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Faculty Seeks To Block Bevin

Photo: uclublouisville.org

Photo: uclublouisville.org

Excerpt from the CJ. Story by Andrew Wolfson (full link here)

Citing the “immediate diminishment of the academic legitimacy and reputation of the University of Louisville,” a group of 47 faculty members Tuesday morning asked the members of the Board of Trustees to seek an immediate injunction blocking their removal by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Statement From Tom Jurich

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Statement from Tom Jurich, Vice-President and Director of Athletics at the University of Louisville:

“I would like to thank Dr. Ramsey for the years we have worked together.  My wife Terrilynn and I love this city and the University of Louisville.  We will support the governor and will continue to be committed to our university.”

 

Tom Jurich is out of the office and unavailable for further comment at this time.  Thank you.

Miami Dolphins QB Says: Fear Devante Parker

Photo: Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post

Photo: Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post

 

It is no secret that Devante Parker was one of the best receivers EVER at the University of Louisville. Of course you can throw in guys like Deion Branch, Mario Urrutia, Harry Douglas or even an unheralded guy like Lavell Boyd (I did not include LB because he was in my wedding but because he deserved the mention) who is top 10 all-time in almost every category. I am certain I left a few out and just as certain you will tweet me at @Jeremy_CSZ and tell me. Devante undeniably changed the game for the Cards. A deep threat that you could just throw it up to or a guy you could throw a jump ball to in the end zone from 10 yards away and he was just flat-out go get it. Enough of what he did at Louisville though. The rookie WR in Miami had a rough time due to injuries. This year will be different. He will be healthy and ready to go from 1 to 100 straight out of the gate. This week QB Ryan Tannehill had some great things to say about our Cardinal Forever:

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NCAA May Allow Endorsement Deals

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The NCAA has always been an enemy in the eyes of the student-athlete (IMO). Never really felt like they were the friends of the University of Louisville either. Always dragging their feet on ruling, never making things easy. Remember how long it took for Muhammed Lasage to get eligible for the Cards in 2001? Or the current issues going on. They are the worst. It seems as if they are trying to throw up the white flag toward student-athletes though. The sporting news reports that the NCAA will in fact be considering a pay for play model of some sort if they implement the ability for the kids to sign endorsement deals. I cannot imagine that will be favorable for the fans at the University of Louisville but it would help the kids out so I am all for it. Here is an excerpt from the article:

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Lamar Jackson: Ready To Make The Leap

Photo: Collegefootball.ap.org

Photo: Collegefootball.ap.org

 

Last year at the University of Louisville was one of the more turbulent in recent history at the QB position. Was Will gonna start? Was Reggie gonna start? Was Kyle gonna start? One consensus was certain in the fans eyes. Lamar was too green to start. Experts all around the country were certain that Lamar was option number 4. I will admit, I heard he was struggling with the playbook and told Steve that maybe this year he would dominate but no way would he get consiferable time last season. I like being wrong. Lamar burst on the scene mid way through the season and didn’t look back. Sure he had gotten to play here and there but he didn’t explode onto the scene until after the mid way point. I see awesomeness in the Cards this year. (pun intended) I am not the only one who thinks that either.

The following excerpts are from CampusRush at SI:

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The 25 Most Dominant Men’s College Basketball Programs

Louisville v Samford

Business Insider put out a list today of the top 25 most dominant College Basketball programs. Where did Louisville land? Was Kentucky seeded too low? Who knows but here is the full list and where Louisville stands. Enjoy!

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Stand For Coach P: More Than Basketball

Rick Pitino

Photo: YouTube.com

Times are hard.

That may be a bit of an understatement really, but it sums it up pretty well.  The worst thing about hard times, however, is the way that they make all of the people involved second guess everything in hopes of returning to the way things were before times became hard.  This is natural and I, for one,  pass no judgement.  In a time of despair people make rash decisions or don’t look at the big picture moving forward.  On cartoons, the character tricked into drinking ACME Hot Sauce immediately guzzles the bottle marked ‘Water’ that turns out to be something to make the heat even stronger. When they finally get water, it unknowingly makes  it even worse. The problem is obvious, they acted immediately to rid the burn from the hot sauce and did not stop to think about what could go wrong.

