It's MLB Draft night, which means Brendan McKay's life is going to change dramatically in a few short hours. Here's everything you need to know about the first day of the draft, and here's the selection order for the 75 picks that are going to go down.
The latest mock drafts from both Baseball America and MLB.com have McKay going to Tampa Bay with the No. 4 overall pick. They also both have Ballard High product and U of L commit Jordan Adell going ninth overall to the Brewers.
UPDATE: Baseball America has since put out an updated mock draft that has McKay going No. 1 overall to the Twins.
Major congrats to Cardinal Edwin Kibichiy, who became a national champion over the weekend.
University of Louisville senior Edwin Kibichiy jumped out to an early lead and never looked back on his way to the 2017 NCAA 3,000 Meter Steeplechase title on Friday evening at Hayward Field. He becomes just the second Cardinal to win an NCAA Outdoor title, behind Matt Hughes who won the 2010 and 2011 steeplechase title. The Louisville men finished 22nd with 11.5 points for the third best finish in school history.
"Edwin was simply amazing in the steeplechase today," said head coach Dale Cowper. "He controlled the race from start to finish to become our fourth national champion in program history. He has been an amazing representative of our program. I can't say enough about the way he has developed under Coach Walker's guidance the last five years."
Kibichiy won the event with a personal best time of 8:28.40. His nearest competitor finished almost three seconds behind. He surpassed his previous best finish of third at last year's NCAA Outdoor Championships. Kibichiy earns first team All-American honors for the second straight year.
Mario Benavides and Adam Froman are helping out at this year's St. Bernard football camp, which takes place later this month and costs just $10 per player.
Hearing Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell had impressive workout with Bulls. Seems unlikely he's around at 16, though— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) June 8, 2017
The latest SB Nation mock draft has Charlotte taking Donovan with the 11th pick.
Donovan was on fire from the outside in his latest workout.
Rain delays interrupted super regional play across the country on Sunday, but our old friends from Cal State Fullerton managed to get their game in and advance to the College World Series.
I enjoyed Chipper Jones' letter to his younger self.
It was a rough weekend for arguably the most famous Cardinal who never was, Sebastian Telfair.
Sebastian Telfair, a former N.B.A. point guard and high school basketball phenom, was arrested on Sunday morning in Brooklyn with four loaded guns and a bulletproof vest, the authorities said.
Officers stopped Mr. Telfair, 32, and another man, Jami Thomas, 18, in a pickup truck about 2:50 a.m. after noticing the truck parked illegally in a median on Atlantic Avenue and then driving away with its lights off, the police said. Officers found a lit marijuana cigarette in the truck's center console and discovered three loaded handguns and a semiautomatic rifle, the police said.
Mr. Telfair, who was driving, faces six felony charges, including criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful wearing of a body vest. If convicted on the weapon charge, he could face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Mr. Thomas, who lives in Brooklyn and whose relationship to Mr. Telfair was not clear, faces similar charges.
At least he got us Terry Rozier.
Louisville pitcher Nick Bennett has been named a freshman All-American.
The trial of Katina Powell has been scheduled for next year.
Both Louisville and Ole Miss are challenging the NCAA's new precedent on head-coaching accountability. U of L might find out how that goes as early as this week.
A New York man is claiming that Lorenzo Mauldin attacked him in a nightclub in April, which does not sound like LoZo at all.
"It was not a fight, it was an attack," Lopez's lawyer, Glenn Race, told the Post.
Lopez filed a criminal complaint after the attack but could not immediately identify his attacker.
Mauldin's lawyer told the Post that Mauldin was "not involved" and that he has "a very strong case." Mauldin believes he will be exonerated, the attorney added.
Mauldin, 24, is entering his third season in the NFL. After being used primarily as a situational pass-rusher as a rookie, Mauldin saw more playing time last year and started three games for New York.
If the Cincinnati Reds land Brendan McKay with the No. 2 pick tonight, they're probably going to want McKay to pitch.
The Sporting News looks at why top recruits like Louisville's Brian Bowen are now waiting longer than ever to make their college decisions.
Sean Moth tries to put in perspective just how good Brendan McKay really is.
John Beilein offers his friend Frank Martin some post-Final Four advice.
Beilein experienced a similar rush in 2013 after Michigan lost to Louisville in the national championship game, his first Final Four appearance after more than 30 years in the profession.
His advice was simple.
"The most important part of my conversation with him reinforced what my mind was telling me: Don't allow the success of the moment to allow you to recruit a different young man," Martin told the Free Press this week while in Royal Oak for the Coaches Beat Cancer event. "Recruit the same kind of people. The same people who helped you get there, make sure you identify the same characteristics, character, manners. Because that's what helped us get there."
Beilein noticed the raised profile following Michigan's 2013 season.
A generation that didn't remember the Wolverines ever having a strong program suddenly associated them among the nation's elite.
"Don't give in to temptation in recruiting," Beilein told Martin. "It may be a more publicized, a more talented kid and sacrificed the kid you've had success with."
Smart dudes tend to have the most success in that sport.
Louisville tight end Austin Cummins announced on Twitter over the weekend that he will be transferring.
U of L baseball proved this weekend that it's still a cut above its rivals to the East.
Really thankful for my opportunity here with Luoyang Golden Stars basketball!! First day in the books... #China.— Russdiculous® (@Specter_Smit) June 9, 2017
It took a 111-110 double overtime win to make it happen, but for the first time in eight years, the Kentucky boys all-stars defeated Indiana.
The Kentucky girls weren't as successful, but a Louisville signee was the biggest reason why.
The Albuquerque Journal profiles Brendan McKay.
Daily Knicks serves up five reasons why New York should draft Donovan Mitchell.
If you missed it earlier, Athlon sits down for a Q&A with noted college football player Lamar Jackson.
The C-J examines the things you should know about Louisville's latest trip to the College World Series.
U of L's first College World Series opponent will be Texas A&M. Good Bull Hunting recaps the Aggies' super regional triumph here.
The Charlotte Observer looks at how Donovan "Spider" Mitchell's wingspan could help him creep into the NBA draft lottery.
Louisville did not make the cut for Trinity wide receiver Rondale Moore's final list of six schools.
A rocket off the bat of Chris Dominguez in the 2nd knocks out a portion of the left field video board. pic.twitter.com/qNdbNvvS6t— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) June 9, 2017
NC State will be wearing special black uniforms when they host Louisville on Thursday night this fall.
AP writer Jon Wilner updates his early college hoops top 25, and has Louisville at No. 9.
Louisville's Emmonnie Henderson wrapped up her outdoor shot put career with a second place finish at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Teddy Bridgewater is back, and already seeing ghosts.
And finally, if you're in the market for a travel package to Omaha, here's the necessary info.