According to a UofL press release, freshman forward Akoy Agau has been suspended from the men’s basketball team. No reason was given, as they rarely are. If anything is said, it will probably be the usual “violation of team rules.”
He has played in 7 games this season, scoring 2 points and grabbing 7 rebounds.
Press release from UofL:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The first preseason national poll was released on Friday and the Louisville baseball team will open 2014 in the same position it ended the 2013 season as the Cardinals were tabbed at No. 8 by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
After closing their record-setting 2013 season at the College World Series and earning a No. 8 national ranking in multiple national polls, the Cardinals will enter 2014 in familiar fashion. Friday’s national ranking marked the second straight year Louisville will enter the season with a Top 10 preseason national ranking after Baseball America pegged the Cardinals at No. 4 entering 2013.
Cal State Fullerton sits atop the Collegiate Baseball preseason Fabulous 40 and is followed by No. 2 Mississippi State, No. 3 LSU, No. 4 Oregon State and No. 5 Florida State. The Cardinals are the only American Athletic Conference squad in the Top 40, while 2014 opponents Indiana (No. 7) and Vanderbilt (No. 9) join Louisville in the Top 10.
Per SID Garrett Wall:
NCBWA Names Louisville Baseball’s Burdi Preseason First Team All-America
Hard-throwing closer had 16 saves, an ERA of 0.76 and 62 strikeouts in 35.2 innings last season
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville junior righthanded closer Nick Burdi was chosen on Wednesday as a Preseason First Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
I have been out and away from the computer all day today, but I have been able to keep up with most of the news regarding UofL sports. So apparently Vegas set the odds for the next head coach of the Texas Longhorns, and Charlie Strong was the favorite at 2-1, which are great odds. Las Vegas is full of money and casinos for a reason, the odds-makers are usually right, and the betting public is usually wrong. For me on this one, there is no way I would bet on Charlie Strong going to Texas.
The #1 JUCO DE in the nation Trevon Young has given a pledge to Charlie Strong to play for the Cards. Young was a four star prospect out of high school before choosing the JUCO route. Trevon Young picked the Cards over Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Iowa. Last season the 6’4 225 lbs Young had 44 tackles including 13 sacks for his Iowa Western team. Young will have 3 years of eligibility left.
Kendall Randolph is a 4-star cornerback from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida. He is listed at 5’11 and 175 pounds. Rivals rates him as the 26th best cornerback in the country and the 50th best player in the state of Florida. That is saying a lot.
Louisville is the favorite for Randolph, and according to 247 sports, Kentucky and Stanford are also in the mix. Back in October, Randolph also listed Miami and North Carolina as schools that he keeps in touch with the most. Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans has been the main coach recruiting him and has been able to set up a date for Randolph to visit Louisville.
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When I first saw this, my first thought was it HAD to be posted. Then I heard the language and thought it shouldn’t. But since you have been warned (and it’s not the worst thing in the world) I just had to let you see it. I do apologize for wasting your time with this garbage, but it is kind of entertaining right?
Jeff Walz announced today that senior Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after it was discovered she has a blood clot in her lung. After she collapsed during Tuesday’s game, doctors ran numerous tests to figure out what was wrong. She will immediately begin taking blood thinners for this condition.
They still are not sure whether or not this will be a career-ending condition. Walz said ”We’re not even discussing her basketball [career] at this point in time. We’re more concerned about her health in general and trying to find out why this happened Tuesday night.”
If there is good news in any of this, it is that Slaughter’s condition was discovered and they can now begin treatment, rather than something worse happening or the doctors not being able to figure out what was wrong. We wish Antonita a speedy recovery and hope that she can play basketball again one day.