—The U of L women’s basketball team will host Michigan on Thursday, Dec. 2 for its ACC-Big 10 Challenge game.
—Gorgui Dieng has signed a 1-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks that will pay him $4 million for the 2021-22 season.
—U of L football announced on Monday that the first practice of fall camp will be open to the public.
University of Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield announced that the first practice of the 2021 season will be open to the fans.
The Cardinals officially begin the new campaign on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 9:30 a.m. The team will practice for two hours in shorts and helmets.
The squad will practice on the practice fields near the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex.
—The latest ACC Digital Network video looks at the various pregame routines across the ACC football landscape.
—Rick Bozich lays out a path to seven wins for the Louisville football team.
Sheldon Rankins confirms - Mekhi Becton is a big dude @RankinsSheldon @BigTicket73 pic.twitter.com/IHrc8eQJoT— Jets Videos (@snyjets) August 2, 2021
—Eric Wood is the guest on the latest episode of the Ross Tucker Podcast.
—The Ohio Valley Conference is suing both Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State for not paying their exit fees.
—U of L has offered class of 2023 standout Andrej Stojakovic, the son of former NBA All-Star Peja Stojakovic.
—Louisville volleyball star Tori Dilfer is returning to U of L for one more season.
could not be more excited to see what God has in store for this team... Isaiah 55:8-11 #L1C4 @UofLVolleyball @GoCards pic.twitter.com/mkG2mBIbD3— Tori Dilfer (@toridilf) August 2, 2021
—You can read the full external gender equity review of the NCAA basketball championships here. A write-up on the details of the report, which is appropriately scathing, is here.
—Hailey Van Lith represented both U of L and the United State well at the U23 Nations League.
The USA 3x3 U23 Women’s Team, which features Emily Engstler (Louisville/New York, N.Y.), Madison Hayes (NC State/Chattanooga, Tenn.), Hailey Van Lith (Louisville/Wenatchee, Wash.) and Kylee Watson (Oregon/Linwood, N.J.) won its first pool play game, dominating on defense, beating Great Britain (0-2) 14-3. After allowing the first basket, the Americans went on a 9-0 run from 8:50 to 2:36 and closed out the play on a 5-1 run. Van Lith led the USA with seven points in the win.
In the Americans second game, they lost 17-16 to France (3-0) in a contest that took overtime to sort out. Down by two points with 1:34 left, Van Lith made two big free throws to tie the game at 14-14. After a basket by France with 48.0 seconds left, Van Lith hit a clutch layup with 5.0 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. A final free throw by France sealed the 17-16 win over the USA. Van Lith and Engstler led the USA with six points each in the loss. France advanced to the final where it took down Netherlands (2-1) 13-10.
—Louisville baseball has landed a commitment from class of 2024 recruit Nick Drtina out of Illinois.
—JJ Traynor shirts are now available for purchase here.
Senator Lois Kolkhorst (a TCU alum): "What's your athletic budget?"— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) August 3, 2021
UT President Jay Hartzell: "Probably $220-225."
...Kolkhorst: "And that's without a winning football team... 3-7 against the Horned Frogs." pic.twitter.com/rcJawSpr06
—Will Leitch writes about the fun of watching Olympic sports you know nothing about.
—David Teel also has a good read on why the Olympics hook him every time.
—Tickets are still available for the Aug. 17 U of L Football Kickoff Luncheon.
—Louisville volleyball’s Anna DeBeer, an Assumption High School product and the 2020 ACC Freshman of the year, is the latest local athlete to sign a deal with Rocketeer Sports Marketing.
—In his Major League debut, Reid Detmers showed he has the stuff to be a big time big league starter.
—Another former Louisville baseball great, Drew Ellis, singled in his first big league at-bat after getting the call up from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
—That Miley Cyrus concert in between games at last year’s men’s Final Four cost the NCAA $5 million.
That Miley Cyrus concert at the Final Four cost $5 million!!! pic.twitter.com/FOiKH8eHDR— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) August 3, 2021
—Male High football star Selah Brown enjoyed his latest experience with hometown Louisville.
—Here’s a primer on realignment and its potential impact on the ACC, in FAQ form.
—The fifth-fastest man in the world is a Ballard Bruin.
Louisville Ballard HS had Ronnie Baker and @DeVanteParker11 at the same time. CRAZY athletic. Baker’s 100M race against James Quick was legendary too.— Adam Lefkoe (@AdamLefkoe) August 1, 2021
—Marshon Ford remains a player to watch in 2021.
—Sam Vecenie’s first 2022 NBA mock draft for The Athletic has Duke’s Paolo Banchero going No. 1 and does not feature a Louisville player.
—Nothing is set in stone yet (pun one million percent intended), but Vince Tyra confirmed Monday morning that a Lamar Jackson statue will be coming to Cardinal Stadium at some point. Lamar was appreciative.
—Hunter Cantwell’s new staff at Christian Academy is loaded with familiar names.
Very excited to announce the additions of former @UofLFootball and @NFL players Chris Redman, Keith Towbridge, and Colin Holba to our coaching staff for the '21 season. These additions add to an already excellent staff of now 6 total former NFL players, and 2 state championships pic.twitter.com/2XHVxwPVhp— CAL Football (@centurions_fb) July 29, 2021
—U of L has added Syracuse transfer running back Jawhar Jordan. Jordan appeared in four games during a redshirt year in 2019, exploding for 223 all-purpose yards in a 56-34 loss at Louisville. He only played in three games last season because of a knee injury.
—U of L has settled its final lawsuit with former president James Ramsey.
—Now is a good time to check out a Bats game.
The No. 1 prospect in the Cincinnati Reds organization, left-handed pitcher Nick Lodolo, has been promoted to the Triple-A Louisville Bats.— Hayes Gardner (@HayesGardner) August 3, 2021
Now, the Reds No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 prospects are all in Louisville.
—Jordan Nwora’s Olympic run ended with a 20-point effort for Team Nigeria, which was eliminated from competition before the knockout stage.
—And finally, the big stories on the site five years ago today? DeVonte Fields was a preseason All-American, we were killing time 30 days away from Cardinal kickoff, and Bobby Petrino and Reggie Bonnafon were previewing fall camp.