—The complete U of L women’s basketball non-conference schedule for 2018-19 has been released. The Cards open the season Nov. 6 at Western Kentucky.
—The Los Angeles Clippers officially announced the re-signing of Montrezl Harrell Tuesday night.
—The Jets love The Ted.
The Jets are excited about their QB prospects... and ‘obsessed’ with Teddy Bridgewater. I discussed on @nflnetwork with brainiac colleagues @judybattista @KimJonesSports @AndrewSiciliano pic.twitter.com/vjFGS2urCH— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) July 24, 2018
—Playoff success has given teams from the SEC and the ACC no reason to change their scheduling approach.
—The NCAA is trying to figure out how to handle legalized sports betting, so it’s created yet another committee comprised of a bunch of people you wouldn’t consider experts on the subject. It’s a bold strategy, and one that hasn’t paid off for the organization yet. But hey, that can’t change unless you keep trying.
—Former Cardinal pitcher Josh Rogers has been traded from the Yankees organization to the Orioles.
So thankful to have had the opportunity to play in the New York Yankees Organization. Excited for what is ahead with the Baltimore Orioles— Josh Rogers (@JoshRogers13) July 25, 2018
—Congrats to Louisville’s Mollie Rouse, who has been named to the England Women’s Under-20 World Cup team.
—Brad Estes is the new Team President of Louisville City FC.
—The CJ’s Jake Lourim has a very detailed look at his best (9-3) and worst (3-9) case scenarios for Louisville football in 2018.
—From Bovada, CFP odds for both Louisville and Kentucky:
Will Kentucky make the 4-team playoff?
Yes +9000 (90/1)
**Note: Yes is the only option on this.
Will Louisville make the 4-team playoff?
Yes +7500 (75/1)
**Note: Yes is the only option on this.
—The U of L women’s tennis team has placed seven team members on the ITA All-Academic squad.
—Nice toss from the former Cardinal golfer.
—Randy Edsall has plenty to say about the NCAA. None of it is flattering.
—Former U of L running back Malik Williams will spend the next few weeks trying to make the Atlanta Falcons roster.
—One lawyer who beat the NCAA before thinks the Louisville basketball players filing suit at least have a puncher’s chance to do the same thing.
“I wouldn’t focus so much on, ‘We have an entitlement to our reputation and our wins and status no matter what because we were student-athletes,’” Haverstick said. ”That’s not the case. ... I would certainly going forward focus on actual and reputational harm caused by alleged failure of the NCAA to do the investigation properly or to implement the punishment properly.”
The University of Louisville was not listed as a party in the original complaint, although Haverstick said he wouldn’t be surprised if the NCAA sued the university as a tactical method to pit the school against the former players.
”The NCAA is powerful and most schools and institutions, at least at the executive level, live in some level of fear from the NCAA,” Haverstick said. “While privately deans and university presidents might be happy to see the NCAA be taken on, publicly you end up getting very little support from the institutions.”
In addition to asking for a restoration of the championship, wins and accolades and a declaration of the plaintiffs’ innocence, the former Louisville players are seeking damages from loss of economic opportunity and compensatory damages.
Kentucky has no statutory caps on damages, meaning the financial award could potentially exceed thousands of dollars. Attorneys from law firm Morgan & Morgan are taking the case on contingency and will only get paid if the former Louisville players receive a financial award in a judgment.
As litigation progresses, attorneys from both sides will request documents related to the NCAA’s investigation and the university’s independent investigation, Haverstick said.
For Louisville fans, it could be a long and bumpy ride.
”If it’s anything like the Penn State case, there will be thousands and thousands of documents in discovery,” he said. ”Assuming this case isn’t dismissed early on, I think it’ll be going on for a long time.”
—Northern Kentucky is the latest school to cut ties with Papa John’s.
—Nick Saban wants to combat “dwindling attendance” by expanding the SEC schedule from eight to nine games.
—Lamar Jackson had an up and down day throwing the football on Tuesday.
—And finally, a reminder that voting in the LCPT championship will run until noon tomorrow.