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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Times & Television Announced For First Three Football Games

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Per GoCards.com;

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Details of the University of Louisville’s 2017 football schedule are beginning to come into focus.

The Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday announced the television and times for the Cardinals’ first three games of the season.

Louisville opens the season with a neutral-site contest on Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., against Purdue in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff to be televised nationally by FOX. It is the first meeting between the two schools since 1987.

The Cardinals start the league portion of their schedule on Sept. 9 at North Carolina, with a noon contest on either ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2.

Clemson, the 2017 national champions, will serve as Louisville’s first home game. The matchup between the schools is set for Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on either ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2. Read the rest of this entry

Cards Could Potentially Add 5 Star Bowen

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It was discovered on Tuesday evening that Louisville hosted 5 Star SF Brian Bowen on a campus visit. Bowen, a McDonald’s All-American, was thought by many to be a solid Michigan State lean but after the return of Miles Bridges who opted to not enter the NBA draft deadline, it appears he is still searching for a school to land his services.

Louisville would join a list of schools trying to sign Bowen. So far he holds offers from such schools as Arizona, Michigan State, NC State, Texas, and UCLA just to name a few.  The SF position at Louisville is pretty stacked with the return of  Deng Adel and V.J. King although Pitino has hinted he will primarily use Adel as a shooting guard.  Add Dwayne Sutton to the mix and you have some nice depth at the 3 spot.

We here at CSZ will be keeping a close eye on this story.  Louisville is already a projected top 10 team next season and this would do nothing but bolster that claim.  “Crootin” remains a funny business. …

CSZ Podcast: Baseball Tournament Edition

It’s been awhile but the time folks at CSZ have come back to the podcast airwaves. Jeremy, Matt McGavic & Justin Krueger break down the upcoming NCAA Baseball Tournament. LJ was nice enough to come in and reluctantly produce it. We talked about the bracket overall, UofL’s pod & ppl mad online about Dan McDonnell. Is it Omaha or bust for the Cards? Tune in to hear what we think.

Listen to CSZ Baseball Preview by The Nest #np on #SoundCloud

Go Cards!

NCAA Baseball Tournament Bracket Released

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The NCAA Baseball Tournament bracket was announced today during the 2017 Selection Show on ESPN2, with Oregon State claiming the No.1 overall seed. After a 1-4 ending to the season, Louisville’s early season dominance was still enough to lock up a National Seed for the Cards with the number 7 seed.

Louisville #7 National Seed: Opponents Revealed

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Louisville was named the #7 National seed & just as we assumed were matched up with Lexington in the Supers. The Cardinals will play Fri-Sun schedule. Here is the full slate of games in the Louisville regional.

Louisville Baseball Hosts as Top Eight Seed Again

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As announced on ESPN, the U of L baseball team will be one of the top eight seeds for the NCAA Tournament, which starts this weekend.

The NCAA announced on Sunday that the Cardinals were one of 16 regional hosts, joining four other ACC schools (UNC, Clemson, Florida State and Wake Forest) and Kentucky on the list. Today, the Cards were announced as the number seven overall seed, meaning they will host a super regional if they advance this weekend.

Despite the 1-4 finish to their 2016 campaign, the Cardinals were ranked fifth in the RPI as of this morning. U of L (47-10) was also ranked number one for a week during the season, a first in the program’s century-long history.

U of L is also one of three schools to host a regional in the last five seasons, joining Florida State and LSU.

Video: Brendan McKay & Roger Williams Postgame Press Conference


Following their elimination to the hands of Florida State from the ACC Baseball Tournament, Brendan McKay and Associate Head Coach Roger Williams spoke to the media. Head Coach Dan McDonnell was unavailable as he left immediately after the game to go to his son’s graduation.

Florida State Eliminates Louisville From ACC Baseball Tournament

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In front of a crowd full of the Louisville faithful with a berth in the ACC semifinals against Duke on the line, the top-seeded Louisville Cardinals could not get over the hump and were defeated by the Florida State Seminoles, 6-2. The Cards faced an early deficit due to shaky pitching and some slight defensive miscues, and could not string together the necessary hits to generate runs for the comeback.

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Louisville Downs Notre Dame In ACC Tournament Opener

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In a game that didn’t have much at stake for either team, the No.1 overall seed Louisville Cardinals defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 10-3 in the Cards’ first game of pool play. Although the Cards managed to come away victorious, it didn’t really mean much in terms of advancing past pool play and onto the semifinals. This was because 12-seed Notre Dame’s loss to 8-seed Florida State the day before had not only mathematically eliminated Notre Dame, but had turned Friday’s Louisville/Florida State game into a de facto survive-and-advance game no matter the outcome of the Louisville/Notre Dame game.

