Monthly Archives: October 2012

Coach Strong Presser 10/29/12

On Monday October 29th Coach Charlie Strong held a press conference and here are some videos from Coach, Deiontrez Mount and Alex Kupper. Enjoy!




Cards Bear down and defeat Cincy in OT 34-31

By Jeremy Wahman:

On Friday night when the University of Louisville and University of Cincinnati met on the field, nothing was for certain….well other than the rain. UofL overcame 2 double digit deficits to down UC 34-31 in the first ever OT meeting between the schools in their long storied rivalry. There was a big game feeling on this evening that felt even bigger with the weather conditions. You could tell there were gonna be some fireworks.

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Men’s Soccer: Big East Tournament Schedule

The Cards finished the regular season 12-4-1 and 7-1-0 in the Big East! They won the Red division and clinched a bye in the upcoming Big East Tournament, where the championship will be played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.

The tournament starts on Wednesday, October 31, and the Cards will begin play on Saturday, November 3 when they face the winner of Marquette-Cincinnati. The UofL game on Saturday will be played at Cardinal Park!

Check out CSZ’s updated soccer page with UofL’s schedule, Big East standings, and Top 25 poll!

Championship Schedule

Wednesday, October 31 – First Round (Campus Sites)
7:00 PM CT #4-Blue Marquette vs. #5-Red Cincinnati
2:00 PM ET #4-Red Villanova vs. #5-Blue Seton Hall
Saturday, November 3 – Quarterfinals (Campus Sites)
7:00 PM ET #1-Red Louisville vs. Winner FR1
1:00 PM ET #3-Red St. John’s vs. #2-Blue Georgetown
7:00 PM ET #1-Blue Connecticut vs. Winner FR2
7:00 PM ET #3-Blue Notre Dame vs. #2-Red Syracuse
Friday, November 9 – Semifinals (Red Bull Arena)
5:00/7:30 PM ET Winner Q1 vs. Winner Q2
5:00/7:30 PM ET Winner Q3 vs. Winner Q4
Sunday, November 11 – Championship Game (Red Bull Arena)
Noon ET Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2

The Keg of Nails: Louisville vs Cincinnati

By: Paige Sherrard

Although both schools are known more for an intense basketball rivalry, the University of Louisville and University of Cincinnati have a football rivalry that has stretched the span of three conferences. Believed to be the University of Louisville’s oldest football rivalry, the Louisville versus Cincinnati football game never fails to be a great game.

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USF Post Game Interviews

Jermaine Reve discuses his personal foul penalty 

Lorenzo Mauldin talks about his Sacks, Him being a “Beast” and BJ Daniels

Louisville vs USF Media

Last night the Cardinals defeated South Florida 27-25 to move to 7-0. Cardinal Sports Zone was in the middle of the action to bring you some of the key moments in the final moments.

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No. 16 Louisville vs. South Florida preview

By: Bradley Jones

The 16th-ranked Louisville Cardinals return home this Saturday in a conference game against South Florida and it will be the first time the Cardinals have played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium since a September 15th victory over North Carolina. South Florida (2-4, 0-2) appears to be a small blip on the radar of the Cardinals as they prepare for a highly anticipated Big East game against 21st-ranked and undefeated Cincinnati next Friday at home. However, South Florida is a capable team that can create problems for the Cardinals. South Florida has shown the ability to be competitive against superior teams, pushing at the time 4th-ranked Florida State to it limits before losing 30-17 on September 29th. South Florida is also a team dominated with seniors, most notably quarterback B.J. Daniels, and have an experience advantage over a young Louisville team. B.J. Daniels is a dual threat quarterback that possesses both the ability to run and pass and can give the Louisville defense fits on Saturday.

