Monthly Archives: September 2013

Louisville Men’s Basketball Single Game Tickets On Sale Oct. 1


Below is official press release from University of Louisville S.I.D. Kenny Klein

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville men’s basketball single-game tickets for six home games in the KFC Yum! Center will be available beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.

Tickets, which are $39 each, will be available for the following games:  Oct. 29 exhibition vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, Nov. 6 exhibition vs. Pikeville, Nov. 9 vs. College of Charleston, Nov. 15 vs. Cornell, Nov. 29 vs. Southern Mississippi and Dec. 7 vs. Louisiana Lafayette.  The Cardinals’ 2013 NCAA Championship banner will be unveiled at the home opener against College of Charleston.

Tickets, which are located in the upper corners and end court areas of the KFC Yum! Center, will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Cardinal fans may also purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including statewide Kroger locations.  Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders.

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Blueprint: National Title Game


Here we are approaching week six of the NCAA Football season and the Cards have moved just two spots despite 4 teams ahead of us falling (LSU, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas A&M). As a fan, it is discerning to feel like no matter what we do that it seems like we are just running in place. Got me thinking though, what exactly needs to happen for us to make the BCS Title game in Pasadena? I started looking at the schedules of the teams above and the ones who may jump us. Here is the blueprint to our title hopes.

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Women’s Soccer Wins 4-1 Over Rutgers


Senior Charlyn Corral scored two goals and dished out one assist in the Cardinals 4-1 win over Rutgers Sunday.  The Cardinals improve to 2-0-0 in American Athletic Conference play and 6-3-1 overall while Rutgers falls to 1-1-0 in league play and 8-2-1 overall. Louisville will be back in action on Thursday, Oct. 3 as they travel to SMU for an 8:00 p.m. match.

Volleyball Defeats Temple

Cardinal Volleyball at the YUM Center!!

The Cards dropped the first set Sunday vs Temple then never looked back as they defeated the Owls 3-1 at the YUM! Center Sunday afternoon. McClendon led the way for Louisville with 15 kills and 11 digs as the Cards moved to 2-0 in the American Conference and bringing them to 6-6 overall following a four game winning streak. Freshman Janelle Jenkins had nine kills and 10 blocks and Libero Caitlin Welch had a match-high 20 digs.  Emily Juhl joined McClendon in double figure kills with 12 adding two blocks with senior Randi Ewing notching a season-high, career-high 10 blocks. The Cards play their first AAC road game Friday @ SMU followed by Houston on Sunday. Coach Anne Kordes had these words about the road trip. “Those Texas schools are really good and we will have to play well and adjust quickly because we have a target on our backs since we were picked to win the league.  We have to cut back on our unforced errors,”

Top 25 Coaches Poll (9-29-13)

The Full Coaches Poll

Poll Date: Sunday September 29 2013

USA Today Poll
1 Alabama (59) 4-0 1546
2 Oregon (2) 4-0 1479
3 Ohio State 5-0 1397
4 Clemson (1) 4-0 1352
5 Stanford 4-0 1325
6 Georgia 3-1 1148
7 Louisville 4-0 1147
8 Florida State 4-0 1129
9 Texas A&M 4-1 1072
10 Oklahoma 4-0 964
11 LSU 4-1 931
12 South Carolina 3-1 860
13 UCLA 3-0 812
14 Miami (FL) 4-0 727
15 Northwestern 4-0 620
16 Baylor 3-0 573
17 Michigan 4-0 546
18 Washington 4-0 545
19 Florida 3-1 515
20 Oklahoma State 3-1 330
21 Fresno State 4-0 270
22 Texas Tech 4-0 231
23 Northern Illinois 4-0 131
24 Arizona State 3-1 118
25 Nebraska 3-1 71
  • Dropped from rankings: Ole Miss 21, Notre Dame 22, Wisconsin 24
  • Others receiving votes: Ole Miss 69, Virginia Tech 54, Wisconsin 47, Maryland 45, Notre Dame 29, Missouri 21, UCF 15, Michigan State 10, Rutgers 9, Oregon State 7, Utah 1, Arizona 1, Cincinnati 1, East Carolina 1, Iowa 1

Full AP Poll (9-29-13)

Latest AP Top 25 Poll

1 Alabama
Alabama (55)
Record: 4-0
PV Rank




2 Oregon
Oregon (5)
Record: 4-0
3 Clemson
Record: 4-0
4 Ohio State
Record: 5-0
5 Stanford
Record: 4-0
6 Georgia
Record: 3-1
7 Louisville
Record: 4-0
8 Florida State
Record: 4-0
9 Texas A&M
Record: 4-1
10 LSU
Record: 4-1
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Some 2014 UofL commits had big games Friday night!


