This week on 55…..
We talk the dismissal of Chris Jones. We also cover other Louisville men who aren’t sure they want to be Louisville men anymore. Rankings, rankings and rankings. ACC MVP? Also big news in the land of CSZ to talk about and I can’t wait to share it. We also have some combine results and assessments. On ESPN/ESPN2 tonight CardNation takes over and we say good bye to a friend of the site, Elle Raiser. So here we go.
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 fell all the way to #17 this week after losing to Syracuse and losing a valuable piece to the puzzle. The @UofLWBB team remained at #8 this week. The Women’s Cards battle #4 ND tonight on ESPN2 at 7 and the Men’s team travels to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 7 on ESPN.
– Coach Rick Pitino’s team went 1-1 this week by defeating Miami 55-53. Montrezl Harrell was the hero of this one scoring 21 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. He actually won this game for us at the free throw line, not a typo. I am certain they finished with 55 points in my honor. Please don’t honor me again. They play FSU on Saturday.
-Saturday was the final game in a Cardinal uniform for Senior Guard Chris Jones. He was suspended last Tuesday and had to sit out the Syracuse game. Was reinstated a few days later. Helped lead us to a win vs Miami on Saturday then booted Sunday. A multitude of rumors circulating but regardless of what the truth is I hope for my buddy to get help and get well. I appreciate everything you did for us on the court. He has stated he will go see coach John Lucas who runs anger management programs for athletes. You may remember John Lucas for being the one that helped Chane Behanan last year after HIS dismissal.
-With all of the negative nancies out there, (Apologies to anyone named Nancy) Justin Renck tells us why we should look at this development as a new beginning. Read here.
-Will Stein has accepted a GA position with Charlie Strong at UT-Austin….we wish Will the best of luck.
-The Cards had 11 players attend the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this past few days. Click on the names listed for assessments and results. Michael Dyer, Devante Parker, Dom Brown, John Miller, Jamon Brown, Gerald Christian. We will have more on the others later.
-It was reported today that Juwon Pass removed UL from consideration last night. Pass was a 2016 QB target for the Cards. He did state today that UL is a top target. Speculation is that the 43 QB’s at UL already may have played a part in it.
Time to catch you up on this week in Cardinal Athletics….
Men’s Basketball: Lost @ Syracuse, Beat Miami. Next up: GTECH tonight, @FSU Saturday
Beat UNC, won @Va Tech. Next up: @#4 ND tonight and hosting BC on Thursday
Lost 2/3 games to Arkansas State last week. Host Butler Tuesday, EKU Wednesday and 3 games vs Xavier Friday-Sun. Fell all the way to #17.
All games last week were cancelled. Traveling to Georgis Tech this weekend for a 3 game series.
Swimming & Diving:
Kelsi Worrell’s gold medal swim in the 100-fly and Tanja Kylliainen’s gold in the 400-IM shattered two ACC records, which along with two other school records setting performances in the 100-breast and the 400-medley relay, paced the University of Louisville women’s swimming and diving team in the Day 3 finals of the 2015 ACC Championships.
Our first ACC Champion!!!!!
The Men’s ACC Championships start this Thursday!!!!
The Cards defeated uk 381-387 on Sunday in the Battle of the Bluegrass held in Port St Lucie, Florida. Right. Emily Haas and Katie Mitchell tied for 1st on the individual scoreboard. The Cards travel to Miami for the Hurricane Invitational on March 2nd.
The Men’s team travel to Jacksonville, Florida for their first competition since November to take part in the John Hayt Invitational.
Lost to #26 ND 4-3 on Friday and 4-3 to North Texas on Sunday. Next up is @NCST on Friday and @Duke on Sunday.
Men’s team is on a 6 match winning streak as they take down Illinois State 6-1 & Chicago State 7-0. Next up for the Cards they host Toledo & IU on Wednesday then Green Bay & IUPUI on Saturday at Bass-Rudd.
The Cards defeated Canisius 15-3 on Saturday to bring the #13 Cards to 2-0 on the season. The Cards travel to Denver on Saturday for their game vs Denver.
Track & Field:
The ACC Championships start in Blacksburg, Virginia on Thursday.
This has been your one stop shop to catch up on the Cardinal Athletic program, this has been your week in Cardinal Athletics.
-Stay tuned to CSZ and CSZ on Twitter (@CardSportsZone) tomorrow for a big announcement from the CSZ gang. It will be epic IMO
-Tanja Kylliainen was named ACC Most Valuable Swimmer at the ACC Championships this past weekend.
-I would like to say goodbye to a personal friend of mine, Mike AKA “ElleRaiser”. He is heading back to Florida to start at a job he got from finishing his education at the University of Louisville. I know some of you did not like him and others did not have a problem with him. However he helped out CSZ from day one and never showed me any of the selfishness or nastiness or any of the other negative traits you guys have voiced on social media. So for that I thank you buddy and wish you the very best. First Chris and now Elle. I can only go by my experiences with him and he was cool to me. Good luck.
-Asia Durr is a scoring machine 2 games and 100+ points, sheesh!
-Lastly, DeVante thinks it would be cool to reunite with Teddy
-As always, don’t forget to follow the great people of CSZ on Twitter. @justinrenck, @Stiz_CSZ, @Darylfoust4 & myself @Jeremy_CSZ. Until next time CardNation…This was 55….
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*some info taken from press releases, most from CSZ and my brain
**none taken from other people’s thoughts, NONE