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Two Louisville Women’s Basketball Signees Named State Players Of The Year

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Class of 2017 recruits and Louisville signees Lindsey Duvall and Dana Evans have landed on USA Today’s State Players of the Year list, with Duvall named to Kentucky and Evans named to Indiana. The two signees make up a recruiting class for the Cards that is ranked fourth nationally.

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Brendan McKay Highlight Video

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Prior to the 2017 University of Louisville baseball season we put together a Brendan McKay highlight video for you to enjoy. The highlights are from last season but rest assured that after the MLB draft we will bring you a Brendan McKay tribute video complete with all his Louisville highlights. Enjoy this video and enjoy watching history in the making as he is a once in a lifetime player.

Akeem Hayes Commits To Cards

Louisville Football received a commitment from 5’10 WR Akeem Hayes on Thursday night.

Hayes, from Hollywood Florida’s Blanche Ely High School picked Louisville over the likes of Oregon,  NC State, Oregon State,  Marshall, and Wake Forest. He is a composite 3 star athlete from the same city that produced Lamar Jackson.

The Cards continue to add talent to their 2018 recruiting class. We here at CSZ welcome Akeem to the Ville!!!

Papa John Resigns From UofL Athletic Associaton Board

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John Schnatter, AKA “Papa John,” has resigned from the University of Louisville athletics association board. According to a spokesperson for the athletics department, Schnatter has been replaced by Jim Rogers, another trustee.

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Nunnsense: KY Derby 143 Preview

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I want you to win money on Derby day. The best way to win is to have a little bit of knowledge as to what you are doing. No matter if you are betting a lot of money or you are just betting $2 to show on a horse, you should be well-informed before making your choice. I want to help you win some money. Read the rest of this entry

UofL Baseball-NKU Pressers

Here are the Pressers from after the game today vs NKU at Louisville Slugger Field. The Cards were down 4-0 & came from behind in a HR fest led by Zeke Pinkham’s first career HR & 2 by Dreeeeeew…Ellis. They won 6-4. Here’s what they had to say

Dan McDonnell

 

Drew Ellis

 

Zeke Pinkham

 

Go Cards!

Shaq Wiggins Transfers To Tennessee

Shaq Wiggins announced via Twitter that he will be transferring to Tennessee to continue his playing career. Shaq came to Louisville along with Josh Harvey-Clemons in 2014 after leaving Georgia.   

Shaq was a productive cornerback for Louisville but battled injuries the past few seasons and played sparingly.  Wiggins was known as a vocal teammate for the Cards and provided a lot of charisma to the locker room. We here at CSZ wish him the best as he takes his talent to Rocky Top

 

Kyle Bolin to Transfer To Rutgers

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Former Louisville quarterback Kyle Bolin has announced on Twitter that he will transfer to Rutgers University for the 2017 season.

Bolin announced his transfer shortly after Louisville’s spring game a week and a half ago. Texas, Cincinnati, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan were also on the QB’s shortlist, but the former U of L quarterback chose to go to New Jersey to play for Rutgers.

*EDITORS NOTE*

We at CSZ want to wish the best of luck to one of the first athletes we started covering from day one. Go kill it Kyle!

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Have Yourself A Day Mr. McKay (Video)

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Per gocards.com,

RICHMOND, Ky. – All-American Brendan McKay matched a school record with four home runs and finished with a career-best nine RBI to lead the No. 2 Louisville baseball team to a 14-4 road victory against Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon at Earle Combs Stadium. Read the rest of this entry

Tyler Sharpe Will Transfer

Freshman walk-on and former Bullitt East star Tyler Sharpe intends to transfer. He appeared in only 7 games this season scoring only 2 points.

With a loaded class coming that features Darius Perry and Jordan Nwora and the addition of Dwayne Sutton it would seem Sharpe would find playing time to be scarce next season. We here at CSZ wish Tyler the best wherever he lands. Always a Card!!

 

Around the Bases: April 25th, 2017

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It was a week of ups and downs for Louisville baseball, as the Cardinals dropped the rivalry game to Kentucky last Tuesday, ending a six-game winning streak against the rivals from I-64. Next, the Cardinals dropped Friday’s series-opener to Duke, only their second loss at home this season. However, U of L bounced back with two wins on the weekend to stay at .500 during Thunder week.

Up next, Louisville begins a five-game, six-day stretch with a road trip to Richmond, as the Cards take on in-state foe EKU. The Cardinals then host NKU at Louisville Slugger Field before returning to Jim Patterson for a weekend tilt with Toledo.

