The Louisville-Kentucky basketball game is going to be played before Christmas for the first time in 10 years, and other 2016-17 schedule notes from Jeff Greer.
Here's what we know about the Cards' upcoming slate:
Nov. 11 - Evansville
Nov. 23-25 - Battle 4 Atlantis (the Bahamas)
Dec. 3 - at Grand Canyon
Dec. 17 - Eastern Kentucky
Dec. 20 or 21 - Kentucky
Dec. 31 - Indiana (in Indianapolis)
De'Aaron Fox says that he would have gone to Louisville if he hadn't picked Kentucky.
If I hadn't picked my school I would've gone to: "Louisville. I love the way Coach Pitino plays his guards; I've always said that. That up-and-down style, pressing a lot; I really feel like I would've fit in well there."
I went with my choice because: "Coach Cal gets you ready for the NBA and that's the ultimate goal. That put him over everyone else. That's hard to compete with."
Markelle Fultz, who wound up at Washington, said the same thing.
If I hadn't picked my school I would've gone to: "Louisville. It was just their style of play and plus they had guys leaving at the point so my spot would've been wide open. Plus, it's the ACC and Coach Rick Pitino is a great coach."
I went with my choice because: "The coaching staff; they're like mentors to me and I went where I felt as comfortable as I could possibly be. They came to every game and they made it feel like home."
Ja'Quay Savage, who has drawn rave reviews throughout spring practice, is focused on having a bounce-back season after a disappointing 2015 campaign.
Tom Izzo says that college basketball is creating a system where kids don't learn to handle adversity.
The Wolves are still kids - Andrew Wiggins put a cup on Zach LaVine's chair, Gorgui & KAT laugh when he sits on it pic.twitter.com/015rVgmAQY— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) April 14, 2016
By the way, Gorgui started and scored 20 points last night for the Wolves.
Following last night's road win over Kentucky, Louisville moved up to No. 4 in the college baseball RPI.
I ranked all 67 games of the NCAA Tournament because I'm insane.
A draft prospect Q&A with Corey Ray, who is looking more and more like a top 10 pick in the upcoming MLB Draft.
The most generous tipper in America is a Cards fan, because of course he is.
The U of L volleyball team will have three players be part of the the 36 players who will train and compete as part of the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Indianapolis program as announced by USA Volleyball. Janelle Jenkins, Tess Clark and Molly Sauer were selected to represent the Cardinals.
Mama be stressing ... Be patient it's coming... pic.twitter.com/YG82S6mXVp— trouble46+1 (@michealboykin90) April 12, 2016
UK and a company that makes moonshine are in a ridiculous legal battle over the rights to the word "Kentucky."
The two ACC basketball hires of this offseason -- Josh Pastner at Georgia Tech and Kevin Stallings at Pitt -- don't seem to make a whole hell of a lot of sense.
DOJ wants to postpone a hearing on DEA's massive, legally questionable wiretap program because of the Kentucky Derby pic.twitter.com/WyQmoG2h1B— Brad Heath (@bradheath) April 12, 2016
Tyler Sharpe talks about the wild last couple of months that have ended up with him playing for his "dream school" of Louisville.
So Tubby Smith is officially the new head basketball coach at Memphis State, which is both a smart move for each party (I think) and super, super weird.
It's like everything the guy does is done with the intention of confusing me about whether or not to hate him.
And of course this happens right before we're supposed to start playing these guys again in 2017-18. At least we get to take on Pastner at least once a year now.
Louisville checks in at No. 12 in ESPN's first Football Power Index for 2016.
TigerNet previews this weekend's baseball series between No. 18 Clemson and No. 6 Louisville.
Is Louisville on the verge of snagging a 2017 quarterback?
Eastern Kentucky has officially announced the addition of Dillon Avare.
And finally, John and I will be out at Body Shapes Medical in Middletown from 3-6 for today's show. Tom Jurich will join us at 3:30 to talk stadium expansion and today's announcement of Bobby Petrino's contract extension. Also, I'll try to say at least one nice thing about Kobe.