Monthly Archives: March 2012

‘Cardi-gras Crew’ heads to New Orleans!

Check out this video from Gene Kang of WHAS. This is the group that CSZ member, Justin, will be in New Orleans with!

‘Cardi-gras Crew’

Final Four Fan Info!


Open practice times, Final Four fan info

Here are the public workout times for the Final Four teams on Friday, March 30. All workout are at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (and of these times are Central time):

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Fun with Gorgui and Chane

This video was sent to us by Adam Lefkoe of WHAS. Follow him on twitter @AdamLefkoe

Justin Renck: Is this game really going to happen?

I have been sitting here for a while trying to think of what I even want to say for this blog. I have so many mixed emotions and thoughts about what is coming up, so I figured I would just ramble on and see where it got me. So here it goes…

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2012 Football Schedule

This is a tentative schedule…

9-1-12 vs Kentucky

9-8-12 vs Missouri State

9-15-12 vs North Carolina

9-22-12 @ Florida International

9-29-12 @ Southern Miss

10-13-12 @ Pittsburgh

10-20-12 vs South Florida

10-26-12 vs Cincinnati

11-3-12 vs Temple

11-10-12 @ Syracuse

11-24-12 vs UConn

11-29-12 @ Rutgers

Louisville-Florida video highlights!

Here is a video from the great VillenHD

Free concerts in New Orleans

If you are heading to New Orleans this weekend to support the Cards in the Final Four, there are plenty of activities taking place. There are some free concerts downtown with some pretty big names. All shows will be in Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans.

Friday March 30- KISS

Saturday March 31- The Black Keys

Sunday April 1- Jimmy Buffet

Jeremy Wahman: We Can Do Ittttttt!

We Can Do Ittttttt!

     We CAN do it. CardNation after weeks and weeks of hearing about Pitino should be fired, or this team sucks, one thing is for sure, I have been right all along. lol. After every up and every down, I reassured you guys that we were gonna be just fine and if we played in the NCAA’s like we did in the Big East tourney, we would go far. Just take time and read all of my blogs today to see what all has come out of my mouth that’s been right. Well enough about me…on to the main event….Our epic showdown with uk.

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Final Four Ticket Information

This is the release from

The University of Louisville has received a supply of tickets for its appearance in the 2012 NCAA Final Four at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La.

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Layup Lines: UofL vs Florida


We are just a few hours away from tip-off, and the excitement is evident amongst Cards fans. A win over Florida, and UofL advances to the Final Four! We are so close that we can feel it. However, it will not be easy.

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Cards advance to Elite Eight!


As soon as the brackets were announced on Selection Sunday, Cards fans realized that we could possibly face Michigan State. This was a big deal because when UofL was the overall #1 seed in 2008-2009, it was the Spartans that eliminated the Cards. Sure, California and Morehead State have eliminated UofL the last 2 seasons, but the Michigan State one stuck out more, because that was supposed to be our year. We won the Big East regular season, the Big East Tournament, and were primed for a Final Four run. Last night, it was time for revenge…

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Football season ticket prices!

This is the map on It may still be basketball season in the ‘Ville, but soon it will be time to get your season tickets for football! Should be a fun season!

Cardinal News & Notes: Monday Morning

*Men’s Basketball– The Cards will face Michigan State this Thursday in the Sweet 16. Tip is set for 7:47 ET and the game will be shown on TBS. Should the Cards advance, they will face the winner of Marquette/Florida on Saturday.

*Women’s Basketball– The NCAA Tournament continues tonight for the 7th seeded Lady Cards. In their 2nd round game, they will face 2nd seeded (and host) Maryland. The game will tip at 7:10 ET and will be on ESPN 2. Coach Jeff Walz was an assistant coach at Maryland before coming to UofL to become the Head Coach.

*Football– There will be 3 open practices this week for the fans to go out and see the team. On Wednesday and Friday, practice will be at 4 pm. On Saturday, it will be at 10 am. It is still basketball season in the ‘Ville, but go ahead and go check out the football team!

*Men’s Soccer– UofL alum Nick DeLeon scored his first MLS goal yesterday for DC United. Pretty good MLS debut!

*UofL Designs– Don’t forget to check out our “UofL Designs” tab at the top of the page. Adam Lucas comes up with some great work, so be sure to check out his website also.

Cards advance to Sweet 16!

It was close for a half, the Cards led by 15, and it got close again. It was a typical UofL Basketball game tonight. Facing New Mexico (28-7) with a chance to go to the Sweet 16, the Cardinals (28-9) outlasted the Lobos 59-56 at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR.

Russ Smith led the Cards with 17 points and went 3-3 from behind the arc; Kyle Kuric added 10 points; Peyton Siva had 6 points and 6 assists, with 2 of those points and 1 of those assists coming in clutch situations at the end of the game; Gorgui Dieng had 6 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks; Chane Behanan had 10 points on 5-7 shooting; and Chris Smith had 8 points.  

UofL had a great defensive game. They held the Lobos to 5-23 (21.7%) from 3 point range. Also, New Mexico was averaging over 70 points per game and were held to 56.

The Cards will face the winner of the Michigan State/St. Louis game. That will be played on Sunday at 2:45 on CBS.

Tourney Time By Jeremy Wahman

Tourney Time


     Well Everybody Its that time of the year again,Tourney Time. Its the time of year that people all over the nation call into work for and that people skip school from grades K thru College. It’s a true college basketball fans Christmas Day…only it lasts for nearly a month. I’m gonna reveal to you my picks for this years tourney but first I wanna talk about the University of Louisville. I am so proud of this team for the things they accomplished this year. Read the rest of this entry

CSZ Bracket Challenge!

We are happy to be having the first annual Cardinal Sports Zone bracket challenge! It is free to enter, and there will be a prize for the winner. The winner will receive a Cardinal Sports Zone t-shirt.

To enter, go to Click the Tourney Pick’Em page. It is a private group named “Cardinal Sports Zone“. The Group ID# is 140204 and the password is “gorgui“. Bring it on!

Go Cards!

Postgame videos from the Cards after winning the Big East

These videos were uploaded by user SteveAndress on youtube.

Cards celebrate


Peyton Siva


Russ Smith


Chane Behanan


Gorgui Dieng

Cards postgame video after Notre Dame win


Cards get 4th seed in the West

Let the madness begin! This evening, the brackets were revealed for the NCAA Tournament. The Louisville Cardinals (26-9) were given the 4 seed in the West Region. They will face the 13 seed Davidson Wildcats (25-7).

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Football team helps with tornado cleanup

On Thursday morning, Coach Charlie Strong and his staff took two busses full of football players up to Henryville, IN to help clean up from the tornadoes that hit last Friday. It was a great act for them to go help out people in need, and it just shows what kind of character that this coaching staff is teaching these young men. We could not be prouder of the staff and the team!

Here are some pictures taken by Howie Lindsey.