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Cards Land Oklahoma CB Transfer

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The University of Louisville Football team landed a transfer this morning. Former Oklahoma defensive Back P.J. Mbanasor ( last name pronounced em-BAN-uh-sore) announced he would be joining the Cards via Twitter.

Mbanasor was a 4 star recruit out of high school. He played in 10 games with the Sooners in 2015 but redshirted the entire 2016 season. We here at CSZ welcome PJ to the VILLE!!!

Cards To Watch For In The NFL Draft

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With the 2017 NFL Draft just days away, our own Matt McGavic looks at the draft eligible Cards.

DeAngelo Brown

Defensive Tackle
6’1″, 317 lbs

Being one of the strongest players in all of college football, Brown has a tremendously strong lower body and can bully his way around an offensive lineman at the point of attack. However, his strong lower body is also his Achilles’ heel, as he can be a bit stiff at times and lack explosiveness.

Projected Draft Position: Round 7, Pick 243 (Texans)

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Louisville Basketball 2017-18 Non-Conference Schedule Announced

 

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Louisville announced it’s 2017-18 non-conference schedule today. The noticeable addition is Seton Hall coached by former Louisville assistant, Kevin Willard Read the rest of this entry

Jaylen Johnson Goes Pro

We wish Jaylen the best of luck in his future….

Two More Transfer from Women’s Hoops

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Sophomore Brianna Jones and freshman Ciera Johnson will transfer from the University of Louisville.

Johnson was a McDonald’s All-American in 2016. She played in 37 games for the Cardinals, averaging 4-points and 2.3 rebounds.

Jones entered Louisville as a five star recruit and played in 43 games during her tenure with the Cardinals.

Both players are looking to expand their minutes. Which is certainly understandable considering Louisville is welcoming a top four recruiting class that boasts three 5-stars.

Card Nation will certainly miss these two outstanding young women and we wish them both the very best at the new schools.

Yesterday, CSZ reported that junior Mariya Moore would transfer to a school on the west coast so she could play closer to her home.

While the Cardinals have lost three players this week, Louisville is bringing in the fourth ranked class. The 2017 class boasts three 5-star rated players, two of which were McDonald’s All-Americans.

Louisville Baseball Pressers

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Here’s Coach Dan McDonnell after today’s series clinching win vs Duke today at Jim Patterson Stadium.

 

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Nick Bennett

 

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Louisville Loses To Kentucky, Responds With Series Win Against Duke

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After having a somewhat dominate performance against Kentucky in their home game against them earlier this month, the Cards were the ones who got dominated this time around in the road edition of the Battle of the Bluegrass. However, they responded with a series win against Duke, 2 games to 1. They move to 33-6 on the season, and 17-4 in the ACC.

Six Game Winning Streak Against Kentucky Snapped In Lexington

For the first time since 2014, the Louisville Cardinals fell to the in-state rival Kentucky Wildcats, 11-7. Although a noble effort to make an unlikely comeback was made in the middle innings, for the most part, the game did not look pretty for the Cards.

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UCONN Transfer Picks Louisville

EnochSteven Enoch has confirmed reports that he will transfer to Louisville to continue his playing career.  At 6’11 Enoch will be counted on to help at the 4 or 5 spot for the Cards.  He will be forced to sit under NCAA rules next season but will then have two years of eligibility remaining.

A former 4 star prospect out of high school, Enoch averaged 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds with the Huskies last season. He typically saw 12 minutes of play per game.  We here at Cardinal Sports Zone welcome Steven to the Ville!!!!

 

Mariya Moore to Transfer

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Junior Guard Mariya Moore is transferring from the University of Louisville, per several sources.

The news comes one day after Louisville and head coach Jeff Walz nabbed Five star point guard, Mykasa Robinson. Needless to say, it’s been a roller coaster for fans of the Louisville women.

Moore, a Hercules, California native, wants to be closer to home. While the specifics of where she is transferring are unknown, Coach Walz told the Courier-Journal, Moore wanted to go back to the west coast so her family could watch her play her final season.

Moore has been granted a full release from UofL.

Mariya Moore came into Louisville as a highly touted recruit. Moore was tabbed as a McDonald’s All American and was ranked 42nd in the 2014 class.

Last season, Moore started 36 games for the Cardinals. The junior averaged 12-points, while leading the time in assists with 175 on the season. Moore was the third leading scorer for Louisville and a crucial part of Big Three.

Mariya Moore will certainly be missed as she has had a profound impact on the Louisville Cardinals. But, CSZ and all of Card Nation wish her the best as she finds a new home closer to her family.

Thanks for the memories, Mariya!!