If you missed yesterday's interview with Bobby Petrino on R&R, you can catch the podcast here.
The mother of top U of L basketball recruit Malik Williams has been a Cardinal basketball fan for a long time, which is pretty stellar news.
In appropriately bizarre fashion, Dan Dakich yesterday chose not to directly address the fact that he was aware of his status as a Least Cool Person Tournament semifinalist, but rather simply tweeted my Twitter avatar picture.
He also tweeted the profile picture of former C-J UK hoops beat reporter Kyle Tucker without any explanation.
I have no idea what to say about any of this other than to chalk it up as Dakich pulling a reverse Howard Dean and effectively making a positive late push in a race where it looked like he had no chance. Ultimately, he's still going to fall woefully short of catching Andre McGee, but you cant knock the hustle.
The field will be lighter next year, Dan, I can almost guarantee it. Return a couple seniors (or a one-liner ripping Tony Hicks) and go 2016 Villanova in 12 months.
Congrats to Dillon Avare, David Levitch and Mangok Mathiang, who have all been named to the 2015-16 NABC Honors Court.
Here's a fun discussion from Reddit where Louisville fans discuss their clearest memories of Cardinal football.
Stewart Mandel says that Notre Dame is the trump card for the ACC Network's future.
My man Seedy K examines the best and worst sports deals of all-time, which includes one of the worst decisions of all-time in any capacity from our old friends at Tulane.
Tulane was a charter member of the SEC. Along with a couple of other schools which left the league, but really can't be faulted.1
But the Green Wave, the first SEC chool to integrate a sports program, when a Negro student played on the baseball team its last season in the conference, is a whole different story.
Not a pleasant one for the folks uptown in New Orleans on St. Charles Ave..
The Crescent City school split the league in '66, in order to broaden the football schedule, play more inter-sectional games. The school's prexy proclaimed, "We have no intention of de-emphasizing football, basketball or any other sport."
Hmmm. How's that working out?
With all due respect to Shaun King and Jerald Honeycutt, it's not working out well.
Life continues to be unkind to Marcus Vick and I continue to not feel particularly bad for him.
Turf Show Times previews the upcoming season for Jamon Brown.
Again I tell you to remember the name: Matthew Hurt. He now officially has a scholarship offer from U of L.
Louisville offered a scholarship to five-star class of 2018 guard Immanuel Quickley on Tuesday. Quickley is currently considered a Duke lean.
At some point in your college career, you're almost certainly going to enter into some sort of romantic relationship (or at least have a romantic interaction) that's going to wind up causing you to feel some pretty negative emotions. People in college seem to like music, and in addition to serving as the background noise for drinking games I've now never heard of, music can also help you cope with these emotions.
Should you find yourself in this undesirable situation, here are five songs I recommend putting on repeat until you work up the strength to leave your room for food and/or bathroom duties:
Josh Ritter - "New Lover" (Catchy, quirky, beautifully written and capped off with the perfect closing line)
Eamon - "F--k It" (Because sometimes getting drunk and singing along to songs with the most vulgar language possible is the best way to deal with a problem...don't let anyone tell you any differently.)
The Mountain Goats - "No Children" (I didn't know anywhere to go other than this painfully honest song to convey my emotions after U of L's unbelievable loss to Syracuse in what is still the saddest post in CC history)
Waxahatchee - "Swan Dive" (Standard tale of two people who have reached a point where they can't be happy together or apart, but for totally different reasons. It's also a fun song to sing along with)
Ryan Adams - "Come Pick Me Up" (The best part of the song will forever remain that stealing his records is the only thing Ryan can imagine a significant other doing that's in the same stratosphere as having sex with all of his friends)
Also, don't jump in the baby pool. Like, there are going to be people -- maybe friends, even -- who are either drunk or stupid enough to make you feel like you're going to be a hero if you jump into the baby pool, but trust me, you're going to be shocked at how quickly they turn on you once other people start talking about how annoying it was that you jumped in the baby pool. I'm so serious, you guys.
Build this legend a statue pic.twitter.com/e1PppYq3uW— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 27, 2016
The original board of trustees meeting that was scheduled for yesterday will be held today. My prediction from yesterday morning (Tuesday, not Monday) still stands.
ESPN will probably have a hard time convincing cable and satellite operators to take the ACC Network.
The staff over at Black Heart Gold Pants, one of my favorite SB Nation team sites for years now, announced yesterday that they're hanging up their keyboards.
Awful line. They would have written one far more clever. They will be missed.
These people are batshit crazy. Not all UK fans, no, but these people absolutely.
The Pac-12 has released its conference basketball schedule for 2016-17. Go nuts.
Could Louisville be getting a commitment from a 4-star running back soon? Maybe, I don't know. But other people seem to think it's possible.
Emonee Spence hits a personal high as the Cards entertain LMPD during their testing night at Papa John's pic.twitter.com/wWnOdILIXL— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) July 27, 2016
According to at least one report, Kyle Kuric turned down a partially guaranteed contract with the Warriors to re-sign with his Gran Canaria club in Spain.
Bleacher Report projects that Louisville will start the 2016 season ranked No. 22.
And finally, ESPN says the KFC Yum Center is the third-hardest place for road teams to win in the ACC.
3. Louisville Cardinals: KFC Yum! Center, opened in 2010
The Yum! Center is often referred to as a pro arena with a college atmosphere. The youngest arena in the ACC also happens to be the most complete. It has amenities that could turn the game into an afterthought with premium lounges on the east and west stands of the lower tier, a bar overlooking the Ohio River and plenty of monitors to not miss any of the game. Fortunately for the Cardinals, their fans are among the most basketball savvy in the league, so they're generally in their seats and engaged throughout the game.
Fun fact: The eventual national champion has played in the KFC Yum! Center in every season of its existence: Duke (2015) and Connecticut (2011, 2014) played there in the regular season; Villanova (2016) and Kentucky (2012) won NCAA tournament games there; the Cardinals themselves cut down the nets in 2013.
Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena checks in at No. 2, just behind Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium.