One week from today all the talk and speculation of what this years version of Louisville football has to offer will be over. Actual football will be played and I am giving you this week to decide if you want to continue with all the hype or if you want to pump the brakes a bit. I understand either way but if you decide to jump off the hype train please don’t try to jump back on when we take down FSU because you will be met with more resistance than a Miami defensive back from a Mario Urrutia stiff arm. Read the rest of this entry
4 star wide receiver from Roswell Ga. Commits to Louisville. Reed is 6’3″ 194 pounds and choose Louisville over Miami and West Virginia. He was rated the #77 receiver by 247sports. In his junior year he had 44 receptions for 684 yards and 6 touchdowns.
We all have heard Petrino say he wants to light up the scoreboard. We all want to see the scoreboard on tilt. Bill Connelly of SB Nations breaks it down for you in this exciting article. A must read for Card fans.
ESPN’s Jared Shanker is doing an ACC position rankings. He starts this week with the quarterbacks. Most everything I have read so far has Lamar as the third best QB in the ACC but Jared doesn’t agree with the masses. I agree with Jared. Here is his list…..
Louisville has competed in the ACC for two years now. They are 0-4 vs. Clemson and Florida State. Louisville is perceived as the best of the rest in the ACC but hopefully things will change this year. Jon Solomon wrote this article for CBS Sports talking about how Louisville could change that perception this year. In the article, Bobby Petrino says “Our offense needs to get to the point that every time we take the field we expect to score, because that’s the tradition of Louisville offenses.” With that being said, I love our chances. Click on the link below for the full article. Read the rest of this entry
I am not a huge fan of Athlon. I feel they are not Louisville friendly and this list proves it. Louisville makes 3 appearances on this list. I only agree with 1 of them. Trust me when I say that Bobby will have them ready for Marshall. It may be closer than we would like but an ugly win is still a win.
Here is Athlons top ten ACC upsets….. Read the rest of this entry
Sheldon Rankins isn’t wasting anytime introducing himself to one of the best quarterbacks in The NFL. He is proving that drafting him 12th was a little too low. Here is the article on ESPN talking about his interception and showing off his moves. Also, here is the video of his touchdown vs Boston College. Read the rest of this entry
I know it’s almost football season but I’ll just leave this little article right here for you to enjoy. Who says the Cards can’t get NBA caliber players? Read the rest of this entry
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After putting the pads on for the first time on Sunday, the University of Louisville football team was back on the practice fields Monday afternoon for another full pads workout that lasted just over two and a half hours.
Kyle Bolin has done everything that has been asked of him. He has worked hard and deserves to play but he knows he is the backup to Lamar. He could have transferred and started at many division 1 schools. He chose to stay at Louisville. ” it says something about the mentality in sports today that Bolin’s return to U of L actually could be listed as a surprise. ” He tells Eric Crawford of WDRB why he stayed in this article.
Here are some pictures of the veterans practice for Friday August 5th. The team looked eager to get to work today. It appears to me that Lamar throws the ball much harder this year and Trumaine Washington made an interception that got a big reaction from the fans that made it out. It was a great practice. Looking forward to September 1st. Read the rest of this entry
Eli Rogers played for Louisville from 2011-2014. He had 2020 yards and 12 touchdowns and averaged 11.5 yards per reception in his career. Eli Rogers signed a 3-year contract worth $1.575 million as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015. He got injured in training camp last year after making it all the way to taking first team snaps in practice. He is taking first team reps in training camp once again after rehabbing from his injury. He shocked the world last summer after taking the Mini-camp world by storm:
“We’ll see when we get to the games,” Todd Haley said, “but everything we’ve seen to this point, we haven’t had a slot guy like him since I’ve been here. It hasn’t been close.” Here is the story from the Pittsburgh Gazette……
EDITOR’S NOTE: @Jeremy_CSZ: I have been talking to Eli throughout his rehabilitation and he has been positive, upbeat and focused. Do not be surprised if Eli Rogers goes from undrafted to a Pro-Bowler in a matter of years. Read the rest of this entry
As University of Louisville fans, we would like to apologize for the thumping we are about to administer to you. It’s nothing personal but we need to do this for us. You see things have been a little chaotic here at Louisville and we must let out some frustration. You just happen to be at the right place at the wrong time. Read the rest of this entry
The Cardinals’ non-league slate includes games against nine 20-win teams.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the Cardinals continue to push toward their annual goal of reaching a national championship, the program is going to be tested early this year with one of the strongest nonconference slates in recent history.
The University of Louisville women’s basketball program on Wednesday announced its non-league schedule that is highlighted by 10 teams that reached postseason play, including nine that logged at least 20 victories last season, and matchups against a pair of NCAA Sweet 16 participants.
Bovada sports book in Las Vegas updated their 2016 Heisman Trophy odds to win. Lamar was 100-1. He is now 50-1. Still a long shot but gaining more respect and only entering his sophomore year. Here is the full list,
Lamar Jackson my not be invited to the Heisman ceremony this year but he is really gaining a lot of supporters. He is currently listed at odds of 100-1 in Vegas. My guess would be that before next season he will be around 10-1. Bill Bender of Sporting News got a chance to talk to Lamar at ACC media days. He was very impressed. Read his story below.
Lamar Jackson isn’t the most likely player to win the Heisman this year but he has the attention of the college football world and he is just entering his sophomore year. Westgate casino in Vegas has him on the board at 100-1 and Athlon released its ACC top 10 Heisman candidates. Here they are, Read the rest of this entry
Lamar Jackson can run. Lamar Jackson can pass. I don’t think there isn’t much Lamar can’t do on the football field. Off the field he is pretty cool too. He handled my niece very well considering she wasn’t nearly as excited as my brother to meet him.
Athlon Sports released its predictions for wins, off/def players of the year, games to watch, best coaches, etc. I don’t agree with a lot of it but I found Athlons perspective interesting. Feel free to check it out and tell me if you agree with this article. Thanks for reading Cardinal Sports Zone. Read the rest of this entry
Most of you have heard that the Big 12 conference has begun research into expanding from 10 teams to possibly 12 or 14. Pretty soon there will just be the power 5 conferences and then everybody else. What if Louisville was one of those left out of the power 5? Where would we be and what would happen to our academic and athletic programs? I don’t really want to think about that and thanks to Charlie Strong and Teddy Bridgewater, I don’t have to. Read the rest of this entry