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…

*Jeremy posted a new blog on Sunday, and it is definitely worth your time to read. It is about former Cardinal (and Jeremy’s close friend) Troy Jackson. If you haven’t yet, go ahead and check it out now.

*Also on Sunday, CSZ’s own Jeremy and Steve were guests on 95.3 WFBR radio in Mt. Washington, KY. CSZ started this last Sunday with a 15-20 minute time slot on their sports call-in show. The show is from 6-7 pm and CSZ usually comes on around 6:15 or so. If you missed it, listen to it here. Jeremy and Steve come on around the 18:30 mark to talk about the UofL-DePaul game and to discuss recruiting.

*A huge congratulations goes out to the UofL Swim teams. The women’s team captured the Big East Championship this weekend in Pittsburgh, PA and the men’s team finished in 2nd place.

*Men’s Basketball picked up a road win on Saturday at DePaul and are now 21-6, 9-5. In a game that was much closer than expected, the Cards rallied back from 17 points down to take the lead, then lose the lead at the end of regulation. They then went into overtime and closed out the Blue Demons 90-82. Kyle Kuric led the way with 25 points. The Cards next game is a big one on Thursday at Cincinnati. Be sure to keep up with the updated Big East standings on our site.

*The 15th ranked baseball team started their season in Florida in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge. The Cards dropped the first game against Minnesota, but beat Illinois and Michigan State to finish the weekend 2-1. The home opener is this Wednesday at 3:00 against Eastern Kentucky. Admission is free and the first 500 fans will get the 2012 Louisville Baseball schedule poster.

*Softball continued their great start to the season. They were in Greenville, NC for the ECU Pirate Clash and went 4-0. They beat Virginia, East Carolina, Hofstra, and UNC Greensboro. The Cards are now 9-0 on the season! Their home opener is Friday at 2:00 against Creighton.

Tori Collins

*The men’s tennis team won both of their matches on Saturday. They beat Belmont 5-2 and Tennessee Tech 6-1. They host Wake Forest next Saturday at 5:00. The women’s team lost to Akron 4-3 and beat Bowling Green 5-2. They host Ohio State on Wednesday at 2:00.

*The track & field teams competed in the Big East Indoor Championships in New York, NY. The men finished in 10 place, and the women finished in 5th place.

*Lacrosse began their season on Sunday. They fell 21-7 to Ohio State and are back in action this Friday. They will be on the road in Farmville, VA against Longwood at 4:00.

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