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Russ Smith Writes Yet Another Interesting Blog Post

Russ Smith

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Many UofL fans have enjoyed the blogs of one Russ Smith. He has talked about many subjects on his personal blog and allowed fans to get a perspective on him as a person. Well, Russ is back with a brand new blog post.

In this post, he addresses the ups and downs of his professional basketball career, his endeavors to get a documentary film going, his burgeoning music career, the NCAA and his former team mates suing of them, and a host of other topics.

Check out Russ’ blog and get some new insight on one of our favorite Cardinals. It’s definitely worth a read.

3rd Annual Russdiculous Golf Scramble

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The one and only, Russ Smith will be hosting his 3rd annual golf scramble on June 25th. Benefits will go to King Elementary s Russdiculous reads program. Go to Russsmithfoundation.org for more information! More details to come!

Photo Gallery: Jamon Brown 1st Annual Celebrity Golf Scramble

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The first annual Jamon Brown Foundation Celebrity golf scramble was held on Monday, April 9th at Lake Forest Country Club. The scramble was in partnership with the Coalition for the Homeless with the Petrino Family Foundation as the title sponsor. In attendance were many great former Cards including, Denny Crum, Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Michael Bush, Marques Maybin, Keith Kelsey, Tony Williams, Keith Towbridge, Luke Whitehead, Mario Urrutia and a few others. Kentucky legend Jack “Goose” Givens also showed his support. There were some amazing silent auction prizes as well as raffle gifts.

If you missed it this year, you should go ahead and start planning on attending next year. I promise you, it’s worth it. If you want to find out info on how to play, donate or become hole sponsor for next year, contact Danny Mosby at danny.mosby@gmail.com

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Russ Smith Talks To The Current Cardinals

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Russ Smith shared some words of wisdom with the current UofL men’s basketball team before they boarded the plane for New York. Oh, he also had a special guest with him…

Top Ten Stories Of The Week At CSZ (11-18-17)

Here are the top 10 stories fromthis weekhere at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations

9 Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

8 Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

7 Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

6 Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

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Top Stories 11-15-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Cardinals In The NBA: November 15th

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week

TWICA: November 13th

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia

Cards Going Bowling

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Top Stories 11-14-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

2018 Defensive Lineman Decommits From UofL Football

Asia Durr, Myisha Hines-Allen Named To John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 Watch List

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Louisville Great, Paolo DelPiccolo Named USL Championship MVP

AP Top 25 Womens Basketball Poll

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week

TWICA: November 13th

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia

Cards Going Bowling

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Top Stories 11-13-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Louisville Great, Paolo DelPiccolo Named USL Championship MVP

AP Top 25 Womens Basketball Poll

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week

TWICA: November 13th

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia

Cards Going Bowling

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Top Stories 11-12-17

Here are the top stories fromthis weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia

Cards Going Bowling

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Top 10 Stories Of The Week At CSZ

Here are the Top 10 stories fromthis week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

10 Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

9 2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

8 Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

7 Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

6 Teddy Bridgewater Returns

5 New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

4 Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

3 ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

2 Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

1 Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations

 

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Top Stories 11-9-17

Here are the stories fromthis weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Myisha Hines-Allen Named To Katrina McClain Award Watch List

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations

Post Practice Interviews: 11-8-17

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Deng Adel Finds Himself On Yet Another Watch List For A Prestigious Award

Cards in the NBA: November 8th

Louisville Women Ink Three In-State Players For 2018

New Cardinal Cleats For Military Appreciation Day

Russ Smith Foundation Upcoming Events

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Louisville Vs Bellarmine Highlights

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Teddy Bridgewater Returns

Louisville vs Bellarmine: Postgame Recap

Student Section Promos Announced For Men’s Basketball Season

UofL Men Soccer Players Earn All ACC Honors

Basketball Post-Game Pressers: Bellarmine

Post Practice Interviews – 11-7-17

ESPNW Ranks Myisha Hines-Allen 24th In Top 25 Players

Asia Durr Named To 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List

Lamar Jackson Named As Semifinalist For The Davey O’Brien Award

Post Practice Interviews – 10-6-17

Bobby Petrino Press Conference TweetCap 11/6/17

The Barbour Shop: With Brian Bowen It’s Truly Wait And See

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

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Top Stories 11-8-17

Here are the stories fromthis weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Post Practice Interviews: 11-8-17

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Deng Adel Finds Himself On Yet Another Watch List For A Prestigious Award

Cards in the NBA: November 8th

Louisville Women Ink Three In-State Players For 2018

New Cardinal Cleats For Military Appreciation Day

Russ Smith Foundation Upcoming Events

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Louisville Vs Bellarmine Highlights

