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Teddy Sees Himself Starting For The Vikings This Fall

Teddy Bridgewater

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Just over 24 hours ago, the Vikings were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs. Now, the fight for the starting quarterback position has begun, and Teddy is letting everyone know where he stands. He fully believes he will be the starter for the Vikings this fall, despite the fact he is an unrestricted free-agent and the Vikings did not pick up his 5th year option. We here at CSZ surely hope he is right!

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ACC Men’s Basketball Coaches Teleconference

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Yesterday, all the head coaches of the men’s basketball teams of the ACC partook in a teleconference. You can hear what everyone had to say below thanks to our friends at the ACC Digital Network.

If you only have time to catch what David Padgett says, he comes on about the 1:22 mark.

UofL VS Boston College Condensed Game

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Need something to do on your lunch break today? Or just something to get you through this Tuesday? Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together the full, condensed UofL VS Boston College game for your viewing pleasure.

Lamar Jackson Gives Back

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We are not worthy of Lamar Jackson. Truly. After signing autographs the last few weekends at local Planet Fitness’s, he donated part of his profit back to the organization behind it all.

Keep at it 8, you make us all proud!

Special Events Coming For The UofL Men’s Basketball Team

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Will Padgett wear a white suit?

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Special Events Scheduled for Upcoming UofL Men’s Basketball Games

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Honoring two past University of Louisville accomplished teams on their anniversaries and two “color” events are among upcoming special events at three of the remaining six UofL men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of UofL’s 1948 NAIB National Championship and the 35th anniversary of UofL’s 1982-83 NCAA Final Four team.  The Cardinals will honor both great teams by wearing adidas throwback uniforms with features similar to the 1983 team when UofL plays Syracuse on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

 UofL captured the 1948 NAIB National Championship in its early years in the national organization which was the forerunner to what is now the NAIA.  Bernard “Peck” Hickman’s Louisville team beat a John Wooden coached Indiana State team 82-70 in the title game played in Kansas City.  The Cardinals posted a 29-6 record that season and were led by junior center Jack Coleman (12.1 ppg), who scored 1,114 points in his three seasons at UofL.  Louisville is the only school in the nation to have won national championships in the NCAA, NIT and NAIB (now NAIA).

The Cardinals’ 1982-83 NCAA Final Four team posted a 32-4 record, won the Metro Conference title with a perfect 12-0 mark, and won its last 16 straight games before falling to Houston in the NCAA national semifinals. Guided by Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum, the team featured four future 1,000-point career scorers in guard Milt Wagner, the team’s leading scorer (14.4 ppg) and the Cards’ No. 6 all-time scorer (1,836 pts.); guard Lancaster Gordon, who is No. 15 among career scorers at UofL (1,614 pts.) and is fourth in career steals (192); center Charles Jones (1,124 career points), who is third in career blocked shots at UofL (208); and Rodney McCray, one of only five Cardinals with both 1,000 career points (1,247) and rebounds (1,029), who earned Metro Conference Player of the Year honors in 1983.

UofL will play its final home game in February with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 17.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 8 p.m. game.  Louisville has won seven of its previous 11 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.

The annual “Wear Red for the Seniors” game is set for March 1 at 8 p.m. when the Cardinals face Virginia in the final home game of the season.  Cardinal fans are encouraged to wear red attire for that Senior Day event.  Louisville has won 15 of its last 16 Senior Day games, including last year’s 71-64 victory over No. 19 Notre Dame as Donovan Mitchell led the Cardinals with 20 points.

This information may be found at this link:  http://uofl.me/2Bn9SuA

Big Weekend Win For Louisville XC & Track And Field

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Congratulations to all!

Press release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department:

SOUTH BEND, IND. – The University of Louisville track and field teams finished with five wins, including four on the women’s side to propel the Cardinal women to a first place finish.  The men had recorded a win in the long jump to finish fourth on the day.  Overall, the Cardinals finished with 17 top three finishes on Saturday afternoon.

“We were able to get a lot accomplished today,” said head coach Dale Cowper.  “I was particularly pleased with the way our women’s squad came out and competed across all event areas.  It was exciting to see some of our freshman begin to step forward.  Brooke RaglinGabriela Leon, and Dorcas Wasike were each able to pick up their first of many collegiate victories today.”

Raglin and Wasike led the Cardinal women on the track while Emmonnie Henderson and Leon led the women in the field events.  Raglin won the 60 meter prelim with a time of 7.59 before coming back and winning the finals with a season best time of 7.51.  Wasike won the 3,000 meter run with a time of 9:43.82.

Henderson won her second straight shot put event.  She won with a season best throw of 16.78m/55’3/4″.  Leon won the pole vault, clearing a season best of  3.97m/13’1/4″ for the win.

