Category Archives: Football

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/16/17


Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino via @UofLFootball

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

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The Sports Gods have not graced us UofL fans with much good news these past 2 weeks, but they have chosen to grace us with some today.

Teddy Bridgewater, per ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen, has been cleared to return to practice for the Vikings.

That’s not the end of the good news. Per Ian Rapoport, the national insider for the NFL Network and, the Vikings are looking to activate Teddy this week or next week from the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Vikings anticipate Teddy will play this year, according to Rapoport. There is no mention of what game is being targeted for Teddy’s return.

Finally, some great news for UofL fans. We all love Teddy and can’t wait to see him on the field again.

We have an update from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Teddy gets to start practice Wednesday! The great news got even better in regards to Teddy. Here’s hoping we UofL fans get to see him in game action soon.

TWICA: October 16th

Hello all of you wonderful Card fans out there, although the past couple days and weeks have been rough, it’s time to look at our weekly review of Cardinal Athletics!

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team captured 3 titles this weekend at the Louisville invitational, as Ciro Lampasas teamed with Parker Wynn to win the A division doubles title, and then Ciro went on to win the A division singles title, and then Federico Gomez won the B division singles title. What a great weekend!

Next Week: 10/19-24th Ohio Valley Regional

Women’s Tennis

Mia Schmidt-Jorgensen was defeated in the championship match of the B-flight singles during the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals, she was the last Card standing after the 4 day event.\

Next Week: IDLE

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No More Excuses For Louisville Football

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The trajectory of Louisville football may have never taken a steeper curve than in the last 365+ days. And it may never stoop lower than the humiliating loss Louisville suffered on Saturday.

A 45-42 loss to Boston College has left fans stunned, disappointed and moreover, angry. Louisville lost to a team that was 115th in total offense, entering the game. A team that was 2-17 in its last 19 conference games.

A team that, last year, Louisville pulverized in a 52-7 blowout in Chestnut Hill. Despite Louisville playing Jekyll & Hyde football throughout October and November of last year, they still added a landslide win. There were comments made about Boston College’s head coach possibly losing his job, and the Eagles program taking a lot of backward steps.

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Cardinal Football Players Supporting Each Other


The last few weeks have been rough. There’s no hiding it. Today, some of the Cardinal football players sent out some tweets reminding everyone why we cheer for them and why they deserve our unwaivering support.

Hikutini Promoted To Active Roster


Cardinal forever, Cole Hikutini, was promoted to the active roster for the San Francisco 49ers. Congrats to Cole!

Lamar Jackson Highlights From Boston College

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Unfortunately, UofL lost the football game against Boston College. It hurt. It was terrible. However, there was just a glimmer of goodness in all the gloom. That glimmer was Lamar Jackson.

Lamar once again put up insane numbers, as he nearly always does. He threw for 332 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for 180 yards and 3 TDs. That’s a total of 512 total yards and 5 TDs by himself!

Lamar is a special talent that we UofL fans may never see the likes of again. Take a look at his highlights below courtesy of the ACC Digital Network and GoCards YouTube accounts. Enjoy the art that Lamar has wrought on the field.

CSZ Picks Louisville v. Boston College


Justin Krueger: 37-14. Boston College will present some challenges for Louisville, but aren’t offensively equipped to beat them on the road. Expect Harold Landry to have a solid outing, but Lamar Jackson should be the difference in a tune-up before facing Florida State.

Jeremy Wahman: 34-6. Lamar gets 487 total yards, four total touchdowns. Defense forces three turnovers.

Shawn Barbour: 42-7

Jacob Pratt & Paige Sherrard: 42-10

Mitch Motley: 45-14

Cody Higdon: 35-24. Lamar has 450 yards and defense has two turnovers.

Samuel Basden: 38-20. Lamar throws for three touchdowns and runs for another.


Uniform Report: BC

Here is today’s uniform report for our game vs Boston College.

Everything You Need to Know: Louisville v. Boston College

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How to Watch: Kickoff at 12:20 p.m., WAVE TV (ACC Network Extra stream)

Spread: Louisville -22

Last Time: Lamar Jackson had a highlight-reel day with seven total touchdowns and 416 total yards (231 passing, 185 rushing) in a 55-7 blowout of the Eagles. The Cardinals allowed 207 total yards and forced three turnovers in the process, and had zero penalties in the game.

Louisville leads the all-time series 6-3.

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Anthony Floyd To Have Jersey Honored At Boston College Game On Saturday


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The all-time leader in interceptions at the University of Louisville, All-American safety Anthony Floyd will have his No. 24 jersey honored at the Boston College game on Saturday afternoon at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

It will be the 22nd jersey to be celebrated in the 99-year history of the program.

The Youngstown, Ohio, native, Floyd played for the Cardinals from 1999-02 and led the Cardinals to four-consecutive bowl appearances. He holds the school record and is currently tied for the Conference USA mark with 18 interceptions. He finished his illustrious career 271 tackles and 33 pass break-ups in three years as the starting safety.

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Football Recruiting: Weekly Stats for UofL Commits/Recruits


By Shawn Barbour & Sam Basden


We at Cardinal Sports Zone are starting a weekly feature detailing UofL Football recruits/commits stats for the past week’s games. We will provide stats for some, if not all, commits and target recruits each week.

Player/Position/High School/State



Jordan Travis/QB/Benjamin/FL

Travis passed for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also rushed for 95 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 71-18 drubbing of Westminster.

