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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.

Nunnsense | Q&A With Louisville Football Signing Class of 2018 Part 2 – Adonis Boone

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Adonis Boone

The name Adonis Boone, or Dondeezy, is a name that every Cardinal fan will learn very quickly and never forget. A product of nationally recognized Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland high school, Boone originally committed to USF in late July but Louisville made him a priority and went after him hard. He flipped his commitment in September and signed in the early signing period. Boone was rated by most as a 3 star but we all know the coach Petrino cares not for the star ratings. When he sees talent, he goes after it no matter the ratings. In September, Bonne told Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel, “My junior year was my first year starting for Mainland and I’ve gotten better and better and I’ve gained 40 more pounds since the end of the season and I’ve gotten faster and strong too,” Boone said. “At the Nike camp [in March], that was my first time ever doing one-on-ones without pads, so then I was like, ‘OK, I can get use to this,’ so I kept progressing and progressing. I learned a lot about playing tackle from the camps.” So I guess this is the reason everyone says he has tremendous upside.

My take is that he will be great on the field and he will be loved off the field. He is active on social media and seems to be the type that is very fan friendly. I like to say that he will be beloved like Lorenzo Mauldin was and still is. Definitely one to watch.

Be sure to follow him on Twitter – @Ajb1_

  • Jersey #: 74
  • Positions: G, T
  • Height & Weight: 6’5″ 285lbs 
  • 40 Yard Dash: 5
  • Vertical: 35
  • Powerball: 36
  • Bench: 320
  • Clean(LBS): 275

* Stats from Adonis Boone HUDL page Read the rest of this entry

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?

More Jackson Autograph Signings Announced

Lamar Jackson

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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Traveon Samuel Transfers to Troy

Traveon Samuel

As you already know, Louisville wide receiver Traveon Samuel announced that he will be transferring to play his final year elsewhere. We now know that elsewhere will be Troy University. Traveon already graduated so he will be eligible to play this season. We wish him well and I’m sure a lot of Cardnation will keep one eye on Troy just to see how Traveon is doing.

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.

Reggie Bonnafon’s Career Highlights

Reggie Bonnafon

Cardinal forever, and Louisville native, Reggie Bonnafon gave his all to CardNation for four years. No fan will ever forget his epic game at Notre Dame when he took down the Irish (as a true freshman)! Take a look at some of his career highlights below!

Nunnsense | Q&A With Louisville Football Signing Class of 2018 Part 1 – Jordan Travis

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Photo courtesy of Jordan Travis

Louisville picked up another great quarterback when Jordan Travis signed during the early signing period. Travis is rated as the top dual-threat quarterback in Florida by Scout.com. He was named Palm Beach County High School Player of the Year ( Lamar Jackson won the award in 2014). He completed 130-of-213 passes for 2,190 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 905 yards (on 70 carries – an average of 11.8 yards) and 16 more scores in his senior year.  Read the rest of this entry

Lamar Jackson Autograph Signing

Lamar Jackson

One of the greatest players to ever wear the University of Louisville will be back in town this weekend to sign autographs.

According to the Courier Journal, Jackson will sign autographs at the Planet Fitness next to Jefferson Mall (7450 Jefferson Blvd.) on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and at the Planet Fitness in New Albany (3527 Grant Line Road) on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Guests can receive an autograph by showing a Planet Fitness membership or by donating $25 to Blessings in a Backpack on the day of the event.

Lamar Jackson And The Legacy He Leaves Behind

Lamar Jackson

He truly may be, the greatest of all time.

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One of the greatest players in University of Louisville and Atlantic Coast Conference history, junior quarterback Lamar Jackson has decided to forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

In just three seasons, Jackson put his imprint on the Louisville program, becoming the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner, attaining numerous player of the year awards, and rewriting the school and conference record books.

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Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson

This past college football season, T.J. Barr and I had the privilege of witnessing the greatness of Lamar Jackson from the sideline. We also got to be around him at other events over the last 2 years. During those times, we were lucky enough to have our cameras with us. Now that Lamar is moving on, all we have is memories and we want to share some of our memories that we captured with all of our Cardinal family. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

Jaire Alexander Signs With Roc Nation

Cardinal forever, Jaire Alexander announced today he has signed with Roc Nation. CSZ continues to wish Alexander nothing but the best moving forward!

