Photo Gallery: WBB vs. Marquette- NCAA Second Round

The Cards took care of business on Sunday afternoon. Myisha Hines-Allen, Asia Durr, and Sam Fuehring led the way as the Cards moved on to the Sweet 16. They will play Friday night in Lexington, time TBD.


Check out the full recap: Louisville Advances To Sweet Sixteen Behind Hines-Allen 24


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Signs Say Full Speed Ahead For Tyra’s Interim Tag Getting Removed

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Tim Sullivan with the Courier Journal reported that it seems like all signs are pointing towards Tyra getting named as the permanent AD sooner rather than later. ULAA board member Bill Stone says “unless Superman comes in from Krypton, I can’t see who can be better than Vince.” Hopefully we will find out early this coming week!


Asia Durr Featured On The Players’ Tribune

On the morning of Louisville’s Sweet Sixteen matchup, The Players’ Tribune released a post that junior guard, Asia Durr penned.

The Douglasville, Georgia native talked about the fun she’s had with her family – like when she dunked on her older brother when she was in eighth grade. But, she also talked about serious family issues – like her brother TJ’s tumor.

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UofL Officials To Meet With Chris Mack This Weekend

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Photo courtesy of CBS Sports

For months, Chris Mack has been the name atop the UofL list for candidates for the head coaching job. This weekend, the first step in that becoming possible , takes place. Chris Mack himself has confirmed this to a USA Today network reporter in Cincinnati. Tyra said in his press conference yesterday his goal is to have a coach hired in the next 8-10 days.

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Nunnsense | David Padgett was Louisville’s Batman

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David Padgett is not a hall of fame coach but, like Batman to Gotham, he was exactly what Louisville needed him to be.

“I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.” – Batman

He willingly accepted the head coaching position at a program that was in complete turmoil. Some media outlets went as far as to call the program a “dumpster fire.” He willingly accepted the job knowing there was a small chance to succeed. He willingly accepted the job knowing the high expectations of the fan base. He willingly accepted the job knowing he had to follow 40+ years of a hall of fame coach pacing the sidelines. He willingly accepted the job knowing it would only be for 1 season. He willingly accepted the job knowing he had about 27 minutes till the season started and he had exactly 0 assistant coaches. He willingly accepted the job knowing two of his family members were battling cancer. He willingly accepted the job because he knew the team needed him and the fans needed him. Read the rest of this entry

UofL Basketball Players Give Thoughts About Their Futures After NIT Loss


After UofL’s NIT loss, UofL players were asked by a host of reporters about their futures. Though none of them provided definitive answers about their futures, they did provide some clues.

Ray Spalding and Deng Adel were 2 players that provided some definitive answers. Both players advised they are going to test the NBA waters, but did not rule out returning to school afterwards.

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Louisville Basketball Parts Ways With David Padgett

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David Padgett was officially told that the University of Louisville will be going in a different direction with their coaching search. While this was expected, it does not mean it makes it easier to hear. David Padgett stepped up and did the absolute best he could with a situation that was nearly doomed from the start. David does mention that he will be looking for other head coaching positions moving forward and we here at Cardinal Sports Zone sincerely wish him the best in that search. Whatever team is lucky enough to name him head coach, is in for a special treat. THANK YOU DAVID!

Donovan Mitchell Graces The Cover Of SLAM Magazine

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Donovan Mitchell continues to shine in the NBA. He is currently on the cover of SLAM Magazine and he looks mighty comfortable in the spotlight. He talks in the interview with Adam Figman that he knows that all of this can be taken from him in a flash, so he is not letting it get to his head. All Donovan wants is for his Utah Jazz to make it to the playoffs.

Around the Bases: WKU & Clemson


After 20 games, U of L currently sits at 16-4, alternating between wins and losses in its last five games.

The Cardinals started 14-0, becoming the last undefeated team in Division I baseball for the second season in a row. They managed to take a weekend series against North Carolina and split the weekday series against Texas Tech (4-8, 7-4), but lost last weekend’s series at Wake Forest (1-2, 11-6, 3-6). They’ll look to rebound this week with a tune-up game at Western Kentucky, before heading home to start a pivotal weekend series against ranked Clemson.

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Louisville vs Mississippi State: Pregame Breakdown

After thoroughly dismantling Middle Tennessee in the 2nd round, the Louisville Cardinals had to quickly shift their focus to tonight’s game against Mississippi State. The game is set to tip-off at 9pm in the Yum! Center and will be televised on ESPN.

Mississippi State defeated Nebraska in the 1st round and Baylor in the second round to get to this point. They’re led by brothers Quinndary and Nick Weatherspoon. Quinndary leads the team in scoring with 14.4 points per game and Nick is the second leading scorer at 10.9 points per game. Quinndary hit a three-pointer at the buzzer against Baylor to send the Bears home.

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Hibernation Thoughts: Sorry


I should start with that…sorry to anyone who likes my writing (might be two of you) or anyone who has missed it or wanted me to say more and I did not (probably the same two people…if not one of them).

