Big news of the day: Ryan Lochte is super dumb and you shouldn't lie to foreign authorities in order to protect him. Moving on.
Scout.com's Evan Daniels breaks down the game of new Cardinal commit Darius Perry.
"I think he is a tailor-made Louisville guard," said Daniels, whose site ranks Perry as the 80th-best prospect in the 2017 class and the No. 16 point guard.
"He definitely fits into their style and how Pitino likes to play. He has a chance to be a really good on-ball defender. He's tough and always plays with energy. He's always looking (to) attack, like Terry Rozier, Russ Smith, Peyton Siva, Chris Jones. Those guys were all really aggressive and looking drive the ball, and they all played defense."
The Cards have filled two immediate needs a little less than a year after holding the commitment of McDonald's All-American VJ King, who signed with U of L and is now a freshman on the roster, all while dealing with an ongoing NCAA investigation into the program.
"It speaks volumes about Pitino and also his assistants that they were able to hang onto King and fight for some other guys despite not being able to play in the postseason and having the allegations hanging over their heads," Daniels said. "It's a big deal."
Sports Illustrated has a really good read on U of L opponent Houston, and the relationship between coach Tom Herman and quarterback Greg Ward Jr.
The ACC Digital Network names Cole Hikutini as the No. 7 breakout player (video) in the conference for 2016.
Obligatory Stranger Things font submission:
Both creepy and undeniably '80s.
The promotional schedule for the 2016 U of L women's soccer season is here.
And here's the promotional schedule for the men's team.
We had a great morning at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Only 2 weeks, we are #gamedayready! #gocards #drumline pic.twitter.com/vabPyN3Ynl— UofL Drumline (@UofL_Drumline) August 18, 2016
Lorenzo Mauldin is being groomed to be the "next big thing" for the Jets.
This story about a current in the Olympic pool potentially deciding the 50-meter swimming races is nuts.
Donovan's incredible tank cancels out Russ' highly questionable pants.
Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin are both dealing with pretty underwhelming approval ratings down in Texas right now.
The U of L volleyball team will hold its annual red and black scrimmage on Saturday at 6 p.m. inside Cardinal Arena.
DeShaun Watson, who probably throws the best deep ball in college football, is speaking up about being labeled as a "run-first quarterback."
"People think, 'Oh, he's a black quarterback, he must be dual-threat.' People throw around that word all the time. It's lazy," Watson told Bleacher Report. "The one thing I learned early on as a football player is people have their opinions, and I can't change them. But I can show them what they're missing. People have assumed that I have to run the ball before I can throw it most all of my career, all the way back before high school. It's a stereotype put on me for a long time because I'm African-American and I'm a dual-threat quarterback."
Watson, a junior who will decide at season's end whether to apply for early draft eligibility, was a Heisman Trophy finalist last year, and an NFL quarterbacks coach said in January that he has the potential to be drafted No. 1 overall.
However, NFL Media analyst and former NFL scout Bucky Brooks says Watson has reason to be concerned about being referred to as a dual-threat QB.
"Whenever you hear that dual-threat phrase, the perception is their legs are a bigger threat than their arm," Brooks said. "So it diminishes their standing as far as how they are viewed as a pro prospect. Guys like Deshaun Watson and some other quarterbacks have to fight against that stereotype to prove to others that they're worthy of being a franchise quarterback."
Watson called the dual-threat label a "code word."
Brings to mind this graphic from 2013, where Teddy was labeled as a "dual threat" despite having more touchdown passes than rushing yards.
Talented Texas A&M tight end transfer Jordan Davis' "head is spinning" a little bit trying to grasp the complicated U of L offense, but he'll be a major factor in the Cardinal offense in the years to come.
Virginia has decided on a starting quarterback, but they aren't saying who it is publicly.
This is pretty bad ass from Blake Tiberi.
Blake Tiberi represents @UofLBaseball with the Brooklyn Cyclones. Has Louisville insignia on his bat handle. pic.twitter.com/FBs9o7Covi— Amazin' Prospects (@AmazinPros) August 17, 2016
Governor Matt Bevin says the U of L Board of Trustees should continue meeting despite a temporary injunction from a Frankfrot judge ordering them not to.
This option is still out there. Just sayin'.
The Cards in Rio trend continues.
Checking out Sugarloaf Mountain in #Rio! @CardChronicle @JohnRamseyUofL @UofLAlum pic.twitter.com/zlqN4BPmqG— CARD the Redeemer (@Gang_of_Dwarves) August 18, 2016
The C-J's Steve Jones answers all your questions in his U of L football mailbag.
Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel predicts the record and conference finish of every team in the ACC, and says Louisville will go 10-2, but that those two losses will come to Florida State and Clemson.
I actually hadn't realized those two teams were on our schedule this season. Pretty wild.
Mandel also says Pitt will win the Coastal Division and fall to FSU in the ACC championship game.
@CardChronicle you could say my wife's birthday went well. pic.twitter.com/EraIf8rklE— Taylor Sabo (@MrSabolicious) August 18, 2016
After 14 years of operation, Gawker.com is shutting down operations next week.
An NFL Draft website serves up a scouting report of Josh Harvey-Clemons.
Texas wesbite Hookem.com looks at the five best games that Charlie Strong has ever coached in, a list that includes three Louisville bowl wins.
And finally, two weeks, you guys .... two .... f---ing ..... weeks. Maybe it's the NCAA Tournament ban, maybe it's the way the baseball season ended, but this summer has felt like it started in 2014. I cannot wait to get the ball rolling on 2016-17.