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Lamar Jackson Gives Back

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We are not worthy of Lamar Jackson. Truly. After signing autographs the last few weekends at local Planet Fitness’s, he donated part of his profit back to the organization behind it all.

Keep at it 8, you make us all proud!

Special Events Coming For The UofL Men’s Basketball Team

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Will Padgett wear a white suit?

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Special Events Scheduled for Upcoming UofL Men’s Basketball Games

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Honoring two past University of Louisville accomplished teams on their anniversaries and two “color” events are among upcoming special events at three of the remaining six UofL men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of UofL’s 1948 NAIB National Championship and the 35th anniversary of UofL’s 1982-83 NCAA Final Four team.  The Cardinals will honor both great teams by wearing adidas throwback uniforms with features similar to the 1983 team when UofL plays Syracuse on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

 UofL captured the 1948 NAIB National Championship in its early years in the national organization which was the forerunner to what is now the NAIA.  Bernard “Peck” Hickman’s Louisville team beat a John Wooden coached Indiana State team 82-70 in the title game played in Kansas City.  The Cardinals posted a 29-6 record that season and were led by junior center Jack Coleman (12.1 ppg), who scored 1,114 points in his three seasons at UofL.  Louisville is the only school in the nation to have won national championships in the NCAA, NIT and NAIB (now NAIA).

The Cardinals’ 1982-83 NCAA Final Four team posted a 32-4 record, won the Metro Conference title with a perfect 12-0 mark, and won its last 16 straight games before falling to Houston in the NCAA national semifinals. Guided by Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum, the team featured four future 1,000-point career scorers in guard Milt Wagner, the team’s leading scorer (14.4 ppg) and the Cards’ No. 6 all-time scorer (1,836 pts.); guard Lancaster Gordon, who is No. 15 among career scorers at UofL (1,614 pts.) and is fourth in career steals (192); center Charles Jones (1,124 career points), who is third in career blocked shots at UofL (208); and Rodney McCray, one of only five Cardinals with both 1,000 career points (1,247) and rebounds (1,029), who earned Metro Conference Player of the Year honors in 1983.

UofL will play its final home game in February with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 17.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 8 p.m. game.  Louisville has won seven of its previous 11 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.

The annual “Wear Red for the Seniors” game is set for March 1 at 8 p.m. when the Cardinals face Virginia in the final home game of the season.  Cardinal fans are encouraged to wear red attire for that Senior Day event.  Louisville has won 15 of its last 16 Senior Day games, including last year’s 71-64 victory over No. 19 Notre Dame as Donovan Mitchell led the Cardinals with 20 points.

This information may be found at this link:  http://uofl.me/2Bn9SuA

Big Weekend Win For Louisville XC & Track And Field

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Congratulations to all!

Press release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department:

SOUTH BEND, IND. – The University of Louisville track and field teams finished with five wins, including four on the women’s side to propel the Cardinal women to a first place finish.  The men had recorded a win in the long jump to finish fourth on the day.  Overall, the Cardinals finished with 17 top three finishes on Saturday afternoon.

“We were able to get a lot accomplished today,” said head coach Dale Cowper.  “I was particularly pleased with the way our women’s squad came out and competed across all event areas.  It was exciting to see some of our freshman begin to step forward.  Brooke RaglinGabriela Leon, and Dorcas Wasike were each able to pick up their first of many collegiate victories today.”

Raglin and Wasike led the Cardinal women on the track while Emmonnie Henderson and Leon led the women in the field events.  Raglin won the 60 meter prelim with a time of 7.59 before coming back and winning the finals with a season best time of 7.51.  Wasike won the 3,000 meter run with a time of 9:43.82.

Henderson won her second straight shot put event.  She won with a season best throw of 16.78m/55’3/4″.  Leon won the pole vault, clearing a season best of  3.97m/13’1/4″ for the win.

“Freshman Donald McClinton stood out today for the men’s squad with a huge win in the long jump and then a runner-up finish in the 60 meter dash,” said Cowper.   “Our men’s group has showed promise on the track and in the field events at different times this season.  As we progress, we need to see all event areas clicking at the same competition.”

