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Elite 8 Match Up For UofL Soccer

The number 4 overall seed UofL Cardinals will take on Akron tonight at 7 PM. You can still purchase tickets below and there are a TON of awesome ways to do so!

Ticket promotions:

  • FREE STUDENT TICKETS: All UofL students (with student ID) receive FREE general admission tickets to Friday’s NCAA quarterfinal match courtesy of Louisville Cardinals Athletics and the Cardinals men’s soccer program.
  • FACULTY/STAFF TICKETS: All UofL faculty and staff will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to Friday’s match courtesy of the Cardinals men’s soccer program. Faculty/staff tickets must be redeemed prior to 4 p.m., ET on Friday, Dec. 1. Faculty/staff tickets must be redeemed (with university ID) at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office during normal operating hours.
  • GROUP TICKETS: Groups of 10 or more can purchase $3 general admission/berm tickets
  • LOUISVILLE CITY FC TICKET PROMOTION: Anyone arriving at Lynn Stadium for Friday’s match wearing Louisville City FC apparel can purchase $3 general admission/berm tickets

The winner of this match will go on to the College Cup! Get out and support this team!

UofL Men’s Soccer Advance To Elite 8

What a way to cap off a fantastic weekend for UofL sports! Congratulations are in order for the men’s soccer team, as they defeated Colgate tonight in the Sweet 16 round this evening. They will take on Akron Friday, 7 PM at Lynn Stadium. Be sure to get out to Lynn and support this team!

UofL Appeals NCAA Infraction’s Ruling

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In the latest chapter of the Katina Powell saga, UofL has filed its official appeal against the NCAA Committee of Infractions ruling from June. The Courier Journal received these files through a public records request. UofL deems the ruling excessive especially since none of the players on the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 teams received the “benefits” Katina Powell claimed.

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

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Contrary to popular belief, UofL is not the only school being hit hard by the fallout of the FBI investigation into college basketball. The Associated Press asked 84 schools how they are handling the investigations, and 63 schools responded. Take a look at the full report, and let us know if you are surprised by any of the schools that declined to respond.

NCAA Forms Commission On College Basketball


On Wednesday, NCAA President, Mark Emmert, announced the NCAA was forming a commission for college basketball.
The announcement comes after the FBI arrested four assistance college basketball coaches and six other individuals in connection to a “pay for play” scheme.

According to the release from the NCAA, President Mark Emmert says the commission will focus on, “the relationship of the NCAA national office, member institutions, student-athletes and coaches with outside entities.”

Emmert also explains the commission will examine the effect of the NBA’s one-and-done rule, as well as, “creating the right relationship between the universities and colleges of the NCAA and its national office to promote transparency and accountability.”

Dr. Condoleezza Rice will chair the commission. Dr. Rice was appointed national security advisor by President George W. Bush in 2001, becoming the first African-American female (and second woman) to hold the post. She also served as the 66th Secretary of State from 2005 through 2009.

NCAA President has also tabbed the following to serve on the commission:

  • Mary Sue Coleman: President Association of American Universities
  • General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army, Retired: Chairman of USA Basketball
  • Mark Emmert: President, NCAA
  • Jeremy Foley: Athletics Director Emeritus,University  of Florida Athletic Association
  • Jefferey A. Hathaway: Vice President/Director of Athletics, Hofstra University
  • Grant Hill: Owner/Vice Chairman, Atlanta Hawks
  • Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.: President, University of Notre Dame
  • Mike Montgomery: Retired Basketball Coach, Analyst, Pac-12 Networks & Westwood One Sports
  • G.P. “Bud” Peterson: President, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • David Robinson: Founder, Admiral Capital Group
  • Kathryn Ruemmler: Former White House Counsel; Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Gene Smith: Sr. Vice President & Wolfe Foundation Endowed; Athletics Director, Ohio State University
  • John Thompson III: Board of Directors, National Association of Basketball Coaches

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CardNation, Let Your Voice Be Heard: David Padgett For Interim Head Coach


Putting it simply, We CANNOT have Tom Crean at the helm of Louisville Basketball.
Not for one day.

Not for one month.

Not for one year.

Not EVER.

If you would like to email Dr. Postel to express your feelings about who you feel should be an interim coach, I have included his email below. Tell him we support David Padgett for Interim Head Coach.

Gregory.postel@louisville.edu

Can The NBA And NCAA Ever Work Together?

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Everyone knows that there is some tensions with the NBA and NCAA relationship, especially when it comes to preparing college basketball players for the NBA. Jonathan Givony with ESPN.COM goes into more detail about how that could soon be changing.

