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Prayers Out To Butler University Soccer


Courtesy of Butler University Soccer Twitter

Cardinal Sports Zone would like to wish a speedy recovery to Butler University’s Men’s Soccer player, Jared Timmer. Prayers go out to him. The Junior captain had suffered a lower leg injury in the game tonight against UofL in front of his dad.

Spectator Alex Sherrard said:

“I didn’t see the injury up close but he was laying there screaming and motioning for the trainers. His left leg was hanging loose and contorted to the left side. Looked like he completely blew out his knee. Had to be taken off the field by stretcher and sent to the hospital. His Dad looked completely crushed.”

Football: 2013 opponents released


By Justin Renck:

Well it isn’t quite the ACC just yet! The 2013 football schedule for the Cards is not very attractive when it comes to marquee matchups. My attitude, however, is always that I go to watch the Cards, no matter who the other team is. Yes, it will be nice when we get to play better teams, but I will still enjoy watching the Sugar Bowl champions this season. There is still no reason that people should not be there to watch possibly the best quarterback in UofL history. With that said, here is the list of opponents for 2013. (There could still possibly be a big-time non-conference game instead of one of these, but nothing official yet.)

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Big East All-Bowl Team full of Cards!

Sugar Bowl poster

By Justin Renck:

ESPN released their All-Bowl Teams for the different conferences, and the Big East team is loaded with Cardinals! 7 members of the Sugar Bowl champions made the team. Here is the list! (All of the comments for the players came from Andrea Adelson of

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Louisville in the ACC in 2013???

Louisville ACC

By Justin Renck:

USA Today is reporting that the 7 Catholic school basketball members of the Big East will vote to leave the conference. Those schools are Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Providence, Georgetown and DePaul.

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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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Tulane and East Carolina to the Big East


By Justin Renck:

I will start off by saying that I do not think this will matter to Louisville when it happens, but since we are currently in the Big East, it is still news.

Tulane and East Carolina will be joining the Big East. Yes, the Green Wave and Pirates that we thought we left behind in C-USA are chasing us again. They will both join in 2014, with Tulane joining in all sports and ECU as a football-only member.

That would put the Big East at 13 schools, with 9 being former Conference USA members, 2 former Mountain West schools, and 1 former school from the MAC.

Like I said, I honestly don’t believe this will even matter to UofL. I won’t say more than that right now because I really can’t. I just have a lot of confidence 🙂

2014 Mock Drafts: Teddy Bridgewater

By Steve Rummage:

Teddy Bridgewater is having a tremendous Sophmore season thus far. Most believe he will come in as one of the Heisman favorites for next year and more than likely take his talents to the NFL. Question is Where are the experts saying Teddy will go?

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Volleyball: Cards play in Big East Championship today!

By Justin Renck:

The Louisville Cardinals continued their amazing season today when they swept Cincinnati for the 2nd time in a week. They improved their record to 27-3, 15-1 in the Big East! In the match, junior Caitlin Welch set the single season digs record at UofL! She already has the all-time record at UofL, which she set in the last match with Cincinnati! And senior Gwen Rucker had a big match with 15 kills!

On Sunday, the Cards will attempt to win the Big East Tournament Championship when they take on host school Marquette at 2 pm ET. The game will be shown on ESPNU. This will be the Cards’ 7th appearance in the Big East Championship in only 8 seasons in the Big East.

The Cards have now won 11 matches in a row, and this was their 7th straight sweep! On November 9, the Cards swept Marquette at Cardinal Arena. Let’s hope for a similar result here! Go Cards!

Football: Big East divisions for 2013-14 seasons

The presidents of the Big East schools approved a 2 division format for the 2013 and 2014 football seasons. Here is what those divisions will look like:

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Saturday’s UofL sports schedule!

Although most people will be focused on the UofL football game, there is more than just that going on! Here is the UofL sports schedule for Saturday!

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Friday UofL sports recap!

Friday was a busy day for UofL teams. Here is a quick rundown of the action!

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Meet the Opponent: Syracuse

#10/#11 Louisville (9-0, 4-0) vs. Syracuse (4-5, 3-2)

Nov. 10, 2012 * Carrier Dome * Syracuse, NY * Noon EST

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Friday’s UofL sports schedule!

We all know it is the best time to be a Cards fan. This is a very busy weekend, highlighted by football and basketball. But here is the schedule for today. A huge pair of home UofL games with Volleyball and Women’s Basketball! Go Cards!

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ABC Coverage Map for UofL-Syracuse

ABC has released the coverage map for this Saturday’s football game at Syracuse. It looks like most of the country will be able to see the Cards in action at noon!

Meet the opponent: Temple

*This is the 6th meeting between the schools, and the first as Big East members. The series began in 1980 and the Owls lead 3-2.

*The Cards have won the last 2 meetings, winning 62-0 in 2006 in Philadelphia and 21-12 in 2003 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Temple won the first 3 meetings in 1980, 1982, and 1983.

*Charlie Strong, Temple head coach Steve Addazio, and Temple defensive coordinator Chuck Heater were on Florida’s staff from 2005-2009.

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ABC Coverage Map for UofL-Temple

Who gets to see the Cards play this weekend? Here is the map showing the national coverage breakdown.

Men’s Soccer: Big East Tournament Schedule

The Cards finished the regular season 12-4-1 and 7-1-0 in the Big East! They won the Red division and clinched a bye in the upcoming Big East Tournament, where the championship will be played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.

The tournament starts on Wednesday, October 31, and the Cards will begin play on Saturday, November 3 when they face the winner of Marquette-Cincinnati. The UofL game on Saturday will be played at Cardinal Park!

Check out CSZ’s updated soccer page with UofL’s schedule, Big East standings, and Top 25 poll!

Championship Schedule

Wednesday, October 31 – First Round (Campus Sites)
7:00 PM CT #4-Blue Marquette vs. #5-Red Cincinnati
2:00 PM ET #4-Red Villanova vs. #5-Blue Seton Hall
Saturday, November 3 – Quarterfinals (Campus Sites)
7:00 PM ET #1-Red Louisville vs. Winner FR1
1:00 PM ET #3-Red St. John’s vs. #2-Blue Georgetown
7:00 PM ET #1-Blue Connecticut vs. Winner FR2
7:00 PM ET #3-Blue Notre Dame vs. #2-Red Syracuse
Friday, November 9 – Semifinals (Red Bull Arena)
5:00/7:30 PM ET Winner Q1 vs. Winner Q2
5:00/7:30 PM ET Winner Q3 vs. Winner Q4
Sunday, November 11 – Championship Game (Red Bull Arena)
Noon ET Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2

USF Post Game Interviews

Jermaine Reve discuses his personal foul penalty 

Lorenzo Mauldin talks about his Sacks, Him being a “Beast” and BJ Daniels

Louisville vs USF Media

Last night the Cardinals defeated South Florida 27-25 to move to 7-0. Cardinal Sports Zone was in the middle of the action to bring you some of the key moments in the final moments.

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Rob Jones: Notre Dame, Big 12, and more…

By Rob Jones:
Conference realignment has reared it’s ugly head again this summer. This time it’s Notre Dame jumping to the ACC, joining the mass exodus of teams leaving the Big East for supposed greener ($$) pastures in other leagues. Most major college fans are safe in the conference carousal – their teams are already well established in traditional leagues. However, that is not the case for a supporter of the Louisville Cardinals.