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Russ Smith Blog: Royal Rick (Must Read)

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Photo: Dylan Coulter

Of course just as I go to lay down for the evening, Russ Smith AKA Mata Mata AKA Based AKA Sir Suadade blesses us with a blog. Not your ordinary blog but a blog worth many awards. Now I don’t hand out the actual awards but I do know good bloggin’ and this exactly that. Thank you for this Russ as we in CardNation certainly needed this. After this you may need to change your name to BlogDiculous. Here’s one of the highlights I loved, and there were many:

I called Coach P the day before the game and told him I was coming off the bench. His response, now that I know him; all sounded as if he knew I did something wrong but he still asked what happened. I told him “my coach felt it was better for the team if I came off the bench” (lol). The next day after the game our coach told him the true story of how I missed curfew. He looked at Coach Willard and wanted to kill him. Coach Willard then looked at me and wanted to strangle me on top of my dad wanting to rip my head off. lol

Here is the full article below. Enjoy!

Louisville Women’s Basketball Selection Show Info



(Press Release)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville women’s basketball team is marching toward its sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and fans are encouraged to join the Cardinals in watching the NCAA Selection Show on Monday at The Sports and Social Club.

Admission to the venue on 4th Street is free, and doors open at 6 p.m. Free parking is available at the 4th Street garage (access from 5th Street), and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and drink specials will be available for those wearing Louisville gear.

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Chinanu Onuaku To Test NBA Draft Waters

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Photo: Tim Haag/

It has been reported by cbs that Chinanu Onuaku will test the NBA Draft waters by putting his name in for this years draft. Under new rules players can test the waters and return if it doesn’t look favorable to their liking as long as they don’t sign with an agent. Chinanu is projected to be drafted mid to late 2nd round but with his age and upside benefitting him he could drastically improve his stock in camps.




Watch Russ Smith Drop 50 Points!

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Did you catch Russ Smith’s awesome 50 point performance yesterday for the Delaware 87ers vs the Iowa Energy? Russ Smith scored 50 points for the 87ers (18-22) on 19-of-36 shooting and 9-of-11 from the free throw line, in addition to six rebounds and four assists in 42 minutes of action. 20 in the 1st, 13 in the 2nd, 12 in the 3rd and 5 in the 4th. Russdiculous continues to be Russdiciulous and we couldn’t be more proud. Someone put him on the main roster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Video below)

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Open Practice Times And Days Announced

(Via @UofLFootball)

(Via @UofLFootball)

Press Release

Mar. 03, 2016 Football


LOUISVILLE, Ky. Football is in the air, or at least it will be on March 22 when the University of Louisville football team officially opens spring practice under seventh-year head coach Bobby Petrino.

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Baseball Highlights Vs UNC From ACC Tournament


The Cards will play Clemson tonight at approximately 5:45. Stay tuned to @CardSportsZone on Twitter for exact time once announced.

Go Cards!

Cardinal Sports Zone Podcast 3/23/15

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If you didn’t or couldn’t listen to the CardinalSportsZone podcast live, it’s available here! We talk NCAA Tournament victories over UC Irvine & the #9 ranked Northern Iowa Panthers. We have a new podcast tab where all episodes will be kept. You can also favorite in your browser. The CardinalSportsZone podcast is now available on iTunes! Click on the badge below to subscribe today! Call in to the show on Monday’s and Friday’s at our regular time of noon at (914) 338-0180.

As always we hope you enjoy todays episode of the CardinalSportsZone Podcast:



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New St Patty’s Day T Available At


Go check out our friends at and browse through their selection of Cardinal merchandise. They have a lot of great stuff! They have the hottest new St Patty’s Day Tee available and we got a peek of it here to show you:


Go to and place your order NOW while supplies last and to be guaranteed delivery before St Patty’s Day. Make sure YOU rep the Cards on St Patty’s Day!




CardinalSportsZone Podcast 3/6/15

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Tune in tomorrow for the Cardinal Sports Zone Podcast at noon at when we talk ND,UVa & Sr day! Call in at (914) 338-0180.