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Updates From The Katina Powell & Andre McGee Criminal Case

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Katina Powell, the center of the Louisville basketball recruiting sex scandal, and her accomplice as well as former Louisville player and staff member Andre McGee were brought before a grand jury today to begin the hearing on the criminal case against them. Special thanks to our good friend Jason Riley over at WDRB for providing us with updates as the hearing proceeded.

 

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Nunnsense: Can Lamar Win The Heisman Again?

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Can he – YES.  Will he – Maybe. The Heisman Trophy has been given out annually since 1935 to “the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.” In the 81 year history of the Heisman trophy, there have been 80  players who have won the trophy. The reason is that only 1 player has ever won the award twice – Archie Griffin  (1974 and 1975).

Lamar Jackson is not the first player to have a chance to repeat as the award winner but he is currently the only player with a chance to repeat. I know that statement is obvious but I make it to remind you just hard it’s  going to be to repeat. If that statement is obvious to you and I, then think about every opponent he and the Cards will face this year. They are all aware too and would love nothing more than to beat the reigning Heisman trophy winner or, at minimum, would love to sack him. If Lamar is going to repeat, he will have to do so with a target on his back. Read the rest of this entry

Updated ACC Baseball Tournament Schedule

Following the postponement of Wednesday’s Boston College/North Carolina & Georgia Tech/Wake Forest baseball games, the following changes have been made:

Boston College/North Carolina & Georgia Tech/Wake Forest will now be played at 11am and 1pm respectively. Georgia Tech/Wake Forest will now be played at Jim Patterson Stadium instead of Louisville Slugger Field.

Duke/Virginia has been moved up from Thursday at 11am to Thursday at 3pm.

Miami/Wake Forest has been moved from Thursday at 3pm to Friday at 11am.

Clemson/Virginia has been moved up from Friday at 11am to Friday at noon, and will now be played at Jim Patterson Stadium instead of Louisville Slugger Field.

Louisville/Notre Dame, Louisville/Florida State & North Carolina/NC State have remained at their same times and location at Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 3pm, and Friday at 7pm respectively.

Around The Bases: ACC Tournament Primer

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After dropping their final three games to close the 2017 regular season, the Cardinals are looking to rebound in the ACC Tournament. Despite the three-game skid, U of L earned the number one seed after a rain-out cancelled the Saturday series finale against Florida State.

The Cardinals will host Florida State and Notre Dame in their pod tomorrow and Friday. Should the Cardinals advance, they will face the winner of Pool D between Virginia and Duke.

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The Story Of A Champion

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Long before he came to Louisville, he was a champion.  Before his first college pass was an interception against Murray State on Sept. 1, 2011 or his last run was a final nail in Miami’s coffin on December 28th, 2013,  he was a champion.  Before he was Teddy 2 Gloves, Teddy Ice-water, Teddy Ballgame, TD Teddy, or whatever other name we derived for him, his first name was champion.    You have heard the saying, “not all heroes wear capes”. In this case not all champions have rings to prove it.

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Deng Adel To Return To Louisville

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After declaring for the NBA Draft without signing an agent, Junior forward Deng Adel has decided to withdraw his name from the draft, and return to Louisville.

ACC Championship Preview Presser

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The ACC Baseball Tournament starts tomorrow at Louisville Slugger Field. The Cards don’t play until Thursday night at 7pm vs ND. Today U of L Baseball had a press conference previewing that tournament. Enjoy!

Go Cards!

McDonnell, McKay & Hairston Awarded ACC Honors

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The Atlantic Coast Conference announced their 2017 Baseball Honors this afternoon, and 3 Louisville Cardinals were awarded these honors. Coach Dan McDonnell was awarded Coach of the Year for an ACC record three straight times, Devin Hairston was awarded the inaugural Defensive Player of the Year, and Brendan McKay was awarded Player of the Year.

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Louisville Baseball Falls In Final Regular Season Polls

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After losing in Bloomington to the Indiana Hoosiers and getting swept in a 2 game series at home against the Florida State Seminoles, the Cardinal Nine saw a slight dip in the polls to end the regular season. Baseball America, D1Baseball, USA Today, as well as the RPI rankings all have the Cardinals taking the Number 5 spot.

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