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Around the Bases: May 8th


The Louisville baseball team continues its late season run, going 3-1 last week that included an 8-4 win at #15 Vanderbilt. The Cardinals (32-15) also took two of three on the road at Boston College, winning the Friday (6-1) and Saturday games (11-3) before dropping the Sunday finale (2-1).

This week, Louisville prepares for a five-game tour in the next six days. The Cardinals host a pair of weekday games at home against Wright State and Cincinnati, before heading back on the road at Pittsburgh. Read the rest of this entry

Baseball Cards Encounter First Road Bumps Against Cincinnati, NC State


Going into this past week, the No.1 Louisville Baseball Cardinals had set a school record for best start to the season, going 19-0. However, the Cards had yet to play a road game this season, and faced two equally solid teams in Cincinnati and North Carolina State on the road this past week. They finished the week 2-2 after dropping the game to Cincinnati as well as the series opener to NC State, but went on to and win the series 2-1, to put them at 21-2 on the season.

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Around the Bases: March 21, 2017


If nothing else for the Louisville baseball team, they continue to be consistent after the first month of the season.

It was another week, another four wins for the Cards as they push their undefeated streak to 19-0. The record is now the hottest in the program’s 100-year history, passing the 17-0 mark set by the 1957 team.

Up next, the Cardinals will make their road trips of the season, starting with tonight’s clash at Cincinnati. U of L will follow that up with a weekend series at NC State.

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Louisville football target Kalin Heath hopes for a summer decision



Louisville football target Kalin Heath updated CSZ on his recruitment Saturday night. Heath is from Cartersville, Georgia and is listed on the major recruiting sites as a 3-star prospect. About two weeks ago, it was almost a sure thing that Heath was going to commit to the Cards. After speaking with Coach Petrino, he decided that he wanted to take his time and wait until June to commit anywhere. At the time, he said Louisville was still the leader, but it was just too soon for him to commit and make that decision. So where does he stand now in his recruitment?

Heath has a list of seven schools: Louisville, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Kansas State, Iowa State, Indiana, and UNC Charlotte. Is there a leader? “Right now everyone is even until I visit all the schools,” Heath said. “I’d like to see how well I fit into all these schools.”

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Scenarios for Louisville to Win the American Athletic Conference

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American Standings

Cincinnati 14-3 25-5
Louisville 14-3 25-5
Connecticut 12-5 24-6
Southern Methodist 12-5 23-7
Memphis 11-6 22-8
Houston 8-9 16-14
Rutgers 5-12 11-19
South Florida 3-14 12-18
UCF 3-14 11-17
Temple 3-14 8-21

Louisville will be playing for at least a share of the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday against UConn. If either Louisville or Cincinnati wins and the other loses Saturday, then the winner is the outright regular-season champion and the No. 1 seed.

If both win, then the SMU-Memphis game comes into play. If Louisville, Cincinnati and SMU win, then Louisville gets the top seed (would be 4-0 against SMU/UConn, while Cincinnati would be 2-2). If Louisville, Cincinnati and Memphis win, then a coin flip will determine the 1/2 seeds. Both UC and UofL would be 4-2 against the group of SMU/UConn/Memphis, which would be tied at 12-6.

If both lose, then Louisville is No. 1 if SMU beats Memphis (UofL 3-1 vs SMU/UConn; Cincinnati is 2-2) and Cincinnati is No. 1 if Memphis beats SMU (Cincinnati 3-1 vs SMU/Memphis; Lou 2-2).

Any teams that tie for first place are declared regular-season champions, regardless of seed.

The complete seedings will be determined on Saturday for the American Athletic Conference Championship to be played March 12-15 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn.

VillenHD Returns Out of Nowhere With a Louisville-Cincy Highlight Video

I don’t know who he (or she) is. I don’t know where they live or work. I just know they make awesome highlight videos. The great VillenHD has returned out of nowhere to make a highlight video from the Louisville-Cincinnati game on Saturday. The last video was 10 months ago, so this one was a pleasant surprise. Enjoy!

Russ Smith Game Winner and Celebration (View from the floor)

Here is another view of Russ Smith’s shot against Cincinnati, followed by the on court celebration. This video is from Great job with that one guys.

Cincinnati Students Will Wear Justin Jackson “Mean Face” Shirts Saturday

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I am sure you remember Justin Jackson from the last time Louisville and Cincinnati played. The picture aboveperfectly sums up the way I picture him. All he did was flex and make a scowl. He played some basketball, but mainly just acted like a fool. Apparently his behavior is not only accepted with the students of UC, it is celebrated. This Saturday when the Cards play the Bearcats, the Cincinnati fans will be having a white-out promotion. The students will be wearing these shirts.


Justin Jackson


Montrezl Harrell is NOT impressed.