The NCAA brought 19 college basketball athletes to Indianapolis this past weekend for the Elite Student-Athlete Symposium, an educational program that attempted to tackle head-on “the challenges and pitfalls” highly touted prospects face, with an eye toward helping them pursue a career in professional basketball.

Louisville’s VJ King and Anas Mahmoud were both in attendance.

NCAA Considering Major Change For D1 Transfer Rules

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Swish Appeal reported that the NCAA is considering a major change to the way D1 athletes can transfer. If this ruling happens, transfers would be able to play right away, as long as they meet a minimum GPA requirement. Stay tuned to CSZ while the story updates.

UofL Athletics Sends Supplies To Harvey Victims

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University of Louisville student-athletes will be loading a semi-truck full of Louisville athletic apparel to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Here at Cardinal Sports Zone, our thoughts and prayers are still with everyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

UofL Field Hockey’s Player Spotlight

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Today the fans get to know the University of Louisville’s 2017 Field Hockey team. This player spot light focuses on freshman Louisville native, Elizabeth Allgeier. We find out what her nickname is, what game day rituals she has as well as her post college ambitions. Here is today’s player spotlight.

BirdGang18 Has The Women’s Lacrosse Team Ready To Play

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The University of Louisville Lacrosse team is going for their fifth straight NCAA appearance. Coach Kellie Young is thrilled to see what the incoming freshman can do to get them there. See the breakdown for each player below and be sure to catch the Lacrosse team in action this spring.

http://gocards.com/news/2017/8/28/incoming-freshman-class-has-womens-lacrosse-excited-about-2018-campaign.aspx

Prayers Out To Butler University Soccer

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Courtesy of Butler University Soccer Twitter

Cardinal Sports Zone would like to wish a speedy recovery to Butler University’s Men’s Soccer player, Jared Timmer. Prayers go out to him. The Junior captain had suffered a lower leg injury in the game tonight against UofL in front of his dad.

Spectator Alex Sherrard said:

“I didn’t see the injury up close but he was laying there screaming and motioning for the trainers. His left leg was hanging loose and contorted to the left side. Looked like he completely blew out his knee. Had to be taken off the field by stretcher and sent to the hospital. His Dad looked completely crushed.”

UofL Field Hockey Beats Reigning National Champions

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The University of Louisville Field Hockey team defeated Delaware, the defending national champions. The Cards won 3-1 and are currently ranked 9th in the nation!

Fast Facts With Lamar Jackson

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On today’s Fast Facts, the fine people with Louisville athletics sit down with 2016 Heisman Winner, Lamar Jackson. The fans find out if he prefers dogs or cats, would he go hang gliding or white water rafting, and where is his favorite hang out spot in Louisville? Here is Fast Facts with Lamar Jackson.

Russ Smith Isn’t Giving Up On NBA Dream

 

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Russ Smith is currently playing in China, averaging 57.7 points per game. Let me say that again, Russ Smith is averaging 57.7 points per game in China. At one point this year, he was averaging 61.2. That is just flat out RussdiculousYet somehow, the NBA scouts aren’t taking much notice. Russ sat down with YARON WEITZMAN  of Bleacher Report and talked about the rollercoaster he has been on since he graduated from the University of Louisville. You can read the full article below, and let us know when you think Russ will finally get the respect he deserves. 

 

UofL Football Kickoff Luncheon

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College football is upon us! Yesterday the University of Louisville football team held its annual kickoff luncheon. Check out the highlights below!

Jay Bilas Weighs In On NCAA Sanctions

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Jay Bilas has made his thoughts clear on the NCAA sanctions against the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team. When asked, Bilas responded with his belief that a school should not lose a banner when innocent people would be hurt. You can see the full tweet below. Let us know what you think about his stance.

Fast Facts With Trumaine Washington

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Today on Fast Facts UofL Athletics sits down with Cornerback Trumaine Washington. The fans find out who he believes what actor would best portray him in a movie, where his favorite place to hang out in Louisville is and if he has any secret talents. Here is Fast Facts with Trumaine Washington!

Men’s Basketball Preseason BPI Released

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The preseason BPI for men’s basketball was released today. The Cardinals come in at number two, with Wichita State surprising everyone at number one. Take a look below to see how many of UofL’s opponents were ranked as well.

Cross Country Releases 2017 Schedule

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The Cardinal Cross Country team released its 2017 schedule today. Fans will have ample opportunity to watch meets in person, including the ACC and NCAA championship meets. See below for the entire schedule for the upcoming season!

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