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Bowl Projections: Week 13

The Cardinals certainly didn’t have the season they thought they’d have, but who cares… We’re still going bowling.


Sporting News

Sporting News Bowl Projections Week 13

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Bowl Projections: Week 5

Sports Illustrated Bowl Projections: Which Teams Need to Make Their Move in October?

CBS Sports

Bowl projections: USC’s loss is Big Ten’s gain as College Football Playoff shifts

College Football News

2017 College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections: After Week 5

Sporting News

Week 6 Bowl Projections: Penn State, Oklahoma Switch Sports in Playoff

ESPNWeek 5 College Football Bowl Projections

Bleacher Report

Bowl Projections 2017: Predictions, Updated College Football Playoff Outlook

Corso Picks The Cards!


For the second year in a row, Lee Corso puts on the Cardinal bird head!

Lee Corso and Rece Davis Press Conference


ESPN’s College Gameday’s hosts, Rece Davis and Lee Corso sat down with the media on Friday before the big match up on Saturday. See what they had to say in the video below.

Johnny Unitas Statue Press Conference

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Tom Jurich talked with the media and discussed the importance of having the Johnny U statue. Jurich wanted it somewhere the fans could enjoy it, but still be within the stadium walls. It seems like he nailed it with this one.


UofL’s Offense VS Clemson’s Defense. Who Gives?


Saturday’s game against Clemson will be one for the ages. UofL’s offense has been strong with reigning Heisman winner, Lamar Jackson leading it. Clemson’s defense has made it’s opponents look goofy. So who gives in on Saturday? Our friend’s at the ACC Digital Network help break it down for you.


Dabo Thinks Lamar Is Unbelievable

Dabo Swinney


Few things can get Clemson fans riled up more than saying how Lamar Jackson deserved the Heisman last year. Not Deshaun Watson. Dabo Swinney on the other hand, thinks Lamar is unbelievable. We most certainly do not disagree. Listen to the full press conference below and hear all of the praises Coach Swinney gave to UofL.

WestGate Las Vegas Updated Title Odds

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LVSuperBook released their updated title odds after week 2. Take a look at where UofL stands and let us know what you think about their chances.

College Game Day Coming Back To Louisville!


IMG_2224.JPGIt’s bacccckkkkk. For the second year in a row, College Game Day will be making its way to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for week 3 of the college football season. The defending national champions, Clemson will be taking on Louisville and Lamar Jackson, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in the 330 PM game. There’s still a strong chance it could get moved to prime time. Stay tuned to CSZ as more details are available. It’s gonna be another fun week around the Ville!


UPDATE-Kickoff at 812


ESPN’s College GameDay Built by the Home Depot is broadcasting from the University of Louisville for the second time in as many seasons on Saturday, showcasing a top-15 matchup between Louisville and defending national champion Clemson.


The Cardinals, currently ranked No. 17 in the latest Associated Press poll, welcome No. 3 Clemson for a 3:30 p.m. kick on Sept. 16 in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

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CSZ Predictions For UofL Vs UNC

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Leading into week 2 of the season, and the start of ACC play, we asked each member of Cardinal Sports Zone what their predictions were for the game.

Jeremy: Cards 44 UNC 24
Lamar 457 total yards, 347 passing 110 rushing
Chucky 2 ints

Katie Goben: 28-21 Louisville. LJ with 3 touchdowns on the day and Dez has 2 of those touchdowns. Stacy Thomas continues to dominate on d.

Nunn: Cards win 31-14. Last year on defense UNC gave up the ACC worst, 227.3 rushing yards per game. This seems like a good time to get the running game back on track.

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Lamar Jackson Got The Opportunity He Was Waiting For And He Excelled

Lamar Jackson

All off-season, all you heard about is how Lamar Jackson still has a lot to prove. 2016 ended on a very sour note, with the only light being that Lamar won the Heisman. Matt Fortuna with The Athletic sat down with Lamar both before and after the Purdue game on Saturday. Here is what he had to say.

