Author Archives: Jeff Nunn

Photo Gallery: WBB vs Boise State – NCAA First Round

2018-3-16 WBB First Round NCAA Tourney-7

The University of Louisville women’s basketball team had a pretty successful first round victory in the 2018 NCAA tournament. For a full recap click here.

But if you are more into pictures telling the story, you are in luck. For the first time ever at any UofL sporting event, the incomparable TJ Barr and I were both in attendance with our cameras. You will get a look at the game from both ends of the court. I present to you the WBB Mega-gallery.

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Nunnsense | Blame It On The Fans

Darius Perry-UVAThis men’s basketball season will continue on and I am blaming it on the fans. Maybe blame isn’t the correct way to say that so I’ll say “credit the fans” because I am happy that the season isn’t over. I love watching some Cardinal basketball – and if some is good, then more is better. I know there are many of you who feel the same way. About 10,000 of you came out to the Yum Center on Tuesday night to prove it. I’m thankful for all of you.

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Denny Crum Potato Soup Luncheon (Photo Gallery)


JMN_7549Denny Crum held a potato soup luncheon benefiting the Denny Crum Scholarship Fund on March 13th, 2018, at Roosters on Shelbyville road. Supporters enjoyed a free cup of potato soup prepared by the coach himself. Although it was free, a donation to the fund was suggested. There was also an all you can eat Roosters buffet for $15.

Yes, that’s right – Coach can cook. ” I do most of the cooking at my house. My dad always cooked and my mom was a great cook. I enjoy it a lot,” Coach Crum said. “I must say… my soup is really terrific.”

Crum was available for pictures and autographs. Denny’s longtime friend, Joe B. Hall was also in attendance an told stories with Denny as well. He stayed for pictures and shared some insight on March Madness with some fans. Many former players also showed up to support coach, including Tony Williams, Jerry Eaves, Milt Wagner, Tick Rogers, Beau Zach Smith and several others. Former Card Marques Maybin did his daily talk show there alongside co-host & former CSZ’er Steve Rummage.

The Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership, community service and academic achievement. The fund awarded 100 students $1000 scholarship this year. The goal of the foundation is to raise over $2 million in order to give that amount in perpetuity.

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Louisville Football Pro Day Is March 29th

Lamar Jackson - Reggie Bonnafon

Press Release

Pro Day is scheduled for March 29 in the Trager Indoor Practice Facility.  Position drills are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is scheduled to throw in the second group of the day.

Below is a list of participants for the Pro Day workout.

#- Name

7- Reggie Bonnafon

8- Lamar Jackson

10- Jaire Alexander

14- Drew Bailey

14- Kyle Bolin

15- Trumaine Washington

20- Ronald Walker

22- Chucky Williams

24- Zeke Cannon

29- Malik Williams

31- Jack Duane

32- Stacy Thomas

42- Tyler Polston

69- Chaz Ray

74- Geron Christian

80- Charles Standberry

88- Javonte Bagley

90- De’Asian Richardson

91- Trevon Young

99- James Hearns

Nunnsense | Lamar To The Bengals?

Lamar Jackson

CBS Sports writer, Sean Wagner-McGough, released an article and his mock draft where he has Lamar Jackson going 12th overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.

12. Cincinnati Bengals

Lamar Jackson, QB, LouisvilleThe Bengals do the unexpected by drafting Dalton’s successor in Jackson, who is definitely a quarterback and definitely not a receiver. It’s time to move on from Dalton — if not this year then next year. Once the Bengals do move on from Dalton, Jackson will be their quarterback of the future, most likely under a new coach too. Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense | The Banner Is Gone – Time To Move On



I’ve been dreading the appeals decision just like most kids dread going to the dentist. At least when you go to the dentist, you have an appointment and you can prepare your mind prior to going in. The NCAA left us hanging and then dropped the news on a random Tuesday without warning. Although most of us knew what the outcome would be, we still held out a little bit of hope that we could keep the banner – It didn’t happen.

So what now?

