The Louisville baseball team continued the troubling trend of Cardinal squads giving out-of-character performances against Kentucky, committing four errors and leaving 11 runners on base in a 4-2 loss to the Wildcats Tuesday night. The poor performance gave UK a season sweep of the Cards for the first time since 2011.
There's no time to pout for the Cards, however, who now turn their attention to a huge weekend series in Orlando against AAC-leading Central Florida.
A great profile of Shoni Schimmel from the New York Times.
Wearing turquoise jewelry inherited from family members and a special gift from her great-grandmother, a beaded necklace that wove a Native American design within a cross, Schimmel described her playing style, or what she calls "rez ball."
"Just have that killer instinct and go out there and just play whatever you're feeling," said Schimmel, a 5-foot-9 Louisville guard. "Hey, you're open? Pull up. Throw a behind-the-back pass? Why not?"
She has attracted a devoted following through a combination of her flashy play and embracing of her heritage. On Monday night, Schimmel, who has lived on a reservation, became the highest drafted Native American player in W.N.B.A. history, selected eighth over all by the Atlanta Dream.
"For me to kind of have that flair to my game, I think it's definitely going to bring a lot more to the W.N.B.A., because I'm not just your robotic basketball player," said Schimmel, who averaged a team-high 17.1 points and 3.8 assists for Louisville this past season. "I like to mix it up."
Jaylen Johnson, Quentin Snider, Chinanu Onuaku pic.twitter.com/tmuk8XyLzv— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_CJ) April 16, 2014
The three future Louisville players at Derby Classic. pic.twitter.com/LomphRf7g1— Jody Demling (@jdemling) April 16, 2014
Ls might need some work, but there's plenty of time for that.
Jayme Thompson, a former four-star safety from Toledo, is leaving Ohio State and lists Louisville, Kentucky, Syracuse and Missouri among his possible landing spots.
The reaction in Louisville to the NCAA's decision to approve unlimited meals for Division-I athletes.
This could end poorly.
Take it for what it's worth, but Teddy Bridgewater has been spending an awful lot of time with the Vikings over the past few days.
Five best Courier-Journal Q&A participants? Philon, Philon, Philon, Philon and Philon.
What are you hearing from NFL teams?
PHILON: I just did a work out with the New England Patriots. I got calls from Miami -- from about six or seven different teams, talking about my highlight films and the background checks. They're trying to get a feel of who I am because I wasn't a high-profile guy. They were really happy seeing my film. It's just about getting that work out now.
What did the guys who saw your Pro Day say?
PHILON: A lot of the scouts told me to keep working. They were impressed with my numbers, with what I weighed in at and how good I was able to move. 6-2, 300.
What do you make of all this chatter about Teddy? Are you surprised he's been the most talked about prospect?
PHILON: I'm not really surprised with it. They had to figure out something that was wrong with Teddy. I didn't think he threw that bad, but I'm not a scout. I know Teddy's a good player. He won games. He's done it the past two years and one day doesn't make a person. I think Teddy's gonna come out OK in the Draft.
He spits hot fire.
The U of L women's lacrosse team remains the lone unbeaten squad in the Big East, but has two crucial games left before beginning their postseason run.
|Thu, April 17||11:30 p.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPN2|
|Tue, April 22||9 p.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPN|
|Thu, April 24||5 p.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Thu, April 24||11:30 p.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Fri, April 25||12:30 a.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Fri, April 25||3:30 a.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Fri, April 25||6:30 a.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Fri, April 25||9:30 a.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Thu, May 1||9 a.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Sun, May 4||9:30 p.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPN2|
|Tue, May 6||4:30 p.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Wed, May 7||9:30 a.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNEWS|
|Wed, May 7||8:30 p.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPN Classic|
|Mon, May 12||9 a.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Mon, May 19||8 p.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Tue, May 20||9:30 a.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
|Wed, May 21||8 p.m.||Teddy Bridgewater||ESPNU|
According to Lexington-based sports reporter Mike Fields, Louisville has offered a preferred walk-on spot to Scott County standout Trent Gilbert.
An NFL coach reportedly compared to Teddy Bridgewater to Willie Beamen, a fictional character from the movieAny Given Sunday who is actually nothing like Teddy.
According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Tennessee has Richard Pitino on its short list of candidates to replace Cuonzo Martin. I think Richard loves Minnesota, and I'm not sure that UT is a better job...but it is much closer to home.
Love you, Tobiah.
Pat Forde says that college basketball's rule-makers are continuing the trend of trying to make the game more fan-friendly.
Your updated who's leaving/who's staying draft tracker.
A reminder that taking a selfie next to a moving train is almost always a poor decision.
The 77-year-old trainer of likely Derby favorite California Chrome has guaranteed a victory on the first Saturday in May.
If you have the time, this is a terrific story on college hooper turned author Marcus Burke.
U of L students feeling stressed out about final should take a look at the list of events being offered by the "Finals Blitz" folks. I see there's one that includes hanging out with dogs, which I will now be attending since I once felt stressed over education and enjoy hanging out with dogs.
A scouting profile of Marcus Smith.
And finally, Russ Smith says that he believes Terry Rozier is a "future All-American."