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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Grantham Turns Down Raiders and Gets Paid at Louisville

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Not only did Todd Grantham avoid having to coach football for the Oakland Raiders, he now gets to stay at Louisville and make more money. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.

The following is from Jeremy Fowler’s article on ESPN.com.

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Best of Montrezl Harrell vs North Carolina

The big man had 22 points and 15 rebounds against the Tar Heels on Saturday and was clearly the engine behind the comeback for the Cards. Here are his highlights, including his second best dunk ever as a Louisville Cardinal.

Louisville vs North Carolina Highlights 1/31/15

Terry Rozier Previews North Carolina 1/30/15

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Rick Pitino and Terry Rozier met with the media on Friday afternoon to preview the UNC game. This is Rozier’s portion of the press conference. He talks about the NBA draft, Yum Center rims, Chris Jones, and much more.

On the NBA draft: We haven’t talked about that. Like I’ve been saying the whole year, or since I’ve been on this little verge of people saying if I’m going to leave or not, it’s something that we’ve talked about. But we’ve said I’m going to focus on being the best college basketball player I can be. It would be selfish to think about the pros right now. I mean, I’m not going to lie and say I don’t think about it. It’s something in my mind. But for me to be thinking about the draft and me leaving without taking care of business here first is selfish of me. That’s all I’m focused on right now — helping my team go and win the national championship.

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Rick Pitino Previews North Carolina 1/30/15

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Rick Pitino and Terry Rozier met with the media on Friday afternoon to preview the North Carolina game. Here is Pitino’s portion of the press conference, transcribed by Jeff Greer of the Courier Journal.

Pitino talks about the Tar Heels, the recent intrasquad scrimmage, Terry Rozier’s NBA draft stock, and much more.

Opening statement: I guess, when I got on the plane or the bus ride back from Boston, checked out the ACC scores, I was quite surprised. And that’s the nature of any great conference — it’s full of surprises because the bottom is very close to the top. Boston College played Virginia to the mat; they pulled away at the end. We pulled away at the end. Any great league has to have the bottom close to the top, and the teams in our league at the bottom. Georgia Tech, I believe, was winless and just blitzed Miami at Miami. So that’s the sign of any really good league. If you’re not on top of your game, you’re going to come away with an L. Carolina’s playing much better than the first time we played them. They’re on a winning streak, they’re playing with more scoring, more confidence and they’re better than the last time we faced them, so we have to be better.

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Video: UNC Celebration After Beating Louisville 3 Weeks Ago

Here is video of the last time North Carolina won the National Championship. Oh, sorry. This is just a video celebrating a regular season victory over a new conference team on your home floor. My mistake.

Card Talk

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-The above is a sight that few of us love to see. It’s the White-Out suit. It’s not pretty but it works sometimes. OK, more often it doesn’t. Tomorrow is our annual White-Out game vs #13 UNC at 4pm. If you are going, represent:

You can pick that up from any of the Cardinal Authentic locations.

 

-Jeff Walz recorded his 200th victory at the University of Louisville last night defeating top 25 Syracuse 78-58 last night. Congrats Coach!

 

-Don’t Forget to tune into 93.9 FM for all things UofL. John Ramsey has a show on from 3-6p

 

-Congrats out to Pedro Sibea:

 

-Last, but certainly not least. One of my mentors and a person who did a lot to give CSZ credibility is leaving the University Of Louisville. Nick Stover (@ULFlyingCard) was named CMO of BodyShapes Medical. He came on any show we were doing, helped us out in any way and never acted like we were to young of a site to lend his knowledge and help to. When we traveled to different cities for events, he would link up with us and give us tips. Thank You for everything. Good Luck in your future endeavors and Go Cards!

 

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Terry Rozier Ain’t Walking Through That Door Next Year….

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Any avid Basketball fan that truly understands talent and what basketball is all about seen this coming. Me and Steve had come into the year saying…well, we loze Wayne,Trezl and Terry. Coach Pitino has alluded to that throughout the season and today he flat out said it.

http://www.courier-journal.com/videos/sports/college/basketball/louisville/2015/01/30/22599687/

Seems like coach reaffirmed what most of us already knew. 1) Terry is gone 2) nobody reads Mock Drafts

Go Cards!

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(credit to the Courier-Journal for the video)

Teddy Bridgewater: Pepsi Rookie Of The Year

Today it was announced that Louisville’s own Teddy Bridgewater was named the Pepsi Rookie Of The Year. This award is given out by the fans and the fans apparently feel like Teddy is not the little hand, skinny knees, bad pro day having QB that some “experts” did…cough cough Mayock. Teddy did have an incredible rookie year. He beat out Jeremy Hill, Odell Beckham Jr, Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans for the award. He played in 13 games throwing 259-402 for a 64.4% completion rate. He threw for 2,919 yards, 14 TD and 12 INT’s. He also had 209 yards rushing and 1 rushing TD. Here’s some words from fellow rookies and former Cards:

 

Great job Teddy! All of us here in CardNation are very proud!

Go Cards!

 

Happy Birthday Cards!

