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Nunnsense | The Banner Is Gone – Time To Move On

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I’ve been dreading the appeals decision just like most kids dread going to the dentist. At least when you go to the dentist, you have an appointment and you can prepare your mind prior to going in. The NCAA left us hanging and then dropped the news on a random Tuesday without warning. Although most of us knew what the outcome would be, we still held out a little bit of hope that we could keep the banner – It didn’t happen.

So what now?

Well, many folks are screaming that Louisville needs to fight by suing the NCAA. Many are saying that if this administration doesn’t fight then they don’t care about us or the University. Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense | Louisville Upsets UNC and Virginia Before Elite 8 Run

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Photo: Another fantastic photo by TJ Barr

That’s right. I said it! Louisville will upset both North Carolina (2/17) and Virginia (3/1) inside the KFC Yum! Center. They will make it to the semi-finals of the ACC tournament and then make a NCAA tournament run that ends in the Elite 8.

I’m crazy, you say. Well, maybe, but that’s a story for another day. How could I predict such an outcome? It’s easy – I have faith. I have faith in this team. I have faith in this fan base. I have faith in our coach. And if everyone has the same faith, then anything is possible. Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense | The Interim’s: Tyra, Padgett & Postel

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** Everything you are about to read are strictly my views and opinions. They do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of CSZ or any of the CSZ staff **

Sometimes I just gotta keep it real

I have loved the University of Louisville for a very long time. I have lived in this city my whole life and spent about 5 years living on campus. The University is very dear to my heart and that’s why this whole thing is killing me and just wearing me out. I have fatigue and am in dire need of some normalcy. But I also understand that sometimes things must get worse before they can get better. I also know that I don’t want them to rush on making decisions just for the sake of  trying to get back to normal. Although I am fatigued, I’ll wait a little longer if that means getting things done the right way – Ya know, with integrity, morals and a plan. Read the rest of this entry

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Nunnsense | Q&A With Louisville Football Signing Class of 2018 Part 2 – Adonis Boone

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Adonis Boone

The name Adonis Boone, or Dondeezy, is a name that every Cardinal fan will learn very quickly and never forget. A product of nationally recognized Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland high school, Boone originally committed to USF in late July but Louisville made him a priority and went after him hard. He flipped his commitment in September and signed in the early signing period. Boone was rated by most as a 3 star but we all know the coach Petrino cares not for the star ratings. When he sees talent, he goes after it no matter the ratings. In September, Bonne told Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel, “My junior year was my first year starting for Mainland and I’ve gotten better and better and I’ve gained 40 more pounds since the end of the season and I’ve gotten faster and strong too,” Boone said. “At the Nike camp [in March], that was my first time ever doing one-on-ones without pads, so then I was like, ‘OK, I can get use to this,’ so I kept progressing and progressing. I learned a lot about playing tackle from the camps.” So I guess this is the reason everyone says he has tremendous upside.

My take is that he will be great on the field and he will be loved off the field. He is active on social media and seems to be the type that is very fan friendly. I like to say that he will be beloved like Lorenzo Mauldin was and still is. Definitely one to watch.

Be sure to follow him on Twitter – @Ajb1_

  • Jersey #: 74
  • Positions: G, T
  • Height & Weight: 6’5″ 285lbs 
  • 40 Yard Dash: 5
  • Vertical: 35
  • Powerball: 36
  • Bench: 320
  • Clean(LBS): 275

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Nunnsense | Q&A With Louisville Football Signing Class of 2018 Part 4 – Dez Dumervil-Jean

Photo from Dumervil-Jean Twitter

Dejmi “Dez” Dumervil-Jean is a flat-out beast. For the next four years he will be clogging up the middle, taking on double teams and making running backs change direction. He is the nephew of Louisville Legend, Elvis Kool Dumervil. Dez hopes to someday have his name hanging in PJCS next to his uncles and I’m not betting against it. He isn’t resting on his name but rather wants to make a name for himself.  He had offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Oregon, Purdue, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Syracuse, UCF, Rutgers, Oregon State and others.

