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Cardinal Sports Zone Show On 93.9 FM The Ville (9-24-16)

93.9 The Ville

Today on the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville the guys had a ton of football to talk. Your host Steve Rummage & social media dude Jeremy Wahman was in studio today. The guys talked Marshall, Marshall, Marshall while Steve kept looking ahead to Clemson. We all have been. The Red Ragers called in to give us the skinny on the tailgate today PLUS dropped a bombshell regarding next weeks tailgate. The guys also put out a contest for social media with the opportunity to win a Lamar Jackson issue of Sports Illustrated. Steve left about 11:30 and handed the reigns over to Jeremy as Cardinal forever Ibn Green came on to talk about his premonition from the CSZ Kickoff party. CSZ’ers LJ & Justin called in to make predictions as well. If you missed it earlier then you MUST check it out now! The Cardinal Sports Zone show is brought to you by JB’S Pub on Central alongside of Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and homesforsaleinlouisville.net.

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Ibn Green & Super Mario Predict That We Take Care Of Business

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As you all know, the Cardinal Sports Zone threw a Football Kickoff Party at JB’s Pub on Central Friday night. It was a pretty awesome time and we were humbled at the amount of people that showed up to support us. For that we thank you all. We had several special guests in attendance as well. Former Cards Mario Urrutia & Ibn Green were asked a few questions by our own Steve Rummage. Here is what Ibn had to say when Steve asked about the season results…..
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Well there you go, Ibn has this being the year that we take it to the house

Well maybe not like that but you get the drift. Click on more to hear what Louisville great Mario Urrutia had to say about Reggie Bonnafon and Super Student Athletes.

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Cardinal Sports Zone 7-2-16 AFROS

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We hope you didn’t miss TODAY’S episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone show on ESPN 93.9 The Ville. Your host Steven Rummage & the social media guy Jeremy Wahman talk all things Cards but more specifically FOOTBALL. You cannot talk UofL Football without talking AFROS! Today we talked to Deion Branch, Lavell Boyd, Ibn Green & Arnold Jackson just to name a few and had a great time! Again we want to shout out to the sound of 93.9, Ken Harbison for the new intro! Click below for today’s podcast!

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Cardinal Sports Zone 6-25-16

93.9 The Ville

93.9 The Ville

We hope you didn’t miss TODAY’S episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone show on ESPN 93.9 The Ville. Your host Steven Rummage & the social media guy Jeremy Wahman talk all things Cards but more specifically FOOTBALL. Who better than Lavell Boyd as a guest to talk season expectations, his relationship with Bobby Petrino and the AFRO Academy. We talk about the big July 2nd show too featuring Lavell, Ibn Green, Arnold Jackson, Mario Urrutia and Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch. Again we want to shout out to the sound of 93.9, Ken Harbison for the new intro!  Click below for today’s podcast!

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Huge CSZ Lineup For July 2nd

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We at CardinalSportsZone.com & the Cardinal Sports Zone Radio Show, brought to you by Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty & homesforsaleinlouisville.net, do not like to ever look over a show. We are in fact NOT looking over the June 25th episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone Show hosted by Steve Rummage on ESPN 93.9 FM The Ville. This however is a very special edition we will bring you. On July 2nd we will bring you the people behind the AFRO Academy. We will welcome: Lavell Boyd, Deion Branch, Arnold Jackson, Mario Urrutia & Ibn Green into the 93.9 studios and we will talk football ALL DAY (hour) LONG. Over 800 receptions, 10,000 yards receiving and over 100 Touchdowns between the AFROs who will be on plus Lavell has made Steve and Jeremy honorary AFRO’s so their stats are included. Do not forget to tune in though, 10 am on 93.9 FM. If you can’t get to a radio then please do one of the following:

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Thanks for tuning in every week and DO NOT miss this episode.

Go Cards!

U of L Football Spring Position Breakdown: TE (Video)

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Here is the second of the Spring Football breakdowns by the fine folks at @UofLFootball. This one is for the Tight End position. From Jamie Asher, Richard Owens, Ibn Green, Gary Barnidge, Pete Nochta, Gearald Christian all the way to Mickey Crum III the tight end position has been a position that has delivered at UofL. We will have a position by position breakdown here on the site leading up to the start of the regular season but for now let’s feast on this video! (Click on More)

Go Cards!

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Athlete Prep Academy Camps: Coming In May

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Athlete Prep Academy is putting on several clinics in the month of May. Founded by former Card Dexter Heyman in 2014, Athlete prep Academy will be a place young kids can learn the concepts, techniques and fundamentals that great Football players learn. Here is the press release:

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DeVante Parker’s Final Ranks in the UofL Record Books

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

We have just seen a college career come to an end that we won’t soon forget. There are surely going to be some good wide receivers come in and play for UofL over the next several years. And the best ones will undoubtedly be compared to DeVante Parker. He has set a bar that will be nearly impossible to reach. The combination of his talent along with him being a hometown kid just make him one of the biggest fan favorites to ever come through the UofL football program.

