Four-star guard David Johnson committed to Louisville on Saturday, picking the Cardinals over fellow finalist Georgia. Johnson, the top-ranked prospect in Kentucky for 2019, originally committed to Rick Pitino.
On Sept. 17, 2016, Louisville’s Bobby Petrino was on top of the college football world while the job security of Kentucky’s Mark Stoops dominated the commonwealth’s sports conversation. Since that day, however, the fortunes of the two coaches have taken a sharp turn.
The son of former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich sent a scathing e-mail to the new AD. SEC football starts Thursday night. Picking Kentucky’s football season. ESPNU ready to televise UK-Central Michigan.
ESPN analysts Dick Vitale and Jay Bilas both offer glowing reviews after reading an advance copy of “Rick Pitino: My Story,” the former Louisville basketball coach’s book on last year’s college basketball recruiting scandal.
Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm, in Chicago for Big Ten media days, threw out the first pitch at Saturday night’s Chicago Cubs game. He also talked about why he’s still the head football coach at Purdue after turning the program around.
Lamar Jackson is new to the NFL, still just three days into his first training camp, but the Baltimore Ravens’ first-round draft pick already seems to understand, at least implicitly, the old adage about the backup quarterback being the most popular guy in town.
In-state basketball star Dontaie Allen landed a new scholarship offer from Louisville on Sunday. The Cards are just the latest school to extend an offer to the 2019 recruit. Kentucky has also been recruiting Allen.