—The U of L men’s soccer team notched its most significant victory of the season so far with a double overtime win over No. 2 Georgetown Tuesday night.
Here’s a look at the game-winner:
—NCAA president Mark Emmert calls the potential for student athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness “an existential threat” to the collegiate model and the biggest issue he’s faced in almost 10 years on the job.
—LJ Nesbitt over at The Crunch Zone shares his thoughts on Louisville’s loss to Florida State.
—With his recruitment appearing to be trending this way for the last couple of weeks, five-star point guard Caleb Love officially canceled his visits to Louisville and Kansas on Wednesday. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing him in the ACC next season.
Five-star guard Caleb Love has cut his list to Missouri and North Carolina, he tells @247Sports. Will no longer take scheduled trips to Kansas and Louisville. | Story: https://t.co/rK1ekctTjb pic.twitter.com/AYd7ryNm0G— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) September 25, 2019
—The 22nd-ranked U of L women’s soccer team is on the road for a pair of ACC matches over the next five days.
—The NCAA has suspended any further notices of allegations related to the FBI’s probe into college hoops from coming out until Nov. 20. This way everything can drag out as long as possible AND we get maximum distraction from the actual 2019-20 season.
In a letter obtained by The Associated Press in a public-records request, infractions committee member Carol Cartwright wrote NCAA vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan last week to say the committee “will not act” on cases until Nov. 20. She also wrote that all “briefing deadlines” are on hold during that time, such as the 90 days schools or individuals have to respond to charges outlined in a Notice of Allegations (NOA).
North Carolina State and Kansas both face discipline from the NCAA after being named in a federal criminal case involving improper payments to recruits and their families, which grew out of an FBI investigation into apparel company Adidas.
Kansas said it received a notice from the NCAA just this week, and N.C. State was charged in July. Hall of Fame Kansas coach Bill Self and former N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried both face possible top-level counts.
Cartwright’s letter states the committee’s “preference” is for no additional notices to be filed before Nov. 20, even while acknowledging “more cases will follow in the coming months.”
—Chris and Christi Mack spent their morning opening a second Louisville reading corner at King Elementary.
—Via Rivals, top U of L hoops recruit Devin Askew has canceled his visit to Villanova and will now take an official visit to Kentucky next weekend.
—Torrey Smith rules.
“I’m going to come watch you”. I’ve heard that a million times and remember looking back to see if they would be there. I built up so many walls from being disappointed that it showed it certain ways as an adult. If I tell my kids I’m going to be there, I’m going to be there. pic.twitter.com/EN27dEsD3L— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) September 24, 2019
—Myisha Hines-Allen and the Washington Mystics are headed to the WNBA Finals for a second straight year.
—U of L target Jaemyn Brakefield has received a scholarship offer from Virginia. Brakefield will be among the attendees at Louisville Live on Friday.
—This is a wild stat.
If Lamar Jackson does this on Sunday:— Ben Rosen (@Rosen) September 23, 2019
Pass #1: Throws an INT
Pass #2: Throws an INT
Pass #3: Throws an INT
Pass #4: Throws an INT
Pass #5: Throws an INT
Pass #6: Throws an INT
Pass #7: Throws an INT
Pass #8: Throws an INT
he'd still have a better QBR than Baker Mayfield does.
—Getting an adequate number of minutes shouldn’t be an issue for Terry Rozier in Charlotte.
—The ACC Network is now available on AT&T U-verse and AT&T TV Now, which leaves Comcast as the last big holdout.
—That is a large number for Georgia-Notre Dame.
College Football Saturday— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) September 24, 2019
CBS Notre Dame-Georgia: 9.287 million viewers
Fox Michigan-Wisconsin: 4.733 million
CBS Auburn-Texas A&M: 4.659 million
ABC Texas-Oklahoma State: 3.637 million
ESPN Florida-Tennessee: 2.461 million
ESPN Florida State-Louisville: 1.535 million
—And the local numbers from last weekend:
NIELSEN: Football household ratings from the weekend in the Louisville market:— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) September 23, 2019
Notre Dame-Georgia (CBS) 9.3
Louisville-FSU (ESPN) 8.7
Kentucky-MSU (SECN) 5.1
Saints-Seahawks (CBS) 14.0
Ravens-Chiefs (CBS) 12.3
Rams-Browns (NBC) 9.2
Broncos-Packers (FOX) 5.3
—After three years in a Chinese prison, Wendell Brown has finally been reunited with his family in Detroit.
—ESPN ranks Donovan Mitchell as the 20th-best player in the NBA.
20. Donovan Mitchell
Utah Jazz | SG
Previous rank: 22
Projected RPM wins: 7.7
One big question: Can Mitchell tap into his quick feet and 6-foot-10 wingspan to find some defensive consistency? Touted for his defensive potential when he entered the league, he’s still evolving as an on- and off-ball defender. Last season, he ranked 204th overall in ESPN’s defensive real plus-minus. That and how he meshes with Mike Conley are worth tracking. -- Mike Schmitz
—Three-star safety Brian Balom has picked Miami over Louisville.
—FSU’s passing chart from last Saturday reveals how rough of a day it was for the Cardinal secondary.
—Already miss this guy.
—Big Red Louie serves up its key takeaways from the loss to Florida State.
—The fellows over at The Crunch Zone are back with their latest podcast.
—And finally, a great story here on Assumption High School junior field hockey player Sena Fulmore and her courageous battle against cancer.