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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Kentucky Wesleyan

 

The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team had their first exhibition game on Monday night against Kentucky Wesleyan. The offense sparked the Cards to a dominating 101-64 victory. Louisville shot 54% from the field for the game and was 7-10 from the three point line in the first half.

Louisville was led by Senior Anas Mahmoud who scored 20 and blocked 7 shots. Ray Spalding also had a big game with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Coach Padgett was pleased with the offense, but he had to get on his players for not playing their style. Padgett said his team starting trying to win the game with their offense, instead of their defense. At halftime, Padgett told his players to focus on defense and the change after the half was significant. Kentucky Wesleyan shot 65% from the field in the first half, but only shot 46% after the break.

The Cards return to action at the KFC Yum! Center Tuesday for a 7:00 PM tipoff against Coach Scotty Davenport and the Bellarmine Knights.

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Sports Illustrated Ranks Louisville Women Fourth


Sports Illustrated released its preseason top 10 for women’s hoops.
The Louisville Cardinals come in at number 4.

Read more here: Women’s College Hoops Preview: Top 10, All-America Team and Geno Auriemma Q&A

2018 Athlete Hassan Hall Commits To UofL Football

IMG_20171031_161341Photo Courtesy of Hassan Hall’s Twitter Account  (@_sayblackboy)

Hassan Hall, a 5’11 190 lbs 3 Star ATH from Maynard Jackson High School in Atlanta, GA, has committed to Bobby Petrino and UofL Football.

Hall is ranked the 77th overall RB in the country per 247 Sports composite rankings. He had offers from Syracuse, where he had previously been committed, Georgia Tech, Navy, and Colorado State, among other schools.

As primarily a RB, Hall averages around 66 yards per game with an average of 7.4 yards a carry. He has 4 rushing TDs. Hall has some quickness and good speed. He’s got some power to his running style and can break tackles quite well.

Hall is also a very good receiver out of the backfield and can also line up as a slot receiver from time to time.

Hall plays defense as well. He can line up as a OLB and rush the passer. Hall can also play safety and be a ball hawk in the back-end or an in the box safety that can help stop the run. He’s primarily playing safety this year.

Hall has 58 total tackles this season. That’s an average of 7.3 tackles per game. He seems to be a great form tackler and he likes to deliver big hits. He also has 3 interceptions this year to go along with 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He returned the fumble recovery for a TD.

Hassan Hall is a very versatile player. He has power and speed. He can play multiple positions including RB, OLB, and S.

It’s no wonder the Cards wanted to get this guy in the fold. Check out his highlights from Hudl below. You’ll see all the versatility he has and how valuable that will be for UofL.

http://www.hudl.com/v/27h4Ea

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Top Stories 10-30-17

Here are the stories from yesterday at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: Second Red-White Scrimmage

Louisville Men’s Basketball Media Day Photo Gallery And Interviews

2017-18 Louisville Basketball Media Day Interviews

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Wake Forest (Video)

#FloridaVille

UofL Men’s Basketball Now Has An Official Twitter Account

Lamar Jackson Named To Maxwell Award Semifinalist List

UofL Men’s Soccer Team Finishes The Regular Season Hot

Louisville vs Kentucky Wesleyan: Postgame Recap And Highlights

TWICA: October 30th

Donovan Mitchell STUNS The Lakers

Photo Gallery: Second Red-White Scrimmage

Red-White Scrimmage #2: Press Conference

ACC Rookie Of The Year Race Heats Up On Saturday

TweetCap: Coach Pitino’s Interview With Terry Meiners

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

Check Out Louisville Men’s Basketball Media Guide

Nunnsense | Give The O-Line Some Credit – UofL Leads Nation In First Downs

The Barbour Shop: Reg-gie, Reg-gie, Reg-gie

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Tom Jurich Speaks For The First Time Post Termination

Photo Credit: WHAS 11

On Monday night at 11 PM, WHAS 11 aired an interview with former University of Louisville Athletic Director, Tom Jurich.
No question was off limits in the interview with Doug Proffitt. Jurich was asked about everything from claims that he is a bully to his loyalty to former men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino.

