55 (Season 2 Episode 21)


This week on 55…..

We talk about everything in the world of Cardinal Athletics. We talk K’s. Kuric, Kelsey and K.Ware. Where will the Cards play and when? We got you covered. We talk the latest episodes of the Cardinal Sports Zone podcasts which you can find at CardinalSportsZone.com/podcast (Cheap Pop). Tonights selection show at 7pm with Perrin and Daryl too. We ask again, what’s next in the ever-changing world of 55? More clues later.

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

-Tonight at 7 pm at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/csz/2015/03/16/csz-ncaa-tournament-selection-discussion-show-31615 we will host the CardinalSportsZone NCAA Selection show. Steve, the coach, myself and @KyWomenTalkSports own Daryl Foust will break down Louisville’s chances and opponents in the NCAA Tourney. We will also reveal the Women’s opponent as well. Our special guest Perrin Johnson will also join us live. Also you can call in at 914-338-0180 and share your picks and thoughts on the tourney run. Speaking of the Cards….


-The Cards first trip to the ACC Tourney was a forgettable one. After a double bye, the red-hot UNC Tarheels defeated us 70-60 to send us home for the first time since losing to UCONN in the Big east finals in 2011. We started off great and finished awful. That’s all I will say about that game. Thankfully we were selected as a 4 seed in the East Region and will face the UC Irvine Anteaters at 4:15 in Seattle.

(Full Bracket)

For more info on this years tournament visit UofL Basketball Tournament central. It is a really cool site and is a one stop spot for all things postseason Cards. Check it out.



-I’m pretty sure Rutherford was talking junk to me today:



OK, he wasn’t, sorry dude…bro hug

*got my eyes you still*


-On Monday’s, CardinalSportsZone.com UL great Kyle Kuric will be starting up a blog on the site called Kyle’s Korner which should be real good. His first edition dropped this morning. Kyle will be keeping us up to date on his career and personal life overseas. We will be trying to get other former Cards to do something similar in the future. (Kyle’s Korner)

Kyle Kuric

-Reminds me. After last basketball season I got a very strange phone call at 5:45 am. The timing was strange, not the call. My guy Alhaji was calling after his championship win and had something on his mind. “Jeremy, why don’t former Cards have more coverage of what we do overseas” That was a great question. I didn’t have an answer. Talked to Justin about it after that call then we just kinda let it go because we had no response. Hopefully with Kyle starting up this series, more guys that you have come to love will join in and do the same. Shout out to Mo diggety..never forget:

I actually hope to get Alhaji, Peyton, Russ, Preston, Sosa and SVT to do this for us in the future. Stay Tuned…



me neither…

-I was looking through my Instagram timeline the other day and noticed that another 55 at UL had taken a liking to my 55 shield and had it as his own avi on IG…..Keith Kelsey, I’m watching you too…….lol



-Our guy Kevin Ware almost single-handedly led the Panthers of Georgia State to the big dance after a 18 point performance. Congrats my man, you are going dancing again!




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

Women’s Basketball: (25-6) #8

Jeff Walz

Idle last week. Cards stay at #8 this week.

Awaiting NCAA berth. We will bring it to you live tonight on the CSZ Podcast


Baseball: (14-6) #13 Baseball America


Last Week: OLE MISS 5-3 W, Ole Miss 8-3 L, BC 5-4 (10) W, BC 13-0 W, BC 5-2 W

This week: Purdue on Tuesday at home then off to South Bend for a 3 game series vs the Fighting Irish

Come out and enjoy your #15 ranked Cards play Baseball and free admission and parking at the Jim vs Purdue tomorrow!!!!!


Softball: (13-7)

Louisville Softball

Last week: Illinois St 10-2 W (5), Illinois St 4-3 L (8), Ball ST 8-0 (5) W, Virginia 5-0 W, Virginia 5-4 W, Virginia 7-5 W

This week: @ Ohio State on Wednesday, @ Miami (OH) on Thursday and then back home on Saturday and Sunday for a 3 game tilt vs  #27 UNC. Saturday games at noon & 2, Sunday at 2.