“Freshman Donald McClinton stood out today for the men’s squad with a huge win in the long jump and then a runner-up finish in the 60 meter dash,” said Cowper.   “Our men’s group has showed promise on the track and in the field events at different times this season.  As we progress, we need to see all event areas clicking at the same competition.”

McClinton won the long jump with a collegiate best mark of 7.52m/24’81/4″.  The freshman also recorded a second place finish in the 60 meter dash with a season best time of 6.83.

Other highlights on the day were second place finishes in the weight throw from Henderson with a throw of 19.50m/ 63′ 11¾”.  Alexis Gibbons finished second in the long jump with a season best mark of 6.08m/19’111/2″.  On the men’s side, the 4×400 meter relay team of Carlos ColemanJosh HallJoe Delgado, and Langston Love finished second with a time of 3:15.36. Marcus Jegede finished second in the long jump with a career best mark of 7.41m/24′ 33/4″.  Christian Buckley finished second in the shot put with a season best throw of 16.64m/57′ 71/4″.

The Cardinals had six athletes with third place finishes.  Devin Valentine finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 14.56m/47’91/4″.  Spencer Harris finished third in the weight throw with a season best toss of 16.75m/ 54′ 11½”.

On the women’s side, Morgan Zacharias and Jade Hawkins finished third in the pole vault with season best marks of 3.82m/12’61/4″.  Freshman Makenli Forrest finished third in the weight throw with a career best mark of 18.86m/ 61′ 10½” while Veronika Karpenko finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 11.77m/38’71/2″.

Louisville will be back in action on Jan. 27, at the Illini Classic in Champaign, Ill.

Notre Dame Invitational
Jan. 20, 2018 | Loftus Sports Center

Men’s 60m (Prelim)
6. Donald McClinton, Jr., 6.89
9. Daniel Bien-Aime, 7.02
13. Dominic McClinton, 7.13
16. Dwayne Depp II, 7.39
17. Anthony Crandon, 7.48

Men’s 60m (Final)
2. Donald McClinton, Jr., 6.83

Men’s 200m
4. Donald McClinton, Jr., 22.01
7. Carlos Coleman, 22.18
10. Daniel Bien-Aime, 22.40

Men’s 400m
11. Josh Hall, 49.98
13. Langston Love, 50.47
15. Anthony Crandon, 51.47

Men’s Mile
8. Ben Ewert, 4:19.04

Men’s 3,000m
16. Emmanuel Cheboson, 8:38.04
19. Albert Kosgei, 8:45.82
22. Cameron Stephens, 8:49.46
24. Jonathan Reynolds, 8:54.79

Men’s 4x400m Relay
2. Louisville A (Coleman, Hall, Delgado, Love), 3:15.36
6. Louisville B (Crandon, Fox, Dom. McClinton, Weaver), 3:28.59

Men’s Long Jump
1. Donald McClinton, Jr., 7.52m/24’81/4″
2. Marcus Jegede, 7.41m/24’33/4″
6. Joe Delgado, 7.02m/23’1/2″
7. Oliver Newport, 6.84m/22’51/4″
9. Chris Woody, 6.62m/21’83/4″
11. Dominic McClinton, 6.49m/21’31/2″
13. Eric Fox, 6.32m/20’9″

Men’s Triple Jump
3. Devin Valentine, 14.56m/47’91/4″
4. Kaleb Rowe, 14.44m/47’41/2″
6. Chris Woody, 13.71m/44’113/4″

Men’s Pole Vault
4. Eric Fox, 4.93m/16’2″
9. Joe Delgado, 4.48m/14’81/4″
10. Lucas Weaver, 4.48m/14’81/4″

Men’s Shot Put
2. Christian Buckley, 16.64m/57’71/4″

Men’s Weight Throw
3. Spencer Harris, 16.75m/ 54′ 11½”
4. Mitchell Kessler, 16.54m/ 54′ 3¼”

Women’s 60m (Prelim)
1. Brooke Raglin, 7.59
7. Sharnae Alston, 7.70
14. Jo Bond, 7.86
16. Angel Amadi, 7.88

Women’s 60m (Final)
1. Brooke Raglin, 7.51
6. Sharnae Alston, 7.64

Women’s 60m Hurdles (Prelim)
8. Holly Hankenson, 8.67
11. Sydney Hill, 8.87
13. Kelsey Heyward, 8.88
18. Linda Mutter, 9.76

Women’s 60m Hurdles (Final)
6. Holly Hankenson, 8.60

Women’s 200m
5. Brooke Raglin, 24.82
10. Holly Hankenson, 25.15
14. Alexis Gibbons, 25.32
18. Sharnae Alston, 25.41
27. Jo Bond, 26.21
28. Angel Amadi, 26.31
29. Sydney Hill, 26.87