Well, many folks are screaming that Louisville needs to fight by suing the NCAA. Many are saying that if this administration doesn’t fight then they don’t care about us or the University. Read the rest of this entry

David Padgett Reacts To The Appeal News During Press Conference

David Padgett-WF

Since the day David Padgett took over as head basketball coach, nothing has exactly  been normal. The only thing normal is uncertainty. Today was no different. In his weekly pregame press conference, instead of starting out by previewing this week’s opponent (Duke), He opened it up for questions regarding the news that Louisville had lost their appeal with the NCAA and that the banner would be taken down. He talked about how he handled it with his team and that he contacted some of the 2013 team.  David spoke from his heart, and as he always does, he handled everything with class, compassion and was honest – Especially when he called out the NCAA saying that they could have waited until our season is over

Here is the full press conference,

David Padgett And Jordan Nwora Preview UNC


Head coach David Padgett spoke with the media today where he talked about the matchup with UNC on Saturday night, Deng Adel injury and that he doesn’t plan to wear a white suit but his wife will be making the decision on his attire for the game

Reigning ACC Rookie of the Week, Jordan Nwora, also spoke to the media. Along with talking about the UNC matchup, he also talked about how he was notified that he had won the award and that he would like himself, or one of his teammates, to win it again before the end of the season.

Louisville Football Players Give Updates On Winter Workouts

Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium

Jawon Pass, Lukayus McNeil, Jonathan Greenard and PJ Mbanasor met with the media today to give some updates on various topics.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The footballs have been put away until the start of spring practice in March, but it hasn’t stopped the University of Louisville football team from putting in the work ahead of the 2018 season.

Facing defending national champion Alabama in their first game, the Cardinals have been grinding the last five weeks in preparation for what will be one of the most challenging openers in school history.

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Nunnsense | Louisville Upsets UNC and Virginia Before Elite 8 Run


Photo: Another fantastic photo by TJ Barr

That’s right. I said it! Louisville will upset both North Carolina (2/17) and Virginia (3/1) inside the KFC Yum! Center. They will make it to the semi-finals of the ACC tournament and then make a NCAA tournament run that ends in the Elite 8.

I’m crazy, you say. Well, maybe, but that’s a story for another day. How could I predict such an outcome? It’s easy – I have faith. I have faith in this team. I have faith in this fan base. I have faith in our coach. And if everyone has the same faith, then anything is possible. Read the rest of this entry

Vince Tyra Press Conference

Vincent Tyra

Before Thursday nights basketball game against Georgia Tech at the Yum! Center, Interim athletic director, Vince Tyra addressed the media to update everyone on several different topics including, his own pay cut, the student section, personnel changes and more. He also said there is no news on the NCAA  appeal.

National Signing Day 2018 Photo Gallery


University of Louisville Football held its annual National Signing Day party at the Brown and Williamson club inside Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium on Wednesday. The party wasn’t as exciting this year due to the first year of the new early signing period that took place on December 20th. Louisville signed 19 of their 22 member signing class on the early signing day. So there were only 3 players that signed on the day of the party. 2 signed early in the day while 1 player signed just as the party came to a close. Coach Petrino read the text that confirmed the signing as his last words to the crowd. The atmosphere was very upbeat despite awkwardness of having 2 signing days. Several of the players that committed early are already on campus and were introduced to the crowd last night. You can view a full list complete with breakdowns of each players that signed right here. Read the rest of this entry

David Padgett Press Conference


Head coach David Padgett previews the matchup against Georgia Tech in his press conference this afternoon.

Nunnsense | The Interim’s: Tyra, Padgett & Postel


** Everything you are about to read are strictly my views and opinions. They do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of CSZ or any of the CSZ staff **

Sometimes I just gotta keep it real

I have loved the University of Louisville for a very long time. I have lived in this city my whole life and spent about 5 years living on campus. The University is very dear to my heart and that’s why this whole thing is killing me and just wearing me out. I have fatigue and am in dire need of some normalcy. But I also understand that sometimes things must get worse before they can get better. I also know that I don’t want them to rush on making decisions just for the sake of  trying to get back to normal. Although I am fatigued, I’ll wait a little longer if that means getting things done the right way – Ya know, with integrity, morals and a plan. Read the rest of this entry

David Padgett And Anas Mahmoud Preview FSU


David Padgett and Anas Mahmoud talked to the media about the upcoming game vs Florida State on Saturday.

