After all the drama swirling around UofL Men’s Basketball because of yet another tawdry scandal, it’s my pleasure to present to you, my fellow UofL fans, an article about the actual basketball team. That’s right. There’s no death penalty yet. UofL gets to play basketball this year.
And boy do they have a God Deng good team. A near perfect blend of youthful talent and gritty experience. A new captain leads the unit. His name is Padgett and to our opponents I must warn you, he does not come in peace. He has come to annihilate you on the court. Beware the conqueror has arrived.
Now, let’s review the Red-White scrimmage from last Friday. I will speak on some individual players that I focused on. Players like Deng Adel. The junior forward returned to school after testing the NBA waters. Improvement in his game was needed and what better place to improve than here.
Teddy Bridgewater spoke to the media today for this first time since returning to practice. Listen to what he has to say below!
There is so much going on with the University of Louisville right now and everyone has an opinion. All of this is starting to wear on me – especially all the Card on Card crime. In case you forgot, we are all on the same team no matter who our basketball coach, athletic director or president is. We all want what is best for the University and sometimes it’s hard to see what is best. The easy decision isn’t always the best decision. I’m not going to tell you how you should feel about Pitino, Jurich or our future but here is how you should feel. Read the rest of this entry
On his weekly radio show, Coach Bobby Petrino opened with kind words about former Athletic Director Tom Jurich.
“I’d just like to take a minute here, after what happened today, to thank Tom Jurich for everything that he did for me and my family and this university,” Petrino said. “When you drive around campus and you look around and you see all the amazing facilities that we have, that was Tom’s vision and hard work and dedication to be able to get that done.
“One thing I think everyone really needs to understand is, Tom’s biggest thing was that he wanted to do everything he possibly could do for a student-athlete. The student-athlete comes first, and that we need to give him every opportunity to get the best education and the best experience being a student-athlete here at the university. I just thought I needed to take a minute and thank him for everything he’s done.”
Single tickets for the 2017-2018 non-conference UofL Men’s basketball season will go on sale tomorrow, October 18th, at 10 AM. They will vary between $35 and $40 and this excludes the Indiana game, which will be $85. Tickets can be purchased at the UofL Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium or online at http://www.TicketMaster.com.
Louisville junior, Deng Adel, has been tabbed to the Julius Erving Award Watch List.
Adel is one of 21 small forwards to be considered for the prestigious award. The award will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show on April 6, 2018.
In some much needed good news, the Minnesota Vikings announced today that Teddy has been clear to start practicing! We, here at CSZ, look forward to watching his comeback!
In his first national appearance since the FBI scandal broke, Rick Pitino is sitting down with Jay Bilas. The interview will air at midnight on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt.
Terry Meiners is reporting his sources are saying Tom Jurich will be fired tomorrow with just cause. This lines up with what we were told this weekend as well. What do you think about this report?
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.
Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino via @UofLFootball
The last few weeks have been rough. There’s no hiding it. Today, some of the Cardinal football players sent out some tweets reminding everyone why we cheer for them and why they deserve our unwaivering support.
Cardinal forever, Cole Hikutini, was promoted to the active roster for the San Francisco 49ers. Congrats to Cole!
Tonight is the fan’s first chance to see the UofL men’s basketball 2017-2018 team. You can see the team break downs below!
Courtesy of Star-Telegram
Former TCU, LSU and Stanford coach, Trent Johnson was officially named as the assistant of the UofL Men’s Basketball team. Jonshon was let go from TCU in March of 2016, but everyone surrounding the program had nothing but positive things to say about his integrity and character.
“His record won’t be deemed a success. But Trent Johnson’s time at TCU won a lot of people over because of the way he conducted himself and ran his program.” – Gil Lebreton with Star-Telegram.
We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to send a warm welcome to coach Johnson and look forward to seeing him on the court this season.
It was announced today that Mini Plan tickets for UofL men’s basketball will go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM. Fans can select their choice of six games in priority seating in 4 different packages. Check out the full details below.
According to the Courier Journal, Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair could be officially terminated as early as Monday. The ULAA will meet Monday to discuss the next steps following the fall out of the FBI investigation that was brought to light just two weeks ago. You can read the full outline of their contracts below.