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Updates From The Katina Powell & Andre McGee Criminal Case

NCAA Sweet 16: Arizona Wildcats v Louisville Cardinals

Katina Powell, the center of the Louisville basketball recruiting sex scandal, and her accomplice as well as former Louisville player and staff member Andre McGee were brought before a grand jury today to begin the hearing on the criminal case against them. Special thanks to our good friend Jason Riley over at WDRB for providing us with updates as the hearing proceeded.

 

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Deng Adel To Return To Louisville

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After declaring for the NBA Draft without signing an agent, Junior forward Deng Adel has decided to withdraw his name from the draft, and return to Louisville.

Cards Still Projected Preseason Top 10 Despite Loss Of Mitchell And Johnson

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CBS sports has updated their preseason 25 to reflect the changes in rosters for those schools who have underclassmen that have entered the NBA draft and hired an agent. The rankings will change again once the deadline to return to school has passed and 2017-18 rosters become more definite.

For now, the Cards find themselves still in the top 10. The possible addition of one more player to this year’s class or the possible departure of Deng Adel could have an impact on the final preseason poll.

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Wassef Methnani To Visit Louisville

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Following Donovan Mitchell’s NBA Draft announcement, thus freeing up a scholarship, the Louisville basketball program will be hosting Class of 2017 SF/PF Wassef Methnani out of Knox School, a prep school in New York. He will be pay the University of Louisville a visit this upcoming Tuesday, and is also considering Fairfield and Canisius. If he chooses to enroll at UofL, he will be immediately eligible to play. He is listed as 6’8″, 216 lbs, and specializes as a wing.

The Overreaction Of Louisville Twitter

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It sucks…….we know.  You know, I know, CardNation knows.

While we all wished Donovan Mitchell luck and will cheer like hell when his name is called next month in the NBA draft, part of us now only have to wonder what could have been had he returned. But he isn’t and all we have is great memories and insane one handed dunk highlights.

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Jay Henderson To Transfer

 

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Another week, another transfer.   Following in the footsteps of Tyler Sharpe and Matz Stockman we now learn that walk-on Jay Henderson also intends to transfer from the Louisville Men’s basketball team.   Henderson originally came to Louisville after transferring from St. John’s.

Jay saw the floor sparingly only playing 2.1 minutes per game. However, he was constantly cheering on his teammates and still holds the title for the most glorious head of hair on the team.  We here at CSZ wish him the best wherever he lands.  Always a Card!

Tyler Sharpe Will Transfer

Freshman walk-on and former Bullitt East star Tyler Sharpe intends to transfer. He appeared in only 7 games this season scoring only 2 points.

With a loaded class coming that features Darius Perry and Jordan Nwora and the addition of Dwayne Sutton it would seem Sharpe would find playing time to be scarce next season. We here at CSZ wish Tyler the best wherever he lands. Always a Card!!

 

Louisville Basketball 2017-18 Non-Conference Schedule Announced

 

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Louisville announced it’s 2017-18 non-conference schedule today. The noticeable addition is Seton Hall coached by former Louisville assistant, Kevin Willard Read the rest of this entry

UCONN Transfer Picks Louisville

EnochSteven Enoch has confirmed reports that he will transfer to Louisville to continue his playing career.  At 6’11 Enoch will be counted on to help at the 4 or 5 spot for the Cards.  He will be forced to sit under NCAA rules next season but will then have two years of eligibility remaining.

A former 4 star prospect out of high school, Enoch averaged 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds with the Huskies last season. He typically saw 12 minutes of play per game.  We here at Cardinal Sports Zone welcome Steven to the Ville!!!!

 

Ky Derby Festival Night of Future Stars Photo Gallery

Our guy Jeff Nunn was out last night & took some photos for the site at the night of the future stars!

The Way Too Early 2017-18 Basketball Rankings And Title Odds

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The college basketball season is officially over. Is it too early to talk about next season? Absolutely not. It appears many national publications and pundits agree as they are starting to release their early predictions for the ’17-’18 season. I think you are going to like what most of them are saying. Here is a few of them….. Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense: Wrapping Up The Basketball Season

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The season is over and this the time when I am usually Mr. positive. This is the time when I would remind you that football practice has started and our team is led by the reigning Heisman trophy winner. This is the time I would also remind you that our baseball team is ranked #1 in the nation. This is also the time where I would point out that the swim and dive team just crowned another national champion for the sixth year in a row. I would also point out that the basketball team has some great recruits coming in and the team will probably be pre-season ranked in the top 3. Even though this is the time for me to be positive and lift you up, I just can’t do it. Not yet. I’m still hurting. I’m disappointed. I’m sad. I’m wounded. I need a hug.  Read the rest of this entry

Remember That One Time When Louisville Played Michigan…

WBB: Louisville Earns A Four Seed & Home Court Advantage

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The field is set and your Louisville Women grabbed a four seed in the OKC Region.

As a four seed, the Cardinals earned home court advantage for the first and second rounds. Louisville will face 13-seed Chattanooga on Saturday at 1:30PM.

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Full women’s bracket:

Louisville Has 8th Best Odds To Win Title

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According to Las Vegas oddsmaker Jeff Sherman, the Louisville Cardinals have the eighth best odds to win the NCAA National Championship at 12/1. The Cards take on Jacksonville State this Friday in Indianapolis, with a time TBD.

Nunnsense: March Mangok Is The Key To A Deep Tournament Run For Cards

Mangok Mathiang, David Onuorah

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Mangok Mathiang is the only player on this years team that was on the 2013 championship team roster. Although he didn’t play he gained a wealth of experience. Mangok was ruled ineligible that year due to a delay in getting his high school transcript. Even though he was  ineligible for the 2012-13 season, he was allowed to train and practice with the team. Practicing against Gourgi Dieng on a daily basis could only help develop the 6’10” Mathiang. Read the rest of this entry

2017 ACC Tournament Bracket

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The bracket is set. Louisville is the 4 seed and will play at 2pm on Thursday against either Duke, NC State or Clemson.

 

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Preview: CARDS Set To Face No. 17/18 NC State

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Conway, S.C. – The No. 14/13 Louisville Cardinals are set to face the No. 17/18 NC State Wolfpack in the ACC Quarterfinals.

The Cardinals and the Wolfpack met on February 2nd at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville entered the game without Myisha Hines-Allen, a huge loss for the Cardinals. The absence of Hines-Allen was evident. NC State nearly edged Louisville on the glass, 42-40. The Cardinals were led on the glass by Cortnee Walton, who pulled down 12 boards.

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Hello Brooklyn

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It has been forever since I last posted to this site. Work has kept me pretty busy, and there was a computer change, and more work, and …no one cares.  Anyway, this will be a short and sweet post just to get the juices flowing again as time begins to slow back down.

This is by no means an ACC Tournament preview.  There are still games to be played and seeding to be established.  It is simply a cautionary tale. A small piece of my opinion. A quick check in on what to look forward to and how to manage expectations.

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Rick Pitino Named Semifinalist For Naismith Coach Of The Year

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It seems like an annual event but Rick Pitino was named as a semifinalist for the Naismith coach of the year. Pitino is one of 10 semifinalist. Per gocards.com, The list will be narrowed to four finalists on March 16. After the finalists are chosen, fans will have an opportunity to participate in overall voting process. From 10 a.m. ET on March 20 through 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31 fans can cast their ballot at naismithtrophy.com/vote. One vote per person, per category, per day is permitted. The fan vote will account for 5% of the total vote.

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