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Donovan Mitchell Rookie Season Highlights (Video)

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Thanks to the Utah Jazz, we can all sit back and watch the awesomeness of  Donovan Mitchell’s rookie season. He was also named to the all-rookie first team in the NBA.

Take a look below!

Robbie Valentine Stopped In On Middays With Marques Maybin

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Robbie Valentine was on air with Marques Maybin and Steve Rummage for the Tuesday May 15th edition of Middays with Marques Maybin. They discussed everything from Robbie’s upcoming 33rd (!) annual basketball camps to the type of recruits coach Mack has been bringing in. They also discussed the incredible Donovan Mitchell and the impact he has had on the Louisville and Utah communities thus far. Take a listen below!

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Jaire Makes It Official With Green Bay

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Jaire has signed his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers. He is only the 7th first rounder to have signed so far. You can also get an inside look at what some of the Packers analysts said about their first impressions of the first round pick.

Congratulations again to Jaire Alexander!

Lamar Jackson Meets With Media After Rookie Minicamp

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Lamar Jackson is transitioning into his role as a Baltimore Raven. After his first two days of rookie minicamp, he met with the media, see what all he had to say below!

Preston Brown Meet And Greet

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Want to meet Cardnial Forever and current Cincinnati Bengal, Preston Brown? Here is your chance!

On Saturday May 19th, at Molly Malone’s in the Highlands – support the Preston Brown Foundation for youth education initiatives! Expect great time with sports talk Q&A, autograph signing, free signed 8×10 photo, and 1/2 price appetizer with each advanced ticket!!!

Follow this link to get your tickets NOW : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cincinnati-bengal-uofl-alum-preston-brown-nfl-meet-greet-tickets-45792864691

Lamar’s Introductory Press Conference (Videos)

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Lamar Jackson was formally introduced as a Raven today along with his new coaches and fellow draft pick, Hayden Hurst. While the coaches are still keeping things tight lipped about what they plan to do with all of Lamar’s talents, one thing is for sure. Lamar will be a quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens. Check out all of the videos from Lamar’s first NFL press conference below!

Lamar Receives Surprise Message From His Brother After Being Drafted (Video)

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Good luck watching this without tearing up.

Jaire Alexander And Lamar Jackson Go First Round Of 2018 NFL Draft

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We at CardinalSportsZone.com wish these two young men & the one drafted today the very best if luck in their journeys. Here is a press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander and quarterback Lamar Jackson were selected in the first round of the 2018 National Football League Draft Thursday evening AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The two first-round selections for the Cardinals are the second most in school history, one shy of equaling the 2014 draft, when three players went on the first day.

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Lamar Jackson Highlights (Video)

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Need something to get you through this Monday? How about 20 minutes of Lamar Jackson’s greatest moments? Thanks to Just Bomb Productions, we’ve got just that for you.

Lamar Is Ready For The NFL, Is The NFL Ready For Him?

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Lamar Jackson is a once in a life time athlete who made his mark not only on the University of Louisville record books, but college football record books as well. With the NFL draft just one week away, Lamar remains the draft’s biggest story. Lamar Jackson is ready for the NFL, but is the league ready for him? Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth with The Undefeated talk about how Lamar can change the NFL, if it’ll allow it.

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Jaire Alexander Sits Down With NFL Network And UofL Career Highlights (Video)

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Louisville fans know that Jaire Alexander is the best cornerback in this years NFL draft. He knows that as well. He recently sat down and talked to the NFL Network about what his outfit for the draft will look like and what it will feel like to hear his name called.

Deng Adel Declares For NBA Draft

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Deng Adel announced today that he has hired an agent and will remain in the NBA draft. He has endured some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows during his time at UofL, but he did it all with a smile on his face. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone wish him the best of luck as he follows his dream to be come a professional.

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Myisha Hines-Allen Hosts WNBA Draft Party

What better way to send off senior Myisha Hines-Allen than celebrating with her on one of the most important days of her life??

Hines-Allen is hosting a WNBA Draft Party on Thursday, April 12th from 7PM – 10PM.

Space is limited so RSVP ASAP.

To reserve your spot, click here.

Location:

  • Berrytown Recreation Center
  • 1300 Heafer Road, Louisville, KY 40223

Tickets:

  • $5 for children & students
  • $10 for adults

Proceeds:

  • Proceeds will go to the Metro Parks Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR). This non-profit organization offers a wide range of recreational activities for individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, along with their friends and families.

What Is Next For Anas Mahmoud?

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Anas Mahmoud recently sat down with KingFut, a website that covers Egyptian athletes from all over the world. Malek Shafel and Anas talked about everything from when he started playing basketball, how the recruiting process went and what is next for him. Anas did say that he plans on giving his best effort to the draft process this summer and he has signed with Leon Rose from CAA as his agent. His main goal still remains to graduate in May. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone, wish Anas the best of luck in the draft process!

Donovan Mitchell Breaks (Another) Jazz Rookie Record

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Donovan Mitchell continues to have break out game, after break out game. He has made his mark on the NBA and won over the hearts of Jazz fans in just a few short months. Last night marked another milestone in his early career, Donovan Mitchell has posted 20+ points in each of his last 10 games, marking the longest 20-point streak by a rookie in Jazz history. Keep it up Spida!

Lamar Was Born To Be A Quarterback

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When Lamar Jackson was a sophomore in high school, his coach ran an offense especially created for him. His coach called Lamar transferring to Boynton Beach “it was a gift from the football gods.” Jonathan Jones with Sports Illustrated talks about how different Lamar’s pre-draft experience has been different than most, but it doesn’t take away from his abilities.

Lamar Jackson Talks Pro Day, Combine And NFL Impact

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NFL analyst, Mike Mayock is self admittedly Lamar Jackson’s biggest fan. Mayock sat down with Lamar after his Pro Day at the University of Louisville and talked about everything that has happened in the last few months and what could happen in the next few.

Quentin Snider Selected To Participate In Inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

UofL’s Quentin Snider Selected to Participate in Inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville senior guard Quentin Snider has been selected to participate in the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. This ground-breaking new event will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams, comprised of seniors who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, will compete for a $100,000 prize pool viewable live on Twitter and ESPN2 from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio. Snider is one of four players selected from the ACC

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Vince Tyra Officially Named UofL Athletic Director

Vince Tyra came into an impossible situation back in September but won over everyone by his class, transparency and showing the UofL fanbase how deep his love for the university is. Today, he finally had that interim tag removed.

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The Bond Between Darrell Griffith And Donovan Mitchell Goes Beyond Basketball

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The day before the NBA Dunk Contest, the Utah Jazz called and offered to pay for Darrell Griffith to come out and watch. While Dr. Dunkenstein couldn’t accept because it was so short notice, he was shocked to see that Donovan Mitchell was wearing his jersey during the contest. It made his evening. Marc Spears with The Undefeated sat down with Darrell Griffith and Donovan Mitchell to talk about their bond and when it all started.