Today on Fast Facts we sit down with Cornerback Trumaine Washington. We find out who he believes what actor would best portray him in a movie, where his favorite place to hang out in Louisville is and if he has any secret talents. Here is Fast Facts with Trumaine Washington!
Head coach Bobby Petrino knows how important having a great special teams is. He is very excited about what this year’s group brings to the field. Check out the video below and see what he is talking about!
Former Card Teddy Bridgewater spoke up for the first time in 11 months today after a gruesome leg injury. While it was a big deal to a few people, to many others it was understood. Take your time, rehab & come back stronger. Here is an excerpt from Teddy’s presser plus a video of the press conference.
The preseason BPI for men’s basketball was released today. The Cardinals come in at number two, with Wichita State surprising everyone at number one. Take a look below to see how many of UofL’s opponents were ranked as well.
CardNation let’s welcome the newest Louisville Cardinal Chandler Jones. Chandler is a defensive back out of Hollywood Florida. He is a 4 star Defensive Back that can play any position but is playing mostly cornerback in high school. He had offers from the school to the east (Kentucky), South Carolina, Utah, & Vanderbilt. Coach Cort Dennison was the primary coach in his recruiting. He just recently won a State title with his team.
Here are just a few highlights of his junior year…
In case you weren’t hyped enough for the 2017 football season, Coach Petrino shared an awesome video today. It showcases the talented RB corp. Check it out below.
The Cardinal Cross Country team released its 2017 schedule today. Fans will have ample opportunity to watch meets in person, including the ACC and NCAA championship meets. See below for the entire schedule for the upcoming season!
The names you hear coming into this season when talking about pass rushers are James Hearns and Drew Bailey. I would to take this time to remind you that they are both phenomenal players but they will have help. Welcome back Trevon Young. Trevon sat out all of 2016 due to hip surgery but he is back and healthy. Before his injury in the Music City bowl, he had 10 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and 1 interception. Stacy Thomas is as solid as they come. He took over for James Burgess Jr after a terrible targeting call in that infamous Music City bowl. Since then he has been nothing short of amazing. Also look for guys like Chris Williams, Jonathan Greenard, Amonte Caban, De’Asian Richardson and Henry Famurewa to contribute this year. Read the rest of this entry
The question remains, can the Cards make the college football playoffs? Well, their goal is to win a national championship and let’s face it, if that isn’t every teams goal, then why are you playing?
Last year Louisville was so close to making the playoffs but fell flat on their face in the last 2 games of the regular season. You can blame the O-line, dropped passes, fumbles, effort, coaching or whatever you want but the fact remains that everyone needs to get better. No one has taken that to heart more than Lamar Jackson. Read the rest of this entry
Some good news from the Minnesota Vikings today! Teddy Bridgewater has been placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. See what the Viking’s organization had to say below.
Today’s Beyond the X’s & O’s is with tight ends coach Klenakis. Take a look below to hear what he loves about Card Nation and what he looks for in a player.
The University of Louisville 2017 football team reported today for camp. The players sat through different protocols and the coaches talked to the media. The Cards are returning 14 starters, one of course being Lamar Jackson. Lamar and the rest of the Cardinals open up the season on September 2nd against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium. The practice on July 31st is open to the public at 4pm.
The coaches of the 2017 Cardinal football team sat down with the media today to talk about the upcoming season. Follow the link below to listen to what they had to say.
Press release per Kenny Klein –
Select-a-Seat Event for UofL Men’s Basketball Tickets Aug. 3
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville men’s basketball fans interested in purchasing season tickets for the 2017-18 season are invited to participate in a special select-a-seat event at the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday, August 3 from 6-8 p.m.
During the event, individuals can participate in unique experiences and hand pick available seats. Participants will have the opportunity to visit with the Cardinal Bird mascot Louie and members of the Ladybirds dance team, as well as receiving a behind the scenes look into the Cards’ locker room, players’ lounge and KFC Yum! Center practice court. Available seats within the arena will be tagged for sale with seats starting as low as $19 per game.
Fans interested in attending are asked to RSVP for the event online at this link: http://GoCards.com/mbb-select-a-seat
The University of Louisville Swim and Dive team have had an awesome few years. To add to their collection of records, two more cardinal swimmers set a world record this week. See below to find out who they are!
The University of Louisville volleyball team released their 2017 schedule today. All games will be played in newly renovated Cardinal Arena. Follow the link below to get your tickets today!
Louisville lost receivers James Quick, Jamari Staples and tight end Cole Hikutini to graduation. They accounted for a total of 131 receptions (out of 248), 2052 yards (out of 3777), and 16 touchdowns (out of 32 receiving TD’s). That’s a lot of production to replace. Louisville also lost senior Ja’Quay Savage who transferred. The leading returner is Jaylen Smith. Jaylen had 599 yards and 6 touchdowns. After Jaylen, the most productive receiver is Traveon Samuel with 230 yards and 1 touchdown. At most schools, this would seem like a problem but at Louisville it’s just an opportunity for some younger studs to showcase their talent – And they have plenty of talent on this team.
Seth Dawkins is the guy to watch. He will have a breakout year. Dez Fitzpatrick will have some highlight catches and he is the best route runner I have seen in quite a while. Dez is the future and will contribute behind Jaylen, Seth and Traveon this year. Devante Peete, Emonee Spence, Javonte Bagley and Keon Wakefield should all contribute as well. Corey Reed, Justin Marshall and Josh Johnson are all going to be studs but are true freshman this year. And don’t forget senior Reggie Bonnafon will be at running back this year. Don’t be shocked if you see him at receiver and maybe taking a few snaps at QB.
The future is bright at the receiver position for the University of Louisville.
Enjoy this video that coach Petrino posted on Twitter about his receivers. Read the rest of this entry
It is no secret that the University of Louisville football team graduated a ton of talent last season. Cardinal Sports Zone’s very own Jeremy Wahman sat down with All Things ACC to discuss who to look out for this year on the field.
University of Louisville is still waiting on recruit to show up to campus to make the 2017 recruiting class complete. The recruit is Colin Wilson. He is a four star running back from Green Cove Springs, Florida. The Courier Journal’s Jeff Greer said on Tuesday that Colin had received two A’s on his last few assignments to be able to report on Monday. The University is just waiting for his transcripts that could come any day this week. Colin will add to the core of running backs. He could see the field a lot this season with the depletion of running backs due to injury bug. Sources tell CSZ that he’s oin his way.
Here are a few highlights from his senior year..
Over the weekend, Anfernee Simons, Louisville Commit, went off on New York Lightning. He score 45pts on 10-14 from three point line. This kid reminds me of Donovan Mitchell’s athleticism with Taquan Dean’s shooting ability to hit the 3 pointer…