The honors keep pouring in for Brendan McKay, who was named D1Baseball.com's Player of the Year today. Both McKay and Drew Ellis were named first team All-Americans by the publication. Lincoln Henzman was named a third team All-American.
McKay was also named the recipient of the 2017 Dick Howser Trophy on Friday, which hopefully is a real baseball award and not cause for another NCAA investigation.
Yes, I made the same joke earlier, but not everyone is on Twitter ... mom.
Congratulations to U of L national champ Edwin Kibichiy, who has been named the ACC Men's Track Performer of the Year.
Cardinal Sports Zone reminds everyone that the sun came up this morning.
These people, man.
The Hurley family is unquestionably over-the-top, but the closing of St. Anthony still makes me sad.
Lonzo Ball writes a letter to his dad for The Player's Tribune.
The Vikings says that Teddy Bridgewater looks like he was never hurt, which is quite awesome.
Oregon State's ace, whose sexual assault of a 6-year-old when he was 15 was made public last week, will not play in Omaha this week.
Rutgers was the undisputed biggest winner of conference realignment https://t.co/9IsKNV3dBA— Jeremy Schneider (@J_Schneider) June 16, 2017
CC alum Haley O'Shaughnessy has a really good read on yesterday's events for The Ringer.
Seven percent of all Americans believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows, because of course they do.
Fans have one of the 200 votes for the Golden Spikes Award, so cast your vote for Brendan McKay here.
This is a really good story. Coach K isn't all bad.
Former UofL G Donovan Mitchell on Cards sanctions: "I feel for Coach P. I look at it as the Brady Belichick incident. They came back & won." pic.twitter.com/EGmX3bBnTn— Tricia Whitaker (@TriciaWhitaker) June 15, 2017
Scout has updated its class of 2019 basketball rankings, and three of its top six prospects lists Louisville among their top schools at the moment. Trinity standout David Johnson is also ranked No. 31 and is a four-star prospect in the new rankings.
Kyle Funkhouser delivered his first professional complete game shutout earlier this week.
There a handful of semi-major rule changes coming to college basketball in 2017-18.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Tuesday approved extending the coach's box to 38 feet for the 2017-18 men's basketball season.
The coach's box was 28 feet, but NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee members believe this will allow coaches to improve communication with their teams, especially when the teams are at the opposite end of the court.
The panel also approved a rule permitting a reset of the shot clock to 20 seconds when the ball is inbounded in the frontcourt after a foul by the defense. If more than 20 seconds remains on the shot clock, the shot clock will not be reset.
Also, next season fans will notice that throw-in spots will occur from more consistent spots in the frontcourt when the offensive team retains possession after a nonshooting foul or other stoppages in the game.
The location of all throw-ins in the frontcourt will be determined by an imaginary line drawn from the corner of the court to the intersection of the lane line and the free-throw line. If the stoppage of play is inside this area, the throw-in will occur on the end line 3 feet outside the lane line.
If the stoppage occurs outside this area, the throw-in will be at the nearer sideline at the 28-foot mark. Deflections will continue to be put back in play at the nearest out-of-bounds spot. Throw-ins in the back court will continue to be at the nearest spot.
You can see all the rule changes here.
Fourteen ACC baseball players were named NCBWA All-Americans, the most of any conference.
If you watched the Golden State Warriors victory parade yesterday then you likely saw Damion Lee -- who is dating Stephen Curry's sister -- riding atop the truck with Curry and Ian Clark, among others. Pretty cool experience.
Anfernee Simmons(@AnferneeSimons) said the Louisville sanctions don't affect him he is 100 percent committed to Louisville.. special kid— Leader Johnson (@LeaderScoutVU) June 15, 2017
IBJ Publishing reacts to yesterday's NCAA ruling. I won't chastise you if you choose not to click on that link.
Mark Schlabach wrote a column for ESPN expecting Louisville to not get punished at all. Then Louisville got hammered and he figured he'd already typed the words so he might as well publish them.
What effect will Louisville's punishment have on North Carolina? Probably none.
U of L football will be looking for a more balanced offense in 2017.
SB Nation breaks down the biggest strengths of all eight College World Series teams.
Brendan McKay may be college baseball's most complete player, with the ability to pitch and hit well. His tools are complemented by the hard-hitting Drew Ellis, who bats immediately after McKay in the order — a deadly duo to have to deal with so early in the Cards' lineup.
McKay's arm and bat tandem earned him the John Olerud award this year, given to the best two-way player in the country. He's recorded 385 strikeouts in his career, a program record, and this year knocked out 17 home runs, and if a pitcher tries to work around him, Ellis is there waiting just behind.
In its fourth straight trip to Omaha, TCU believes this year is its year to bring home the hardware.
Shining the bat signal over Los Angeles in honor of Adam West is pretty cool. I grew up with the old campy Batman and adored it when I was a kid.
The staff over at Frogs of War all like TCU to make it out of their side of the bracket, but see Louisville as their biggest obstacle.