Bobby Petrino was a very busy man on Monday. He went through what ESPN calls the “Car Wash.” A full day of interviews where he promoted the The University Of Louisville and his football team. Here was his schedule for the day, videos and pics of different interviews. Football season is almost here!
AP writer Tim Reynolds picks Louisville to win the ACC Atlantic. When I first saw this I was thinking someone just wanted to be different and maybe Louisville is just becoming the trendy pick. I’m not sure what he honestly thinks but after reading his Twitter posts and his responses, I am starting to believe that he is a believer.
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2017 3 star OLB Dorian Etheridge from Capital High School in Charleston WV. commits to Louisville with a self-made video. I love it when they get creative. Check it out and give him a follow.
Bobby Petrino is revered as a top-level college football coach. He has the reputation of an offensive genius and has earned the national respect of his coaching peers and everyone associated with college football. He was just about to take himself, along with the University of Louisville football program, to that level in 2007 but in January of 2007 his abrupt and selfish departure to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons cost both Petrino and the University that perceived national respect they both so strongly coveted. The Petrino led Cards had just finished the 2006 season with a 12-1 record, an Orange Bowl victory and a school-high ranking of #3 in the country after beating the then #3 team WVU in the Blackout game at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. On the night before my birthday, Louisville had 1 heartbreaking loss at Rutgers that most likely costs them a spot in the national championship game (I still hate Ito). Together, Petrino and Louisville seemed to be headed for a constant spot near the top of the college football rankings. But it wasn’t meant to be. Well, at least not then. Read the rest of this entry
An article published by The Sporting News in June of 2015, talked about Louisville players in the NBA and the lack of staying power despite collegiate success. The article says “Terrence Williams, Samardo Samuels and Chris Smith had their shots. Peyton Siva, the point guard on that championship team, is stuck in the NBA Development League. Francisco Garcia, Pitino’s most successful NBA product, who played 10 years in the league, was waived by the Rockets this season. Of Pitino’s drafted players, three remain in the league: Gorgui Dieng in Minnesota, Russ Smith in Memphis and Earl Clark in Brooklyn. The latter two played a combined 158 minutes last season, while Dieng was a solid role player and occasional starter for the Timberwolves” The article was published prior to the 2015 NBA draft and it wasn’t trying to belittle Louisville but rather it was saying that Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier are the type of players that have staying power in the NBA and they are (as the title of the article states) hoping to rebuild the path to the NBA for Louisville players. Read the rest of this entry
I miss PJCS. I miss tailgating. I miss the sound of the band. I miss DJ K-Dogg. I miss the intro video. I miss the train horn. I miss the inebriated young man in front of my seat that refuses to sit down because “this isn’t Commonwealth Stadium.” I miss my beer vendor. I miss giving high fives to the closest 20 people around me after every score. I miss the Ladybirds. I miss seeing Robert Patrick Petrino giving the business to a referee after a bad call. I miss the incredible student athletes competing at the highest level in an effort to bring home a victory. I miss all of you. I miss everything about the game day experience at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. If you are like me then you are itching for some Cardinal football right about now. In 2 short months the season will finally get under way. Until then all we have are memories of last season and hope for this one. I put together a hype/highlight video for you to enjoy……..
Football season is still over two months away but it’s on my mind everyday. I recently received an email for the University ticket office that stated my request for Clemson tickets was approved and would be mailed at the end of August. I felt like a six-year-old on Christmas morning upon reading that email. Football has always been my first love even though I have come to enjoy Cardinal softball since I started covering it for CSZ. You should really go to a softball game. It’s a great time and you will be pleasantly surprised with the product on the field. Read the rest of this entry
- So what’s been going on? Anything happening in the sports world? Of course not. It’s not basketball season. Wait! What? Oh, I almost forgot. We are fans of The University Of Louisville and we have a sport to cheer for all year round. As you may have heard the 2016 College World Series is about to get started and the Number 2 overall seed, University of Louisville, is two wins away from another trip to Omaha. Louisville will face UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (if necessary) in a best of three series at Jim Patterson Stadium. The games on Saturday (6/11) and Sunday (6/12) will start at noon. I don’t think there will be a game on Monday but if somehow it needs to be played, the game time will be announced after the game is deemed necessary. Louisville is 36-1 at home this year so the fact that I don’t think they will lose 2 out 3 shouldn’t seem crazy but you never know. Good Luck Cards. See ya in Omaha! Here is a link to the NCAA CWS brackets, http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/baseball/d1/2016
Jeff Fischel of the ACCDN dives into the rise of Louisville Football behind the leadership of Petrino & Jurich. It appears that the ACC has taken notice and we won’t be sneaking up on anybody. Football season can’t get here soon enough.
