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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

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On Saturday, September 30th, the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Murray State Racers 55-10 at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. Lamar Jackson led the Cards with 4 touchdowns. Here are some pictures from the victory. Read the rest of this entry

Murray State Post Game Press Conference


Highlights from Coach Petrino and players as they speak after today’s 55-10 victory over Murray State.

Asia Durr Speaks After Day One of Team USA Training Camp

Photo Credit: USA Basketball

Louisville junior guard, Asia Durr, completed her first day of practice at the USA Basketball National Team Training Camp.

Durr is just one of five collegiate All-Americans included on the training camp roster. The remaining 25 spots are filled with WNBA players.

Below is a transcript of Durr’s comments after day one:

How did the first practice with the USA National Team go for you?
The first practice has been good. I’m just trying to learn from the greats, from the vets. So, it’s been pretty good. It’s definitely going to be a learning experience for me, so that’s all I’m trying to do is learn.

Have you been picking anyone’s brains for pointers?

I’ve been trying to, yes. Sue Bird has been great as a leader of this camp, so I’m just trying to follow her lead.

How much do you think this will help you going into the season?

I think this is going to help out a whole lot, learning from the greats and I can hopefully take that back to my team.
Durr, along with 29 other players, are training daily at 10 AM PST.

Transcript provided by UofL Athletics.

Louisville vs Murray State: Postgame Recap

To no surprise, Louisville was able to defeat in-state FCS foe Murray State today. Louisville overpowered the Racers with a final score of 55-10.

Murray State’s lone touchdown came on the Cardinals’ opening drive of the 2nd half due to a fumbled snap that the Racers took to the house for 6 points. Their field goal came in the first half due to a string of penalties that brought them within range of their kicker.

Lamar Jackson fulfilled my pregame prediction of scoring 4 touchdowns and getting back to what works. He rushed for 100 yards on 7 carries for a touchdown and threw for 3 more. Dez Fitzpatrick caught 2 touchdown passes, but freshman Corey Reed was the Cardinals’ leading receiver with 4 receptions for 94 yards.

In an otherwise uneventful game, Louisville made the corrections to the mistakes from Kent State last week. The Cardinals didn’t turn the ball over today, except for the mishandled snap by the 2nd team. The defense still looked stout, and Jaire Alexander should be back for the Cardinals’ pivotal Thursday night game against the NC State Wolfpack.

All in all, today was very much expected. Louisville handled an inferior opponent without much trouble and focused on the issues that arose after the Kent State game last week. Louisville dives into a full ACC slate with a road game against the Wolfpack on Thursday. That game will surely be a test that lets everyone know what to expect from this team for the remainder of the year.

I still have faith that #8 and the rest of the Cardinals have all the ability in the conference, as well as, the nation. Can’t wait for Thursday.

Go Cards!

Basketball Cards Get Standing Ovation

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report

It’s been a rough week here in Louisville, but no love has been lost for our Cardinals Basketball players.

Lamar Jackson Sets Another New School Record


Lamar Jackson now holds the school record for career points responsible for.

Jackson hit 542 in the first quarter against Murray State, passing former QB Chris Redman.

Uniform Report: Murray State

 

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Here is what the UofL football team will wear today against the Murray State Racers.

College Football Games To Watch – Week 5

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12:00

Northwestern vs (10) Wisconsin – Wisconsin favored by 16.5     TV – ABC

(18) South Florida vs East Carolina – USF favored by 21.5     TV – CBSSN

Vanderbilt vs (21) Florida – Florida favored by 8     TV – ESPN

3:30

Indian vs (4) Penn State – PSU favored by 19     TV- Big10 network

(7) Georgia vs Tennessee – UGA favored by 8     TV – CBS

Murray State vs (17) Louisville – U of L favored by 47.5     TV – ACC network

5:00

Miami (OH) vs (22) Notre Dame – ND favored by 20.5.    TV – NBCSN

6:00

(24) Mississippi State vs (13)Auburn – Auburn favored by 7.5     TV – ESPN

7:00

Troy vs (25) LSU – LSU favored by 20.5     TV – ESPNU

8:00 

(2) Clemson vs (12) Virginia Tech – Clemson favored by 7.5     TV – ABC

(6) Washington vs Oregon State – UW favored by 26.5     TV – Pac12 network

(15) Oklahoma State vs Texas Tech – Oklahoma State favored by 10.5     TV – Fox

9:00

Ole Miss vs (1) Alabama – Alabama favored by 28     TV – ESPN

10:30

Northern Illinois vs (19) SDSU – SDSU favored by 9.5     TV – CBSSN

 

 

CSZ Picks Louisville v. Murray State

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All CSZ contributors rule this game in favor of Louisville.