Swimming & Diving: Men #10, Women #20



University of Louisville senior Emily Stalmack from the No. 20-ranked Cardinal women’s swimming and diving team punched her ticket to the post-season as competition concluded after three-days at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships on Saturday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

It is Stalmack’s first time qualifying for next week’s NCAA Championships. She is just the second Cardinal diver in school history to advance to the Championships from the highly competitive Zone C.

Stalmack will join nine previously qualified swimmers at the NCAA Championships, running Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m., with finals following at 7 p.m. She finished seventh on the platform with a score of 470.45 in the five dive format.

Five members of the No. 20-ranked University of Louisville women’s swimming and diving team were selected for NCAAs.

The swimmers include seniors Tanja Kylliainen and Abigail Chin, juniors Kelsi Worrell and Andrea Kneppers and sophomore Andrea Cottrell.

The Cardinals also qualified all five relays, meaning sophomores Maggie Patterson and Abigail Houck along with freshman sprinter Rachel Grooms and senior backstroker Erica Belcher will attend as part of those relay teams only.



Women’s Golf:

womens golf

Katie Mitchell matched her career-best three-round score and helped the University of Louisville women’s golf team capture a fourth-place finish at the Hurricane Invitational on Wednesday in Miami, Fla. The Cardinals, earning a top-five finish for the sixth time this season, combined for a 21-over-par 873. Northwestern captured the team title at the Biltmore Golf Course.

Men’s Golf:

Last Week: Finished sixth at the Seminole Intercollegiate this weekend.

This Week: Head to Statesboro, Georgia for the Schenkel Invitational


Women’s Tennis: (10-9)


Last week: Wake match ppd, 6-1 Loss to UNC

This week @Syracuse on Friday and BC on Sunday


Men’s Tennis: (14-4)

Last Week: NCST 4-3, Loss 7-0 at Wake

This Week: Hosting UNC Friday at Bass-Rudd


Women’s Lacrosse: (5-2) #10


The Cards had a tough week this week. They lost 2 heartbreakers to top 5 teams. Lost 16-15 @ #3 BC then dropped a 10-8 thriller at home to #4 Duke. The new polls just came out and they rose two spots. WOW!. They host Vandy on Wednesday and head to Blacksburg to take on Va Tech on Saturday as part of a 4 game road slate including Longwood, #7 Northwestern & American. After Vandy the Cards don’t return home until April 4th when they take on #2 UNC. Then they travel to #8 Virginia, host #5 Syracuse then travel to #17 ND. What a grueling schedule but it will pay off one day.

Full poll here

Track & Field:


The Track Cards will travel to Tuscaloosa for the Alabama relays on Thursday.


The NCAA Indoor Championships began on March 13. The two-day event was held Fayetteville, Ark. University of Louisville track and field’s Ben Williams earned indoor All-American honors for the second consecutive season in the triple jump. Williams finished third in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships late Saturday night in Fayetteville, Ark. With the third place finish by Williams, Louisville finished tied for 31st in the men’s team standings with six points.




Last week: The 18th-ranked Louisville rowing team closed the two-day Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational with 5 wins overall!

Next: The Row Cards next travel to Columbus, Ohio for the ACC/Big 10 Challenge on March 28th.

#RowCards #GoCards


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


-Derby Classic rosters revealed here

-Future Card Donovan Mitchell collected a championship

-Justin gets us up to speed on spring conditioning with the Football Cards

-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 1. 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 you only have one chance to keep up on everything.


-Ok, still a little cryptic. I still like it…..next week I reveal and explain.

-If you guys are in the market for any UofL Blu-Rays go to my guy @LordKayoss on Twitter and he will get you what you need. I got my Blu-Rays today and they are magnificent. Thank You sir!

-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


Video-Jason Capel



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

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




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