SB Nation's Bill Connelly has Louisville as one of four teams in the ACC's top tier, and predicts that the 2015 Cardinals will finish second to Florida State in the Atlantic Division.
Clemson fans believing that the CCBM helmet is real only reinforces my belief that it should actually be real.
Clemson fans think it's real!!!! @CardChronicle @CrumsRevenge pic.twitter.com/ny0BQjyOD7— Red Rage Tailgate (@TheRed_Rage) June 29, 2015
Based largely on its selection of Montrezl Harrell in the second round, Houston is one of five NBA teams that really helped itself last Thursday.
Thrillist ranks all 50 states based on everything, and has Kentucky sitting pretty all the way up at No. 3.
Kevin O'Connor has a really good look at why Terry Rozier will succeed in Boston and Celtic fans need to chill over him being picked at 16.
But that wouldn't matter if he weren't willing to accept this level of instruction, which is where his work ethic comes into play.
"I really feel like it was my fault [we lost in the Elite 8]," Rozier told the Courier-Journal. "[I was] pressing too much, trying to do too much, not letting the game come to me, being that competitor who wanted to win so bad - I just feel like I overdid it. We came up short mainly because of me. I was hurt after that game. I was hurt. It hit me out of nowhere. I said to [my teammate], 'I feel like it's my fault.' I just busted out crying. It was just a lot, man. It was a lot."
This self-doubting attitude could work to his advantage in Boston. Combined with the instruction of Stevens and an ability to admit when he's at fault could lead to an increased level of accountability and therefore better decision-making on the court.
I'm not going to talk about the latest pre-packaged Calipari drama, but I will say that just once I'd love to see him break "character" and rage tweet a rumor denial.
What part of I'm f---ing staying at Kentucky don't you dumb mother f---ers understand? Tweet at me one more time and I swear to God I'm going to Ole Miss.
BBN would embed that tweet on a shirt.
Gary Parrish has a good story on Donnie Tyndall and what it's like to realize your dream, lose it (admittedly because of circumstances you created for yourself), and then have to start all over at age 45.
She already does this better than 90 percent of the Yum Center crowd.
Start 'em young, raise 'em right... @CardChronicle pic.twitter.com/vWPzkhiDpx— Jacob Habibi (@cardsJJH24) June 30, 2015
Again, Clemson fans really think Louisville is wearing CCBM helmets on Sept. 17.
Early bird tickets to this year's Pink Prom, which is going down on Oct. 5, will go on sale tomorrow morning.
Lee's Summit (Mo.) West offensive lineman Boe Wilson is down to Louisville and Nebraska, and plans on making a decision in the near future.
This is not a drill: That's Brendan McKay actually smiling.
Louisville LHP/1B Brendan McKay -- the 2015 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year pic.twitter.com/0EgpcOmbAF— Louisville Baseball (@UofLBaseball) June 30, 2015
Early season college football games in NFL stadiums aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
The full 2015 U of L field hockey schedule has been unveiled.
A short video on Louisville quarterback recruit Jawon Pass, who will be announcing his college decision on July 16.
#Elite11 Finalist Jawon Pass (@Puma_Blessed2) Carver HS (Ga.) Committing 7/16 #RollTide #WarEagle #GoCards pic.twitter.com/02EMvQAQJN— Elite11 (@Elite11) June 29, 2015
EDSBS investigates the real reason behind the Big 12 expansion talk (it's not actually the real reason).
More seriously, however, ESPN says Big 12 expansion is no longer a matter of "if," but "when." Can't wait.
According to Scout.com's Evan Daniels, Javin DeLaurier, the network's No. 36 overall player in the class of 2016, took an unofficial visit to Louisville Sunday night. U of L has offered him a scholarship.
If you want to know how big of a deal winning the Italian League basketball championship is, just check out the videos on Edgar Sosa's Instagram page. Pretty cool.
@CardChronicle L's up pic.twitter.com/EHHwXpqFpW— Ben Kleine-Kracht (@benjam_kk) June 30, 2015
We spent a solid chunk of the radio show talking about this yesterday, but Jeff Greer did some sleuthing to uncover what Louisville's non-conference schedule looks like at the moment, and here it is:
LOUISVILLE'S NONCONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Nov. 9 - Kentucky Wesleyan (exh.)
Nov. 13 - Samford
Nov. 14-24 - Columbia, Hartford, opponent TBA (Brooklyn Hoops Classic)
Nov. 27 - Saint Louis (Barclays Center, Brooklyn)
Dec. 2 - at Michigan State (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
Dec. 5 - Grand Canyon
Dec. 12 - Eastern Michigan
Dec. 16 - Kennesaw State
Dec. 22 - UMKC (Billy Minardi Classic)
Dec. 23 - Utah Valley (Billy Minardi Classic)
Dec. 26 - at Kentucky
Contracted but no game date: Western Kentucky
Nazr Mohammed isn't afraid to tell you how demanding it is to play for Rick Pitino.
Coach Pitino's were RT @petridish13: @NazrMohammed were thibs practices the most difficult you have experienced?— Nazr Mohammed (@NazrMohammed) June 30, 2015
College Football News has released its preview of the 2015 Cards, and says the team's biggest game is without question that Thursday night showdown against Clemson.
Track 'Em Tigers has an early, but thorough, preview of Louisville-Auburn, and predicts a narrow victory for their guys.
Prediction: We saw the Auburn offense explode out of the gate last season with Jeremy Johnson at the controls. On the fast track indoors, skill players will be a huge factor. Auburn will move it and score, to be sure. Petrino will get his points, and this game will be closer than 2 touchdowns, I think. Auburn outlasts Louisville, 31-27.
The Celtics officially introduced Terry Rozier this morning, and Danny Ainge told the public that the Cardinal guard was always high on the team's draft board.
Could Wisconsin be targeting Richard Pitino as Bo Ryan's replacement? Apparently.
Hustle Belt talks about Michaelee Harris transferring to Akron.
And finally, we have a monster radio show on tap for today from 3-6. Eric Wood will be in studio with me co-hosting all day, Brian Brohm will be on the phone at 4, and then we'll talk to Rick Pitino live from Puerto Rico at 5.
You can listen live here, or to the podcast that will be up on the site after the show. Should be an eventful three hours.