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President Ramsey Gone Immediately

 

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Photo: uclublouisville.org

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Pre-Season ACC Football Poll Released

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Here are the 2016 ACC Football Media Standings released this morning.

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Is The ACC Moving Towards A Nine Game Conference Schedule?

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The ACC Network has been a hot button topic as of late. With the member institutions wanting to make as much money as possible, things are been discussed on just how to attain this goal. One thing that has been discussed in depth is the nine game conference schedule which would be a one game increase. How would that help you may ask? It would be one more game against a school in your conference. More money for your conference schools and if the quality of the league is high, it is another way to build conference prestige. This isn’t the first time that increasing the number of conference games has come up:

The conference last addressed the eight/nine football question at its 2014 spring meetings, and it was a most lively debate, with the status-quo eight prevailing 8-6. Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock, mere months onto the job, voted with the majority, his Virginia counterpart, Craig Littlepage, the minority.

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Campus Insiders Pre-Season College Football Top 1(25)

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Our good friends at Campus Insiders have done something pretty great. I am not saying others do not do this. I am just saying I haven’t seen this done before. They took on the task of ranking every single division 1 team. I am going to list for you the opponents on Louisville’s schedule so that you can see what we are up against this season. It is a schedule with 3 top 25 teams on it, 2 within the first 5 games. I am also going to show you Louisville’s rank as well the entire list will be at your fingertips at the end. Let’s start off with:

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Louisville WBB: NCAA Tourney & Ticket Info

 

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The University of Louisville Women’s Basketball team is making their 19th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, eighth under head coach Jeff Walz.

Louisville, KY — The Louisville Cardinals’ 25-7 record earned the ladies a three seed on Selection Monday, landing in the Dallas region.

The Cardinals lace up their dancing shoes on Friday as they tip-off against the 14th-seeded Central Arkansas at 2:30 PM.

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No. 10 Louisville, Myisha Hines-Allen Close Out the Regular Season with a BANG!

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Louisville, KY — The Louisville Cardinals finished the regular season with a huge 65-36 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers.

The Cardinals came out strong in the first period out scoring the Pittsburgh Panthers, 27-6. Louisville won the tip and scored first as Myisha Hines-Allen drove to the bucket for two.

Hines-Allen grabbed a quick six points and Briahanna Jackson added two to put the Cardinals up, 8-0, and forcing a Pittsburgh timeout.

The Louisville defense held the Panthers scoreless until the 4:37 mark when Brenna Wise drove to the bucket for a lay-up, bringing the score to 14-2.

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Talking Pitino: Pump the Brakes

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Since the accusations all came spilling out, the mind of every Louisville faithful has been working in overdrive to untangle the web that Katina Powell (and the media) has so intricately woven. Reactions have varied from one end of the spectrum to the other – from those who refuse to believe anything like this could ever happen here to those who believe that the only way we move past the situation is to “clean house.” I took a stance against Sports Illustrated’s portrayal of the University of Louisville as a dangerous culture for women, but when it comes to the scandal itself, I’ve struggled to decide how I feel. I am going to go out on a limb and say this… I’m not naive enough to believe that it could never happen here. I’ve accepted that there is potential that these claims and accusations have some truth to them. The one thing that I can’t get on board with is the premature crucifixion of Rick Pitino.

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ESPN Ranks Nations Top Basketball/Football Tandems

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ESPN released a list of their top Basketball/Football tandems in college sports. Being an all-around athletics program is something we take a lot of pride in at the University of Louisville. Basketball team are coming off of a National Championship a few years ago and the football team coming off of multiple bowl victories. I think we are ranked a few spots too low but am happy overall with the perception just a few days into the Petrino era. Louisville was ranked the 5th best program for the 2 sports. Check out the full list below!

Go Cards!

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My First ACC Game

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My first game with Louisville as a member of the ACC was magnificent. It started out with the best CardMarch I have ever been to. It didn’t seem like I tailgated since 3pm either. I know some were out longer but that’s the earliest I could get out. Walking through the sea of CardNation after the CardMarch was amazing too. Walked by Luke Hancock, the entire UofL Basketball Team and even seen Miss Rose Bridgewater. It was a great time. Then we took the long walk to Section 9 Row GG to our seats. I thought I was gonna die. I sat down and did not move until the clock hit 0:00. (unlike 20% of the crowd) But I understood this time, Late night game, work and school tomorrow, I will give you some slack. I will not however give the 15,000 people who decided to spend the 2nd half on the party deck any slack. lol. They really should make those standing room only seats. It would increase capacity too!. The game was what I expected from a “Rookie” QB. Will Gardner did have a rough night but he didn’t do anything wrong that coaching and a nice game vs Murray State won’t fix. 3rd most yards in a opener under Petrino at QB isn’t too shabby either. Dom Brown and the entire receiving core impressed me. We said multiple people would have to step up to cover DP being out and boy did they ever. The entire Defense was amazing too. Lozo, Rankins, Kelsey AKA Mr 55 (cheap pop), Floyd, Sample, Holliman, Brown, Burgess and whoever else I forgot just made me glow.