Women’s 400m
9. Kelsey Heyward, 58.34

Women’s 800m
6. Mia Ross, 2:15.97
13. Aurilla Wilson, 2:20.94
16. Bailey Davis, 2:23.23

Women’s 1-Mile
6. Mia Ross, 4:57.27
8. Bailey Davis, 4:59.50
12. Aurilla Wilson, 5:05.86

Women’s 3,000m
1. Dorcas Wasike, 9:43.82

Women’s High Jump
4. Alivia Ash, 1.66m/5’51/4″
10. Linda Mutter, 1.56m/5’11/4″

Women’s Long Jump
2. Alexis Gibbons, 6.08m/19’111/2″
8. Gabriela Leon, 5.59m/18’41/4″
10. Renate van Tonder, 5.53m/18’13/4″
11. Veronika Karpenko, 5.47m/17’111/2″
13. Linda Mutter, 5.30m/17’43/4″

Women’s Triple Jump
3. Veronika Karpenko, 11.77m/38’71/2″
4. Renate Van Tonder, 11.65m/38’23/4″

Women’s Pole Vault
1. Gabriela Leon, 3.97m/13’1/4″
3. Morgan Zacharias, 3.82m/12’61/4″
3. Jade Hawkins, 3.82m/12’61/4″

Women’s Shot Put
1. Emmonnie Henderson, 16.78m/55’3/4″
5. Victoria Farley, 14.35m/47’1″
12. Megan Brooks, 13.03m/42’9″
15. Makenli Forrest, 12.42m/40’9″
17. Holly Hankenson, 12.15m/39’101/2″

Women’s Weight Throw
2. Emmonnie Henderson, 19.50m/ 63′ 11¾”
3. Makenli Forrest, 18.86m/ 61′ 10½
5. Carsen Cassell, 18.24m/ 59′ 10¼”

Louisville vs Boston College: Cards Push Win Streak to 4

Despite nearly entirely losing an 18-point lead late in the game, Louisville was able to close out Boston College 77-69 (I predicted 78-69 FYI).

Louisville was in a tight game for the entire first half and took control throughout second half. The Cards led by as many as 18, but allowed a tenacious comeback late in the game when Boston College cut the lead all the way down to 2. Louisville hit their free throws and iced the game, the drama was just for the fan experience (better to think of it that way).Louisville was led by Deng Adel with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Adel struggled the entire first half, but took over the game in the 2nd. VJ King had 15 points and was an impressive 8-8 from the free throw line. Jordan Nwora kept the Cards in the game in the first half with his scoring and finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds off the bench. Malik Williams also added 10 points and 5 rebounds. All things considered, the blown lead doesn’t mean anything since the Cards got the win. Louisville extended their win streak to 4 and continued their hot start in the ACC. Up next, Louisville travels to Miami for a Wednesday night game at 8pm on ESPN2. Go Cards!

Louisville vs Boston College: Pregame Breakdown

Today at noon in the KFC! Yum Center, the Louisville Cardinals will try to continue their winning ways against Boston College. Louisville is currently a 10-point favorite and the game can be seen on the ACC Network.

Don’t let the spread fool you, Boston College has only been an easy win for UNC. BC beat FSU and Duke, and they took Virginia and Clemson down to the wire on the road. They’re led by Sophomore guard Ky Bowman, who averages 16.4 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists per game. Simply put, the guy does it all and slowing him down or forcing him into contested shots will be vitally important for a Cardinal win.

BC is coming off a big win against FSU, so they’re confidence will be high; however, Louisville is seemingly hitting their stride and finding ways to win. Louisville will continue its win streak in a sloppy but hard-fought game.

Louisville 78 – Boston College 69

Go Cards!

UofL Baseball Ranked 15 In D1 Preseason Top 25

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What are you waiting for? Go get your tickets!

Press release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team received its third 2018 preseason ranking on Tuesday as the Cardinals were tabbed at No. 15 in the D1Baseball Top 25.

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Dates To Remember For UofL Baseball

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Photo Courtesy of WDRB

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

With the 2018 college baseball season on the horizon (29 days away for those of you who aren’t following the @UofLBaseball countdown on Twitter), listed below are some dates to remember for 14th-ranked Louisville. I’ll send more information on these as the dates approach, but I wanted to give you a heads up now in order to assist in planning your coverage of the Cardinals. We appreciate everything each of you do for our program and we look forward to another entertaining season at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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UofL Football Agrees To Series With USF

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The University of Louisville announced today that they have agreed to a three game series with the University of South Florida. The Bulls will be coming to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in 2022 and 2026, and the Cardinals will visit the bulls in 2024.

Louisville at Notre Dame: Pregame Breakdown

Tonight, the Louisville Cardinals take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in South Bend at 7pm on ESPN2.

