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4 former Cards sign with NFL teams


It is not always a big deal to go undrafted in the NFL Draft. If you are good enough, a team will find you and give you a shot. This happens every year. Teams make their picks, and the draft ends. Then plenty of players sign with teams as free agents. So sometimes it isn’t a bad thing to go undrafted, because then you get to (hopefully) have options and you can make the best decision for yourself.

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Football: Three 2013 commits already enrolled at UofL


By Justin Renck:

When National Signing Day comes in February, there are always some players you wonder about. Will they really sign? What’s the hold up? Will they make it to campus? Well, we for sure don’t have to worry about that for 3 Cardinals for the class of 2013.

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Big East

Andrea Adelson, who covers the Big East for, revealed her picks for the All-Big East teams, and the Cards were well represented! Here are the teams…

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Football: Big East Postseason Honors

NCAA Football: Louisville at West Virginia

You don’t go 10-2 and make it to the Sugar Bowl without some great individual performances, and those were recognized by the Big East with their posteason honors. Teddy Bridgewater was named Offensive Player of the Year, and Charlie Strong was Coach of the Year, but the Cards has more players honored…

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To the Seniors: Thank you!

By Justin Renck:

As we approach Senior Day 2012 for the football season, I tried to think of what kind of post to make on here to honor the seniors. After thinking of a few different ideas, I figured to just make it simple by saying: Thank you! Think about it…the seniors that have been here for their whole 4-5 year career committed to UofL when it really wasn’t a great place to commit to. They have stuck it out, and made this an attractive football program once again, and for that, I say thank you.

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Rob Jones: My Governor’s Cup Prediction

Cardinal Sports Zone is happy to have Rob Jones contribute to the site! Our hope is to have a weekly write-up from Rob during the 2012 Football Season. Rob used to manage the local 1450 AM sports radio station as well as it’s website, so the man knows what he is talking about! What better way for him to jump into this than to give his thoughts on the UofL-UK game! Check it out…

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Cardinal News & Notes: Thursday Night

Just getting you caught up on a busy couple of days…


-The two open practices will be Friday August 3 (5:45 p.m.) and Saturday August 4 (11:30 a.m.)

-We should be posting a story on Friday about the latest football commit, Corey Cooper, with quotes from Cooper himself.

-Fan day is slated for Sunday August 12 from Noon-2:30.

-In the first USA Today Coaches poll, the Cards were ranked 27th overall.

-We are hearing that Clemson transfer WR Bryce McNeal will enroll at UofL as long as he qualifies.

-CB Adrain Bushell was named to the Paul Hornung Watch List.

-These are the new gloves for the team this season.


-Tickets are now available for the Cards matchup against Western Kentucky in Nashville, TN on December 22. Click here for ticket info.

-The Battle 4 Atlantis pairings were announced today. Click here for that story.

-2013 5* PG Tyler Ennis cut his list down to five schools: UofL, Memphis, Syracuse, UCLA, and Illinois.


-We are now on Instagram! Follow us @ CardinalSportsZone

Athlon Sports has 7 Cards in Big East Top 50

Athlon Sports released their Top 50 Big East players for the upcoming 2012 season. These rankings were based on 5 criteria: 2012 projected performance, importance to team, positional importance, NFL draft stock, and career performance.

The Cards had 7 players make the list. Here they are, along with their ranking.

 4) QB Teddy Bridgewater

 8) S Hakeem Smith

 11) C Mario Benavides

 23) CB Adrian Bushell

 31) LB Preston Brown

 38) WR DeVante Parker

 50) DT Roy Philon