The Louisville Ladybirds play a huge part in the success of the Louisville athletic program. Not only are they the catalyst for keeping the fans entertained and the energy level up at the football and basketball games, they themselves have contributed approximately 7,954 National championships (I may have rounded up). They are a team that doesn’t settle for just being good, they strive for perfection – and usually achieve it! They are also very involved in community service and making appearances throughout the city. We appreciate and respect their hard work and dedication.
Missouri G Courtney Ramey, one of the highest rated unsigned players left in the 2018 class, is scheduled to make a visit to the University of Louisville today.
There were a couple of movers this week in the ranks as Matt Koch went up to the Big Leagues and started a game for the Arizona Diamondbacks twirling 6 solid innings of 2 hit baseball.
Male High School’s very own, Jeff Arnold was moved all the way up from A (advanced) to AAA in the Giants organization. While the jury is still out on how the Tampa Bay Rays will utilize Brendan McKay at the Major League Level last years 4th overall pick is continuing to impress in the Midwest League. If you live in Bowling Green or can get there you should watch him play for the Hot Rods before his inevitable move up the minor league latter occurs. Kade McClure continues to be the definition of consistency as he picked up 2 more wins this week with the Kannapolis Intimidators.
UofL 2019 QB commit Jaden Johnson has been invited to participate in Under Armour’s All-America Football Camp in Chicago, IL.
The camp, per Jaden Johnson’s tweet above, will be on May 6th from 8 am to 2:30 pm.
Need something to get you through this Monday? How about 20 minutes of Lamar Jackson’s greatest moments? Thanks to Just Bomb Productions, we’ve got just that for you.
Lamar Jackson is a once in a life time athlete who made his mark not only on the University of Louisville record books, but college football record books as well. With the NFL draft just one week away, Lamar remains the draft’s biggest story. Lamar Jackson is ready for the NFL, but is the league ready for him? Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth with The Undefeated talk about how Lamar can change the NFL, if it’ll allow it.
With Ray Spalding entering his name into this year’s NBA draft, he finishes his Louisville career with over 800 points, 600 rebounds and shooting 55% from the field. The Trinity High School product started 48 games for his hometown school. Thank you Ray!
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Danny Oriente’s two-RBI single in the bottom eighth punctuated a 2-for-3 day at the plate as Louisville (26-11) rallied to a 5-4 win over Virginia (22-17) in a back-and-forth tilt between both teams.
The win pushed Louisville’s current winning streak to six games, and Oriente extended his hit streak to 11 games. In that stretch, Oriente is batting .513 (20-for-39) with 18 RBIs, and his streak is tied for the longest of any Louisville batter this season.
The Cards made the travel up to Bloomington, Indiana to take on the Hoosiers. Led by strong pitching and strong bats the Cards were victorious. Nicole Pufahl single in the top 3rd let the Cards jump out to 1-0 lead.
Danny Oriente and Jake Snider delivered multi-hit games with two RBIs each, including Snider’s two-run homer in the sixth inning, to give Louisville (25-11) an 8-2 win over Kentucky (25-12), splitting their rivalry series at 1-1. The win extended Louisville’s winning streak to five games, and is the Cardinals’ ninth in their last 11 against their in-state rival.
Kentucky jumped ahead early with a solo home run in the third inning from Trey Dawson. Despite the Wildcats getting an early lead, the Cardinals rebounded with plenty of offense this time around. A pair of RBI singles from Danny Oriente and Josh Stowers in the fourth inning gave Louisville the lead, one they would never relinquish.
The Cardinals added four runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth, punctuated with Jake Snider’s two-run homer in the latter inning. In the fifth though, Louisville scored a run on a bases-loaded walk, then an RBI fielder’s choice by Stowers that allowed Snider to reach home safely. Devin Mann stole home while Josh Stowers was jammed between the bases, resulting in Stowers reaching second. Oriente followed it up with an RBI double that would bring Stowers home.
Kentucky scored a run in the eighth inning on an RBI groundout from Luke Becker. Gavin Sullivan would later close the inning, and Sam Bordner retired the side in the ninth to seal the win for Louisville.
