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Category Archives: Louisville Athletics

Around The Bases: ACC Tournament Primer

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After dropping their final three games to close the 2017 regular season, the Cardinals are looking to rebound in the ACC Tournament. Despite the three-game skid, U of L earned the number one seed after a rain-out cancelled the Saturday series finale against Florida State.

The Cardinals will host Florida State and Notre Dame in their pod tomorrow and Friday. Should the Cardinals advance, they will face the winner of Pool D between Virginia and Duke.

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The Story Of A Champion

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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.

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Deng Adel To Return To Louisville

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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.

ACC Championship Preview Presser

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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!

Go Cards!

McDonnell, McKay & Hairston Awarded ACC Honors

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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.

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Louisville Baseball Falls In Final Regular Season Polls

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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.

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The Historical Significance Of UofL Baseball’s ACC Dominance

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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.

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The Complete Schedule For ACC Baseball Tournament Announced

This morning the complete schedule for the first ever ACC Tournament at Louisville Slugger Field was announced. Louisville is your #1 overall seed by winning the regular season by 1/2 game over Coastal Division Champion UNC. The Cards play Thursday at 7pm vs Notre Dame then Friday at 3 vs FSU.

So here’s the deal. The winner of each pool advances to a 4 team elimination bracket. Here’s how those 4 teams are determined. Each team plays both teams in their pods. The team with the best record will win that pod. If there is a tie with the same record the team with the highest ACC winning percentage advances to bracket play. Which would be the highest seeded team per Kelly Dickey. If you have any questions about the ACC Tournament feel free to contact us on Twitter at @CardSportsZone @GeneralWasp @kruegermania or @Jeremy_CSZ or on Facebook at Cardinal Sports Zone.

Senior Day For UofL Baseball

Despite the gloomy circumstances & ultimately the cancellation of game 3 vs FSU, the Cardinals still honored their seniors. Last year the theme of departing players was the draft. This year the theme of the Senior class is dependability. Lyman, Taylor,Summers & Sparger are the glue guys that every team needs to be champions. That was proven year after year. Congrats to all of our Seniors!

Louisville Baseball Wins 2017 ACC Regular Season Title

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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.

New Facilities PJCS

Here’s a view videos from Coach Field showing what to look forward to at Papa ****’* Cardinal Stadium. Enjoy.

Louisville Baseball Has Bumpy End To Regular Season


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.

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Around the Bases: May 16, 2017

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Breaking news: Louisville baseball continues to be dominant, now standing at 46-6 and again the consensus #2 team in the country.

It was another stellar week for the Cardinals, as #2 Louisville got four big wins over #25 Vanderbilt and #7 Clemson. The victories against the Tigers earned U of L its third straight Atlantic Division title, along with remaining ahead for a possible overall regular-season title.

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JUCO RB Harry Trotter Commits To UofL

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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.

Cards Still Projected Preseason Top 10 Despite Loss Of Mitchell And Johnson

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CBS sports has updated their preseason 25 to reflect the changes in rosters for those schools who have underclassmen that have entered the NBA draft and hired an agent. The rankings will change again once the deadline to return to school has passed and 2017-18 rosters become more definite.

For now, the Cards find themselves still in the top 10. The possible addition of one more player to this year’s class or the possible departure of Deng Adel could have an impact on the final preseason poll.

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Wassef Methnani To Visit Louisville

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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.

Welcome To Louisville ACC Baseball Fans

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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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Louisville Baseball Sweeps Clemson

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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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Dan McDonnell Game 2 Clemson Presser

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Here’s Dan the Man after today’s cone from behind 6-4 win over the #7 Tigers from Clemson.

Go Cards!