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Women’s Hoops Racks Up Accolades At ACC Media Day

Jeff Walz’s team is racking up the accolades at ACC Media Day.

As announced in a previous post, junior guard Asia Durr was tabbed ACC Preseason Player of the Year by the ACC coaches.

In addition, Durr and senior forward Myisha Hines-Allen earned All-ACC preseason honors from both the league’s coaches and the Blue Ribbon Panel. While, Freshman Dana Evans was one of five players named to the Newcomer Watch List.

The Cardinals were picked to finish second by the league’s 15 coaches, receiving one first place vote. While the Blue Ribbon Panel also pegged Louisville to finish second, receiving five first place votes.

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Jeff Walz Isn’t Going Anywhere

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Fan favorite, Jeff Walz made his first public statement since the men’s basketball scandal broke. He has solidified that UofL is where he wants to be, and where he will stay.


Coach Walz To Serve As Court Coach For The 2017 USA National Team Training Camp

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Louisville Women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz has been selected to serve as the court coach for the 2017 USA National Team Training Camp.
This marks Coach Walz fourth USA Basketball assignment. Coach Walz previously served as an assistant coach for the gold-medal 2014 USA U18 National Team and the 2015 USA U19 World Championship Team. He most recently served as the head coach for the gold medal winning 2017 USA U23 National Team.

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Preview: CARDS Set To Face No. 17/18 NC State


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Conway, S.C. – The No. 14/13 Louisville Cardinals are set to face the No. 17/18 NC State Wolfpack in the ACC Quarterfinals.

The Cardinals and the Wolfpack met on February 2nd at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville entered the game without Myisha Hines-Allen, a huge loss for the Cardinals. The absence of Hines-Allen was evident. NC State nearly edged Louisville on the glass, 42-40. The Cardinals were led on the glass by Cortnee Walton, who pulled down 12 boards.

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Great Expectations: The Louisville Women Look to Fly High

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Louisville, KY – Louisville Women’s Basketball is back and the expectations are high. The Cardinals ring in the season tabbed fifth in the preseason Associate Press poll.

It’s safe to say, the Cardinals are all in this season. Coming off an unexpected end in the post-season, this team touts the talent and focus to meet their high expectations.

With the season tipping off in a week, here are a few quick observations:

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WBB Bracketology: Charlie Creme’s Latest Projections


Charlie Creme (the ‘Joe Lunardi’ of women’s college hoops) posted his latest Bracketology for the Women’s NCAA Tournament.

Despite falling to Syracuse in the ACC Women’s Tournament, Creme has Louisville sitting pretty.

Here’s what you need to know:

Creme is projecting Louisville as a three-seed in the Lexington region.

He also has Louisville hosting the first and second round at the KFC Yum! Center.

Of course, we won’t know the final seedings until Selection Monday on March 14th.

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No. 10 Louisville, Myisha Hines-Allen Close Out the Regular Season with a BANG!

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Louisville, KY — The Louisville Cardinals finished the regular season with a huge 65-36 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers.

The Cardinals came out strong in the first period out scoring the Pittsburgh Panthers, 27-6. Louisville won the tip and scored first as Myisha Hines-Allen drove to the bucket for two.

Hines-Allen grabbed a quick six points and Briahanna Jackson added two to put the Cardinals up, 8-0, and forcing a Pittsburgh timeout.

The Louisville defense held the Panthers scoreless until the 4:37 mark when Brenna Wise drove to the bucket for a lay-up, bringing the score to 14-2.

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Is 12 in a row in the Cards for No. 17 Louisville??

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No. 17 Louisville is on a hot streak, winning 11-consecutive games and improving to 6-0 in the ACC. The Cardinals head to the Northeast to take on a familiar foe; the Syracuse Orange on Monday night.

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Battle for the Bluegrass: Louisville vs. Kentucky. Need I Say More??

Jeff Walz


Louisville PROUD: The Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats Battle for the Bluegrass is the nation’s most heated rivalries. The Cardinals head to a hostile Rupp Arena on Thursday evening, hoping to end the No. 8 Cats win streak.

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Cardinal Week In Review 4-14

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This is the Cardinal week in review 4/14/14:

First off, this is the first week without 55 in several months but we had a ton of news. We did see our first edition of 4YourInfo by Daryl though. From TrezL to the road sweep of then #7 Houston, here is the week in review.


Men’s Basketball:

MontrezL HarreLL has decided to come back for his Junior year. That makes us happy. Wayne Blackshear wiLL NOT leave and both wiLL be captains for next season. I beLieve once Chris announces his intentions that he wiLL aLso be named captain. Here’s every dunk from trezL this year…P.S. I know aLL the L’s don’t need to be capitaLized but who’s gonna stop meL?


