The hits keep on coming for the University of Miami as they prepare for their season opener at Louisville. First, they lost their projected starter, Ryan Williams, to a torn ACL and now word has come down that the Hurricanes have suspended back-up Kevin Olsen for the match-up with UofL. According to this piece from ESPN.com, multiple news outlets in Miami are reporting that Olsen failed a drug test, though, head coach Al Golden refused to comment on the situation yesterday during his weekly press conference. Now the Hurricanes will...Continue reading »
The folks over at cbssports.com attended numerous NCAA-sanctioned events during the July live evaluation period and have been speaking with coaches from all levels in college basketball. Among the topics discussed were the various prospects in attendance, their fellow coaches, current college players, and potential issues facing the sport. For three weeks, they have been asking a series of questions and releasing all the answers. Today’s question is “If you could pick any Division I player and put him on your team for this...Continue reading »
Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino met with the media today to discuss a multitude of topics as the team prepares to kick off fall camp on Tuesday. Petrino gave position updates, discussed the players that just arrived on campus, broke news of a freshman who didn’t make it and talked about all the challenges the program faces as it gets set for its inaugural season in the ACC. * Video courtesy of UofL Athletics VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...
It’s pretty rare when an entire college football recruiting class qualifies and makes it to campus by the start of fall camp. It’s an even more rare feat when that class has to endure a coaching change. But Bobby Petrino and his staff nearly pulled it off, that is, until he announced today at his weekly press conference that Miami, Florida (Champagnat Catholic), safety Michael Johnson will be the lone player not to make it to campus. Petrino didn’t elaborate too much but said that Johnson, a 6’3, 195 lb, consensus...Continue reading »
Big news for the Louisville secondary as multiple outlets have confirmed that Junior College transfer and former Washington safety James Sample has finally reported to campus and will begin fall camp with the team this week. Sample, a one time US Army All-American and 4-star prospect from the 2011 class, instantly adds much-needed depth to the UofL secondary, which, by most accounts, is the thinnest position on the roster. Bobby Petrino and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham even moved Cornerback Terell Floyd to Safety towards the...Continue reading »
With the PGA Championship set to get underway this week at Valhalla, Louisville is once again at the center of the sports world. CBS Sports did a fantastic job of representing the city of Louisville’s sports heritage as golf’s last major of the season tees off on Thursday. UofL athletics, Muhammad Ali, Louisville Slugger, the Kentucky Derby, as well as the past major golf events were all mentioned in this two-minute video. Video courtesy of Pat Yates VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (3 votes cast)...
Three Cardinals – Montrezl Harrell, Chris Jones, and Terry Rozier – all showed out this week in California at the annual adidas Nations event that showcases top high school (and college) talent. Serving as counselors along with other elite college talent the leaders of the 2014-15 squad put in a show in front of scouts and various media that had twitter buzzing all weekend long. Rozier received props for his athleticism, rebounding, and finishing at the rim. Jones was praised for his great decision making and getting his...Continue reading »
He trimmed his list to ten a couple of days ago, then cut it to five last night. Fast rising combo guard Donovan Mitchell tweeted out that those five schools are Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, Providence, and Villanova. The 6’3 4-star prospect is ranked 36th nationally by 247SPorts and has seen his stock sky rocket after impressive showing throughout the summer. Providence was the leader heading into the AAU season, but Coach Pitino has since made up a lot of ground. Mitchell has unofficially visited BC, FSU, and...Continue reading »
Louisville already has commitments from power forward Raymond Spalding and small forward Deng Adel for the 2015 class. With those prospects in the fold the front court is set, and coach Rick Pitino and staff have turned their attention to the back court. Louisville is one of the seven schools on Florida standout Antonio Blakeney’s list and the Cards also made the top ten of 4-star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, who will be visiting The Cards next week (August 7th and 8th). Another name to keep an eye on is 6-5, 180 lb shooting...Continue reading »
With fall camp set to get underway on the 5th, this marks the last preseason football notebook. The season is now upon us…. *Notre Dame is finalizing its ACC scheduling agreement through 2025. The ACC and Notre Dame are expected to finalize details for the remainder of their 60-game contract soon. ACC senior associate commissioner Michael Strickland said the conference will likely have dates and sites for the fourth, fifth and six years of the deal and years and sites for the back half of the contract. Under the agreement, which begins...Continue reading »