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Top Stories 9-15-17

It’s Gameday folks! I know some of you will be enjoying a beverage or 28 and maybe just maybe some have decided to pace themselves. Some will be passed out. Here is a list of stories for you to read between now and game time that should keep you busy if you find yourself sitting down. Here are the top stories from yesterday September 15th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Stone Cold Steve Austin Talks Louisville vs Clemson

Everything You Need to Know: Louisville v. Clemson

David Johnson Commits To UofL

Potential Blackout Uniforms?

The Barbour Shop: 10 Things I Hate About You Clemson

Louisville vs Florida State 2016 (Full Game)

Unitas Statue Emerges!

Louisville vs. Purdue Photo Gallery

Changes,Events & Tailgating Info For Saturday

Hype Video For UofL VS Clemson

Louisville vs Clemson Blackout Hype Video

Are You Ready For It? (Blackout Video)

Another Lamar Jackson Highlight Video

Dickie V Picks The Cards Over Clemson

DeVante Parker Plans On Having A Break Out Season

Lee Corso and Rece Davis Press Conference

 

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Top Stories 9-14-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday September 14th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Unitas Statue Emerges!

Louisville vs. Purdue Photo Gallery

Changes,Events & Tailgating Info For Saturday

Hype Video For UofL VS Clemson

Louisville vs Clemson Blackout Hype Video

Are You Ready For It? (Blackout Video)

Another Lamar Jackson Highlight Video

Donovan Mitchell Talks About Lamar

Louisville Athletics Partners With The Red Cross For Hurricane Relief

UofL’s Offense VS Clemson’s Defense. Who Gives?

Louisville Addition Continues To Pay Off For ACC Football

Nunnsense: Louisville Football Culture Change

Official DJ K-Dogg Tailgate Mix

ESPN SportsCenter At Red Rage Tailgate

UofL Field Hockey Travels To Duke

Louisville vs Miami Blackout 2014 (Full Game)

93.9 The Ville Announces Marathon Pregame Coverage

Johnny Unitas Statue Press Conference

Dabo Thinks Lamar Is Unbelievable

Why Lamar Jackson Is More Dangerous Than Ever Before

The Biggest Game in Louisville Football History

Louisville Vs Duke 2016 Blackout (Full Game)

Post Practice Interviews 9-13-17

Louisville Basketball Schedules Pro Day

Can The NBA And NCAA Ever Work Together?

Russ Smith Signs With New Team

BirdGang’s Latest Product: Just In Time

WBB: Conference Scheduled Released

UofL Baseball Hosts Open Scrimmages This Weekend

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Top Stories 9-13-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday September 13th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Unitas Statue Emerges!

Changes,Events & Tailgating Info For Saturday

Louisville vs Clemson Blackout Hype Video

Louisville vs Miami Blackout 2014 (Full Game)

93.9 The Ville Announces Marathon Pregame Coverage

Are You Ready For It? (Blackout Video)

Another Lamar Jackson Highlight Video

Dabo Thinks Lamar Is Unbelievable

Why Lamar Jackson Is More Dangerous Than Ever Before

The Biggest Game in Louisville Football History

Complete Visitor List For Saturday’s Game Versus Clemson

Remember The First Blackout Game At PJCS?

Lamar Could Be The Best Ever

Bovada Heisman Odds 9-12-17

Lamar Jackson Should Be An NFL Quarterback

Louisville vs. Purdue Photo Gallery

Quick Hitt5r5: UofL Vs UNC

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

Friendly Reminder Of The Clear Bag Policy At PJCS

WestGate Las Vegas Updated Title Odds

Jeremy Smith Is Out For The Year

Where To Find Your Blackout Shirts

Tweets Of Respect Between Teddy And Lamar

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Top Stories 9-12-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday September 12th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

The Biggest Game in Louisville Football History

Complete Visitor List For Saturday’s Game Versus Clemson

Remember The First Blackout Game At PJCS?