McClinton won the long jump with a collegiate best mark of 7.52m/24’81/4″.  The freshman also recorded a second place finish in the 60 meter dash with a season best time of 6.83.

Other highlights on the day were second place finishes in the weight throw from Henderson with a throw of 19.50m/ 63′ 11¾”.  Alexis Gibbons finished second in the long jump with a season best mark of 6.08m/19’111/2″.  On the men’s side, the 4×400 meter relay team of Carlos ColemanJosh HallJoe Delgado, and Langston Love finished second with a time of 3:15.36. Marcus Jegede finished second in the long jump with a career best mark of 7.41m/24′ 33/4″.  Christian Buckley finished second in the shot put with a season best throw of 16.64m/57′ 71/4″.

The Cardinals had six athletes with third place finishes.  Devin Valentine finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 14.56m/47’91/4″.  Spencer Harris finished third in the weight throw with a season best toss of 16.75m/ 54′ 11½”.

On the women’s side, Morgan Zacharias and Jade Hawkins finished third in the pole vault with season best marks of 3.82m/12’61/4″.  Freshman Makenli Forrest finished third in the weight throw with a career best mark of 18.86m/ 61′ 10½” while Veronika Karpenko finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 11.77m/38’71/2″.

Louisville will be back in action on Jan. 27, at the Illini Classic in Champaign, Ill.

Notre Dame Invitational
Jan. 20, 2018 | Loftus Sports Center

Men’s 60m (Prelim)
6. Donald McClinton, Jr., 6.89
9. Daniel Bien-Aime, 7.02
13. Dominic McClinton, 7.13
16. Dwayne Depp II, 7.39
17. Anthony Crandon, 7.48

Men’s 60m (Final)
2. Donald McClinton, Jr., 6.83

Men’s 200m
4. Donald McClinton, Jr., 22.01
7. Carlos Coleman, 22.18
10. Daniel Bien-Aime, 22.40

Men’s 400m
11. Josh Hall, 49.98
13. Langston Love, 50.47
15. Anthony Crandon, 51.47

Men’s Mile
8. Ben Ewert, 4:19.04

Men’s 3,000m
16. Emmanuel Cheboson, 8:38.04
19. Albert Kosgei, 8:45.82
22. Cameron Stephens, 8:49.46
24. Jonathan Reynolds, 8:54.79

Men’s 4x400m Relay
2. Louisville A (Coleman, Hall, Delgado, Love), 3:15.36
6. Louisville B (Crandon, Fox, Dom. McClinton, Weaver), 3:28.59

Men’s Long Jump
1. Donald McClinton, Jr., 7.52m/24’81/4″
2. Marcus Jegede, 7.41m/24’33/4″
6. Joe Delgado, 7.02m/23’1/2″
7. Oliver Newport, 6.84m/22’51/4″
9. Chris Woody, 6.62m/21’83/4″
11. Dominic McClinton, 6.49m/21’31/2″
13. Eric Fox, 6.32m/20’9″

Men’s Triple Jump
3. Devin Valentine, 14.56m/47’91/4″
4. Kaleb Rowe, 14.44m/47’41/2″
6. Chris Woody, 13.71m/44’113/4″

Men’s Pole Vault
4. Eric Fox, 4.93m/16’2″
9. Joe Delgado, 4.48m/14’81/4″
10. Lucas Weaver, 4.48m/14’81/4″

Men’s Shot Put
2. Christian Buckley, 16.64m/57’71/4″

Men’s Weight Throw
3. Spencer Harris, 16.75m/ 54′ 11½”
4. Mitchell Kessler, 16.54m/ 54′ 3¼”

Women’s 60m (Prelim)
1. Brooke Raglin, 7.59
7. Sharnae Alston, 7.70
14. Jo Bond, 7.86
16. Angel Amadi, 7.88

