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Category Archives: Cardinal Athletics

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Omaha

The Louisville Men’s Basketball team faced off against the University of Nebraska Omaha on Friday night in front of a crowd that was 18,000 strong. The Cards pushed through late challenge by the Durangos to win by a score of 87-78. The Cards led by 20 early in the second half, but Omaha pulled within 10 thanks to a 53 point second half.

Coach Padgett was not satisfied with the defense of his team, saying he saw too much ball watching and not enough defensive intensity. Louisville did have 15 blocks as a team, 8 of which belonged to Anas Mahmoud. They also out rebounded Omaha 53-41, but Louisville gave up 22 offensive rebounds and 17 second chance points.

The Cards were led by Deng Adel with 21 points and Ray Spalding with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Perhaps the biggest improvement for the Cards came from the free throw line. They shot 19-22 (86%) tonight, including 5-5 from the line from freshman Darius Perry.

Louisville returns to the KFC Yum! Center next Tuesday to take on Southern Illinois at 7:00 PM.

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Top Ten Stories Of The Week At CSZ (11-18-17)

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

10 Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

9 Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

8 Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

7 Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

6 Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

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Where Does Donovan Mitchell Rank In The Rookie Class (So Far)

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Donovan Spida Mitchell. He is one of the most beloved cardinals to wear the uniform in recent years, and rightfully so. He has been off to a great start in his professional career and just recently came through with a promise he made to his mom to buy her a new car. Andrew Sharp with Sports Illustrated ranks the top 15 in the rookie class based on the first month’s performance, and Donovan is getting the recognition he deserves.

Where Is Lamar’s Heisman Love?

Lamar Jackson

Lamar has posted better numbers this year than he did last year, when he actually won the Heisman Trophy and is the youngest player ever to do so. Yet this year, he is fourth in voting with his only hope of winning being some type sort of miracle. David Hale with ESPN dives into the mystery a little deeper.

Louisville Men’s Basketball Post Game Presser: Omaha

Here are the pressers from after tonight’s 87-78 victory over Omaha. But first some stats:

Head Coach David Padgett

Ray Spalding

Anas Mahmoud

 

The Barbour Shop: The Real UofL Stood Up Against Virginia

UofL football meandered through much of this season like a lost puppy trying to find its way home through lonely streets and alleys. They looked great at times and looked horrendous at others. Sometimes within a single game they could look like world beaters and then like broken men.

Inconsistent play was a problem for the offense. It was a combination of player focus and disjointed play calling. For the defense, horrid fundamentals and bland play calling consistently made the defense look like an electric fence with the power turned off. The problem for the team and coaching staff as a whole was there seemed to be a lack of fire. Players and coaches sometimes looked like they’d rather be anywhere, but on the field. It obviously showed in an undisciplined and unfocused approach to the game at hand.

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David Padgett Working To Right The Ship In Recruiting: Former Commits Still Considering

Despite a future clouded by the possibility of NCAA investigation and the uncertainty of his own job status after the season, David Padgett is trying to salvage UofL Basketball’s recruiting classes for 2018 and beyond. It may be an uphill battle, but there are two highly thought of former commits still interested in the Cards.

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UofL Football Visitor List: Syracuse

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With UofL’s final home game of the season coming Saturday, they are having quite a few recruits visiting. There is a lot of local flavor with the bulk of visitors from  within the city and state. There is also a current 2019 QB commit visiting. Here is the list below.

