Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium set an attendance record with 55,632 people watching Louisville defeat 2nd ranked Florida State on Saturday September 17th. Even though it was the largest crowd ever, there was one person not in attendance. 7-year old Bryson Betts is a huge Cardinal fan but wasn’t able to witness history because he was resting in his hospital bed after approximately 8 hours of brain surgery. Read the rest of this entry
Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier Journal is reporting that Damion Lee has signed a training camp deal with the Boston Celtics.
Sports illustrated released it’s breakout Sophomore list for the upcoming college basketball season. Even though Luke Winn called Louisville “Sophomore Breakout U” there is only one Cardinal on this list of five breakout players. Luke explains that there is a reason why some players didn’t make the list. The Breakout Sophomore Formula—now in its eighth season on SI.com!—identifies scoring potential in players who didn’t put up significant points as freshmen, yet had promising advanced-statistical profiles. The formula strives to avoid too-obvious selections, and therefore its 2016–17 picks are restricted to players that averaged single-digit points last season and played not much more than 20 minutes per game. Check out the full article below to see who made the list. Read the rest of this entry
I know it’s almost football season but I’ll just leave this little article right here for you to enjoy. Who says the Cards can’t get NBA caliber players? Read the rest of this entry
Rick Pitino came on ESPN 93.9 The Ville and talked about this years basketball team. He said “We’ve pressed a lot in the past but this team is very long, very athletic. I’m very bullish on this basketball team.” I absolutely love those words. I’m guessing you do to. Here is the article,
Billy Donovan will not replace Rick Pitino when he retires from coaching basketball at The University of Louisville. Donovan will likely never coach in the college ranks again. Donovan, in his first year as the Oklahoma City Thunder head coach, has taken his team to within 1 game of the NBA finals. If the Thunder can win 1 of the next 3 games against the Warriors, then he will have reached a level of success that will more than likely assure him to always be an NBA coach. Read the rest of this entry
On Wednesday, May 25th, Louisville Center Chinanu Onuaku will have to decide if he will remain in this years NBA draft or if he will return to Louisville for his junior season. Everyone has an opinion on his future and I am no different. When I stared as a contributor for Cardinal Sports Zone I said I would always keep it real. I intend to keep it real as I give you my opinion of Onuaku’s future. It’s hard as a fan to remove our selfish desires and look at the whole picture but I intend to do my best. Read the rest of this entry
This scandal has taken a toll on all of us, especially Rick Pitino. He has been through so much more than the average NCAA Division 1 basketball coach. I believe it’s starting to show. I worry about his health. After he came out an said he would be back next year, most of us started wondering how much longer he would stick around and who would replace him when he left. I have heard from a very reliable source that this whole situation is
In 2001 I heard rumors that Rick Pitino would likely be the coach to replace Denny Crum. Ironically, it was said that Pitino was choosing between Michigan and Louisville. It was also said that ultimately he chose Louisville because Michigan was a football school and he didn’t want to play second fiddle to any other sport. Of course all of these ” somebody said” things were all rumors but I believed all of them. I judged Rick right off the bat. I know that’s not fair but I fell victim to the media perception of his larger than life ego and his all about me attitude.
This is a very different and unusual March Madness for all of us in the Cardinal family. We have grown accustomed to winning conference tournaments, NCAA tournament games, Final Fours and even an NCAA championship. With all that success we have made the target on our back bigger and bigger. The more you win, the more people outside of your family want to see you fail. They build you up just to tear you down. It’s just a natural reaction. Now that we are not competing in post season play and awaiting NCAA notice of allegations, people are looking for anything and everything to pile on. Everyone wants to be the person to break the story that puts the nail in our coffin. I blame social media for that. I want to take this time to remind you that over the next month or so we will be hearing all kinds of stories, reports and rumors of things that are not true or have no bearing on our current situation. We will see tweets, Facebook posts, memes, quotes taken out of context and unfounded articles that make fun of us, ridicule us or just try to make us angry. We must ignore and endure. I also want to take this time to remind you of the old saying “the night is darkest just before dawn.”
Trez had another highlight reel dunk last night against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Here it is……
Here is a video of my favorite Trez dunks as a Cardinal. It was put together a year ago before the NBA draft. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
I am a happily married man. My wife and I are a team. We go through good times and times that are not so good . No matter what life throws at us, we take comfort in knowing that we are there for each other. We always have each others back. One of the most important aspects of our relationship is knowing that we have the others support even when we are wrong. We will defend each other publicly until the end of time. The beauty of it is that we can talk about it later, in private, and tell the other where and why they were wrong and nobody gets upset. Support is a key value and it’s what keeps my wife and I strong as a team.
Card family, I have publicly defended you for as long as I can remember and I will continue to do so but now is the time we have that talk where I tell you where you were wrong. We don’t have this talk to belittle each other but rather to help us become stronger. We as a fan base should always be looking for a way to better ourselves to be the best we can be. That is why I need to ask you, why are you leaving games early?
On Saturday, March 5th, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Louisville men’s basketball season will come to a premature end. A self-imposed post season ban was issued by President Ramsey and athletic director Jurich due to findings from an internal investigation of possible NCAA violations. Although the NCAA has not concluded their investigation, the University acted upon their own findings in attempt to lessen future penalties that could be handed down from the NCAA.
In a press conference held on Friday, February 5th, one month prior to the last regular season game, the announcement of the postseason ban was made public. In that press conference, coach Pitino addressed the fans, asking everyone to rally around this team and show them as much love as possible because they were absolutely heartbroken. Pitino specifically mentioned Damion Lee and Trey Lewis.
Inspired by the throwback uniforms and the 1986 championship team being in the house, the Cards pulled off a 71 – 64 victory over Duke keeping their hopes for an ACC championship alive. Here are the highlights….
Here is today’s podcast of the Cardinal Sports Zone show on 93.9FM. Today’s guests: Marques Maybin & Pete Nochta. Thanks for listening and Go Cards!
Card Nation: Get out to the KFC Yum! Center TODAY, Sunday, February 7th at 2PM to cheer on your 13th ranked Louisville Women’s basketball team.
Tickets are $3 with your Kroger card or with a ticket stub from the men’s Boston College game.
Here are some videos from after the game from Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, and Isaiah Hicks. Louisville defeated North Carolina 71-65.
That was fun.