Go Cards!

Louisville Basketball: Loss, Revenge, and Redemption in the ACC (Virginia Hype Video)

Got this from one of our readers Nathan Anderson from Made in The Ville. Enjoy! I know I did.

Go Cards! #BeatVirginia


Cardinal Sports Zone Podcast 3/2/15

Here is a link to the debut episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone Podcast….enjoy!


55 (Season 2 Episode 18)


This week on 55…..

We talk basketball, both men’s and Women’s. We talk players of the week in multiple sports. Podcast CSZ??? We talk commits and de-commits. I will bring you a podcast I did last night with the fine folks at All Sports Discussion ACC. From Clothing to draft projections we have you all covered here.

Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..

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Follow The #5 Baseball Cards In AAC Tournament Action Here!



Just a quick heads up for CardNation. You can catch the 2014 AAC Baseball Tournament at the following website: Check the site for all game times throughout the tournament. The #5 UofL Baseball Cards have been hot the second half of the season and hope to continue that tear as they take on USF today and Rutgers tomorrow in pool play. Both games will be on the network and start at approx. 3 p.m. The title game will be held Sunday at noon. The Cards opened up the tournament with a 13-3 thrashing of the 8th seeded Memphis Tigers in a game that was ended by the mercy rule in just 7 innings. The website coverage includes post-game interviews with the winning coach and a player from the winning team.

Good Luck and Go Cards!


Fellerhoff/Shine Bow Out Of NCAA Doubles Championship

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Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine had formidable opponents in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship but just walking on McWhorter Court in Athens, Georgia  at the national championship was a historical moment for the Cardinals.

Louisville’s most successful doubles pair in school history drew the No. 3 ranked singles player in the country, Kristie Ahn, who partnered with the No. 21-ranked singles player, Carol Zhou from Stanford.  Fellerhoff and Shine, who made the finals in the ITA Indoor National Championship, took the first set 6-4 before falling 6-3, 6-2 in the next two.  Ahn and Zhao improved to 29-5 with the win and advanced in the bracket.

“This was a high level match. The points were being won and not given away. Stanford is a very good team obviously and they executed a little more than Julia and Becca. We definitely had opportunities to win it, so the only disappointment is in the loss! These two have elevated Louisville tennis to a national level. We will continue building on what they have started. These two should be recognized as the two best to ever play at Louisville. They have had amazing careers,” said UofL head coach Mark Beckham.

Not only did Shine and Fellerhoff reach the final match of the National Indoor Tournament but entered the season ranked No. 2 in the nation as a doubles team, the highest-ever ranking for a Cardinal duo. They each achieved milestones this season. Shine registered her 104th win in singles to take over the school record and she also notched her 102st victory in doubles placing her second on the all-time doubles list. Fellerhoff went undefeated at home in singles over the past two seasons with a perfect 16-0 record at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

AAC names Louisville’s Sean Piner As AAC Diver Of The Week


The American Athletic Conference presented the weekly award Tuesday to Louisville’s Sean Piner as AAC Diver of the Week.


Piner swept the diving events as Louisville earned a victory over conference foe Cincinnati. In the 1-meter springboard the sophomore scored a 267.35, finishing over 30 points ahead of the nearest competitor. He then won the 3-meter diving with a 326.75, recording an NCAA Zone Cut.

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Men’s Basketball Polls 11/18/13


Here are both the AP & Coaches Poll for the week starting 11/18: The Cards stay at 3rd in the AP and ris eto 2nd in the Coaches Poll. Click on more for full Polls.

Go Cards!

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Football Mini-Plans On Sale Tomorrow


Are you REaDy? I know I am. Football season is around the corner, just 4 short weeks away. This season is surely to be one of the most exciting in the school’s history. CardNation you need to get out and attend the games and show support for your squad. While season tickets are about sold out, the university announced that once again there will be three game mini-packages released tomorrow for the upcoming season. Single game tickets will also be available starting tomorrow. The following press release is courtesy of…

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