Louisville has a tough task ahead of them. The Cardinals are looking to extend their win streak on the road against a Notre Dame team needing to snap a losing streak. Add in the fact that Matt Farrell is expected to play despite an ankle injury and Louisville will have their hands full. However, the Irish will be with their star player, Bonzie Colson due to breaking a bone in his foot in practice.

Winning in South Bend has been something that even the best Cardinal teams couldn’t do. The 2013 team suffered their last loss of the season up there. It’s always a crazy environment and Notre Dame defends their homecourt well. This team actually lost their last home game against UNC, which puts more pressure on the Irish tonight.

Louisville has been playing its best basketball of the season lately. Notre Dame has fought well against good teams despite the absence of Bonzie Colson, but winning without him has proven to be difficult. This one stays tight throughout, Rex Pfleuger continues to annoy Louisville fans and Matt Farrell does Matt Farrell against Louisville things, but it won’t be enough. Louisville seals the game late behind another big performance from Deng Adel.

Louisville 74 – Notre Dame 70.

Go Cards!

ACC Football Schedule Released

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The ACC released the 2018 football schedule today! Louisville will be starting off the year on another neutral site, against Alabama in Orlando. They will be hosting, Indiana State, WKU, Florida State, Georgia Tech (on a Friday game), Wake Forest, North Carolina State and ending the home schedule with Kentucky. They will be visiting Virginia, Boston College, Clemson and Syracuse.

What game are you most looking forward to on the schedule?

Louisville at Notre Dame: Cards Win In South Bend

It took 2 overtimes, the game was ugly and some classic Notre Dame magic occurred, but Louisville earned their first win in South Bend since 1994. Louisville outlasted the Irish through a full 50 minutes of play to win with a final score of 82-78.

Louisville was led tonight by Ray Spalding’s double-double consisting of 23 points (career high) and 12 rebounds. Quentin Snider had an impressive game and showed up when it mattered most. The senior finished with 22 points and 7 assists. Deng Adel also had a quiet but important 14 points.

This game was huge for Louisville to win. Not only was it a tough road contest, but the fact the Cards continually got hit in the mouth and responded every time speaks volumes to how far this team has come. A few weeks ago very few people believed in this team and now they’ve done something UofL hasn’t been able to do since 1994.

4-1 in the ACC feels great. The way this team has responded since the UK game has been nothing short of incredible. Hopefully those with tickets will actually start going because this team has more than earned total fan support (as if they had to), so start going to the games.

Up next: Louisville hosts Boston College on Sunday at noon.

Go Cards!

Myisha Hines-Allen Named Citizen Naismith Player Of The Week

Another day, another honor for Louisville Basketball.

After a dropping a career-high 31-points, to go along with 12 rebounds, against Notre Dame, Myisha Hines-Allen has been named the Citizen Naismith Player of the Week.

The senior forward is nearly averaging a double-double on 14.3-points and 9.8 rebounds.

More Jackson Autograph Signings Announced

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Planet Fitness has announced that Lamar Jackson will be back for three more autograph signings this weekend. Saturday (1/20) Jackson will be at the Valley Station location from 10-noon. That same day, he will be at the Elizabethtown location from 5-7 pm. On Sunday, (1/21), he will be at the Hurstbourne pkwy location from 1-3 pm.

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Asia Durr Named USBWA Player Of The Week

Asia Durr keeps racking up the honors.

Just one day after being named ACC Player of the Week and espnW Player of the Week, Durr has now been named the USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s National Player of the Week.

The junior guard is pacing the Cardinals with 21.1 points per game. In her last outing, Durr racked up 36-points against then No. 2 Notre Dame.

Asia Durr Earns Multiple Player Of The Week Honors

Louisville junior guard, Asia Durr, is having a fantastic season.

For the second time this season, Durr is the espnW Player of the Week. She also earned the honors of ACC Player of the Week.

Durr is leading the Cardinals with 21.8 points per game. She’s also scored more than 30-points in four of Louisville’s matches this season.

She’s not just having 30+ point games against subpar competition. No, she is dropping 36+ on teams that were ranked in the top five at the time Louisville played them.

In her latest performance, Durr connected on eight three-pointers, collecting 36-points.

UofL Football Has Big Names Returning

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While Lamar Jackson will not be wearing a UofL jersey in the fall, that does not mean all hope is lost. UofL football still has some key players returning for the 2018-2019 season, and Bobby Petrino is really excited about how the team is already shaping up.

Myisha Hines-Allen Named College Sports Madness Player Of The Week

After dropping 31-points and pulling down 12 rebounds against Notre Dame, Louisville senior forward, Myisha Hines-Allen has been named College Sports Madness Player of the Week.

Hines-Allen is averaging 14.3 points per game and leads the ACC in rebounding with 9.8 per game.