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NCAA Reprimands Coach Jeff Walz

Today in laughable NCAA news: The NCAA has reprimanded Louisville head coach Jeff Walz.

According to the release, Coach Walz directed, “inappropriate and profane language,” toward committee members and NCAA staff seated at the scorers table during the loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four.

The NCAA has, “publicly reprimanded,” Coach Walz and issued a few laughable penalties. Coach Walz is suspended for the first NCAA post season game and his Final Four per diem allowance will be withheld.

 

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100 Years Of UofL Football

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football program has enjoyed a long history and will celebrate its 100th season in 2018.

Thursday is just the start of the year-long celebration, which also marks 100 days before the Cardinals open the season against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 in the Camping World Kickoff game in Orlando, Fla. The nationally televised game will kick off at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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UofL Men’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule

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Check out the schedule below and follow the links to get your tickets today!

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s soccer team released its 2018 schedule on Tuesday afternoon and the lineup features six matches against 2017 NCAA Championship qualifiers as well as 10 games at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.

The Cardinals, who advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship for the fifth time in the last eight seasons in 2017, will face another challenging slate for head coach Ken Lolla‘s 13th season. Louisville’s home schedule includes a pair of matches against NCAA qualifiers – Duke on Sept. 9 and Clemson on Oct. 20. Season tickets for the 2018 campaign are on sale now and can be purchased here.

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Donovan Mitchell Rookie Season Highlights (Video)

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Thanks to the Utah Jazz, we can all sit back and watch the awesomeness of  Donovan Mitchell’s rookie season. He was also named to the all-rookie first team in the NBA.

Take a look below!

Lance Thomas Transferring

 

Lance Thomas

We here at Cardinal Sports Zone wish Lance nothing but the best moving forward.

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Forward Lance Thomas, who averaged 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12 games as a freshman at the University of Louisville last season, has been provided his release to transfer to another institution.

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ACC Baseball Tournament Schedule And Seeds Released

 

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Best of luck to the Cardinal 9 in the ACC tournament

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pairings and schedule for the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship were released Sunday morning and No. 5 seeded Louisville will begin its pool-play schedule Wednesday at 11 a.m., ET against No. 9 Wake Forest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

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ACC Releases More Kickoff Times For 2018 Football Season

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UofL will be playing 5 weekend night games this year!! Three of the games will be on Saturdays (including the home opener) and two will be on Fridays.

 

Bennett’s Eight Inning Gem Delivers 5-0 Win for Louisville

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Nick Bennett delivered one of the best performances of his young career, pitching eight shutout innings as #25 Louisville (39-16) cruised to a 5-0 win over Notre Dame (24-27). Read the rest of this entry

Robbie Valentine Stopped In On Middays With Marques Maybin

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Robbie Valentine was on air with Marques Maybin and Steve Rummage for the Tuesday May 15th edition of Middays with Marques Maybin. They discussed everything from Robbie’s upcoming 33rd (!) annual basketball camps to the type of recruits coach Mack has been bringing in. They also discussed the incredible Donovan Mitchell and the impact he has had on the Louisville and Utah communities thus far. Take a listen below!

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Britton’s Walk Off Saves Louisville with 5-4 Win

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In a pinch-hitting role, freshman Zach Britton came off the bench and came up big for #25 Louisville. His walkoff hit to left field in the bottom ninth gave the Cardinals (38-16) a 5-4 win over Notre Dame (24-26) to start their weekend series against the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame jumped ahead in the first inning. An error while trying to put out Matt Vierling resulted in a run scoring for the Fighting Irish, giving them an early 1-0 lead in the inning.

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Jawon Pass Is Ready To Take Charge

 

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Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together a great highlight reel of Puma Pass. Take a look at the new era of UofL football.

2013 Championship Celebration Planned For June

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According to John Lewis with WDRB, cardnation will get their chance to celebrate the 2013 National Championship sometime in June thanks to the Louisville Sports Commission.

**Update**

Venue: 4th Street Live!

Friday June 29, 2018

Doors open at 530pm & runs until 830pm

General admission tickets are $20 per person

Upper & lower level seating tickets are $60 per person (Only 100 available)

 

Time And TV Channel Announced For UofL VS Alabama

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football’s season opener against Alabama in the 2018 Camping World Kickoff Game has been scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET start on ABC, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday morning.

The Cardinals and Crimson Tide are scheduled to face off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 1 – the first time in school history the Cardinals will open the season against the defending national champions.

Louisville and Alabama will meet for the fourth time in program history, with the Crimson Tide holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. The last pairing came on Jan. 1, 1991 with the Cardinals claiming a 34-7 win in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. Alabama defeated the Cardinals in consecutive home games – winning 24-3 in 1976 and 55-6 in 1977.

The Cardinals return 15 starters from last season’s 8-5 team, highlighted by wide receiver Jaylen Smith, who led the Cardinals with 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensive end Jonathan Greenard returns on defense after totaling a team-high 15.5 tackles for loss and equaling the team lead with 7.0 sacks.

Get all the latest information on the team by following @UofLFootball on Twitter and Facebook and @UofLFootball on Instagram.

Jaire Makes It Official With Green Bay

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Jaire has signed his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers. He is only the 7th first rounder to have signed so far. You can also get an inside look at what some of the Packers analysts said about their first impressions of the first round pick.

Congratulations again to Jaire Alexander!

Louisville Athletic Gear Equipment Sale

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Looking to upgrade your summer wardrobe? Here is your chance! Finally we have the return of the truck sale!

This Saturday (May 19th) from 9a-2p at the football parking lot near central avenue you can dig through some gear and find something new!

PRESS RELEASE

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville athletics department is doing a little spring cleaning this weekend, and UofL fans will reap the benefits.

 

The Cardinals are giving fans an opportunity to purchase official merchandise at a Yard Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Bronze Lot, which is located next to Central Ave.

 

Official sideline apparel, practice uniforms, game jerseys, footwear, headwear, other game equipment will be available at discounted prices. Cash and credit cards will be the accepted forms of payment.

 

Tickets On Sale For UofL Vs Alabama Season Opener

 

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tickets for the University of Louisville’s football season opener versus defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., are on sale beginning Monday through the UofL Ticket Office.

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Lamar Jackson Meets With Media After Rookie Minicamp

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Photo courtesy of The Ringer

Lamar Jackson is transitioning into his role as a Baltimore Raven. After his first two days of rookie minicamp, he met with the media, see what all he had to say below!

Preston Brown Meet And Greet

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Want to meet Cardnial Forever and current Cincinnati Bengal, Preston Brown? Here is your chance!

On Saturday May 19th, at Molly Malone’s in the Highlands – support the Preston Brown Foundation for youth education initiatives! Expect great time with sports talk Q&A, autograph signing, free signed 8×10 photo, and 1/2 price appetizer with each advanced ticket!!!

Follow this link to get your tickets NOW : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cincinnati-bengal-uofl-alum-preston-brown-nfl-meet-greet-tickets-45792864691

2013 National Title Banner Gone From KFC Yum! Center Window

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Welp. This sucks.

Louisville Lands Pitt Transfer Yacine Diop

Yacine Diop will transfer from Pitt to Louisville for her final season of eligibility.

Diop was Pitt’s leading scorer and rebounder averaging 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds.

Last season, Diop tied her career high of 26 points against Louisville.

The forward will be immediately eligible.