—The NCAA has once again punted on making any sort of consensus decision on fall sports until later this month. The entity’s Board of Governors handed off the task of deciding fall championships to the D-I Board of Directors ... which has now handed it off to the D-I Council.
—Related: The NCAA is now asking the Supreme Court to help it delay athletes getting benefits that their schools want to provide.
—Four U of L teams had to shut down activities on Wednesday, but football fall camp is off and rolling.
—Scott Satterfield is happy to be working with more depth than he was this time a year ago.
—Big 12 players have joined the lead of players from the Pac-12 and formed a “unity group.”
—Donovan Mitchell shares a ton of thoughts and a story about being pulled over during his time at Louisville in this column for the Player’s Tribune.
—BetOnline has Louisville’s odds to win the 2021 NCAA tournament at 33/1.
—All fall sports championships in Division-III have been canceled for the 2020-21 season.
—The Big Ten has unveiled its football schedule for the 2020 season. It includes Ohio State and Michigan playing a month earlier than usual on Oct. 24.
—UConn is the first FBS program to announce that it will not be playing football in 2020.
—This shouldn’t need to be explained, but it’s done well here.
—Tickets for the MGM Resorts Main Event in Las Vegas Nov. 20-22 are officially on sale. The men’s basketball event at T-Mobile Arena features Louisville, Arkansas, Colorado State, and San Francisco playing two games each.
—EKU’s starting kicker has quit the team, saying that the Colonels coaching staff has not been taking the proper player safety precautions in the lead up to the season.
—Colorado State players are also speaking out about their coaching staff not taking player safety into consideration.
—TuTu Atwell is the ACC’s fourth most-feared offensive player.
—Awful news from Lexington, where UK golfer Cullan Brown lost his battle with cancer less than a year after being diagnosed.
—The sample size is still small, but NBA players are making more free throws and three-pointers in the bubble, and European soccer players are scoring more off free kicks in empty stadiums.
—Former Cardinal RB Tony Stallings continues to do great things in his post-football career.
Enjoy the newest trailer from my latest film, "My Brother's Keeper" (Fall 2020). pic.twitter.com/UN9e2KEQJF— T.C. Stallings (@TCStallings) July 31, 2020
—Ballard High product and former U of L signee Jo Adell made his Major League debut Tuesday night and singled in his first at-bat.
—In these strange and increasingly isolated times, U of L’s Trager Institute is developing technologies and services to reduce isolation while maintaining social distancing.
—Historically strong bubble?
—Bubble T.J. Warren might be the greatest basketball player of all-time.
—The first day of fall camp was a “smooth one” for Louisville football.
—Jeff Walz is happy with the energy that his newcomers are bringing so far.
Walz said the five players in the class “bring a lot of energy” to the program and are working hard since arriving. The Cardinals’ Class of 2020 was ranked No. 3 by ProspectsNation.com and No. 5 by ESPN’s HoopGurlz.
Louisville’s stellar class includes Cashmere, Wash., High School McDonald’s All-American Hailey Van Lith. She’s one of the top five players in the country and is one of the highest-ranked recruits the Cardinals have ever signed. The Cardinals also freshmen Columbus, Ga., Carver High School standout forward Olivia Cochran, former UCLA point guard Ahlana Smith, who was at a junior college last season, Canadian star Merissah Russell, and Scott County standout Malea Williams.
“I am very pleased with all of them,” Walz said. “We have had some very spirited games of one-on-one at workouts.
“I am really, really excited about how the new ones have adjusted and are actually bringing energy to our returning group. It has really kind of motivated them and reenergized them to because it is competitive every single day.”
—Penn State star Micah Parsons is the latest and maybe biggest college football star to opt out of the 2020 season.
—Ean Pfeifer has impressed early on during the first week of Louisville football practice.
—Cardinal Authority lists five areas where the U of L defense needs to improve this fall.
—Zero positive tests from the NBA bubble once again today.
NBA and NBPA Announce COVID-19 Test Results pic.twitter.com/ZE2rbLBirq— NBPA (@TheNBPA) August 5, 2020
—Bleacher Report ranks Louisville’s stable of running backs as the seventh-best in the country.
—And finally, Kelsi Worrell Dahlia is the guest on the latest episode of the Welcome to the Ville podcast.