matkaopenCard Chronicle - All Posts - reward ff garena Denny Crum's 6th Favorite Website 2022-06-27T14:03:02-04:00 /rss/current/ 2022-06-27T14:03:02-04:00 2022-06-27T14:03:02-04:00 matkaopenCard Chronicle - All Posts - reward ff garena <figure> <img alt="" src="" /> </figure> <p>It’s a beautiful afternoon to be an Avs fan. Congrats to all the Colorado faithful, especially our guy Sean Moth, seen here circa 2018 or 2019. </p> <p id="ZqMJVb">—The Courier Journal’s Brett Dawson has a great read <a href="">here</a> on what the hiring of Kenny Payne means to Louisville’s black community. </p> <p id="0pyQhG">—<a href="">GO AVS</a>!!!</p> <p id="y0Egvr">—D.J. Wagner is <a href="">headed to Spain</a> from July 2-10 to play for Team USA in the U17 World Cup. Several college coaches, including Nolan Smith and John Calipari, will be making the trip across the pond to visit Wagner during the event. </p> <blockquote> <p id="ZEMXYWEQTZCMBIEXFOYQZHU7UA">“Obviously, D.J. provides a little bit of everything,” USA Basketball youth coach Don Showalter said by phone. “Great passer, defender, just overall a really high skill level. It’s going to be really tough for anybody to guard him because of his high skill level.”</p> <p id="7SG2MPRBSFCRLCOVPV5ILST5EU">Wagner will miss the upcoming Nike Elite Youth Basketball League stop in Kansas City July 7-10, but plans to play at the prestigious Nike Peach Jam with his NJ Scholars team. The Peach Jam runs July 17-24 in North Augusta, S.C.</p> <p id="FH6Y5RSF3FAD5E4VEJY7NAPTHA">For now, his goal is bringing home a gold medal with Team USA.</p> <p id="A5KSTZIAJBA4XN3M6RQQNWYCKY">“Honestly, this is something that really helps me prepare for the next level,” Wagner said. “The competition and the practice, hopefully, God willing if I make it to the next level and where I want to get to this will be something that will make it easier for me to adjust to that. It’s the best competition I could play against out there.</p> <p id="SXZKJ3XQWNBA3FBKOEKO34PLEQ">“Just being around other players and seeing how they play and the international play.”</p> </blockquote> <p id="trYejx">—Matt McGavic over at Louisville Report serves up <a href="">an evaluation</a> of new U of L OL commit Luke Burgess. </p> <p id="y7H0Dh">—Three-star linebacker Jeremiah Telander <a href="">picked Tennessee</a> over Louisville, Florida and North Carolina on Sunday night. </p> <p id="sXCzkU">—Louisville finishes at No. 12 in the final <a href="">top 25 poll.</a> </p> <p id="cnp3JZ">—With Ole Miss claiming the College World Series on Sunday (you can leave Dan McDonnell alone for a while now), the 2021-22 Division-I college athletics season has officially come to a close.</p> <p id="QafwDK">Here’s a handy guide to all the national champions from the season that was:</p> <div id="EbzZz5"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">The 2021-22 NCAA season is complete. Here's who finished on top in each sport. <a href=""></a></p>— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) <a href="">June 26, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="mGjSf0">Does anyone else even compete in rifle? Does Army field a squad? VMI maybe? If they do and they keep losing to Kentucky every year, that’s ... worrisome. </p> <p id="OtMkYJ">—What difference would it have made if the ACC had split its TV contract into tiers in 2010 the way the SEC did with CBS and ESPN? Oh, they only would have <a href="">doubled their revenue</a>. </p> <p id="YmhKuF">—Sean Vinsel of Hoops Insight <a href=";s=w&amp;utm_campaign=post&amp;utm_medium=email">takes a look </a>at recent college basketball programs that have fallen off as significantly as Louisville has the last two years, and how quickly they were able to bounce back under a new head coach. His findings show that Kenny Payne should be able to get the Cards back in the NCAA tournament by year two, and that the team should be much improved in one specific area.</p> <blockquote> <p id="Yc9Hsm"><strong>A surprising source of improvement…offensive boards?</strong></p> <p id="UjqJws">Many of the new coaches brought key parts of their philosophy into their new roles, and built success on that. This isn’t something we can evaluate with Payne, as he has never been a head coach. All 5 coaches in our examplesabove had coached in D-1 before and had track records. There was 1 area where most of our teams showed common improvement, however. In every single case I listed above, the team showed massive improvement in offensive rebounding compared to the year before. Every team improved at least 74 spots in the national rankings for offensive rebounding. In several cases, this was the largest source of offensive improvement. It would be odd for 5 different coaches to all decide to emphasize this, and the coaches did not have a shared history of coaching strong offensive rebounding teams. What’s more, the personnel did not change significantly in many of these cases. Sometimes it was big men who improved their offensive rebounding, but more frequently it was guards and wings who went from nearly invisible on the offensive boards to competent.</p> <p id="CdF3In">This may bode well for Kenny Payne for 3 reasons. First, Louisville was very bad in this eras last season and has room to improve. They finished 197th in offensive rebound rate per KenPom; with typical improvement they may be in the top 100. Second, the roster Payne has assembled should have some potential in this area. While there aren’t many guards, there sure is a lot of length. With a plethora of 6’6” to 6’8” wings, Louisville should have the size to corral some offensive rebounds. Lastly, Kenny Payne’s most recent college coaching stop was at a school that tends to prioritize offensive rebounding. Kentucky has never been outside the top 100 in offensive rebounding under John Calipari, and in the top 12 7 times in 13 seasons. Kenny Payne had a front row seat for much of this, so it stands to reason that he might follow that playbook.