New year, new uniforms.
The University of Louisville baseball team has always been one of the sharpest dressed teams in the nation. This year will be no different. Adidas has stepped up, once again, and got the team some awesome new uniforms for the 2018 season. Don’t forget to get out to Jim Patterson this spring and summer and support the cardinal 9!
Lamar Jackson became the first player ever in college football to record 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in back to back seasons. Check out his highlights from the win against Virginia.
UofL equipment announced the uniform combination that the football team will wear against Virginia. In honor of Veterans Day, they will be wearing the Stars and Stripes!
Chuck Smrt’s employment by the University of Louisville has been questioned by many individuals in the last few months. His questionable guidance through the Katina Powell and Andre McGee scandal led to Louisville possibly losing our 2013 banner. Somehow, he still has a contract through UofL. This was discussed yesterday, and you can listen to interim president Greg Postel and Bill Stone discuss his tenure below.
Photo Courtesy of WDRB.com
All good things must come to an end. I didn’t see Tom Jurich’s tenure coming to an end in such an inglorious fashion. I enjoyed having him as Athletic Director of my Alma Mater because I believe he cared about UofL Athletics as much as I do.
I was born here in Louisville, raised here in Louisville, and I graduated from Louisville. I am Louisville. UofL sports is woven into the intricate fabric of Louisville. I love the games, the atmosphere, the camaraderie of fans, the players, and the games. It’s all wondrous to me. And to me, the face of UofL Athletics wasn’t a coach, it was Tommy “The Turtleneck” Jurich.
Here are the top stories from yesterday October 5th at CardinalSportsZone.com!
Here are the top stories from yesterday October 4th at CardinalSportsZone.com!
If you listened to the introductory press conference of acting athletic director Vince Tyra and you were not impressed, then I’m not sure what will ever impress you. He said everything we wanted to hear and he said it with passion and confidence. For many, that was their first encounter with him because he said he keeps a low profile. He needed to make a great first impression – and he did. Most of us were sold right there on the spot.
But are you buying that he is the future? I believe that he could definitely be what the University needs to re-establish the athletic brand back to where it should be and where the fans expect it to be. Read the rest of this entry
Here are the top stories from yesterday October 3rd at CardinalSportsZone.com!
Here are the top stories from yesterday October 2nd at CardinalSportsZone.com!
The drama continues for interim president, Greg Postel. Today, Tom Jurich’s Attorney sent Postel a letter stating he has done nothing to warrant termination. You can read the full letter below.
According to Eric Crawford and Jason Riley with WDRB, the board dismissed today with no action taken. The announcement of interim AD, is expected to be made tomorrow. Interim President Postel says he still has some interviews to do before the announcement will be made.
UofL has released an update on where they stand with SACS Accreditation. It appears to be good news, they surpass 7 of the 9 issues and has progressed on the other two. You can see the full letter below.
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Rick Pitino was the first person to say, “Louisville First, Cards Forever.” He said that the University, as well as himself, need to be reborn or rebranded so he came up with the slogan. He said that players needed to play for the name on the front of the jersey rather than only being concerned with the name on the back.
The University of Louisville Athletics Department quickly adopted the slogan and in March of 2012, launched a campaign that encouraged fans to use the slogan – “Louisville First, Cards Forever” and #L1C4 (Twitter hashtag) on all their social media. Read the rest of this entry
The celebrity guest picker for today’s ESPN College Gameday is the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball coach, Rick Pitino!
The University of Louisville filed the paperwork to appeal the ruling from the NCAA committee of infractions. In Jeff Greer’s article below, he says that “The school said it would accept several other penalties, including the NCAA’s docking of four men’s basketball scholarships over the next four years; a $5,000 institutional fine; and a requirement that prospects on unofficial visits stay off-campus.” Louisville also called the COI’s ruling “draconian, ” which is an adjective that meansThe COI had 30 days from Wednesday to respond to U of L’s appeal. After that paperwork is filed, U of L gets another two weeks to send a rebuttal. Then the NCAA’s enforcement staff has 10 days to add its reply before U of L gets 10 more days to counter.
The hearing in front of the appeals committee, a small panel of college and conference administrators and lawyers, will be set after the exchange of documents.”
Read the full article below for much more and some very interesting details that lead me to believe that the banner will stay. Read the rest of this entry
The University of Louisville has until August 9th to file its written response to the NCAA Infractions Committee. Louisville will do so and will appeal the financial penalty and the vacation of records ordered in June by the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions. “U of L also told the NCAA that it wished to have the organization’s Infractions Appeals Committee hold an in-person hearing instead of basing the appeal only on written correspondence.” – Per the Courier-Journal.