—The 2023 ACC tournament is headed back to the Greensboro Coliseum. The tournament will be in D.C. next season and Brooklyn in 2022.
—The adidas “adizero” uniforms that Louisville wore while winning the 2013 national title top the Athletic’s list of the worst uniforms in college basketball history.
Baylor, Cincinnati, Louisville, Kansas, Notre Dame and UCLA were the victims forced to wear this eye-damaging attire. Louisville and UCLA even got sleeves with pointless stripes on them. Some schools came out better than others. Notre Dame’s road jerseys were an affront to the color green. Cincinnati’s shorts and jerseys didn’t seem to match. But the worst was saved for Kansas and UCLA. Remember how we said earlier that camo and blue don’t mix in any possible way? Now try blue and whatever pattern Adidas cooked up in its evil laboratory.
The uniforms were meant to be worn throughout the postseason, but Kansas ditched them after their first game of the Big 12 tournament.
“Kansas is very traditional,” former Jayhawks big man Jeff Withey says. “So when we first got them, we were shocked that we were going to wear them.”
When asked if there was any discussion about using them in the NCAA Tournament, Withey says, “No. Definitely not.”
Withey, who’s now playing professionally in Israel, describes the material of the bottoms “as more like board shorts.” The upshot is that he still breaks them out. “They’re my swim trunks,” he says.
Louisville won the national title in the adizeros. But since the Cardinals were the No. 1 seed, they got to keep the less-offensive white versions on throughout the postseason. Their championship was later vacated by the NCAA. Fashion justice?
Most of Louisville’s players praised the jerseys throughout that ’13 run. To each his own. Former Kansas guard Travis Releford still has his adizero home and away shorts and wears them on occasion.
“They’re different,” he says, “and a lot of people like different.”
Still, everyone has an opinion on which college basketball uniforms are beauties and which ones are beastly.
“Baylor’s got the worst jerseys,” Releford says. “Those neon ones. Oh my goodness. It hurts to watch them in those.”
Kentucky’s ‘96 denim uniforms were No. 2, and the horrific adidas postseason cummerbund look from 2015 was No. 3.
—As of yesterday, I’m filling in as the host of “The Cardinal Insider” until Jody Demling is healthy enough to get back in the saddle. You can check out the show Monday-Friday from 6-7 on 790.
—Speaking of Jody, he discussed his battle with Covid-19 with Kent Taylor of WAVE-3.
—The Dexter Rentz tributes continue to pour in.
—As it turns out, Tupac Shakur does live in Kentucky, and he is waiting on his unemployment benefits.
—Malik Williams will be talking with the media via teleconference on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
—It’s important in these uncertain times to remain focused on the things that really matter. We should all follow the NCAA’s lead in this regard.
Nebraska women’s gymnastics program exceeded allowable number of coaches. https://t.co/Zud2RXA0hM— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) April 28, 2020
—Daishen Nix, the No. 1 PG in the country, has decommitted from UCLA in favor of joining the “G-League Select” program. Really tough break for Mick Cronin, who has been building some solid momentum during his short time in Westwood.
—CardinalSports.com ranks the top five “most clutch shots” in U of L hoops history.
—Sioux, South Dakota’s Sydni Schetnan is headed to Louisville with the intention of playing both volleyball and hoops.
I’m extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic, basketball, and volleyball careers at the University of Louisville. Thank you to all that have supported me through this process. All glory to God! #gocards pic.twitter.com/tfyrcUl4Kt— Sydni Schetnan (@Sydni_Sch) April 28, 2020
—North Carolina has cleared the way for NASCAR to race the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte next month without fans.
—California tight end Christian Pedersen has received an offer from Louisville.
—The ACC’s best first round NFL draft picks of the last decade:
—Falls City is releasing a new beer to honor the opening of the new Louisville City FC stadium.
—Stewart Mandel has Louisville in the “just missed” category in his latest early college football top 25 for The Athletic.
—This is a phenomenal video:
—The CJ’s Cameron Teague looks at six U of L football players who have a chance to hear their names called in the 2021 NFL draft.
—U of L women’s hoops guard Seygan Robbins is joining Lindsey Duvall in the NCAA transfer portal.
—This looks awesome.
You know it—that ONE thing that tells your program's story the way nothing else can. We like to call it your Pinnacle Moment. For Louisville it is 40’ faceted, dynamic wings front and center in their newly renovated Schnellenberger Football Complex. pic.twitter.com/ncI45j5nWs— Jack Porter (@jackporterinc) April 27, 2020
—U of L defensive coordinator Bryan Brown is looking to dig deeper into his bag of tricks in 2020.
—Could Chris Mack’s final scholarship for 2020-21 wind up with former Wake Forest commit Jaylon Gibson? The Cards are among the schools who have expressed interest in the 6’11 forward.
—Tough look, Bill.
—Live concerts are dead, but their memories live on.
—And finally, Banner Society’s Ryan Nanni reviews Bobby Petrino’s new coaching bio.