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Preseason Coaches Poll Announced

The preseason coaches’ poll was announced today. The Cards come in ranked number 16 to start the season. They start the year on November 10th against George Mason at the Yum! Center.

Teddy’s Comeback Press Conference

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Teddy Bridgewater spoke to the media today for this first time since returning to practice. Listen to what he has to say below!

UofL Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Single Game Tickets Go On Sale 10/18/2017

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Single tickets for the 2017-2018 non-conference UofL Men’s basketball season will go on sale tomorrow, October 18th, at 10 AM. They will vary between $35 and $40 and this excludes the Indiana game, which will be $85. Tickets can be purchased at the UofL Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium or online at http://www.TicketMaster.com.

Teddy Bridgewater Is Clear To Practice

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In some much needed good news, the Minnesota Vikings announced today that Teddy has been clear to start practicing! We, here at CSZ, look forward to watching his comeback!

Jay Bilas Interviews Rick Pitino

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In his first national appearance since the FBI scandal broke, Rick Pitino is sitting down with Jay Bilas. The interview will air at midnight on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt.

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

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Terry Meiners is reporting his sources are saying Tom Jurich will be fired tomorrow with just cause. This lines up with what we were told this weekend as well.  What do you think about this report?

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

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Contrary to popular belief, UofL is not the only school being hit hard by the fallout of the FBI investigation into college basketball. The Associated Press asked 84 schools how they are handling the investigations, and 63 schools responded. Take a look at the full report, and let us know if you are surprised by any of the schools that declined to respond.

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/16/17

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Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino via @UofLFootball

Cardinal Football Players Supporting Each Other

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The last few weeks have been rough. There’s no hiding it. Today, some of the Cardinal football players sent out some tweets reminding everyone why we cheer for them and why they deserve our unwaivering support.

Hikutini Promoted To Active Roster

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Cardinal forever, Cole Hikutini, was promoted to the active roster for the San Francisco 49ers. Congrats to Cole!

Louisville vs Boston College: Postgame Thoughts

After allowing what I saw at PJCS yesterday to digest, I feel stable enough to finally write about it. Louisville entered yesterday’s game against Boston College as a 19-point favorite at home, but walked away with a 45-42 loss.

The talk all week had been, “I don’t think we’ll lose, but I’ll need to see something that shows me corrections have been made and glaring problems have been fixed to have hope on the road at FSU next week.” I don’t think you could find a fan yesterday that honestly believed we’d lose, let alone, allow the 114th ranked offense in the nation to put up 555 total yards and 45 points. But obviously, all of that happened.

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David Padgett’s Post Game Press Conference Red-White Scrimmage

Take a look at David Padgett’s post game press conference from the first red-white scrimmage.

Red – White Scrimmage Teams Announced

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Tonight is the fan’s first chance to see the UofL men’s basketball 2017-2018 team. You can see the team break downs below!

Trent Johnson Named New Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

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Former TCU, LSU and Stanford coach, Trent Johnson was officially named as the assistant of the UofL Men’s Basketball team. Jonshon was let go from TCU in March of 2016, but everyone surrounding the program had nothing but positive things to say about his integrity and character.

“His record won’t be deemed a success. But Trent Johnson’s time at TCU won a lot of people over because of the way he conducted himself and ran his program.” – Gil Lebreton with Star-Telegram.

We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to send a warm welcome to coach Johnson and look forward to seeing him on the court this season.

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Mini Plan Tickets For Men’s Basketball Go On Sale October 12th

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It was announced today that Mini Plan tickets for UofL men’s basketball will go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM. Fans can select their choice of six games in priority seating in 4 different packages. Check out the full details below.

Cards Softball Excelling In The Classroom

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Yesterday, Louisville Softball had 10 players named to All-American Scholar Athlete honors. These players had a GPA that was over a 3.5. The team as a whole was honored as one of the top academic softball teams in the nation.

UofL Assistants Could Be Fired By Monday

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According to the Courier Journal, Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair could be officially terminated as early as Monday. The ULAA will meet Monday to discuss the next steps following the fall out of the FBI investigation that was brought to light just two weeks ago. You can read the full outline of their contracts below.

David Padgett Interviewed On “We Need To Talk”

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Tuesday night, acting head coach David Padgett talked to the ladies of “We Need To Talk”. He touched on everything from his relationship with Rick Pitino, to his expectations for the season. You can listen to the full interview below.

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

 

TeddyIn some much needed good news for Cardnation, the Vikings are hoping for Teddy to be back practicing next week! He will be evaluated Monday to determine if he can move forward. We here at CSZ, continue to wish Teddy all of the best during his recovery.

Padgett Hitting The Recruiting Trail: Ramey Up First

From the moment the latest scandal involving UofL basketball broke, it felt like everything crashed within seconds. Anfernee Simons who is ranked in the top 10 nationally withdrew  his commitment to UofL shortly after the news broke, and has since been reached out to by 27 different schools. Simon’s mom has said they are open to hearing from David Padgett, but that it hasn’t happened yet. Courtney Ramey was another player who decommitted in the days following the scandal, and he will be Padgett’s first focus. David travels to St. Louis to visit him today. Ramey’s dad did confirm to Jeff Greer that this visit was happening and that Padgett was one of the main recruiters of his son. You can read Jeff Greer’s full article below.