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Cardinal Sports Zone 6-25-16

93.9 The Ville

93.9 The Ville

We hope you didn’t miss TODAY’S episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone show on ESPN 93.9 The Ville. Your host Steven Rummage & the social media guy Jeremy Wahman talk all things Cards but more specifically FOOTBALL. Who better than Lavell Boyd as a guest to talk season expectations, his relationship with Bobby Petrino and the AFRO Academy. We talk about the big July 2nd show too featuring Lavell, Ibn Green, Arnold Jackson, Mario Urrutia and Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch. Again we want to shout out to the sound of 93.9, Ken Harbison for the new intro!  Click below for today’s podcast!

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Huge CSZ Lineup For July 2nd

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We at CardinalSportsZone.com & the Cardinal Sports Zone Radio Show, brought to you by Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty & homesforsaleinlouisville.net, do not like to ever look over a show. We are in fact NOT looking over the June 25th episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone Show hosted by Steve Rummage on ESPN 93.9 FM The Ville. This however is a very special edition we will bring you. On July 2nd we will bring you the people behind the AFRO Academy. We will welcome: Lavell Boyd, Deion Branch, Arnold Jackson, Mario Urrutia & Ibn Green into the 93.9 studios and we will talk football ALL DAY (hour) LONG. Over 800 receptions, 10,000 yards receiving and over 100 Touchdowns between the AFROs who will be on plus Lavell has made Steve and Jeremy honorary AFRO’s so their stats are included. Do not forget to tune in though, 10 am on 93.9 FM. If you can’t get to a radio then please do one of the following:

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Thanks for tuning in every week and DO NOT miss this episode.

Go Cards!

A.F.R.O. Academy Announced

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A.F.R.O.S. stands for America’s Finest Receivers On Saturdays. It was a phrase coined by former UofL Football WR Lavell Boyd. Lavell Boyd is a part of  Prestigious 300 (P300), a company that puts on camps and helps out youth get to college and achieve their dreams. On July 10th & 11th, P300 is putting on the first annual A.F.R.O. Academy. On July 2nd, Lavell Boyd, Deion Branch, Mario Urrutia & Arnold Jackson will join Steve Rummage & myself at 10am on ESPN 93.9FM The Ville. Tune in and Go Cards! The official release is below:

P300 sports in association with the Deion Branch Foundation & the A.F.R.O.S. will be hosting the 2016 Afro Academy July 10th and 11th at the Louisville sports academy outdoor facility.

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DeVante Parker’s Final Ranks in the UofL Record Books

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

We have just seen a college career come to an end that we won’t soon forget. There are surely going to be some good wide receivers come in and play for UofL over the next several years. And the best ones will undoubtedly be compared to DeVante Parker. He has set a bar that will be nearly impossible to reach. The combination of his talent along with him being a hometown kid just make him one of the biggest fan favorites to ever come through the UofL football program.

Although he missed the first 7 games of his senior season, Parker still climbed to (or near) the top of many different categories in the UofL history books. So there will always be that “what if” factor with Parker’s numbers, especially because 6 of those first 7 games were said to be the “easier” part of the 2014 schedule. No telling what kind of numbers he would have put up against teams like Murray State, Syracuse, and Miami (again).

Here are where his final numbers rank in some of the wide receiver categories in UofL history…

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Updating the Wide Receiver Record Book With DeVante Parker: 11/30/14

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Everytime I update this post, I can’t help but to think “what if?” DeVante missed the first 7 games this season but has still managed to climb up the charts on these records. It has been nothing but a treat to be able to watch Parker these last 4 years. We have 1 last game to enjoy him in a Louisville uniform.

Parker did whatever he wanted on Saturday against Kentucky, catching 6 passes for 180 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Career Receptions

1. 299   Arnold Jackson, 1997-00

2. 217   Ibn Green, 1996-99

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Updating the UofL Record Books with DeVante Parker: 11/24/14

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

As we enter the final week of the regular season, here is where DeVante Parker ranks in some of the receiving categories in UofL history. We are only left to wonder “what if” when it comes to these records and Parker, as he missed the first 7 games this season with his foot injury.

Career Receptions

1. 299   Arnold Jackson, 1997-00

2. 217   Ibn Green, 1996-99

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Updating the UofL Record Books with DeVante Parker

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Back in July, I posted some of the all-time receiving records at UofL and showed where DeVante Parker ranked in those categories. Obviously, there wasn’t any need to update them during the season since he missed the first 6 games. But now since he is back, and back with a vengeance, I figured it would be ok to update the stats now. So here is where DeVante ranks among the all-time UofL greats. Keep in mind, he still has 3 games to play.

Career Receptions

1. 299   Arnold Jackson, 1997-00

2. 217   Ibn Green, 1996-99

3. 187   J.R. Russell, 2001-04

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Taking a look at DeVante Parker and the UofL Receiving Record Books

Photo: James Crisp, AP

Photo: James Crisp, AP

It’s only July, but with the Cards officially in the ACC now, that opening football game against Miami on September 1 feels like it’s right around the corner. Because of that, it seemed like a good time to update you on the wide receiver record books at UofL. Senior DeVante Parker has a chance to put his name at or near the top of a lot of lists for the Cards this season. These are only the career lists, but of course he can make his way onto season-leading lists as the season goes on. Let’s see where he stands right now entering the 2014 season.

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CSZ Countdown to Kickoff: 10 days!

The Countdown to Kickoff is now at 10 days! Here is former UofL Wide Receiver Arnold Jackson!

Arnold Jackson: (1996-2000)

Career Stats: 44 games played, 300 receptions, 3,670 yards (12.2 avg), 31 TDs, Long of 86 yards

Jackson holds the record at UofL for most receiving yards with his 3,670 yards. The next closest is Harry Douglas, and he isn’t that close with 2,924 yards! Arnold Jackson was an explosive player, and also a great punt returner. Anytime he touched the ball, there was excitement because the fans knew a TD was very possible!

He also holds the UofL record for most receptions with 300. The next closest is Ibn Green with 217!