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UofL Spring Football Schedule Announced

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The 2018 football spring game and schedule have been announced!  Open practice days are not known at this time. Once those dates are announced, this story will be updated.

Donovan Mitchell Will Debut Custom Louisville Dame 4s

He’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Donovan Mitchell tweeted a photo of a pair of custom red, Louisville Dame 4s.

The rookie, who tweeted his support for Louisville after the NCAA denied its appeal, has been a fantastic ambassador for the University of Louisville.

Hey, Donovan, can I get a pair??

UofL Loses NCAA Appeal

 

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Today, it was announced that UofL lost their appeal against the NCAA. The program faces four years of probation going forward, and must vacate the records from the 2010-14 seasons, which could include 123 victories, two Big East Conference Championships, and an American Athletic Conference championship. The school will be ordered to return its financial shares from four NCAA Tournaments.

This is devastating news for the fan base, former players and the university as a whole. As this means UofL will not be listed as the 2013 National Champions in the record book moving forward or have been to the 2012 Final Four.

Nonetheless, April 8, 2013 will forever be remembered as the day the University of Louisville won their third National Championship.

While moral victories are difficult to accept, there are plenty of things the NCAA can never take away from us. We all remember watching Luke Hancock winning MOP after hitting three after three after three. Tim Henderson put the dagger through Wichita State’s heart. The sound of the crowd when Trezl put down one of the best dunks we have ever witnessed. Or the heart and leadership of Peyton Siva and the insane way Russ Smith would move through defenders. The brotherhood that shined after Kevin Ware suffered a broken leg in the Elite 8.

I know I stood there with tears down my cheeks as that final buzzer went off, hugging my friends and fellow students and soaked in that moment. The NCAA can never take that moment from me.

The 2013 team was and remains special. That is something NOBODY can take from us.

*Home Opener Changed For UofL Baseball*

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Louisville Baseball Home-Opener with EKU Moved to Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Expected inclement weather forces schedule change for Cardinals and Colonels

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Due to expected inclement weather, the 13th-ranked Louisville baseball team’s 2018 home-opener against Eastern Kentucky will be played one day earlier than originally scheduled as the Cardinals and Colonels will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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Donovan Petitions To Get His NBA 2K Dunk Rating Raised

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When the creators of NBA 2K put Donovan Mitchell’s dunk rating at a 50/100, we all knew he was being grossly overlooked. After dominating at the All-Star Dunk Contest this weekend, Donovan started a petition to get his score raised, and it worked!

Donovan Mitchell Pens Note On Shoes

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The 18th school shooting of 2018 happened yesterday in Parkland, Florida. 17 people have fallen victim to this tragedy, and it has brought to everyone’s attention back to the gun violence America is facing. Donovan Mitchell took this tragedy to heart – as his mom is a school teacher. For last night’s game, he simply wrote “Pray for Parkland” and “End gun violence” on his shoes. Donovan has his stage, and he is using it the best he can.

We here at Cardinal Sports Zone continue keep the community of Parkland, Florida in our thoughts and prayers.

D1 Baseball Releases 2018 Preseason Projected Field Of 64

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College baseball is finally here! D1 Baseball released their preseason projected field of 64, and they have Louisville as a top 16 seed hosting a regional! You can see the complete breakdown below.

The Cardinals open up the season this weekend in Charleston and will be back in town to host EKU on Wednesday, February 21st at 3 PM. Be sure to get your tickets today!

2013 Sugar Bowl Champions Reunite For Autograph Signing

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Marcus Smith, Preston Brown, Senorise Perry and Jamon Brown will hosting a meet and greet on Saturday, February 24th at Savory Fitness. The event will take place from 1-3 PM and proceeds will go towards the foundations of the athletes present. For more information go to LouisvilleSugarBowlReunion.eventbrite.com.

Sam Bordner Named Stopper Of The Year Preseason Watch List

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Bordner Named to Stopper of the Year Preseason Watch List

Junior righty registered 0.41 ERA, three saves and 39 strikeouts in 43.2 innings last season

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/12/baseball-bordner-named-to-stopper-of-the-year-preseason-watch-list.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior righthanded pitcher Sam Bordner was named Monday to the preseason watch list for the 14th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I Baseball.

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Jordan Nwora Named ACC Rookie Of The Week

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville’s Jordan Nwora Selected ACC Rookie of the Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville freshman forward Jordan Nwora has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week.

Nwora (pronounced WORE-uh) averaged 12.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, shot 59.1 percent from the field and made 7-of-11 three-pointers (.636) as the Cardinals won two of three games last week, playing an average of 16 minutes per game.

