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Asia Durr Named To John R. Wooden All-American Team

Another accolade for Asia Durr.

The junior guard was one of five players named to the John R. Wooden All-American team.

The 42nd annual presentation of the prestigious John R. Wooden Award will close out the ESPN College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s on ESPN2 on Friday, April 6th, 2018.

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Chris Mack Introductory Press Conference

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Chris Mack Chosen to Lead Louisville Men’s Basketball Program

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chris Mack, whose teams have participated in the NCAA Tournament in eight of his nine seasons as a head coach, has been selected as the head coach of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team.

In nine seasons as the head coach at Xavier University, Mack guided the Musketeers to a 215-97 record and eight NCAA Tournament appearances (the last five straight years), including reaching the Sweet 16 on four occasions and the Elite Eight in 2017.  His teams won or shared three conference regular season championships while compiling a 105-49 league record over nine seasons in the Big East and Atlantic 10.

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Quentin Snider Selected To Participate In Inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

UofL’s Quentin Snider Selected to Participate in Inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville senior guard Quentin Snider has been selected to participate in the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. This ground-breaking new event will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams, comprised of seniors who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, will compete for a $100,000 prize pool viewable live on Twitter and ESPN2 from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio. Snider is one of four players selected from the ACC

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Mayor Fischer Declares Friday Wear Red Day

To honor the Louisville Women’s Basketball team, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has declared Friday, March 30th, ‘Wear Red Day 2018.”

All Louisville residents are encouraged to wear red in support of the Louisville Cardinals as it battles for a spot in the National Championship.

Donovan Mitchell Intends To Get His Degree From UofL

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Despite taking the NBA by storm, being a Rookie of the Year candidate, and winning the Slam Dunk Contest, Donovan Mitchell still intends on finishing his degree at UofL.

Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune, wrote a feature article about Donovan and how his mother made sure that, in spite of his dislike for academics, he would get a great education.

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Louisville Recruit To Participate In High School Women’s 3-Point Championship

Louisville signee, Mykasa Robinson will participate in the American Family Insurance High School Women’s 3-Point Championship.

The contest will air on April 1st at 3:30 PM on CBS.

Robinson is listed as the # 4 Point Guard – & 13th ranked overall – in the 2018 class.

Russ Smith Talks NBA Hopes, G League, Success In China & Louisville

Former Louisville guard, Russ Smith, joined Alex Kennedy on the HoopsHype podcast.

Russ discusses his hopes to play in the NBA, his success in the G League and China, Louisville’s Title and Coach Pitino.

Listen to the full podcast below.

Asia Durr Named USBWA First Team All-American

Louisville junior, Asia Durr, keeps racking up the accolades.

On Sunday, Durr was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Lexington Regional. On Monday, she earned AP First Team All-American honors.

Today, Durr was named a USBWA First Team All-American.

Durr is averaging 18.7 points per game.

Chris Mack Named UofL Men’s Basketball Head Coach

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After months of speculation, Chris Mack was formally announced as the new head coach of the University of Louisville. Coach Mack had previously been the head coach at Xavier University since 2009 with a record of 215-97. He lead the Muskateers to be outright champions in the Big East as well as a number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament this year.

We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to welcome Coach Mack and his family to CardNation and we look forward to seeing him lead this program!

 

The Front Paige: From Ah, Hell to All Hail

It’s no secret; the University of Louisville has not had the brightest days in recent years.

Both the university and athletics have been through the wringer. Scandal after scandal. Front page ESPN news and bottom screen tickers. It’s been extremely rough and extremely public.

Since October 2015, the university has had a dark cloud hanging over it.

Fans have been mocked. The beloved University of Louisville went from being seen as a national renowned institution to almost losing accreditation.

From alleged stripper parties to mismanagement of university funds, a lack of transparency to an over zealous Governor who wants absolute control; the university has suffered.

However, the tides are changing. The clouds are parting and the storm is starting to pass.

Let’s just reflect on the last week.

  • Louisville Men’s Swimming & Diving finished ninth at the NCAA Championship – a team best.
  • Marcelo Acosta was named an All-American.
  • Louisville Football hosted Pro Day that was broadcast on the NFL Network.
  • Louisville Women’s Basketball won the Lexington Regional and earned a spot in the Women’s Final Four.
  • Asia Durr was named the Lexington Regional Most Outstanding Player.
  • Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen we’re named AP All-Americans.
  • Vince Tyra was named the permanent Athletic Director.
  • Chris Mack was named the head coach of the Louisville Men’s Basketball team.

It’s starting to feel like the good ol’ days again.

For months it has felt like a never ending cycle of bad news. Hit after hit. The reputation of the university has been tarnished by a few rogue employees.

We lost a lot; respect, admiration, a Hall of Fame head coach and a top notch Athletic Director.

