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…..
-The Cards that we all knew were there showed up yesterday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cards defeat the Panthers 80-68 becoming the first team with 4 wins at the P.E.C. The Cards shot 65% from the field missing a total of 16 shots, 3 of those being blocked shots. Terry Rozier led the way with 26 points off of 10-16 shooting. Fellow Wooden award watchee Montrezl Harrell added 18 points and 7 rebounds. Chris Jones added 17 points,9 assists and 5 rebounds and Mango Mathiang shot a perfect 3-3 from the field and 5-5 from the free throw line. Mathiang was a 37% shooter prior to the game. The Cards are scheduled to face BC in a game that may be in jeopardy on Wednesday at BC due to weather. The Cards then host the #13 ranked TarHeels on Saturday.
-Speaking of rankings the new polls came out today for the AP and Coaches. UofL remained at #10 in the AP poll and moved up one spot in the Coaches poll.
-To the Women we go….The Women’s Basketball team held on to defeat a tough Miami squad last night 68-55 at the Yum! Center after a disappointing loss at FSU earlier in the week 68-63. The Cards overcame a 21-1 start from FSU to take the lead late in the second half but could not hold on. Sara Hammond took over in the 2nd half scoring 14 in a row at one point to give UL a 6 point lead. Against Miami it was a different story. The ladies came out and played like they got embarrassed earlier in the week ant knocked off a scrappy Miami team. Despite another slow start, the Cards went on a 41-24 run in the second half to get the W. Myisha Hines-Allen scored a career high 23 points off of 10-11 shooting from the field. Bria Smith added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists. The Cards have a tough task this week hosting #23 Syracuse Thursday in search of Jeff Walz 200th win at UL! He is 199-72.
-For the women, only the AP poll has come out. The Cards drop 4 spots to #8 and FSU leaps to #9. Other ACC schools include Notre Dame at #4,UNC at #16, Duke at #17 and Syracuse at #23.
-In a story you may have read here at CSZ, DC Todd Grantham has been named the favorite for the same position with the Oakland Raiders. It would most certainly cost us numerous recruits for next season. We will update you as we hear more.
-Yes, I too am angry Roman Reigns won the Rumble. I love wrestling too…. #sorrynotsorry #wellmaybealittle
Time to catch you up on this week in Cardinal Athletics….
-The #4 ranked UofL Men’s Swimming & Diving team defeated uk 211-89 on uk’s Senior day Saturday in Lexington. The #19 ranked Women’s team scraped by uk 155-145 after the cats won 3 out 4 events the last day to finish the meet. After the match uk fans threw snowballs at the UofL team as they left the facility. Not where I would think the trash-talking and erratic behavior would happen.
-Men’s Tennis traveled to Virginia to get some revenge on them for being so dominant so far this season in our maiden year in the ACC. Didn’t change at all. Virginia defeated UL 5-0 on Saturday a day after UL swept VCU 4-0. The Cards will next host Oregon and Morehead St on Feb 8th.
-Women’s Tennis Falls to No. 4 Duke at ITA Kickoff Weekend and suffer their first loss this season 4-0. The Cards also played Furman (not the detective) and won 4-0 on Saturday. The Cards host Xavier and NKU on Sunday Feb 1.
The Louisville track and field team set two school records at the Vanderbilt Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the Vanderbilt Student Rec Center. Chanel Krause set a new school record in the pole vault while the men’s 4×400 meter relay team set a new record as well.
The Cards will travel to the IU relays this weekend…
-Also the University of Louisville Softball team will open up it’s season next Friday the 6th in a 3 day event. The Cards will face UC Davis, UNLV, CSU Bakersfield, #15 Minnesota and #11 Washington in this event. The Cards are receiving votes.
-This has been your one stop shop to catch up on the Cardinal Athletic program, this has been your week in Cardinal Athletics.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fans will have a new location to listen the University of Louisville baseball program in 2015 as 93.9 The Ville will serve as the radio home for the Cardinals as an official broadcast partner of U of L.
ESPN Louisville, the group behind local stations ESPN 680 and 105.7 FM, announced on Monday morning the launch of 93.9 The Ville, Powered by ESPN. The station, which is scheduled to go live on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 93.9 FM, will provide coverage of the Cardinals through an official partnership with Louisville Sports Properties, which represents U of L athletics.
-Seems like a great venture and opportunity for the University. I would bet that all sports gravitate towards this network eventually.
-Louisville Baseball gets their 4th preseason ranking being ranked at #12 in Baseball America’s Pre-season top 25. Can the Cards go for 3 CWS in a row? L-Yeah they can.
-I want to give a small shout-out to former teammate and a guy who has been a huge influence in my life. Roman Oben was named Director of Youth Football for the NFL. I am very proud of you my friend and hope for your continued success.
-55 is not a UofL sports exclusive post. With that being said, go to Victory Baptist Church Saturday and support Louisville’s semi-pro Basketball team, The Louisville Diesel, as they face the Indiana Generals at 4pm.
-Last but not least, I will be going onto the @TalkinACCSports podcast on February 15th at 10pm. My good buddy @hokiesmash has invited me on and can’t wait to be a part of this episode. One of the best ACC podcasts I have listened to. If you are a podcaster, get on iTunes and subscribe today!
-Until next time CardNation…This was 55….
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P.S-Not a sports clip but one of the funniest things I have seen in a while….
*some info taken from press releases, most from CSZ and my brain
**none taken from other people’s thoughts, NONE
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