After a record day for CSZ where we broke the story of Jaire Alexander’s injury extent, return timetable & Jeff Nunn’s monster photo gallery, Here are yesterday’s top stories at CardinalSportsZone.com!
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Louisville Football SID
(On third down conversions to Dez Fitzpatrick)
“Dez is an awesome player. We have been executing in practice the whole week. We knew they would run on third down, so I had to make a great pass and he had to make a great catch. Hats off to Dez.”
(On what makes Dez Fitzpatrick a great player)
“His speed, he runs nice routes. He’s great with option routes and his hands are spectacular.”
2017 Season Predictions
Justin: 10-2. I can understand the argument for 11-1, 10-2 or even 9-3. Louisville has the talent for yet another big season, but for them to succeed and reach double-digit wins, they have to do three things; shore up the turnover problems, find a work-horse running back and have a top 30 defense (at least). If Louisville wants to take the next step, they cannot play down to their competition (ex: games against Wake Forest and Virginia).
For now, I think 10-2 is the safe prediction. Lamar will remind everyone why he is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, and perhaps win it again. Louisville, for once, will finish their home slate undefeated but fall short twice on the road (@ Florida State and either NC State or Kentucky).
Shawn: 11-1 with close wins v. Clemson, NC State, Wake Forest and Virginia. Close loss at FSU. Every other game we should have a good chance to see Jawon Pass play.
Jeremy: 12-1 with NY6 bowl victory against Ohio State. Just outside of the playoff.
Mitch: 11-1 with a CFP berth.
Higgy: 12-0, it’s an omen Bobby always does best in his fourth year.
Katie: 11-1, I believe it will be a close game at GSU. I think the loss to FSU keeps us out of the playoffs and it becomes deja vu from the Clemson loss last year. Lamar repeats as Heisman.
Jeff Nunn: I think this is the year the Cards do not have a head scratching loss, and go 11-1. With a road loss to FSU, the Cards won’t get to play in the ACC Championship. They’ll win a New Year’s Six Bowl game and finish sixth in the final poll.
Paige Sherrard: 10-2. We drop a game to FSU and some random team we shouldn’t lose to, but it’s that game we have every season. Lamar Jackson has a stellar Heisman campaign. We go to a New Years Six bowl.
How to Watch: Kickoff at 7:30 ET (Fox)
Spread: -25 (Bovada)
Last Time: Only one game has been played between the Boilermakers and Cardinals, a 22-22 tie in 1987. This will be the Cardinals first game against an incumbent Big Ten member since 2001.
Purdue in 2017:
Once a solid football program that boasted elite quarterbacks, Purdue has fallen under hard times. The likes of Len Dawson, Bob Griese and Drew Brees all played for the Boilermakers, but now that history seems irrelevant. Purdue is back to a rebuilding project, after Darrell Hazell was fired in the middle of the season.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have noticed that the entire world is sleeping on Lamar Jackson. We don’t promote a lot of other sites but our guy Crums is a day one soldier. CrumsRevenge, like the rest of us, is excited to watch him explode this season. Take a look at the hype video from crunchzone.com and remember, just four more days.
Lamar Jackson and Jaire Alexander both sat down with the media and previewed the upcoming season. Be sure to catch the Cards in action, this Saturday at 7:30 against the Purdue Boilermakers.
Don’t worry about driving. Don’t stress over finding a parking spot. Have fun with other UofL fans!
Join the Letterwinner’s Club as they take the journey to Indianapolis to watch the University of Louisville Cardinals take on the Purdue Boilermakers, Saturday, September 2, 2017.
For $35, you can reserve a seat on the bus! This does not include a ticket to the game. Pick- up location and time to be determined. For more information please contact, Gil Sturtzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-459-0845. To make a payment, contact Zach Brooks at 502-852-7079 or send a check to Cardinal Athletic Fund, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.
Hurry! Spaces are limited!
The Louisville Baseball Cardinals continued their dominant season by going 4-0 against Purdue and Georgia Tech this past week, and outscoring them 31-7. This now puts the number two team in the nation at 31-4 overall, and 15-3 in ACC play.
Well, against most of the nation’s wishes (*cough cough* Lunardi and Jerry Palm), Louisville has drawn the No. 2 seed in the Midwest region.
Louisville will face former WKU head coach Ray Harper’s Jacksonsville State in the opening round. Michigan is the 7-seed pitted against the 10-seed Oklahoma State Cowboys. The 3-seed is Oregon, who fell a seed line after losing senior Chris Boucher to a torn-ACL. Purdue is the 4-seed and Kansas is the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region.
This really couldn’t have been a better draw for the Cardinals. A 2-seed and the 3-seed being Oregon without their shot-blocking big man is more than anyone could have asked for. Now the Cards have to take care of business, let the Madness ensue.
Also, cool stat, the only 2 times Louisville has been a 2-seed? 1980 and 1986, anyways, carry on.
The BHK has decided to help fund his wedding by teaching classes at an unnamed and un-accredited University here in Louisville. I would tell you the University and location but I am no snitch, unlike graduates from IU. So after some of the basketball games I will be providing lecture notes and taking shots at Tom Crean because I can and he is too busy smooching his son to read this anyway.
As most everyone knows the internet was broken yesterday when Jon Rothstein reported that the University of Louisville would host Ohio State in the 2016 ACC-Big10 Challenge. Jaquan this. We just played them that. Everyone was up in arms and was ready to mob OSU as they rolled up to the YUM. We all ran with it because CBS Sports is a credible source. Today there was a different opponent announced via Louisville SID Kenny Klein:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Purdue in the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30 in the KFC Yum! Center.