Manuel Allen/WR/Rancho Verde/CA

Allen had 2 catches for 63 yards. He also returned 3 punts for touchdowns for Rancho Verde in their blowout win 75-0 over Canyon Springs.

Javian Hawkins/RB/Cocoa/FL

Hawkins had 8 carries for 76 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns in a 56-0 win over Everglades Prep Academy. He averaged 9.5 yards a carry.

Trenell Troutman/S/St Thomas Aquinas/FL

Troutman had 3 solo tackles and 1 assisted tackle in St Thomas Aquinas’ 14-0 win over Deerfield Beach.

Dejmi Dumervil Jean/DT/St Thomas Aquinas/FL 

Dumervil Jean, nephew of Louisville legend Elvis Dumervil, had a good game in St Thomas Aquinas’ 14-0 win over Deerfield. He recorded 5 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles.

Telly Plummer/ATH/Langston Hughes/GA

Plummer recorded 2 solo and 2 assisted tackles in Langston Hughes’ 40-7 win over South Paulding.


Target Recruits:

Nik Bonitto/OLB/St Thomas Aquinas/FL

Bonitto is a heavily sought after recruit for the UofL coaching staff. He had 3 sacks, 7 total tackles (5 solo and 2 assisted, and recorded an interception in a 14-0 win over Deerfield Beach.

All stats courtesy of 



Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week


TeddyIn some much needed good news for Cardnation, the Vikings are hoping for Teddy to be back practicing next week! He will be evaluated Monday to determine if he can move forward. We here at CSZ, continue to wish Teddy all of the best during his recovery.

Bobby Petrino’s Press Conference: BC


The awesome people at UofL Athletics put together a clip of today’s press conference. Take a look for yourself below!



LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team continues to search for answers in the wake of its loss to NC State last Thursday at Carter-Finley Stadium to drop to 4-2 overall, 1-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

With six games remaining on the schedule – beginning with Saturday’s Homecoming contest versus Boston College – the Cardinals are hoping to find some of those solutions beginning this weekend. Read the rest of this entry

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/9/2017


Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino via @UofLFootball

How To Watch Coach Petrino’s Press Conference At 1:30

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Bobby Petrino will preview Boston College today at 1:30. You can see below how to watch the press conference.

UofL VS FSU Time Announced


Louisville will kickoff against Florida State at Noon on October 21st. The game will be aired on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN 2.

Top Stories: Weekend Edition 10-7/10-8

Here are the top stories from this weekend (10-7/10-8) at!

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

The Barbour Shop: David Padgett is a “Louisville Man”

Midseason Highlight Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

UofL Basketball Names Temporary Coaches

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Coach David Padgett’s Presser

Vince Tyra Presser 10-4-17

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

Nunnsense: Is Tyra The Answer Or The Relief Pitcher?

One College Basketball Writer Thinks UofL Can Recover Quickly From Its Scandals

Vince Tyra’s Introductory Presser

Rick Pitino’s Letter Of Notification of Intent To Terminate

Vincent Tyra Will Be Named Acting Athletic Director

Jon Rothstein Ranks Cards 10th in his Preseason Top 25

Game Day Information Released For Boston College 

Jackson’s Record Breaking Night

2 Louisville Basketball Coaches Placed On Leave

Top Stories 10-5-17

Thanks for reading all of yesterdays top stories & for continuing to support!
Go Cards!

TWICA: October 9th

Well welcome back Card fans, to our weekly review of Cardinal Athletics. We are in full swing for all of our fall sports, so let’s get started!

Men’s Tennis

In action at the ITA All-American Championships, 29th ranked duo Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Parker Wynn finished runner-ups in the consolation draw, thereby qualifying for the ITA National Fall Championships to be held Nov. 1-5, congrats go out to them!

Next Week: 10/13-15 Louisville Invitational

Women’s Tennis

This Week: At Wake Forest Invitational

Next Week: 10/12-15 ITA Ohio Valley Regional

Women’s Soccer (8-6)

At Clemson: W 2-1

At #13 Virginia: L 0-1 (OT)

Next Week: 10/13 Vs Pittsburgh (5:30 PM, ACC Network Extra)

#7 Men’s Soccer (8-1-2)

At Virginia Tech: W 1-0

Next Week: 10/10 Vs Florida Atlantic (7 PM, ACC Network Extra), 10/13 Vs #4 North Carolina (Alumni Weekend)(7:30 PM, ACC Network Extra)

Swimming (#7 Men and #9 Women)

At Notre Dame: L

Next Week: 10/14 SMU Classic (Women, TBA), Men are IDLE

#11 Field Hockey (10-4)

At #8 Boston College: W 4-1

At New Hampshire: W 5-2

Next Week: 10/14 At #6 North Carolina (1 PM, ACC Network Extra)

Women’s Volleyball (11-5)

At Virginia Tech: W 3-1

At Virginia: W 3-1

Next Week: 10/13 Vs Clemson (7 PM, ACC Network Extra), 10/15 Vs Georgia Tech (3 PM, ACC Network Extra)

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Teddy Bridgewater’s Return

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Today, there was excellent news. The Minnesota Vikings announced that Teddy Bridgewater could return after Week 6 from Physical Unable To Perform list. This would be HUGE for the Vikings looking for a starting quarterback after Sam Bradford went down with an injury.