Meet the Team

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Here is a little background on each member of the Cardinal Sports Zone team:

Founders: Jeremy Wahman, Steve Rummage & Justin Renck (Steve & Justin are at the bottom under Alumni)


(On left BirdGand CEO Danny Mosby)
(On left BirdGand CEO Danny Mosby)

Jeremy Wahman: Jeremy was born and raised in Louisville. He played high school football at Doss. He then went on to play football at UofL in 1995, but only for that one season because an injury cut his career short. He was the host of LiveWith55 on He also was the Social Media Embassador for the CardinalSportsZone Show on ESPN 93.9 FM The Ville!  Twitter:  @Jeremy_CSZ

Update: I am now the site Editor and I’m the co-Host of the CSZ Podcast. I fire Jeff Nunn every week.



Jeff Nunn: @UofLNunn

Jeff is a proud father of two, husband to an incredible woman and a diehard Cards fan. He attended UofL in the early ’90’s and has watched the campus grow into what it is today. Jeff is the “senior” photographer, writer of Nunnsense and always keeps it real. “Everyday I wake up is a good day.” #L1C4

Tj Barr: @tjayyy__


TJ is a lifelong Cards fan and graduated from UofL in 2016. He is the primary basketball photographer for CSZ, but you can find him out at many other UofL events. He is also a proud dog father to a rescue pup #AdoptDontShop


Paige Sherrard:  @PaigeS_502

  •  Started with CSZ in 2012 but left to focus on studies. Graduated and has come back home in mid 2015.
  • Born & raised in Louisville, Paige has attended UofL games since before birth.
  • Growing up, she was the little girl at the games in the cheerleading outfit with bows in her hair (Thanks Mom)
  • UofL Women’s Basketball writer for SB Nation’s @SwishAppeal
  • University of Louisville & Sigma Kappa Alumna
  • Growing up in a house with parents who were always watching athletic events on tv, it only made sense she would have a love for writing and become one on the side.
  • There’s nowhere she would rather be than the 502! Go CARDS!!




Justin Krueger:  @kruegermania

A recent UofL graduate, Justin has been a fan of UofL since watching the likes of Dave Ragone and Reece Gaines rule the school. Justin is a season ticket holder for UofL football for four years, as well as a frequent goer to UofL baseball. A football and baseball writer for CSZ, Justin also enjoys basketball and supporting the Cardinals at any venture. Outside of UofL, Justin has been a fan of the Miami Dolphins and Portland Trail Blazers. He also likes writing, social media and on the PS4.

Update: JK also contributes to Card Chronicle & The Ringside Podcast


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Mitch Motley: @Mitch_Motley3

I’m Mitch Motley, a UofL student pursuing a degree in biology. My love for UofL sports started at birth. My dad welcomed me to the Cardinal family and watching games with my dad will always be some of my favorite memories. Through watching games with family, I saw Cardinal athletics as family as well. That’s why I love UofL. Go Cards!



Jacob Pratt:  @JRP3523

My name is Jacob Pratt, AKA Mr Short N Sweet, and I’m one of the young guns here on the site. I’m currently studying Journalism at Morehead State, but my heart lies with the Cards! Favorite Cardinal player ever has gotta be Peyton Siva! Also, little bit of a self-plug, make sure to read my Legends of Louisville series which started with an article on THE Wayne Blackshear!


Katie Goben: @katiegoben

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I grew up watching and loving all things UofL. Some of my earliest memories are attending basketball games at freedom hall with my dad (the smell of caramel popcorn still gives me chills), and I’ve been hooked ever since. I graduated from the University of Louisville in 2014 and I’m so excited to be part of the CSZ family!

Katie helps with the Instagram (@cardsportszone) & backbone of CSZ.

Shawn Barbour: @LvilleShawn

Bio. Hmm. I was born and raised in Louisville. Graduated from Butler High School and UofL. Fan of UofL since I can remember. Master of puns. Enjoys spending time with nephew & nieces & molding them in to future UofL fans.

Editors Note: He didn’t say great puns so adjust expectations accordingly

Cody “The Higgy” Higdon: @iamthehiggy


I am graduate of the University of Louisville. My parents are the only UL alumni in a family largely made up of UK fans, so I grew up surrounded by a sea of blue. I have been fanatically following Louisville athletics my entire life. Some of my fondest childhood memories took place at Freedom Hall & Cardinal Stadium. I’ m part of the Collison Course Tailgate Family. I also have season tickets to all sports with my college brothers. When I’m not working I like to cook, spend time with my entire family, and enjoy sports. Go Cards!

Samuel Basden: @baseboy124

Born in Kansas City, Missouri moved to the Bahamas at the age of 2. Came to Louisville to live in 2006, graduated from Atherton high school. Currently a student of The University of Louisville, studying Sports Management. Became a Louisville after watching UofL in the NCAA tournament in 2005 and fell in love with the style of defense the team played, been hooked ever since. I Love all things UofL sports both Women and Men. I’m a part of a great recruiting team here at CSZ. Striving to help CSZ be the best Cardinal website for fans.




Steve Rummage: Steve grew up in the Louisville area and graduated from Bullitt Central high school in 2005, where he played basketball and football. He now Ministers at his local church and covers all things UofL. His family is full of die hard Cards fans, so he was born to root for the Cards and can’t wait to bring you all recruiting and UofL news for Cardinal Sports Zone. He is the host of the show on ESPN 93.9 FM The Ville! You can tune in Saturday mornings at 10 am.   Twitter: @StevenRummage

Update: Steve is killing it daily from 10-noon on 93.9 with Marques Maybin


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Justin Renck: @JustinRenck

Third founder of CSZ. Coaches Basketball at Holy Cross High School and was the co-host of the Cardinal Sports Zone show on ESPN 93.9 The Ville. Graduated from the University of Louisville. Also first Editor of CSZ.

Update: Moved on to be Editor at & has become a contributor at Card Chronicle.

Daryl Foust: @Darylfoust4

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She moved on to work for the Crunch Zone & has since also worked for ESPNU & commentates UofL Softball games


2 Replies to “Meet the Team”

  1. I actually did 2 videos before the season for some friends to enjoy. I do this for fun so I don’t have professional programs to make videos. I use windows movie maker and get all my clips from youtube. My songs I download from iTunes. These 2 videos are not viewable on mobile devices because the owner of the music reclaimed their copyrights so they can profit from the ads on youtube. Just thought I would share these videos because somebody might enjoy them. Thanks! GO CARDS!

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