All posts by Dalton Ray

  • Baseball’s Mann, Fitzgerald ripe for stardom in 2018

    By Dalton Ray — The baseball program under coach Dan McDonnell churns out pro prospects year after year. McDonnell has another pair in waiting in junior Devin Mann and sophomore Tyler Fitzgerald. Both right-handed infielders, expect the...

    • Posted February 15, 2018
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  • Darrianne Hale’s career trek ends at Ulmer Stadium

    By Dalton Ray — Softball must replace Maryssa Becker, one of the best players the program has seen in the past 10 years. One of the players slotted to help replace her production is junior Darrianne Hale....

    • Posted February 13, 2018
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  • Slow start spells women’s basketball’s loss to UConn

    By Dalton Ray — In a top-five match-up, No. 4 women’s basketball couldn’t overcome a poor first quarter on the road against No. 1 Connecticut. The Huskies used an efficient offensive night (45 percent shooting) en route...

    • Posted February 12, 2018
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  • Rebuilding or reloading, Omaha remains on baseball’s radar

    By Dalton Ray —  Baseball’s 2017 season ended with the program’s fourth trip to the College World Series. As usual, a flock of Cardinals ended up in the MLB soon after — eight to be exact. With...

    • Posted February 12, 2018
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  • Softball’s depth puts Oklahoma City in sights this season

    By Dalton Ray — Softball’s streak of making 15 consecutive NCAA tournaments was snapped last season after going 31-19, the lowest win total since 2008. Coach Sandy Pearsall enters her 18th season in the Cardinal dugout with an underclass-heavy...

    • Posted February 12, 2018
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  • Men’s basketball attendance on track to be lowest since 2001

    By Dalton Ray — The scandals surrounding the men’s basketball program have finally hit the university where it hurts — their wallet. The university announced at the Feb. 2 University of Louisville Athletic Association meeting that men’s...

    • Posted February 12, 2018
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  • Men’s basketball leads coast-to-coast, beat GT 77-54

    By Dalton Ray —  Entering the game on a three-game losing skid, men’s basketball blew by Georgia Tech 77-54. U of L moved to 17-8 (7-5) while GT falls to 11-13 (4-7). “Our guys understand the importance...

    • Posted February 8, 2018
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  • Donovan Mitchell to participate in NBA Dunk Contest

    By Dalton Ray — Former men’s basketball guard Donovan Mitchell will participate in the 2018 NBA Dunk Contest on Feb. 17. Mitchell is replacing Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon who was originally selected, but cannot participate due...

    • Posted February 5, 2018
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  • Mark Jurich no longer employed by U of L

    By Dalton Ray — Mark Jurich, senior associate director in charge of development, has been released by the University of Louisville. He is the son of former athletic director Tom Jurich. The university cites “restructuring” as the reason...

    • Posted February 2, 2018
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  • Is Brian VanGorder the right hire for football’s defense?

    By Dalton Ray — With the hiring of Brian VanGorder as defensive coordinator, football now has their third defensive coordinator in as many years. VanGorder has 37 years of collegiate coaching experience and is the complete opposite of former...

    • Posted February 1, 2018
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