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National Signing Day 2018 Photo Gallery

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University of Louisville Football held its annual National Signing Day party at the Brown and Williamson club inside Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium on Wednesday. The party wasn’t as exciting this year due to the first year of the new early signing period that took place on December 20th. Louisville signed 19 of their 22 member signing class on the early signing day. So there were only 3 players that signed on the day of the party. 2 signed early in the day while 1 player signed just as the party came to a close. Coach Petrino read the text that confirmed the signing as his last words to the crowd. The atmosphere was very upbeat despite awkwardness of having 2 signing days. Several of the players that committed early are already on campus and were introduced to the crowd last night. You can view a full list complete with breakdowns of each players that signed right here. Read the rest of this entry

New Cardinal Cleats For Military Appreciation Day

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Pete Nochta showed off some new cleats that the cardinals will break in this weekend!

Get To Know Pete Nochta

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University of Louisville Football’s on campus recruiting director is Pete Nochta. Today, Cardnation gets to know the former player, turned coach, a little better. Why does he think high school players should consider UofL? What does Petrino mean to him? Listen below to find out the answers to these questions and many more.

U of L Football Spring Position Breakdown: TE (Video)

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Here is the second of the Spring Football breakdowns by the fine folks at @UofLFootball. This one is for the Tight End position. From Jamie Asher, Richard Owens, Ibn Green, Gary Barnidge, Pete Nochta, Gearald Christian all the way to Mickey Crum III the tight end position has been a position that has delivered at UofL. We will have a position by position breakdown here on the site leading up to the start of the regular season but for now let’s feast on this video! (Click on More)

Go Cards!

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Reggie Bonnafon’s Vertical And Other Training Stats

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Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

People have been asking me where they can find all of the days @UofLFootball videos and stats from yesterday. Here they are. If you all know of any others that I omitted please comment in the area below and I will add them. Go Cards!

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Pete Nochta: Back On The Team

Pete Nochta on the right

Pete Nochta on the right

Some of you may know Pete from the University of Louisville Football program. Some remember that he has coached at multiple Universities. Others probably know him from his guests spots on the Cardinal Sports Zone on ESPN 93.9 FM. That’s what we will go with.

We at CardinalSportsZone.com want to wish Pete the best of luck in his new position and thank him for everything he has done for us since day one. If he brings even an ounce of the passion for UofL Football that he has on the airwaves he is going to once again kill it for this great University. Thanks Pete and Go Cards!

Cardinal Catch-Up 2/12/16:Mango Update, Dunking Emojis & ACC Schedule For Next 2 Years

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It’s Friday. I don’t want to post 5 different stories that you have to read on a Friday afternoon. You are welcome. Here is a summary of today’s events or what we at CSZ like to call the Cardinal Catch-Up.

  • It was reported late last night that Mango would not return this season from his foot injury. Today Rick Pitino told us that he would not apply for a medical redshirt.
  • Rick also told us that he encouraged Chinanu Onuaku to test out the new draft camp rules. Here is how that made Steve feel:
  • https://twitter.com/StevenRummage/status/698227180736790529

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Pete Nochta is cancer free!

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The following update on Pete’s health was sent to me from his friend Alyssa Crosby.

This is a pretty long story but I’ll try to make it as swift and concise as possible…

Everything seemed like it was going well after his first three rounds of chemo and it looked really positive and it seemed as if the cancer was almost gone…. After Pete’s six initial rounds of chemo, the PET scans showed cancer was back and everywhere that it was originally. It was in his knee, femur, pelvis, stomach, chest and neck.

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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 1/16/16

93.9 The Ville

On our latest show on 93.9 The Ville, we had Pete Nochta on to tell us a great update on his health with lymphoma. We posed the question of the day about what your wildest/weirdest ritual is on gamedays or during games. We also talked about the new rule going into play that will impact guys going to the NBA or coming back to school. Check us out every Saturday morning from 10-11 on 93.9 The Ville, and click below to listen to this episode.

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Update on Pete Nochta

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It has been a couple weeks since we have updated you on the condition of former Louisville football player Pete Nochta and his battle with lymphoma. Don’t forget, you can always donate to his gofundme page. Every little bit adds up.

