The 8th-ranked U of L men's soccer team hosts No. 3 Syracuse tonight at 7 in a massive top 10 clash. Here's your preview.
The chair of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee made some comments to CBS about Louisville and Lamar Jackson that are encouraging.
Hocutt mentioned without solicitation how impressed he is of Louisville, which lost in the closing minutes last week to Clemson.
"You think about, just as an example, the impression Louisville has made on me as one of the 12 [committee members] this year," Hocutt said. "I didn't know a lot about [quarterback] Lamar Jackson before this year. But I'll tell you what. There probably hasn't been a player in college football that has had a stronger impression on me at this point in time than that young man has."
If Louisville makes the playoff, the ACC might have two teams in the field. No conference has put two teams in during the CFP's brief history.
For a nonconference champion to make the playoff, "someone will have to demonstrate unequivocally to this committee that they're one of the best four teams in college football," Hocutt said. "That day will come. Will it be this year or in year four or five years? I don't know."
Hocutt and the committee's new members -- Jeff Bower, Herb Deromedi and Rob Mullens -- went through a mock dry run after three weeks. The real rankings start on Nov. 1. Even then, they will still change until after the conference championship games.
"I'm one-twelfth of the equation, but it will be my responsibility if I agree with the consensus of the group or not, I'm going to speak on behalf of the group," Hocutt said.
ESPN's David Hale answers a number of mailbag questions about Louisville's playoff chances, and seems to agree that the Cards' best shot includes a 13-0 performance from Clemson.
If you've ever wondered about the famous 222-0 win by Georgia Tech over Cumberland which took place exactly 100 years ago today, Jon Bois has all the insane details and backstories. Seriously, this video is awesome:
Jeff Greer gives us his four biggest storylines for the 2016-17 Louisville basketball season.
The 21st-ranked U of L women's soccer team played No. 24 NC State to a 1-1 draw last night at Lynn Stadium. The result moved the Cards to 7-3-3 on the season and 2-1-2 in ACC play.
S&P+ top 10 if no preseason projections involved: 1 Oh St, 2 Mich, 3 L’ville, 4 Bama, 5 Wash, 6 Miami, 7 Houston, 8 Clemson, 9 Fla, 10 COLO!— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) October 6, 2016
Jeremy Weatherton of the Greenville Journal writes about the Clemson game day experience for a Louisville fan.
Louisville's offense and Ohio State's defense are the best in the country when it comes to adjusted stat ratings.
Nickeolodeon's airing a 30-year "Double Dare" anniversary special with Marc Summers.
Ok, world, let's not let this October get away from us the way last October did.
Tom Herman says that if Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh got into a fight, Meyer would win. That's a real story today.
The ACC Digital Network is celebrating its five-year anniversary, and as such, they're giving us their five favorite moments.
Sorry for the new avi Lville— Preston Brown (@PB_Number2) October 7, 2016
The first and second round NCAA Tournament games that have been pulled out of North Carolina are going to Greenville, SC ... which beats us for the second time this week.
Baseball America gives us an inside look at Ballard High star/Louisville commit Jordon Adell.
Louisville has offered class of 2018 running back Marcus Caldwell from North Carolina.
That being the case, openly advertising the fact that you have an agent is probably an error in judgment.
I'm just kidding, you are awesome.
I haven't read this oral history of MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" yet, but it's going to happen.
The Wall Street Journal names Hillcrest Avenue in Louisville as one of the best places in the world to trick-or-treat.
A Clemson website dissects the film from the third quarter of the Louisville game. If you're going to watch one of these, it should probably be the one from this quarter.
ESPN has Louisville at No. 14 in its new college hoops rankings.
14. Louisville Cardinals
There may be times this season when certain, let's say,distractions make it difficult to focus on the quality of Louisville's actual basketball. We won't go so far as to call that a shame; given the circumstances, it probably tops out at "bummer." Still, though: Rick Pitino will take McDonald's All-American V.J. King and Penn transfer Tony Hicks and a bunch of dudes an average college basketball fan couldn't pick out of a lineup and mold them into a terrifying, amorphous defensive beast. Pitino always does, and it's always worth appreciating.
Duke is No. 1.
The U of L volleyball team got a much-needed ACC win over Boston College last night.
Clemson will be facing Louisville's exact opposite when it takes the field tonight against Boston College.
And finally, R&R is live from CC Powersports this afternoon from 3-6. Louisville sports will be the topic. Listen here.