby chose the Cards over offers from Central Florida, FIU, East Carolina, and SMU among others. The lead recruiter for UofL was Chris Klenakis.
Kilby had 458 yards receiving and 10 TD catches in 12 games for Garden City Community College per their website. He averaged 38.2 yards receiving a game.
Here are the highlights and pressers from after today’s much needed 71-62 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers. Anas came through with another strong game today and Ray Spalding appears to be slowly shifting into the player we all thought he would be coming into this year. He scored 10 points and added 14 rebounds.
Here’s Louisville Head coach David Padgett
Photo Courtesy of Tutu Atwell’s Twitter Account (@c5_atwell)
UofL Commit Tutu Atwell led the Miami Northwestern Bulls to their first state title since the days of Teddy Bridgewater. He looked great doing it too.
Despite trailing by 1 at halftime, Louisville took the lead on its first possession of the 2nd half and never looked back en route to a 71-62 win over visiting Indiana.
Louisville started the game slowly and found themselves down 25-15 with less than 10 minutes to go in the 1st half. The Cards began their run at that point and continued it throughout the game to get the team’s first “big” win of the year.
It was an all-around scoring effort from the Cards today, with 6 players contributing 7 points or more. Ray Spalding added another double-double to his name with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Anas Mahmoud chipped in 10 points, but fouled out. Deng Adel led the team with 16 points. Quentin Snider added 13 points of his own. And Freshman Malik Williams scored 9 points on 3 3-pointers in the first half to ignite the Cardinals’ run.
Up next: Louisville plays Bryant at home on Monday at 7pm on ESPNU.
Today, Louisville will look to earn its first “big” win of the season. The Hoosiers of Indiana travel to the Yum! Center to take on the hometown Cardinals at 2pm on ESPN. Louisville is currently favored by 9 points.
This is Archie Miller’s first year in Bloomington and the talented young coach has had his struggles but is seeing improvement in a squad that lost 3 players from last year’s roster.
While I do believe Miller will have Indiana back in the national landscape at some point, I don’t think that process will begin today. In order to win today, Louisville will need to limit turnovers and extend their leads instead of allowing the Hoosiers to change momentum like Louisville has allowed several times this season.
Prediction: Louisville 74-Indiana 64.
Lamar Jackson has a lot on his plate at the moment. Finals just took place, he is currently in New York enjoying being a finalist for the Heisman for the second year in a row, preparing for Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Yet, we live in a world that is always looking ahead, so people are ready to find out if Lamar will be playing on Saturday or Sundays next year.
Lamar Jackson, whenever a cardinal fan hears, reads or sees his name, their faces light up. Rightfully so. Lamar is currently in New York preparing for the Heisman ceremony, hoping to become only the second person to ever win the Heisman twice. Throughout all of his interviews, one thing has remained constant in the craziness, the love he has for his teammates and coaches. Not only is Lamar a once in a lifetime player, he is a once in a lifetime young man. No matter what the voters decide, I want Lamar on my team, every day, all day.