Lamar Could Be The Best Ever

Bovada Heisman Odds 9-12-17

Lamar Jackson Should Be An NFL Quarterback

Louisville vs. Purdue Photo Gallery

Quick Hitt5r5: UofL Vs UNC

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

Friendly Reminder Of The Clear Bag Policy At PJCS

WestGate Las Vegas Updated Title Odds

Jeremy Smith Is Out For The Year

Where To Find Your Blackout Shirts

Tweets Of Respect Between Teddy And Lamar

Who Do You Want To See On GameDay As Celebrity Picker?

ESPN.COM Heisman Update

 

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Top Stories 9-11-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday September 11th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Lamar Could Be The Best Ever

Quick Hitt5r5: UofL Vs UNC

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

Jeremy Smith Is Out For The Year

Where To Find Your Blackout Shirts

Tweets Of Respect Between Teddy And Lamar

Who Do You Want To See On GameDay As Celebrity Picker?

Louisville Football Vs UNC: Full Game 9-9-17

Jaylen Smith And Lamar Jackson Receive ACC Player Of The Week Honors

Bobby Petrino Radio Show

Louisville Football Presser: September 11th TweetCap

Clemson, Let’s Blackout!!! (PJCS)

TWICA: September 11

Clemson Game Moved To PrimeTime

College Game Day Coming Back To Louisville!

Louisville vs. Purdue Photo Gallery

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Louisville Football Vs UNC: Full Game 9-9-17

 

Here is the complete game coverage from Saturday’s 47-35 victory over North Carolina. Enjoy!

 

Video: Lamar Jackson Highlights vs UNC

Photo Credit: Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Lamar Jackson sure did look like, not only the reigning Heisman winner, but a top contender for the award this year.
Stats:

25-39 passing

393 passing yards

3 TDs

132 rushing yards

3 TDs

525 total yards

Here’s another fantastic video from the good people from the University of Louisville!

UofL vs UNC Highlights

 

Here are some of the highlights from today’s ACC match up against UNC. The Cards started out slow & once again went into the 4th quarter behind but the Cards seem to only get better as the game goes on and prevailed 47-35.

Quick Hitt5r5: UofL Vs UNC

Todays game was an odd one. You thought on one hand it should be easy but then on the other hand you know we don’t make anything easy. The Cards pull off the 47-35 victory in Chapel Hill over a terrible UNC team that put up 400 yards of offense. That would be one of the only negatives but here at quick hitt5r5 we tackle both the positive and negatives. Here we go:

(Stats provided by Chris Mull because I cannot Multi-task)

  • This is the first edition of Quick Hitt5r5, kind of like a mini version of 55………..You.Are.Welcome.
  • Lamar went Super Saiyan on their @$$, He threw for 393 yards through the air & put up 132 on the ground. Amazing!

  • We asked for the O-Line to improve and boy did they. 1 infraction as opposed to the plethora last week. 6 penalties this week as opposed to 16 last week.
  • We asked for a rushing game last week and we got it this week. 132 for Lamar, 149 for Malik & 22 for Reggie
  • Lamar’s accuracy is the difference between 47 points and 60 this week. That is saying a bunch
  • The Cards did not turn the ball over. That’s good football.
  • Seth Dawkins played a live action version of Mortal Kombat today:

  • Looking forward to seeing #10 back on the sidelines this week
  • The WR’s came up big today! Jalen with 9 for 183 & a TD & Dez has 4 for 78 & 2 TD’s
  • Defense wins championships. Our defense gave up 400 to UNC but when you have Action Jackson you may be able to get away with it
  • The Defense played inconsistent. Had some key stops, gave up some key plays. It’s still earl though in the season.
  • Get out and tailgate and hang out with CardNation before the kick next week. These big games are special and coming more often
  • Gameday looks like it is heading to the Ville
  • As good as special teams played last week they played equally as poor this week. Not too worried about this unless it becomes a trend.
  • We had 2 drives end in FG’s that started near mid-field then had 2 drives that were 90+yards long.
  • Last year we were a first half team & this year we are a 2nd half team. Imagine if we could do a little of both???
  • D-Line got little to no penetration again. That has to be fixed now.
  • Our Db’s look like lost little puppies out there
  • Higgys girlfriend is not fictional as we all suspected. Plus, he does own shirts that fit. This has nothing to do with the game but I had to throw it in. Oh yeah, he also likes boneless wings and bleu cheese. Everyone follow suit & block & unfollow him.
  • Thank Goodness somebody else had a lineman inexplicably fall down out their stance. Im looking at you Kiona.
  • Repeat, I repeat: Dez is gonna be a star. Call him 6Patrick from this day forward
  • Creque was automatic today
  • Lamar set a bunch of records today and threw the longest passing TD of his career:

  • Had a great time at Diorio’s with the CSZ crew, Sam, Marissa & even Boombox Mike showed up to secure the victory.
  • *Penalty Flag Thrown* Boombox called into Mark Ennis’s show on 93.9 The Ville & told him he had fun with the Crunch Zone guys. I’m not even mad. Those dudes are good people.

 

That is all for my account of tonight’s game. Thanks for reading.

Go Cards, Beat Clemson

Click on more below for some stats from todays victory over UNC:

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CSZ Predictions For UofL Vs UNC

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Leading into week 2 of the season, and the start of ACC play, we asked each member of Cardinal Sports Zone what their predictions were for the game.

Jeremy: Cards 44 UNC 24
Lamar 457 total yards, 347 passing 110 rushing
Chucky 2 ints

Katie Goben: 28-21 Louisville. LJ with 3 touchdowns on the day and Dez has 2 of those touchdowns. Stacy Thomas continues to dominate on d.

Nunn: Cards win 31-14. Last year on defense UNC gave up the ACC worst, 227.3 rushing yards per game. This seems like a good time to get the running game back on track.

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Asia Durr is Unstoppable

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Photo Credit: Adam Creech/GoCards.com

*  Story from Swish Appeal. Please visit SwishAppeal.com to see more of Paige’s work. *

Louisville, KY — In the annual Play 4 Kay game, the No. 14 Louisville Cardinals, behind the Big Three, dominated the North Carolina Tar Heels, 87-57.

The 14th ranked Louisville Cardinals honored those with Breast Cancer in the annual Play 4 Kay game. In a truly remarkable gesture during the team introductions, each Louisville starter was accompanied by either a current Breast Cancer patient, a survivor or the family member of a loved one lost. The tear-jerking moment set the tone for the Cardinals. Louisville took the floor motivated to fight hard for a win.

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Games Of Interest: NCST Week

If Saturday’s homecoming matchup against NC State isn’t enough for you, we’ve got another slate of games for you to watch with the playoff bid still alive. Here’s what we have suggested.

Miami at Virginia Tech (Tonight, 7:00 pm, ESPN)

In all likelihood, the winner of this will settle the ACC Coastal Division. If Virginia Tech wins, it will likely narrow the race down to the Hokies and Pittsburgh, who will have their turn with the Panthers next Thursday. If Miami wins, it’ll be down to the Tar Heels and Panthers. Plus, Thursday nights in Blacksburg are always fun to watch. Isaiah Ford (VT) and Stacy Coley (Miami) are two explosive playmakers that can make this game fun to watch.

BYU at #14 Boise State (Tonight, 10:15 pm, ESPN) 

In a rare doubleheader of college football, Boise State has a rare spotlight game against a competitive BYU football team. With the Broncos eyeing another New Year’s Six bowl bid, this is a key game in their schedule to help their chances of beating out the likes of Houston and Western Michigan. QB Mark Rypien and WR Thomas Sperbeck are a solid QB/WR duo for the Mountain West. Taysom Hill, who has seemingly been at BYU for 1,000 years, returns to his home state in what has become one of the better rivalries out west.