The Cards may be on the bye week, but there are still things to be excited about on this Saturday, and one of those is the future of Cardinal football! This post is all about seeing how a few 2014 UofL commits did in their games on Friday night. These guys put up some big numbers! And another important stat: all of their teams won! It is a big thing if you can recruit kids that are used to winning.

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UL/Memphis Volleyball Televised


@UofLVolleyball starts of their inaugural season in the AAC this weekend with games with Memphis and Temple on tap Friday and Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center. The Memphis Tigers are one of the Volleyball teams oldest rivals. It is sure to be a phenomenal environment this weekend. CardNation come show your support!

TV: Fans who cannot attend the Memphis match can watch it on WHAS Digital 11.2, Comcast 202 and on Time Warner 432.

(Click Below for more information on the team from Associate S.I.D. Nancy Worley)

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More Mini-Plan Details!

Click on the graphic below to take you to more details for the Basketball flex plans!


Louisville Commit L.J. Scott: SportsCenter #1 Top Play


Every night on SportsCenter, the top 10 plays from around the country are played. Every day America submits what they think should be the ten best plays in America. Being #1 is something CardNation is getting use to and on this night it wouldn’t be any different. L.J. Scott, a 5-10 224 pound RB out of Marion Harding High School in Marion, Ohio leaped over a defender and rumbled to the end zone for what appeared to be a 50 yard TD. Scott, a Louisville commit, was flagged for the play because hurdling is illegal in High School football in Ohio. I asked LJ what it meant to him being on SportsCenter Top 10. “ It meant more to me that kids who look up to me were happy more than my own happiness if that makes sense. Marion is a great town but unfortunately its been out shadowed by negative light lately. It was a team effort though, but I’m just more excited kids who look up to me know that great things are possible with God and hard work!!” said LJ. When I asked his thoughts about everyone who helped to get the video on he said “to everyone who helped it go viral I can’t thank them enough… to the city of Marion, to Cardnation!! I cant explain the appreciation of everything! I cant wait to be a cardinal but im not in a hurry to leave my beloved Marion!!!

This kid is a special kid and that’s become the standard of what Coach Strong recruits. A very humble and Outstanding young man. CardNation we are lucky. I told him we will hopefully see him make more Top 10’s as a Card. Below is the clip, Enjoy!

Three Louisville Men’s Basketball Game Times Updated

Cardinal(Press Release Via UofL S.I.D. Kenny Klein)


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The tipoff times for three University of Louisville men’s basketball games have been updated to accommodate national telecasts for the events.

Louisville’s Dec. 21 game at FIU will start at 6 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1.    The game had been listed as a 5 p.m. tipoff earlier.

The Cardinals’ Jan. 4 game at Rutgers will tip off at 6 p.m. ET.  It had previously been listed as either a 2 or 6 p.m. start.

UofL’s Jan. 12 game against SMU in the KFC Yum! Center will start at 1 p.m., an hour earlier than what had been previously published.

Is Chinanu Onuaku the Cards next 2014 Commit?



Top 5 Center Chinanu Onuaku recently cut his list down to Louisville and Miami. Onuaku is a very important recruit for the Cards and they are letting him know it, just last week Coach Pitino paid Onuaku a visit and others in the staff were in to see him this week. Onuaku had planed to see IU this week but that visit has also now been canceled. Many believed, including myself, that Maryland was the Cards biggest competition for the 6’10 Center and with the recent news it looks like he is the Cards to lose. It sounds as though Onuaku wont wait very long to announce his decision so keep your eyes open over the next week CardNation as we may just have the next piece to the 2014 class.

Basketball Mini-Plans On Sale Tomorrow!


Starting tomorrow morning at 10 A.M. Mini-plans can be purchased through the University. They come in four and six packs and you get to pick the four or six games you want to attend from the list provided. The FInal Four plan you can pick four out of the following opponents: Hofstra, Hartford, UKMC, Missouri State, Houston, USF or Temple. The Pick Six Plan allows you to pick six of the following eight opponents: A “Pick Six Plan” is also available in which six games can be selected from this group of eight opponents:  Western Kentucky, Memphis, SMU, Cincinnati, Rutgers, USF, Temple, and Connecticut. Click below for the full official press release from S.I.D Kenny Klein.

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No. 18 Men’s Soccer With Their Second Straight Shutout


Junior midfielder Nolan Moore delivered his first goal as a Cardinal to help lift the 18th-ranked Louisville men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over visiting SIU Edwardsville on Tuesday night at Cardinal Park. Click below for more details.

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Men’s Golf Captures Cardinal Intercollegiate Title


For the fourth time in school history, the University of Louisville men’s golf team captured the 2013 Cardinal Intercollegiate Tuesday at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Ky. Antoine LeSaux led the Cardinals with a third-place finish. Click link for full press release.