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If you are on Twitter or Facebook you probably already know it’s Happy Cardinal Birthday day to a few of our members in #L1C4 land. So go wish them a Happy Birthday on Facebook. You can also go to Twitter and wish Matz a Happy Birthday at @MatzStockman and Luuuuuuuuuke one at @lukeskywalka11 so they can see your well wishes.

Go Cards!

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Louisville Releases 2015 Football Schedule

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Here is the 2015 football schedule for the Louisville Cardinals. It obviously starts out with a bang as the Cards take on the Auburn Tigers in Atlanta, Georgia. Another big game looks like Clemson coming to town for a Thursday night game. We already know how exciting those games are.

When the Cards hit the road to face Florida State, they will do so coming off of a bye week. They will finish the season with consecutive road games at Pittsburgh and at Kentucky following Thanksgiving once again.

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Video: Louisville’s Guards Pave Way to Road Win Over Boston College

AP Photo/John Raoux

AP Photo/John Raoux

Chris Jones and Terry Rozier combined to score 51 of the Cards’ 81 points last night against Boston College as Louisville picked up the 81-72 win on the road. They also combined to make 19-28 shots, including 5-7 from three. They had 11 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 turnover between the two of them.

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Louisville vs Boston College Highlights 1/28/15

Cardinal Catch-Up

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Here are some updates from around CardNation:

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-DC Todd Grantham WILL stay at the University of Louisville. He turned down the Raiders DC job today. This is good news for CardNation just days away from signing day.

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-After a roller coaster last 24 hours, Sheldrick Redwine has reaffirmed his commitment to the University of Louisville. It was reported that he decommitted last night and committed to Auburn. Justin shares more here.

McDeeze

-The 2015 Boys McDonald’s All-American team was announced tonight. In a move that surely infuriated a lot of people, 0 of the Cards commits were selected as game participants. Despite being ranked higher than some selected, Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel and Ray Spaulding were left off of the list. Two 4 stars were selected and all 3 of our guys are 5 stars. I will now boycott McDonald’s.

-The 2015 Girls All-American team was also announced tonight. A record 3 Cards were selected. Asia Durr, Taja Cole and Sam Fuehring were all selected. OK, I may have an apple pie now and then….

 

Go Cards!

 

Now Redwine is Still a Louisville Commit?

Photo: Scout.com

Photo: Scout.com

Advice: Don’t follow football recruiting too seriously. You are better off just waiting until National Signing Day. If you follow it too much and get too invested in it, you are due for some headaches for sure. Just let us bring you some of the news and you can do with it what you want.

Last night, I posted that cornerback Sheldrick Redwine had decommitted from the Cards, and that this wasn’t a surprise to me at all. Apparently, now that has changed and Redwine is saying that he never decommitted and he plans to sign with Louisville next Wednesday.

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Is a G.G. Robinson Decommitment Next?

Photo: hudl.com

Photo: hudl.com

I have been given no information on this, so all of this is just my opinion. It has been in my head for a while, but now just seems like the time to let it out. So take it for what it’s worth.

When G.G. Robinson committed to the Cards back in August, he chose Louisville over the Virginia Cavaliers. At the time, he said he wasn’t sure how stable that Mike London’s (Virginia head coach) job was and that impacted his decision. So from the very start, I have never been convinced that Robinson was 100% committed to Louisville.

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Todd Grantham Has Talked to a Couple Recruits

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Since it was reported Monday that defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was the top choice to take the same position with the Oakland Raiders, things have been pretty quiet on that front. Not only is it big news because it is a coach possibly leaving, but this is happening just over a week before National Signing Day, which is February 4.

A couple of Louisville’s verbal commits tweeted tonight that they talked to Grantham. What they had to say seems to indicate that Grantham will remain at Louisville. Of course, nothing is official just yet. But you have to like what they said at least, and it’s all the information that is available right now.

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Sheldrick Redwine Decommits; Water is Still Wet

Photo: hudl.com

Photo: hudl.com

In news that is surprising to no one that remotely follows recruiting, Sheldrick Redwine is no longer committed to the Louisville Cardinals.

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Louisville Football to host Signing Day Party on February 4th

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

One of the many reasons we love Coach Petrino so much is simply because he likes what the fans like. Louisville Football announced today it will host a Football Signing Day Party on February 4th at the Brown and Williamson Club in PJCS. The signing day party tradition was cut under Charlie Strong but made its return last season when Bobby Petrino took the reins of the Cardinal program again. This years recruiting class will be the first full class under Petrino and looks to possibly be the highest ranked in Louisville history.

I don’t know why things like this mean so much to us but they do! Thanks again Bobby and Go Cards!!

From Press Release Per Louisville Football

LOUISVILLE, Ky.– National Football Signing Day is rapidly approaching and the University of Louisville football team has a full slate of coverage and events scheduled as head coach Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals welcome the class of 2015 on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

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55 Season 2 Episode 15

 

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This week on 55………..

We talk about an array of things. Where are the Cards in this weeks polls? Will Todd Grantham single handedly crush our recruiting class? The ESPN/UL radio venture and my favorite teammates at UL. Also in a few weeks I will take a trip to hokie land to do an ACC podcast and much much more…

Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..

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