</p> <p id="7j1KxE">Given the recent history of coaches in a similar position to Kenny Payne, it seems reasonable to think that Louisville could contend for an NCAA Tournament bid by year 2 at the latest. If they are to surprise this season and sneak into the field, offensive improvement from returnees and a huge jump in offensive rebounding could reasonably be expected to be the catalysts. Last season’s results don’t offer a lot of optimism, but the recent history of similar changes show that improvement can come quickly.</p> </blockquote> <p id="pP9Rjn">—Fresh off the most successful season in program history, the Louisville volleyball team has revealed<a href=""> its full schedule</a> for the 2022 campaign. </p> <p id="OKbMs3">—Western High School star Kaden Magwood (2025) has <a href="">announced</a> that he’ll be transferring to Oak Hill Academy for the 2022-23 season. </p> <p id="LOzJp2">If you haven’t already, learn the name now. Magwood is going to wind up being one of the best players to come out of the 502 in some time. </p> <p id="p9uyJ0">—John Calipari has offered Lyon County star Travis Perry (2024), <a href="">who could break</a> the Kentucky high school state scoring record in a couple years. </p> <p id="njOHal">—We’ll get ‘em in meat judging next year. </p> <div id="PzilaR"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our friends at <a href="">@RedditCFB</a> posted all the NCAA D1 champions, and we were thinking, what about all of the non-NCAA sports and events?<br><br>This is the start of our collection of 2021-2022 National Champions - if we missed your's, please yell at us in the comments so we can find out! <a href=""></a></p>— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) <a href="">June 27, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="AMgGv7">—Class of 2023 WR Tamarcus Cooley, the younger brother of current Louisville RB Trevion Cooley, has the Cards in <a href=";t=Wwe59Cas647lRJCnF8Wwcg">his final seven</a>. </p> <p id="NeiAMc">—U of L hoops commit Kaleb Glenn has <a href="">received</a> an invitation to the NBPA Top 100 camp. The full list of invitees is expected to be released today. </p> <p id="FavjRe">—U of L football recruiting is one the discussion topics on the latest podcast episode from ESPN’s David Hale and Andrea Adelson.</p> <div id="0PDF3B"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fun mailbag edition of Twitter Spaces today w/<a href="">@aadelsonESPN</a> discussing:<br>- which ACC fan base would do most CWS Jell-O shots<br>- UNC’s D<br>- ACC version of the No Homers club<br>- Lville recruiting<br>- old beer commercials<br>&amp; lots more!<br><br>Missed it? Catch up here: <a href=""></a></p>— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) <a href="">June 27, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="1cOl5G">—Five U of L softball players <a href="">have been named</a> to the ACC’s All-Academic squad. </p> <p id="2RpwGI">—Former Bruins Marshon Ford and Josh Minkins will host a football camp at Ballard High School on July 16. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt=" " data-mask-text="false" src=""> </figure> <p id="R6e663">—A 4-star QB <a href="">“left millions on the table” </a>to commit to Miami over Florida. </p> <p id="P16beu">—Lance Taylor is the guest on <a href="">the latest</a> From the Pink Seats podcast. </p> <p id="3RZpz2">—David Hale is going over 6.5 wins for Louisville football in 2022. He explains his reasoning (as well as his other bets for the upcoming season) <a href="">here</a>. </p> <blockquote> <p id="EHt1KR"><strong>Louisville, over 6.5 (-105)</strong></p> <p id="9im9yO">Another team with bad luck in 2020 that I expected to swing back in 2021… and it didn’t happen. Some of this can be chalked up to the fact that 2020 was an inherently strange year, making identifying bad luck metrics tougher than other seasons played under normal circumstances. Still, it’s hard to argue that Scott Satterfield’s bunch hasn’t been one of the unluckiest teams in the country the past two seasons, including an 0-3 record in games decided by a FG or less last year. Virginia won on a last second field goal. Clemson won only due to a second-half injury to Malik Cunningham. Last season, Louisville was within 3 points or ahead on 71% of its second-half drives vs. FBS teams and won just five of those games. Michigan State, Utah, Utah State, Iowa and Purdue all profiled about the same — and all won nine games or more.</p> </blockquote> <p id="JKDA39">—DeAndre Moore is the latest Californian to transfer to St. John Bosco for his senior season of high school football. That leaves the No. 1 high school team in the country with four players who are currently committed to Louisville. </p> <p id="afONOs">—Nice to see Donovan back in town.</p> <div id="Z79z4P"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Look who stopped by practice today <br><br>Good to see Cardinal Forever, <a href="">@spidadmitchell</a>!<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoCards</a> <a href=""></a></p>— Louisville WBB (@UofLWBB) <a href="">June 27, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="z41DA3">—Louisville is one of the few power conference programs in college football that <a href="">appears to be pretty set</a> and satisfied with its offensive line heading into the season. </p> <p id="HHi73X">—Will Smith <a href="">can’t stop dropping bombs</a> for the Dodgers. Vote this man into the All-Star Game. </p> <p id="0KXOMT">—Love him already. </p> <div id="JACGSs"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some insight on Madden Sanker. Did he go on his Miami visit strictly to recruit players to Louisville <a href=""></a></p>— Louisville Updates (@VilleUpdates) <a href="">June 27, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="KK58WK">—Louisville Report looks at the<a href=""> top individual performers</a> of the 2021-22 U of L athletics season. </p> <p id="UEqau2">—U of L football’s loaded 2023 recruiting class now