PODCAST: One on One Mario Benavides

Mario Benavides

I sit down with former starting center and Sugar Bowl Champion, Mario Benavides.

We bourbon toast the Sugar Bowl, catch up on the Wake game, upcoming Syracuse and have a lot of fun talking about football and life.

I put Mario through 10 Questions at the end.  We learn which boy band Mario wants to be in, if he has messed with Texas and more.

Fun podcast this week.

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GALLERY: Louisville vs Ohio State (Men’s Soccer)

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Expect Brandon Radcliff to continue to being a feature back

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Brandon Radcliff had waited and waited. He hadn’t played in two of the four games beforehand but that didn’t matter. Against Wake Forest, it was gonna be his day.

He had spent the whole week in his playbook, studying running through each block with precision, each cut with accuracy and seeing if their was anything he could do to improve. He had done this for the most part of his career, but this week was different. This week he had been given the green light to get the first carry. It was a big moment, though it didn’t end has planned. It was a cutback run that ended in a two yard loss. That didn’t matter, this wasn’t going to spoil his night...

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#CardsInThePros Week 4 NFL MVP

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The Crunch Zone Presents: #CardsInThePros Week 4 MVP

The Louisville Cardinals are represented well in the NFL.   TheCrunchZone is going to give out the #CardsInThePros MVP Award each week.

Feel free to share the hashtag, so cards fans can get NFL updates easily on Twitter.

#CardsInThePros Week 4:  Notable performances

William Gay (DB, Steelers): 4 tackles in his first start of the season.

Calvin Pryor (S, Jets): Left injured in the 2 quarter, but tallied 3 tackles, half sack, 1 QB hit.

Eric Wood (OL, Bills): 67th consecutive start.

Elvis Dumervil (OLB, Baltimore): 3 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 3 QB hits.

 

#CardsInThePros Week 4:  MVP Runner-Up

Preston Brown (ILB, Bills): 9 tackles, which was the team high.

 

#CardsInThePros Week 4:  MVP

Teddy Bridgewater (QB, Vikings): Left injured in th...

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A look at Louisville’s struggles at the Carrier Dome and why they’ve happened

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There are strange anomalies that have come about in the past ten years of Louisville Football. They demand answers but they’re never exactly straight forward and we’ll probably never know the exact answer to them.

The one that takes center stage this week is the Syracuse thing, to be exact, why have bad Louisville teams and good Louisville teams struggled against generally bad Syracuse teams at the Carrier Dome?

I wish there was an exact answer but it’s not exactly straight forward. In the last three trips to the Carrier Dome, Louisville has one win. As for the team that got the win? They went 7-6 on the season. The latest loss that Syracuse gave in New York happened in one of Louisville’s best season in school history – 2013...

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Louisville Volleyball (Sept 26-28)

The Cardinal Volleyball team took on Boston College and Georgia Tech on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Both games went to five sets. The Cards lost 3-2 to Boston College, and won 3-2 against Georgia Tech. Here are some of the best shots from the weekend.

 

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Its been Five Weeks since Devante Parker had surgery

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Today marks the five week point for Devante Parker’s surgery on his fractured fifth metatarsal . When the Cardinals face off against Syracuse on Friday, it’ll have been five weeks and four days since he’s been sidelined.  It was an injury and consequent surgery that was expected to keep him out 6-8 weeks.

Parker took off his boot off nearly two week ago, and every indication that has been given by Bobby Petrino has been a positive one. The Head Coach continues to say that Parker has progressed well and is even a little bit ahead of schedule with his treatment. The latest update that we got from Bobby Petrino on Devante Parker came two weeks ago.

“I don’t believe there’s been a change,” Bobby Petrino said when asked about Parker...

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Teddy Bridgewater Shines in NFL Debut

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After months of people knocking Teddy Bridgewater for his hands, his pro-day, doubting his command of a huddle and anything else besides “actual football” – Teddy Bridgewater got his to prove the doubters wrong.

He nailed it.

The Teddy chants echoing in the stands were reminiscent of those heard in Papa John’s, but you might say they were ahead of schedule.  Teddy didn’t get the chants in his first year at Louisville, but the Vikings fans have been liberal with “Teddy!” chants since the day they drafted him.  They know what Cards fans know – Teddy is a winner.

Just as his Freshman year at Louisville – Teddy broke the ice in the 4th game of the season.  Each game was a result of an injury to the starting Quarterback.

Coach Zimmer praised Teddy in the post game and finished with; “I am p...

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Cards Unranked in AP/Coaches Polls

AP Poll 
(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Record: 4-0
PV Rank

1

Points

1,416

2
Oregon (13)
Record: 4-0
2
1,405
3
Alabama (13)
Record: 4-0
3
1,387
4
Record: 4-0
4
1,357
5
Record: 4-0
5
1,272
6
Record: 5-0
6
1,206
7
Record: 4-0
7
1,149
8
Record: 4-0
11
975
9
8
972
10
Record: 3-1
9
944
11
Record: 4-0
10
906
12
Record: 4-0
14
848
13
Record: 3-1
12
788
14
Record: 3-1
16
643
15
Record: 4-1
17
636
16
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COLUMN: Louisville’s 20-10 Win over Wake Forest shows other side of Petrino Effect

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Louisville fans piled into Cardinal Stadium hoping to see something different from Louisville Football. The offense that they had already promised themselves that Bobby Petrino would deliver. Big plays with scores that would surely cause the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium scoreboard to smolder. Things were, in short – um – different?

“We’re kind of a different team every week right now,” explained a relived Bobby Petrino said. “We’re a work in progress, thank God we have a great defense because it’s allowing us to become a better team offensively.”

It was an ugly 20 to 10 win over a team that they were a 21 point favorite over in Wake Forest. It didn’t send thrills to many, but it was a win.

“It was win and we’ll take it...

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