Furthermore, South Florida is a capable offense that ranks 44th in the nation in passing yards and 82nd in rushing yards but have not been able to turn this offense into points only averaging 25.2 points in six games this season. However, Louisville’s offense could have a huge day against the Bulls who are currently giving up the most rushing yards (173.5) in the Big East. This favors a Louisville offense who has run the ball extremely well this season, led by running backs Senorise Perry and Jeremy Wright. Perry is coming off a four touchdown performance against Pittsburgh last week and leads the conference with nine TDs. Wright has run for six touchdowns this season and ranks fifth in Big East rushing yards (450) behind Perry who ranks second with 559. The Bulls are also giving up a conference-worst 27.5 points per game and match up against a team who is averaging 33.3 points per game. To add insult to injury, the Bulls rank 115th in the nation in turnover margin with 14 giveaways on the season, a stat that the must be controlled against an aggressive defensive and offense that will capitalize on those mistakes. With all this said,  South Florida is overmatched on both sides of the ball and if Louisville stays focused they should be 7-o heading into next week’s showdown with Cincinnati. Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 3:30 kickoff and will be televised on ABC. Read the official press release for the game here

Louisville fans, also don’t forget that women’s soccer with play in their regular season finale this Friday (Oct.19th) against Cincinnati at Cardinal Park at 7 p.m. and field hockey will host Villanova this Saturday at noon at Trager Stadium in a game that could determine whether the Cardinals will make the Big East tournament field.


What if?

By: Jeremy Wahman

What If?

What if? One of the world’s most insightful and at the same time troublesome questions. It can be realistic, or defy all logic. It can get your hopes up or it can let you down. What if? What if UL played UK’s schedule? Would UK be undefeated like most of their fanbase thinks? What if UL succumbed to the pressure and didn’t play in the Fiesta Bowl? Would we still be on the same path? What if Kerry Rhodes hadn’t dropped that pick against Miami, and what if big play William Gay doesn’t jump offsides..hmm. What if Coach Petrino had never left? What if Coach Krags never failed? What if Coach Strong never crowd surfed? What if we were in the Big 12?

As Cardinal fans we have had to endure a lot of what if’ moments. One thing is certain, we are in really good hands with Athletic Director Tom Jurich and Coach Charlie Strong. We can only play the schedule or “Cards” we have been dealt. (sorry) As long as we take things into our own hands and worry about what we can control, there should be no what if’s. What if we had played harder? Just play harder. What if our Defense forced more turnovers..Just force more turnovers. What if the stadium was sold out every week and we could get better out of conference games? Sell the stadium out. We have so much control over any potential what if’s that we shouldn’t say what if this year…we should just do it. Point blank. We are 6-0 half way through the season…What if we go undefeated? What if we lose every remaining game? See how loaded the question is?  Point is it was meant to be for the things to happen that happened. As UL fans we should pride ourselves to never live in the past. This season is shaping up to be a special season as is next season. Let’s savor it while we are in the moment.

Women’s Basketball: Big East Preseason Coaches’ Poll and Player Awards!

The Big East held their media day today for women’s basketball, and here are the coaches’ picks for the preseason awards!


2012-13 Preseason Coaches Poll


1. Connecticut (12) 194
2. Notre Dame (3) 182
3. Louisville 167
4. St. John’s 144
5. Rutgers 143
6. DePaul 138
7. Syracuse 105
8. Georgetown 104
9. USF 97
10. Villanova 78
11. Marquette 75
12. Cincinnati 61
13. Pittsburgh 31
  Seton Hall 31
15.  Providence 25


Player Awards

Preseason Player of the Year
Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, Sr., G

Preseason Freshman of the Year
*Breanna Stewart, Connecticut, Fr., F

Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut, Jr., C
*Bria Hartley, Connecticut, Jr., G
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut, So., F
*Anna Martin, DePaul, Sr., G
*Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown, Sr., G
*Shoni Schimmel, Louisville, Jr., G
*Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, Sr., G
Monique Oliver, Rutgers, Sr., F/C
Nadirah McKenith, St. John’s, Sr., G
Shenneika Smith, St. John’s, Sr., G
Kayla Alexander, Syracuse, Sr., C

Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention
Monique Reid, Louisville, Sr., F
Laura Sweeney, Villanova, Sr., F

“You Don’t Want These Cards”- Official Music Video by B Simm!

Here it is! The highly anticipated debut of the music video for “You Don’t Want These Cards” by B Simm. You can hear this song being played at UofL home football games!