sits at 11 members, but is <a href="">poised to grow</a> soon. </p> <p id="KvQmsY">—Jayden Bradford, the top 10 QB from the class of 2024 who was in town visiting Louisville over the weekend, is an athletic young man. </p> <div id="DWKyvh"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just having fun‼️‼️ <a href=""></a></p>— Jayden Bradford ✪ (@JaydenBradford7) <a href="">June 26, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="oOTAEM">—Clemson Insider highlights some <a href="">names to know</a> on this year’s Louisville football team. </p> <p id="UA9cPz">—RIP to former PRP basketball star Vincent Crutcher who <a href="">was killed </a>in a shooting near Buechel last week. Crutcher is the only player in 6th Region history to play and score in three different state tournaments. </p> <p id="i6PUu4">—Tough look for the “Rueben Owens will never actually make it to Louisville” crowd. </p> <div id="pdWYYj"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some new ink from <a href="">@ii_rueben</a> 5️⃣0️⃣2️⃣ <a href=""></a></p>— State of Louisville (@thestateoflou) <a href="">June 24, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="LD6Shh">—University of Louisville Health’s Brown Cancer Center <a href="">has been granted</a> $1.5 million to expand its clinical trials for cancer immunotherapy. </p> <p id="xojJ8f">—Hailey Van Lith’s Team USA squad <a href="">was upset</a> by Canada in the quarterfinals of the 3X3 World Cup. </p> <p id="dG1WRW">—The latest big rumor on the Emoni Bates front has been that he may be headed back to Memphis State. </p> <p id="UryXSo">And yet ... </p> <div id="6B318B"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Penny Hardaway also tells me he has not spoken to Emoni Bates or Emoni's people about a possible return to the Memphis Tigers basketball team.</p>— Doc Holliday (@The_DocHolliday) <a href="">June 27, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="YxJheX">No one has any idea what the hell is going on with this kid. </p> <p id="6epKYe">—Testudo Times <a href="">reacts</a> to the news that Maryland will face Louisville in this November’s ACC-Big 10 Challenge. </p> <p id="fhRrMc">—And finally, the Mike Rutherford Show returns this afternoon from 3-6 on 1450AM/96.1FM The Big X. You can stream it <a href="">here</a>. </p> /2022/6/27/23185087/monday-afternoon-cardinal-news-and-notes-louisville-cardinals Mike Rutherford 2022-06-27T08:05:00-04:00 2022-06-27T08:05:00-04:00 matkaopenCard Chronicle - All Posts - reward ff garena <figure> <img alt="Middle Tennessee v Louisville" src="" /> <figcaption>Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt=" " data-mask-text="false" src=""> </figure> <p id="tJOyrW"><strong>2021 Season Recap:</strong> While a promising Spring raised some eyebrows I was a bit skeptical the true freshman Gonzalez was going to see significant reps on a line that the staff felt they could already go 7-8 deep with. Didn’t mean he wasn’t talented, just that they had some strength in core positions already. I was wrong. Not only did Gonzalez play in eight games last year he grabbed a start against UVA and held his own at LT when spelling Reid during the season. His physicality was obvious, even for a young player, and he showed why the staff felt they couldn’t keep him off the field.</p> <p id="ZuVc2M"><strong>2022 Season Outlook:</strong> While I do think Reid is the man at the LT spot, I think we see more of Gonzalez this season than last. Adding roughly 15lb from this time last year the big bodied Gonzalez used his size to push ends around and create space on the left side of the line. I went back and watched some of the Ole Miss game last week and Gonzalez play was one of the stand outs, as this was a young man just months removed from high school carried his own weight against a good SEC defense. He’s not just part of the rotation this year, he’s a significant piece of an O-line looking to take that next step and help Louisville crank out a top 25 offense in back to back seasons for the first time since 2017.</p> <p id="HfKjrs"><strong>Sweet Tweet:</strong></p> <div id="nws1Q1"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">All Me, <a href="">@mgonzalez_71</a>, and <a href="">@AshtonGillotte</a> wanted to do was eat chipotle and watch anime after practice. But somehow chipotle managed to mess up on every single order. <a href="">@ChipotleTweets</a> we want our refund fr</p>— Aaron gunn (@Aarongunn13) <a href="">July 6, 2021</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="pgBOTw">This was an A. Gunn tweet but shoutout to my dudes Gonzalez and Gillotte smashing some burritos and catching some Naruto (I googled it) after smashing heads at practice all day. If that’s what it takes to be an All-ACC type lineman I guess I better brush up on my manga and sword skills.</p> <div id="6fnlp7"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 46.8966%;"><iframe src="" style="top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute; border: 0;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="encrypted-media;"></iframe></div></div> /2022/6/27/23175797/the-cardinal-countdown-68-days-until-kickoff CardinalStrong 2022-06-26T19:13:41-04:00 2022-06-26T19:13:41-04:00 matkaopenCard Chronicle - All Posts - reward ff garena <figure> <img alt="COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 06 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game - Louisville v Ole Miss" src="" /> <figcaption>Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>Louisville lands a long time target from Indiana. </p> <p id="pyMDH5">The 2023 Louisville football recruiting class continued to build on the early momentum we’ve seen through the winter and spring with another big commitment. <a href="">Luke Burgess</a>, an offensive tackle prospect from Indiana, announced his commitment to the Cards today. Burgess has visited Louisville multiple times over the last year and he finally decided to announce his pledge and join the class. Burgess