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Category Archives: Cardinal Athletics

Jordan Norwa Is A Bucket-Getter (Video)

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Card family, the future is bright. Jordan Nwora is 1 of 4 signees in the 2017 signing class. A class that just happens to be one of the best in Louisville history. Here is a video of what to expect next year.

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Recruit Spotlight: Malik Cunningham

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Malik Cunningham

@MalikMalikc10

6’0″, 187 lbs
Quarterback
Montgomery, AL

One of the first recruits to commit for the class of 2017, Malik Cunningham is an explosive dual threat quarterback out of Park Crossing HS in Montgomery, Alabama. His senior year, he lead Park Crossing HS to a 13-1 record, with their lone loss coming in the state semifinal game. During that season, he threw for almost 3,000 yards while rushing for over 1,000 yards. Through the air, he threw 30 touchdowns to 8 interceptions, while on the ground he ran for 19 touchdowns while fumbling the ball only once. Essentially, if you need a touchdown, let Malik Cunningham work his magic. He is precisely the kind of explosive playmaker that Bobby Petrino loves, and has shades of Lamar Jackson in his game. Him and Tre’Sean Smith were very active and vocal during the recruiting cycle in getting fellow recruits to come check out Louisville.

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The Nest: All RILED Up And It S-U-C-K’s (Episode 9)

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On the episode we are joined by WDRB’s Jason Riley. We break down the V-Tech win and UNC loss. We preview the upcoming rematch with Syracuse and the Cards trip to Winston-Salem to face Wake Forest. The crew debates which song should the football team run out to and more. Plus we vent. All that and more on this episode, tune in.

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AP Poll (2/20/17) Women’s Basketball

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Here’s where the Women’s team ended up this week in the new rankings:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE BALLOTS PREVIOUS
1 UConn 26-0 825 33 33 1
2 Maryland 26-1 788 0 33 2
3 Mississippi State 27-1 755 0 33 3
4 Baylor 25-2 731 0 33 4
5 Notre Dame 25-3 682 0 33 7
6 Texas 21-5 608 0 33 8
7 South Carolina 22-4 602 0 33 6
8 Florida State 24-4 583 0 33 4
8 Stanford 24-4 583 0 33 10
10 Oregon State 25-3 528 0 33 11
11 Washington 25-4 494 0 33 9
12 Ohio State 23-5 469 0 33 12
13 Duke 24-4 467 0 33 13
14 Louisville 23-6 414 0 33 14
15 UCLA 20-7 350 0 33 18
16 Oklahoma 21-6 340 0 33 19
17 Miami (FL) 19-7 274 0 33 16
18 North Carolina State 20-7 232 0 30 15
19 DePaul 22-6 208 0 31 17
20 Syracuse 18-9 162 0 30 21
21 Drake 22-4 123 0 31 25
22 Kentucky 19-8 110 0 25 NR
23 Temple 21-5 99 0 26 NR
24 Missouri 19-9 62 0 16 NR
25 Michigan 21-7 53 0 14 20

Others receiving votes: Kansas State 45, Texas A&M 45, Creighton 32, South Florida 27, Tennessee 9, Belmont 7, Green Bay 4, West Virginia 4, Arizona State 3, Colorado State 2, Tulane 2, LSU 1, Marquette 1, Wright State 1.

 

AP Top 25 (2-20-17): Men’s Basketball

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Cards move up in the latest poll:

(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Gonzaga (59)
Record: 28-0
PV Rank

1

Points

1,618

2
Record: 26-2
2
1,556
3
Kansas (1)
Record: 24-3
3
1,503
4
Record: 25-3
5
1,356
5
Record: 24-3
6
1,316
6
Record: 24-4
7
1,297
7
Record: 22-5
8
1,267
8
Record: 23-5
10
1,138
9
Record: 22-5
4
1,108
10
Record: 22-5
12
1,014

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Louisville Opens 2017 With Dominant Sweep

 

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Alabama State Stung By Louisville Bats

The Cardinals opened the 2017 season in style, as the Cardinals came away with a 7-0 win over Alabama State. The victory marked the Cardinals fourth straight in a season opener, and pushing Dan McDonnell’s record to 8-3 all-time in such games.

Brendan McKay had a solid 2017 debut at both the plate and the mound. McKay earned a victory with six shutout innings, and striking out nine in the process. McKay allowed the Hornets’ four hits in the game, but also went 2-of-3 at the plate with two RBI, including a home run in the fifth inning. Bryan Hoeing pitched three perfect innings in relief duty, earning the save while striking out two in the process.

