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Jaire Alexander Sits Down With NFL Network And UofL Career Highlights (Video)

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Louisville fans know that Jaire Alexander is the best cornerback in this years NFL draft. He knows that as well. He recently sat down and talked to the NFL Network about what his outfit for the draft will look like and what it will feel like to hear his name called.

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Coach Jeff Walz To Lead 2018 USA Basketball Women’s U18 Team

Louisville head coach Jeff Walz has been tabbed as the head coach for the 2018 USA Basketball Women’s U18 team.

Delaware’s Natasha Adair and UCLA’s Cori Close will serve as his assistant coaches.

The trio will lead the team at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. The top four finishing teams earn a qualifying berth into next summer’s 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup.

The dates have yet to be announced for this summer’s contest.

“I am extremely excited to get the opportunity to work with USA Basketball again,” said Walz. “I had an amazing experience last summer in Japan as the head coach of the U23 team, and I have spent time with USA Basketball the past three summers. Working with USA Basketball is something that I have always dreamed of doing, and I look forward to leading the U18 team this summer. USA Basketball possesses impeccable standards and a winning tradition, and it is an honor to once again be entrusted with such an important role.”

 

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Nunnsense | 10 Things To Watch At The Spring Game

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The University of Louisville football team will conduct its annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game on Friday, April 13 at 7:30p.m. inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Admission to the game is FREE.

Parking lots will open at 2:30 p.m. and gates open at 6:30 p.m. Drink specials will be available on the Norton Healthcare Terrace for only $3. StreetFest will open at 5:30.

All of the events and fan-friendly entertainment is awesome but I’m just here for some football. This will be your first and last look at the 2018-2019 edition of the Louisville football team until probably August. Because the public has not been allowed to any of the spring practices, you will have to watch closely for the answers to all your questions and try to take in as much as you can. Here are the top 10 things that I will be looking for or paying attention to… Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Football’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game Rescheduled for Friday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has moved its Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game due to expected weather impacting the Louisville area on Saturday, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced on Wednesday afternoon.

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Inaugural Regular Season Update

The baseball season is officially upon us. Even though it is snowing in parts of the country and the Chicago Cubs home opener was postponed because of the snow, baseball is back!  

The Major Leagues have been back for over a week now and in the last few days the different levels of the Minor Leagues have kick started their seasons as well. Within the first week of the 2018 season five Cardinal 9 alumni were on Major League rosters and contributing to their teams. As the season continues look for more and more to make their way to the show as 12 others have begun this season in either AA or AAA.  

At the A level Blake Tiberi is back from injury and dominating the pitching in the early going and arguably the best college baseball player ever, Brendan McKay, is back and doing Brendan McKay things. Since the 2007 season the University of Louisville baseball team has become a collegiate juggernaut with an impressive pipeline into the professional ranks.  Kudos to Coach Mac and his staff, along with the hard work and determination of these individuals.

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Louisville Basketball Releases 2018-19 ACC Schedule

Basketball season just ended and many Louisville fans – myself included – are already counting down the days until tip off.

Today, the ACC dropped conference home and away opponents.

In 2018-19, the Cardinals’ home schedule is highlighted by Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Virginia.

See the full release below:

Donovan Mitchell Breaks NBA Rookie Record

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Donovan Mitchell continues to wow everyone with his amazing rookie year with the Utah Jazz. Tonight, he just broke a record previously owned by a talented guard by the name of Damian Lillard.

Donovan now owns the record for most made 3 pointers by a rookie at 186. He still has the potential to add to the record before the regular season concludes. Here is a video of the record-breaking shot.

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Coach Chris Mack Joins March Madness 365 With Andy Katz Podcast

Less than a month on the job and Coach Chris Mack has probably been the most visible coach Lousiville has had in a while.

Coach Mack is on Twitter, radio stations, tv and on a podcast with Andy Katz.

Coach Mack talks about his plans to bring competitiveness and intensity to the program and why the Louisville job was too good to pass up.

Listen below:

Donovan Mitchell Throws Major Shade At Ben Simmons

Is it Rookie of the Year or Shade Thrower of the Year??