The 6-8 forward from Buffalo, New York, scored a team-high 16 points with four rebounds and a season-high four steals as Louisville prevailed over Georgia Tech. He made a season-high 5-of-7 three-pointers against the Yellow Jackets.  Nwora followed with his eighth double-figure scoring effort of the year with 13 points, six rebounds and two assists while connecting on 5-of-6 field goals as part of a balanced scoring attack as the Cardinals won at Pittsburgh.

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Single Game Tickets On Sale For UofL Baseball

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Baseball Single Game Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets priced at $10 for reserved chairback seats, $5 for general admission/berm seats

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/12/baseball-single-game-tickets-on-sale-now.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single game tickets for 2018 University of Louisville baseball home games at Jim Patterson Stadium are on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office.

Priced at $10 per ticket for reserved chairback seats and $5 per ticket for berm seats, single game tickets can be purchased online at GoCards.com/bsbtickets, by phone at 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m.

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Rex Ecarma Celebrates His 450th Win

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Congratulations are in order for University of Louisville’s tennis coach, Rex Ecarma, as he has hit a huge milestone! Coach Ecarma has coached the Cards to 450 games in his career!

UofL Soccer Tickets Now On Sale

2018 Louisville Soccer Season Tickets On Sale Now

Early bird pricing featuring 10 percent discount on all season ticket packages available through Feb. 22

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/8/general-2018-soccer-season-tickets-on-sale-now.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Season tickets for the 2018 University of Louisville soccer season are on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, which is offering an early bird 10 percent discount on all packages purchased through Feb. 22. The 2018 Louisville soccer season tickets can be purchased online at GoCards.com/soccertickets.

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UofL Baseball Television Schedule Announced

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Baseball’s 2018 Television Schedule Announced

Cardinals will have 52 of 56 regular season games televised on ESPN platforms

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/9/louisville-baseballs-2018-television-schedule-announced.aspx?path=baseball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team’s 2018 television schedule features 52 of 56 regular season games on ESPN platforms, including all 30 Atlantic Coast Conference contests for the second consecutive season. The 52 regular season games slated for television coverage are the most in school history.

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William Gay And Joe Biden Working Together To End Domestic Violence

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Cardinal forever and current Pittsburgh Steeler, William Gay, has teamed up with former Vice President Joe Biden to put an end to domestic violence. Kelley Evans with The Undefeated wrote a great piece talking about how domestic violence has impacted Gay’s life from an early age. His mother was killed by her boyfriend when William was just 8 years old. On Thursday, February 8th, William Gay was named to the advisory council for the Biden Foundation, which focuses on ending sexual assault and violence against women, among other causes. You can read more about Gay’s story below and find out more about what the Biden Foundation is set out to do.

Mark Jurich, Kim Maffet and Julianne Waldron All Leaving UofL

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It was announced on Friday afternoon that Mark Jurich – associate athletic director, Kim Maffet -associate athletics director for human resourcesand Julianne Waldron – associate athletics director for marketing, were all being relieved of their jobs at the University of Louisville. According to Chris Otts with WDRB, Interim athletic director, Vince Tyra said “as we move forward, we will be restructuring leadership positions within our department and creating efficiency among our senior staff.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is known.

UofL Baseball Announces Radio Schedule

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Releases 2018 Baseball Radio Schedule

93.9 The Ville returns as flagship station for the Cardinals for a fourth straight season

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/1/louisville-releases-2018-baseball-radio-schedule.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team’s 2018 radio schedule was released Thursday afternoon, highlighted by the return of 93.9 The Ville as flagship station for the fourth consecutive season.

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Louisville Baseball Announces Group Tickets And More For Upcoming Season

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Announces Group Tickets, Fan Experience Options for 2018 Baseball Season

Fan experiences include anthem buddies, birthday parties and reserving Sun Tan City Patio

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/1/31/group-tickets-fan-experience-options-for-2018-baseball-season.aspx

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ACC Men’s Basketball Coaches Teleconference

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Yesterday, all the head coaches of the men’s basketball teams of the ACC partook in a teleconference. You can hear what everyone had to say below thanks to our friends at the ACC Digital Network.

If you only have time to catch what David Padgett says, he comes on about the 1:22 mark.

Dates To Remember For UofL Baseball

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

With the 2018 college baseball season on the horizon (29 days away for those of you who aren’t following the @UofLBaseball countdown on Twitter), listed below are some dates to remember for 14th-ranked Louisville. I’ll send more information on these as the dates approach, but I wanted to give you a heads up now in order to assist in planning your coverage of the Cardinals. We appreciate everything each of you do for our program and we look forward to another entertaining season at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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