—The U of L women’s soccer team kicked off the 2019-20 Cardinal athletic season with a come-from-behind 2-1 road win over Ohio State Thursday night.
—Louisville’s 2024 football game at South Florida has been moved to the season-opener for both teams.
—Counting: Not heavily emphasized in Florida.
—Norton Healthcare is now the official healthcare provider for U of L athletics.
—The NCAA athletic department demographics database is full of data errors, including listing Stanford football head coach David Shaw as a white woman. He is a black man.
—Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician takes the scariest plunge you can take and dives into the site’s Facebook page comments.
—U of L junior midfielder Mercedes Pastor was named to the Preseason All-ACC Field Hockey Team. The Cards were picked to finish fourth in the league’s preseason coaches poll.
—U of L announced Thursday that Zappos has pledged a $1.5 million donation that will aid in the university’s efforts to turn all the pink seats inside Cardinal Stadium back to red. Vince Tyra said during yesterday’s press conference announcing the donation that he expects all red seats inside the stadium by mid-October.
If my seat is still pink 10 days from now, it’s Kenny Klein’s ass.
—If you missed the launch of the ACC Network Thursday night, here’s what it looked like:
If you kept watching through “The Class that Saved Coach K,” you got to hear members of Duke’s 1985-86 team whine at length about an obvious blocking foul on Jay Bilas during their national title game loss to Louisville. It was wonderful.
—Because of a tutor who allegedly completed online course work for student athletes, Mississippi State men’s basketball and football have both been placed on NCAA probation.
Decision making is the worst pic.twitter.com/n2GXcBQGmC— ANDREW ALBERTT (@ANDREW1ALBERTT) August 22, 2019
—For The Athletic, Jeff Greer details the decision-making process behind Bellarmine’s jump from Division-II to Division-I.
—The Three-Man Weave previews U of L hoops opponent Texas Tech, a team they have No. 10 in their preseason rankings.
Bottom Line: The Red Raiders have plenty of questions entering this year after graduation and the NBA Draft pillaged the roster, but doubting Chris Beard’s ability to answer those questions is like doubting that a Marvel movie will open number one at the box office. Sure, his Division I track record isn’t as long as the MCU, but he won everywhere he went prior to his debut at Little Rock, and he’s firmly entrenched himself among the country’s very best coaching minds. The defense, while not as “event-based” this year without Owens, Mooney, and Culver, will still be formidable, and there are simply too many talented offensive pieces to not have a competent attack. Maybe Beard won’t have a top-16 draft pick emerge for the third straight year, but I’m quite confident Texas Tech will be dancing comfortably once again come March.
—David Teel writes about the launch of the ACC Network.
—Boosie Whitlow will do “whatever it takes” to help Louisville football.
—Happy 10th anniversary to the “Card Yard.”
—Former U of L star Chris Dominguez is headed back to Louisville, where he’ll be a volunteer assistant for the Bellarmine baseball team this spring.
—One college coach says the solution to solving college football’s postseason problem is to move all bowl games to week zero.
—Former Cardinal football player Malik Staples is getting a second chance at Western Kentucky. He’ll face his old team in Nashville next month.
Young Grayson Allen playing with his dad pic.twitter.com/8dcZ7tzPMq— The U.S. of NCAA (@theUSofNCAA) August 22, 2019
—Along with Kemba Walker, and Marcus Smart, Donovan Mitchell has been named a Team USA Captain for the FIBA World Cup.
—After its stadium seating was condemned, the Ballard football team will be forced to play all of its 2019 games on the road.
—John Brannen and Eric Musselman are among eight new coaches set up for early success at new schools this season.
—Rick Majerus was the best.
—247 Sports is out with its 2019 college football preview.
—Happy first high school football Friday night of 2019. The CJ has the schedule and some picks for this evening’s local slate.
—Louisville defensive end Jarrett Jackson entered the NCAA transfer portal on Thursday. Jackson appeared in 10 games and made 16 tackles last season as a true freshman.
—Jackson’s defection opened up a scholarship that has been awarded to Dayna Kinnaird.
—Jay Scrubb announced on social media Thursday that he will not be able to attend Louisville Live next month. Scrubb, who has already taking multiple unofficial visits to U of L, still plans on taking an official visit at some point this fall.
—U of L football practices have shifted into Notre Dame prep.
—Eric Crawford shares his thoughts on the ACC Network launch.
—And finally, we’ll be doing the radio show live from Kenny’s Garage (it’s exactly what it sounds like ... the garage of a listener named Kenny) this afternoon from 3-6 and will have some special guests making appearances. You can listen here.