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Get To Know Pete Nochta


University of Louisville Football’s on campus recruiting director is Pete Nochta. Today, we get to know the former player, turned coach, a little better. Why does he think high school players should consider UofL? What does Petrino mean to him? Listen below to find out the answers to these questions and many more.


Lamar Jackson And The Disrespect


It is no secret that the football world is once again, sleeping on Lamar Jackson. Leading up to his Junior season, the 2016 Heisman winner has been on very few preseason lists. While Lamar shrugs it off, the fans and his teammates know they will all regret it soon enough. Yahoo!’s Pat Forde sat down with Lamar and company last week and talked about this upcoming season. You will see below why Forde believes Lamar Jackson is the most disrespected Heisman winner of all time.

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Fast Facts With Jaylen Smith


Today we sit down with Jaylen Smith and find out more about the Wide Receiver. We get to know where his hometown is, and what it’s known for. Who is his favorite superhero? And most importantly, does he prefer tacos or hamburgers? Here is Fast Facts with Jaylen Smith.

Cardinal Football Reveals Captains


The 2017 University of Louisville Cardinal Football team voted on captains this past week. Take a look below to see who they are and let us know what you think.

Petrino And Lamar Scheduled For SportsCenter


Lamar Jackson and Bobby Petrino are set to appear on SportsCenter this Saturday morning!

Cards In The NFL

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The National Football League (NFL) has become America’s past time. The Superbowl is one of the most watched televised events year after year. The halftime show has become so iconic, that even Queen Bey herself (Beyonce) has paid to perform during it.

At the University of Louisville, we have the opportunity to cheer on a really good team every year. But we do not have a professional team in our backyard. So this gives us the unique chance to (almost) pick who our favorite NFL team is. Some of us have family ties to certain teams, others had a favorite collegiate player that they followed into their professional careers. Whatever the case may be, Louisville has a wide variety of NFL fandom roaming our streets.

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Fast Facts With Drew Bailey


What is Senior Drew Bailey’s favorite emoji? Where is his favorite place to hang out at in Louisville? What about his favorite tv show? These questions and more get answers in today’s Fast Facts!

Jaire Alexander Is Louisville’s Shutdown Corner


Jaire Alexander sits down with ACCDN and talks about what he feels like are his biggest strengths on the field. He also dives into this year’s defense and what we can expect from them. What are you most excited for out of this defense and from Alexander?


The Heart of the Juggernaut

crowd_flagPhoto Courtesy of Kenny Klein and 

As I pulled into the parking lot in the shadow of the expanding Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium an hour and a half after the open practice started, I was taken aback. The parking lot was packed. As I exited my vehicle, I saw a stream of people leaving the practice fields near the Trager facility that I was about to make the short walk to. And as I strolled onto the part of the field designated for fans, I saw the makeshift bleachers still full of UofL fans eagerly viewing every single rep by the team.

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New Lord Kayoss BluRay: FSU



It’s time once again for a little KAYOSS! Of course whenever the Cards have a big game our guy LK comes through for us bigly! (sorry for the debate joke) Head to his site and grab one of the special edition blu-rays for only $25! It includes the entire game, Showtime Documentary, Game day broadcast plus much much more! Click on this link, enter password cardnation & enjoy!

If Every Year Of The BCS Was Changed And Played Out Under The CFP

Harry Douglas Orange Bowl


Our guys over at @TheRed_Rage have started their own website as of late and have been doing a lot of cool things. From Boy Meets World discussion groups to daily thoughts to simulations, they have made a great site that has a variety show feel to it. That could be a great thing. Something new in a field of the same ole stories. I talked to the Red Rage about the simulations they had done with the UofL teams vs the past 15 National Champions (I think). We talked at length about how underrated the Orange bowl team was. Great Offense, stellar Defense. All the makings of a high-power team.

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Louisville Football

Today Mike Huguenin, Bryan Fischer and Chase Goodbread posted the latest in their series of dynamic duos. They have been compiling the best duos at every position by league. (click here for full list) Today’s Position was Wide Receivers. It didn’t take long to see a few familiar faces.



Here is the excerpt:

This is the second in a series looking at the best positional tandems in college football in each conference, taking into account both college production and pro potential. Today it is the best pair of wide receivers.

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UofL Football Coaching Staff’s Twitter Accounts


Here are the Twitter handles for the Football staff at the University of Louisville:

* All links will take you to their pages

HC- Bobby Petrino: @CoachPetrinoUL

OC- Garrick McGee: @GarrickMcGee

WR- Lamar Thomas: @LamarCoachT

OL- Chris Klenakis: @FBCoachK

DB- Terrell Buckley @27TBuck

DC- Todd Grantham: @CoachTGUGA

As we find more we will add them to this list!

