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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Highlights: Louisville defeats Wake Forest 20-19

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Photo: chatsports.com

Yes, there were some highlights from this game. Mainly, Jamari Staples catching everything and the Cards forcing turnovers.

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Inside the Paint: Deng Adel

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

In the latest edition of “Inside the Paint”, learn more about freshman Deng Adel!

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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 10/31/15

93.9 The Ville

On today’s episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone, we talked Wake Forest/Louisville for 38 minutes without a break! We also went over tomorrow’s season opener for the Men’s Basketball team vs Bellarmine and Steve may or may not have called out an individual player. (he did) Justin talked Halloween costumes from his past and Jeremy laid the smacketh down on Social Media. Check it out!

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ACC Media Day Recap: Trey Lewis & Damion Lee

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Photo: si.com

Here are a couple short videos recapping Trey Lewis & Damion Lee from ACC Media Day earlier in the week. It seems pretty safe to say that these two seniors are going to be very fun to cheer for and are clearly the leaders of the 2015-16 team.

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In the Paint: Trey Lewis

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Photo: 247 Sports

This is a new series from UofL called “In the Paint”. In this episode, learn more about senior Trey Lewis.

Previous episode: Damion Lee

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Rick Pitino discusses upcoming 2015-16 season

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AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser

Rick Pitino previews the upcoming season in this short video. What people may be most interested in is Pitino talking about who he thinks may start this season for the Cards.

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LiveWith55 10/28/15 ACC Media Day,WF & Samaki Walker

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 Check out this weeks episode of LiveWith55! I welcome Cardinal forever Samaki Walker on with me. A very candid and interesting listen if I say so myself. We also talk about ACC media day stars Damion Lee & Trey Lewis,Football vs Wake and rumored game next year? Tune in and find out!
Also you can follow Samaki on Twitter & Instagram at @Samaki_Walker and you can find him on Facebook!

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If you want to listen to the LiveWith55 podcast do the following:

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Up Next In 90: Wake Forest

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Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

The latest in a new series from UofL called Up Next In 90, this week it’s Wake Forest.

Go Cards!

 

2015 ACC Basketball Media Day Videos

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Today was media day for the ACC in basketball. No Coach Pitino was not there. ACC Commish Swofford stated he supported the coach’s decision with the allegations going on. There was a reason he didn’t go like we alluded to on the air this past Saturday. Nevertheless Media Day brought some fun and happiness to CardNation as we got to see Damion Lee and Trey Lewis shine off of the court. Here are a few videos for you if you haven’t seen them

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Trick or Treat with the Demon (Deacons)

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Let me preface this by saying it’s okay if you hate me for that title, I kind of hate myself for it too. But with it being Halloween weekend and all, I just couldn’t quite help myself. In any case, we’re headed to Winston-Salem this weekend as an 11.5 point favorite over Wake Forest, but will it be a weekend of tricks or treats for the Cardinals? What is the key for us to come home this weekend as a 4-4 team and 3-2 in the ACC?

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CSZ/RRTG Tailgate of the Week: Boston College Game

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A little late in getting this out there, but the winners of the Cardinal Sports Zone/Red Rage Tailgate Tailgate from Saturday’s Boston College game are these crazy kids from Kappa Sigma! Will Leffert is the Chair of the Tailgate, and it looks like he hosts a pretty good time out there at Old Cardinal Stadium!

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Louisville commit VJ King to play at Fairdale High School

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Former Fairdale high school basketball coach and current King Of The Bluegrass director Lloyd Gardner announced this morning on The Drew Deener show that 5 star Louisville commit VJ King will play at Fairdale this season. Gardner did not give a specific date for the event but said it WILL NOT be apart of the King of the Bluegrass tournament in December.

Gardner also went on to say that this game is contingent on King signing with Louisville in the early period and has received confirmation from King’s high school coach that he plans to do just that. King’s AAU coach also confirmed with Jeff Greer of the Courier Journal yesterday that King would sign in November.

Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 10/24/15

 

 

93.9 The Ville

On todays episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone, we talked Coach Pitino and his choice to not attend ACC media day. We also went over our predictions for Boston College. Extension for CSZ? Listen and find out! We talked about Katina and her trip to the View and gave Patrick props then he Crean’d the host Steven Rummage. Great stuff. Justin channeled his inner JR and Jeremy manned the social media like always.

 

T.W.I.C.A. 10/23/15

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Welcome to the This week’s edition of This Weekend In Cardinal Athletics or T.W.I.C.A. Every Friday morning I will post the schedule for the upcoming weekend. (Including Monday) Pretty light weekend, but here is what we have to look forward to this weekend in Cardinal Athletics!

Friday, October 23

Men’s Soccer at North Carolina     5:00 PM

 

Saturday, October 24

#19 Swimming & Diving vs Cincinnati    9:00 AM

Football vs Boston College    12:30 PM

#24 Women’s Volleyball at Virginia    7:00 PM

 

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In the Paint: Damion Lee

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Photo: scout.com

Check out this new series that men’s basketball is putting on called “In the Paint.” In the first edition, get to know senior Damion Lee!

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Grantham and Rankins post-practice comments 10/21/15

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Todd Grantham and Sheldon Rankins spoke to the media after practice on Wednesday. They talk about the Florida State game and look ahead to Boston College.

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Pitino to the fans: I will not resign and let you down

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The latest blog from Rick Pitino has Card Nation buzzing today. It is titled “2015-2016 Season Preview” and yes, he does talk about all of the players on the team. I wish that was the main focus of what we are talking about, but you know it isn’t. This little excerpt from Pitino is catching people’s attention.

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Countdown to Basketball Season: ONE WEEK

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Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Coach Rick Pitino posted something extremely important in his blog today. Something that I think we, as fans, have forgotten in the midst of the scandal. BASKETBALL SEASON is ONE WEEK AWAY!!

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Yes, despite efforts to derail the University of Louisville’s Basketball program, it appears the show will go on as expected. The CARDS open up with an at home exhibition on Sunday, November 1st at 1:30PM.

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Transcript: Bobby Petrino ACC teleconference 10/21/15

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Photo: thetandd.com

COACH PETRINO: We’re looking forward to coming back home and playing a game at home. It’s been a month since we played in our own stadium, so we’re excited about that. Going to be playing a very good team in Boston College that’s got the No. 1 defense in the country. We haven’t seen anyone be able to run the ball on a consistent basis. They play physical and fast, do a great job of tackling. That’s certainly a challenge for us. Then we need to just come home and play well and find a way to get a win.

Q. Bobby, I know we’ve talked a lot about the youth on your team. I’m curious whether you’ve coached a team as young as you are, with the amount of true freshmen?

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Talking Pitino: Pump the Brakes

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Since the accusations all came spilling out, the mind of every Louisville faithful has been working in overdrive to untangle the web that Katina Powell (and the media) has so intricately woven. Reactions have varied from one end of the spectrum to the other – from those who refuse to believe anything like this could ever happen here to those who believe that the only way we move past the situation is to “clean house.” I took a stance against Sports Illustrated’s portrayal of the University of Louisville as a dangerous culture for women, but when it comes to the scandal itself, I’ve struggled to decide how I feel. I am going to go out on a limb and say this… I’m not naive enough to believe that it could never happen here. I’ve accepted that there is potential that these claims and accusations have some truth to them. The one thing that I can’t get on board with is the premature crucifixion of Rick Pitino.

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