Wednesday afternoon cardinal news and notes



—Spread Check (soccer): Louisville at 3.

—Louisville is number 5 in Sports Illustrated’s preseason top 25 for women’s basketball.

—The NCAA set the stage for a dramatic reorganization that would give the three divisions the power to govern themselves. This includes the autonomy to redesign everything from dividing revenue to enforcing rules.

Hang up the banner again.

– World class, baby.

—Malik Cunningham’s tightrope walk was one of the The five best offensive games (video) of the weekend that was at the ACC.

—The college hoops crew at CBS do theirs Final Four and national title selection for the coming season.

—Sports Illustrated Preseason bracket projection did Louisville against Richmond in the First Four.

– Tony hurts as much as we do.

– Louisville midfielder Nina Nicosia, who appears in the first year of women’s football was named to the ACC All-Freshman-Team 2021.

—Have three U of L men soccer players Earned All-ACC Awards.

—Hailey Van Lith is number 18 on ESPN’s preseason countdown of the top 25 players in women’s college basketball.

—Reece Gaines has officially joined the men’s basketball team in Louisville as director of player development and alumni relations.

“We are excited to add Reece Gaines in a role of helping our student athletes,” said UofL Head Coach Chris Mack. “Reece’s experience as a UofL athlete, professional athlete and college coach will give him a great perspective to share with our players. His time as a former cardinal will help us continue to build strong connections with former players who built this national program. We look forward to welcoming Reece again. “

For the past two seasons, Gaines was assistant coach at Austin Spurs (2019-21), the San Antonio Spurs’ G-League team. He was an assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky University (2015-19), including as deputy head coach. He began as an assistant at Bellarmine (2012-15) when the Knights reached three NCAA Division II tournaments, including a Sweet 16 and Final Four appearance.

—The Louisville men’s soccer team fell against Notre Dame in a shootout in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. The cards will learn their NCAA tournament fate on Monday.

—If you’d like to video message Lamar Jackson ahead of the retirement ceremony this weekend, you can do so by walking here.

—The CJ has Three keys to victory for Louisville against Syracuse on Saturday.

—BetOnline named Louisville fourth for winning the ACC in Men’s Basketball.

—U of L has his. announced Themes for home games for the upcoming men’s basketball season.

—No Louisville players do that Watchlist for the preseason for the Naismith trophy.

—Tight End CJ Jacobsen, the # 1 rated player from the state of Idaho, felt very wanted during his weekend visit to U of L.

– Four ACC quarterbacks, including Malik Cunningham, dominate the national statistics.

—Jack Harlow was Throw Ls and assisting Donovan Mitchell at the Utah Jazz game on Tuesday night.

—Maybe Emoni really is the next LeBron.

—In Brett McMurphy’s latest bowl projections, Louisville faces SMU in the Fenway Bowl.

—While Western Kentucky is still hoping for a move to the MAC, it’s Middle Tennessee stay with Conference USA. Seems short-sighted, but you do, Blue Raiders.

—Hailey Van Lith was named on the Naismith Trophy ladies watchlist.

– Thank goodness this state is swimming in excess cash and can afford to be one of the last states in the country to be legalized.

—Bryan Brown got at least one vote this story to assistant coaches who are about to become head coach jobs. That is interesting.

– Harry Douglas was inducted into the 2021 class of the ACC Football Legends, the league announced earlier this week.

—Jeff Nunn over in the Cardinal Sports Zone is writing about Scott Satterfields missed unique opportunity against Clemson.

– Recording from the opening evening:

—Louisville transfers on the opening night:

Josh Nickelberry (La Salle): 22 points (6-of-11 of three), 7 rebounds

Quinn Slazinski (Iona): 7 points, 3 rebounds

Aidan Igiehon (Grand Canyon): 6 points, 5 rebounds

Nickelberry and Slazinski both started. Iona and Grand Canyon both won, while La Salle fell to Sacred Heart in overtime.

In addition, former commit Bobby Pettiford played 11 minutes in Kansas’s win over Michigan State. He ended with five points, 2 assists and no ball losses. Bill Self believes Pettiford will be the Jayhawks “next really good watch.”

– Take this young man to Derby City next season.

-Above Kelly Dickey, These first six games for the Louisville men’s basketball team will go on Mike Pegues’ record, not Chris Mack’s. Pegues is now the 23rd U of L coach officially attributed wins and losses.

—Frederick Douglass HS QB Samuel Cornett has committed to U from L as the preferred walk-on.

—Opening night in the ACC:

No. 9 Duke 79, No. 10 Kentucky 71
# 19 North Carolina 83, Loyola (MD) 67
Navy 66, No. 25 Virginia 58
Syracuse 97, Lafayette 63
The Citadel 78, Pittsburgh 63
Clemson 64, Presbyterian 53
Miami (OH) 72, Georgia Tech 69
Miami 77, Canisius 67
NC state 88, Bucknell 70
Virginia Tech 82, Maine 47
Boston college 73, Dartmouth 57

—The latest podcast from the Cardinal Sports Zone crew is here.

—Tim Sullivan touched the sloppiness of the inaugural victory of U of L.

—Dino Babers has high praise for Malik Cunningham.

—Troy Nunes is an absolute magician starts with the preview The game on Saturday in Louisville.

—The U of L women’s football program 10 players committed from his recruiting class from 2022.

—Andy Katz got Louisville as an 8-seed in its preseason Bracket overhang.

—Five Star Class from 2023 Guardian Jared McCain says Louisville remains one of the programs he’s most interested in.

Who do you think is heavily involved in your recruiting?

“Houston, Louisville, Duke, Texas Tech, USC, UCLA, Kansas, Gonzaga are the ones that hit me the most I would say.”

Who are the newest schools?

“Duke and UCLA.”

Discuss your Duke offering, your thoughts, and their pitch?

“They were super cool and I loved how three of the coaches got involved with me. Coach Scheyer gave me FaceTimed and he just told me about Duke and how he thought it would be a perfect fit for me. He said he will be open and honest with me in everything and he wants me to do the same to him, which was great because that’s what I want from a coach. But they were all just delighted with me and talked about me and Caleb Foster being the back room for class 2023. “

How about UCLA?

“UCLA is just saying that we would like to invite you to visit. And talk about how staying in LA can help me and your team and how they run things. Which is super cool. “

Are you in close contact with Houston and Louisville?

“Yes, I loved both visits. The way the fans are in Louisville and the success of Houston in recent years and for both of them the style of play suits me very well, that makes it very fascinating. “

—For the past decade, FBS schools have spent more than half a billion dollars Pay soccer and basketball coaches who fired them.

—Racing Louisville FCs Elimy Fox is a finalist NWSL rookie of the year.

– Selah Brown is already recruiting for the cards.

—Full highlights from the Southern win can be found here.

—The first Jeff Walz radio show of the season is on go under tonight in the downtown salon.

—Mike Pegues says his first game as deputy head coach was a roller coaster.

—ACC hoops tonight:

William & Mary at Awaken the forest (7 p.m. / ACCNx)
Pennsylvania at No. 20 Florida State (9 p.m. / ACC network)

– And finally, the Mike Rutherford Show is back this afternoon from 3-6 at 2:50 p.m. The Big X. We will respond to last night’s game and take your thoughts throughout the show. Syracuse play-by-play man Matt Park will be joining us at 4:30 pm, and new Courier Journal U of L Hoops beat writer Brett Dawson will be joining us at 5:05 am. You can stream the show here.


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