Monthly Archives: February 2012

Senior Night

Tonight, the Cardinals will honor 3 seniors on the basketball team: Kyle Kuric, Chris Smith, and Jared Swopshire. These 3 have helped the Cards win 98 games in the last 4 seasons. Senior night activities will begin at 6:45 tonight. Here is a little write-up on each senior…

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Ryan White talks to CSZ

Ryan White

The train keeps rollin’ for Charlie Strong and the UofL football staff. Monday morning began with news of another committment for the class of 2013. Ryan White, a Cornerback from Trinity High School in Louisville, became the 3rd member of the class of 2013 to commit to the Cards. He joins Kyle Bolin and Donel Elam.

CSZ was actually the first to contact White after he made his committment (that was confirmed by White). Since we were already posting the interview with Donel Elam in the morning, we held this one until today. We knew he would be bombarded with questions all day long, so we kept it short and sweet. Here is what he had to say…

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Inspiring story of Chane Behanan

If you needed more reason to love the power forward for the Cardinals, check out this video done by WDRB’s Pat Doney.

Cardinal News & Notes: Weekend Recap

It was another great weekend in UofL athletics! From Friday-Sunday, Cards teams went a combined 11-1! It is another busy week and weekend ahead, but before that, let’s recap this past weekend…

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Video of DeJuan Wheat getting his jersey honored!

This video was taken by Eric Crawford of the Courier Journal on Sunday, February 26 at halftime of the UofL-Pittsburgh game.



Get on the train!

Adam Lucas Design

Seems like a good time for this…


2013 football commit, Donel Elam, talks with CSZ

Donel Elam

On Sunday afternoon, the Cardinal football team received a verbal committment for the class of 2013. Donel Elam, an Outside Linebacker/Safety from Orange Park, FL (Fleming Island HS) joined Kyle Bolin as committments to the Cards. Elam attended Junior Day in Louisville, and obviously came away impressed. We were able to get Donel to answer a few questions for us here at CSZ. Here is what he had to say…

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Cardinal News & Notes: Weekend Preview

Not only is this a busy weekend for UofL teams, but a lot of the action will be taking place in the ‘Ville. There are plenty of opportunities to get out there and support the Cards! Here is what the teams have coming up for this weekend…

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Layup Lines: UofL at Cincinnati


With 4 regular season games remaining for the Cards, every game in important in the Big East race. After starting out 2-4 in the conference, it was hard to imagine that the 17th ranked Louisville Cardinals (21-6, 9-5) would be in a position to possibly get a double-bye in the Big East Tournament. The next step is a tough road game tonight against the rival Cincinnati Bearcats (19-8, 9-5).

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Kyle Bolin: Best of the Midwest

The following post was done by 2013 UofL QB commit Kyle Bolin, from Lexington Catholic High School. In the fall of 2012, Kyle will be contributing to the Cardinal Sports Zone website with his own “Senior Year” blog during football season. Before that time comes, Kyle will have a few opportunities to blog for the site, because we know football has no real off-season. In Kyle’s first post, he talks about his experience at the Best of the Midwest Combine…

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UofL-Cincinnati basketball 2002

In Coach Pitino’s first season at UofL, the #4 Cincinnati Bearcats came into Freedom Hall…

Cardinal News & Notes: CSZ news and Weekend Recap

It was a very busy weekend in UofL sports. Ten Cardinal teams participated in events from Friday to Sunday. In head to head competitions, UofL teams went 10-3 overall for the weekend. That doesn’t include Swimming or Track & Field, where it was more than just two teams facing each other. Here is a recap, along with other CSZ news…

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Jeremy Wahman: Troy Jackson AKA ESCALADE (January 11, 1976 – February 20, 2011)

Troy Jackson


(January 11, 1976 – February 20, 2011)

     To CardNation, this guy was one of the most lovable guys to ever put on the uniform. He hustled on the court and to some extent didn’t realize he was 400 pounds the way he moved on the court at times. He was a contributor to the Cardinal basketball team in just 20 games after adhering to Coach Crum’s request that he go on a diet. He even went out for the football team. He loved our school so much and his only regret here was that he didn’t get to do more for us. But I’m not here to talk about the on court Troy. I wanna share some things with you all about off the court Troy. He kept a close circle of friends that he always talked to me about, including little Russy. I wanna share with you what made this guy my friend.

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Cardinal News & Notes: Friday Morning Edition

Here is your CSZ news for the weekend, as well as a weekend preview..

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UofL Baseball expects a big season

Hard to believe, but it is that time of year again: it’s college baseball season! And in 2012, the Cards have big expectations. They are ranked in several preseason polls, and are ranked as high as 15th to start this season. In Coach Dan McDonnell’s first 5 seasons with the Cards, they have missed the postseason only once, and that was last year, after going 32-29 on the season. So after their first disappointing season in 5 years, why are expectations so high? Well, UofL has 19 letterwinners returning, so there is experience coming back. Also, the Cards signed a recruiting class that the Collegiate Baseball newspaper ranked 11th in the country.

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Layup Lines: UofL vs Syracuse


For the second straight week, the ESPN crew will be in town for “Big Monday”. Last week, the 24/23 ranked Cards beat a talented, but struggling, UConn team 80-59. Tonight, the #2 team in the country rolls into town as the Louisville Cardinals (20-5, 8-4) will battle the Syracuse Orange (25-1, 12-1). Louisville is playing its best basketball of the season right now, winning 6 games in a row. Obviously, Syracuse is playing great too, as their record clearly shows.

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Freedom Hall finale highlights vs Syracuse!

Video from VillenHD

Gorgui Dieng gives CSZ an exclusive interview!

Gorgui Dieng

Cardinal Sports Zone would like to thank Kenny Klein, Coach Pitino, and the rest of the staff  for allowing us to get an exclusive interview with Gorgui Dieng during the season, especially in a tough portion of the schedule. We greatly appreciate it!

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Cards beat WVU 77-74 for 6th win in a row

Well, with these two teams, anything other than a close game would not make much sense. In a game where West Virginia outrebounded Louisville 36-28 and shot 12 more free throws, UofL needed every point it could get to cap off a 13 point comeback and leave Morgantown with the 77-74 victory. The win put Louisville at 20-5, 8-4 on the season and dropped West Virginia to 16-10, 6-7.

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Who was the Player of the Game vs WVU?