 

 

  • Jersey #: 59
  • Positions: DT, NG
  • Height & Weight: 6’6″ 405lbs
  • Powerball: 46
  • 185 Bench (Reps): 28
  • Squat(LBS): 475
  • Deadlift(LBS): 540

* Stats from Dumervil-Jean HUDL page

 

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Nunnsense | Q&A With Louisville Football Signing Class of 2018 Part 1 – Jordan Travis

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Louisville picked up another great quarterback when Jordan Travis signed during the early signing period. Travis is rated as the top dual-threat quarterback in Florida by Scout.com. He was named Palm Beach County High School Player of the Year ( Lamar Jackson won the award in 2014). He completed 130-of-213 passes for 2,190 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 905 yards (on 70 carries – an average of 11.8 yards) and 16 more scores in his senior year.  Read the rest of this entry

Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

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This past college football season, T.J. Barr and I had the privilege of witnessing the greatness of Lamar Jackson from the sideline. We also got to be around him at other events over the last 2 years. During those times, we were lucky enough to have our cameras with us. Now that Lamar is moving on, all we have is memories and we want to share some of our memories that we captured with all of our Cardinal family. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense | Will Lamar Stay Or Go?

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Lamar Jackson

There is a lot going on at The University of Louisville but the question everyone is asking is, “Will Lamar declare for the NFL draft or will he return for his senior year?”

It’s funny that everyone seems to have the answer. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who said that they know what he is going to do. Don’t believe anything you hear because nobody really knows, including Lamar.

Lamar said that he wouldn’t even entertain the idea until after the bowl game. While I believe that he and his mom probably didn’t start talking about it till after the bowl game, you would be crazy to believe that he hasn’t spent a few restless nights pondering what he should do by weighing the pros and cons. It’s just human nature.

Let’s be honest here. The only reason to leave is money and the only reason to stay is to put yourself in a better position to make more money in the future.  Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense | Year In Review – Plus Top 10 Photos Of 2017

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Well, we made it through another calendar year – and what a year it’s been.

Lets’s look back at some of the Nunnsense posts over the year and I’ll point out where I was right, and where I was wrong. We can also look at some of the most viewed posts as well as my top 10 favorite pictures of the year.
We started off the year with interviewing 3 of the 2017 men’s basketball class…

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Louisville Football Team And Academy Sports Give 100 Local Children A Bike And Helmet (Photo Gallery)

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The Louisville Cardinals football team and Academy Sports + Outdoors teamed up today at Southwick Community Center to donate bikes and helmets to 100 deserving children as part of Academy’s annual bike donation program. The program occurs throughout December across Academy’s 16-state footprint and will benefit more than 5,100 boys and girls at more than 115 separate donation events, similar to this one

The purpose of Academy’s annual bike donation is to provide local schools with an opportunity to reward children during the holidays with bikes and helmets for perfect attendance, academic performance, good behavior, and/or need.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was also in attendance today as he helped get the kids ready to meet the team by leading them in a C-A-R-D-S cheer. Lamar Jackson rode a bike in to surprise the kids and the team made sure every kid received a bike and a helmet.  Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense | Give Padgett A Chance

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This week’s edition is more of a rant rather than an informational, educational, entertainment or editorial piece.

I’ve had all I can take of the negative talk and bashing of our current men’s basketball coach. I don’t get on the message boards because I can only take so much before I call out people’s ignorance but I do get on Facebook and Twitter and that’s enough for me.  It seems that after every game, I see many people complaining about this team, their performance and especially their coach. It’s a bad look and Lord knows we don’t need anymore of that.

It is my belief that most of these people are diehard Rick Pitino fans. I get that some of you will back Rick to the day you die but this isn’t about him. This is about the University of Louisville. Nobody is bigger than the University, – not me – not you – not Rick – not Tom – not Dr. Postel – NOBODY! It’s time to move on and put all of this behind us. Support the school you love unconditionally. But we can’t do that if we are divided.