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Teddy Bridgewater Returns

Louisville vs Bellarmine: Postgame Recap

Student Section Promos Announced For Men’s Basketball Season

UofL Men Soccer Players Earn All ACC Honors

Basketball Post-Game Pressers: Bellarmine

Post Practice Interviews – 11-7-17

ESPNW Ranks Myisha Hines-Allen 24th In Top 25 Players

Asia Durr Named To 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List

Lamar Jackson Named As Semifinalist For The Davey O’Brien Award

Post Practice Interviews – 10-6-17

Bobby Petrino Press Conference TweetCap 11/6/17

The Barbour Shop: With Brian Bowen It’s Truly Wait And See

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

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Russ Smith Foundation Upcoming Events

Cardinal forever, Russ Smith, announced some of the 2018 events that his foundation has set up thus far. Go ahead and put them in your calendar and get out and support this fantastic person and foundation.

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan


Dear Coach Rick Pitino,
It is truly hard to image entering the KFC Yum! Center and not, first hearing you, then seeing you on the sidelines. You have been the figure head of the University of Louisvilles basketball team for much of my childhood.

What has transpired the past few years under your reign, it breaks my heart. Whether you knew about the issues, thats irrelevant at this point.

It has been hard to be a Louisville Basketball fan… The play on the court has been tremendous. Your play calling, flawless at its best. But, the constant harassment from other fan bases… It was hard.

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Russ Smith Signs With New Team

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Jeff Greer, from the Courier-Journal, spoke with big Russ and confirmed that his son has signed a new deal with a team in China.

“Smith, the 6-foot guard who averaged 61.2 points per game last season in China’s second-tier league, signed a one-year deal with the Fujian Sturgeons, who play in the top-flight Chinese Basketball Association.”

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Cardinal Basketball Family Reunion

Louisville Cardinals head coach Pitino holds up the trophy as he and his team celebrate after defeating the Michigan Wolverines in their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

Photo Cred: REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Cardinals Forever, Russdiculous, STV, Wichita and Lukeeeeeeeee all had dinner with Coach Pitino tonight at Jeff Rubys. There is a reason the 2013 team was so special to so many people, and those four guys are a huge part of it.

Top Stories For 9-3-17

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!

Louisville vs. Purdue Photo Gallery

J’aire Alexander Injury Update

Lamar & Louisville Defense Turns Lucas Oil Into Windianapolis

Lamar Jackson for Heisman… Again

Coach Petrino Post Game Presser Notes

Heisman Watch: Week 1

Lamar Jackson’s Purdue Post Game Comments

Top Stories For 9-2-17

Russ Smith Is Not Giving Up On NBA Dream

Video: Lamar Jackson Highlights vs Purdue

Louisville Vs Purdue: Full Game Video

BirdGang18 Adds Another

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Why The Chicago Bulls Should Take A Chance On Russ Smith

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It is no secret that the Chicago Bulls are not going to be very good this season. They may actually compete for the worst team in the NBA. Russ Smith on the other hand is coming off a mega season over in China. Ya know, that one where he was averaging 61.9 points a game. Bryce Fields with Real Ball Insiders, wrote about why the Bulls picking up Russ would be a win-win.

Ps. Most of them are reasons UofL fans have been screaming at scouts since our beloved Russ graduated.

Nunnsense: At Louisville, Recruiting Rankings Don’t Determine Success

 

 

IMG_6474With there now being 17 verbal commitments to BirdGang ’18, there has much talk about a recent commit, Tutu Atwell. The excitement is that he is a dual-threat quarterback from Northwestern high school in Miami Fl. Yes, that is the same school one Teddy Bridgwater attended. The mere mention of Teddy’s name being associated with Tutu, brings another level of expectations and attention. But after you do your research, you will find that he is only ranked as a 2 star by 247sports and 3 star by several other sites. You will also find that he is listed as an athlete and not expected to play QB at Louisville.

But what really does a star rating mean? And who really cares about star ratings? A star rating does not guarantee success at the college or NFL level nor does it restrict being offered scholarships from power 5 schools. Bobby Petrino said he doesn’t care about star ratings but rather he recruits kids that fit his system and kids that can play football. Rick Pitino said he doesn’t care about star ratings either. He recruits ” Louisville kids.” Meaning kids that want to play his way and that do well off the court also.  Read the rest of this entry

Russ Smith Isn’t Giving Up On NBA Dream

 

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Photo: SportsIllustrated.com

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.