I am going to enjoy the heck out of typing this post about college football. By the way, is this the WORST time ever as a Louisville fan to have a bye week in football? Either way, there are some important games that Cards fans can keep up with tomorrow that could have a lot of say in the ACC race, which Louisville is still in by the way.
Former Louisville Associate Head Coach and current Cincinnati Bearcats Head Coach Mick Cronin was a guest on Ramsey & Rutherford this afternoon on 93.9 The Ville. He talks about his relationship with Rick Pitino, what kind of program Pitino runs, and gives an update on his own health. Click below to listen!
The UofL women’s soccer team hosted #1 North Carolina on Thursday night and came away with the 2-1 victory in overtime! Caroline Kimble scored the winning goal with eight seconds left in the first OT. This was the biggest win in program history.
Read the game recap here and watch the video of the winning goal below.
ESPN’s C.L. Brown, formerly of the Courier-Journal, has just released a story on ESPN about the recent allegations on the UofL basketball team. Earlier on Thursday, WDRB’s Eric Crawford reported that a former player said that there were strippers in the dorm room at least one time.
In Brown’s most recent post, a former player described the strippers as “dancing in bathing suits.”
If you missed Rick Pitino’s interview with Terry Meiners, you can check it out here. Terry asked Pitino some tough questions about possibly resigning, President Ramsey not backing him in his statement, and more. Check it out.
Former Louisville basketball commit JaQuan Lyle, who is somehow still a freshman in college (at Ohio State now after committing to Louisville and Oregon), has apparently confirmed the “gist of allegations” to the NCAA. This is the next big chapter in the scandal saga.
The UofL women’s basketball team held their first practice on Wednesday afternoon. Jeff Walz should have his team ready for another big season, which is becoming the norm here in Louisville for the Cards. Sophomores Mariya Moore and Myisha Hines-Allen gave their comments afterwards.
Former Louisville Cardinal Angel McCoughtry had herself a nice night on Wednesday as she led Team USA to a 79-66 win over the Italian National Team in Rome. She scored a game-high 19 points after shooting 5-11 from the field and 9-9 from the free throw line.
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The transcript of Bobby Petrino’s time on Wednesday’s ACC teleconference is below. The Cards have a bye week, but there is still plenty to discuss. He talks about how close Lamar Jackson’s recruitment really was, the win over NC State, preparing for Florida State, and more!
I’m very proud of our win last week. It was a good job to go on the road in a hostile environment against a good team and get a win. I thought our defense played extremely well. Offensively, we played real well in the first half and then did enough in the second half to get the win. And then our special teams played well. We’ve got a bye week, we’re woking hard on the practice field, and certainly going to take advantage of all the time we get to work hard to prepare for a very good Florida State team.
Preston Brown has quickly become one of the better linebackers in the NFL. He is only in his second season, but he was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week last week, and had another solid game on Sunday against the New York Giants. In that game, some of the players for the Buffalo Bills claim that Odell Beckham Jr. threw punches.
Brown weighed in on the matter to The Buffalo News:
Well, here it is. Dick Cady, author of “the book” that everyone is talking about these days surrounding UofL basketball, went on Ramsey & Rutherford Wednesday afternoon. I won’t influence your listening by giving a preview or making points here. Listen for yourself and form your own opinion. Should be pretty good!
Sure, it has been a few days since the Red-White scrimmage at the KFC Yum! Center. But in the midst of all of this other talk surrounding the program, and with the football team on a bye, why not talk a little hoops on the court? Plus, I simply haven’t had as much time to sit down and put together something that I feel is worth posting about it. That is the main reason. I don’t have deadlines or quotas to meet on the amount of stories to post. So when I do something, I want it to be solid. Got off topic, here we go…
These are five things that I took away from the scrimmage on Saturday.
Rick Pitino went on Ramsey & Rutherford on 93.9 The Ville on Tuesday afternoon. The topic is pretty obvious. Click below to listen.
The second and final Red-White scrimmage for the Louisville basketball team on October 17th will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center. Tickets are on sale for $10 and you can get them at Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium or on Ticketmaster.
The Louisville football team plays Florida State at noon on the same day. I highly recommend going somewhere downtown to watch the football game and then head right over to the Yum! Center. I did that this past Saturday and got to the scrimmage about 20 minutes before it started. Make a day out of it!
The ACC has announced that Louisville’s game at Florida state on October 17th will kickoff at noon. TV has not yet been determined, but it will either be on ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2. The network will be determined after games are played on October 10.
Louisville is off this Saturday. Florida State hosts Miami.
Jeff Nunn would like to help Louisville fans get through this bye week and remind you that there are still seven games to be played this season (at least). Check out this highlight video of the first five games of the season! Follow Jeff on twitter @UofLNunn
ESPN puts out a weekly power rankings list for the ACC. Although the rankings essentially don’t mean anything, it is good for conversation and good to see where the writers that cover the conference for ESPN see where your team stacks up. I believe I posted their power rankings from a couple of weeks ago and Louisville was 11th in the conference. They are making their way up the list now…
Louisville freshman Lamar Jackson put up some more impressive numbers on Saturday at NC State. He had 103 passing yards, 121 rushing yards, and two total touchdowns. Here are his highlights from the game.
I can’t remember a weekend in recent memory involving UofL sports that struck so many different emotions: anger, sadness, confusion, happiness, relief, comfort. In true Rick Pitino hyperbole, I will say that this was the craziest weekend in all my years on this planet. (It wasn’t, but hyperbole can be fun) There was the scandal news that broke on Friday, a huge football win on Saturday, and also real live basketball at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday as well. It was a back-and-forth of emotion.
This is the first chance I have really gotten to get on here and type something out this weekend, other than posting quick videos that don’t take much time to do. I still hope to post something individually for both the football game and basketball scrimmage. The scandal? Eh, not sure I (or any of us) have enough information to even form an opinion yet, but I will get into that here. So basically, this will just be a quick summary of how the weekend was for me, and probably for some of you too. I will try to expand on these topics soon. Until then, here is how the weekend went…
Coach Pitino met with the media after Saturday’s Red-White scrimmage. He talked about many things, including Quentin Snider and Trey Lewis playing together, Mangok Mathiang being out, Chinanu Onuaku’s fouls, and more.
He was also asked if the scrimmage was a relief after everything that is going on, so he went into some scandal talk for a few minutes.