Sheldon Rankins is on track to play against Syracuse and the rest of your report from Wednesday's Louisville football practice.
That picture certainly puts a lot of things into perspective. I'll pass along an update when I can get one, but until then, please keep the Kurics in your thoughts and/or prayers.
Jeff Greer puts a bow on U of L hoops media day.
The Syrause.com sports staff makes its picks for Saturday's game.
A good part of my Friday night last week was spent watching Louisville vs. Wake Forest. (I know. What a party animal I am). I kept thinking the whole time watching that game how Syracuse should beat the Cards and I think they will. Look for the Orange D to get the best of a weakened Louisville offensive line and give the offense a few more chances to score than usual. Orange wins an ugly one.SU 23, Louisville 21
The Orange defense has been suspect at best at the end of games this year. And with Parris Bennett and Luke Arciniega banged up, a unit that already struggles to tackle could be without two of its most reliable players. SU should be able to hang with the Cardinals, but I haven't seen enough to believe it can win in crunch time.Louisville 31, SU 24
Syracuse desperately needs a victory, and this is a Louisville team in transition with a young offensive line and quarterback situation. Syracuse hasn't lost six straight games since Greg Robinson's first season in 2005, when it lost nine straight. Dick MacPherson and Ben Schwartzwalder had six-game skids, too, though. SU 24, Louisville 23
I don't know the square of a hypotenuse from a blocking sled, but I do know bad numbers when I see them. And here are some bad numbers: The four teams that have defeated the Cardinals have a cumulative record of 27-5; meanwhile, the three clubs that the Orange has beaten have combined to go 9-17. In sports, the players say, "Ball don't lie." Neither, in most cases, does arithmetic. Louisville 31, SU 20
USA Today has named Damion Lee as an honorable mention preseason All-American.
I'm not sure you have the proper credentials, Lindsay.
North Carolina star Marcus Paige will miss the first few weeks of the 2015-16 season after suffering a broken bone in his non-shooting hand.
U of L quarterback commit Jawon Pass is expected to be in town and at the Syracuse game this weekend. The four-star prospect remains "100% committed" to Louisville despite the Cardinals starting a true freshman QB for most of this season.
Pass said his brother, Khane, is having a "great time" at Louisville. Khane Pass is a true freshman safety who is redshirting for the Cardinals.
"I've been watching them and it's still a great fit for me," Jawon Pass said. "I'm still committed. I like it there a lot."
With freshman Lamar Jackson winning thw quarterback battle for U of L this season, there had been chatter about Pass and his future but he said he welcomes the competition with Jackson and the other U of L quarterbacks that will return.
"Every time I picture him out there, I just try and learn the offense better," Pass said. "He's really good but I think we're really different. I'm a good athlete but I think he's a better athlete and I might be able to pass it better.
"People think we're a like, but we're pretty different. It will be a lot of fun."
Pass joked about lookin forward to the time when he can join Jackson and quarterback Reggie Bonnafon in the backfield. Jackson and Bonnafon have played a lot together in recent weeks in the U of L offense.
"Now, that would be fun," Pass said with a smile.
The lease on my car is about up and so I have to have it inspected. The guy doing the inspection let me know yesterday that he'll be at my house today at some point between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. I have never wanted to go Kramer on a person more. (Update: He was the nicest person ever).
If you forget to take the raisins out of John Calipari's oatmeal, he's throwing that shit against the wall.
Chris Mullins' coaching debut at St. John's was a 32-point exhibition loss against a Division-II opponent.
John Clay of the Herald-Leader has a disappointing update to one of the best stories from last weekend's Breeder's Cup.
South Carolina RB commit C.J. Freeman is one of the many recruits who will be in town this weekend.
Corey Ray, who has the potential to be a very rich man this time next year, has emerged as a leader for the Louisville baseball team.
UofL Fans! Help care for Louisville's homeless by donating gently used winter accessories (hats scarves gloves etc) at the MBB game Nov. 9!— KFC Yum! Center (@kfc_yumcenter) November 5, 2015
Harry Giles, the No. 1 basketball recruit in the country, tore the ACL in his right knee 2 minutes into the first game of his senior year. Giles tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee back in 2013.
Scott Shafer and Bobby Petrino both discussed Saturday's game during yesterday's ACC coaches' teleconference. Here's the transcript of what they said.
Louisville is projected as the 5th-best defensive team in college basketball this season according to Sports Illustrated.
5. Louisville (DE: 92.4)
This ranking is contingent on the continued employment of coach Rick Pitino, whose job could be in danger as a result of Louisville's prostitution scandal. Despite all the external chaos around his program, Pitino reliably produces elite defenses: Louisville has finished in the top five in adjusted defensive efficiency for five straight seasons. The strength of the Cardinals' D in ‘15-16 is its front line, as Chinanu Onuaku, Mangok Mathiang and Anas Mahmoud should provide plenty of rim protection, and give guards freedom to apply heavy pressure and gamble for steals.
Campus Insiders likes Louisville over Syracuse by a final score of 27-19.
Cardinal goalkeeper Taylor Bucklin has earned third team All-ACC honors.
I'm not sure what to say about that, outside of the fact that he has one hell of a tattoo artist.