Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson

This past college football season, T.J. Barr and I had the privilege of witnessing the greatness of Lamar Jackson from the sideline. We also got to be around him at other events over the last 2 years. During those times, we were lucky enough to have our cameras with us. Now that Lamar is moving on, all we have is memories and we want to share some of our memories that we captured with all of our Cardinal family. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

Louisville’s Bench Propels Cardinals To Second Round Play

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The top-seeded Louisville Cardinals powered through a sluggish first half to blow out the 16th seeded Boise State Broncos, 74 – 42. With Louisville’s leading scorers struggling to grab buckets today, the Cardinals looked to its bench for momentum.

Louisville head coach Jeff Walz let his feelings be known early when he pulled a few of the Cardinals’ starters and replaced them with Kylee Shook and Bianca Dunham. Coach Walz was not getting what he wanted from his starters. But, Shook and Dunham turned the game around making an immediate impact.

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Howard Schellenberger Complex Update (Video)

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Have you been wondering how the Howard Schnellenberger Complex has been coming along? Here’s your chance to take a peek thanks to UofL athletics.

Ticket Information For Men’s Second Round NIT Game

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department :

Ticket Information for NIT Second Round in the KFC Yum! Center

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has advanced to the second round of the 2018 National Invitation Tournament in a game to be played in the KFC Yum! Center against Middle Tennessee on Sunday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Season ticket holders in premium locations will be emailed instructions today for the right to claim their seats until noon on Thursday. Tickets located in the club sections, courtside, suites, terrace and premium boxes are $20 each for first round games. Men’s basketball season ticket holders will receive an email as well with instructions for a presale opportunity to purchase tickets beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday. All remaining seats will go on sale to the general public on Thursday at 3 p.m. Non-premium lower arena seats are $12 and student tickets are $6 each.

Tickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street, or the KFC Yum! Center box office. Cardinal fans may also purchase the tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online at, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center. Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders.


Nunnsense | Blame It On The Fans

Darius Perry-UVAThis men’s basketball season will continue on and I am blaming it on the fans. Maybe blame isn’t the correct way to say that so I’ll say “credit the fans” because I am happy that the season isn’t over. I love watching some Cardinal basketball – and if some is good, then more is better. I know there are many of you who feel the same way. About 10,000 of you came out to the Yum Center on Tuesday night to prove it. I’m thankful for all of you.

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Photo Gallery: MBB NIT vs. Northern Kentucky

This may not have been the tournament that the Cardinals were hoping to play in, but they fought through an ugly game to beat NKU 66-58. The Cards came out flat shooting 35% in the first quarter and only 13% in the second quarter. Luckily, NKU was held to only 34% shooting for the game and turned the ball over 14 times to give the Cards the victory.

Louisville was led by Deng Adel, who scored 20 points including going 6 for 6 from the field in the 4th quarter. Ray Spalding had an off night offensively, but he did grab 13 rebounds. The Cards shot 72% from the free throw line, but only 33% from the 3-point line, which was moved back to the international length.

Louisville will play the winner of Middle Tennessee State and Vermont later this week at the KFC Yum! Center. The day and times will be announced after the completion of the first round.

Go Cards!

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#4 Louisville Takes 7-4 Win Over #5 Texas Tech


#4 Louisville (15-2) rallied from a 4-1 deficit after four innings to split the weekday series against #5 Texas Tech (16-3), beating the Red Raiders 7-4.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak and was Louisville’s first win against a top-five ranked opponent since April 2016, per Kelly Dickey. Texas Tech entered today’s game ranked #1 in the RPI, and as high as fifth in four of the seven national polls.

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Spring Training Midpoint

At the midway point in this years, Major League Spring Training the transactions between the big league clubs and their minor league affiliates have begun in earnest as front offices and coaching staffs whittle down their spring training squads to the 25 man Opening Day rosters.  At this point, there are still multiple Cardinal 9 Alumni vying for that opening day spot.

