Adam Himmelsbach, formerly of the Courier-Journal and now spitting hot fire for the Boston Globe, has a terrific longform on Terry Rozier, formerly of the Louisville Cardinals and now spitting hot fire for the Boston Celtics, and his rough upbringing in Ohio.
Terry Rozier Sr.'s bunk at the Lake Erie Correctional Institution is adorned with pictures and news clippings about his son. After the younger Rozier was drafted in the first round by the Celtics last June, one of the father's fellow inmates even made him a Boston T-shirt with Terry's face airbrushed onto it.
But Rozier's support continues to come from a distance. Inmate No. A494-214 has three years remaining on a 13-year sentence for manslaughter, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery.
So for now he will await nights when a television in the prison's common area is turned to a Celtics game. He will look forward to making a phone call the next morning to hear about how Terry played.
Just the thought of one day seeing his son play basketball in person, finally being able to hug him after a game, is overwhelming. As Rozier thought about that prospect recently, he began to cry and could not stop. An employee at this prison in Conneaut, Ohio, stepped in.
"He just needs a minute," the woman said. "He'll be OK."
The "Year of the Quarterback" in the ACC has turned into "The Year of the Defense."
Muhammad Ali's grandson might be the best high school football player in the country. He has a Louisville offer.
I applaud Donovan Mitchell's superstitiousness (word).
His favorite baseball team, the New York Mets, are in the thick of a National League Championship Series battle with the Chicago Cubs, and the 6-foot-3 guard from southwestern Connecticut is going to great pains to make sure he doesn't disrupt their mojo.
"I don't want to comment on it because I'm very, very superstitious," Mitchell said Saturday, nervously smiling.
"The last time I posted on Instagram about the Mets, they lost. They blew it. But I think we should do really well."
Mitchell's dad, Donovan Sr., played seven years of professional baseball after the Houston Astros selected him in the 14th round of the 1992 Major League Baseball draft. He was promoted as high as Triple-A before calling it quits in 1998.
The younger Mitchell, who was a five-star hoops prospect as a high schooler, first loved baseball. But eventually Mitchell had to give it up to pursue a basketball scholarship.
That doesn't mean he can't pour his leftover baseball energy into the Mets, especially with his dad being the manager of player operations and community outreach for the team.
"He's excited. We're all excited," Mitchell said. "Ideally, (the Mets will) just get a sweep and rest everybody, but hopefully we do our thing and make it to the World Series."
Louisville is 20-3 in homecoming games since 1992 including 6-0 with Bobby Petrino on the coaching staff.— Kelly Dickey (@RealCardGame) October 19, 2015
Channel your inner A.C. Slater, Lamar.
The Cards slipped from No. 6 to No. 7 in the latest ACC power rankings from ESPN.
7. Louisville Cardinals (2-4, 1-2 ACC): Here's where the ACC's standings go off the rails. A team with just one win over an FBS foe at No. 7? That about sums up the performance of the bottom half of the league so far. At least the Cardinals played Florida State close, and the losses to Houston and Clemson don't look too bad.
Good piece from The Louisville Cardinal on field hockey captain Elisa Garcia.
Tomahawk Nation has a solid photo gallery from Saturday's game.
David Hale examines the notable numbers from week 7 in the ACC, which includes amazement at Everett Golson's lack of turnovers and a couple of nuggets on Louisville.
--Florida State racked up five sacks in a win over Louisville. That's the first time the Seminoles have had that many sacks against a Power 5 opponent since recording five against Maryland in 2012.
--Louisville QB Lamar Jackson was 6-of-11 with three touchdowns and an interception on throws of 20 yards or more against FSU. He'd been just 4-of-19 on deep balls entering the game, and the Seminoles' D had allowed just 8-of-28 to be completed previously.
--Kermit Whitfield had nine catches in a game for the second straight week. Tyler Boyd and Michigan State's Aaron Burbridge are the only other Power 5 receivers to do that in back-to-back games this season. The last ACC receiver to have nine or more catches in three straight was Wake's Michael Campanaro in 2013.
South Carolina is recruiting U of L commit T.J. Brunson extremely hard.
Eric Crawford says Louisville football is facing another crisis moment.
Canadian point guard Godwin Boahen visited Louisville over the weekend.
And finally, here's the full transcript from Bobby Petrino's press conference today.