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The Ride (Plus Bonus Video)

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I want to start by thanking Jeremy and Steve for bringing me on board the CSZ team. I have been following from the beginning. My pledge to the CSZ team and to all of Cardnation is that I will always bring my best. I will bring you facts, opinions, pictures, videos and I will always keep it real. This site is for the fans by the fans so feel free to comment or message us and tell us what you want. We will give you what you want. Thank you, now let’s go…

As Cardinal fans we have been on quite a sweet ride over the last few years. Excitement and passion has grown with each victory in every sport. We have experienced both team and individual national championships, multiple final four appearances, bowl games, #1 overall soccer draft pick, NFL and NBA draft picks, college World Series appearances and many other accomplishments. Things have been going so well that it just felt like we were almost untouchable. As a University we were moving way ahead of our in state rival. Times were as good as they had ever been.

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AP Top 25 Poll 2/8/16

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(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Record: 20-3
PV Rank

3

Points

1,566

2
Record: 21-3
4
1,499
3
Record: 19-3
1
1,472
4
Iowa (11)
Record: 19-4
5
1,471
5
Record: 21-2
6
1,382
6
Kansas (1)
Record: 19-4
7
1,311
7
Record: 19-4
9
1,223
8
Record: 20-4
10
1,144
9
Record: 19-4
2
1,136
10
Record: 19-4
14
1,082
11
Record: 20-4
16
905
12
Record: 18-4
17
826
13
Record: 19-4
19
819
14
Record: 17-6
13
781
15
Record: 18-5
8
663
16
12
593
17
Record: 19-5
23
497
18
Record: 19-5
18
456
19
Record: 19-3
24
413
20
Record: 18-6
11
349
21
Record: 17-6
15
333
22
Record: 17-6
20
228
23
Record: 18-5
27
225
24
Record: 16-7
36
199
25
Record: 17-6
21
132

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Must Read For CardNation: Seth Davis Interviews Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino

If you haven’t read this article from College hoops reporter for SI and CBS Sports Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops), you can here. One of the more intriguing articles I have read in awhile. In the story Coach Pitino goes more in depth on the alleged incident and delved a little deeper into the saga that is currently going on at the University of Louisville. Great job by Seth, Give this a read.

 

As always, Thank you and Go Cards!

 

Our Friends At BirdGang Open Up Their First Retail Shop!

Birdgang

The title is self-explanatory. It is no secret the bond that myself and BirdGang Brand Clothing CFO Danny Mosby have. Played against each other in High School, on the same side at the University of Louisville. Every time he takes a step forward in the business world I burst with pride. This is no different. This weekend he along with his co-founders (Nappy Roots members Brian “Buffalo Stille” Scott and Ronald “Clutch” Wilson) open up their first retail spot! Get out and support your local business owners! All the info is included in the press release below.

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Kyle Kuric Update

Kyle Kuric

While we were on air with the Cardinal Sports Zone show on 93.9 FM this morning, UofL S.I.D. Kenny Klein tweeted out the following update:

Kyles dad Steve posted this pic this morning:

Kylek

Again, thoughts and prayers out to Kyle and the entire Kuric family. The pic above shows you overcoming one obstacle, time to take out another. Go Cards!

55 Season 2 Episode 16

 

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This week on 55………..

Todd Grantham gets PAIDDDDDDDDDDDD. Guys commit, de-commit then re-commit. The Football schedule is out and a plethora of pics from our resident photog Tim Haag. Marquee matchup tonight on big Monday and a wrap-up from Saturdays epic comeback vs UNC and much much more…

Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..

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#WeAreBirdGang

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Just over a year ago former Card Danny Mosby was brought on to consult with a local business in hopes of getting a buzz out to the Cardinal faithful. 1 year and many changes later himself along with Nappy Roots own Brian “Buffalo Stille” and Ronald “Ron Clutch” Wilson have gotten everything turned around and launched under a new name. BirdGang Clothing is up and running just in time for some of the Cards biggest games of the year. Here’s the official press release from my former teammate Danny Mosby. I will have a Q&A with him later this week.