Montrezl Harrell


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Favorite Keg of Nails moments from the fans

Keg of Nails

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Louisville at Cincinnati: Keg of Nails on the line


(19/16) Louisville (10-1, 6-1) @ (NR/23) Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1)

Game Info

Date: Thursday December 5, 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN (Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Kaylee Hartung)

Location: Cincinnati, OH (Nippert Stadium)

Capacity: 35,000 (Field-turf)

All-time Series: Cincinnati leads 29-22-1

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Coaches Poll 11/24/13


1. Alabama (11-0) (1544 points) (56 first-place votes)

2. Florida State (11-0) (1488) (6)

3. Ohio State (11-0) (1428)

4. Clemson (10-1) (1289)

5. Auburn (10-1) (1268)

6. Missouri (10-1) (1243)

7. Oklahoma State (10-1) (1225)

8. Baylor (9-1) (1009)

9. South Carolina (9-2) (1003)

10. Stanford (9-2) (981)

11. Michigan State (10-1) (962)

12. Oregon (9-2) (777)

13. Fresno State (10-0) (687)

14. Wisconsin (9-2) (661)

15. LSU (8-3) (646)

16. Louisville (10-1) (603)

17. Oklahoma (9-2) (581)

18. Arizona State (9-2) (574)

19. Central Florida (9-1) (512)

20. Northern Illinois (11-0) (459)

21. Texas A&M (8-3) (410)

22. UCLA (8-3) (257)

23. Southern California (9-3) (210)

24. Duke (9-2) (203)

25. Cincinnati (9-2) (47)

Dropped out: No. 23 Minnesota (8-3, lost to then No. 17 Wisconsin 20-7).

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame (8-3) 17; Minnesota (8-3) 12; Texas (7-3) 12; East Carolina (9-2) 11; Georgia (7-4) 8; Nebraska (8-3) 7; Louisiana-Lafayette (8-2) 6; Miami (Fla.) (8-3) 6; Arizona (7-4) 2; Vanderbilt (7-4) 2.

Volleyball Sweeps Cincy


Friday night the University of Louisville Volleyball team continued their roll as they traveled to Cincinnati and defeated the Bearcats in a  25-13, 25-22, 25-15 (3-0) sweep over their longtime rival. Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills and an ace while U of L (11-7, 7-0) hit .330 and had 43 digs, led by Maya McClendon’s 14.  Janelle Jenkins added nine kills and senior Randi Ewing hit .556 with six kills and a block. The Cards stay undefeated in AAC conference play. The Cards go on a 4 game road trip starting with matches this week at MTSU on Tuesday, at Rutgers on Thursday before a showdown in Storrs on Sunday.

Go Cards!

Big East Championship: This is it!

Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - St John's v Villanova

By Justin Renck:

The Louisville Cardinals are heading to the ACC soon. That is great for football, we all know that. It is even great for some of our other sports. For basketball, it means we get to play Duke and North Carolina every year, and of course Syracuse, Notre Dame, and Pittsburgh as well. So basketball will be very exciting as well. However, let’s enjoy tonight. In fact, let’s enjoy this whole day while the anticipation builds up. Our team is playing in a very special game tonight, and I am not sure we really know how big it is right now. It may take some time and we will look back and say “Wow, we were apart of that final Big East Tournament game.”

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UofL Baseball to play at Great American Ballpark!

Great American Ballpark

By Justin Renck:

The Louisville Cardinals and Cincinnati Bearcats will meet in the inaugural Reds Collegiate Invitational as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Great American Ball Park.

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Tuberville left recruits at dinner???

Tommy Tuberville

By Justin Renck:

Here is another story that is not UofL related, but still worth posting…

Apparently, new Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville made an interesting exit from Texas Tech. While he and other coaches had at least 3 recruits out to dinner on their official visit to Texas Tech, Tuberville got up to leave. The players assumed he was going to the restroom. Um, he never came back! Then the next day he was named head coach at Cincinnati!

What an interesting way to leave! Here is the full story.

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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The Keg of Nails: Louisville vs Cincinnati

By: Paige Sherrard

Although both schools are known more for an intense basketball rivalry, the University of Louisville and University of Cincinnati have a football rivalry that has stretched the span of three conferences. Believed to be the University of Louisville’s oldest football rivalry, the Louisville versus Cincinnati football game never fails to be a great game.

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Layup Lines: UofL at Cincinnati


With 4 regular season games remaining for the Cards, every game in important in the Big East race. After starting out 2-4 in the conference, it was hard to imagine that the 17th ranked Louisville Cardinals (21-6, 9-5) would be in a position to possibly get a double-bye in the Big East Tournament. The next step is a tough road game tonight against the rival Cincinnati Bearcats (19-8, 9-5).

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UofL-Cincinnati basketball 2002

In Coach Pitino’s first season at UofL, the #4 Cincinnati Bearcats came into Freedom Hall…