Watch the two part interview below.

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Louisville vs Kentucky Wesleyan: Postgame Recap And Highlights

The Louisville Basketball team took the floor tonight in an exhibition game against in-state foe Kentucky Wesleyan. Louisville was expectedly too much to handle for Kentucky Wesleyan and won with a final score of 101-64.

Louisville was led tonight by strong performances from Ray Spalding (15 points, 7 rebounds), Deng Adel (12 points), Anas Mahmoud (20 points, 10/11 FG, 7 blocks), Quentin Snider (10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) and Dwayne Sutton (13 points).

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UofL Men’s Soccer Team Finishes The Regular Season Hot

The University of Louisville men’s soccer team had an awesome road win at #4 Clemson this past weekend. They clinched the 3 seed in the ACC Tournament and will play this Sunday at 1 PM at Lynn Stadium (opponent to be determined). They also made a climb in the RPI Rankings to finish out the regular season. Make sure to get out and support the team this weekend! This will be one of the most stacked ACC Tourneys in recent memory! Here are some facts:

 

ACC REPPING!

Tournament & Ticket Info

Lamar Jackson Named To Maxwell Award Semifinalist List

Lamar Jackson

Photo: GoCards.com

Congratulations are in order for Lamar Jackson! He was named today to the Maxwell Award semifinalist list. This is an award he won last year and honors America’s college player of the year.

UofL Men’s Basketball Now Has An Official Twitter Account

Every sport at UofL from field hockey to football to soccer has their own official Twitter account. UofL Men’s Basketball was unique in that it did not have one…until Today.

The UofL Athletics Twitter Account announced the new official Men’s Basketball Twitter Account. It is @LouisvilleMBB. Give the new account a follow for all the latest UofL Men’s Basketball news.

Louisville Men’s Basketball Media Day Photo Gallery And Interviews

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Louisville held it’s annual Men’s basketball media day on Saturday. Coach David Padgett addressed the media then the players were made available before they held a practice. Things I learned at media day –

  • Ryan McMahon has a hairline fracture on one of his ribs. He injured it in the first Red-white scrimmage. Hopes to be available for season opener.
  • Anas Mahmoud eats Taco Bell every night around midnight.
  • David Padgett is really tall.
  • Deng Adel has a goal to be the best player in the country.
  • Jordan Nwora smiles a lot. (and that’s a good thing)
  • Malik Williams made the freshman mistake of scheduling classes at 8 a.m. everyday.
  • Jo Griffin is very quiet – but can ball.
  • Louisville still has one open roster spot and I still have a year of eligibility left.
  • This team is very close and seems to not have been bothered by the off the court stuff.
  • They don’t serve food at basketball media day.

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TWICA: October 30th

Hello all, welcome to the weekly review of your Louisville Cardinals! Let’s get into it!

Men’s Tennis

Congratulations go out to Parker Wynn and Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff, who won the Ohio Valley Regional Doubles title last Monday! They are the 2nd duo from UofL to win this title, so hats off to them!

Next Week: 11/01-11/05 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships

Men’s Golf

The Men’s Golf team finished 3rd at the Quail Valley Invitational, posting the third-best performance in school history, led by Simon Zach and Matthias Schmid.

This Week: 10/29-31 Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational

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Top Stories: Weekend Edition

Here are the stories from this weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

2017-18 Louisville Basketball Media Day

Donovan Mitchell STUNS The Lakers

Photo Gallery: Second Red-White Scrimmage

Red-White Scrimmage #2: Press Conference

ACC Rookie Of The Year Race Heats Up On Saturday

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

Lamar Jackson 2X Heisman Winner

Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

TweetCap: Coach Pitino’s Interview With Terry Meiners

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

Check Out Louisville Men’s Basketball Media Guide

Nunnsense | Give The O-Line Some Credit – UofL Leads Nation In First Downs

The Barbour Shop: Reg-gie, Reg-gie, Reg-gie

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#FloridaVille

You can’t teach speed. Neither can you teach heart, dedication, will power and desire. Florida is synonymous with athletes, especially football athletes as the Midwest is known for churning out basketball players.
The state of Florida has enough talent to supply all of their major universities with elite athletes (5&4 stars) and still sprinkle some pretty good 3 stars (Lamar Jackson) to other states.