With the NFL draft only 1 week away, the NFL mock draft sites are getting more traffic than Shelbyville road during the week before Christmas. And with the University of Louisville having several players that are likely to get drafted, us Louisville fans are contributing to that traffic. Most of us are trying to figure out where Lamar Jackson will be tormenting defenses for the next few years.
The 2018 NFL draft officially begins on Thursday, April 26, and runs through Saturday, April 28. The starting times for each day are: Round 1, Thursday: 8 p.m. – Rounds 2-3, Friday: 7 p.m. – Rounds 4-7, Saturday: 12 p.m. It will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
You can watch it live,
Thursday: NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Friday: NFL Network, FOX Sports, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Saturday: NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
It’s cold in the Midwest and New England, and probably a lot of places that it shouldn’t be on April 16th. It’s hard to tell by the look of things outside but we are in fact about a month into Spring. The old saying goes April showers bring May flowers; I wonder what April snow brings? Regardless of the weather, some of the Cardinal 9 Alumni are heating up.
It was about a week ago that UofL Head Coach Chris Mack announced that UofL was no longer recruiting 2018 4 Star PG and former UofL commit Courtney Ramey.
Many UofL media and fans were caught off guard that Mack mentioned a recruit by name and thought that definitively ended UofL’s pursuit of Ramey.
UofL Football picked up another commitment from an in-state recruit tonight in Jack Randolph from Franklin-Simpson High School in Franklin, KY.
Randolph, a 6’3 290 lbs OT chose UofL over offers from Cincinnati, EKU, Georgia State, Morehead State, and Middle Tennessee State. He also had interest from Purdue, Vanderbilt, and WKU. UofL’s primary recruiter for Randolph was Offensive Line Coach and Co-offensive Coordinator Mike Summers per 247sports.com.
After a rough stretch against some of the top teams in the ACC, Louisville baseball rebounded with a 4-0 stretch last week. The Cardinals (24-11) came away with a 7-2 win at home against Northern Kentucky, followed by a sweep at Virginia Tech (3-2, 3-1 and 16-1 victories).
U of L returns home with an eight game home stand to close out April, starting with round two of their rivalry against Kentucky tomorrow night.
UofL held its annual football spring game last night and afterwards Coach Bobby Petrino, red shirt sophomore QB Jawon Pass, and red shirt sophomore WR Dez Fitzpatrick gave some of their thoughts on the game.
Yesterday, the Cardinals started a 3 game series with Syracuse. They played a double header on Friday to be prepared for strong weather coming in on the East Coast. Here is a recap of each of the games:
Game 1: Cards: 3 Syracuse 2
Junior Megan Hensley provided the Cardinals with the power they needed at bat and pitching. She struck out 8 batters in pitching a complete game. Hensley picked up her 12th win of the season. Megan also connected on a 2 run home run in the 1st inning. The Cards scored 2 in the first and never looked back. Alexa Romero picked up the loss after allowing 3 in 4.2 innings pitched. The Cards pushed across another run in the 5th inning. Syracuse tried to come back scoring two runs in the bottom 5th wasn’t enough to catch the Cards.
On Friday, UofL Football announced season tickets for the upcoming 2018 season will be available to purchase on Monday.
Per the release, “The home slate opens against Indiana State in the newly expanded Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, which will feature three new video boards, brand-new seating in the North end zone, club seats, and 12 field-level suites.”
Former UofL player, fan favorite, and current Atlanta Hawk Damion Lee joined Marques Maybin and Steve Rummage on Middays with Marques Maybin on Friday.
He discussed a myriad of topics with Marques and Steve, offering a lot of honest insight. Some of the topics discussed were his recruiting process as a grad transfer, his time at UofL, his time in the G League, his NBA call up, UofL’s future with Chris Mack, among other topics. You can listen to the entire Damion Lee interview below.
Quentin Snider leaves the University of Louisville as a 1000 point scorer, having over 400 assists and starting 97 games for his hometown school. Q represented himself and the university better than anyone could have asked. Here is a photographic recap of his final year at Louisville. Thank you Q!
Myisha Hines-Allen is headed to the Washington Mystics!!
With the 19th pick, the Mystics selected Hines-Allen. While the Mystics are set in the post, Hines-Allen will add great value and undoubtedly will earn her time in the spotlight.
Congrats, Myisha!! We are so proud of you!!