Video features Previous UofL players Nate Johnson and Mario Urrutia. Also, a special thanks goes out to Elle Raiser, SAE, Sam Beast and Antonio Pantoja with Eye Candy Films. T-Shirts, and exclusive B Simm music are available on

B SIMM – Coming to America Mixtape is releasing on Election day 11-6-12

B Simm can be followed @

Music Video

Men’s Basketball: Big East Preseason Coaches’ Poll and Player Awards!

Here is the 2012-13 Coaches’ Poll from Big East coaches. 1st place votes are in parentheses. Coaches could not vote for their own team, so Rick Pitino voted for Notre Dame.

2012-13 Preseason Coaches’ Poll

1. Louisville (14) 196
2. Syracuse 175
3. Notre Dame (1) 166
4. Cincinnati 152
5. Georgetown 136
6. Pittsburgh 132
7. Marquette 121
8. USF  96
9. Connecticut  83
10. St. John’s  73
11. Rutgers  63
12. Villanova  61
13. DePaul  48
14. Seton Hall  42
15. Providence  31

Also, here are the preseason player awards!

2012-13 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year
Peyton Siva, Louisville

2012-13 BIG EAST Preseason Rookie of the Year
Steven Adams, Pittsburgh

2012-13 Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-4, 221, White Plains, N.Y.
Otto Porter, Georgetown, F, So., 6-8, 205, Sikeston, Mo.
Gorgui Dieng, Louisville, C, Jr., 6-10, 225, Dakar, Senegal
Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-9, 244, Glenview, Ill.
Vincent Council, Providence, G, Sr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2012-13 Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 171, Roxbury, Mass.
Cleveland Melvin, DePaul, F, Jr., 6-8, 208, Baltimore, Md.
D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s, G, So., 6-3, 202, Missouri City, Texas
Anthony Collins, USF, So., G, 6-1, 175, Houston, Texas
Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-4, 205, Jamesville, N.Y.

2012-13 Preseason BIG EAST Honorable Mention
Chane Behanan, Louisville, F, So., 6-7, 250, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, Jr., 6-5, 185, Bowie, Md.
Tray Woodall, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 5-11, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.
C.J. Fair, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-8, 212, Baltimore, Md.

Cardinal news and notes: weekend review

By: Bradley Jones

Another weekend has passed and the University of Louisville football team is still undefeated. The Cardinals (6-0) traveled to Pittsburgh (2-4) this past weekend to take on the Panthers in their Big East conference opener. Prior to Saturday’s game, Louisville was 1-6 in their conference opening games since joining the Big East, this coupled with a 11 a.m. kickoff had some fans nervous as the Cardinals looked to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 2006. Read the rest of this entry

My thoughts on the 1st Red-White scrimmage

By Justin Renck:

As I was sitting in section 109 watching the Red-White game on Saturday afternoon, I decided that rather than tweet updates about plays and players every few minutes, I would just take mental notes and try to put them all together in one write-up. So here are just some notes about what I observed…

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UofL sports weekend outlook

By: Bradley Jones

The Big East tournament for most fall sports is less than a month away. With that said, this weekend is set to host a variety of Louisville sporting events as teams look to improve upon their records and conference standings. Louisville football (5-0) is set to open Big East play this Saturday as they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers. Louisville looks to avenge a 21-14 lost last year to Pittsburgh and improve upon their 1-6 record in Big East openers since joining the league. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 11 a.m. and will be televised on ESPNU.  Read the official press release here  Read the rest of this entry

Men’s Soccer: 12th ranked IU in town tonight!

The UofL Men’s Soccer team (7-4-0) will host 12th ranked Indiana (9-2-1) in a big non-conference match-up tonight at 7 pm at Cardinal Park. The Cards are 6-1 at home and the Hoosiers are 4-0 on the road.

This game is billed as the Border Battle, and the first 300 fans will receive rally towels.

The Cards are coming off of a 2-1 road victory at Syracuse on Saturday when they got the go ahead goal in the 70th minute from Zach Foxhoven.

Here is the official UofL press release about tonight’s game.

Women’s Basketball: Season tickets on sale now!