“They say the darkest clouds elicit the brightest lightning bolt. That lightning bolt is coming” – Coach Chris Mack

During his introductory press conference, Louisville head coach Chris Mack delivered the message all Louisville fans needed to hear…

He’s going to work his ass off to make the fans proud of Louisville Basketball again.

While yesterday signaled the end of the Pitino Era, it marked the beginning of a new era. An era that is scary, uncharted. An era that is exciting.

Louisville took a punch to the gut when the NCAA took the Final Four and National Championship banners. But, like Muhammad Ali, we got back up and kept fighting.

We are resilient.

And under Coach Mack, we will return to our rightful spot at the top of college hoops.

Final Four Send Off: Paint Floyd Street Red Tuesday @ 4PM

Gather your favorite red clothing, your red wig, your face paint, your accessories, your beads, your poms and line Floyd Street to send the Cardinals to Columbus for the Final Four.

Louisville will depart from the Yum! Center Practice Facility ( 2432  S. Floyd Street ON CAMPUS).

Fans are encouraged to arrive around 4. PM. The team will depart at 4:30 PM.

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Locker Room Video: Louisville Players Talk Final Four

The Louisville Cardinals are Columbus bound for the Women’s Final Four!!

Check out the player’s reactions post celebration!!

Durr, Hines-Allen Named AP All-Americans

A pair of Louisville Cardinals have earned AP All-American honors.

Junior guard, Asia Durr, was named an AP First Team All-American – becoming only the second Louisville player to earn the honor. Angel McCoughtry was Louisville’s first First Team All-American in 2009. While Hines-Allen was named a Third Team All-American.

The selection marks the first time that Louisville has had two All-Americans in one season.

The Louisville Cardinals return to action on Friday as they battle Mississippi State for a spot in the National Championship game.

Louisville’s Quickness Stuns Oregon State, Cardinals Head To Final Four

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Lexington, KY — The top-seeded Louisville Cardinals dominated the Lexington Regional to earn a spot in the Women’s Final Four.

Junior guard, Asia Durr, was named the Lexington Regions Most Outstanding Player, while Sam Fuehring, Arica Carter and Myisha Hines-Allen were named to the All-Region team.

Despite his team’s amazing season, Louisville head coach Jeff Walz says he more proud of his team’s accomplishments off the court.

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Raw Video: Louisville Cuts Down The Nets In Lexington

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The Louisville Cardinals are headed to the Final Four!!

After a complete domination of sixth-seeded Oregon State, the Cardinals will head to Columbus, Ohio to face the winner of the Mississippi State/UCLA game.

Coach Walz Sounds Off On Women’s Basketball Critics

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UConn is “bad for women’s basketball.” Geno Auriemma is a “bully.” It reads like an angry second grader wrote it. But, here we are… Again.

A number of articles have been published recently claiming Connecticut is the problem with women’s basketball. One article went so far to say that the Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma is a “bully” because of the beatdown UConn handed to St. Francis (PA).

But, that could not be further from the truth.

UConn is a dynasty. It’s the perfect example of what can happen when an administration invests in its women’s basketball program.

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The Bond Between Darrell Griffith And Donovan Mitchell Goes Beyond Basketball

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The day before the NBA Dunk Contest, the Utah Jazz called and offered to pay for Darrell Griffith to come out and watch. While Dr. Dunkenstein couldn’t accept because it was so short notice, he was shocked to see that Donovan Mitchell was wearing his jersey during the contest. It made his evening. Marc Spears with The Undefeated sat down with Darrell Griffith and Donovan Mitchell to talk about their bond and when it all started.

Louisville Powers Past Stanford To Advance To Elite Eight

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Lexington, KY — The top-seeded Louisville Cardinals are moving on to the Elite Eight after defeating the Stanford Cardinal, 86 – 59.

The fourth-seeded Stanford Cardinal, led by legendary head coach Tara VanDerveer, came into its 11th consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance motivated. It was also Stanford’s third straight appearance in the Lexington Regional. The last two years, the Cardinal knocked off the top-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish to advance to the Final Four. However, this year, the Cardinals of Louisville were too much to handle.

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Asia Durr Featured On The Players’ Tribune

On the morning of Louisville’s Sweet Sixteen matchup, The Players’ Tribune released a post that junior guard, Asia Durr penned.

The Douglasville, Georgia native talked about the fun she’s had with her family – like when she dunked on her older brother when she was in eighth grade. But, she also talked about serious family issues – like her brother TJ’s tumor.

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UofL Officials To Meet With Chris Mack This Weekend

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For months, Chris Mack has been the name atop the UofL list for candidates for the head coaching job. This weekend, the first step in that becoming possible , takes place. Chris Mack himself has confirmed this to a USA Today network reporter in Cincinnati. Tyra said in his press conference yesterday his goal is to have a coach hired in the next 8-10 days.

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