Post-season ban to post-season champs for UofL? Andy Katz thinks it’s a possibility. Andy talks about it in this video update comparing the Cards to Syracuse of last year. I do not disagree. The Cards are ready to contend for the title this year. Enjoy! (Click on more below for story)
CSZ writer, Paige Sherrard, was featured in, “Humans of UofL.” The campaign, which is based on the popular Facebook page, “Humans of New York,” features current students, alumni and staff members who tell their unique UofL story.
As you guys know, we at CardinalSportsZone.com like to bring you the best of both worlds. We have a wonderful group of contributors that write excellent stories. (In My Opinion) We also go out and find the best stories out there about UofL from other people so that we can be your one stop shop for UofL news. This is a case of the latter. I was looking through my Facebook and seen: Bet on the Cards. I was intrigued. Chris Fallica put out his top 5 value bets for the CFP. The entire list can be found here. Enjoy the part about the Cards!
Have we found the mole? Are we really looking for a woodlands creature? No. The second definition surely fits better. There has been a ton of speculation on who the mole is at UofL. Someone in the presidents office, someone in the Athletic department & the latest, someone at the P.R firm. All have had a similar thought. Whoever the mole is revealed to be he is a friend of BBN’S own Matt Jones.
Coach Rick Pitino posted something extremely important in his blog today. Something that I think we, as fans, have forgotten in the midst of the scandal. BASKETBALL SEASON is ONE WEEK AWAY!!
( Coach Rick Pitino 2015 – 2016 Preview )
Yes, despite efforts to derail the University of Louisville’s Basketball program, it appears the show will go on as expected. The CARDS open up with an at home exhibition on Sunday, November 1st at 1:30PM.
AAC Press Release
Senior forward Zack Foxhoven of the No. 7 Louisville men’s soccer team was selected on Monday as the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Foxhoven (Littleton, Colo./UCLA) scored two goals and added one assist as the Cardinals extended their unbeaten streak to nine games last week with a midweek win over reigning NCAA champion Indiana and a 2-2 weekend draw against UConn. On Tuesday, Foxhoven connected for a goal and an assist as Louisville earned a dominating 3-0 win at IU, while on Saturday night, Foxhoven scored his second goal of the week as the Cardinals maintained their position atop the league standings with the draw.
This is the fifth week this season Louisville has earned at least one of the weekly American Athletic Conference honors. On Oct. 7, Ricardo Velazco was chosen as Offensive Player of the Week and Jimmy Ockford was named Defensive Player of the Week. A week earlier, Joachim Ball was selected as Goalkeeper of the Week, Andrew Brody was named Rookie of the Week and Michael DeGraffenriedt was chosen as Defensive Player of the Week. On Sept. 23, Ockford was named Defender of the Week while on Sept. 2, Velazco was selected as Offensive Player of the Week
The Cards fell to UCF last night 38-35. The Offense was led by Teddy Bridgewater who finished 29-38 for 341 yards and 2 TD, Dominique Brown added 88 yards and 2 TD and James Quick got his first collegiate TD off of a 30 yard fumble recovery that took place on a UCF punt attempt. Devante and Eli were the 2 TD recipients. Preston Brown had 12 tackles and Calvin Pryor added 11 tackles and 1 INT. Below are some videos and pictures we got from the game, enjoy and remember that the season isn’t over!
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Well the news coming out today is that starting next season, the Battle for the Bluegrass will be moved to the final game of the season. Reasons given were scarce but is believed to be a direct result of a request by the ACC and SEC conferences. When asked about it Louisville AD Tom Jurich said he was disappointed in the move.
The Butkus and Lombardi watch lists were revealed today for the 2013 college football season. The Butkus award is given to a player who is recognized as the best of the best linebackers in America. The Lombardi award goes annually to the college football lineman — offense or defense — who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi. Preston Brown was named to both. This is one of the most memorable preseasons in recent memory as 10 players have been named to the 12 lists so far. This is shaping up to be an even more special year. Cant wait for this season to start. Tomorrow the Biletnikoff award watch list will be released for the nation’s top wide receiver and I expect to see a Cardinal presence there also.
Below are both lists:
UofL’s own, Adam Hadwin is currently tied for 148 in the 113th U.S Open Championship.
Inclement weather yesterday lead to two delays in the first round of the U.S Open. Louisville’s Adam Hadwin’s tee time was delayed to 6:01pm, forcing him, along with many others, to finish the first round early this morning.
Hadwin got in five holes before officials called golfers in due to darkness at 8:15pm.
Through the first five, Hadwin was even par. He started out this morning making par on six before three straight bogeys to finish out the front nine, scoring 39, +3, on the front nine.
Hadwin started the back nine out with a bogey on 10 followed by two birdies on 11 and 12. The round went downhill from there. Hadwin bogeyed 13, 14 and 15, putting him at +7. On 16, Adam had a double bogey followed by two more bogeys on 17 and 18.
A rough start for Adam Hadwin in the first round. He shot 81 in the first round, +11.
As of right now, the projected cut going into the weekend is +4.
With the greens playing fast, Hadwin needs to take advantage of every shot today to avoid being cut before the weekend.
Adam Hadwin tees off in the second round at 12:01pm. Coverage is live on ESPN.
The 4th annual Deion Branch skills and drills football camp will be held this Saturday June 1st at St X high school in Louisville, KY. Details can be found in the flyer below with more info being available at Deionbranchfoundation.org. There are only 3 days left to sign up with limited spots available. I caught up with Deion and asked him why was it so important to have this camp in Louisville.
Deion: Louisville is my second home. It’s a blessing to come home and give back to the city that has supported me throughout my entire career! Go Cards!
Follow Deion on Twitter at @DeionBranch84
Despite Teddy Bridgewater’s rejection of a Heisman campaign, this week he’s featured Sporting News magazine.
Here’s Teddy looking strong on the latest cover:
SportingNews.com has published two articles in the last week about Teddy’s Heisman season and his decision to dodge the Heisman hype.
The Louisville Cardinals men and women’s soccer teams, volleyball team, and field hockey team were all in action this yesterday both in away and home games. The men’s soccer team, in a game that was televised live on WHAS-11, took on arch-rival Kentucky at Cardinal Park. After a 90 minute, well fought game, the Cards fell to the Cats 1-0. In the first half the Cards took three shots, each missed. The Cards come out in the second half strong, but couldn’t land a goal to tie the game. Despite the loss and the cool weather, Fans were cheering loud for the Cards at tonight’s Red Out game.The Cards take on Ohio State next on Sept. 18th, 7pm, at Cardinal Park.
Tonight, the Cardinals will honor 3 seniors on the basketball team: Kyle Kuric, Chris Smith, and Jared Swopshire. These 3 have helped the Cards win 98 games in the last 4 seasons. Senior night activities will begin at 6:45 tonight. Here is a little write-up on each senior…