Bobby Petrino Introduces Brian VanGorder


Bobby Petrino introduced the new defensive coordinator, Brian VanGorder, in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Hear what he had to say.


Brian VanGorder

PJCS Stadium Expansion Updated Pics

Nunnsense | Q&A With Louisville Football Signing Class of 2018 Part 3 – Allen Love


Photo from Allen Love Twitter


Louisville was looking for an impact player to add to the defensive line in the #Birdgang18 class. They got one in Allen Love. He is a guy that can come in and play right away.

Love committed to Ole Miss back in June but rumors of keeping his commitment swirled after head coach Hugh Freeze was fired. The firing of Hugh Freeze had Love putting his faith in his decision in God’s hands, as explained in this story by reporter Khari Thompson.

“It’s stressful, but I prayed about it and I told God if you lead me somewhere else, I’m with you. If you leave me with Ole Miss, I’m with you,” Love said. “I left it in God’s hands. I don’t even worry about it. God may tell me to de-commit, but for right now I’m still with Ole Miss.”

Three days after he de-committed from Ole Miss, he committed to Louisville but had offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Indiana, UCF, Kentucky, Michigan State, NC State, Purdue, Tennessee, Virginia and Ole Miss. He officially signed with Louisville during the early signing period.

  • Jersey #: 9
  • Positions: DT, TE
  • Height & Weight: 6’3″ 275lbs
  • 40 Yard Dash: 4.9
  • Bench: 315
  • Squat(LBS): 535
  • Clean(LBS): 230
  • Class of: 2018

* Stats from Allen Love HUDL page.

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Nunnsense | Q&A With Louisville Football Signing Class of 2018 Part 2 – Adonis Boone




Photo courtesy of Adonis Boone

The name Adonis Boone, or Dondeezy, is a name that every Cardinal fan will learn very quickly and never forget. A product of nationally recognized Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland high school, Boone originally committed to USF in late July but Louisville made him a priority and went after him hard. He flipped his commitment in September and signed in the early signing period. Boone was rated by most as a 3 star but we all know the coach Petrino cares not for the star ratings. When he sees talent, he goes after it no matter the ratings. In September, Bonne told Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel, “My junior year was my first year starting for Mainland and I’ve gotten better and better and I’ve gained 40 more pounds since the end of the season and I’ve gotten faster and strong too,” Boone said. “At the Nike camp [in March], that was my first time ever doing one-on-ones without pads, so then I was like, ‘OK, I can get use to this,’ so I kept progressing and progressing. I learned a lot about playing tackle from the camps.” So I guess this is the reason everyone says he has tremendous upside.

My take is that he will be great on the field and he will be loved off the field. He is active on social media and seems to be the type that is very fan friendly. I like to say that he will be beloved like Lorenzo Mauldin was and still is. Definitely one to watch.

Be sure to follow him on Twitter – @Ajb1_

  • Jersey #: 74
  • Positions: G, T
  • Height & Weight: 6’5″ 285lbs 
  • 40 Yard Dash: 5
  • Vertical: 35
  • Powerball: 36
  • Bench: 320
  • Clean(LBS): 275

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Exit Interview With Traveon Samuel


Photo: Jeff Nunn











First of all, I wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and dedication during your time here at Louisville. I’m sure I speak for all of Cardnation when I say we appreciate you.

I also wanted to say congrats on getting your degree. That is a great accomplishment and you should be proud.

Now for some questions…

CSZ – Was the main reason you transferred to be closer to home for your final season or were you seeking more playing time?

TSYes, to seek more playing time and set me up in a better position to show my talents. Wasn’t used to my abilities at UofL.

CSZ – Was Troy an easy decision because of the proximity to your family?

TSNo choice is easy to make when u trying to be in the position to showcase your talent. Troy just happened to be the place.

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