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College Football’s Week 5 games for the Top 10

Closeup of American Football on Field


USA Today Poll
1 Alabama (59) 3-0 1547
2 Oregon (3) 3-0 1480
3 Ohio State 4-0 1399
4 Clemson 3-0 1332
5 Stanford 3-0 1312
6 LSU 4-0 1161
7 Louisville 4-0 1140
8 Florida State 3-0 1121
9 Texas A&M 3-1 1044
10 Georgia 2-1 1020

The Cards began the season ranked 9th in the country and had been gaining 1 spot each week so far, climbing up to 6th place last week in the USA Today/Coaches poll, which figures into the BCS rankings. After the 72-0 blowout against FIU, Louisville actually dropped a spot to #7 as LSU took the 6th spot after they beat Auburn. There is not much of a gap between LSU and Louisville in the rankings when it comes to points, but there also is not much between Louisville and 8th ranked Florida State. Let’s take a look at who the top 10 teams play this week so you can see who you need to be cheering for.

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2015 QB Ross Trail Commits to Louisville (Highlights)



Charlie Strong picked up his first commitment of the 2015 class when he received word that QB Ross Trail would be attended UofL. The 6’3 Trail looks to be a 4 Star QB when the 2015 rankings begin to come out. Currently Trail’s only other offer was from Memphis but many SEC and Big 10 schools are beginning to show heavy interest and those offers should come rolling in soon. This makes the 3rd straight year that Louisville will start of the class with a QB (’13 Bolin, ’14 Bonnafon).

Cardinal News And Notes: Weekend Catch-up


Here is a wrap-up of all things Cardinal for this past weekend, Enjoy as we were really busy this weekend across the board:

Field Hockey: @ULFieldHockey

On Friday the #19 Field Hockey team defeated #20 ODU in a thrilling 3-2 game in OT.  Erin Schneidtmiller’s goal just 45 seconds into OT gave them the victory. After being down 1-0 on Sunday, The Cards come back to take that contest 2-1

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New USA Today/Coaches Poll and AP Poll

Teddy Bridgewater

USA Today Poll
1 Alabama (59) 3-0 1547
2 Oregon (3) 3-0 1480
3 Ohio State 4-0 1399
4 Clemson 3-0 1332
5 Stanford 3-0 1312
6 LSU 4-0 1161
7 Louisville 4-0 1140
8 Florida State 3-0 1121
9 Texas A&M 3-1 1044
10 Georgia 2-1 1020
11 Oklahoma State 3-0 909
12 Oklahoma 3-0 863
13 South Carolina 2-1 825
14 UCLA 3-0 731
15 Miami (FL) 3-0 613
16 Northwestern 4-0 560
17 Michigan 4-0 534
18 Baylor 3-0 465
19 Florida 2-1 449
20 Washington 3-0 427
21 Ole Miss 3-0 331
22 Notre Dame 3-1 317
23 Fresno State 3-0 156
24 Wisconsin 3-1 98
25 Texas Tech 4-0 92
  • Dropped from rankings: Arizona State 23, Michigan State 24
  • Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 47, UCF 35, Nebraska 34, Arizona 33, Northern Illinois 21, Arizona State 19, Maryland 11, Michigan State 8, Rutgers 5, Texas 4, Virginia Tech 3, Missouri 2, Utah 1, Minnesota 1
AP Top 25
1 Alabama (56) 3-0 1496
2 Oregon (4) 3-0 1418
3 Clemson 3-0 1340
4 Ohio State 4-0 1320
5 Stanford 3-0 1270
6 LSU 4-0 1167
7 Louisville 4-0 1088
8 Florida State 3-0 1049
9 Georgia 2-1 1029
10 Texas A&M 3-1 1011
11 Oklahoma State 3-0 849
12 South Carolina 2-1 828
13 UCLA 3-0 798
14 Oklahoma 3-0 689
15 Miami (FL) 3-0 687
16 Washington 3-0 559
17 Northwestern 4-0 477
18 Michigan 4-0 450
19 Baylor 3-0 441
20 Florida 2-1 414
21 Ole Miss 3-0 342
22 Notre Dame 3-1 256
23 Wisconsin 3-1 130
24 Texas Tech 4-0 127
25 Fresno State 3-0 110
  • Dropped from rankings: Arizona State 23
  • Others receiving votes: Arizona State 41, Georgia Tech 30, Maryland 24, UCF 19, Nebraska 13, Northern Illinois 9, Arizona 8, Virginia Tech 4, Michigan State 3, Missouri 2, Navy 1, Rutgers 1

Cards do what they need to do against FIU

Charlie Strong

In a day filled with not-so-exciting college football games, the Louisville Cardinals did not intend for this game to be close and filled with drama. After last week’s 14 point win at Kentucky, where a lot of people said our national title hopes and Teddy Bridgewater’s Heisman hopes took a hit, the Cards needed to come out and make a statement and be dominant. I would say they did just that, leaving no doubt in this game. If you are a top 10 team and you play a team that is this bad, you have to put on a performance like this and not struggle to have control of the game.

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