—Louisville men’s soccer has a huge home match against No. 3 Georgetown tonight. Here’s a preview.
—The full ACC schedule for the U of L women’s basketball team is here.
—Jeff Greer’s 3-and-G column focuses on, among other things, the significance of Friday’s Louisville Live event.
3. Louisville Live’s growing importance
A recruiting analyst called Louisville Live maybe “the biggest visit weekend of anyone in college hoops this year,” and the statement is justified. The list of expected visitors is in the double digits and includes critical official campus visits from Jaemyn Brakefield, Caleb Love and Jay Scrubb in the 2020 class and Khristian Lander in the 2021 class. Two local 2020 recruiting targets, center Gethro Muscadin and forward J.J. Traynor, are also reportedly planning to attend.
Last year the showcase was as much about the major recruiting visit weekend for Aidan Igiehon as it was about Louisville’s new staff drumming up excitement for the dawn of a new era. This time will be different. Hopes are very high for the 2019-20 Cardinals, but recruiting is the most important element around the event. Louisville missed on top 2020 priority D.J. Steward, who committed to Duke last week. The Cards want an immediate-impact guard in the 2020 class, and Love represents their best chance at getting one unless Devin Askew pledges and reclassifies from the 2021 class. Scrubb will test the NBA Draft waters before deciding whether to go pro or transfer to a Division I program for a year, but he’s local and a high priority. Brakefield is an intriguing combo forward who has been on Louisville’s radar for a long time. All three, plus Askew, are at the top of the Cardinals’ board.
—Four games into the season, how much better is Louisville football than last year? The CJ’s Cameron Teague looks at the stats to try and formulate an answer.
—The U of L men’s soccer team checks in at No. 17 in the latest coaches poll. The women check in at No. 22.
—Shoutout to former U of L women’s golfer Laura Restrepo on her first professional title.
Truly a surreal feeling to win my first @ROAD2LPGA title! Words can't describe the emotions that come with doing the work, falling short, never giving up then seeing it all piece together Great to share the moment with my mom and never going to forget this! #GuardianChamp pic.twitter.com/9fBJYOqyAX— Laura Restrepo (@laurarestrepob) September 23, 2019
—The Louisville men’s golf team finished tied for third at the Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational, which was hosted by No. 1 Wake Forest.
—This local teacher who carried a 10-year-old student with spina bifida on a field trip so she wouldn’t have to miss out is our CC human of the day.
—Kansas’ notice of allegations from the NCAA includes some pretty heavy-handed accusations. The Jayhawks fired back with an equally heavy-handed response. The stage is now set for a high-profile showdown.
—Here’s the advanced box score from Louisville-FSU:
FSU 35, LOUISVILLE 24— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) September 24, 2019
* Your lord and savior, Alex Hornibrook
* Once more: huge Q1 for FSU ... and then diminishing returns
* Wilson & Robinson: 6 TFLs, 3.5 sacks
* Passing on std downs: a life hack when you've got a mobile QB like Cunningham pic.twitter.com/6z5rHZ5mwR
—The 6-1 Louisville field hockey team is up to No. 6 in the latest coaches poll.
—If you’re walking around and you see a news reporter doing a live spot, don’t be an asshole.
—Jack Harlow is not going to play it down the middle and I love him for it.
A dude from Kentucky called in on Sway In The Morning and told Jack Harlow that he needs to put on some Cats gear and he told Sway to hang up on him and I can’t stop laughing about it. pic.twitter.com/k4NAoWgpBD— Joshua Daniel (@ThatJoshDude_) September 24, 2019
—Louisville hoops recruit Gethro Muscadin (Aspire Academy) is suddenly drawing a host of potential suitors. He’ll be attending Louisville Live on Friday.
—Chris Mack was the guest of the latest College Hoops Today podcast with Jon Rothstein. Among other things, he discusses the injury to Malik Williams and the likelihood that Quinn Slazinski won’t be redshirted.
—With Kansas receiving its NOA this week, the college basketball world now turns its attention to who’s next.
—Danielle Lerner looks at what the KU NOA could mean for U of L.
Everyone else walks by whispering & ineffectively trying to look inconspicuous. Julie just gets up, taps his shoulder and says “hey I’m Julie, if ya need me I’m right behind you” #14sleeves #downsyndrome #JuliesBrother #SUhoops #Syracuse #basketball #cusehoops #syracusebasketball pic.twitter.com/cFfdgkzYQh— Derrick Tennant (@leftarmcomedy) September 18, 2019
—A creepy jeep driven by Pennywise the clown is terrorizing Louisville.
—Teddy Bridgewater continues to reflect on his long journey back to being a (temporary) starting NFL QB.
—Terry Rozier will be sporting a new number in Charlotte.
Scary Terry goin with No. 3 in the Queen City— SLAM (@SLAMonline) September 24, 2019
: @hornets pic.twitter.com/5KnKiHRK2u
—From the Rumble Seat’s (Georgia Tech) ACC power rankings have Louisville at No. 10.
—The Cards no longer appear in ESPN’s bowl projections.
—And finally, Lamar Jackson may be better than Baker Mayfield after all.