Category Archives: Louisville Athletics
No real reason for the picture, just wanted sweats a lot in the post. I thought I sweat a lot. You are the sweat king. Here are the Pressers:
Head Coach Rick Pitino
Baseball season starts today, but before that, who doesn’t want to see a highlight of one of our recent stars from last year?
Jeff Nunn blessed us with a highlight video of former U of L outfielder Corey Ray, who was drafted fifth overall to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. Ray finished his U of L career with a .318 batting average, 82 stolen bases (4th all-time in school history, and 27 home runs. Ray also added 133 RBI and 36 doubles as one of Louisville baseball’s greatest athletes of all-time.
According to Scout.com, former leading Tennessee Volunteers rusher Jalen Hurd will be paying a visit to the University of Louisville this weekend.
Hurd has also paid visits to Ohio State and California. He was on pace to become Tennessee’s all time leading rusher, until a falling out with his coach Butch Davis spurned his decision to transfer schools. He is also looking to switch positions at wherever school he chooses.
On this episode we break down Q’s return for the Miami game and the OT thriller against Syracuse. We preview the V-Tech game and look ahead to the showdown in Chapel Hill. Also, we discuss the craziest thing we have ever seen at a Louisville Sporting Event. All that plus some of CardNation calls in to the show.
It has begun, and it has returned! Season two of Around the Bases is back to bring back more coverage of Cardinal baseball.
Last year’s team saw multiple players go early in the MLB Draft, with six Cardinals drafted in the first four rounds. With preseason player of the year Brendan McKay returning as well as 2016 All-American Devin Hairston, the Cardinals are primed for another run at the College World Series with a deep, talented roster.
The Batting Order
1. Cardinals Once Again Ranked Highly
Another year, another season of lofty expectations for U of L. The Cardinals begin their 2017 season ranked as high as seventh in the Baseball America Top 25 poll. The Cardinals are also eighth in the USA Today & NCBWA poll, but 12th in the D1Baseball.com poll. Louisville is also coming off their second straight Super Regional appearance, where they lost to UC-Santa Barbara in one of the most shocking upsets in college baseball history. Though they lost seven players that were selected in the first four rounds of the MLB Draft, the Cardinals do return All-Americans Brendan McKay and Devin Hairston, along with rising players like Drew Ellis and Colby Fitch.
- We all know that towards the end of last season some deficiencies were exposed. Along with addressing those deficiencies, Bobby Petrino will need to replace some key parts that graduated. I believe coach and his staff have done a great job in recruiting to those immediate needs. Couple those recruits with a few guys who red-shirted last season and you have a boat load of talent just itching to get on the field. I want to point out 5 guys that could make an immediate impact in the 2017 season. ( Not all guys on this list are “newcomers” but none have played a game as a Cardinal)
The Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic announced the 2017 roster. Among this years participants are all 4 Louisville signees, Malik Williams, Darius Perry, Jordan Nwora and Lance Thomas. The roster will also include 3 Indiana signees as well as 1 UK signee. The Classic will be held at Freedom Hall on Saturday, April 15th at 7pm. Tickets go on sale tomorrow Friday, February 17 and will cost $18 (in advance, $20 at door) for lower arena and $50 for VIP courtside seating. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.ticketmaster.com and by phone through TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets for the game and 2017 Pegasus Pins will allow for free admission to the Horseshoe Foundation Derby Festival Night of the Future Stars (3-point shooting and dunk contests), which will be held on Friday, April 14, at Indiana University Southeast.
The last time 4 future Cards played in the Classic was in 2015 when Deng Adel, Donovan Mitchell, Ray Spalding and Ryan McMahon played.
According to the official list of 2017 NFL Combine participants, 7 Louisville players have received an invite to this year’s edition of the NFL’s predraft combine. Surprisingly, DeAngelo Brown was not one of the players invited. Those invited are listed down below:
This past weekend, the Toronto Raptors recently acquired Serge Ibaka in a trade with the Orlando Magic. However, Ibaka was almost traded to Boston, and the only reason he landed in Toronto was because the Celtics were unwilling to give up on second year point guard and Louisville product Terry Rozier.
Rozier is currently in year 2 of a 3 year/$5.7 million contract with a 4th year club option, and is averaging 5.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game with the Celtics. While Ibaka is averaging 15.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, he is also set to become a free agent after this season, so that also played a role in him not donning the green and white. Still though, it’s nice to see the Celtics not wanting to give up Rozier so easily, and perhaps they see the potential in him further down the road.
Today was the kickoff to Baseball season as Baseball Media Day was held. The #6 Cards 2017 season starts Friday in Clearwater vs Alabama State. Here’s the presser:
After a loss to Virginia and a win vs Miami, the Cards drop from #4 to #8 in his weeks AP poll. Here is your top 10 for this week…
With the 2017 Softball season roaring into gear, I figured it would be a perfect time for all Louisville fans to meet our great softball team!
Sydney Warinner/RHP/New Albany, Ohio
Michala Riggle/C & 1B/Louisville, KY
Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell share some advise to parents who have a son or daughter who aspire to play at the collegiate level in this interview with The Travel Ball Dad. Dan is a great speaker and is always insightful. Thia is a great interview. Enjoy!
Head Coach Rick Pitino
The ladies kicked off the season in Las Vegas playing in the UNLV Sportco Kick Off Classic. Louisville won their first 2 games on day one beating Southern Utah 17-3 and beating CSU Bakersfield 13-2.
After 3 more games this weekend, The Cards play in the ACC/Big 10 challenge vs Purdue and Ohio State next weekend. The following weekend they travel to Cathedral City, CA for the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
After playing their first 14 games on the road, the ladies first home game at Ulmer Stadium in the Red & Black Tournament is on March 3rd at 3:00 versus Indiana State followed by a 5:30 game versus Wisconsin-Green Bay. Admission is free.
Dates for Spring practices and Spring Game announced. Read the rest of this entry
Pro Football Focus has released their list of the top 25 college football players from last season that will be playing again this season. Spoiler Alert – 3 Louisville Cardinals made the list. Check it out here,
Ever since Rick Pitino told Donovan Mitchell to stop counting his misses and just play basketball, he has been on fire. His season was already going pretty well but lately his game has been elevated to another level. People outside of Louisville are starting to notice as well. Mitchell is rapidly rising up the NBA mock drafts and now has been named a top 30 candidate for the player if the year.