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UofL-Virginia Tech Postgame Pressers

Photo: Syracuse.com

Photo: Syracuse.com

No real reason for the picture, just wanted sweats a lot in the post. I thought I sweat a lot. You are the sweat king. Here are the Pressers:

Head Coach Rick Pitino

 

Donovan Mitchell

 

Quentin Snider

 

Ryan McMahon

 

Corey Ray Highlight Video

 

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Baseball season starts today, but before that, who doesn’t want to see a highlight of one of our recent stars from last year?

Jeff Nunn blessed us with a highlight video of former U of L outfielder Corey Ray, who was drafted fifth overall to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. Ray finished his U of L career with a .318 batting average, 82 stolen bases (4th all-time in school history, and 27 home runs. Ray also added 133 RBI and 36 doubles as one of Louisville baseball’s greatest athletes of all-time.

Throwbacks Revealed! (Video)

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Here you go, throwbacks for Syracuse game revealed:

Go Cards!

The Nest Episode 8: That’s My Q

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On this episode we break down Q’s return for the Miami game and the OT thriller against Syracuse. We preview the V-Tech game and look ahead to the showdown in Chapel Hill. Also, we discuss the craziest thing we have ever seen at a Louisville Sporting Event. All that plus some of CardNation calls in to the show.

2017 UofL Baseball Media Day Presser

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

Today was the kickoff to Baseball season as Baseball Media Day was held. The #6 Cards 2017 season starts Friday in Clearwater vs Alabama State. Here’s the presser:

 

Rick Pitino Celebrates 4 Point Play

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We had a tough battle Saturday and there very few bright spots. One that pumped me up the most was coach Rick Pitino getting hype once UL took control of the game. My guy Troy Turbeville @tville73 put together a clip & shared it with everyone. I wanted to share it with you all. Enjoy.

Louisville vs Miami Postgame Pressers

Photo: YouTube.com

Photo: YouTube.com

 

Head Coach Rick Pitino

 

Donovan Mitchell

 

Deng Adel

 

Quentin Snider

 

Go Cards!

The Nest Episode 7: Deng It Mango!

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On this episode we break down the highs of a win against Boston College and the lows of a loss to Virginia. We address missed curfew-gate and also dive into a preview of the Miami and Syracuse games. Stu from Cardinal Phone Repair stops by and we discuss the worst sports analysts past and present. You will NOT want to miss this episode!

Quentin Snider Returns!

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The prodigal son returns….probably.

A Tale Of Two Cultures

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Some people will do everything and ignore anything just to keep slandering your name.

Like most Louisville fans and supporters, I’ve reached a point where I’ve just grown tired of constantly hearing about UK fan Katina Powell and that whole scandal. We know that there was a grad assistant that paid for strippers/dancers for recruits and players. We know that Rick Pitino had an extramarital affair in the past. We know that Bobby Petrino also did the same thing, even if he wasn’t even our coach at the time. We know about Porcini. We know about the motorcycle. We know.

How do we know? Well, we have our good friends at all facets of the national sports media to always be there and remind us. Everyone from ESPN, to CBS Sports, to FS1, and so on and so forth reminding us nearly every time Louisville takes the court of all the acts that went down in Minardi Hall, with every single mention of it being followed up by vehement criticism. We have the likes of Michael Rosenberg crafting slam pieces with obvious negative bias. Even as recent as last night, we have people like Jay Williams criticizing Louisville’s culture simply because a player missed curfew.

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Poll Position: February 6th

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Here are how the Cardinals fared this week in the polls released this morning:

AP: 4th

Coaches: 4th

Next Up:

Tonight at #12/13 Virginia 7pm ESPN

Saturday vs Miami 2pm ESPN2

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2 Cards Out Tonight For Breaking Curfew

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 29: The mascot for the Louisville Cardinals performs against the Michigan State Spartans during the fourth round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

From the say it ain’t so files:

I tend to agree with my guy @StevenRummage also

Louisville at Boston College: Pregame Breakdown

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The No. 6 Louisville Cardinals travel to Boston, Massachusetts to take on the Eagles of Boston College today at 3 on the ACC Network. Boston College appeared to be heading in the right direction from last year’s abysmal season, but have dropped 6 games in a row entering today.

Boston College (9-14) is led by Sophomore guard Jerome Robinson at 19.7 PPG. The Eagles will need a big performance from him if they want any chance at beating the Cards today.

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The Nest: That Boy’s Mad (Episode 6)

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On this episode we welcome Twitter legend TBG into the show. We recap the dismantling of NC State, the legend of David Levitch, what to expect in both the Boston College and Virginia games, crootin’, and we also vent at the end. Smash the play button and enjoy.