Clemsoning Just Ain’t What It Used To Be

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Remember the term “Clemsoning?” Well, it doesn’t quite mean the same thing as it initially did. Urban Dictionary defines Clemsoning as “The act of delivering an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.” It has also been defined by others as “hype combined with an inexplicable loss.” Read the rest of this entry


CardNation: Keep Your Head Up

Expectations were high, feelings were positive, and the environment was electric, then things got rough. There are plenty of reasons as to why they got that way, plenty of correctable mistakes, plenty of missed opportunities that have us here talking about a game that could’ve changed the entire landscape of college football going forward had things gone the way we as fans believed they might.

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ACC Announces Murray State Game Time

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The Cards game vs Murray State on September 30th was long suspected to be a nooner. Thank goodness it is not. The ACC announces the game time in the following tweet:

Lamar Jackson, The Human Highlight Reel


Lamar Jackson is a once in a lifetime player. There is nothing he can’t do. Here are just some of the highlights from him this past Saturday courtesy of Louisville Athletics and ESPN.

Dae Williams Announces He Is Cleared To Practice

Dae Williams

Courtesy of Dae Williams’ twitter (@alldae_)

Great news coming from the University of Louisville Football team today. Redshirt Freshman running back, Dae Williams, has been cleared to start practicing. Williams tore his ACL in spring practice earlier this year. We at Cardinal Sports Zone look forward to seeing Williams in action soon.

TWICA: September 18

What is up Card fans? I know we are all still a little bit cross about the loss to Clemson on Saturday, but that’s officially in the past, and now its time to look forward to the next week in Cardinal Athletics!

Men’s Tennis

Nicolas Rouanet won the Southern Intercollegiate Division 2 championship on Monday, while at the Duke Invitational this weekend, Brandon Lancaster won the A1 singles consolation bracket.

This week: Florida Ranked +1 Invitational, Sept. 22-24.

Women’s Golf

Minnesota Invitational: Finished t-5 out of 14 teams, with Lauren Hartlage shooting the best on the team with a 7 under par

This week: IDLE

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Rick Pitino Comments On One And Done Rule

Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino has never been shy to share his opinions on the one and done rule that the NCAA and NBA have put in place. It is just not for him. But Coach Pitino has met with Marty Smith with ESPN and mentions that he believes the one and done will be a thing of the past within the next two years. You can see the full interview below.

Post Game Presser: Clemson

Here is the presser from Last night’s defeat to Clemson. Blah…

Go Cards


Louisville vs Clemson: Postgame Recap

Last night, Louisville was outplayed and out-classed by the No. 3 Clemson Tigers. Clemson hoists one of the nation’s top defenses and that showed, but their offense surprisingly stole the show leading the Tigers to a 47-21 win over the Cardinals.

Louisville played a decent first quarter, Charles Standberry grabbed a touchdown from Lamar but the team wouldn’t score again until the 4th quarter. Lamar finished 21-42 for 317 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Lamar also led the team in rushing with 64 yards on 17 carries.

There really isn’t much more to add here. Louisville came into this game with the opportunity to make a statement and take control of the ACC, but whiffed miserably on that opportunity. With that being said, it was only the third game, things will be improved, Lamar is still Lamar and Jaire will be back soon. It’s never fun lose, but keep it in perspective that this season can still be very successful. Also, while there weren’t many positives from the game yesterday, it was my girlfriend’s birthday so that’s enough of a positive right there. Happy birthday Chloe, enjoy your Jordan year!

Go Cards!

Swaggy Rick: Yeezy Edition

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There really is no Rick like Swaggy Rick….

CSZ Makes Their Predictions For Clemson Game

Justin Krueger: 34-28 Clemson. I’ve watched Clemson multiple times throughout the week, and their defensive line is flat-out impressive. Louisville’s offensive line has played better, but this will be an exponentially tougher test than Purdue or UNC. I also have questions about Louisville’s secondary, especially if Jaire Alexander sits out again.

Louisville will have their opportunities, and Lamar Jackson will surely keep them in the game. But I don’t know if it’ll be enough tomorrow night.

Mitch Motley: 38-28 Louisville

Shawn Barbour: 35-31 Louisville

Cody Higdon: 38-35 Louisville. Blanton Creque redeems Wallace’s kick from last season.

Jeremy Wahman: 28-24 Louisville. Lamar dominates, held under 400 total yards but three touchdowns.

Jeff Nunn: 35-34 Louisville. The defense is the strength of this team, and they’re just as good as last year, if not better. Although Clemson is 3-0 against Louisville, I feel this is the year that Louisville gets it done.

Paige Sherrard: 28-24 Louisville. Dez Fitzpatrick continues to shine, James Hearns has crucial tackles, Jaire Alexander returns & lights up Clemson’s offense & Lamar Jackson has two passing TDs & two rushing TDs.


Corso Picks The Cards!


For the second year in a row, Lee Corso puts on the Cardinal bird head!

Rick Pitino Is The Celebrity Guest Picker

Rick Pitino


The celebrity guest picker for today’s ESPN College Gameday is the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball coach, Rick Pitino!

Confirmed BlackOut Uniforms

Photo Cred: Mario Urrutia

Yesterday we put out there a picture of what we thought the blackout unis were going to be. Today it was confirmed!

Top Stories 9-15-17

It’s Gameday folks! I know some of you will be enjoying a beverage or 28 and maybe just maybe some have decided to pace themselves. Some will be passed out. Here is a list of stories for you to read between now and game time that should keep you busy if you find yourself sitting down. Here are the top stories from yesterday September 15th at!

Stone Cold Steve Austin Talks Louisville vs Clemson

Everything You Need to Know: Louisville v. Clemson

David Johnson Commits To UofL

Potential Blackout Uniforms?

The Barbour Shop: 10 Things I Hate About You Clemson

Louisville vs Florida State 2016 (Full Game)

Unitas Statue Emerges!

Louisville vs. Purdue Photo Gallery

Changes,Events & Tailgating Info For Saturday

Hype Video For UofL VS Clemson

Louisville vs Clemson Blackout Hype Video

Are You Ready For It? (Blackout Video)

Another Lamar Jackson Highlight Video

Dickie V Picks The Cards Over Clemson

DeVante Parker Plans On Having A Break Out Season

Lee Corso and Rece Davis Press Conference


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College Football Games To Watch – Week 3


For the 25 people who couldn’t acquire tickets to Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium for the titanic struggle of the reigning Heisman trophy winner vs the reigning national champions, here is for college football guide for the day. Whatever you decide to do for the day, make sure your television is on ABC no later than 8:00 p.m. Thank you and Go Cards! Read the rest of this entry

Jaylen Smith Talks With Marty Smith About His Jersey Number And Prep For Clemson

Jaylen Smith

Junior wide receiver, Jaylen Smith, sat down with Marty Smith this week to talk about how the team has prepped for the big game against Clemson. He also talks about the tragedy he experienced his freshman year that lead him to wear the number 9. Check out the videos below.

Marty Smith Tours Louisville


Leading up to game day, Marty Smith took a tour around the beautiful city of Louisville. He even ran into a surprise guest along the way. Check it out below!


David Johnson Commits To UofL

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Tonight, The University of Louisville’s Men’s Basketball team picked up a big time local recruit. David Johnson, out of Trinity High School, gave Coach Rick Pitino his first big commit of 2019’s recruiting class. He is rated the number 29 player in the class. David reminds me of a Terry Rozier with bigger size.

Lee Corso and Rece Davis Press Conference


ESPN’s College Gameday’s hosts, Rece Davis and Lee Corso sat down with the media on Friday before the big match up on Saturday. See what they had to say in the video below.