has offers from Miami, Iowa, Oregon, Tennessee, UK, Purdue, Cincy, and others. He took official visits to UNC and Florida State before his final visit to UofL. Burgess’ .8892 rating in 247’s composite is the highest rating for a high school offensive lineman in UofL history. </p> <p id="yUYxPm">Lousiville shifted a bit in the 2022 class and focused on offensive linemen with good height and length. Burgess being 6-8/290 fits with what the staff seems to be looking for on the line and his high profile is a welcomed change after Louisville has struggled to bring in highly-rated offensive linemen. UofL got in on Burgess pretty early and after other schools jumped in, they were able to hold them off. </p> <p id="CYY9c9">Burgess quite literally looks like a basketball player playing the wrong sport but he also moves like a basketball player. He is quick off the ball and agile even with his extreme length. He does a solid job of getting depth in his pass sets as well. He probably needs to improve on two things: playing too high and his overall physicality. He’s big and you can tell that it comes too easy at times. </p> <p id="naXqbU">The 2023 offensive line class could be the best in the history of the program and Burgess is a key to that. He has tremendous potential with his size and his improvement year-over-year while also showing devotion to growth as he has added about 20 pounds since the end of his junior season. Burgess will likely join at least two other big offensive linemen in this class. After a handful of days of a lull, the 2023 class is back to building something special. </p> <div id="PeWxKy"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Committed. Officially a Cardinal! ❤️ <a href=""></a></p>— Luke Burgess (@lsburgess098) <a href="">June 26, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="4ja48w"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%;"><iframe src="" style="top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute; border: 0;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="encrypted-media;"></iframe></div></div> /2022/6/26/22911678/luke-burgess-commits-to-louisville-football Keith Wynne 2022-06-26T08:05:00-04:00 2022-06-26T08:05:00-04:00 matkaopenCard Chronicle - All Posts - reward ff garena <figure> <img alt="COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Virginia at Louisville" src="" /> <figcaption>Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p id="ZItgAL"><em>69 Days</em></p> <p id="TROg7b">When the Cards don’t have a player wearing the jersey number of the corresponding day in the countdown I’ll hit you with something interesting, noteworthy, or at minimum slightly entertaining related to that number. Let’s get nuts.</p> <p id="InCVcQ">First of all, tip of the cap to the squad for the maturity level to not field a “Billy Bob” on this years team. Nice.</p> <p id="OT5L0r">Back in <strong>’69</strong> Larry Ball took an interception 95 yards for a TD against Marshall, and to this day it stands as the longest interception return in program history (tied with Don Harold ’75).The longest return in recent memory came from Charles Gaines back in 2013 when he went for 70 yards and a tuddy against USF.</p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="Rutgers v Louisville" data-mask-text="false" src=""> <cite>Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images</cite> </figure> /2022/6/26/23175788/the-cardinal-countdown-69-days-until-kickoff CardinalStrong 2022-06-25T08:05:00-04:00 2022-06-25T08:05:00-04:00 matkaopenCard Chronicle - All Posts - reward ff garena <figure> <img alt="NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 05 Louisville at Boston College" src="" /> <figcaption>Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt=" " data-mask-text="false" src=""> </figure> <p id="eDaaQR"><strong>2021 Season Recap:</strong> Trevor Reid is one of the names you should know as a Louisville football fan. The guy has been on the line for what seems like 3-4 seasons (even though it’s only been 2) and last year he played in all thirteen games, starting 12 of them at left tackle. Reid has good size, but what impresses me the most is his ability to get to the next level which is absolutely critical to free up long runs for Malik or the backs. The clip below likely wouldn’t show up on his highlight reel from 2021 but I loved it. Reid (top of the screen at LT) makes contact with three defensive players on a single play and is a big reason the end result was six points.</p> <p id="hugnoU">1. He engages and pushes the end (#98) towards the middle of the field removing him from the play. </p> <p id="qrKac7">2. Instead of just pushing the end another five yards he releases and goes to the second level to chip linebacker #47, effectively preventing him from chasing down Malik for a short gain a few seconds later.</p> <p id="FmcOWV">3. He gets further upfield and first slows, and then chips shortside linebacker #10 removing any opportunity he may have to make a play late.</p> <p id="GGZlzo">Go ahead and watch it three, four, seven times and watch a different defender each time. Incredible effort from Reid.</p> <div id="GIbxp4"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.092%;"><iframe src="" style="top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute; border: 0;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="encrypted-media;"></iframe></div></div> <p id="gju4rZ"><strong>2022 Season Outlook:</strong> What I want to see from Reid is basically just more of the same. He wasn’t without fault last year as I think he still got beat more than I’d prefer to see (Malik’s mobility saved numerous sacks) but overall his performance was impressive to me, especially still trying to fill the massive shoes left my Becton a few seasons ago. If they can get another thirteen games out of Reid and he can remain healthy I think he’s a great anchor on that side of the line with an All-ACC guy in Chandler. While I hope we see some of Gonzalez (because I also like him) I want to see Reid playing so well that can’t afford to keep him off the field.