Although he missed the first 7 games of his senior season, Parker still climbed to (or near) the top of many different categories in the UofL history books. So there will always be that “what if” factor with Parker’s numbers, especially because 6 of those first 7 games were said to be the “easier” part of the 2014 schedule. No telling what kind of numbers he would have put up against teams like Murray State, Syracuse, and Miami (again).

Here are where his final numbers rank in some of the wide receiver categories in UofL history…

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Updating the Wide Receiver Record Book With DeVante Parker: 11/30/14

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Everytime I update this post, I can’t help but to think “what if?” DeVante missed the first 7 games this season but has still managed to climb up the charts on these records. It has been nothing but a treat to be able to watch Parker these last 4 years. We have 1 last game to enjoy him in a Louisville uniform.

Parker did whatever he wanted on Saturday against Kentucky, catching 6 passes for 180 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Career Receptions

1. 299   Arnold Jackson, 1997-00

2. 217   Ibn Green, 1996-99

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Updating the UofL Record Books with DeVante Parker: 11/24/14

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

As we enter the final week of the regular season, here is where DeVante Parker ranks in some of the receiving categories in UofL history. We are only left to wonder “what if” when it comes to these records and Parker, as he missed the first 7 games this season with his foot injury.

Career Receptions

1. 299   Arnold Jackson, 1997-00

2. 217   Ibn Green, 1996-99

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Updating the UofL Record Books with DeVante Parker

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Back in July, I posted some of the all-time receiving records at UofL and showed where DeVante Parker ranked in those categories. Obviously, there wasn’t any need to update them during the season since he missed the first 6 games. But now since he is back, and back with a vengeance, I figured it would be ok to update the stats now. So here is where DeVante ranks among the all-time UofL greats. Keep in mind, he still has 3 games to play.

Career Receptions

1. 299   Arnold Jackson, 1997-00

2. 217   Ibn Green, 1996-99

3. 187   J.R. Russell, 2001-04

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Will Devante Reach Milestones?

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I was talking to a buddy of mine earlier about Louisville football. I use to play, he used to play. We were talking about a conversation we had before the season when were talking about Devante Parker beating Ibn Greens Career TD record of 33. I said he would and my friend joked, not if he gets hurt. The day I found out that DP got hurt I called up said friend and cursed him out. Well, not cursed but I talked very loud. Calm down a little, I know he wasn’t to blame. Maybe a little. I digress. We were all sure Devante would break records and I still believe he will. I was talking to another friend tonight who brought up a great point.  Devante has the opportunity to reach 1000 yards receiving this year despite missing 7 games. 7 GAMES! He currently has 17 catches for 346 yards or an average of 173 a game. He needs 654 yards or an average of 163.5 yards per game. It sounds outlandish but if anyone can do it, its Devante AKA Spiderman. So my first question, will Devante Parker break Ibn Greens career TD record of 33? Devante has 28:

 

 

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I’m interested in seeing what you guys think. Feel free to comment if you want to elaborate. whether he breaks these records or not he will still be one of the most revered Wide Receivers we have ever had. Good luck to the guys Saturday #BeatBostonCollege

 

Go Cards!

 

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Taking a look at DeVante Parker and the UofL Receiving Record Books

Photo: James Crisp, AP

Photo: James Crisp, AP

It’s only July, but with the Cards officially in the ACC now, that opening football game against Miami on September 1 feels like it’s right around the corner. Because of that, it seemed like a good time to update you on the wide receiver record books at UofL. Senior DeVante Parker has a chance to put his name at or near the top of a lot of lists for the Cards this season. These are only the career lists, but of course he can make his way onto season-leading lists as the season goes on. Let’s see where he stands right now entering the 2014 season.

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CSZ Countdown to Kickoff: 6 Days!

The Countdown to Kickoff is down to 6 days! That’s right, we are under a week away from the Cards and Cats game in PJCS! Here is former UofL Tight End Ibn Green!  

Ibn Green: 1996-1999

Career Stats: 44 games played, 217 receptions, 2,830 yards (13.0 Avg), 33 TD, 64.3 yards per game, long of 63 yards

Awards: 1st team All-American (AFCA 1999), 2nd team All-American (FB News, Sporting News; 1998 & 1999), 3rd team All-American (AP 1998), Played in 1999 Senior Bowl, Played in 1999 East-West Bowl

Here is a Cardinal Rewind interview that Ibn did with us several months ago. Go Cards!

https://cardinalsportszone.com/2012/01/24/cardinal-rewind-ibn-green/

CSZ Countdown to Kickoff: 10 days!

The Countdown to Kickoff is now at 10 days! Here is former UofL Wide Receiver Arnold Jackson!

Arnold Jackson: (1996-2000)

Career Stats: 44 games played, 300 receptions, 3,670 yards (12.2 avg), 31 TDs, Long of 86 yards

Jackson holds the record at UofL for most receiving yards with his 3,670 yards. The next closest is Harry Douglas, and he isn’t that close with 2,924 yards! Arnold Jackson was an explosive player, and also a great punt returner. Anytime he touched the ball, there was excitement because the fans knew a TD was very possible!

He also holds the UofL record for most receptions with 300. The next closest is Ibn Green with 217!