Fortunately for Louisville, we’ve been able to get a few of those really good players (Nate Harris, Bilal Powell, Johnny Patrick, Andrell Smith, J.R Russell and Brandon Heath) who were standouts during their time in red and black. Depending on who you ask, the aforementioned players along with Howard Schnellenberger helped create the pipeline from Florida to Louisville. A pipeline Louisville enjoyed during Bobby Petrino’s first stint in Louisville and that Steve Kragthorpe used poorly.

Along came Charlie, we all know of Charlie Strong’s success in the state of Florida both on and off the gridiron. Charlie Strong not only reopened the South Florida-Louisville pipeline, he upgraded it. Charlie was able to lure players such as Michaelee Harris (childhood friend and teammate of Teddy Bridgewater and Eli Rogers) and Corvin Lamb of Miami Northwestern high school in his first recruiting class at Louisville.

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Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Wake Forest (Video)

Lamar Jackson

Photo: GoCards.com

Lamar Jackson continues to be a bright spot for UofL football. His record breaking season continued on Saturday at Wake Forest.

2017-18 Louisville Basketball Media Day

 

Today was UofL Basketball Media Day. Later we will have a detailed photo album here at CSZ later. Here are the player interviews from today.

 

VJ King

Anas Mahmoud

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Ray Spalding

Deng Adel

Malik Williams

Donovan Mitchell STUNS The Lakers

Photo Credit: Rick Bowmer/AP

 

Donovan Mitchell became the first rookie for the Utah Jazz to score more than 22 points or more in the first six games since another Cardinal legend, Darrell Griffith.

From stunning Lonzo Ball to getting buckets, Mitchell has proven to be a fantastic addition to the Jazz.

** the above tweet is sarcasm **

https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/92448660304042393

Louisville at Wake Forest: Postgame Recap

After defeating FSU 31-28 last week, Louisville took another step back today losing 42-32 at Wake Forest.

The theme of the loss was the defense, once again. Wake had their first 400 passing game since 1998 and had a freshman set a Wake record with 4 receiving touchdowns. As if Peter Sirmon’s seat wasn’t hot enough, after today’s loss, calling for his removal ASAP isn’t a wild thought.

Lamar Jackson posted another Heisman-esque performance, with the exception of a poorly thrown interception in the endzone. Jackson finished the game with 330 yards passing with 27 completions on 44 attempts and a late touchdown, as well as, 161 yards rushing on 27 carries with 3 touchdowns.

Outside of Lamar’s performance, there really isn’t much positive to take from today. Again, Louisville found itself unprepared and outmatched by an opponent that before the season wouldn’t have been thought to come within 2 touchdowns. Louisville has a much needed bye week this week. It’ll be interesting to see what/if any changes are made going forward.

It’s always darkest before the dawn.

Go Cards!

Photo Gallery: Second Red-White Scrimmage

The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team took the court Friday night for the final Red-White Scrimmage of the year. The White team dominated the game, winning by a final score of 96-64.

Acting Head Coach David Padgett switched up the teams for this scrimmage. The White team was made up of King, Snider, Adel, Spalding, Mahmoud and Griffin. The White team was coached by Coach Padgett himself. The Red team was represented by Thomas, Perry, Williams, Redding, Enoch, Sutton and Nwora. The Red team was coached by Trent Johnson.

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This Weeks Top 10 Stories At CSZ (Week Beginning 10-23)

Here are the top 10 stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

T9 Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

T9 UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

8 UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

7 Lamar Jackson 2X Heisman Winner

6 Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

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Jaire Alexander Out Vs Wake Due To Injury

PRESS RELEASE

Rocco Gasparro

University of Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander will miss today’s game after breaking a bone in his hand this week in practice.