CSZ News & Notes 2/3/14
Joe Namath because…well why not?
There has been a lot going on in Louisville sports lately, highlighted by football commitments every 5 minutes (seems like it). So I figured I would get you all caught up here on what has been going on. Consider this your one-stop shop for recent Louisville news. But come back and check out the site later if you want to of course. There will be a lot of links in this post so if you haven’t been able to keep up with news lately, it is all laid out for you.
*National Signing Day is this Wednesday February 5. We will keep you updated on what players become official members of the Louisville football team. Always an exciting day. The day of the fax machine!
*Some people started to get worried about this year’s football recruiting class. Some of us laughed at those people, and for good reason. Petrino and his staff have been getting commitments left and right lately, and here they are (as of now)…
*Offensive tackle Lukayus McNeil, who stands at 6’7, committed to the Cards for the second time. Welcome back, sir.
*Cornerback Trumaine Washington from Miami, FL committed to the Cards. He actually told the coaches he was committing while he was still on his visit to Syracuse, but kept it quiet until his visit was finished. He was clearly not impressed by the Syracuse-Duke basketball game.
*Tight end/wide receiver Charles Standberry flipped his commitment from Ole Miss to Louisville. He is from Montgomery, AL.
*This is just a test to see if Steve checks out the site while he isn’t on the radio…WHAT IS THAT?!
*Another offensive tackle, Quincy McKinney, also committed to the Cards. He is from the JUCO ranks and is 6’4 and 310 lbs.
*Wide receiver Javonte Bagley committed to the Cards. He is 6’3 and from Vero Beach, FL. Check out his highlight tape; kid looks impressive. Apparently he has only been playing football for 2 years. Bobby Petrino has a way of finding the kids that the other big schools don’t know about, and he turns them into stars.
*Defensive back Shaq Jones flipped his commitment from Louisville to Georgia. He was a South Alabama commit before he visited here. Then he committed to Louisville for about 17 seconds and is now a Georgia commit. No worries here. Good luck.
*Former wide receiver commit George Rushing chose Wisconsin tonight (Monday). Good luck to him.
*A couple more Louisville football alum are now Super Bowl Champs! Congrats to Breno Giacomini and Greg Scruggs.
*The Spring Game will be April 11 this year. That is a Friday. I am predicting tornado-like weather already.
*The new basketball polls came out. The men are ranked 14th in the AP Poll and 10th in the Coaches Poll. The women are ranked 4th in the AP Poll, and that is awesome.
*Speaking of the women’s team, they have two games this week and both are on the road. They face UCF on Tuesday night and then a little matchup at top-ranked UConn on Sunday at 1:00. That game will be on ESPN.
*Rick Pitino was named Kentucky Sportsman of the Year. Half of the top 10 had some Louisville flavor.
*Jeremy released his latest edition of “55”, so check that out as always. Or don’t, he doesn’t really care (he does, a lot…read it!)
*The baseball team is ranked 13th in the USA Today Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll. They will open their season at the Homewood Suites Tournament hosted by The Citadel on Feb. 14-16 in Charleston, S.C.
*Sticking with baseball, junior right hander Nick Burdi was named a First Team Preseason All-American by Baseball America. He throws the ball fast, almost as fast as Henry Rowengartner.
*Louisville softball was tabbed as the preseason favorite in the American Athletic Conference. They are ranked 19th and 18th to start the season.
*The women’s tennis recruiting class has been ranked #16 in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net. We are just good at everything.
*Go Cards. Go Krogering.
Posted on February 3, 2014, in Basketball, Football, Louisville Athletics and tagged Bobby Petrino, Breno Giacomini, Charles Standberry, George Rushing, Greg Scruggs, Javonte Bagley, louisville cardinals, Lukayus McNeil, nick burdi, Quincy McKinney, Rick Pitino, Shaq Jones, Trumaine Washington. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.