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Preseason Coaches Poll Announced

The preseason coaches’ poll was announced today. The Cards come in ranked number 16 to start the season. They start the year on November 10th against George Mason at the Yum! Center.

UofL Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Single Game Tickets Go On Sale 10/18/2017

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Single tickets for the 2017-2018 non-conference UofL Men’s basketball season will go on sale tomorrow, October 18th, at 10 AM. They will vary between $35 and $40 and this excludes the Indiana game, which will be $85. Tickets can be purchased at the UofL Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium or online at http://www.TicketMaster.com.

Jay Bilas Interviews Rick Pitino

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In his first national appearance since the FBI scandal broke, Rick Pitino is sitting down with Jay Bilas. The interview will air at midnight on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt.

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

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Contrary to popular belief, UofL is not the only school being hit hard by the fallout of the FBI investigation into college basketball. The Associated Press asked 84 schools how they are handling the investigations, and 63 schools responded. Take a look at the full report, and let us know if you are surprised by any of the schools that declined to respond.

David Padgett’s Post Game Press Conference Red-White Scrimmage

Take a look at David Padgett’s post game press conference from the first red-white scrimmage.

Red – White Scrimmage Teams Announced

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Tonight is the fan’s first chance to see the UofL men’s basketball 2017-2018 team. You can see the team break downs below!

Trent Johnson Named New Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

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Former TCU, LSU and Stanford coach, Trent Johnson was officially named as the assistant of the UofL Men’s Basketball team. Jonshon was let go from TCU in March of 2016, but everyone surrounding the program had nothing but positive things to say about his integrity and character.

“His record won’t be deemed a success. But Trent Johnson’s time at TCU won a lot of people over because of the way he conducted himself and ran his program.” – Gil Lebreton with Star-Telegram.

We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to send a warm welcome to coach Johnson and look forward to seeing him on the court this season.

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Mini Plan Tickets For Men’s Basketball Go On Sale October 12th

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It was announced today that Mini Plan tickets for UofL men’s basketball will go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM. Fans can select their choice of six games in priority seating in 4 different packages. Check out the full details below.

UofL Assistants Could Be Fired By Monday

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According to the Courier Journal, Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair could be officially terminated as early as Monday. The ULAA will meet Monday to discuss the next steps following the fall out of the FBI investigation that was brought to light just two weeks ago. You can read the full outline of their contracts below.

Padgett Hitting The Recruiting Trail: Ramey Up First

From the moment the latest scandal involving UofL basketball broke, it felt like everything crashed within seconds. Anfernee Simons who is ranked in the top 10 nationally withdrew  his commitment to UofL shortly after the news broke, and has since been reached out to by 27 different schools. Simon’s mom has said they are open to hearing from David Padgett, but that it hasn’t happened yet. Courtney Ramey was another player who decommitted in the days following the scandal, and he will be Padgett’s first focus. David travels to St. Louis to visit him today. Ramey’s dad did confirm to Jeff Greer that this visit was happening and that Padgett was one of the main recruiters of his son. You can read Jeff Greer’s full article below.

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

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The annual Men’s Basketball Luncheon tickets went on sale today. The lunch will take place on October 26th, doors will open at 11:30 with lunch beginning at noon. Presented by Clark & Riggs Printing and WAVE3, at the Grand Ballroom of the Louisville Downtown Marriott, tickets are $45 a piece and you will hear from acting head coach, David Padgett at the event. Find out how to buy your tickets and support the team and Coach Padgett below.

UofL Basketball Names Temporary Coaches

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According to Kenny Klein, current staffers Michael Bowden, Logan Baumann and R.J Evans are now in temporary coaching roles.

Pitino’s Contract To Be Terminated

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Today officially begins the end of the Pitino era. For better or for worse, the board unanimously voted to begin the process of terminating his contract. What do you think about this latest development?

Rick Pitino’s Letter Of Suspension

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Eric Crawford with WDRB released the letter that Rick Pitino received on Wednesday, notifying him of his suspension. You can see the full letter below.

Brian Bowen Hires Attorney

 

Bowen1According to Tim Sullivan, Brian Bowen has hired Miami attorney Jason Setchen in an effort to play this season for UofL. As of Sunday night, Brian is still on campus but is not permitted in any team activity or practices. This is a developing story, stay with CSZ as more details are released.

Captains’ Press Conference

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For the first time since the bribery scandal broke, we got to hear from the players themselves. The 2017/2018 captains, Anas Mahmoud, Deng Adel, and Quentin Snider sat down with the media today to address everything that has transpired in the last 72 hours.

 

David Padgett’s Introductory Press Conference

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Today at 5 PM, David Padgett was formally introduced at the University of Louisville’s interim head basketball coach. This was the move the players and fans alike were rooting for. Hear for yourself what he had to say in his first press conference below.

David Padgett Announced Interim Head Coach

The 'shiner' under Padgett's right eye came from an errant elbow in practice

David Padgett has been named interim head coach of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. He was signed to a six month contract. David Padgett played for UofL from 2005-2008. He had previously been working as an assistant coach for the Cardinals. Padgett was a fan favorite while playing as a Card and the immediate favorite of most fans when the position became open. He was also the first choice of the current players on the team. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone are thrilled about this announcement and look forward to the season with David at charge.

Jeff Goodman Weighs Pros And Cons Of Louisville Job

Jeff Goodman with ESPN asked 6 coaches if they would take the Louisville job right now. What are the pros? Money? History? ACC? The cons? Scandals? Unknown? Rebuilding? You can decide for yourself what you think, regardless the answers are interesting. Let us know what you think.

Dickie V’s Comments After Talk With Rick Pitino

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Dick Vitale has figured out how to use Periscope kind of and spoke on his good friend Rick Pitino. Today, he spoke to Rick Pitino, and Rick had some interesting things to say. With no surprise to anyone. Listen for yourself, and then let us know what you think.