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ACC Technology>AAC

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Well guys, we aren’t in Kansas anymore. Oh that’s right…we were in Houston, Central Florida and Philly. Sorry guys. With a greater league comes greater interaction. The ACC has impressed me with two of their releases so far (2-2) in @TheACCDN and The ACC Football Challenge App. It’s available on all platforms for just .99 and it allows interactions in game form that could lead you to a trip to the 2014 ACC title game. You can even play as the newly joined Louisville Cardinals and kick your way to Charlotte. Sounds cool to me. The ACC Digital Network is also available on all platforms and takes you behind the scenes of your favorite team in the ACC and lets you watch past games and other fun stuff. Below is the Press Release and the link for the App!

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Louisville Falls 5-3 In Game One

 

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Some people need sleep off a tough loss. Waiting all week for a big game just to lose is something you never want to happen and as a Louisville fan something we don’t have to experience often as of late. We did however have to last night. The Cards fell 5-3 last night in game 1 of the 2014 CWS to rival Vanderbilt. They will play 12 time CWS Finals participant Texas in an elimination game Monday at 3pm on ESPN2. You can watch it through Watch ESPN on your mobile device through the app or click this link for viewing on your PC . The Longhorns have appeared in the CWS 35 times reaching the finals 12 times and winning it all 6 times. The Texas Longhorns have the highest winning percentage in  NCAA Division I college baseball with a win percentage of .740. The Longhorns rank second in all-time number of total wins (3,246) in history. I told you earlier in the week I was worried about Vandy due to them being a mirror image of our program. They Louisville’d us last night for sure. Not too many teams in America can play small-ball like Vandy and Louisville. No need to be worried however, I feel like this loss will be the wake up call we needed. We had been breezing through the tourney and sometimes a loss is not what you want, but what you need. I fully expect to see a rematch of last nights game this weekend. The 1-0 game between UC Irvine & Vanderbilt will be Monday night at 8pm. The 2014 CWS finals are Monday June 23 through Wednesday June 25th if necessary. Good luck to our guys and go Cards.

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Men’s AP Top 25 Poll (Feb 17)

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AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Syracuse (64) 25-0 1,624
2 Florida (1) 23-2 1,543
3 Wichita State 27-0 1,489
4 Arizona 23-2 1,427
5 Duke 20-5 1,296
6 San Diego State 22-2 1,232
7 Cincinnati 23-3 1,157
8 Kansas 19-6 1,129
9 Villanova 22-3 1,020
10 Saint Louis 23-2 1,019
11 Louisville 21-4 991
11 Creighton 21-4 991
13 Michigan State 21-5 788
14 Virginia 21-5 752
15 Iowa 19-6 721
16 Wisconsin 21-5 609
17 Iowa State 19-5 597
18 Kentucky 19-6 579
19 Texas 20-5 577
20 Michigan 18-7 421
21 Connecticut 20-5 382
22 Memphis 19-6 204
23 UCLA 20-5 168
24 Ohio State 20-6 133
25 Gonzaga 23-4 112
  • Others receiving votes: North Carolina 54, Arizona State 45, Southern Methodist 21, Pittsburgh 21, Stephen F. Austin 8, Oklahoma 7, New Mexico 3, Virginia Commonwealth 2, Green Bay 1, Kansas State 1, Louisiana Tech 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Southern Methodist 23, Pittsburgh 25

****Update On Recruiting Rumors****

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Just got off the phone with a source. He informed me that if James Franklin is named the new HC at Penn State, 4* DE Lloyd Tubman may be back on the market. The current Vandy commit is a huge James Franklin guy so it would not surprise me to see him follow his coach up to Penn State if he is named the new Head Coach.

What does this have to do with Louisville you may be asking? The source informed me that the Cards have a good shot of flipping the commitment to Louisville. Charlie never offered Tubman despite Tubmans interest. Coach Strong did not recruit the city as well as he should have in my opinion so flipping a 4* commit would be great after todays news of decommits.

Source tells me if he decommits Tubman would consider Penn State, Louisville, Kentucky, Nebraska, & Purdue

Here are some Highlights:

Go Cards!

