—Louisville’s (currently scheduled) first opponent for the 2020 football season, NC State, has announced that it will open its fall camp on Aug. 3.
—Angel McCoughtry dropped 25 points and looked like the best player on the floor in her first WNBA game in nearly two years.
—Jordan Nwora, Steven Enoch and Jay Scrubb are three of the 105 players on a list of potential participants for the NBA’s 2020 pre-draft combine. The players on the list were determined by a vote of coaches and scouts from the NBA’s 30 teams.
This list could eventually be cut to 70, depending on when, where, and if the Combine takes place.
—Jamon Brown will wear Breonna Taylor’s name on his helmet during the 2020 NFL season.
—Steven Enoch has signed a professional deal to play in Spain. The deal includes a provision that would allow him to play in the NBA if he winds up making a roster.
—Could not support this more.
all the sports have done the “wall of fans” thing and I don’t really like it that much but now MLS has gone with the “one massive fan over the goal like a supervillain announcing he’s going to blow up New York unless he receives $100 billion” and I’m gonna be honest I love it pic.twitter.com/UP5rqSoLEN— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) July 27, 2020
—The latest plan for high school football in Kentucky:
Start of practice — Aug. 24
Start of season — Sept. 11
Start of playoffs — Nov. 13
State championships — Dec. 11, 12
—Sports Illustrated’s Emma Baccellieri answers the question of what’s happening to all the home run balls being hit into empty stands.
—I would absolutely watch every second of a live stream of practice right now.
—The staff over at Big Red Louie has 10 predictions for the 2020 Louisville football season.
—Former U of L pitcher Kyle Funkhouser made his Major League debut Monday night. It was a cool moment, but he’ll be hoping for a better line in his second appearance.
—Sports Illustrated Brain Formula, for everyone who’s ever wanted to think like Rick Reilly ... or something.
—Michigan State has landed yet another five-star hoops prospect.
—A look at the jersey numbers of the U of L football newcomers.
—Peyton Siva has joined the “Retire Russ Smith’s Number” movement.
—The LHL’s Mark Story remembers the penalty that almost prevented, but ultimately set the stage for, Kentucky’s 2007 upset of Louisville.
—Louisville product Ernie Green is the best Cleveland Brown to ever wear No. 48.
—What a time to be sort of alive.
I hope they put this in history books in 50 years and make kids decode the context ( : Ezra Shaw / Getty) pic.twitter.com/VregJmF26S— Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) July 26, 2020
—Cort Dennison sees redshirt sophomore Thurman Geathers as a player who could take on an expanded role in 2020.
—And finally, the CJ reaches No. 8 in its “most important player” countdown for the 2020 Louisville football season.