Read what Steve had to say here

Women’s Basketball

Tonight at 8pm on ESPN2, then from 9-10:30 on ESPNU the 2014 WNBA Draft will be held. Shoni Schimmel was one of only 12 people to be invited to the draft meaning she should be a first rounder. All Seniors from this class are eligible for the draft.

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Women’s Basketball AP Poll 3-10-14


Here is the updated Women’s AP poll updated as of 3/10/14:

AP Top 25
1 Connecticut (36) 33-0 900
2 Notre Dame 32-0 864
3 Louisville 30-3 799
4 Tennessee 27-5 784
5 West Virginia 29-3 719
6 Stanford 29-3 711
7 Baylor 28-4 698
8 South Carolina 27-4 665
9 Duke 27-6 607
10 Kentucky 24-8 563
11 Maryland 24-6 537
12 North Carolina 24-9 504
13 Nebraska 25-6 464
14 Penn State 22-7 408
15 Texas A&M 24-8 402
16 North Carolina State 25-7 374
17 Purdue 21-8 247
18 Gonzaga 27-4 229
19 Iowa 26-8 226
20 Michigan State 22-9 210
21 Oklahoma State 23-8 203
22 Middle Tennessee 26-4 180
23 DePaul 25-6 115
24 California 21-9 64
25 Bowling Green 27-3 49
  • Others receiving votes: USC 48, Chattanooga 45, Oregon State 35, Brigham Young 15, Rutgers 11, Arizona State 9, UTEP 5, James Madison 3, Marist 3, St. John’s 2, LSU 2
  • Dropped from rankings: Rutgers 24

Cardinal Wrap-Up 2/20


A few things that happened around CardNation today:


– #7 Louisville baseball team took the field for their home opener, routing EKU 13-1. Lucas (Louisville, Ky.) finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a career best 4 RBI and his second career home run, while Crain (Lexington, Ky.) knocked in a career best three runs with his second career homer. Senior third baseman Alex Chittenden (Indianapolis, Ind.) added two hits, two RBI and scored once while senior outfielder Jeff Gardner (Louisville, Ky.) was 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored.


-Day one of the very first AAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium have come to a close. The University of Louisville women are sitting in first and the men are third.The women lead 122 followed by UConn (101), Rutgers (83), SMU (72), Houston (66), Cincinnati 65.  The men are led by SMU (131), UConn (105), Louisville (103) and Cincinnati (82).

Shoni Schimmel

-Shoni Schimmel just keep s amazing CardNation and setting records, tonight was no different. Schimmel had 15 points to top 2,000 for her career in the Cardinals’ 81-62 victory over Houston on Wednesday night. Schimmel is second place on (2,004) the all-time scorers list behind Angel McCoughtry (2,779). Sara Hammond added 17 points for Louisville (26-2, 14-1 AAC) in the victory. the Cards improve to 16-0 at home this season.

55 (Episode 14)


This week…..on 55…..

In honor of MY beloved Steelers hiring former Steeler great Joey Porter…and because I couldn’t find any new 55 pics…I have dedicated the title pic to you Joey Porter. Congrats! On the job not being the header on 55, or both, whatever. This week on 55 we discuss long layoffs, an all seeing being in CardNation and much, much more. Well here we go. Once again, I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …….55.

1) We shall start off this week with a little Football talk. Tae Thibodeaux signed with UofL on Wednesday. The 6’1 267 pound Defensive Tackle is a much needed addition to the 2014 recruiting class. Read more here

2) Also this past weekend the Cards had a ton of visitors. Headed by David Moala, Pio Vatuvei for officials and Emmitt Smith and compamy here for junior day. Read more about Pio and Moala here

3) It was announced that all of the Spring practices will be open to the public leading up to the annual Spring game on April 11. Here is the full schedule:

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4) Henry Famurewa Tweeted this out on Saturday:


5) Straight Fire………..

6) On to Basketball

7) “This has been the longest wait ever between games! At least we get to play tomorrow.”

8) “No we don’t”

9) Crap

10) Snowmageddon, patent pending, probably not, pushed UofL’s game vs storied rival Temple over to Friday night AKA Valentines Day. No worries as the Cards dispatched their rivals 82-58. Montrezl Harrell had a career high 22 points and with his 6 dunks, pulled within one dunk of the single season dunk record set by Chane Behanan. Surely he would shatter that vs Rutgers….


why not

12) Because he would only get one dunk Sunday night vs storied rival Rutgers during a 102-54 stomping of Rutgers at home in the YUM! Lead by Luke Hancock’s 25 points (6 threes), Rozier’s 4 threes which led to an overall season high 16 3 point baskets made, it gave very few opportunities for Trezl to be Trezl. Worry not as the very next dunk breaks the record.