The following update is from his friend Alyssa…

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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 6/27/15

93.9 The Ville

On the latest episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville, Pete Nochta joined Steve and myself in studio and sat in with us the whole time. We talk about the NBA Draft, new football uniforms, and the fundraiser at Brownie’s for Pete from the night before. Enjoy!

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Calling on fans to donate items for a silent auction!

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OK Cards fans, time to step up to the plate here. This is late notice, but we are looking for items for the silent auction on Friday at the fundraiser for Pete Nochta. Autographed items, tickets to games or other events, gift cards….anything that you think people would be interested in bidding on. Obviously UofL-related stuff is great, but it doesn’t have to be limited to that at all. Money is money when it comes to things like this.

If you have something you would like to donate, e-mail me at CardinalSportsZone@yahoo.com and let me know what you have and we will talk from there.

If you have no idea what this is for, please click here.

Prayers for Pete: Fundraiser at Brownie’s “The Shed” Grille & Bar

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As you probably know by now, former Louisville Cardinals football player Pete Nochta has been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Friends, family, and strangers have been nothing short of excellent to this point with donations to Nochta and his family to help cover the medical expenses that come with the treatment of something like this. As I am typing this, the gofundme page for Nochta shows $36,400 in donations…in 5 days! That is incredible.

Next Friday, you have the opportunity to help even more. Just by going out for dinner and/or drinks, you can be apart of this wonderful cause. Brownies “the shed” Grille & Bar is giving you a great chance to help Nochta and his family. Just read the flyer. ALL proceeds go towards covering medical expenses. So you can go out for a normal night of Friday fun at Brownie’s (near PF Changs on Shelbyville Road) and also help Pete Nochta. It is a win-win.

So mark your calendars and get out there on Friday night for a great cause. If you can’t make it, you can always just donate to his gofundme page or purchase a bravelet with the links below. Great job so far people!

Click here for Pete Nochta’s GoFundMe page.

Click here to purchase a bravelet. 

Flash Sale on Bravelets for Pete Nochta – Ends at Midnight!

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I am a little late to getting to this, but there is still over 6 hours left of this sale. You can purchase a bravelet and get 15% off! $10 of each bravelet purchase goes to the fund to help Pete Nochta! Sale ends at midnight.

Click here to purchase a bravelet. 

Click here to donate to Pete’s GoFundMe page.

A Message from Pete Nochta

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As you may or may not know by now, former Louisville Cardinals football player Pete Nochta has been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. I first posted about his story on Sunday morning. Since then, the ball has been rolling and people have been incredible with their generous donations.

As of 7:40 this morning, $26,785 has been raised to help Pete and his family during this tough time where finances can get extremely expensive. That is right, almost $30,000 just since Sunday! I asked Pete to give us an update on his status last night and if he had anything else to say. Here is what he told me…

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Help a former Louisville Cardinal who is battling Lymphoma

Pete Nochta on the right

Pete Nochta on the right

The best thing we can do is help other people. And right now, one of our former Louisville Cardinal football players is in need of our help. Pete Nochta, who played tight end for the Cards from 2007-2010 has been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Pete also came back to UofL as a tight ends coach with Bobby Petrino last season. He decided to pursue different things just before this all happened.

I first learned of this on the Facebook page of Mario Benavides, who played center for the Cards from 2008-2012, and is one of Nochta’s best friends in the world. He posted the following status, who he got from Alyssa Crosby, a former Louisville cheerleader who is also in their circle of friends.

Hello, everyone! As many of you may know, one of my great friends, Pete Nochta , was recently diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and will be starting treatment this coming Monday. Chemotherapy treatment is not only extremely stressful emotionally, but financially as well.

I’ve put together a fund through a great organization called Bravelets™. Thanks to my amazing mom sending me a “Bravelet” to support a different charity, I found out that you can raise money for a specific cause! These bracelets are worn to help you be strong and brave in tough situations. There are items for men and women in an assortment of colors and styles. Please follow the link provided to be directed to “Pete’s Lymphoma Fund” and each item purchased through this portal will automatically donate $10 to Pete and his family to help fund his treatment!

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