#1 Alabama v. #6 Texas A&M (Saturday, 3:30 pm, CBS)

For those going to the homecoming game (or watching on ESPN Saturday), this is the game to watch Saturday afterwards. This will either solidify Alabama as an overwhelmingly dominant, all-but-given, SEC West champion (unless Auburn or LSU pull off a wild upset), or have the SEC West wide open with a shocking A&M win. Trevor Knight already beat Alabama once in the Sugar Bowl in 2014, will he join Chad Kelly as the only QB to topple Saban’s Tide twice in the last five seasons?

Kentucky v. Mississippi State (Saturday, 7:30 pm, SEC Network)

You might say you’re better off watching other games as rival fans, and what I’ll say may surprise a lot of you. But, if Kentucky can get bowl eligibility by winning three games against Mississippi State, at Missouri and Austin Peay, that can help Louisville’s strength of schedule. And if Louisville wins out, that will certainly help their argument for the CFP as an at-large bid. On top of Syracuse upsetting the Hokies last week, Louisville’s overall strength of schedule is trending up as of late. This is also a must-win for head coach Mark Stoops, who suddenly has three very winnable games to finally get Kentucky bowl eligible.

#2 Ohio State at Penn State (Saturday, 8:00 pm, ABC)

Another week, another demanding road test for the Buckeyes as they go from Wisconsin to Happy Valley in back-to-back weeks. The Buckeyes have been tested many times at Penn State the last couple of years, and Saquan Barkley (Penn State) is one of the best running backs in the conference. James Franklin is still lacking a marquee win as the Nittany Lions’ head coach, and is likely under pressure to either get a huge win or at least make it competitive.

OTHER GAMES:

#10 Wisconsin at Iowa: Noon ESPN (Wisconsin by 3)

TCU at #12 WVU: 3:30 ABC (WVU by 6)

 

Upset alerts:

Illinois at #3 Michigan: 3:30 Big10 Network (Michigan by 36)

Purdue at #8 Nebraska: 3:30 ABC (Nebraska by 24)

Oregon State at #4 Washington: 6:30 Pac12 Network  (Washington by 37)

 

Games Of Interest: Duke Week

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There’s never a bad reason to throw up a picture of my guy THE Redbird. Go to his Twitter and vote for him for best Louisville fan mascot. @the_redbird7. Now on to business. Here is the list of games for us to watch for this weekend. I compiled them & Justin Krueger aka JK (patent pending) (hot dogs are not sandwiches) broke them down. We hope you enjoy.

Games to Watch:

 

Alabama at Tennessee, 3:30 ET, CBS: With Louisville hosting its blackout game tomorrow night, this should be the game that is on everyone’s radar for Saturday. Tennessee has pulled off some impressive feats on the road already, including downing Florida and Georgia and nearly pulling off another comeback win at Texas A&M. If Josh Dobbs can get the offense going, Alabama could be in for a tough night, and an Alabama loss could ignite some chaos in the SEC’s playoff race.

 

Ohio State at Wisconsin, 8:00 ET, ABC: 

The matchup everyone will be watching will be Ohio State’s vaunted offense against Wisconsin’s impressive defense. Wisconsin has been the big surprise of the Big Ten this season, with solid defensive performances against an LSU team with Leonard Fournette and held Michigan to 14 points. An Ohio State loss at any point would create a ton of chaos in the Big Ten’s CFP picture, but Wisconsin may arguably have the best shot at taking them down.

 

Nebraska at Indiana, 3:30 ET, ABC/ESPN2:

Wisconsin has been the surprise of the Big Ten, but Nebraska has also quietly entered the top ten of the polls after an early-season victory against Oregon. Nebraska could be in for a tough road test against an Indiana team that just beat Michigan State at home, and has also challenged the likes of Michigan and Ohio State last year under head coach Kevin Wilson.