</p> <p id="dQq6HS"><strong>Sweet Tweet:</strong></p> <div id="nq0Ucv"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">6’6” 308 with some bounce‼️‼️ <a href=""></a></p>— Ben Sowders (@Bsowders48) <a href="">February 24, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="fAKzjp">Maybe it’s just escaped my mind but I don’t remember seeing O-linemen do box jumps and some of these other crazy atheltic feats 20 years ago. I feel like we threw some big dudes out there who worked on technique and the mental aspect of the game but more or less just used their size and strength to move bodies. In todays world, and in the Satterfield offense, these guys need to be able to move around, be quick on their feet, and have enough strength to not just drive folks off the ball but push them down field as well. This may be “hot take-ish” but I think the majority of guys playing D-I football today (including O-linemen) are in better athletic shape all around than some of the “star players” in college football twenty years ago. Developments in physical training and starting at a younger age overall has really changed what product we see on the field in 2022. These guys are all freaks….and I mean that lovingly.</p> /2022/6/25/23175665/the-cardinal-countdown-70-days-until-kickoff CardinalStrong 2022-06-24T12:08:38-04:00 2022-06-24T12:08:38-04:00 matkaopenCard Chronicle - All Posts - reward ff garena <figure> <img alt="Michigan State v Maryland" src="" /> <figcaption>Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>The Danny Manning Revenge Tour begins. </p> <p id="v1YJqE">Louisville will host Maryland on Nov. 29 for their annual matchup in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge. The tip time and television designations for the game will be announced at a later date. </p> <p id="M6PHLh">The Cardinals lead the all-time series with the Terrapins, 6-2, with the most recent meeting between the two programs coming last November in the title game of the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship. U of L prevailed, 63-55, and two weeks later Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon resigned, leaving Danny Manning to serve as the team’s interim head coach. Two months after the game, Cardinal head coach Chris Mack was parted ways with, and Manning is now an assistant coach on Kenny Payne’s first Louisville staff. </p> <p id="S8wErz">Maryland finished last season 15-17 and then hired Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard, who served as an assistant at Louisville from 2001-07. Willard will inherit a solid frontcourt duo in forwards Hakim Hart and Donta Scott, but loses last year’s starting backcourt of Eric Ayala and Fatts Russell. </p> <p id="xehqQA">Overall, Louisville is 4-4 in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge, with all four of its wins coming at home and all four of its losses coming on the road. </p> <p id="RWLm1W">Here are the full matchups for this year’s event:</p> <p id="4t34z1"><strong>Monday, Nov. 28</strong><br>Minnesota at Virginia Tech<br>Pitt at Northwestern </p> <p id="42aIQ6"><strong>Tuesday, Nov. 29</strong><br>Syracuse at Illinois<br>Maryland at Louisville<br>Penn State at Clemson<br>Virginia at Michigan<br>Wake Forest at Wisconsin<br>Georgia Tech at Iowa </p> <p id="uJkRXa"><strong>Wednesday, Nov. 30</strong><br>Ohio State at Duke<br>Purdue at Florida State<br>Rutgers at Miami<br>North Carolina at Indiana<br>Michigan State at Notre Dame<br>Boston College at Nebraska</p> /2022/6/24/23181610/louisville-to-face-maryland-in-2022-acc-big-10-challenge Mike Rutherford 2022-06-24T08:05:00-04:00 2022-06-24T08:05:00-04:00 matkaopenCard Chronicle - All Posts - reward ff garena <figure> <img alt="Florida Atlantic Owls v Louisville Cardinals" src="" /> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt=" " data-mask-text="false" src=""> </figure> <p id="YVpLJR"><strong>2021 Season Recap: </strong>Joshua didn’t get an opportunity to play in 2021 after seeing some reps up on the line and on special teams the season prior. I don’t believe there was an injury, at least one that I can remember, but think it was more so the result of the play from the guys in front of him. </p> <p id="fbS2hW"><strong>2022 Season Outlook:</strong> While Black will once again be battling for playing time at right guard with the likes of Adonis Boone, many expect him to get some reps this year and if you asked me today he’s a two deep guy at the position. I think when he first came in there were some concerns with blocking and mobility in the middle but having spent three years in the Satterfield program and with some NFL caliber coaching, Black has worked his way into a nice spot as a role player while still have a few seasons of eligibility remaining. I was impressed with the play of Boone in that spot last year adn think he has it locked up heading into the fall, but he had some things to work on for sure and there may be some windows for Black to side in. I’d love to see Black get situational reps this year and fight for a starting spot up front in 2023.</p> <p id="kzwYqT"><strong>Sweet Tweet:</strong></p> <div id="HoEuSj"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="und" dir="ltr">wow</p>— Joshua Black (@BlackSJoshua) <a href="">May 1, 2021</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="Ixe7Qt">What prompted a “wow” on the first Saturday in May? A full thirty minutes before the Derby actually took place I believe Joshua was surprised to hear of the Medina Spirit positive test.....and the following legal action taken against Baffert to take away his seventh Derby crown.....and the subsequent ban placed on him for this years Derby.....and the movement of second place finisher Mandaloun into the winners circle a full nine months later.....and awarding him a Derby win with jockey Florent Geroux. “Wow” indeed, Josh. Wow, indeed.