That’s why we can’t have people calling out our basketball coach after just a few games. I understand the frustration and I believe it’s OK to call out the coaches, who get paid a lot of money, if they are not performing up to their pay grade but at least give coach Padgett a chance. Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense | Lamar Coming Back To School Is Not Too Far-Fetched

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Lamar Jackson

Please don’t think that this article is saying that Lamar Jackson will return to Louisville for his senior year because nobody knows what he will decide. I’m just simply pointing out that there is plenty of reasons for him to return. As much as I would love another year with him, I won’t be upset either way. Whatever is best for Lamar is what I am in favor of. But I am not ready to say that it’s a foregone conclusion that Lamar will enter this years NFL draft. I believe there is a decent chance he returns.

If you follow the NFL mock drafts then you already know that Lamar is projected to go as high as the 2nd pick and as low as late second round. Personally, I only put stock into the mock drafts that use information from NFL scouts. Most of those mock drafts don’t have Lamar being drafted in the first round. The consensus is that there will be 3, possibly 4, quarterbacks taken in the first round and 2 taken in the second. Many of those say that Lamar will be the fifth quarterback taken. But all this is assuming that Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold decides to enter the draft. The rumor is that he is leaning towards returning to school. That means the supply of quarterbacks in the first round might not fit the demand therefore benefitting Lamar. However, if Darold does decide to enter the draft, it seems as though the consensus is that the first 2 quarterbacks taken would be Darnold and Josh Rosen from UCLA.  Read the rest of this entry

Governors Cup Highlight Video

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The last time the Cards traveled to Lexington things didn’t start out very good. UK scored a school record 21 first quarter points. Freshman Lamar Jackson entered the game late in the first quarter. Louisville erased a 24-7 halftime deficit with 31 unanswered points for a 38-24 victory. Jackson finished with 186 yards rushing and TDs of 16 and 13 yards on 17 carries. He also threw for 130 yards and another touchdown. Louisville gained 489 yards, including 325 in the second half, and the defense clamped down to hold Kentucky to three points and 143 yards over the final three quarters.

Here is the highlight video I put together from that game. UK thought they had a Yahtzee but they didn’t count on Lamar Jackson…

 

Nunnsense | The Disrespect Of Lamar Jackson – Will The Heisman Be Next?

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Lamar Jackson

The disrespect of the reigning Heisman trophy winner continues. The latest is the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien award. Yes, Lamar Jackson was not named a finalist for either award this year. Jackson won the 2016 Maxwell award and was 1 of 3 finalists for the 2016 Davey O’Brien award with Deshaun Watson and Baker Mayfield.

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Top Ten Stories Of The Week At CSZ (11-18-17)

Here are the top 10 stories from this week here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

9 Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

8 Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

7 Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

6 Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

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Top Stories 11-15-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Cardinals In The NBA: November 15th 

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser 

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal 

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Nunnsense | Will Saturday Be The Last Home Game For Lamar, Jaire, Petrino & Sirmon?

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Short answer - Yes, Yes, No and Hope So.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The writings & musings of Jeff Nunn do not necessarily reflect those of CSZ.

On Saturday, we will honor our senior class that has won 32 games over a four-year span and will make its fourth-straight appearance in a bowl game. The game against Syracuse at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is set for a 3:30 kick off and the seniors will be honored prior to the game. Louisville officially announced that a total of 14 seniors will walk on to their home field for the final time as a player. I hope that every fan gets in their seat early to show their appreciation for these student athletes. Also, during the game, former University of Louisville quarterback Stefan LeFors will become the 23rd football player to have his jersey honored.

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Top Stories 11-14-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser 

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal 

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

2018 Defensive Lineman Decommits From UofL Football

Asia Durr, Myisha Hines-Allen Named To John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 Watch List

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017 

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Louisville Great, Paolo DelPiccolo Named USL Championship MVP

AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll 

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap 

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

Thanks for reading all of the top stories & for continuing to support CardinalSportsZone.com!
Go Cards!

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Check out our phenomenal photo galleries here!

Here are the rest of this weeks top stories!

 

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Top Stories 11-13-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017 

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Louisville Great, Paolo DelPiccolo Named USL Championship MVP

AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll 

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap 

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

Thanks for reading all of the top stories & for continuing to support CardinalSportsZone.com!
Go Cards!

Follow all of Team CSZ on Social Media here!

Check out our phenomenal photo galleries here!

Here are the rest of this weeks top stories!

 

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