—The U of L softball team came up just short of making the first super regional in program history, falling to host Northwestern 4-3 in Sunday’s final regional game. Despite that disappointment, year one under Holly Aprile was a massive success for the Cards.
—After decades of the number being retired, the Buffalo Bills have finally decided to let players start wearing O.J. Simpson’s No. 32 again. The first player to receive the ... honor? Former Louisville running back Senorise Perry.
—This is wild.
Active streaks of 40-win regular seasons in D1 Baseball:— Kelly Dickey (@RealCardGame) May 19, 2019
7 - Louisville
2 - NC State
1 - Arkansas, Central Michigan, East Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi St., UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Vanderbilt
(Add Stanford with a 3-year streak if it wins 1 of its last 4 regular season games.)
—Donovan Mitchell is preparing for a worldwide Adidas tour in July following the release of his signature shoe. He’ll leave on July 6th for a tour that will hit Asia, France and Germany.
—In an attempt to provide some clarity, U of L has made some changes to the section and seat numbering at Cardinal Stadium for the upcoming football season. Check out the updated seat map here.
—Athlon ranks Jawon Pass as the 11th-best quarterback in the ACC for 2019.
11. Jawon Pass, Louisville
Appalachian State never finished below third in the Sun Belt in scoring offense under Scott Satterfield’s watch. Louisville’s offense averaged only 19.8 points a game last season, so Satterfield’s track record should provide some optimism for Louisville this fall. Improved play under center is a must if the Cardinals are going to contend for a bowl in Satterfield’s first year. Pass completed 54 percent of his throws for 1,960 yards and eight touchdowns to 12 picks in 2018. The Georgia native ranked as the No. 204 prospect out of high school, so there’s certainly some talent for Satterfield, coordinator Dwayne Ledford and quarterbacks coach Frank Ponce to mold in 2019.
—Former Florida State QB Deondre Francois will walk-on at FAU this fall.
—A look at the top 10 class of 2020 recruits that Jeff Walz and the U of L women’s basketball staff have their eyes on.
—This is awesome.
A huge thank you to the @LouisvilleBSB players that came out to the Molly Johnson Family Fun Day on a rare day off. We know there will be a lot of special needs families and children rooting you on at the @ACCBaseball Tournament. @GoCards !! pic.twitter.com/oldrG5mOEd— The Molly Johnson Foundation (@MJFoundationLOU) May 20, 2019
—New Courier Journal U of L football beat writer Cameron Teague introduces himself to the city.
—Five-star prospect Trendon Watford just committed to LSU, as Will Wade continues to live a strong ass existence in Baton Rouge.
—Fairly impressive athleticism from Aidan Igiehon.
—The latest NBA mock draft from Sports Illustrated has Jordan Nwora going 37th overall to the Mavericks.
—Jamon Brown’s summer of good deeds continues with the big man donating a large chunk of change to help keep Louisville’s public swimming pools open.
—Not a bad little week.
Solid week for @GoCards as @LouisvilleBSB won the regular aseason ACC and #1 seed for the ACC tourney, @UofLSoftball made the NCAA Regional Final for 1st time since 2012, @UofLMGolf made the NCAA Championship for 1st time since 2014 and @joshheird joined us Deputy AD. Ls Up.— Vince Tyra (@vincetyra) May 20, 2019
—Talented class of 2020 WR Dexter Rentz Jr. says Louisville is his front-runner.
—Montrezl Harrell is the heavy favorite in Las Vegas to win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.
Montrezl Harrell -800
Domantas Sabonis +600
Lou Williams +800
Williams as a distant third feels wrong, but what do I know.
—What’s it like being the biggest dude in college football? Minnesota’s Daniel Faalele explains.
—If you’re gonna get cute on graduation, get cute in a way you know you can execute.
—Kentucky remains behind the rest of the country when it comes legalized gambling.
—A pair of police officers who both played in the NFL (one out of Louisville and the other out of Indiana) are bringing a different perspective to both the force and their community.
—A U of L football helmet has become a very important prop for the U of L baseball team.
"The guys beat the daylights out of each other once they have it on their head but they look forward to that."@Ethanstringer33 @AlexBinelas13 and @CardsPA explain why @LouisvilleBSB uses a football helmet for their biggest celebrations.— Natalie Grise (@WLKYNatalie) May 20, 2019
Check out the story on @WLKY at 5! pic.twitter.com/TS41A8xYbY
—After flirting with taking the Michigan job, Ed Cooley has signed a contract extension with Providence.
—It’s college football preview magazine season (now and for the next 39 months) and Street & Smith has Louisville’s first opponent, Notre Dame, ranked No. 7.
—Manual’s 1909 squad was tough.
The @ManualBaseball team posed together for a group photo in 1909. Their modern counterparts, along with the entire 6th and 7th Regions, will participate in the @KHSAA district baseball tournaments that take place in #Louisville this week across the city. pic.twitter.com/5BqLAaVy5Z— EverythingLouisville (@VilleEverything) May 20, 2019
—A former Tennessee RB commit is hoping that U of L gives him a call.
—Joe Lunardi has updated his early Bracketology for 2020 and has Louisville as a No. 2 seed.
—Miami RB Kejon Owens is high on Louisville.
ON OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE MIX
“Louisville for sure. I still talk to Syracuse, too. I talk to Coach [Nick] Monroe. We still keep in contact. I’m probably going to get a visit up there. FAU and FIU are in it, but they are close around here so I can just go whenever I want.”
—Jim Burch, the first African American official in the ACC, passed away today at the age of 91.
—Highlights from the weekend that was at Jim Patterson Stadium:
—The next stop for the Louisville baseball revenge tour is Durham.
—Here’s a Next Ones video analysis of Jordan Nwora.
—And finally, R&R is back on 790-KRD this afternoon from 3-6 talking Cardinal sports and whatever the hell else is going on. As always, you can listen here.