Justin Krueger: 66-6. In what has been a chaotic week for Louisville fans, football should serve as a brief escape from another scandal. Louisville should put Murray State away quickly, and we’ll see Jawon Pass and Colin Wilson in extended time.

P.S., that score is not an indicator of any bad juju.

Cody Higdon: 56-3. Puma comes in the second half and rips Murray State.

Paige Sherrard: 42-7. We see a Puma on the field. Lamar has two rushing touchdowns and beer/liquor sales hit an all-time high.

Jeremy Wahman: 69-6 (writer’s note: nice). Lamar and Malik rush for 100 yards each and two touchdowns. Puma throws for two touchdowns and we have a Clay Bolin sighting, finally.

Shawn Barbour: 56-3. Lamar throws for two touchdowns, rushes for one. Jawon Pass throws for two. Malik Williams rushes for two and Wilson for one.

Jeff Nunn: 59-0. Colin Wilson gets his first 100-yard game. Lamar has four touchdowns before halftime.

Mitch Motley: 62-7. Colin Wilson has three touchdowns, and Lamar gets back to Lamar with four touchdowns of his own.

Katie Goben: 45-3. Puma owns the second half and we finally see Alexander for a play.

Top Stories 9-29-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday September 29th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

David Padgett’s Introductory Press Conference

Russ Smith Drops The Heat On Middays

Captains’ Press Conference

Everything You Need to Know: Louisville v. Murray State

The Barbour Shop: You Can Still Be Proud to be a Louisville Cardinal

Keith Kelsey Signed To Steelers’ Practice Squad

Terry Meiners Shares Rick Pitino Text

Tom Jurich Speaks Out

David Padgett Announced Interim Head Coach

UofL Football Visitor List: Murray State

Cardinal Volleyball Sweeps #21 FSU

Rick Pitino’s Personal Statement

Football Coaches Hitting Recruiting Trail

Dickie V’s Comments After Talk With Rick Pitino

Nunnsense: Hey Rick, What Happened To Louisville First?

Cards Come Forward And Show Love To Jurich

Players Show Support For Pitino

UofL Removes Adidas Logo From Social Media

ESPN Reports Brian Bowen Suspended Indefinitely

Tom Jurich Issues Public Statement

Louisville Loses Simons & Ramey

Rick Pitino Has Been Fired

Details Of Pitino’s Contract

Tom Jurich Has Been Relieved Of Duties At UofL

Statement From Coach Rick Pitino

Louisville Confirmed To Be Part Of DOJ/FBI Recruiting Scandal

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Bobby Petrino Presser 9-25-17

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

42 Yard TD Run By A Squirrel

TWICA: September 25th

Thanks for reading all of yesterdays top stories & for continuing to support CardinalSportsZone.com!
Go Cards!

Captains’ Press Conference

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For the first time since the bribery scandal broke, we got to hear from the players themselves. The 2017/2018 captains, Anas Mahmoud, Deng Adel, and Quentin Snider sat down with the media today to address everything that has transpired in the last 72 hours.

 

Cardinal Volleyball Sweeps #21 FSU

 

Melanie McHenry & Maggie DeJong end a rally with a blockThe University of Louisville’s volleyball team completely dominated Florida State University tonight at Cardinal Arena. FSU came in ranked number 21 in the nation, but they never won a game. What a great way to start off the weekend! Check out the highlights below!

David Padgett’s Introductory Press Conference

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Today at 5 PM, David Padgett was formally introduced at the University of Louisville’s interim head basketball coach. This was the move the players and fans alike were rooting for. Hear for yourself what he had to say in his first press conference below.

UofL Football Visitor List: Murray State

University of Louisville football has a few visitors scheduled for tomorrow’s game versus Murray State. Check out the list below.