</p> /2022/6/24/23175653/the-cardinal-countdown-71-days-until-kickoff CardinalStrong 2022-06-23T14:36:18-04:00 2022-06-23T14:36:18-04:00 matkaopenCard Chronicle - All Posts - reward ff garena <figure> <img alt="" src="" /> </figure> <p>Happy belated 18th birthday to Cadence, seen here attending her first Cards game back in 2009, a Freedom Hall walloping of Providence. </p> <p id="irnEwh">—U of L hasn’t officially announced it yet, but Hercy Miller, the son of Percy “Master P” Miller, is <a href=";utm_medium=twitter">joining</a> the men’s basketball program as a walk-on. Miller was a scholarship player at Tennessee State last season before injuring his hip after six games and transferring to Xavier as a walk-on.</p> <p id="2LrVOc">Miller’s younger brother, Mercy, is one of the top prospects in the class of 2024. </p> <p id="X5jzuX">—Master P<a href=""> talked with Eric Crawford</a> (let me pause for a moment right here and enjoy the glory of the words I just typed) about his son’s decision and his belief that Kenny Payne will bring Louisville basketball back. </p> <p id="4WBhT0">—Your Emoni Bates Update of the Day:</p> <div id="9fgZax"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Emoni Bates says on IG Live that he will make his decision on where to play in 2022-23 by the end of this month.</p>— State of Louisville (@thestateoflou) <a href="">June 22, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="uecaaP">—The latest non-Louisville school rumored to have a chance with Bates? Guess what, <a href="">it’s Memphis State</a>. </p> <p id="9TTwQN">—Louisville centerfielder Levi Usher, the winner of the ACC’s 2022 Defensive Player of the Year award, <a href="">has been named </a>a recipient of the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove award.</p> <p id="FW8C9f">—Bellarmine basketball will play a <a href="">loaded non-conference schedule</a> this winter that kicks off with Louisville on Nov. 9. </p> <p id="fkcejZ">—It’s safe to say Scotty Davenport<a href=";t=EwmE0E-LeSX_oIHgSCkxZg"> is fired up </a>about the game. </p> <p id="AyQ6c8">—Rueben Owens heard your “just wait until Texas A&amp;M gets him on campus” talk. </p> <div id="kyPqqk"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">I will not be taking no more visits unless it’s to Louisville </p>— Rueben Owens ll #4soCr4zy (@ii_rueben) <a href="">June 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="De9MIX">—These highlights are ... well, I suppose they’re about what you’d expect from the nation’s No. 1 running back recruit.</p> <div id="Tcqp9E"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">This Rueben Owens highlight reel is pretty unreal. <a href=""></a></p>— Tyler Greever (@Tyler_Greever) <a href="">June 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="VKSkDP">Boner Jams 2023. </p> <p id="8hAHrt">—Owens does not fashion his game after<a href=""> just one elite running back</a>. </p> <p id="RpalJ3">—Barrett Sallee of CBS weighs in on U of L football’s <a href="">“historic”</a> recruiting class. </p> <p id="IxQtxQ">—The U of L class is up to No. 9 in the latest <a href="">consensus team rankings</a> from On3. </p> <p id="ysUlg5">—The rumors of Louisville going back to the Pitino philosophy of conditioning, conditioning, conditioning over the Mack philosophy of bulk, bulk, bulk certainly appear to be true. </p> <div id="Znrwqd"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ready.... ️ GO!<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoCards</a> <a href=""></a></p>— Louisville Men's Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) <a href="">June 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="8EkWr2">—Arch Manning, the No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2023, <a href="">has committed to Texas</a>. </p> <p id="pYHWXJ">—Clemson fans <a href="">continue to be bothered</a> by the way Louisville is recruiting and also, hilariously, continue to play the morally superior card. Because it’s fine for their players to choke, sucker punch and stick their hands in our players’ butts, but teenagers posing with cars and planes is where a line has to be drawn. </p> <p id="QsB3G5">—A USA Tpday data analysis <a href="">found</a> both U of L and UK athletics to be among 86 Division I programs manipulating rosters to create the illusion of Title IX compliance. </p> <p id="BEEvmt">—Jeff Greer is <a href="">answering reader questions</a> in his latest newsletter. </p> <blockquote> <p id="geUCQy"><strong>@eadens: Where does this team sit in the ACC with the current roster? With a competent transfer guard? With a reclassified guard?</strong></p> <p id="hsTLkJ">Great question. Roster additions and subtractions at this point will be a trickle instead of a rush. UNC and Duke are the two favorites to win the league, with Virginia in the mix after returning its starting five and making some really nice additions. Think Matthew Cleveland and Caleb Mills will have FSU right there, and Miami lost a lot from an Elite 8 run but Isaiah Wong still exists.</p> <p id="8KQpcW">Without knowing what the full deal with Louisville’s roster (and other teams), I’d rank the Cards toward the back end of the middle group. Notre Dame and Virginia Tech are likely ahead at this point. My buddy Jeff Borzello says I rate Wake Forest too low, so toss them in this group based on Steve Forbes and some nice additions. Pitt, believe it or not, has some decent talent, but it’s Pitt. Syracuse is always around this region in the standings. Surely Louisville will be better than BC, Clemson, Georgia Tech and NC State, right?</p> <p id="WMBwoe">A lot for Louisville depends on adding guard depth. If Brandon Huntley-Hatfield and Kamari Lands live up to the early summer workout rep, and Sydney Curry and El Ellis find consistent good numbers, that’s a solid start. The goal for year 1 should be the NCAA Tournament, but the roster is still thin. You need a few returning guys to take star turns with a new coaching staff and have Lands and BHH thrive in new environments and live up to their reputations as recruits.