Nunnsense | Will Lamar Stay Or Go?

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Lamar Jackson

There is a lot going on at The University of Louisville but the question everyone is asking is, “Will Lamar declare for the NFL draft or will he return for his senior year?”

It’s funny that everyone seems to have the answer. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who said that they know what he is going to do. Don’t believe anything you hear because nobody really knows, including Lamar.

Lamar said that he wouldn’t even entertain the idea until after the bowl game. While I believe that he and his mom probably didn’t start talking about it till after the bowl game, you would be crazy to believe that he hasn’t spent a few restless nights pondering what he should do by weighing the pros and cons. It’s just human nature.

Let’s be honest here. The only reason to leave is money and the only reason to stay is to put yourself in a better position to make more money in the future.  Read the rest of this entry

Geron Christian Declaring For NFL Draft

Geron Christian

Late Wednesday night, Geron Christian took to Instagram and Twitter to announce he is forgoing his senior season. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to wish Geron the best of luck as he prepares for his future and to thank him for three years of heart and dedication!

 

Preston Brown Leading Tackler In NFL

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Cardinal forever, Preston Brown led the NFL in tackles this year with 144. He is currently playing on the Buffalo Bills, who just snapped a 17 year postseason drought this weekend.

 

Louisville vs Mississippi State: Postgame Recap

The Louisville Cardinals fell to Mississippi State 31-27 today. Despite leading 21-17 at halftime, Louisville was unable to put Miss St away and Lamar Jackson’s Hail Mary heave fell incomplete to end the Cards’ season.

Louisville had numerous opportunities to the put the game out of reach, but turnovers and only scoring on 2 field goals in the 2nd half weren’t enough for the Cardinals to win.

In what could have been his last game as a Cardinal, Lamar didn’t have his normal day. He threw a career-high 4 interceptions, was 13-31 passing for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns and amassed 158 yards on 24 carries with 1 touchdown on the ground. Though not his best day and the scouts may point to this game instead of the countless others he was spectacular in, we all know how Lamar will go down in history if this was his last time as a Cardinal, for that, we are all eternally grateful.

Jaylen Smith led the Cards in receiving today with 7 receptions for 107 yards and 1 touchdown.

Thank you to all the seniors for your time as a Cardinal. Thank you to the guys who decide to leave early and good luck in all your future endeavors. Card fans will always support our own.

Go Cards!

Uniform Report – TaxSlayer Bowl

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Last game of the year and the Cards will be sportin’ the all whites with the Red Chrome helmet. Good Luck Cards and thank you to all the seniors. The game kicks off at noon on ESPN. #L1C4

Highlights From Day 2 Of TaxSlayer Bowl Prep

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The University of Louisville Cardinals have been in Jacksonville preparing for their game against Mississippi State this coming Saturday. Check out the best pictures so far courtesy of UofL Football twitter!

Lamar Jackson Highlights

Lamar Jackson

Need something to get you through the last day of work till Christmas? Enjoy some Lamar Jackson highlights courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

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Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – While most of the country prepares for the Christmas holiday, the University of Louisville football program has been hard at work.

Not only are the Cardinals preparing for Mississippi State in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl, the coaching staff was occupied by putting together a top-25 recruiting class during the first early signing period from Dec. 20-22

“It’s been a busy time for us,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Our staff and everyone in the football program have been involved in getting ready for our bowl game, but we also had to be out on the road for recruiting. We had to adjust some things with our practice schedule, but we also had to get ready for this signing day.”

Typically, the focus at this time of the year is on the bowl game. However, with a change in the recruiting schedule, most of the attention was put on the 20-player class that signed on Wednesday.

The Cardinals had an emphasis on the state of Florida, as was evident by the 11 signees from the Sunshine State. They also had six players from Georgia ink National Letters of Intent. Read the rest of this entry