YEAR-NAME-POSITION-HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR COLLEGE-STATE

RECRUITS:

2018-Shannon Bishop-CB-PRP HS-KY

2018-Nick Bohn-QB-Trinity HS-KY

2018-Jackson Burke-OL-Owensboro HS-KY

2018-Charles Cameron-DT-Copiah-Lincoln CC-MS

2018-Joe Comer-ATH-West Georgia-GA

2018-Jimmy Edmonds-DE-Ballard HS-KY

2018-Gunner Henderson-WR-McAllen HS-TX

2018-Chad Holleran-LB-Franklin County HS-KY

2018-Christion Horton-ATH-Ballard HS-KY

2018-Ethan Hull-LB-Trinity HS-KY

2018-Nigel Kilby-TE-Garden City CC-KS

2018-Zach Rodgers-RB-Floyd Central HS-IN

2018-Leonard Taylor-TE-Springfield HS-OH

2018-Russell Thomas-WR-Manual HS-KY

2018-Evan Walton-DT-Boardman HS-OH

2018-Tyrese Wynn-WR-Bendle HS-MI

2019-Keevan Bailey-ATH-Salem HS-GA

2019-Daniel Balanganayi-OL-Palatine HS-IL

2019-Tanner Bowles-OL-Glasgow HS-KY

2019-Drew Brenowitz-LS-Good Counsel HS-MD

2019-Jared Casey-LB-Ballard HS-KY

2019-Charles Coleman-RB-Oswego HS-IL

2019-DJ Dale-DL-Clay-Chalkville HS-AL

2019-Moses Douglas-SAF-Springfield HS-OH

2019-Jonathan Fells-RB-Carroll HS-AL

2019-Andrew Gaylor-OLB-Dora HS-AL

2019-Isaiah Gibson-DT-Springfield HS-OH

2019-MJ Griffin-CB-Saline HS-MI

2019-Nolan Groulx-WR-Hough HS-NC

2019-Brett Hiatt-ATH-Timberland HS-MO

2019-Treyvion Houston-QB-Greer HS-GA

2019-Bryan Hudson-OL-Scott County HS-KY

2019-Ben Jackson-OL-Clark County HS-KY

2019-Jehdon Jenkins-LB-Clark County HS-KY

2019-Thomas Kiessling-LB-St Xavier HS-OH

2019-Shawnkel Knight-Goff-ATH-Doss HS-KY

2019-Devin Lester-RB-Graham HS-VA

2019-AJ McCorkle-CB-Salem HS-GA

2019-Jevin Murray-CB-Shadow Creek HS-TX

2019-Frederick Orr, Jr.-RB-Rossview HS-TN

2019-Adonis Otey-CB-Blackman HS-TN

2019-Nathan Presnell-QB-Hiram HS-GA

2019-Adam Renfro-ATH-Paris HS-KY

2019-Aidan Robbins-RB-Manual HS-KY

2019-Wandale Robinson-WR-Western Hills HS-KY

2019-David Russell-DE-Father Ryan HS-TN

2019-Matt Salopek-WR-Archbishop Hoban HS-OH

2019-Nitavius Thomas-RB-Clark County HS-KY

2019-Shemar Thompson-RB-Williams HS-NC

2019-Marquel Tinsley-WR-Daviess County HS-KY

2019-Bryson Washington-ATH-C.E. King HS-TX

2019-Jashon Watkins-SAF-East Nashville HS-TN

2019-JJ Weaver-DE-Moore HS-KY

2019-Von Williams-RB-Owensboro Catholic HS-KY

2020-Landen Bartleson-RB-Boyle County HS-KY

2020-Alexander Collett-OL-Ballard HS-KY

2020-Izayah Cummings-WR-Male HS-KY

2020-Marcus Hodge-RB-Hilliard Bradley HS-OH

2020-Skyelar Johnson-WR-Woodford County HS-KY

2020-Aiden Moore-DE-Central HS-KY

2020-Vito Tisdale-CB-Bowling Green HS-KY

2020-John Young-OL-Christian Academy of Louisville-KY

2021-Junious “JuJu” Johnson-ATH-Kirby HS-TN

2021-Julius Orr-ATH-Rossview HS-TN

Commits:

2018-Brandon Wellington-OL-Jeffersonville HS-IN

2019-Jaden Johnson-QB-Kirby HS-TN

Lamar Jackson Leads Country In Offense

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Lamar Jackson is the best player in college football. Hands down. He leads the country in offense, and as UofL Football’s twitter points out, it is not even close. #LamarForHeisman

Beat The Buzzer: Steven Enoch

The UofL athletic department sat down with UofL transfer, Steven Enoch on this week’s Beat the Buzzer. He talks about the best advice he has ever received, who is the most serious among his teammates and what his Kentucky Derby horse would be named, along with so much more!

