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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Gorgui Gets Paid (Thx Goodman)

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Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Big man from the Ville got what he deserved today. Gorgui Dieng signed a 4 year $64 million dollar extension today. Somewhere Jeff Goodman is probably taking some credit. Gorgui left this heart felt message:

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Bobby Petrino Presser 10-31-16

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

Here is today’s weekly press conference with Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino.

Tecmo Bowl Recreates Win Over Virginia

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Everyone loves to remember good times in your life. Spending time with loved ones, playing outside or even just playing games. One of the things I loved growing up was playing Tecmo Bowl. Stayed up all night on the weekends playing entire seasons with my brother Joey and my best friend Roman. Great times. So imagine the thrill when I seen the fine people at Tecmo Bowl recreated “The Drive” from Saturday that kept Lamar firmly atop the Heisman leaderboard and may have solidified it. I had to share it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

(Click more below for both versions: With or without Paul Rogers)

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Preseason Men’s AP Top 25 Poll

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Here is the first releasing of rankings for Men’s College Basketball for the year. The Cards do make an appearance in the rankings that is higher than what they finished last year. Click more for full rankings.

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BucketHatism: Virginia

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Good morning folks, the BHK would like to start off the court proceedings by giving a shoutout to the people who make Lisinopril and other blood pressure meds that keep the BHK from having a heart attack while watching the Cards.  We are used to having heart palpitations during basketball season but I don’t need to have them during football season too.  Also, shout out to Tim Sullivan aka Slim Tully who took the time to engage me in Twitter interaction after I lambasted and destroyed him last week. Most guys would block me, like Tom Davis. Most guys would run and hide, like Tom Davis. Most guys would throw rocks from their one bedroom Scott County Indiana apartment and then block me…..like Tom Davis. But not Slim Tully, he indicated he is a “big boy” and I must admit he earned some of my respect.  He lost it again after he posted a Louisville B-ball scandal story smack dab in the middle of a nail-biter Louisville football game.

Anyway, let’s get into the notes I took over the weekend while yelling at my TV and pacing a hole in the floor.   Any outbursts and you will be removed from the court by @VilleSportslaw. He doesn’t take kindly to outbursts and Indiana residents.

(Click on More below for this week’s BucketHatism)

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Keith Kelsey & Lamar Jackson: Halloween Costumes

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What did some of your favorite Cards dress up for as kids? The entire ACC chimes in as well.

Louisville at Virginia: Postgame Recap

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It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t the way we pictured it, but the number 5 team in the nation got an important road win against Virginia. The Cavaliers always seem to give the Cards a hard time, even and especially when they are over-matched. Two years ago, the Cavaliers pulled off the stunning upset over the then top-25 ranked Cardinals, last year it was battle the whole game with a late score to put the game away, this year’s game followed the same script. The Cardinals found themselves down 10-7 at halftime, the lowest point total in a half this season. And with 1:57 left to play, Louisville found themselves in dangerous territory down 25-24, then Lamar pulled off maybe his most memorable Heisman moment yet.

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Pitino Adds To Top 10 Class

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Photo: YouTube.com

Coach P landed what could be the final major piece to a top 10 recruiting class. Darius Perry, Malik Williams, Jordan Nwora and….

Week 10 AP Poll

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The Cards remain steady in the latest AP Poll at #5. The poll that matters will be released at 7pm on ESPN Tuesday night.

(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Record: 8-0
PV Rank

1

Points

1,524

2
Record: 8-0
2
1,435
3
Record: 8-0
3
1,401
4
Record: 8-0
4
1,369
5
Record: 7-1
5
1,262
6
Record: 7-1
6
1,207
7
Record: 7-1
9
1,150
8
Record: 6-2
11
1,122
9
Record: 7-1
7
951
10
Record: 6-1
14
929
11
Record: 6-2
15
927
12
Record: 6-2
16
835
13
Record: 6-1
8
693
14
Record: 6-1
10
620
15
Record: 5-2
19
586
16
Record: 7-2
17
506
17
Record: 8-0
20
481
18
Record: 6-2
21
423
19
Record: 5-3
12
409
20
Record: 6-2
24
390
21
Record: 6-2
23
375
22
Record: 6-2
355
23
Record: 6-2
25
345
24
Record: 7-1
13
203
25
Record: 6-2
139

Week 10 Coaches Poll

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After a come from behind win over Virginia the Cards stay put in the latest coaches poll.