</p> </blockquote> <p id="cscSFJ">—Jayden Bradford, the No. 7 QB and No. 48 overall player in the class of 2024, <a href=";t=EwmE0E-LeSX_oIHgSCkxZg">will visit</a> U of L tomorrow. Bradford has picked up crystal ball predictions to Louisville from both Ty Spalding and Dave Lackford of Rivals. </p> <p id="fd1TUa">—The mother of U of L football recruit Jayden Davis put together a video of his weekend visit experience. </p> <div id="V7lUCe"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shout out 2 <a href="">@CarolineTart_</a> , <a href="">@pete_nochta13</a> &amp; staff 4 making the OV run smoothly! Special Props 2 <a href="">@Jayden1Davis</a> host <a href="">@Dunc27_</a> 4 taking care of my son &amp; answering questions! ❤️ Video seen through the of Queen B <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TopShelf</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#footballmom4eva</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FlyVille23</a> <a href=""></a></p>— thequeenb66 (@thequeenb661) <a href="">June 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="18TpoS">—The evolution of the center position in the NBA has changed the game at that level and pushed a lot of productive college bigs back to school, <a href="">writes Gary Parrish</a>.</p> <p id="v2mV4o">—State of Louisville <a href="">ranks</a> the five best pizza spots in the city. </p> <p id="fSOxRK">—The Alliance (hey, remember that thing!?) has <a href="">announced</a> a year-long plan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX through its multi-pronged campaign ... get ready for it ... “Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX TogetHER.”</p> <p id="8FuUop">The Alliance forever. </p> <p id="St5Pu9">—With regards to the LIV Tour, I’ve made the move from “this is funny and I’m laughing” to “this sucks and is legitimately going to hurt the sport.” Some golf experts are <a href=";_m=2bb485cd8b4f497a90aea9c95bf75b5c&amp;_e=4HxFN4bqLAWEwd8I8i4CxZj9Tr7kUPWWM3rd3fSpxPer90TfC9PNi-YgeQhXzh-eIKBy_WTbdaXqeILlLEME8vepPmHJf54l0hSN85HHjufR45dk-47QsOPApVjx59X1hec5gGFa04RI1rkR-kaKShcDybeVfUhgJY4hRw20x4uKz4-Ckxu_L4pp7hnq5GW7JqSAHsYP6hgV1n9P2reaFs6O2Op3wj7rO1rSNXuvhshitaORo1CO67daetqxceivmjltJolHkIzx588-RmdCJyRFqL_H3AU6EzmZGfy9Pe0B1E2iEUHBcp8rU0kdLpjdsaU5SsJHRXoOZ3nDCOEBDeaSqDzW3nLxRIEzU4bHlM1Hbz9QjZiUoRbqm14xq2kr">starting to agree</a>. </p> <p id="oLfAUa">—My Morning Jacket has been forced to cancel its concerts in Louisville this weekend.</p> <div id="KMwQUh"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="zxx" dir="ltr"><a href=""></a></p>— my morning jacket (@mymorningjacket) <a href="">June 23, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="wFeeJ1">—The Louisville assembled Lincoln Corsair is No. 3 on the <a href="">latest</a> 2022 American-Made Index (AMI). </p> <p id="HEWNSg">There. I mentioned it. Now please stop emailing me about this, </p> <p id="bsAZxr">—Louisville Report’s Matt McGavic <a href="">takes a look</a> at U of L’s stable of running backs for 2022. </p> <p id="qvn6hY">—ESPN’s Jordan Reid <a href="">names</a> Malik Cunningham as one of the college quarterbacks to keep an eye on this season if you’re trying to get ready for the 2023 NFL Draft. </p> <blockquote> <p id="lakzwB"><a href=""><strong>Malik Cunningham</strong></a><strong>, Louisville</strong></p> <p id="ngn6Qe">Cunningham has a slender 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame and shows suddenness as both a passer and rusher, but he is a development QB prospect. I saw his seven-touchdown performance (five passing, two rushing) <a href="">against Duke</a> live last season and got a glimpse at his potential. Cunningham’s playing style forces defenses to defend every blade of grass; he is a game-changing player who can create and assemble explosive plays in bunches with his arm and his legs.</p> </blockquote> <p id="HDCmzz">—Louisville baseball signee Tucker Biven from New Albany High School <a href=";t=EwmE0E-LeSX_oIHgSCkxZg">has won</a> the high school Rawlings Gold Glove Award at third base.</p> <p id="GijOK0">—U of L men’s hoops <a href="">has named</a> Gabe Snider, who has worked in the video departments for three NBA teams, as its Director of Analytics and Video Technology.</p> <p id="oY7lDZ">—Chad Simmons, On3’s Director of Recruiting, <a href="">is predicting</a> that 4-star offensive lineman Madden Sanker will commit to Louisville. </p> <p id="uVyGBr">—This also seems like a good sign.</p> <div id="rqg4GJ"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Georgia folks on Rivals are flipping their predictions on Madden Sanker to Louisville.</p>— Keith Wynne (@Keith_Wynne) <a href="">June 23, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="p5KN2A">—PG recruit Fabio Basili <a href="">completed</a> his visit to Louisville earlier this week. I’ll have an update on his status on today’s radio show, but there’s a strong chance he’ll become a Cardinal, the only question is when. </p> <p id="5nZjm1">—Male High is the second <a href="">all-time winningest high school football program</a> in America, and is just six wins away from the top spot. </p> <p id="OjZ3Oy">—We’re <a href="/2022/6/22/23178722/nominations-are-open-for-the-2021-22-cc-least-cool-person-of-the-year">still taking nominations</a> for the 2021-22 Least Cool Person. </p> <p id="df68Cl">—This was pretty much reaction too.</p> <div id="K1Fxl6"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">GAME 4 TO THE AVS LIVE REACTION <a href="">@Avalanche</a> <a href=""></a></p>— chance (@tpwkchance) <a href="">June 23, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="flpigl">Go Avs/Cards. </p> <p id="TgA5XU">—Louisville basketball targets DJ Wagner (2023) and Karter Knox (2024) have both been named to the USA Basketball 17U National Team.