*Names in bold have offers

Year-Name-Position-High School-State

2018 Zach Alexander WR Fleming County HS KY

2019 Jamal Andrews DT Stephenson HS GA

2018 Andrew Baker OT Harlan County HS KY

2019 Jack Baltz QB Mountain Brook HS AL

2019 Joshua Black OL/DL Stephenson HS GA

2018 Nick Bohn QB Trinity HS KY

Hayden Lee Bradshaw ATH Bowling Green HS KY

2019 Austin Carr QB CAL KY

2018 Jermel Carton RB Knox Central HS KY

2019 Nate Clark WR CAL KY

Alex Conlin QB Manual HS KY

2018 Josh Cornett WR Somerset HS KY

2020 Izayah Cummings WR Male HS KY

2019 Simon Dellinger TE Snider HS IN

2018 Jimmy Edmonds OLB Ballard HS KY

2018 Chase Ferris OL St Xavier HS KY

2019 Jevon Goff RB Stephenson HS GA

2019 Carlos Gonzalez SAF Western Hills HS KY

2019 Porter Haught OT Homestead HS IN

2018 Christian Hill DE Danville HS KY

2018 Chad Holleran TE Franklin Co. HS KY

Ethan Hull

2017 Deandre Jackson RB Clark Atlanta University GA

2018 Chandler Johnson OLB Western Hills HS KY

2018 Peyton Knippenberg OL Connor HS KY

2018 Josh Lifson TE Kentucky Country Day KY

2020 Javier Morton CB Stephenson HS GA

2018 Matthew Napier OT East Jessamine HS KY

2019 Tre Radford WR Twinsburg HS OH

2019 Wandale Robinson WR Western Hills HS KY 

2018 Zach Rodgers RB Floyd Central HS IN

Jared Rogers

Aaron Sears K                    TN

2018 Drake Silcox WR South Oldham HS KY

2018 Clayton Six OL St Xavier HS KY

2019 Jordan Slocum QB Southwest HS GA

2018 Wyatt Southall OL Lexington Christian Academy KY

2018 Emmanuel Sowders OT Jeffersontown HS KY

2020 Nazir Stackhouse DL Stephenson HS GA

2019 DeShon Stoudemire WR Lambert HS GA

J’Ron Walker DT Moore HS KY

2019 Cameron Workman    Tates Creek HS KY

2019 Milton Wright WR CAL KY 

2020 John Young OL CAL KY

2018 Andrew Zaubi QB South Oldham HS KY

Russ Smith Drops The Heat On Middays

Our guy Russ Smith went on Middays with Marques Maybin & Steve Rummage & things got emotional. He dropped the fire. This is a must listen.

P.S. Thanks to Marques for letting us use the clip.

 

 

Rick Pitino’s Personal Statement

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Today, Coach Rick Pitino gave a statement to Scout’s Jody Demling. Here is Coach Rick Pitino’s statement:

https://scout.com/college/louisville/Article/A-statement-from-Hall-of-Fame-basketball-coach-Rick-Pitino-on-th-108170843

Football Coaches Hitting Recruiting Trail

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Tonight, Louisville Football Coaching Staff is out in full force recruiting… Here are just a few games that each will be attending tonight.

Lonnie Galloway – Christian Academy of Louisville @ Meade Co.

Mike Summers – Glasgow @ Green Co.

Lorenzo Ward – Trinity vs St. Xavier

LD Scott – South Warren vs Greenwood

Kolby Smith – Owensboro Catholic @ Mclean Co.

Nick Petrino & Cort Dennison – Trinity Catholic (MO) @ Father Tolton Catholic (MO)

Chris Klenakis – Collins vs Franklin Co.

David Padgett Announced Interim Head Coach

The 'shiner' under Padgett's right eye came from an errant elbow in practice

David Padgett has been named interim head coach of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. He was signed to a six month contract. David Padgett played for UofL from 2005-2008. He had previously been working as an assistant coach for the Cardinals. Padgett was a fan favorite while playing as a Card and the immediate favorite of most fans when the position became open. He was also the first choice of the current players on the team. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone are thrilled about this announcement and look forward to the season with David at charge.

Jeff Goodman Weighs Pros And Cons Of Louisville Job

Jeff Goodman with ESPN asked 6 coaches if they would take the Louisville job right now. What are the pros? Money? History? ACC? The cons? Scandals? Unknown? Rebuilding? You can decide for yourself what you think, regardless the answers are interesting. Let us know what you think.

Tom Jurich Speaks Out


Today, WDRB’s Eric Crawford spoke to Tom Jurich in a phone interview. He told Eric Crawford that if Pitino was Coach 2 that he would have fired him. You can read the full story here…..

Here is the most important excerpt:

“The idea that I would turn a blind eye toward blatant violations of NCAA rules is preposterous,” Jurich said. “No information was presented to me naming Rick Pitino as “Coach-2″ in the FBI affidavit. If I had evidence that any coach or athletic department personnel ever willfully violated NCAA rules they would be immediately dismissed. But, I have never been presented with that information.”