I have had a LOT to say and most of it probably would not have been received in the manner you go to sports blogs to get. I have honestly been mad. Mad at the circumstances, mad at our local media, mad at ‘fans’ and boards of trustees, just mad.

The unfairness with which the Louisville situation has been handled is mind-numbing and staying silent has been hard, but easier than saying regrettable things. Not regrettable in the sense that I would say something bad but in the sense that the comments that would follow would not always be idea.

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Photo Gallery: MBB NIT vs MTSU

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This second round NIT game at the KFC Yum! Center was probably one of the best atmosphere’s I have ever been a part of. I am so proud of my fellow Card fans. It could have been so easy to just brush this season off because it didn’t turn out the way we expected. The team could have just quit and turned their attention to next year – but they didn’t. And I believe it’s because they saw that the fans didn’t give up on them. Once the truest of true fans finally got the opportunity to show their support, the team took notice and it elevated their play. The smile on Ryan McMahon’s face as he stood near the free throw line and watched the crowd flawlessly perform the wave, was absolutely the best thing I saw all day.

For a full recap of the victory over MTSU, CLICK HERE.

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UofL VS WKU Baseball Game Moved


Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville-WKU Baseball Game Moved to Wednesday at 5 pm ET

Inclement weather forces date, location change as Cardinals and Hilltoppers will now play at Nick Denes Field on WKU campus


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UofL Football Announces Football Series With UCF

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville and UCF have agreed to a two-year home-and-home football series to be played in 2021 and 2022, Interim Athletic Director Vince Tyra announced on Monday.

The Cardinals will play host to the Knights in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021, and will travel to Orlando on Sept. 17, 2022 to complete the series.

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Bobby Petrino Previews Upcoming Spring Practice And The 2018 Season (Video)


The head coach of the University of Louisville football team sat down with the media on Monday, March 18th to preview spring practice – which starts tomorrow as well as the upcoming 2018 season. Take a listen below!

NIT Quarterfinals Ticket Information

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Ticket Information for NIT Quarterfinals in the KFC Yum! Center

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 National Invitation Tournament in a game to be played in the KFC Yum! Center against Mississippi State on Tuesday, March 20 at 9:05 p.m. ET.

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Louisville vs Middle Tennessee: Cards Roll Over Blue Raiders

It started with smothering defense, followed by a massive 3-point barrage that helped Louisville gain an early big lead and the Cards never looked back. Louisville dominated Middle Tennessee and went on to win by a final score of 84-68.

Ray Spalding led the Cards in scoring with 18 points on 8-11 shooting. VJ King also had a good game with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Although the starters played well, the real story was the bench. Jordan Nwora had his best performance as a Cardinal. The true freshman finished the game with 17 points and went 4-8 from the 3-point line. Ryan McMahon had himself a night as well. McMahon was on fire from deep in the 1st half and was a big reason why the Cards jumped out to their early lead. He finished with 15 points and went 4-7 from the 3-point line.

Louisville dominated a solid opponent tonight and the craziest thing about it was Deng Adel didn’t score a single point. Deng only shot the ball once all game, but he did the things that don’t show up in the stat sheet. It was a great team win and this team looks poised to make a run to win this whole thing.

Up next: Louisville will take on Mississippi State on Tuesday at the Yum! Center at 9pm.

Go Cards!

Louisville Advances To Sweet Sixteen Behind Hines-Allen 24


Louisville, KY — The top-seeded Louisville Cardinals are moving on to the Sweet Sixteen after running past the Marquette Golden Eagles in a 90 – 72 decision.

In her last game at the KFC Yum! Center, Myisha Hines-Allen put on a show. The lone senior started out 10 – of – 10 from the field and ended with 24 points and 13 rebounds, earning her 16th double-double on the season.

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Louisville vs Middle Tennessee: Pregame Breakdown

After their gritty hard-fought win over NKU, the Louisville Cardinals take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders today in the 2nd round of the NIT at 6:30pm in the Yum! Center. The game can be watched on ESPN2.

Middle Tennessee was one of the teams that felt slighted by the selection committee for being a mid-major program. As inconsistent as the committee has proven to be, Middle Tennessee, like Louisville, had no one to blame but themselves for missing out on the Big Dance. The Blue Raiders entered March ranked 24th in the nation and were the heavy favorite to win their conference tournament. They suffered a home loss to Marshall and were bounced in the first round of their conference tournament by Southern Mississippi. They controlled their own destiny and didn’t take advantage of their opportunities, sound familiar?

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Photo Gallery: WBB vs Boise State – NCAA First Round

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The University of Louisville women’s basketball team had a pretty successful first round victory in the 2018 NCAA tournament. For a full recap click here.

But if you are more into pictures telling the story, you are in luck. For the first time ever at any UofL sporting event, the incomparable TJ Barr and I were both in attendance with our cameras. You will get a look at the game from both ends of the court. I present to you the WBB Mega-gallery.

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