Billy Donovan will not replace Rick Pitino when he retires from coaching basketball at The University of Louisville. Donovan will likely never coach in the college ranks again. Donovan, in his first year as the Oklahoma City Thunder head coach, has taken his team to within 1 game of the NBA finals. If the Thunder can win 1 of the next 3 games against the Warriors, then he will have reached a level of success that will more than likely assure him to always be an NBA coach. Read the rest of this entry
The 2016 Softball season for The University of Louisville came to a conclusion with a 6-4 loss to BYU in the elimination bracket of the Columbia Regional in the NCAA Tournament. In the double elimination regional, The Cards lost their opening game to Nebraska in heartbreaking fashion as Nebraska hit a walk off single giving them the 3-2 victory. This was the third time this season that Louisville played Nebraska and the second time Nebraska won on a walk off. Read the rest of this entry
The #5 Cards completed the sweep of #10/12 NCST this weekend at the Jim. So what does this mean in the overall landscape of the ACC? What do the Cards have to do to win the division and/or conference? Let’s break each team down:
Miami: 40-9 overall 19-6 in the ACC (.760)
Louisville: 42-10 overall 19-8 in the ACC (.704)
FSU: 33-17 overall 15-8 ACC (.652)
- Miami swept Pitt
- Louisville swept NCST
- FSU lost 2 out of 3 to Duke and 4 straight before winning Sunday
The ACC will have a Thursday/Friday/Saturday end of the season since the conference tournament starts Tuesday, May 24th in Cary, NC.
As announced on the NCAA selection show last night on ESPNU, The Louisville Cardinals Softball team has earned an at large bid and will be playing in the Columbia Regional along with the overall 15 seed Missouri, BYU and Nebraska. The Cards first game will be played on Thursday, May 19th at 5:30. It will be broadcast on ESPN2. The ladies will face Nebraska in their opening game of the double elimination regional. Here is the regional schedule…..
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You have heard everyones thoughts and opinions on the spring game. If you haven’t read ours, click here (Cheap pop). It was one of the most exciting spring games that I can remember as Lamar threw 8 TD’s and amassed 1st half video game numbers. 23-28, 454 yards & 7 TD. WOW! Even though the attendance was super disappointing, the sights and action were not. Our guy Jeff Nunn came out and took some photos at the spring game and we hope that you enjoy them!
On April 16th 2016, I took my son to Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium for the annual football Spring Game. The weather was absolutely perfect. Early reports from the local talking heads and many people around the program were that the attendance would likely eclipse the record of approximately 33,000. With the weather forecast being phenomenal, the rumblings of how Lamar Jackson had improved by leaps and bounds as a passer and the overflow of positivity from the victory over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl, I too expected a record crowd. Read the rest of this entry
Welcome back to another edition of Around the Bases, where we look at what a spectacular week it was for the Cardinals.
It began on April 12th, when the Cardinals traveled to Lexington and beat rival Kentucky 9-6 for their fifth straight win in the rivalry.
The Softball team will host Syracuse at Ulmer stadium on Saturday (DH) and Sunday. The times for Saturday (4/23) games are 12:00 and 2:00. Sunday (4/24) the game is at noon. Saturday is a Pink Out for breast cancer awareness. Admission is free and its the last home series of the season. Get out there and cheer on the ladies.
There will be one last home game but you need tickets for this one. It’s going to be a packed house as the Cards play their last home game of the season vs. #11 Kentucky Wildcats. The Battle of the Bluegrass is a Red Out. Click here to get your tickets… https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/uofl/EN/buy/quickbuy/397
The end of the 2015 season was promising. With all the young talent and then the decision for several key players to pass on the NFL and return to Louisville, excitement is at an all time high. I am as excited as anybody so I put together a hype\highlight video for you to enjoy. It starts with the end of the 2015 season, then some of the 2016 Cards working hard and finally some highlights from returning players. Card forever James Burgess brought in his #DoWork motto and this team has adopted his motto and attitude. It’s going to be a great year. Spring game is April 16th at 1:00 p.m. After that we will have to wait 5 months to see the Cards again. Hopefully this video will help you get through those 5 months.
Going into the month of April, The Cards were ranked 25th and on a 12 game winning streak. They are currently receiving votes but are just outside of the top 25. The ladies started off the month with a rain-delayed victory at North Carolina but dropped a double-header to the Tar Heels just a day later. Losing the games by scores of 5-6 and 6-8, the Cards had chances but just couldn’t get the hit they needed. These two losses to UNC were the first back to back losses of the season and ironically the first conference series loss since the beginning of April 2015.
The 25th ranked Louisville Softball team pounded Western Kentucky 12-0 yesterday for their 11th straight victory bringing their overall record to 23-6. The Cards had 2 Grand Slams, by freshman, to account for 8 of their 12 runs. The first grand slam was in the second inning by 5’2″ freshman Lillie Goetz. She also had a grand slam in the Cards last game, a 19-3 victory over N.C. State. In the third inning, Freshman Megan Hensley hit a her 8th home run of the season and first career grand slam, to push the Cards to a 12-0 lead.