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.
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.
The University of Louisville cheer squad had a record breaking weekend, winning numerous national titles across the board!
The All-Girl Cheer won their 5th straight title and 15th national title overall!
The large co-ed cheer won the 1A national title!
Congratulations to all the student-athletes and coaches involved. Way to represent The Ville!
The University of Louisville Ladybirds went to Daytona with one goal in mind – defend their double titles. They did just that and they are now the reigning double title champions for the last 3 years! Congratulations to everyone on a great year!
Saturday will be the first time in nearly 6 months that cardinal fans get an up close and personal view of the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion. If you are interested in getting your seats in the new area, you can check out the information below on how to select your seat!
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.
Heading out to the UofL football spring game on Saturday? Wondering what the day will consist of? Here is your schedule for the day – including information on the Chris Mack autograph signing that will be held on the Papa John’s concourse when gates open.
|The University of Louisville football team will conduct its annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game on April 14 at 1 p.m. at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Admission to the game is FREE.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
PARKING: Free and open to all fans; lots around the stadium open at 8 a.m.
STADIUM GATES: Fans can enter Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at noon.
KICKOFF: The game begins at 1 p.m.
CONCESSIONS: $3 Happy Hour draft specials inside the stadium throughout the game.
Fans are encouraged to head to BudLight StreetFest, located between Gates 3 and 5, for Fan Fest. Visit before and after the game for food vendors and drink specials in addition to carnival rides, music, family friendly games, and rides.
It is open 8 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Fan Fest is closed during the game and resumes from 3-6 p.m.
CARDINAL AUTHENTIC SALE
Looking to give your closet an upgrade? Shopping for an early present for a family member or fellow fan?
Cardinal Authentic, the official team store of the Louisville Cardinals, is having a spring sale at Fan Fest. Purchase officially licensed merchandise for up to 70 percent off.
Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets can participate in the Select-A-Seat event inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 11:30 a.m. This is the first time showcasing available seating locations for 2018 campaign.
Staff from the ticket office will be available at Gate 2A prior to gates opening or on the concourse and at the box office throughout the day to answer questions.
General public on sale begins April 16.
|COACH MACK AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Meet the newly named Louisville men’s basketball head coach Chris Mack. When the stadium gates open, Coach Mack will be on the concourse signing autographs. Details coming soon. Follow Louisville basketball on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for updates.
Get your hands on this year’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game poster, showcasing some fan favorites and Louisville’s 2018 schedule.
The posters are available at Fan Fest, throughout the concourse of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (Gates 3, 4, 5), and on the field after the game for autographs (while supplies last). A donation to the Dave Thomas Foundation is encouraged.
LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Meet the 2018 Louisville football team after the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game. The players are signing autographs on the field for 45 minutes after the game, and head coach Bobby Petrino is available for autographs on the field following his postgame media duties.
There is a maximum of two items per person to ensure the autograph lines moves in an efficient manner.
The UofL swim and dive program’s will host its third annual Derby Pro Meet. This is a Charity Event for the Drowning Prevention Foundation. It was announced that 12-time Olympic medalist, Ryan Lochte will be the host of this years event. To get your tickets, follow this link: http://www.derbyproswim.com/.
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 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!
Go ahead and mark your calendars, UofL basketball camp is back! Chris Mack announced yesterday that grades 3-8 would be June 25-28 and grades 1-6 will be July 23-26th. When more details are released by Coach Mack and the university, CSZ will pass them along to you!
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.
After last week’s introductory press conference of Chris Mack, Jordan Nwora told the media that he wanted to stay at the University of Louisville. He just needed to talk to Coach Mack by himself and have Coach Mack talk to his parents. He wanted to start building that trust. After things have started to settle down, Jordan’s dad did confirm that he will return next season. According to Jeff Greer, Jordan Nwora reached double digits in scoring 9 times this season, that is a number that is sure to increase next season as he will more than likely become a key player on the UofL roster.
With a little over a week until UofL hosts the spring game for the 2018 season, it is time for a check in on the new facilities. Take a look below and let us know what you think!
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.
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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:
Chris Mack Chosen to Lead Louisville Men’s Basketball Program
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chris Mack, whose teams have participated in the NCAA Tournament in eight of his nine seasons as a head coach, has been selected as the head coach of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team.
In nine seasons as the head coach at Xavier University, Mack guided the Musketeers to a 215-97 record and eight NCAA Tournament appearances (the last five straight years), including reaching the Sweet 16 on four occasions and the Elite Eight in 2017. His teams won or shared three conference regular season championships while compiling a 105-49 league record over nine seasons in the Big East and Atlantic 10.
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
After months of speculation, Chris Mack was formally announced as the new head coach of the University of Louisville. Coach Mack had previously been the head coach at Xavier University since 2009 with a record of 215-97. He lead the Muskateers to be outright champions in the Big East as well as a number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament this year.
We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to welcome Coach Mack and his family to CardNation and we look forward to seeing him lead this program!
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.