While there are many Cardinal 9 Alumni in the professional ranks, a handful of others are beginning to grow the coaching tree at the collegiate and high school levels.  One, in particular, is Aaron Gershenfeld who serves as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at The Citadel. I had the pleasure of serving alongside Gersh for 3 great years before we both began our coaching adventures. Within the first minutes of meeting him, it was apparent that Gersh defined what it means to be a baseball guy.  The man eats, sleeps and breathes the game. During the few times, we worked the offseason camps at UofL together, I was witness to the development of a great teacher of the game of baseball.  That passion and ability to instruct hitters has led to tremendous success in his young coaching career. Gersh has worked with hitters at The Citadel, East Tennessee State, and Vanderbilt, with his teams putting up tremendous offensive numbers at each stop.

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Still Fighting For The Banner


William McGurn with the Wall Street Journal asks the question we are all wondering – who can fix college hoops? Tim Sullivan with the Courier Journal is reporting that a Louisville board member is going to continue to fight against the sanctions that the NCAA came down on UofL with a few weeks back.

Teddy Bridgewater Is Now A Jet


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Teddy Bridgewater is trading in his purple and gold uniform and the sound of Viking horns for a green and white uniform and the sound of thousands of taxi cab horns. Teddy has moved on from the Minnesota Vikings and has joined the New York Jets.

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Little’s 5-for-5 Day Puts Tech Over Louisville 8-4




Grant Little’s 5-for-5 day with two doubles, one triple and four RBIs helped #6 Texas Tech (16-2) beat #12 Louisville (14-2) 8-4 in game one of their mid-week series.

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Denny Crum Potato Soup Luncheon (Photo Gallery)


JMN_7549Denny Crum held a potato soup luncheon benefiting the Denny Crum Scholarship Fund on March 13th, 2018, at Roosters on Shelbyville road. Supporters enjoyed a free cup of potato soup prepared by the coach himself. Although it was free, a donation to the fund was suggested. There was also an all you can eat Roosters buffet for $15.

Yes, that’s right – Coach can cook. ” I do most of the cooking at my house. My dad always cooked and my mom was a great cook. I enjoy it a lot,” Coach Crum said. “I must say… my soup is really terrific.”

Crum was available for pictures and autographs. Denny’s longtime friend, Joe B. Hall was also in attendance an told stories with Denny as well. He stayed for pictures and shared some insight on March Madness with some fans. Many former players also showed up to support coach, including Tony Williams, Jerry Eaves, Milt Wagner, Tick Rogers, Beau Zach Smith and several others. Former Card Marques Maybin did his daily talk show there alongside co-host & former CSZ’er Steve Rummage.

The Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership, community service and academic achievement. The fund awarded 100 students $1000 scholarship this year. The goal of the foundation is to raise over $2 million in order to give that amount in perpetuity.

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Louisville Football Pro Day Is March 29th

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Press Release

Pro Day is scheduled for March 29 in the Trager Indoor Practice Facility.  Position drills are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is scheduled to throw in the second group of the day.

Below is a list of participants for the Pro Day workout.

#- Name

7- Reggie Bonnafon

8- Lamar Jackson

10- Jaire Alexander

14- Drew Bailey

14- Kyle Bolin

15- Trumaine Washington

20- Ronald Walker

22- Chucky Williams

24- Zeke Cannon

29- Malik Williams

31- Jack Duane

32- Stacy Thomas

42- Tyler Polston

69- Chaz Ray

74- Geron Christian

80- Charles Standberry

88- Javonte Bagley

90- De’Asian Richardson

91- Trevon Young

99- James Hearns

Louisville vs Northern Kentucky: Cards Kick Off NIT Play Against In-State Foe

By now it’s no secret, Louisville will not be playing in this year’s NCAA tournament. Instead, Louisville accepted a bid to the NIT and received a 2-seed. Louisville will play 7-seed Northern Kentucky tonight at 7pm in the Yum! Center on ESPN.

