The seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team concluded a two-game road sweep of Ohio State yesterday with a 10-8 victory. Sophomore second baseman Ryan Wright was the offensive star, going 3-for-5 and driving in a trio of runs.
The Cardinal Nine now head to D.C. for a three-game weekend set with Georgetown.
I hate Ohio State. It bears noting.
A solid spring football wrap-up from Brian Bennett, who also lists Jeremy Wright as one of his spring eye-openers.
2. Jeremy Wright, Louisville: Given all of the talk about Louisville's three primary running backs heading into the spring -- Victor Anderson, Bilal Powell and Darius Ashley -- I didn't hear a whole lot about the redshirt freshman Wright. But there were times in practice when he was the team's most impressive tailback, so much so that the Cardinals felt comfortable moving Ashley to defense. Unfortunately, a sports hernia injury cut Wright's spring short.
In super awesome news, the BBC is coming out with a "U of Ale" beer in honor of new head football coach Charlie Strong.
Coach Strong and his staff will be at BBC in St Matthews Tuesday May 11th for the unveiling of Coach Strongs U of ALE and a fundraiser for Coaches favorite charity. The event begins at 7 and a "Spring Tailgate Party with Coach Strong and Staff " will follow. Cost is $20 dollars and that gets you a handcrafted beer and choice of a plate of BBQ Pork, Chicken or Hamburger or brats served with a couple of side dishes. Half of the $20 goes to charity and all the beer sales from that evening will benefit charity.(A price for non -alcohol will announced.) Its a great way to meet Coach and to help a good cause. Friends of ITV and Rick/Jeff Tours are getting first chance at a really cool evening!!!!! Event will be reservations only Call BBC 899-7070 or Jeff at 807-7531.
A tip of the cap to Michael McCammon's Ditchball.com, which has become a must-stop every day for the top news on U of L sports.
The news out of Carolina is good for Hunter Cantwell, who will start the summer at No. 2 on the QB depth chart, a position which he could very well end up holding onto.
When the Panthers lined up for team drills Friday morning, the guy second in line at quarterback wasn't Jimmy Clausen and wasn't Tony Pike.
That's right, Hunter Cantwell was working with the twos, and that assignment might not be as temporary as you think.
Despite all the attention paid to the two draft picks and the incumbent starter, Cantwell still stands out in a crowd. At 6 feet 4 and 236 pounds, he's solidly built, stands tall in the pocket and appears to have the strongest arm of the lot. People aren't talking about him much at the moment because he spent most of last year on the practice squad and didn't come in with much in the way of expectations.
Talk is equally positive for Michael Bush in Oakland.
Michael Bush is looking tremendous out there. He never ceases to amaze with his size combined with his 'wiggle' and his burst of speed through the hole. He is far and away the best back on this team. Pro Football Talk seems to have gotten the idea that McFadden is looking good in practice. I don't know where he got that indication but I haven't seen it.
Finally, the 15th-ranked men's tennis team will host Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on May 15. I will attend and live blog the event if someone can guarantee me one of those bad ass sweater vests the team wore out onto the floor during the Villanova white out game.
Your move...tennis coach.