Happy first day of class, U of L students. Don't jump in the baby pool. It's not funny.
DeAngelo Brown and Devonte Fields are first team preseason All-ACC selections according to ESPN.
The best college football preview magazine you can read to get ready for the 2016 season is available online for free.
The 2016-17 U of L athletic season is officially underway, and women's soccer team has opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw at Indiana, and a 4-0 drubbing of Indiana State. The Cards are back in action Friday night at Lynn Stadium when they'll host UAB at 5:30, a game which will be followed up by the men taking on Butler in their 2016 home debut.
The world needs more Norwegian videos on Matz just so we can get uncensored, in-game Rick Pitino sideline clips.
Did my 'Matz' Google alert fail me? Just saw this *uncensored English* masterpiece: https://t.co/VPFIxV3RM5— Trevor Joelson (@MountTrevorest) August 22, 2016
"Matz is that man" - JJ
The Pro Football Focus preseason All-American team features zero Cardinals on either the first, second or third teams. Well that's just, like, your opinion, man.
NCAA.com predicts what the best game of every week of the college football season will be. Look at that week five slate, if Louisville beats Florida State and Clemson takes care of business at Auburn in week one, GameDay is going to be at Death Valley on Oct. 1.
The look on his face makes this tweet.
This kid is 11 and in my organic chemistry class he said if we have questions to just email him pic.twitter.com/oz46on8ywP— Cigdem Kahyaoglu (@cigdemk14) August 22, 2016
Today's feel-good story comes from Polish silver medalist Piotr Małachowski, who is auctioning off his medal to help get a young boy the money he needs to fly to New York and get proper treatment for the eye cancer he's been battling since he was two. There are cool people in the world.
SB Nation's Jasn Kirk predicts that Louisville will take on West Virginia in the
Conference Realignment Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28.
Vice Sports writer Aaron Gordon spent the last 19 days in Rio and says the Games were an unjustifiable human disaster.
It's a new world order when the ACC has two (three?) legitimate CFP contenders.
Katina Powell's author and publisher as well as the attorney for the women suing her have agreed to keep some evidence in the lawsuits confidential.
However, the two sides could not agree on other information and Perry told them to continue to try and work it out in the next couple of weeks . Perry said he was "reluctant" to keep too much information from the public and media. The judge did not object to the agreement to make phone numbers and addresses confidential.
Nader George Shunnarah, who represents six women who claim they were defamed by being depicted in the book wearing lingerie and dancing at parties in Minardi Hall, a U of L dormitory for athletes, told Perry attorneys for Cady and IBJ have refused to "tell us what they want confidential."
Among the evidence IBJ and Cady have asked be withheld from the public are addresses, cell phone numbers, financial data, contract negotiations and other "private" information.
Shunnarah has argued most of the information - including financial records and logs kept by Powell - should be open to the public.
An attorney for Powell, Larry Wilder, has said the motion for a protective order "has nothing to do with her safety." Wilder, who did not file the motion, has said attorneys for IBJ and Cady are trying to make financial documents confidential.
What an absolutely absurd mess.
Kelsi Worrell threw out the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies game on Sunday, and said it was more stressful than swimming in the Olympics.
Steven Godfrey goes 1-on-1 with Charlie Strong about life as Texas' head coach, and also has some great quotes from Mario Benavides.
ESPN is taking fan votes on who has the best uniforms in the ACC.
"If you don't think the offense is going to be more explosive in year three under Bobby Petrino and year two with Lamar Jackson, you've got another thing coming. AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHIN' ELSE..."
@CardChronicle My niece Sadie explaining why Jaylen Smith is headed for a breakout season pic.twitter.com/CrdXLoI5D5— Brian Stephens (@tsarbrian) August 21, 2016
Per Bill Connelly's calculations, Louisville is going to be "as fun and dangerous as jumping off the tree fort onto a trampoline" in 2016.
Kyle Robbins looks at the state of the Ryder Cup teams just a week before the automatic qualifiers for both Team USA and Team Europe are locked in.
Eat it, Flora, and eat it, Bama.
L's up at FloraBama @CardChronicle pic.twitter.com/5y2kt2i4Bs— Lisa Kullman (@KullmanLisa) August 19, 2016
Could UConn be headed back to the Big East in every sport but football? Maybe.
Louisville junior Coline Coessens keeps you up to date with the state of the volleyball team in the latest installment of the Cardinal Volleyblog.
It's not too early to tailgate for the Charlotte game or, you know, the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Louisville took over Atlantis about 3 months early. And got some much needed sun. @CardChronicle pic.twitter.com/C175CJyBMm— Joel Nivens Jr. (@JNivJR) August 22, 2016
However you want to play it is cool. We've got a big seven months ahead of us.
The Louisville Cardinal has a complete breakdown of how all 12 U of L Olympic athletes fared in Rio.
U of L is in early on RJ Oben, the son of Cardinal legend Roman Oben.
My 1st #FBS offer from .@UofLFootball - thanks @DaveBCards @CoachPetrinoUL & best of luck this season #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/LljUgohy3j— RJ Oben (@RJ_Oben17) August 21, 2016
If Louisville wins a national title in football this season, they'll be the first team ever to do so without significant blue chip talent.
If you haven't peeped the new Crum's Revenge hype video, get on that.
Congrats on being golden once again, Angel.
Congrats to @UofLWBB's Angel McCoughtry on winning a second gold medal! #GoCards https://t.co/kIzG2UPCvc— Louisville Athletics (@GoCards) August 21, 2016
ESPN previews the Clemson Tigers, who I'm told are supposed to be at least average in 2016. Issues at quarterback.
Devonte Fields gets another first team preseason All-American nod from ESPN.
I will never stop loving Hajj Turner. Never.
It was a bad weekend for Notre Dame football.
A reveal of the individual Associated Press Top 25 ballots shows that the Cards were ranked as high as No. 9, while five voters chose not to put U of L in the top 25 at all.
The Jake the Snake documentary on Netflix fully showcased just how awesome a person Diamond Dallas Page is. It looks like the Virginia football team is a collective fan as well.
Watch the awesome reaction when @RealDDP surprises the Hoos as tonight’s guest speaker and leader for team building.https://t.co/kKgCTLrUIx— Virginia Football (@UVa_Football) August 21, 2016
The New Orleans Advocate has U of L as a top 10 team in its preseason top 25 countdown.
In its final game of the exhibition season, the Cardinal field hockey team destroyed Ohio, 8-0.
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