Follow us at @CardSportsZone & Louisville Football at @UofLFootball

Go Cards!


Louisville Commit L.J. Scott: SportsCenter #1 Top Play


Every night on SportsCenter, the top 10 plays from around the country are played. Every day America submits what they think should be the ten best plays in America. Being #1 is something CardNation is getting use to and on this night it wouldn’t be any different. L.J. Scott, a 5-10 224 pound RB out of Marion Harding High School in Marion, Ohio leaped over a defender and rumbled to the end zone for what appeared to be a 50 yard TD. Scott, a Louisville commit, was flagged for the play because hurdling is illegal in High School football in Ohio. I asked LJ what it meant to him being on SportsCenter Top 10. “ It meant more to me that kids who look up to me were happy more than my own happiness if that makes sense. Marion is a great town but unfortunately its been out shadowed by negative light lately. It was a team effort though, but I’m just more excited kids who look up to me know that great things are possible with God and hard work!!” said LJ. When I asked his thoughts about everyone who helped to get the video on he said “to everyone who helped it go viral I can’t thank them enough… to the city of Marion, to Cardnation!! I cant explain the appreciation of everything! I cant wait to be a cardinal but im not in a hurry to leave my beloved Marion!!!

This kid is a special kid and that’s become the standard of what Coach Strong recruits. A very humble and Outstanding young man. CardNation we are lucky. I told him we will hopefully see him make more Top 10’s as a Card. Below is the clip, Enjoy!

CardNation Speaks: 2013 Opener (Part 3)


So I have been telling you guys that one thing that I pride myself in is staying completely interactive with CardNation. I follow everyone back on Twitter, answer every question, and talk to everyone no matter what time of the day I get hit with a random DM on twitter. I feel like that’s important, and a part of what sets us apart from a majority of the other sites out there. I wanted to do a game week story about what you all were feeling about Sunday and what was your favorite gameday rituals or things to do. I DM’d several people that I converse with the most and asked for their input. I hope you guys enjoy reading what everyone thought. I will be releasing these every day this week so email me at if you want to be a part of it. Todays participants include: @Baseboy124 @punkingirl138  @warrenkingii @DanielSpencer  @CardsFan_L1C4   & last but not least the team Grandma @UofLFanatic

Thanks CardNation and Enjoy!

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Cardinal Countdown: Top 10 Football Games


By: Steven Rummage

There have been many great games in the History of Louisville football but I have narrowed down the list to ten. Now these are completely my (Steven’s) opinion so feel free to let me know any you think I missed.

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Big Time DT to Visit the Cards


By: Steven Rummage

Big time DT Derrick Calloway plans to visit the Cards on January 25. Calloway ( 6’1, 301 lbs) holds offers from all the nations elite (OSU, Florida, South Carolina, FSU, Miami, USC, Arkansas, and many more) but says he will take 3 visits before making his final choice: Texas Tech, USF, Louisville. Most believe this will come down to Tech and UofL and would be a huge get for either school. Calloway was first team All-State this year in Florida 7A football and was named the best prospect in Southwest Florida. You can see more of Calloway in the highlights below.

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Big Recruiting weekend for Strong



By: Steven Rummage

This weekend the Cards will be diving into practice for the upcoming Sugar Bowl, but that wont be the only buzz around Louisville football this weekend. Strong and company will have a handful of big time recruits on campus as well. Who are they?..

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Cards looking at JUCO QB?



By: Steven Rummage

The Cards have recently inquired about 6’3 230 lbs JUCO QB Brett Nelson. Nelson completed 64% of his passes this year and threw for an average of  257 yards per game. Nelson would be a nice pickup for the Cards as he would provide much needed experience should Teddy go pro like many expect after next season. Gardner and Bolin will also be in the hunt for the next QB job at Louisville but with both coming off injures an extra QB would be nice. Nelson has also been hearing from Alabama. See highlights of Nelson HERE


Cards looking at JUCO CB

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By:Steven Rummage

Damarious Randall is the nations 7th ranked JUCO CB and led the nation in INT’s with 8, and was second on his team in tackles. Not to mention the fact he was one of the nations top return men. All this great play has Randall now on many teams radars including the Cardinals. Randall is currently still committed to Arizona St but claims to be looking around. Randall would come in a give Louisville that shut down CB and lethal return man they have been looking for oh and add in the fact he may get a Third year of eligibility….Umm Yes please! Randall is also on twitter CardNation @DRandall_9. Enjoy these Highlights