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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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NCAA Still Finds Way To Make Money Off A Title They Ruled Shouldn’t Exist

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As you probably know by now, the NCAA came down hard on the Louisville Cardinals basketball program in the wake of the Andre McGee/Katina Powell sex scandal. The program faces the potential of getting 100+ wins vacated, as well as the 2012 Final Four and 2013 National Championship. Lost in the sanctions though, was the forfeiture of all conference revenue sharing gained from the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 NCAA postseasons. Also, “future revenue distributions that are scheduled to be provided to the university from those tournaments also must be withheld by the conference and forfeited to the NCAA“.

So essentially, UofL has to give up all the TV money they earned, and they have to give it up to the NCAA. They also have to give up any potential money they would earn in royalties from those 4 postseasons, and also give it up to the NCAA. Because, you know, the NCAA says those wins and title don’t exist anymore. So how can you make money off them? Well, that doesn’t seem to be a problem for them.

Huh, fancy that? The official locker room 2013 National Championship (which doesn’t exist, mind you) shirt has had a drastic price reduction from an official NCAA licensee. In fact, both Fanatics and CBS Sports have the same shirt listed with the same exact price reduction.

Purely coincidence, right?

This is just an addition to the long list of hypocrisies that the NCAA has committed over the years. Trying to figure out a way to still make money off a 4 year old event, that you ruled doesn’t even exist anymore? This is so shady that it’s almost brilliant.

Maybe I’ll go take a class at UNC about how to be as sleazy as them.

 

Nunnsense: The NCAA Overreached, Now It’s Time To Fight

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A lot of people think that since we write for a website, we get information before it is released to the public. In some cases we do but when the NCAA Committee on Infractions released its ruling on the U of L case, I was just like you – A fan listening to the radio and scrolling social media with my stomach in knots. And when I heard the voice of Steve Rummage reading the verdict, I was confused as I didn’t get the clarity I needed to know that this whole mess was behind us.

I wanted to write something right away to let you know that everything was going to be okay and to voice my displeasure with the ruling. I decided to wait a week to gather more information and also to prevent from writing a reactionary piece. Well, its been a week and here it is …. Read the rest of this entry

I Got Your Back

The 2015-2016 Louisville Basketball season left fans of the program with broken hearts and dreams of next season. The fans also exited the college basketball season with a new motto that some “fans” seem to have forgotten, “I got your back.” That is all that could truly be held onto after Louisville’s season was cut short due to the self-imposed postseason ban by former-President, James Ramsey. The decision wasn’t popular, but after time to think and console ourselves, it became clear that the self-imposed punishment was the right thing to do, right? Wrong.

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