Women’s 60m (Final)
1. Brooke Raglin, 7.51
6. Sharnae Alston, 7.64

Women’s 60m Hurdles (Prelim)
8. Holly Hankenson, 8.67
11. Sydney Hill, 8.87
13. Kelsey Heyward, 8.88
18. Linda Mutter, 9.76

Women’s 60m Hurdles (Final)
6. Holly Hankenson, 8.60

Women’s 200m
5. Brooke Raglin, 24.82
10. Holly Hankenson, 25.15
14. Alexis Gibbons, 25.32
18. Sharnae Alston, 25.41
27. Jo Bond, 26.21
28. Angel Amadi, 26.31
29. Sydney Hill, 26.87

Women’s 400m
9. Kelsey Heyward, 58.34

Women’s 800m
6. Mia Ross, 2:15.97
13. Aurilla Wilson, 2:20.94
16. Bailey Davis, 2:23.23

Women’s 1-Mile
6. Mia Ross, 4:57.27
8. Bailey Davis, 4:59.50
12. Aurilla Wilson, 5:05.86

Women’s 3,000m
1. Dorcas Wasike, 9:43.82

Women’s High Jump
4. Alivia Ash, 1.66m/5’51/4″
10. Linda Mutter, 1.56m/5’11/4″

Women’s Long Jump
2. Alexis Gibbons, 6.08m/19’111/2″
8. Gabriela Leon, 5.59m/18’41/4″
10. Renate van Tonder, 5.53m/18’13/4″
11. Veronika Karpenko, 5.47m/17’111/2″
13. Linda Mutter, 5.30m/17’43/4″

Women’s Triple Jump
3. Veronika Karpenko, 11.77m/38’71/2″
4. Renate Van Tonder, 11.65m/38’23/4″

Women’s Pole Vault
1. Gabriela Leon, 3.97m/13’1/4″
3. Morgan Zacharias, 3.82m/12’61/4″
3. Jade Hawkins, 3.82m/12’61/4″

Women’s Shot Put
1. Emmonnie Henderson, 16.78m/55’3/4″
5. Victoria Farley, 14.35m/47’1″
12. Megan Brooks, 13.03m/42’9″
15. Makenli Forrest, 12.42m/40’9″
17. Holly Hankenson, 12.15m/39’101/2″

Women’s Weight Throw
2. Emmonnie Henderson, 19.50m/ 63′ 11¾”
3. Makenli Forrest, 18.86m/ 61′ 10½
5. Carsen Cassell, 18.24m/ 59′ 10¼”

UofL Baseball Ranked 15 In D1 Preseason Top 25

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What are you waiting for? Go get your tickets!

Press release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team received its third 2018 preseason ranking on Tuesday as the Cardinals were tabbed at No. 15 in the D1Baseball Top 25.

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UofL Football Agrees To Series With USF

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The University of Louisville announced today that they have agreed to a three game series with the University of South Florida. The Bulls will be coming to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in 2022 and 2026, and the Cardinals will visit the bulls in 2024.

ACC Football Schedule Released

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The ACC released the 2018 football schedule today! Louisville will be starting off the year on another neutral site, against Alabama in Orlando. They will be hosting, Indiana State, WKU, Florida State, Georgia Tech (on a Friday game), Wake Forest, North Carolina State and ending the home schedule with Kentucky. They will be visiting Virginia, Boston College, Clemson and Syracuse.

What game are you most looking forward to on the schedule?

More Jackson Autograph Signings Announced

Lamar Jackson

Planet Fitness has announced that Lamar Jackson will be back for three more autograph signings this weekend. Saturday (1/20) Jackson will be at the Valley Station location from 10-noon. That same day, he will be at the Elizabethtown location from 5-7 pm. On Sunday, (1/21), he will be at the Hurstbourne pkwy location from 1-3 pm.

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UofL Football Has Big Names Returning

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While Lamar Jackson will not be wearing a UofL jersey in the fall, that does not mean all hope is lost. UofL football still has some key players returning for the 2018-2019 season, and Bobby Petrino is really excited about how the team is already shaping up.