13) Also evidentally ESPN likes to call every team we play a storied rival

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Women’s AP Top 25 Poll


AP Top 25
1 Connecticut (36) 26-0 900
2 Notre Dame 24-0 864
3 Louisville 25-2 803
4 South Carolina 23-2 764
5 Stanford 24-2 761
6 Baylor 22-3 733
7 Duke 22-3 696
8 Maryland 20-4 627
9 Penn State 20-5 563
10 Tennessee 20-5 536
11 North Carolina 20-6 524
12 Oklahoma State 20-4 495
13 West Virginia 22-3 485
14 North Carolina State 22-4 448
15 Kentucky 19-6 426
16 Texas A&M 20-6 410
17 Nebraska 19-5 277
18 California 18-7 238
19 LSU 18-7 222
20 Arizona State 20-6 187
21 Purdue 18-7 172
22 St. John’s 19-5 132
23 Michigan State 17-8 114
24 Gonzaga 23-4 87
25 Rutgers 20-5 69
  • Others receiving votes: Middle Tennessee 53, Wichita State 23, Vanderbilt 21, Iowa 19, DePaul 17, Chattanooga 9, Bowling Green 8, James Madison 8, Georgia Tech 5, Brigham Young 2, Dayton 1, Florida 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Vanderbilt 16

Women’s AP Poll 2/10/14

Louisville head coach Jeff Walz cheers on his team during the first half of their NCAA Women's New Orleans Regional basketball game

AP Top 25
1 Connecticut (36) 25-0 900
2 Notre Dame 23-0 864
3 Duke 22-2 811
4 Louisville 23-2 758
5 South Carolina 22-2 739
6 Stanford 22-2 737
7 Baylor 20-3 710
8 Tennessee 19-4 659
9 Maryland 19-4 604
10 North Carolina State 21-3 541
11 Penn State 18-5 525
12 Oklahoma State 19-4 452
13 West Virginia 20-3 448
14 Texas A&M 18-6 380
15 Arizona State 20-4 359
16 Vanderbilt 17-5 355
17 North Carolina 17-6 317
18 Kentucky 17-6 298
19 LSU 18-6 274
20 Gonzaga 22-3 235
21 Nebraska 17-5 202
22 California 16-7 118
23 Purdue 17-7 113
24 St. John’s 18-5 69
25 Michigan State 16-8 61
  • Others receiving votes: Middle Tennessee 32, Rutgers 31, Wichita State 29, Iowa 14, Texas 12, Oklahoma 12, Chattanooga 10, DePaul 9, Bowling Green 5, Florida State 5, Florida 3, Georgia Tech 3, James Madison 3, Michigan 2, Syracuse 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Middle Tennessee 21

Cardinal Athletics: Weekend In Review 11-24-13



Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 22nd through Sunday November 24th around CardNation:

Friday November 22nd

Swimming and Diving: The Cardinal swimming team completed its first day of competition at the Michigan Open in Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan with five wins and another school record. In the 200-free relay, the foursome of Rachael Lewis (23.40), Johanna Cowley (23.27), Andrea Cottrell (23.30) and Mary Mittel (23.27) combined for a 1:32.91 and a second place finish. The men’s 200-free relay won with a time of 1:20.98 as Rudy Edelen (23.73), Aaron Young  (20.38), Pedro Coutinho 19.98 and Trevor Carroll (19.89) touched first.  of L women took four of the top five spots in the 200-IM led by winner Tanja Kylliainen’s 1:59.68.  Andrea Cottrell was second in 2:01.63, with Abigail Chin touching fourth in 2:02.40 and Lucy Kramer touching in 2:04.83 for fifth. For the men, Evan Noble won the event with a time of 1:47.81, with teammate David Boland touching second in 1:48.70 and Ryan Massey was fourth in 1:50.13.

Volleyball: Senior hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 sweep over the University of Cincinnati in AAC volleyball action on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville remains unbeaten in the AAC at 16-0 and improves to 21-7 overall. The Cardinals hit .343 for the match.  Janelle Jenkins hit .474 with 10 kills and Randi Ewing contributed seven kills and hit 1.000 for the match. Katie George had 41 assists and Maya McClendon and Caitlin Welch each added 16 digs.

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Cardinal News & Notes: Weekend Recap

It was another great weekend in UofL athletics! From Friday-Sunday, Cards teams went a combined 11-1! It is another busy week and weekend ahead, but before that, let’s recap this past weekend…

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