Author Archives: Jeremy Wahman
The Cards last played in the Kickoff Classic In 2015. Although we lost there was still a lot of excitement surrounding the event. We wondered when we would get to return & it looks like we just found out. FBSSchedules.com reports that the Cards & Ole Miss will tangle in 2021. The game is expected to be played in the Mercedes Benz Stadium.
We normally just stick to sports here at CardinalSportsZone.com, (At least that’s what you all tell us to do) but today is different. I want to promote an event this Saturday night that touches my soul. Gracie is a 5 year old little girl who is in desperate need of a wheelchair. She was born with not 1 but 2 two rare genetic conditions, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Congenital Myopathy. Her mom Kristy Hardison along with CSZ site friend Brandon Ables, who’s fighting in the main event, have put together this great event to help Gracie get the wheelchair that she needs. At this event 93.9 The Ville’s Steve Rummage will be the guest ring announcer and I will be involved somehow too, hopefully to hit someone with a chair. There will be a lot of pro-wrestling memorabilia up for raffle as well as lunch with the hardcore legend, Mick Foley! Come out and watch two wrestling fanatics in me & Steve be involved in our very first event!
There has been a gofundme account set up for Gracie, give here!
Back to the important person in this equation, Gracie. I asked Gracies mom to break down what is going on with Gracie for you since I knew I couldn’t do it justice and here is what Kristy had to say.
JW: Tell everyone who doesn’t know Gracie about her and where they can follow her on her journey
Kristy: Oh absolutely. She has a Facebook page I have been posting on for years now so please feel free to check that out @GraciesJourney2012. Grace has two rare genetic conditions, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Congenital Myopathy. The EDS means that she lacks collagen between her joints and this causes frequent pain, sublaxation and can cause easy dislocations. Congenital Myopathy means she was born with low muscle tone.
JW: What is the actual diagnosis or treatment for these
Kristy: For Grace there is no time-table of when things will progress or how but we continue to follow up with her specialist for extended care. We will be visiting Vanderbilt Childrens in November to see a genetic specialist who specializes in EDS.
JW: I see, How did Brandon Ables get involved?
Kristy: Brandon and I work together. He has come to know Grace through the office in which he has treated her for allergy and sinus problems and he hears many of my calls out and from many of her medical specialist. He asked me if he could help and I agreed. I felt like if nothing more came from this it would at least raise awareness for those who suffer from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Many who suffer from this rare genetic disorder, suffer differently.
JW: That is awesome of him to help and shows the kind of parent you are to get out and raise awareness as well. Thank you for your time Kristy!
Kristy: Thank you for all of your help as well
If you have any questions about the event or anything contact myself, Brandon Ables (@BigTicketables) or Kristy Hardison (@Shearkris) or even go to Facebook where we all 3 have profiles & you can also find Gracies Journey as well. On this weeks @RingsidePodcast, myself, @DanielSpencer & @Kruegermania talked to Brandon about this event. Click on it below and give it a listen. Thank you all for your time!
The Freshman class for the University of Louisville Football team is on campus and have been working hard. This class was full of big time players that we could not wait to see perform. Here is an update from Mr L (requested to be anonymous)
The University of Louisville has one of the best digital video/media groups around. They are always putting great stuff out. From last year’s mic’d up to this year’s fast facts to the unlimited plethora of social media edits, they have the game on lock. The fast facts series is fairly new (Jaire being one) but this week the fine folks at UofL Football focus on Reggie Bonnafon.
Lamar Jackson is one of the best things that has ever happened to the University of Louisville Football team. Scratch that. With the 2016 Heisman Trophy in his trophy case, you could argue that he is THE best. You wouldn’t know it from listening to his off-season critics AKA the armchair quarterbacks.
When summer trips start, you relax a bit. One person who did not relax this summer was Donovan Mitchell. The former (tears) Card played in 5 games where Mitchell averaged 24 points on 44 percent shooting, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.7 steals per game. (Stats from Si.com.
Over the weekend, KSL sports (Star Valley, Wyoming) own Matthew Glade put together a highlight reel that was simply phenomanal. Oh yeah, thx also to Donovan for the highlights too…
Continue to dominate D-Mitch…
LJ tha Fiasco recently sat down with Coach Kenny Johnson for a brief update on the UofL basketball program. From recruiting, to training, to the NCAA ruling we touched on a few things. Listen here.
Despite the end result, yesterday was one of the darkest days in Louisville Basketball history. We are all mad at the situation, the tarnish on our reputation & a man named McGee. There is nothing I can do to change that So I decided to record a podcast with @LJthaFiasc0 & @GeneralWasp & let go. (You can find that podcast pinned to the profile at @CardSportsZone)
Here’s pricing for this weekend’s regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.
2017 NCAA REGIONAL – LOUISVILLE, KY. – TICKET INFORMATION
- On sale now by ordering online at GoCards.com
- Available in-person or by phone starting Tuesday 9 a.m. ET
- Reserved Chairback: $70
- College Student (with ID): $45
- On sale starting Thursday 9 a.m. ET
- Available online at GoCards.com or in-person (no phone orders) at Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
- Tickets will be available at Jim Patterson Stadium starting Friday at noon ET
- Reserved Chairback: $15
- Berm/General Admission: $10
- College Student (with ID): $5
And as a reminder, here’s the schedule:
2017 NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule
Friday, June 2 | (TV: ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Xavier – 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Radford – 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 | (TV: ESPN3)
Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – Noon
Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner – 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 | (TV: ESPN3)
Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser – 1 p.m.
Game 6: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner – 7 p.m.
Monday, June 5 | (TV: ESPN3) – If necessary
Game 7: Game 6 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner – 7 p.m.
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
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.
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!
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This morning the complete schedule for the first ever ACC Tournament at Louisville Slugger Field was announced. Louisville is your #1 overall seed by winning the regular season by 1/2 game over Coastal Division Champion UNC. The Cards play Thursday at 7pm vs Notre Dame then Friday at 3 vs FSU.
So here’s the deal. The winner of each pool advances to a 4 team elimination bracket. Here’s how those 4 teams are determined. Each team plays both teams in their pods. The team with the best record will win that pod. If there is a tie with the same record the team with the highest ACC winning percentage advances to bracket play. Which would be the highest seeded team per Kelly Dickey. If you have any questions about the ACC Tournament feel free to contact us on Twitter at @CardSportsZone @GeneralWasp @kruegermania or @Jeremy_CSZ or on Facebook at Cardinal Sports Zone.
Despite the gloomy circumstances & ultimately the cancellation of game 3 vs FSU, the Cardinals still honored their seniors. Last year the theme of departing players was the draft. This year the theme of the Senior class is dependability. Lyman, Taylor,Summers & Sparger are the glue guys that every team needs to be champions. That was proven year after year. Congrats to all of our Seniors!