Donovan Mitchell and Ben Simmons are in a head to head battle for the NBA’s coveted Rookie of the Year award. And neither are going down without a fight.

It’s been the biggest NBA feud we’ve seen since Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Honestly, Donovan and Ben’s feud is highly entertaining.

The two have taken shot after shot. If it were a three-point contest, Simmons would be hitting 0%.

Simmons did an interview earlier in the week in which he stated he should 100% get the Rookie of the Year award. I mean, he has a good case. But, then, Simmons threw some MAJOR shade saying nobody else is even close.

Excuse me, sir, but, there’s this dude in the Western Conference tearing it up.

Donovan Mitchell clapped back with the following tweet:

But, on Tuesday evening, Donovan threw storm cloud level shade. The TRUE rookie walked into the arena with a clear message on his hoodie.

He ain’t play. And we’re all here for it.

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How do you watch this clip and not love Donny Buckets??

Draymond Green Says Donovan Mitchell Should Get Rookie Of The Year

It’s been a heated Rookie of the Year battle between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell.

Simmons and Mitchell are the two clear front runners for the award. Some say both should get the award.

But, Draymond Green thinks Donovan Mitchell is the true ROY.

Donovan thanked Draymond by ending his career.

I only hope he yelled, “THAT’S FOR RUSS,” when Draymond hit the floor.

Photo Gallery: Jamon Brown 1st Annual Celebrity Golf Scramble

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The first annual Jamon Brown Foundation Celebrity golf scramble was held on Monday, April 9th at Lake Forest Country Club. The scramble was in partnership with the Coalition for the Homeless with the Petrino Family Foundation as the title sponsor. In attendance were many great former Cards including, Denny Crum, Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Michael Bush, Marques Maybin, Keith Kelsey, Tony Williams, Keith Towbridge, Luke Whitehead, Mario Urrutia and a few others. Kentucky legend Jack “Goose” Givens also showed his support. There were some amazing silent auction prizes as well as raffle gifts.

If you missed it this year, you should go ahead and start planning on attending next year. I promise you, it’s worth it. If you want to find out info on how to play, donate or become hole sponsor for next year, contact Danny Mosby at danny.mosby@gmail.com

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Photo Gallery: Louisville Ladybirds 2017-188

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The Louisville Ladybirds play a huge part in the success of the Louisville athletic program. Not only are they the catalyst for keeping the fans entertained and the energy level up at the football and basketball games, they themselves have contributed approximately 7,954 National championships (I may have rounded up). They are a team that doesn’t settle for just being good, they strive for perfection – and usually achieve it! They are also very involved in community service and making appearances throughout the city. We appreciate and respect their hard work and dedication.

In honor of the Ladybirds defending their double national championships, here are some picture we captured of them from the 2017-2018 football and basketball seasons. Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Cheer Brings Home Numerous National Titles

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The University of Louisville cheer squad had a record breaking weekend, winning numerous national titles across the board!

The All-Girl Cheer won their 5th straight title and 15th national title overall!

The large co-ed cheer won the 1A national title!

Congratulations to all the student-athletes and coaches involved. Way to represent The Ville!

Ladybirds Defend Double Title National Championships (Again)

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The University of Louisville Ladybirds went to Daytona with one goal in mind – defend their double titles. They did just that and they are now the reigning double title champions for the last 3 years! Congratulations to everyone on a great year!

Select-A-Seat Event At UofL Spring Game

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Saturday will be the first time in nearly 6 months that cardinal fans get an up close and personal view of the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion. If you are interested in getting your seats in the new area, you can check out the information below on how to select your seat!

Deng Adel Declares For NBA Draft

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Deng Adel announced today that he has hired an agent and will remain in the NBA draft. He has endured some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows during his time at UofL, but he did it all with a smile on his face. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone wish him the best of luck as he follows his dream to be come a professional.

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New Basketball Assistant Coaches Introductory Press Conference

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Today, Louisville Basketball & Coach Chris Mack introduced to the media the new 3 assistant coaches Dino Gaudio, Mike Pegues, & Luke Murray. This coaching staff all trusts and believes in Coach Chris Mack’s style & coaching. This staff will be interesting how they will connect with the players and themselves. Here are some pictures & videos from today.