By Justin Renck:

UofL Women’s Basketball season tickets are now on sale, and there are some great deals! There are a variety of packages you can purchase, starting at $40.

The Cards will play 18 home games, including the season-opener against 2011 National Champion Texas A&M and the Battle of the Bluegrass against Kentucky. Full schedule here.

Louisville returns most players from the 2011-12 team that went 23-10 (10-6 Big East) and made it to the NCAA Second Round. Monique Reid and Tia Gibbs looks to return to form after both missing most of last season with injuries. Shoni Schimmel also returns and looks to guide the Cards deeper into the NCAA tournament.

To purchase tickets call the UofL athletic ticket office at (502) 852-5151

Click the link below to view the seating chart with season ticket prices.


Official UofL press release

Men’s Soccer beats Syracuse; will host IU this week!

By Justin Renck:

The UofL men’s soccer team improved to 7-4-0 and 3-1-0 in Big East play when they beat Syracuse on the road 2-1 on Saturday. Greg Cochrane scored for the Cards in the 28th minute on a pass from Dylan Mares. With the score tied 1-1, Zach Foxhoven scored what would be the game-winning goal as the Cards went up 2-1 and didn’t look back. This was a big win on the road, as Syracuse had a record crowd at SU Stadium.

Click here to read the official UofL press release about the game.

The Cards host a big game this Wednesday as the 14th ranked Indiana Hoosiers come to town. The game is at 7:00 pm and will be at Cardinal Park. Let’s support the Cards and get out there for this big game!

Also, check out the full UofL men’s soccer schedule here!

Field hockey falls to UConn; Volleyball sweeps Seton Hall

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By Bradley Jones:

University of Louisville field hockey fell to No.3 Connecticut Saturday afternoon in front of a home crowd at Trager Stadium. With the 2-1 loss, the Cardinals record falls to 7-6 overall and 1-2 in conference play. The Cardinals started the game with offensive pressure but were unable to capitalize on early opportunities. The Huskies (14-0) managed to score on two corner shots and take a 2-0 lead into half. The Cardinals rallied in the second half behind Becca Maddock’s team-leading eighth goal of the season but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies earned their fourth Big East victory of the season. The Cardinals return to action tomorrow as they host No.11 Iowa in the annual “Stick-it-to-Cancer” game at 1 p.m.

No.17 Louisville volleyball improved their record to 15-2 on the season after sweeping Seton Hall. The Cardinals swept the Pirates in straight sets 25-21, 25-23, 25-20, respectively. The Cardinals were led by the play of Kaitlynn James who had ten kills and no errors, Lola Arslanbekova who recorded 17 kills and eight digs and Caitlin Welch who had a match-high 18 kills. The Cardinals return to the KFC Yum! Center tomorrow to face Rutgers at noon and Monday when they face No.9 Texas at 7 p.m.

Read the official UofL press release for both games Field Hockey and Volleyball

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Women’s Soccer beats Villanova

By Justin Renck:

On Friday night, the UofL women’s soccer team beat Villanova 1-0 and improved their record to 8-3-2 overall and 3-2-2 in Big East play. Charlyn Corral scored a goal in the 2nd half, and the defense did the rest of the work as that is the only goal that the Cards needed in the victory.

Goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer saved 4 shots to get her 16th career shutout and the 6th of this season. She is now tied for 2nd place on the Cardinals’ career shutout list. Read the official UofL press release here.

The Cards will host a big game this Sunday as 11th ranked Georgetown comes to town. The game is at 1:00 at Cardinal Park and will be shown on the CBS Sports Network! Fans can receive free admission with a canned food item.

Cardinal Sports Zone: Weekend Preview

Louisville football is on a bye week before they begin the Big East portion of their schedule however there are still other athletic programs in action this weekend. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Louisville women’s soccer (7-3-2) will host a “Think Pink” match tonight against Villanova at Cardinal Park (7 p.m.). Breast cancer survivors receive free admission with an RSVP. The Cardinals will close out the weekend with a Sunday afternoon match against Georgetown at Cardinal Park (1 p.m.). Read the rest of this entry