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Beat The Buzzer: Steven Enoch

The UofL athletic department sat down with UofL transfer, Steven Enoch on this week’s Beat the Buzzer. He talks about the best advice he has ever received, who is the most serious among his teammates and what his Kentucky Derby horse would be named, along with so much more!

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UofL Men’s Basketball Veterans Lead Through Adversity

When Quentin Snider, Anas Mahmoud and Deng Adel committed to play basketball at the University of Louisville, they never could have guessed the obstacles they would be facing. They have played through the Katina Powell scandal and now the FBI one. They never let it bring them down though, they have been the solid foundation that the freshman and sophomores have needed. Jeff Borzello with ESPN.COM talks about how vital the upperclassman have been.

UofL Makes Final 3 For Highly Touted 2018 Wide Receiver

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Jatavious Harris, a 3 Star WR from Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA, has released a list of the final three schools he is considering and UofL made the cut. Along with UofL, Harris has Pittsburgh and Mississippi State rounding out his final three. He visited UofL last weekend for the Virginia game.

The 6’3 184 lbs Harris, a one-time Tennessee Volunteer commit, is ranked the number 111 WR in the nation and the 68th best player in the talent rich state of GA per 247 Sports composite rankings.

Besides the schools listed above, Harris had offers from Miami (FL), Michigan State, NC State, and Florida among others.

Despite the fact UofL seems to have a glut of WRs, Harris would be a great get due to his versatility. He plays a multitude of positions besides WR though WR is likely his best position. CB, Nickel CB, and S are the other positions he plays and he is adept at all of them from what I have seen. He is a dangerous kick and punt returner as well.

His recruitment is worth keeping an eye on Cards fans. Here is a highlight video, courtesy of Hudl, from his junior season to give you an idea of why UofL wants him.

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4095442/57e67de47bddf874808bdc8b

ACC Wide Receiving Threats

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Through the first 11 weeks of the college football season, wide receivers across the country have gone above and beyond to help pack their quarterback’s stats, as well as their own. Seth Dawkins and Dez Fitzpatrick have some of the highest passer ratings when targeted thus far in the ACC. PFF helps break down the numbers.

Top Stories 11-15-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Cardinals In The NBA: November 15th 

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser 

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal 

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Post Practice Interviews: 11-15-17

Chucky Williams

Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Seniors Chucky Williams and Stacy Thomas know their careers with the University of Louisville football program are coming to a close.

The duo, part of Louisville’s senior class, play their final game in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday against Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. The group has combined for a 32-17 record and became bowl-eligible for the fourth-consecutive season.

Thomas, over the last two seasons, has been a pivotal piece to that success. The Miami, Fla., native has gradually excelled into one of the defense’s crucial components. He totaled 85 tackles a year ago and boasts 43 stops through seven games this year. He missed a string of two key games – Boston College and Florida State – with an injury, but has totaled 16 tackles, 3.5 for loss since his return.

Not only has Thomas’ production on the field been an incredible lift for the defense, but his work ethic has been a spark for the unit as well.

“He’s a very intelligent football player and recognizes routes,” Petrino said. “It was great to see him back at practice at full speed because I think that everybody else recognized that and gave us a lot of energy.” Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense | Will Saturday Be The Last Home Game For Lamar, Jaire, Petrino & Sirmon?

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Short answer - Yes, Yes, No and Hope So.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The writings & musings of Jeff Nunn do not necessarily reflect those of CSZ.

On Saturday, we will honor our senior class that has won 32 games over a four-year span and will make its fourth-straight appearance in a bowl game. The game against Syracuse at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is set for a 3:30 kick off and the seniors will be honored prior to the game. Louisville officially announced that a total of 14 seniors will walk on to their home field for the final time as a player. I hope that every fan gets in their seat early to show their appreciation for these student athletes. Also, during the game, former University of Louisville quarterback Stefan LeFors will become the 23rd football player to have his jersey honored.

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Cardinals In The NBA: November 15th

 

Well its that time of week again, time to see how our former Cards are faring in the NBA!

*All stats are accurate through games played to November 15th

Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves)

MPG (Minutes Per Game): 15.8

PPG (Points Per Game): 6.9

APG (Assists Per Game): 1.0

RPG (Rebounds Per Game): 5.2

SPG (Steals Per Game): 0.5

BPG (Blocks Per Game): 0.2

TPG (Turnovers Per Game): 0.9

FG%: 50.0

3P%: 25.0

FT%: 76.9

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Top Stories 11-14-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser 

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal 

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

2018 Defensive Lineman Decommits From UofL Football

Asia Durr, Myisha Hines-Allen Named To John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 Watch List

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017 

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Louisville Great, Paolo DelPiccolo Named USL Championship MVP

AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll 

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap 

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Cards Power Past Toledo 90-55

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Louisville, KY — The No. 5 Louisville Cardinals powered past the Toledo Rockets, 90-51, to advance to the semi-final of the WNIT.