Reggie Bonnafon’s Career Highlights

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Cardinal forever, and Louisville native, Reggie Bonnafon gave his all to CardNation for four years. No fan will ever forget his epic game at Notre Dame when he took down the Irish (as a true freshman)! Take a look at some of his career highlights below!

Louisville Baseball Ranked 14th In Perfect Game Preseason Top 25

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Baseball Ranked 14th in Perfect Game Preseason Top 25

Cardinals among seven ACC teams in the Perfect Game preseason poll

 Online: http://www.gocards.com/news/2018/1/10/baseball-louisville-ranked-14th-in-perfect-game-preseason-top-25.aspx

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team landed at No. 14 in the Perfect Game Preseason Top 25 released Wednesday morning, the second 2018 preseason ranking for the Cardinals.

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Donovan Mitchell The Baseball Player?

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It is no secret that Donovan Mitchell is a freak athlete. He can do it all, and do it well. He has taken the NBA by storm and is showing no signs of slowing down. But Spida has not always had dreams of being an NBA All-Star, at one point, he wanted to be an Major League Baseball player. SLAM Magazine sits down with him and talks about it all.

You can also still vote for Donovan for the NBA All-Star game. All you need to do is either tweet/retweet using the #NBAVote and Donovan’s name or twitter handle, or you can use the link provided in the tweet below.

UofL Baseball Gets New Uniforms

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New year, new uniforms.

The University of Louisville baseball team has always been one of the sharpest dressed teams in the nation. This year will be no different. Adidas has stepped up, once again, and got the team some awesome new uniforms for the 2018 season. Don’t forget to get out to Jim Patterson this spring and summer and support the cardinal 9!

 

 

 

Beat The Buzzer: Quentin Snider

In the final episode of Beat the Buzzer, UofL athletics sits down with Louisville native and captain of the UofL basketball team, Quentin Snider. Otherwise known as Q. Find out what the best advice he has ever received is and if he owned a Kentucky Derby horse, what would he name it.

Payne? Mack? Names Swirl For Next UofL Basketball Coach

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Louisville fans have been eagerly waiting to find out who the next permanent head coach will be for the men’s basketball program. Tim Sullivan with the Courier Journal has said that Kenny Payne checks all the boxes, but that was met with a very mixed reaction from fans. Xavier’s Chris Mack is another name that continues to be thrown around and a well-connected coach thinks he is the guy.

The only thing that is truly known at this point, is that we know very little. So while we wait, get out and support the team and coaches that we have now!

Geron Christian Declaring For NFL Draft

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Late Wednesday night, Geron Christian took to Instagram and Twitter to announce he is forgoing his senior season. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to wish Geron the best of luck as he prepares for his future and to thank him for three years of heart and dedication!

 

Highlights From Day 2 Of TaxSlayer Bowl Prep

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The University of Louisville Cardinals have been in Jacksonville preparing for their game against Mississippi State this coming Saturday. Check out the best pictures so far courtesy of UofL Football twitter!

Preview Of The TaxSlayer Bowl

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Our friends at ACC Digital Network put together an awesome preview of the TaxSlayer Bowl. The University of Louisville will take on Mississippi State at Noon on December 30th in Jacksonville. Are you going to the game?

Beat The Buzzer: Anas Mahmoud

Anas Mahmoud

On today’s Beat the Buzzer, UofL Athletics sits down with senior center, Anas Mahmoud. We find out what his comfort food is, who is the one celebrity he would leave tickets for and what is his best memory at UofL so far?

Steve Spurrier Loves Lamar Jackson

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Hall of Fame coach and former Heisman winner, Steve Spurrier has nothing but great things to say about Lamar Jackson. Not only does he think Jackson will be a first round draft pick, he believes he will be a great NFL quarterback. You can read everything he had to say below thanks to the Courier Journal.

Why UofL Fans Should Be Proud Of Lamar Jackson

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Sure, Saturday night did not go the way any UofL fan wanted it to. Seeing Lamar lose the Heisman (by coming in third!?) But our friends at All Sports DACC bring up some great reminders of why UofL fans should still be extremely proud of Lamar and the year he had.