AAU Nationals to be held in Louisville

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Last night Evan Daniels of Scout.com broke the news that the AAU Basketball Nationals will be held in Louisville Ky starting this summer. For the last 10 years this event has been held in Orlando Florida at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. This is huge news for the city of Louisville and the surrounding areas for a number of reasons.

1. This will bring over 3 Million Dollars to the city each year.

2. Schools like Bellarmine, EKU, and others will be able to recruit much easier and more cost efficient.

3. For Louisville and uk this will event brings in the Elite basketball players in the nation for an entire week.

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Coaches Poll 10-6-13

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Rank Team Record Points First Place Votes Previous Rank
1

                Alabama                

5-0 1544 57 1
2

                Oregon                

5-0 1486 4 2
3

                Clemson                

5-0 1356 1 4
3

Ohio St.

6-0 1356 0 3
5

                Stanford                

5-0 1327 0 5
6

                Florida St.                

5-0 1188 0 8
7

                Georgia                

4-1 1130 0 6
8
 

                Louisville                

5-0 1105 0 7
9

                Texas A&M                

4-1 1067 0 9
10

                Oklahoma                

5-0 964 0 10
11

                LSU                

5-1 953 0 11
12

                South Carolina                

4-1 833 0 12
13

                UCLA                

4-0 807 0 13
14

                Miami                

5-0 747 0 14
15

                Baylor                

4-0 698 0 16
16

                Michigan                

5-0 591 0 17
17

                Florida                

4-1 574 0 19
18

                Northwestern                

4-1 393 0 15
19

                Washington                

4-1 366 0 18
20

                Oklahoma St.                

4-1 350 0 20
21

                Texas Tech                

5-0 336 0 22
22

                Fresno St.                

5-0 325 0 21
23

                Northern Illinois                

5-0 169 0 23
24

                Nebraska                

4-1 125 0 25
25

                Virginia Tech                

5-1 97 0 NR
Schools Dropped Out
Others Receiving Votes
Missouri (5-0) 86; Notre Dame (4-2) 58; Wisconsin (3-2) 29; Michigan State (4-1) 16; Auburn (4-1) 11; Central Florida (4-1) 11; Oregon State (4-1) 8; Rutgers (4-1) 8; Arizona (3-1) 4; Arizona State (3-2) 4; Ball State (5-1) 3; Brigham Young (3-2) 2.

Cards Go Wild In The 2nd Half Sunday, Win 4-2

 

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The #16th ranked University of Louisville Men’s Soccer were on a 2 game losing streak so they needed to come out Sunday and put CSU Bakersfield away early to get some of their mojo back. They did the most logical thing one can think of when you have lost two in a row..be down 2-0 at halftime. That would change quick. After a quick 50 seconds into the second half, the Cards got loose after Ockford scored a goal and 13 minutes later Ivan Gutierrez evened the score at 2 with his first career goal. Scoring cooled down for awhile until Zack Foxhoven scored the game winner 85 minutes in and Marlon Hairston added an insurance goal 88:59 in by knocking one in from deep right side. The Cards go to Orlando for their Athletic Conference opener at UCF on Saturday at 7 p.m., ET.

Go Cards!

Cards Fall To #17 uk Last Night

 

The Cards lost a hard fought battle last night in Lexington as the Volleyball Cards went down 3-2 to the 17th ranked kentucky team. After winning the first game the Cards dropped 2 straight. They won the fourth and were down big in the fifth before coming back to take the lead but ultimately losing in game 5. Maya McClendon’s lead the team with 17 kills and 16 digs. The Cards are now at 2-4 and unranked

Below is the official press release

Go Cards!

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Louisville Volleyball Projected To Win The AAC, Also Preseason Conference P.O.Y And All-Conference Team Announced

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Well in the case the P in P.O.Y. stands for players. Seniors Emily Juhl and Brooke Mattingly have been tabbed the American Athletic Conferences’ inaugural Pre-season Players Of The Year. Also the Cards were tabbed to win the conference in its’ first season. 4 Cards were named 1st team pre-season all-conference selections including 3 unanimous picks. Sr Caitlin Welch joins Mattingly and Juhl as unanimous selections. Hannah Kvittle was the 4th person selected. The following is a press release via TheAmerican.org

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Montrezl At Adidas Nations Highlight Clip

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Up late and I found this video from Adidas Nations I thought my CardFam would enjoy….

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Football Mini-Plans On Sale Tomorrow

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Are you REaDy? I know I am. Football season is around the corner, just 4 short weeks away. This season is surely to be one of the most exciting in the school’s history. CardNation you need to get out and attend the games and show support for your squad. While season tickets are about sold out, the university announced that once again there will be three game mini-packages released tomorrow for the upcoming season. Single game tickets will also be available starting tomorrow. The following press release is courtesy of GOCards.com…

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