This week on 55…..
We close in on the season finale of 55. We talk about Elite 8’s, departures and Villains. The men’s Tennis team jumps into the top 25. JamFest and McDonald’s All-American games are this week. What will I do this summer? Find out today! Steve needed a hug on the Podcast today and me and Justin tried our best to console him. Rebuild or Reload? Hmm. All of this and 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 University of Louisville’s Men’s Basketball team defeated #9 Northern Iowa to advance to the Elite 8 against Michigan State. I am gonna cut to the chase. We lost by 6, Wayne had an amazing night going for 28 points and 12-12 from the free throw line. He could have went for 40 honestly but had some bad bounces and calls against him. I will miss Wayne and Trezz and Terry and wish you guys the best of luck. I know I am not saying much but I have had a day to get over it and I am very proud that this team had a great season. A season that was expected. We started out pre-season #7 or 8 and will probably finish at 8. Great year and now it is time to not rebuild but reload.
-Trez and Terry are gone. We wish you two the very best. Go make that money and take care of your families young men. (read more here)
-Anton Gill is also leaving but will be transferring away (Full story here). I always have liked Gill and wish him the very best of luck. I feel he won’t be the only one leaving as I expect Shaq to leave too and a possible third guy.
-Want to listen to this weeks CardinalSportsZone Podcast and hear me and Justin try to console Steve? Click here!
-Tonight at 6:30 on ESPN2 Asia Durr and Taja Cole will participate in the PowerAde Jamfest. On April 1st at 5:30 on ESPNU Durr, Cole & Sam Fuehring will all play in the McDonald’s All-American game.
-Time to catch you up on this week in Cardinal Athletics….
Women’s Basketball: (27-7) #8 @UofLWBB
The Cards Beat host USF on Monday 60-52 guaranteeing the Cards 3rd straight sweet 16 (That’s just what we do!). Jude Schimmel scored 13 points, Myisha Hines-Allen added 12. This brought us to the Sweet 16 match-up vs upstart Dayton. Winner would get to be dominated by UConn. I kid. We must have been looking forward to that game because we got punished 82-66. Dayton went on multiple 13-0 runs and put us away. Great Senior class and great experience for our Freshman. Also, watch out for the 2015 Freshmen…We will get our title within 4 years (BOOK IT). We did have a great season though so keep your heads up girls….
Baseball: (21-7) #7 Baseball America @UofLBaseball
Last Week: #19 IU 3-0 L, #28 GTECH 4-1 W, GTech 8-3 W, GTECH 4-1 W
This week: Miami (OH) on Tuesday then on Saturday the Cards head to Charlottesville, Virginia for a 3 game match-up with the 2014 National Runner-up and #20 Cavaliers who were the preseason #1 team in the ACC! The games will be broadcast on 93.9 THE VILLE!!!
Come out and enjoy your #7 ranked Cards play Baseball and free admission and parking at the Jim vs Miami (OH) tomorrow night!!!!!
Full Poll here
Softball: (22-8) @UofLSoftball
Last week: IU 6-1 W, SYR 15-11 W , SYR 5-4 W, SYR 13-7 W
This week: #16 uk on Wednesday at home then travel to Va Tech on Friday for a 3 game tilt vs a team on verge of the top 25. This could be a huge week for proving what this team is made of.
Swimming & Diving: #15 (Final Ranking) @UofLSwim_Dive
With an All-American performance in the 400 Free Relay, the University of Louisville finished 15th in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship Saturday night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa.
Women’s Golf: @UofLWGolf
Last Week: The University of Louisville women’s golf team produced one of its lowest round scores of the year, compiling a 3-under-par to finish third in the standings on Wednesday at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Kapalua, Maui.
This week: Louisville returns to action next week for its final tournament before postseason play, participating in the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C. The three-day event begins on April 3 and takes place at Bryan Park Golf Course.
Men’s Golf: @UofLGolf
Last Week: IDLE
This Week: They start the Mason-Rudolph Invitational on Friday
Women’s Tennis: (10-11) @UofLTennis
Last week: Syracuse 4-2 L, BC 5-2 L
This Week: Saturday we host Virginia and Western Kentucky
Men’s Tennis: (19-4) #23 @UofLMTennis
Last Week: So. Illinois 6-1 W, TTech 6-1 W, Ga Tech 4-3 W, Clemson 5-2 W
This Week: Hosting Va Tech on Friday and Miami on Sunday
Women’s Lacrosse: (8-3) #10 @LouisvilleLAX
Last Week: Longwood 15-4 W, #4 Northwestern 14-12 L
This Week: @ American on Tuesday then #2 UNC
For the 3rd straight week the Cards remain at the 10 spot despite losing a game to a top 10 team. The Cards return home April 4th when they take on #2 UNC. Then they travel to #4 Virginia, host #7 Syracuse then travel to #17 ND. What a grueling schedule but it will pay off one day.
Full poll here
Track & Field: @UofLTrackXC
Senior Calvin Arsenault posted two first-place finishes and a school record in the 110 meter hurdles to lead the University of Louisville track and field team in the second and final day of competition at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Park.
The Cards finished the day with 10 individual victories and one relay victory, including Arsenault’s win in the 110 meter hurdles that broke both a school and meet record.
Next up: Florida Relays in Gainesville April 3rd
This week: The No. 18 Louisville rowing team won six of its 12 races during Saturday’s ACC/Big Ten Double Dual including 1 over #1 Ohio State!
-This has been your one stop shop to catch up on the Cardinal Athletic program, this has been your week in Cardinal Athletics.
-Coming back to our Podcast, it is now available on iTunes! You can also go to CardinalSportsZone.com/podcast to access all archived shows. Our podcast goes live on Monday’s and Friday’s at noon at blogtalkradio.com/csz. You can call in and talk to Steve, Justin & myself at (914) 338-0180.
-Justin had a great story on the great Villains in UL history and wondering if Cat Barber would be the next one. Spoiler Alert, he was not….not this time
-This brings me to a sad time of the year. The season finale of 55. 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. 55 is done for the year after tonight, but what will become of Jeremy this summer???
-Let me explain, finally. This was my second year of doing 55 in season. I love it and I will do it every season. But I got to thinking in February….what do I do this summer when it is over? I am going to keep doing This week in Cardinal Athletics on Mondays. That is for sure but what can I do to evolve, to get better? We started a podcast. That was a huge step and we wanna thank the 1100 people who have listened this month either live or archived. That was huge for month one. We are good on the radio. Everyone who knows me knows I love to talk and I love UofL. I love 55. WHAT DO I DO??????????????? Sorry for yelling. I am proud to announce that in April I will debut a new podcast that will air on Wednesday nights called “Live with 55”. It will be an audio version of the Monday Night series you have all grown to love and look forward to. I will break the show up in 3 parts. This week in Cardinal Athletics, I will go over the best stories from the site that week and then I will open up the lines for discussion for as long as you guys call in making it a truly interactive experience. We will have fun. I am not sure what date I will start but just know I will be doing all I can for you, CardNation. Live with 55, Wednesday nights at 7 and it will be available at iTunes and blogtalkradio.com/csz
-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.
-As always, don’t forget to follow the great people of CSZ on Twitter. @justinrenck, @Stiz_CSZ, @Darylfoust4 & myself @Jeremy_CSZ. Until next season 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