Two Cardinals earned double-doubles in the matchup. Myisha Hines-Allen and Jazmine Jones both racked up 17 points and 10 rebounds. While Asia Durr showed no signs of fatigue, knocking down a team-best three triples.

Louisville got off to a sluggish start, turning the ball over five times in the first period, three of which came from Durr. Toledo was able to convert the turnovers into five easy points.

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Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

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Football Seniors Ready for Farewell at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

The Cardinals’ 14-member senior class will be honored before Saturday’s kickoff.

Press Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In what is sure to be an emotional time, the University of Louisville football team will honor its senior class before prior to the 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Syracuse at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

A total of 14 seniors will walk on to their home field for the final time in their careers, which has been filled with many fine moments and accomplishments.

“It’s kind of overwhelming,” senior tight end Charles Standberry said following Tuesday’s practice. “These four years really flew past and I didn’t expect it to go this fast, but I’m very excited. I want to go out there and leave it all on the field.”

For senior running back Reggie Bonnafon, a Louisville, Ky., native, the emotions will be wide-ranging. He played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium growing up, playing little league football and for local powerhouse Trinity High, so his feelings are a little different than the other seniors on the team.

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How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal

Jeff Greer with the Courier Journal recently sat down with interim head coach, David Padgett for 30 minutes, and got the inside scoop on how he is adjusting. They talked about everything from recruiting to adjusting to the size of his new office (hint, it is huge).

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

Lamar Jackson

He’s backkkkkk. After somehow falling from the rankings for a few weeks, Lamar Jackson has made his rightful return to the Heisman rankings. With just a few more weeks left to play, it will be interesting to see where the reigning Heisman winner lands.

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser

Jamon Brown

Cardinal forever and current LA Ram, Jamon Brown is looking to give back to the Louisville community this holiday season.

Press Release:

(Louisville, KY) NFL star Jamon Brown and his foundation (J. Brown Foundation) are teaming up with WHAS11 TV and the Homeless Coalition For The “#502StepUp” for the Holidays Fundraiser.

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Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Colin Holba

Photo Courtesy of Jaguars.com

Cardinal forever, Colin Holba announced today he has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their long snapper. Congratulations Colin!

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

Deng Adel

It was announced today that Deng Adel has been named to the preseason top 50 candidate list for the Wooden Award. The Wooden award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. Congrats to Adel!

 

2018 Defensive Lineman Decommits From UofL Football

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2018 3 Star JUCO DT Antar Thompson decommitted from the UofL Football today.

Thompson had been committed to UofL since June 11. His lead recruiter was Cort Dennison. Thompson had chosen UofL over the likes of Alabama, Florida State, and a host of other big name programs.

The loss of Thompson’s commitment is a blow to UofL as the staff is trying to restock the defensive line due to the impending departures of players like Trevon Young, James Hearns, and Drew Bailey.

UofL already appears to be looking to fill the spot vacated by Thompson. They have an official visit scheduled with 6’2 290 JUCO DT Charles Cameron this weekend.

Cameron has offers from Florida Atlantic, Texas Tech, Colorado; among a host of other programs according to 247 Sports.

We here at Cardinal Sports Zone wish Antar Thompson all the best in his future endeavors.

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

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Cardinals to Honor Former QB Stefan LeFors on Saturday

Stefan LeFors led the nation in completion percentage in 2004.

Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Former University of Louisville quarterback Stefan LeFors will become the 23rd football player to have his jersey honored, when the Cardinals face Syracuse in their final home game of the year at 3:30 p.m.

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Top Stories 11-13-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017 

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Louisville Great, Paolo DelPiccolo Named USL Championship MVP

AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll 

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap 

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

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Bobby Petrino

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The mood around the University of Louisville football program is positive heading into Saturday’s regular-season home finale against Syracuse after the 38-21 win over Virginia last Saturday.

“I think it was our overall best game of the year when you look at offense, defense, (and) special teams,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Defensively, I liked the way we played. I thought our defensive front set the tone early, getting the pass rush out of (redshirt senior linebacker) James (Hearns) and (redshirt sophomore) Jonathan Greenard and (senior linebacker) Trevon (Young).”

“Offensively, I was happy with our offensive line. They had a lot of new looks for us, some crazy stuff, and our offensive line did a good job of sorting it all out and blocking well. We ran the ball with a lot of physicalness.”

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