55 (Season 2 Episode 20)



This week on 55…..

We are coming to the end of another season of 55. Don’t worry though, still 3-4 episodes left this season and I am confident it will be renewed for a third season. Seeing that I am the only one who could approve or cancel 55 I would have to be a dufus to deny the approval. (Shout out to Steve) Speaking of Steve. Did you tune into the brand new CardinalSportsZone podcast yesterday? We will talk about that too. The ACC Championships have wrapped up for some and are about to gear up for others. Where did the Cards start the week in the polls? Find out here.

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

***Breaking*** 4 star 2016 SF Maverick Rowan is expected to visit UL this weekend per Mike Hughes


– New top 25 polls came out yesterday. The men moved up one spot to #17, The Women fell to #10

– I wanted to include this article  again this week since we are now 2-0. Learn why Justin thinks because of Chris’s dismissal, it’s like a new season

-Here are the current ACC Tournament Seeding projections with Louisville’s scenarios via Steven Rummage AKA Romeo…If you listened to the podcast, you will know why….Wait, did I say podcast???????????

-The CardinalSportsZone Podcast debuted yesterday at noon with ridiculous support by our fans in CSZNation (This is now a thing) Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and know that we will strive to be better every week and entertain you. We will have special guests from time to time as well. We are working on sponsorships and getting the podcast on iTunes as well…We hope you enjoy! The CSZ Podcast will air live at noon on Mondays and Fridays at blogtalkradio.com/csz and you can call into the show at 914-338-0180. We will be adding a tab to the website for easy access to the podcast. Thanks again for giving the podcast an overwhelming debut!

-You can catch yesterdays episode of the CardinalSportsZone Podcast here, We had technical difficulties at beginning so it takes a minute for you to hear us… #SorryForTheWait


Time to catch you up on this week in Cardinal Athletics….

Men’s Basketball:

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com
Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Last Week: GTECH 52-51 W, FSU 81-59 W

There was a slight question of who would step up in Chris’s absence. is must have been a multiple choice question. In the first game, Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell were the answers. Terry with 22 points and Montrezl with 8 points and 8 rebounds, all in key situations in the game. Wayne Blackshear added 10. The dismantling of FSU came by the hands of everyone. Harrell held his own private dunk contest (video at bottom) and had 16 points and 4 rebounds. Terry had 10 points, 9 assists and 6 steals. Wayne lead all scorers with 18 points and added 4 rebounds. Mango pulled down 9 rebounds. Onuaku had 5 boards, 2 steals and 4 points. Quentin added 11 points and 4 assists. The surprise of the game was Anton Gills 14 points off of 5-5 shooting in the game. This offense had a great flow and defense met their deflection quota for the game. Gonna be hard to beat if we keep it up…IF. This game also lacked a long scoring drought that has almost become a staple in UL close games and losses. Next up for the Cards? No biggie, just #12 ND & #2 Virginia at the Yum! Center………….

Women’s Basketball:

Jeff Walz

Last week: @ND 68-52 L, BC 77-60 W, at Virginia 75-59 L

The Cards started the week off with big Monday and #2 ND. The Cards got walloped 68-52. Dyer, Hammond and Moore all scored 11. The common theme in the losses this week were huge second half runs by opponents. Things seemed to be on the right track however as the Cards shifted focus to BC. The Cards defeated BC 77-60 behind Mariya Moore’s 18 points, Jude’s 7 assists and Dyer’s 6 rebounds, all team highs. As good as the Women’s Basketball team looked vs BC, they looked that bad at Virginia in the final 7 minutes of the game. The Cards went down 9 early in the second half but a mini boom gave UL a 47-45 lead. Virginia dominated on the boards and on the scoreboard the rest of the way on a 30-12 run. The Cards locked up a 3 seed and will await winner of Friday Quarterfinal game.




Last week: Butler W 10-1, EKU 5-2 W, Xavier 2-1 L, Xavier 6-3 W, Xavier 2-0 W

This week: 3/3 EKU 3/6-3/8 #11 Miami all at Patterson.

Come out and enjoy your #17 ranked Cards play Baseball and free admission and parking at the Jim!



Louisville Softball

Last week: at Georgia Tech: 6-1 W,5-4 W, 15-2 (6) win

This week 5 game home stand:

3/6 Illinois St & Ball State


3/8 Northwestern & Illinois ST


Swimming & Diving:



On the final day, University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving team reached the podium six times on the final night, including a sweep in the 200-breast led by Thomas Dahlia’s gold medal performance as UofL finished second in its first ACC Men’s Championship after four days of competition at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

The University of Louisville Women’s swimming and diving won two more golds and finished fourth on the last night in the 2015 ACC Women’s Championship Saturday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

Virginia took the crown with 1308.5 points, just edging North Carolina’s 1255. Virginia Tech was third with 1018 and Louisville was fourth with 918 followed by North Carolina State (874), Notre Dame (644), Florida State (577), Pitt (501), Miami (490.5), Duke (478), Georgia Tech (203), Boston College (125) and Clemson (36).

The Men’s and Women’s teams will compete in the NCAA Diving Zones March 12-14 before the NCAA Championships start 3/19 (Women) and 3/26 (Men)

Women’s Golf:

womens golf

The Women sit in second place at the Hurricane Invitational at 283 behind only Northwestern (no relation to Kanye) at 280. The Hurricane Invitational wraps up tomorrow.

Men’s Golf:

The Men’s team travel to Jacksonville, Florida for their first competition since November to take part in the John Hayt Invitational. They finished in 10th place. They next head to Tallahassee on March 13th


Women’s Tennis:


Last week: NCST 4-3 W, #2 Duke 4-0 L

Up next: at GTECH on 3/6 and at Clemson on 3/7

Men’s Tennis:

Last week: Toledo 4-0 W, IU 5-0 W, UWGB 4-1 W, IUPUI 4-0 W

This week: FSU 3/6 ND 3/8 at Bass-Rudd

Women’s Lacrosse:



Kaylin Morissette scored four goals to lead the University of Louisville women’s lacrosse team to a 14-9 win over No. 20 Denver on Saturday afternoon to improve to 3-0 on the season.


Track & Field:


The Louisville track and field men’s team finished tied for ninth while the women finished 12th at the 2015 ACC Indoor Championships held at Rector Field House on the Virginia Tech campus. The Cardinal men moved up several spots with strong finishes by Ben Williams, Calvin Arsenault and Josh Hall.

The Cards outdoor season Starts March 19th!


This has been your one stop shop to catch up on the Cardinal Athletic program, this has been your week in Cardinal Athletics.


-Here is a link to all of the NFL Combine results for the participants from the University Of Louisville

-Here are this years Postseason Unis for BBall:

Louisville Basketball

Love ’em

-Spring Practice schedule for the Fooseball….


-This brings me to a sad time of the year. The season finale of 55. I do not know when it will occur. I always run it a week after the basketball season ends so we have a max of 4 episodes to go, a minimum of 2. I do enjoy doing 55 every week for you guys because it allows me to be more personable and it gives you guys all the info I would want to know if I only got one chance to keep up on everything. Let’s not think about the end though right now, let’s go 4 more weeks….


-Ok, That’s cryptic…..wonder what it means. Oh wait, I know.


-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….



You can find all previous episodes of 55 by typing 55 in the CardinalSportszone.com search bar and clicking search


Vids- I know it seems like Trezl IS the video portion every week but I don’t mind as long as he keeps doing this……

Trezl DunkLFestL


Ryan McMahon Mixtape


*some info taken from press releases, most from CSZ and my brain

**none taken from other people’s thoughts, NONE




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