</p> <p id="fmCZP1">—It’s NBA Draft night, and <a href="">the debate</a> over who the No. 1 pick should be is more interesting than it’s been in years. </p> <p id="ZBIrU1">—Sam Vecenie’s 90,000 word (not a joke) draft guide is <a href=";xs=1&amp;;;" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">here</a>. </p> <p id="GwUfPe">—Oregon commit Cole Martin, a four-star cornerback, <a href="">was in town </a>yesterday. </p> <p id="s3Ibz9">—I can’t just overlook a Carlos Hurt mention on ESPN. </p> <div id="NWlzRz"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">H-Town ’s Director Carlos Hurt and former <a href="">@HoustonHoops17U</a> PG still being mentioned by some of the ESPN staff. Not many can give the advice Mr.Hurt “McDonalds AA” can give to others. <a href="">@AnalyticalCoach</a> <a href="">@bigsloan32</a> <a href="">@djones8301</a> <a href="">@GDayHoopScout</a> <a href="">@RobCInTheGym</a> <a href="">@Extraeyesmedia</a> <a href=""></a></p>— Benjamin 17u/Extra (@_Houstonraptors) <a href="">June 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="8M6pwz">—Wes Rucker writes that the NIL shaming and pearl clutching needs to go ahead and stop. These athletes are worth what the market determines they’re worth. Just like their coaches. This is the world now. <a href="">Get over it.</a></p> <p id="ysoRxX">—St. John Bosco, which features three Louisville commitments including Pierce Clarkson at QB, will begin the 2022 football season as <a href="">the No. 1 team in America</a>. </p> <p id="LgsakF">—Top class of 2023 hoops recruit AJ Johnson, a U of L target, talks about his recruitment <a href="">here</a>. </p> <blockquote> <p id="8z9U8S"><strong>Kentucky: </strong>”I really love Kentucky, that’s been one of my favorite schools since I was growing up. I like <a href=""><strong>De’Aaron Fox</strong></a> and <a href=""><strong>Shai Gilgeous-Alexander</strong></a>.”</p> <p id="pyaxyP"><strong>Louisville: </strong>”That was big too, they just got a new coach and they haven’t offered many guys in the 2023 class yet. It was crazy, he [Kenny Payne] was real, he just keeps it real, he seems like a great coach, a great person and he is going to coach me hard.”</p> <p id="4n0u1Z">Today, on Tuesday, June 21st, Johnson begins an unofficial visit to Texas and already has one official scheduled this fall.</p> <p id="lsRBU6">“I am going to Texas on Tuesday, LSU on September 10th and then I want to visit all of them like Kansas, Louisville, all of them,” he said.</p> <p id="S06HNW">“I like both of the coaches a lot,” Johnson said of Texas and LSU. “I haven’t done to much research on the schools yet.”</p> </blockquote> <p id="xDxfQH">—State of Louisville <a href="">says</a> U of L football set a new standard for recruiting official visits over the weekend.</p> <p id="FYoEy6">—Former Cardinal baseball standout Drew Ellis is <a href="">now a member</a> of the Mariners organization. </p> <p id="VECmvT">—We’ve got Cards and Cats <a href="">mingling in the wild together</a> this week at basketball camps. </p> <p id="II3EiZ">—Wednesday marked the<a href=""> hottest June 22nd</a> in Louisville’s history. </p> <p id="C8OWr9">—Love this addition to Glennville. </p> <div id="m0rmxD"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">What the... <a href=""></a></p>— Troy Turbeville (@VilleontheVille) <a href="">June 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="N4By1U">—Central High RB Cortez Stone <a href="">was a standout</a> at the latest Louisville camp. </p> <p id="TkcGK3">—Athlon previews the 2022 Louisville football team and <a href="">ranks</a> the Cardinals as the No. 44 squad in the country. </p> <p id="G2GjjK">—The Athletic’s Ari Wasserman <a href=";xs=1&amp;;;" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">weighs in </a>on what’s happening with Louisville football recruiting. </p> <blockquote> <p id="6jtd22">Louisville’s 2023 recruiting class already had some big pieces heading into the week, but the <a href=";xs=1&amp;;;" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Cardinals</a> made a huge move Monday evening when five-star running back Rueben Owens of El Campo (Texas) High announced his commitment.</p> <p id="I2qJry">That isn’t a commitment. That is a statement.</p> <p id="xFzKCv">Rated the No. 16 overall player and the No. 1 running back in the 2023 class in the 247Sports Composite, Owens took an official visit to Louisville the weekend before his commitment. After he committed, he posted on Twitter that he won’t be taking any more visits — other than to Louisville.</p> <p id="T17ees">Before the weekend, Owens was thought to be most strongly considering in-state schools like Texas (where he was once committed), Texas A&amp;M and <a href=";xs=1&amp;;;" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">TCU</a>. There seems to be this prevailing thought that this commitment will lead to drama down the road — you know, visits to more top-tier programs during the season — but for now, Owens seems steadfast in his commitment that shocked the world.</p> <p id="Gk7Sr5">If he remains committed, Owens will be the second-highest-rated player to sign with Louisville in the modern recruiting era, behind former <a href=";xs=1&amp;;;" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">NFL</a> running back Michael Bush (Class of 2003).</p> <p id="fNv7m5">Louisville has done a tremendous job with its official visits in the last year. In a world in which <a href=";xs=1&amp;;;" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">elaborate photo shoots have taken center stage</a>, Louisville has mastered the art of showing prospects a good time. This weekend, the Cardinals used expensive cars and private jets as props for the visiting prospects.</p> </blockquote> <p id="6FEkEI">—Ground has <a href="">officially been broken</a> on the first Publix store in Louisville. </p> <p id="ut0ERH">—And finally, the Mike Rutherford Show is back from 3-6 this afternoon to talk about all this good stuff on 1450 The Big X. You can stream the show <a href="">here</a>. </p> /2022/6/23/23176728/thursday-afternoon-cardinal-news-and-notes-louisville-cardinals Mike Rutherford