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Boston College/North Carolina & Georgia Tech/Wake Forest will now be played at 11am and 1pm respectively. Georgia Tech/Wake Forest will now be played at Jim Patterson Stadium instead of Louisville Slugger Field.
Duke/Virginia has been moved up from Thursday at 11am to Thursday at 3pm.
Miami/Wake Forest has been moved from Thursday at 3pm to Friday at 11am.
Clemson/Virginia has been moved up from Friday at 11am to Friday at noon, and will now be played at Jim Patterson Stadium instead of Louisville Slugger Field.
Louisville/Notre Dame, Louisville/Florida State & North Carolina/NC State have remained at their same times and location at Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 3pm, and Friday at 7pm respectively.
Long before he came to Louisville, he was a champion. Before his first college pass was an interception against Murray State on Sept. 1, 2011 or his last run was a final nail in Miami’s coffin on December 28th, 2013, he was a champion. Before he was Teddy 2 Gloves, Teddy Ice-water, Teddy Ballgame, TD Teddy, or whatever other name we derived for him, his first name was champion. You have heard the saying, “not all heroes wear capes”. In this case not all champions have rings to prove it.
After declaring for the NBA Draft without signing an agent, Junior forward Deng Adel has decided to withdraw his name from the draft, and return to Louisville.
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!
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced their 2017 Baseball Honors this afternoon, and 3 Louisville Cardinals were awarded these honors. Coach Dan McDonnell was awarded Coach of the Year for an ACC record three straight times, Devin Hairston was awarded the inaugural Defensive Player of the Year, and Brendan McKay was awarded Player of the Year.
After losing in Bloomington to the Indiana Hoosiers and getting swept in a 2 game series at home against the Florida State Seminoles, the Cardinal Nine saw a slight dip in the polls to end the regular season. Baseball America, D1Baseball, USA Today, as well as the RPI rankings all have the Cardinals taking the Number 5 spot.
Every person who is a fan of the Louisville Baseball program knows that we have something special down at Jim Patterson Stadium. Since Dan McDonnell took over as the head coach, the program has experienced unprecedented success and continues to raise the bar every season. This is especially true since Louisville has joined the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference. In fact, the Cardinals have quickly established themselves as one of, if not the most, dominant teams in conference play. How successful has Louisville’s run in the ACC been? Let’s take an in-depth look.
Following the cancellation of the regular season finale against Florida State due to weather, the Louisville Cardinals finish the regular season with a mark of 46-9. This also puts the Cards atop the ACC standings, with second place North Carolina finishing 0.5 games behind. This awards the Louisville Cardinals the ACC regular season title, their second title in three years in the ACC.
Riding on their second-longest win streak of the season with the ACC regular season title on the line, the Cardinal Nine did not have the smoothest of finishes to the season, as they would go 0-3 against the Indiana Hoosiers and Florida State Seminoles. Game 3 against the Seminoles would be cancelled due to rain, with no plans to reschedule. However, an ACC loss by UNC to the hands of the Duke Blue Devils would make up for the bumpy week, as that would help the Cardinals clinch the ACC regular season title, as well as the number 1 seed in the ACC Baseball Tournament.
Fort Scott JUCO running back Harry Trotter announced today on Twitter that he has decided to commit to the University of Louisville. Trotter recently visited Louisville during the spring game, and is immediately eligible to play.
Following Donovan Mitchell’s NBA Draft announcement, thus freeing up a scholarship, the Louisville basketball program will be hosting Class of 2017 SF/PF Wassef Methnani out of Knox School, a prep school in New York. He will be pay the University of Louisville a visit this upcoming Tuesday, and is also considering Fairfield and Canisius. If he chooses to enroll at UofL, he will be immediately eligible to play. He is listed as 6’8″, 216 lbs, and specializes as a wing.
All of us here at Cardinal Sports Zone as well as the city of Louisville and the University of Louisville would like to welcome all the ACC baseball fans to our great city. While you are here we hope you have a safe and enjoyable time. We have put together an informational guide, complete with tournament brackets, ticket options, places to visit as well as dining options.
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The Baseball Cards traveled down to South Carolina this weekend to face the Clemson Tigers, and they came back to the Ville unscathed. They swept the Tigers in a three game series to put them at 46-6 on the season, and 23-4 in the conference.
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Here’s Dan the Man after today’s cone from behind 6-4 win over the #7 Tigers from Clemson.
It’s a return home for former Ohio State defensive back Rodjay Burns, as the Louisville native has decided to transfer to U of L.
Burns, who played at Trinity HS in Louisville, made the announcement on his Instagram account today. He played in six games as a true freshman for the Buckeyes last season, recording an interception return for a touchdown against Bowling Green. Burns was originally committed to Louisville in the 2016 class, before flipping to the Buckeyes at the last second.
Before starting his collegiate career, Burns excelled as a two-way star for the Shamrocks, finishing as a runner-up for Mr. Football in the state his senior season.
After sitting out the 2017 season, Burns will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
You all know that we at CardinalSportsZone.com help out our friends & family. Cardinal Phone Repair & Birdgang Brand Clothing are businesses operated by UofL Alum Stu the phone guy (CPR) & Danny Mosby (Along with B-stilles & Ron Clutch from Nappy Roots). I went to school with both & Mo was actually my teammate at Louisville. We as a community need to support Cardinal owned businesses. I add an owner myself know how hard it is to make it out in the world & how much easier it is when we help each other out. These guys have decided to join forces & work out of the same building. They are having a cookout this Saturday from 2-5. There will be former Cards in the house & it will be great time. For more info you can tweet @Cardinalphone (Stu) or @BirdgangCOO (Danny)
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Louisville Football announced this morning that they have extended their home-and-home series with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. They will be playing the Irish at PJCS in 2030, 2033 and 2035, while they will go up to South Bend in 2032.
We all know that Rick Pitino is amazing coach, after all, he is a Hall of Famer for a reason. Even though he probably has knees that would make Greg Oden and Derrick Rose envious, Coach Pitino showed us all that he has the mamba mentality on the court as well, and isn’t afraid to pull up a shot right in your face and make you look silly.
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