What UofL Football Means To Me

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It is finally here, the most wonderful time of the year. Football season in the Ville is one of the most electrifying times the city sees. There is something different about this season though, and I can’t seem to put my finger on it. I am not sure if it is because we have the greatest quarterback in the country playing for us, or if is because I know this team has the ability to make a deep run this year. Regardless of what it is, I am ready for it.

Football has always been a big part of the Goben family life. We haven’t missed a regular season game or bowl game, in I don’t know how many years. I remember when UofL was in the 2004 Liberty Bowl and it was just supposed to be the “adults” going to the actual game, but I somehow got a ticket. It wasn’t near as cold as it had been in years past, but I was still freezing of course, but I never mentioned it. I didn’t want to ruin my chances of going to another game in the future. So I sat there, in this huge, jersey (see above photo), and just soaked it all in. Now, fast forward 9 years when we won the Sugar Bowl, you’d think my family had won the lottery. It will always be one of my favorite memories. I can’t wait to see what havoc we raise when we make it to the Playoffs.

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Bovada National Championship Odds

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Dan Hale reported Bovada’s National Championship odds this morning. There are a few surprises at the top, let us know what you think about where Louisville stands.

Nunnsense: Playoffs Or Bust?


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It’s still awkward for me to hear the word playoffs when it’s pertaining to college football. When I hear “playoffs,” I still envision the Indianapolis Colts old coach, Jm Mora, in a 2001 post game press conference where he said “What’s that? Ah — Playoffs? Don’t talk about — playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?”

The third year of the college football playoffs will return in just 123 days on January 1, 2018. The four teams participating will face off in either the Rose Bowl or the Sugar Bowl. The winners of those two bowl games will play for the national championship on Monday, January 8th in Atlanta GA. Read the rest of this entry

Look What You Made Him Do


Lamar Jackson has flown under every radar coming into this season. He didn’t make the first team all American list, only one “expert” has him favorited to win the Heisman, and all anyone can talk about is his last three games of the 2016 campaign. But watch out world, nobody is better at revenge than Lamar Jackson.

Kirk Herbstreit Defends Lamar Jackson


Photo Credit: USA Today/Jamie Rhodes

Kirk Herbstreit released his annual “Herbie Winners” and our man Lamar Jackson was his pick for Ultimate Game Changer. Herbstreit also defended Lamar against all the preseason disrespect he has received. You can see the full clip below.

Sports Illustrated Breaks Down The ACC Teams That Can Make The College Football Playoffs htt


Sports Illustrated breaks down the six ACC teams that they believe can make some noise in the College Football Playoff rankings this year. Take a look at each synopsis and let us know what you think, and who you think will represent the ACC in the playoffs in 2017.

Fast Facts With Zykiesis Cannon


Courtesy of Louisville Athletics

On the Friday edition of Fast Facts, the great people with UofL athletics sit down with Safety, Zykiesis Cannon.  The fans find out who is favorite superhero is, what his most played song on his phone currently is, and who would be the best actor to play him in a show. Find out the answers to these questions and many more! Here is Fast Facts!


Nunnsense: A Better Lamar, A Better Line And Better Receivers = CFB Playoffs?


The question remains, can the Cards make the college football playoffs? Well, their goal is to win a national championship and let’s face it, if that isn’t every teams goal, then why are you playing?

Last year Louisville was so close to making the playoffs but fell flat on their face in the last 2 games of the regular season. You can blame the O-line, dropped passes, fumbles, effort, coaching or whatever you want but the fact remains that everyone needs to get better. No one has taken that to heart more than Lamar Jackson. Read the rest of this entry

Louisville At Houston: Post Game Recap


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Well, I put off writing this as long as I could but here it is. Even after a full day to let what took place on Thursday fully sink in, I still am dumbfounded at what I watched happen. In my lifetime as a Louisville fan, I have never seen a performance like the one on Thursday, regardless of sport. Everything was right there for this team to take and make an undeniable case for their inclusion in the College Football Playoff, and the lack of preparation, execution, and adjustment is just unacceptable. Lamar Jackson has every right to personally put the Offensive Line through sprints and I sincerely hope he voiced his frustrations (in a leadership way, of course). 11 sacks allowed (a school record for most allowed) against the most elusive quarterback in college football (possibly in the history of college football) is impressive for all the wrong reasons.

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