—The Louisville football team held its first scrimmage of the summer Monday evening at Cardinal Stadium. You can read a handful of details from the scrimmage here.
—Some (very) brief highlights here.
RickHigh and @Record_Breakerz own Louisville Freshman Receiver Marcus Riley @PrimeeTimee2 #14 had a great showing in their first scrimmage under the lights. Going for 6 catches over 100 yds. He can be seen about the 14 and 20 second mark. pic.twitter.com/6PDhz4JqAF— Coach Ris (@Coach2Bless) August 14, 2018
—The U of L football Kickoff Luncheon is sold out.
—Louisville women’s soccer standout Emina Ekic has been named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual honor in women’s college soccer.
—The ACC Digital Network previews Louisville football.
—Louisville is trending in the crystal ball for New Jersey wide receiver Stanley King. King will announce his college choice on Wednesday.
—U of L’s freshman class is large, diverse, and features many out of state students.
Of the nearly 2,800 incoming students, 22 percent are from outside Kentucky. Administrators believe that may be the highest percentage of out-of-state freshmen in university history.
“Attracting students beyond Kentucky is a trend we’ve been seeing for years,” said UofL President Neeli Bendapudi. “It’s gratifying to know that students from near and far are choosing our university. This will be my first incoming class and I’ve been counting down the days until the fall semester begins.”
Here’s a snapshot of the incoming class:
• 55 percent have some college credits
• 15 percent are African American
• 6 percent are Hispanic/Latino
• 73 percent will live on campus
• 16 percent are first-generation college students
• 25.6 is the average ACT score, well above the 2017 Kentucky average of 20
• 3.6 is the average high school grade-point average, based on a 4.0 scale
• 78 percent are Kentucky residents
• 22 percent are from out of state
• 12 foreign countries are represented
• Engineering, biology, business, education and nursing are the five most popular majors.
The fall semester also marks a new record for the J. B. Speed School of Engineering: its largest incoming class ever. Speed expects 521 first-year engineering students, a significant jump over last year’s 472 first-year students.
Don’t jump in the baby pool, kids. Do not do it.
—The announcement was leaked a while ago, but Louisville-Alabama is officially getting ESPN/ABC’s “A Team” for Sept. 1.
—Darius Perry shows off a nice outside stroke in this video (which was taken for some reason) of an open run that also featured players from North Carolina, South Carolina and Auburn, among others.
—Swimming as members of Team USA, the U of L’s Mallory Comerford, Zach Harting, and Kelsi Dahlia captured a collective five medals at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo. Additionally, U of L’s Arthur Albiero coached the U.S. women to seven gold medals and 22 medals overall.
—Senorise Perry’s monster work ethic could result in him making Miami’s roster as the team’s fourth running back.
Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains coached Perry in Chicago. He’s been most impressed by how far Perry’s mastery of the offense has come.
“He’s done a great job of studying and learning,” Loggains said. “He’s definitely a competitive guy. He plays with a lot of intensity. Where he’s come from, 2015 to when I got here, has been shocking to me.”
Loggains said in Chicago, current Dolphins and former Bears quarterback David Fales used to pull Perry aside to coach him up. But Perry’s role has changed in Miami.
“Coach Perry,” Loggains said. “Wow, he’s come a long way... When he was in Chicago, David Fales would take him one-on-one during walkthroughs and be like, ‘Ah, what do you got here on this play?’ Now all of a sudden ‘Coach Perry’ is correcting people. Just to see him grow as a player and an individual has been pretty cool.”
—Alabama is the top selling ticket in college football, unseating the Michigan Wolverines from the No. 1 spot for the first time in five years.
—Just a reminder that Adam Engel’s been doing this.
Adam Engel in college tho pic.twitter.com/DM5XSguXra— Chadwick M. Fischer (@Fischwick) August 14, 2018
—Four-star big man Jason Jitoboh has announced that he will be taking an official visit to Louisville Nov. 8-10. Before that, Jitoboh also has scheduled visits with Tennessee, Florida and Illinois.
—According to John Belski, dust from the Sahara Desert will arrive in Louisville on Wednesday.
I mean I guess that’s cool, but this is already the worst place in America to live for someone with allergies. The addition of any sort of dust, be it from Africa or Ohio, is probably just going to make me cough even more on the radio. It’ll just be more cultured coughing.
—If you missed yesterday’s show, you missed Howard in rare form.
—Jody Demling ranks the 10 best offensive linemen on Louisville’s roster.
—It’s looking more and more like the New York Jets are going to cut Lorenzo Mauldin. Mauldin is currently sidelined for a week with a hamstring injury.
—A microbrewery could be coming to Old Louisville.
—Former Maryland standout Terrell Stoglin with quite the exit from this game in Venezuela.
—If you live in Louisville and have ever wanted to be an extra in a film, your day may have arrived.
A fun thing to do if you get hired for this would be to see how many times you could break the fourth wall, stare directly into the camera and do a cartoony eye roll before you got kicked off set. If you make it to two then that’s a Saturday well spent.
—Tua Tagovailoa reportedly dominated Alabama’s first scrimmage.
—And finally, we’re back on the air this afternoon from 3-6 talking Louisville sports. Listen here.