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Itinerary For Spring Game Released (Including Details On A Chris Mack Autograph Session)

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Heading out to the UofL football spring game on Saturday? Wondering what the day will consist of? Here is your schedule for the day – including information on the Chris Mack autograph signing that will be held on the Papa John’s concourse when gates open.

The University of Louisville football team will conduct its annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game on April 14 at 1 p.m. at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Admission to the game is FREE.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 8 a.m.: Parking lots open
  • 8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Carnival FanFest
  • 11:30 a.m.: New Season Ticket Select-A-Seat Event
  • 12 p.m.: Stadium gates open
  • 12 p.m.: Coach Mack autograph signing – Stay tuned for details
  • 1 p.m.: Kickoff for the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game
  • Postgame: Autograph session
  • 3-6 p.m.: Carnival FanFest re-opens

STADIUM INFORMATION

PARKING: Free and open to all fans; lots around the stadium open at 8 a.m.

STADIUM GATES: Fans can enter Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at noon.

KICKOFF: The game begins at 1 p.m.

CONCESSIONS: $3 Happy Hour draft specials inside the stadium throughout the game.

CARNIVAL FANFEST

Fans are encouraged to head to BudLight StreetFest, located between Gates 3 and 5, for Fan Fest. Visit before and after the game for food vendors and drink specials in addition to carnival rides, music, family friendly games, and rides.

It is open 8 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Fan Fest is closed during the game and resumes from 3-6 p.m.

CARDINAL AUTHENTIC SALE

Looking to give your closet an upgrade? Shopping for an early present for a family member or fellow fan?

Cardinal Authentic, the official team store of the Louisville Cardinals, is having a spring sale at Fan Fest. Purchase officially licensed merchandise for up to 70 percent off.

SEASON TICKETS

Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets can participate in the Select-A-Seat event inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 11:30 a.m. This is the first time showcasing available seating locations for 2018 campaign.

Staff from the ticket office will be available at Gate 2A prior to gates opening or on the concourse and at the box office throughout the day to answer questions.

General public on sale begins April 16.

RSVP FOR THE SELECT-A-SEA

 

COACH MACK AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Meet the newly named Louisville men’s basketball head coach Chris Mack. When the stadium gates open, Coach Mack will be on the concourse signing autographs. Details coming soon. Follow Louisville basketball on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for updates.

POSTERS

Get your hands on this year’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game poster, showcasing some fan favorites and Louisville’s 2018 schedule.

The posters are available at Fan Fest, throughout the concourse of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (Gates 3, 4, 5), and on the field after the game for autographs (while supplies last). A donation to the Dave Thomas Foundation is encouraged.

LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Meet the 2018 Louisville football team after the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game. The players are signing autographs on the field for 45 minutes after the game, and head coach Bobby Petrino is available for autographs on the field following his postgame media duties.

There is a maximum of two items per person to ensure the autograph lines moves in an efficient manner.

Myisha Hines-Allen Hosts WNBA Draft Party

What better way to send off senior Myisha Hines-Allen than celebrating with her on one of the most important days of her life??

Hines-Allen is hosting a WNBA Draft Party on Thursday, April 12th from 7PM – 10PM.

Space is limited so RSVP ASAP.

To reserve your spot, click here.

Location:

  • Berrytown Recreation Center
  • 1300 Heafer Road, Louisville, KY 40223

Tickets:

  • $5 for children & students
  • $10 for adults

Proceeds:

  • Proceeds will go to the Metro Parks Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR). This non-profit organization offers a wide range of recreational activities for individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, along with their friends and families.

Ryan Lochte To Host TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet

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The UofL swim and dive program’s will host its third annual Derby Pro Meet. This is a Charity Event for the Drowning Prevention Foundation. It was announced that 12-time Olympic medalist, Ryan Lochte will be the host of this years event. To get your tickets, follow this link: http://www.derbyproswim.com/.