Category Archives: Cardinal Athletics

Beyond The X’s & O’s With Coach Klenakis


Today’s Beyond the X’s & O’s is with tight ends coach Klenakis. Take a look below to hear what he loves about Card Nation and what he looks for in a player.


Cardinal Football Reports To Camp


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The University of Louisville 2017 football team reported today for camp. The players sat through different protocols and the coaches talked to the media. The Cards are returning 14 starters, one of course being Lamar Jackson. Lamar and the rest of the Cardinals open up the season on September 2nd against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium. The practice on July 31st is open too the public.

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UofL Football Press Conference


The coaches of the 2017 Cardinal football team sat down with the media today to talk about the upcoming season. Follow the link below to listen to what they had to say.

UofL Swim And Dive, Setting World Records


The University of Louisville Swim and Dive team have had an awesome few years. To add to their collection of records, two more cardinal swimmers set a world record this week. See below to find out who they are!

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Cardinal Volleyball Announces Home Schedule


The University of Louisville volleyball team released their 2017 schedule today. All games will be played in newly renovated Cardinal Arena. Follow the link below to get your tickets today!

Cards Looking To Bounce Back With All Things ACC


It is no secret that the University of Louisville football team graduated a ton of talent last season. Cardinal Sports Zone’s very own Jeremy Wahman sat down with All Things ACC to discuss who to look out for this year on the field.

Rick Ranks Top 3 Performers Of The Summer


Rick Pitino has released his summer update, giving the dead season some life. He rated the players on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest. Check out his letter below and see if anyone surprises you.

Fast Facts With Lukayus McNeil


What is the most played song on Lukayus’ playlist? Who is his favorite superhero? What is the one food he could never, ever, give up? These are just some of the questions we get answers to on Fast Facts with Lukayus McNeil.

2017-2018 ACC Conference Basketball Schedule Released


University of Louisville’s men basketball ACC conference schedule was re- released today. North Carolina and Syracuse are both making their ways to the KFC Yum! Center this season. Louisville will be heading to Duke and Notre Dame throughout the season as well. Here are all the match ups for the upcoming basketball season.

Louisville Ranked Preseason 12 By Sporting News


In the latest preseason rankings, the Louisville Cardinals are ranked 12 by Sporting News. Lamar Jackson still needs to improve his passing game and the defense needs to find its rhythm under its new coordinator, Peter Sirmon. If these pieces fall into place as we all expect them to, we are in for another fun season. Sporting News has Alabama as preseason number one with USC and Ohio State rounding out the top three. Florida State comes in at number four and reigning national champion Clemson rounds out the top five.

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Fast Facts With Chucky Williams

usa-today-8908003.0What is Chucky Williams’ favorite TV show? What is his hometown known for? What was Chucky’s first jersey number? These are just some of the questions we get answers today in today’s fast facts. Here is Fast Facts with Chucky Williams.


Jackson, Alexander Named All-ACC Preseason

IMG_1747Lamar Jackson and Jaire Alexander are quite the duo, their latest preseason accolade is they have both been named to the All-ACC Preseason team. Both Cardinals received more than 100 votes, with Jackson receiving a league high of 132, with little surprise to anyone. Catch Alexander and Jackson in action when the Cards open up the 2017 season on September 2nd at 7:30 versus Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Lamar Jackson Named To The Davey O’Brien Award Preseason Watch List

img_4553Cardinal quarterback, Lamar Jackson has been named to the Davey O’Brien Award Preseason Watch List, an award he was a finalist for last season. The junior demolished record after record in 2016, one being that he finished with 51 touchdowns, the most in school and ACC history.  Three finalists for the O’Brien Award will be announced on November 20, and the award will be handed out live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on December 7.

Jackson Named To Wuerffel Watch List

img_20161210_213246Lamar Jackson should be getting used to receiving high praise from his teammates and coaches about what an outstanding young man he is. Even other teams and coaches have taken notice. Now he is being honored officially for work on and off the field. Lamar Jackson has been named to the Wuerffel Watch List.

Down In The Trenches With Coach Cort Dennison

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Inside Linebackers Coach & Recruiting Coordinator Cort Dennison recently sat down to discuss why players should want to play for him, favorite coaching moment, & much more. Cort has been beneficial in these last few recruiting classes and developing these young players.. Can’t wait to see what Coach Dennison does this season with the inside linebackers..

Beyond The X’s & O’s With Kolby Smith


Running back Kolby Smith recently sat down with John Ramsey and discussed several different topics. Kolby discussed how much Card Nation means to him, his favorite memory as a player, and how he became a coach. He’s excited about this years group of running backs. Kolby will always be Card forever!!

Cards Picked To Finish 3rd In ACC


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The Louisville Cardinals were picked to finish third last week at the ACC Kickoff. Florida State is picked to win the ACC Championship by receiving 118 of the 167 votes. Clemson finished second with 35 votes and Louisville with 7. The same order was picked for the ACC Atlantic division. Lamar Jackson was the overwhelming favorite to win consecutive ACC Player of The Year honors. The Cardinals open up the 2017 season on Saturday, September 2nd at 7:30 PM against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Updated Heisman Odds


Is it too early to start looking at the Heisman trophy? Absolutely not! Especially when you have the reigning winner on your team.  Here is the updated odd per Brett McMurphy Twitter.  Read the rest of this entry

Jaire Alexander Named To Hornung Watch List


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“The Paul Hornung Award, now in its eighth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission, and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung.

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Fast Facts With Reggie Bonnafon


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.