FULL RANKINGS

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 10

RANK TEAM RECORD
1 Alabama 8-0
2 Michigan 8-0
3 Clemson 8-0
4 Washington 8-0
5 Louisville 7-1
6 Ohio State 7-1
7 Texas A&M 7-1
8 Wisconsin 6-2
9 Florida 6-1
10 Nebraska 7-1
11 Oklahoma 6-2
12 Auburn 6-2
13 Baylor 6-1
14 Louisiana State 5-2
15 West Virginia 6-1
16 Utah 7-2
17 North Carolina 6-2
18 Western Michigan 8-0
19 Florida State 5-3
20 Colorado 6-2
21 Virginia Tech 6-2
22 Oklahoma State 6-2
23 Penn State 6-2
24 Boise State 7-1
25 Washington State 6-2

Lamar Jackson Game Winner Vs Virginia (Video)

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All I can say is Lamar…..freaking…..Jackson. (Credit to Steve)

UofL & Clemson Runners Help Injured Runner Cross The Line

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In a time where more negative things get coverage than positive, this was a breath of fresh air. This ACC track meet took a turn for the worse when a runner from BC gets injured. What happens next is awesome….

4th Playoff Spot: Louisville Or Washington

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ESPN posted another cartoon video where they discuss who should get the 4th playoff spot, Louisville or Washington, and why. Heather Dinich even takes a shot (sorta) at UK. The video is about a minute long.The article below the video gives you cases for and against Louisville’s championship chances. Don’t forget the first College Football Playoff Poll is released Tuesday night at 7pm on ESPN. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry

Louisville at Virginia Preview

NCAA Football: Virginia at Louisville

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#5 Louisville at Virginia ABC Noon (UL by 33.5)

Last Time: Tied 17-17 at halftime, Louisville relied on a strong running game to put away the Cavaliers on a brisk November afternoon. Brandon Radcliff had a then career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns, while Kyle Bolin and Reggie Bonnafon both added touchdown passes in a 38-31 shootout win over Virginia. Matt Johns threw for four touchdown passes for the Cavaliers, including three to Canaan Severin.

The Cardinals and Wahoos are tied at two wins apiece in the series.

About the Virginia Cavaliers

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Games Of Interest: Virginia Week

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If you feel like skipping the Cubs/Indians World Series to determine who really is the more cursed baseball team, feel free to jump in and watch some heavyweight-caliber college football matchups. This week will have major implications for Louisville’s aspirations for the College Football Playoff. Read the rest of this entry

CSZ And Birdgang Partner Up!

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PRESS RELEASE

Cards Fans! Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you know the hottest name over the last two years is Lamar Jackson. But there’s another name that you’ve heard constantly as well, and that is BIRDGANG! So, I’m happy to announce the Official Partnership between Cardinal Sports Zone and Birdgang Brand Clothing, which is the ONLY Officially Licensed Retailer of University of Louisville Gear, that is also LOCALLY OWNED and OPERATED! Louisville Born and Bred, and true Cardinal Fans! Now that’s Big! We are excited to have them as a commercial sponsor of the Cardinal Sports Zone show on ESPN 93.9 FM The Ville!

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Louisville Football Announces Series With WKU

 

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Per Steve Jones, the Cardinals announced that they signed a 3 year series with WKU.

The University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University football teams will play a three-game series from 2018 to 2020, with the Cardinals hosting the first and third games and the 2019 game being held at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

For the full story click below: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/louisville/2016/10/27/louisville-western-kentucky-announce-three-game-football-series/92840148/

Uniform Report: @ Virginia

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USA Today Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll

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Here is the first rankings of the season for Women’s College Basketball. Cards are 1 of 5 teams from the ACC.

FULL RANKINGS

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 1

RANK TEAM RECORD
1 Connecticut 38-0
2 Notre Dame 33-2
3 South Carolina 33-2
4 Baylor 36-2
5 Maryland 31-4
6 Texas 31-5
6 Ohio St. 26-8
8 Louisville 26-8
9 UCLA 26-9
10 Stanford 27-8
11 Mississippi St. 28-8
12 Florida St. 25-8
13 Syracuse 30-8
14 Tennessee 22-14
15 Washington 26-11
16 Arizona State 26-7
17 Oregon St. 32-5
18 Oklahoma 22-11
19 Kentucky 25-8
20 Miami-Florida 24-9
21 DePaul 27-9
22 Michigan St 25-9
23 Texas A&M 22-10
24 Florida 22-9
25 West Virginia 25-10

Nunnsense: The Cards Care And I Will Prove It

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There are so many wonderful things about the University of Louisville. Athletics tend to garner most of the attention but that’s understandable being that it’s a multi million dollar business and Louisville is pretty good in every sport right now. It is definitely a great time to be a Cardinal.  The student athletes work, practice and study very hard to be the best in the classroom and on the field/court/pitch etc. They receive awards and accolades for their performances in academics and athletics but what often goes unnoticed is their contributions of giving back to the community. Read the rest of this entry