UofL Men’s Basketball Veterans Lead Through Adversity

When Quentin Snider, Anas Mahmoud and Deng Adel committed to play basketball at the University of Louisville, they never could have guessed the obstacles they would be facing. They have played through the Katina Powell scandal and now the FBI one. They never let it bring them down though, they have been the solid foundation that the freshman and sophomores have needed. Jeff Borzello with ESPN.COM talks about how vital the upperclassman have been.

UofL Makes Final 3 For Highly Touted 2018 Wide Receiver

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Jatavious Harris, a 3 Star WR from Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA, has released a list of the final three schools he is considering and UofL made the cut. Along with UofL, Harris has Pittsburgh and Mississippi State rounding out his final three. He visited UofL last weekend for the Virginia game.

The 6’3 184 lbs Harris, a one-time Tennessee Volunteer commit, is ranked the number 111 WR in the nation and the 68th best player in the talent rich state of GA per 247 Sports composite rankings.

Besides the schools listed above, Harris had offers from Miami (FL), Michigan State, NC State, and Florida among others.

Despite the fact UofL seems to have a glut of WRs, Harris would be a great get due to his versatility. He plays a multitude of positions besides WR though WR is likely his best position. CB, Nickel CB, and S are the other positions he plays and he is adept at all of them from what I have seen. He is a dangerous kick and punt returner as well.

His recruitment is worth keeping an eye on Cards fans. Here is a highlight video, courtesy of Hudl, from his junior season to give you an idea of why UofL wants him.

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4095442/57e67de47bddf874808bdc8b

ACC Wide Receiving Threats

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Through the first 11 weeks of the college football season, wide receivers across the country have gone above and beyond to help pack their quarterback’s stats, as well as their own. Seth Dawkins and Dez Fitzpatrick have some of the highest passer ratings when targeted thus far in the ACC. PFF helps break down the numbers.

Top Stories 11-15-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Cardinals In The NBA: November 15th 

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser 

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal 

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Top Stories 11-14-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser 

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal 

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

2018 Defensive Lineman Decommits From UofL Football

Asia Durr, Myisha Hines-Allen Named To John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 Watch List

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017 

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Louisville Great, Paolo DelPiccolo Named USL Championship MVP

AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll 

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap 

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal

Jeff Greer with the Courier Journal recently sat down with interim head coach, David Padgett for 30 minutes, and got the inside scoop on how he is adjusting. They talked about everything from recruiting to adjusting to the size of his new office (hint, it is huge).

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

Lamar Jackson

He’s backkkkkk. After somehow falling from the rankings for a few weeks, Lamar Jackson has made his rightful return to the Heisman rankings. With just a few more weeks left to play, it will be interesting to see where the reigning Heisman winner lands.

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser

Jamon Brown

Cardinal forever and current LA Ram, Jamon Brown is looking to give back to the Louisville community this holiday season.

Press Release:

(Louisville, KY) NFL star Jamon Brown and his foundation (J. Brown Foundation) are teaming up with WHAS11 TV and the Homeless Coalition For The “#502StepUp” for the Holidays Fundraiser.

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Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Colin Holba

Photo Courtesy of Jaguars.com

Cardinal forever, Colin Holba announced today he has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their long snapper. Congratulations Colin!

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

Deng Adel

It was announced today that Deng Adel has been named to the preseason top 50 candidate list for the Wooden Award. The Wooden award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. Congrats to Adel!