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Silos on UofL’s campus to be demolished next week

Silos

Beginning on Monday July 28, the silos on the University of Louisville’s campus will begin to be demolished. If you travel I-65 often, seeing these silos may be apart of your everyday life. It will certainly be different and much more open when they are gone. I am not really sure how I feel about it. I like the signage and the promotion of the University, but looking at UofL’s campus and the amazing facilities, I trust that this will be the right move. Whether it ends up being a parking lot for football or another building in the future, it will surely be worth it.

UofL’s Director of Media Relations, Mark Hebert, gave this update:

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Affordable Russell Athletic Bowl Ticket Information

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If you haven’t already gotten your tickets to the Russell Athletics Bowl there are many options. First if possible you should buy them through the University. This helps them sell the allotment of tickets that they need to sell. If however you just cant swing that price the Russell Athletic Bowl has tickets on their site starting at $20.00. That’s right I said $20 so there’s no reason we shouldn’t paint the Citrus Bowl Red on December 28th!! See you in Cardlando…See what I did there.

Russell Athletic Bowl Website Ticket Info

University of Louisville Website Ticket Info

“Year of the Cardinal” Maker’s Mark Bottle Benefits UofL Academic Center

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Press Release per Kenny Klein

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Cardinal Athletic Fund has teamed up with Maker’s Mark to raise $1 million for the University of Louisville Academic Center of Excellence, helping U of L student-athletes be as successful academically as they are athletically.

Maker’s Mark is donating 500 uniquely designed bottles celebrating the Year of the Cardinal with an unprecedented four-part feat in college athletics:  Louisville football’s Sugar Bowl victory, the baseball team reaching the College World Series, advancing to the national championship game in women’s basketball, and winning the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Women’s Soccer Jumps Into The Top 25!

womens soccer

The University of Louisville women’s soccer team jumped into the Top 25 rankings for the first time this season.  The Cardinals are ranked 24th in the Soccer America Poll and No. 25 in the Top Drawer Soccer Poll.  The Cardinals were last ranked in September of 2012.

Louisville secured the No.2 seed and a first round bye in the American Athletic Conference Tournament. The Cardinals will host the quarterfinal round on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Cardinal Park. Louisville will play the winner of the opening round matchup played between No. 7 seed Memphis (11-7-0, 4-5-0 American) and No. 10 seed Houston (1-11-3, 0-9-0 American) on Friday, Nov. 1 in Cardinal Park at 7:00 p.m.

The Cardinals (12-4-1, 8-1-0 American) finished second in the regular-season standings behind UCF. Louisville secured their spot following a 5-4 overtime thriller over Cincinnati on Friday. Heading into the Championship, senior midfielder Charlyn Corral is The American’s individual points leader, tied for first in the league with 13 goals and standing alone at the top with 36 points, averaging 2.12 per game.

You can purchase tickets for Sunday’s match at the University of Louisville ticket office or by calling (502) 852-5151. To become a 2014 founding season ticket holder at Lynn Stadium, call (502) 852-0120 or email tickets@gocards.com for more information.

Fans can follow Louisville women’s soccer on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ulwomenssoccer and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ulwomenssoccer.

Cards’ Academic Success Reflected in NCAA Report

coach klein

Press Release from University of Louisville S.I.D. Kenny Klein:

Success in academics for the University of Louisville student-athletes continues at a high level, reflected in recent national graduation rates released by the NCAA.

U of L student-athletes achieved an 81 percent graduation rate in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Report, which was developed 10 years ago to account for transfers into the university who graduate and those who leave in good academic standing.  The Cardinals’ GSR, most recently reported for freshmen who entered in the 2006-07 academic year, has risen 15 percent since the reporting began nine years ago.  Six sports — women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming, and men’s tennis — attained a 100 percent GSR in the most recent report.

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Volleyball Sweeps Cincy

volleyball

Friday night the University of Louisville Volleyball team continued their roll as they traveled to Cincinnati and defeated the Bearcats in a  25-13, 25-22, 25-15 (3-0) sweep over their longtime rival. Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills and an ace while U of L (11-7, 7-0) hit .330 and had 43 digs, led by Maya McClendon’s 14.  Janelle Jenkins added nine kills and senior Randi Ewing hit .556 with six kills and a block. The Cards stay undefeated in AAC conference play. The Cards go on a 4 game road trip starting with matches this week at MTSU on Tuesday, at Rutgers on Thursday before a showdown in Storrs on Sunday.

Go Cards!

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