 

West Virginia at Texas Tech, noon, FS1: The Big XII may not have any legitimate threats to the CFP at this time, but they still have two undefeated teams and WVU happens to be one of them. The Mountaineers might have their toughest test to date against a Texas Tech team that has one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Patrick Mahomes, and a loss would leave Baylor as the lone undefeated team in the Big XII.

 

North Carolina at Miami, 3:30 ET, ABC/ESPN2: We all thought the Coastal was going to be substantially weaker than the Atlantic, but it turns out that the Coastal has produced some good teams this season. The Tar Heels and Hurricanes stand out as the two favorites for the division title, and may be of interest if one of them meets Clemson – or possibly Louisville – in the conference championship. The focus will be on the quarterback duel between Mitch Trubisky (UNC) and Brad Kaaya (Miami), the latter of whom could be a potential top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Ryan Switzer and Stacy Coley are two exciting playmakers that will likely contribute in a potential shootout between these two teams.

A Comprehensive Guide To All CFP Contenders

(Courtesy of @TheRed_Rage Dave)

(Courtesy of @TheRed_Rage Dave)

We are officially halfway through the season, and Louisville has surpassed all expectations and become a legitimate College Football Playoff contender. However, Louisville may – or may not – need some help down the road to complete its first ever playoff bid. And with only four teams entering the playoff, the air is going to get incredibly thin at the mountaintop, so it’ll be of interest to see how the nation plays out for Louisville’s CFP campaign.

Here are some teams to watch in the coming weeks that could challenge Louisville’s run to its first ever CFP bid.

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Louisville Slugger Field To Host 2017 ACC Baseball Championship

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PRESS RELEASE

Garett Wall
UofL Baseball SID

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship will be played at Louisville Slugger Field in downtown Louisville as announced by the conference on Tuesday. Originally slated for Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina, the 2017 baseball championship was among eight neutral site championships relocated by the ACC.

Louisville Slugger Field, which opened in 2000, boasts a seating capacity of 13,131. Home the Louisville Bats’ minor league team, the stadium played host to the 2008 Triple-A All-Star Game and features 32 private suites in addition to second-level club seating.

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1st NCAA AP Football Poll Of The Season Released

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The FIRST AP College Football Poll of the season was released this morning. Where did the Cards and the rest of the ACC show up? Check it out below….

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Pre-Season ACC Football Poll Released

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Here are the 2016 ACC Football Media Standings released this morning.

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UofL Blu Ray Deals!

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If you are looking for recent UofL Football and Basketball games on Blu-Ray, LordKayoss.com is the place to go. I just picked up this 3 pack of the 2016 Basketball Sr night game and festivities/UNC&Duke/uk&TAMU in football this season for just 40 dollars. That’s with shipping included! Click here to go directly to the site. It will ask for a password. The password is cardnation and then proceed. I have ordered every disc he has put out and they are all in high quality and have been worth the money. Right now he has a deal where you can get last years CFB ND/uk combo disc for just $10!!! Act now before this deal goes away……….

Is The ACC Moving Towards A Nine Game Conference Schedule?

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The ACC Network has been a hot button topic as of late. With the member institutions wanting to make as much money as possible, things are been discussed on just how to attain this goal. One thing that has been discussed in depth is the nine game conference schedule which would be a one game increase. How would that help you may ask? It would be one more game against a school in your conference. More money for your conference schools and if the quality of the league is high, it is another way to build conference prestige. This isn’t the first time that increasing the number of conference games has come up:

The conference last addressed the eight/nine football question at its 2014 spring meetings, and it was a most lively debate, with the status-quo eight prevailing 8-6. Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock, mere months onto the job, voted with the majority, his Virginia counterpart, Craig Littlepage, the minority.

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Odds To Win 2017 NCAA Basketball Title: Louisville

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Here are the to win the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball championship via espn.com and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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