The Louisville softball team dropped a 3-2 heartbreaker to Nebraska Thursday in the first game of the NCAA Tournament. The Cornhuskers won it with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th. The Cards will look to avoid elimination this afternoon at 4:30 against BYU.
The Cards hammered Wake Forest 9-2 today in game two of the final series of the regular season.
SB Nation lists Louisville/Houston as the 24th-best non-conference game in the 2016 college football season.
24. Louisville at Houston, Week 13
This could move up in a hurry, if both teams start hot. Both return a lot, including star QBs Greg Ward Jr. for UH and Lamar Jackson for U of L, and last year's game was a 34-31 Cougars win that changed leads four times in the fourth quarter.
Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak makes his 2016 Louisville football predictions (video).
Information on this year's U of L soccer "Kickin' it with JT & Friends" event (July 23) is here.
REMINDER: time is running out - sign up now for Louisville Football Summer Camps!! pic.twitter.com/RmIBKvfQIj— Cards FB Recruiting (@ULFBRecruiting) May 20, 2016
Louisville freshman golfer Olivia Cason has qualified for the NCAA championships and currently sits in fifth place after one round.
FBSchedules.com ranks Louisville's 2016 slate 53rd in its complete strength of schedule rankings.
1. Uncle Kracker - "Follow Me"
2. Shawn Mullins - "Lullaby"
3. Counting Crows - "Big Yellow Taxi"
4. NewSong - "Christmas Shoes"
5. "Maryland, My Marlyand"
That's right, "Christmas Shoes" transcends holiday hate, and "Maryland, My Maryland" transcends horse racing disdain.
As impressive as the school record 11 shutouts are this season for @UofLBaseball, they have also limited opponents to one run in nine games.— Sean Moth (@CardsPA) May 20, 2016
Florida wide receiver D.J. Edwards is high on Louisville.
This in-ear device that can apparently translate language in real time is all sorts of awesome.
We are thrilled to introduce our new Cardinal Girl, Steffany Lien! pic.twitter.com/fyuoYQjAk0— MarchingCards (@MarchingCards) May 19, 2016
Steve Jones continues his U of L football positional review and says kicker is one of the team's biggest question marks.
A look from the other side of this weekend's baseball series, where there is significant pressure for Wake Forest to get a couple of huge resume wins.
He doesn't appreciate your hierarchy.
The 2016 Governor's Cup Luncheon (which takes place something like 17 months before the actual game) will honor former coaches Rich Brooks and John L. Smith. Additional honorees will be former NFL players, Deion Branch, Jeremy Jarmon, Jim Kovach, and Mark Sander.
When lightning strikes a green on a golf course, it can be pretty cool.
CBS has Louisville as one of the five most overrated teams in the country heading into 2016. I disagree.
Louisville is another team that finished last season unranked, but I'm seeing as a preseason top-25 team in just about every poll. And I get it. After a horrendous start to last season where the Cardinals lost their first three games and started 2-4, they won six of their last seven and finished the year with a win over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl.
The Cardinals also have a quarterback in Lamar Jackson who improved as the year went on, and looks to have a bright future under Bobby Petrino.
Upon closer inspection, however, some doubts should remain.
I mentioned that Louisville won six of its last seven games, but those wins came against six teams (A&M, Kentucky, Virginia, Syracuse, and Boston College) that went a combined 27-46 last season. The only winning record of the bunch was Texas A&M. Including the bowl win over A&M, Louisville went 2-4 against teams that went bowling last season, with the other win being a 20-13 defeat of NC State. Against teams that finished in the AP Poll, the Cardinals were 0-3.
Now, there's nothing wrong with beating up on bad teams. Good teams do that all the time. I'd just like to see Louisville have a bit more success against teams in the top 25 before I decide it belongs in the top 25.
And finally, Donovan Mitchell isn't impressed with Duke's recruiting prowess.