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Damion Lee Signs 10 Day Contract With Atlanta Hawks

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The Atlanta Hawks announced today that they have signed Cardinal forever, Damion Lee to a 10 day contract. The Hawks have been suffering from a lot of injuries and needed a great shooter, quick. We here at CSZ wish Damion nothing but the best during this new stop in his journey.

Louisville Earns One Seed In Lexington Regional


For the first time in program history, the Louisville Cardinals earned a one seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Cardinals will take on the Lexington Region, which includes the two-seed Baylor, three-seed Tennessee, fifth-seeded Missouri and familiar foe 11-seeded Western Kentucky University.

Louisville, being a top-four seed, gained home court advantage and will host the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

Put your PTO or half day requests in now. The Cardinals will tip off tournament play on Friday at Noon against Boise State.

This marks the Cardinals 21st tournament appearance and its eighth consecutive appearance. Louisville, under Coach Jeff Walz, boasts a 23 – 9 tournament record with seven Sweet Sixteens, and two Final Fours in the last nine tournament appearances.

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Bold Predictions For NFL Rookies And Lamar Jackson (Video)

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Will Lamar Jackson win more games than any other rookie quarterback this season? How many yards will he throw for? Those are just some of the bold predictions made by the guys on Free Agency Frenzy.

Logan Wyatt Named ACC Co-Player Of The Week


Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville sophomore first baseman Logan Wyatt was named Monday as the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week.

The conference honor is the first for Wyatt, who shared this week’s recognition with Clemson’s Seth Beer. Miami’s Evan McKendry was selected as Pitcher of the Week.

Wyatt was 7-for-12 at the plate with a home run, three doubles, one triple and eight RBIs as the Cardinals went 3-1 last week with a series win over No. 13 North Carolina. Wyatt added seven walks and scored five runs while registering a 1.250 slugging percentage and .737 on-base percentage in the four games. After opening the week with four hits and five RBIs in a win over Morehead State, the Louisville native was 2-for-3 with a pivotal three-run double and scored the game-winning run in the 5-4 series-opening victory against the Tar Heels. Overall, Wyatt has a .309 batting average, seven doubles and 15 RBIs in 15 games this season for the Cardinals (14-1, 2-1 ACC).

Up next, No. 4 Louisville concludes its 14-game homestand at Jim Patterson Stadium with a two-game midweek series against No. 5 Texas Tech. The Cardinals and Red Raiders are set for Tuesday at 3 p.m., ET and Wednesday at noon.

Fans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter at @UofLBaseball and on Facebook at

TWICA: March 12th

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, to This Week In Cardinal Athletics (sorry for the long lay-off by the way)! Our Spring sports are in full swing (As well as both basketball teams heading into the post-season), so let’s get started!

Softball (19-5)

Vs Bradley: W 10-8

Vs UMASS: W 5-4

Vs UMASS: L 2-5

Vs Eastern Michigan: W 10-6

Vs Bradley: W 6-3

This Week: 3/14 Vs Northern Illinois (5 PM, ACC Network Extra), 3/16-18 Vs Notre Dame (4 PM, 1 PM, 12 PM, All on ACC Network Extra)

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Louisville Set To Face NKU In NIT

The second seeded Louisville Cardinal are set to face the seventh seeded Northern Kentucky Norse in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

This is Louisville’s first appearance in the NIT since 2006. The Cardinals lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the semifinal round.


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Photo Gallery: Baseball vs. UNC (Game 2)

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The Louisville baseball team took down North Carolina 6-4 to move to 14-0 on Saturday. Shay Smiddy got the start and the win to move to 2-0 on the year. Smiddy pitched 5 innings and only gave up 3 hits. Justin Lavey went 2 for 3, while Devin Mann chipped in 3 RBI. The Cards look to finish the sweep and stay undefeated on Sunday.

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