The Louisville Cardinal U of L's Independent Student Newspaper 2018-05-27T20:25:50Z https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/feed/atom/ WordPress https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/media/2016/05/cropped-lc-logo-1-32x32.png Dalton Ray <![CDATA[Baseball tumbles in the ACC title game]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60523 2018-05-27T20:25:50Z 2018-05-27T20:25:50Z By Dalton Ray — On the brink of earning their first-ever ACC postseason title, baseball dropped an 11-8, 10-inning game against seventh-ranked Florida State. No. 24 Louisville’s (43-17) chance of hosting an NCAA Regional game went down the drain with the loss. Florida State (43-17) remains a thorn in Louisville’s side, bouncing them from the […]

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By Dalton Ray —

On the brink of earning their first-ever ACC postseason title, baseball dropped an 11-8, 10-inning game against seventh-ranked Florida State. No. 24 Louisville’s (43-17) chance of hosting an NCAA Regional game went down the drain with the loss.

Florida State (43-17) remains a thorn in Louisville’s side, bouncing them from the ACC tourney for the second straight year.

FSU jumped up 5-1 and Louisville scored seven straight runs. The Noles responded with sixth consecutive runs to end the game.

Juniors Josh Stowers and Devin Mann (3-of-5) and freshman Zach Britton all homered in the game. Louisville committed three fielding errors and threw two wild pitches — all proving to be crucial in an extra inning game.

The Seminoles shook freshman Bobby Miller in the opening inning, scoring two runs as the freshman racked up the pitch count. Louisville plated a run in the bottom of the second by way of sophomore Danny Oriente.

Self-inflected mistakes allowed FSU to score another two runs in third inning. A fielding error allowed a runner on at the top of the inning, who later scored. Then a wild pitch scored another, giving Florida State a 5-1 lead.

Momentum soon swung Louisville’s way, starting with a two-run homer from Mann. Stowers kicked off the next inning with a home run and two batters later, freshman Zach Britton hit a three-run bomb to give Louisville a 7-5 lead.

More errors harmed U of L in the sixth as a fielding error followed by a wild pitch (again) put a runner in position to score. Florida State loaded the bases, but sophomore Logan Wyatt cooled the threat by snagging a rocket to first and then tagging the base for a double play.

The Seminoles started the seventh inning with a double and a single on the next at bat brought in the runner. Freshman Reid Detmers, who replaced junior Bryan Hoeing in the seventh inning, attempted to pick-off the runner at third base, but the ball sailed and FSU tied the game at 8-8.

Florida State went down 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth inning. Louisville received a pair of two-out hits, but a flyout to right ended the inning.

Louisville allowed two walks and a single to start the 10th inning. A double scored two runners and a sac-RBI at the next at-bat scored three runs in the final inning.

The Cards went down in order in the bottom, capping the game.

Louisville will be selected the play in the NCAA tournament, but will be traveling for an NCAA Regional for the first time since 2012.

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Photo by Nancy Hanner / The Louisville Cardinal

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Matt Bradshaw http://louisvillecardinal.com <![CDATA[Brief: Walz issued postseason suspension for misconduct during 2018 Final Four]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60521 2018-05-26T20:40:57Z 2018-05-26T20:40:57Z By Matt Bradshaw — The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee has issued penalties to head coach Jeff Walz for misconduct. During Louisville’s semifinal loss to Mississippi State on March 30, Walz directed inappropriate comments toward NCAA staff seated at the scorer’s table. The comments included “profane language.” Along with a public reprimand, the Committee issued […]

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By Matt Bradshaw —

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee has issued penalties to head coach Jeff Walz for misconduct.

During Louisville’s semifinal loss to Mississippi State on March 30, Walz directed inappropriate comments toward NCAA staff seated at the scorer’s table. The comments included “profane language.”

Along with a public reprimand, the Committee issued Walz a one-game NCAA postseason championship suspension, which will be served at the next postseason opportunity.

“In the national semifinal game, I used some inappropriate language as I expressed my frustration toward the scorer’s table about the officiating,” Walz said. “I realize that these comments are not acceptable, did not represent the University of Louisville in the best light, and I apologize for my actions. I will be more mindful in expressing my emotions going forward. My staff and I are looking forward to another successful run next season.”

Director of Athletics Vince Tyra released the following statement in response to the NCAA’s release.

“Coach Walz’s intensity on the sideline is one of his most endearing qualities, but following our discussion, we both acknowledged that his behavior during the national semifinal game was not acceptable and is not how we want to represent the University of Louisville,” Tyra said. “I appreciate Coach’s cooperation resolving this matter and fully anticipate that he will adhere to championship policies, sportsmanship and conduct expectations in the future.”

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Matt Bradshaw http://louisvillecardinal.com <![CDATA[Baseball beats Pitt to reach ACC Championship final]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60516 2018-05-26T20:21:13Z 2018-05-26T20:17:50Z By Matt Bradshaw — No. 24 baseball defeated Pittsburgh 5-2 in the ACC Championship semifinal. Juniors Josh Stowers and Devin Mann dominated at the plate. Stowers hit 2-for-4 with a RBI double, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 42 straight games. Mann hit 2-for-3 with a home run, triple and three RBIs. Louisville […]

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By Matt Bradshaw —

No. 24 baseball defeated Pittsburgh 5-2 in the ACC Championship semifinal.

Juniors Josh Stowers and Devin Mann dominated at the plate. Stowers hit 2-for-4 with a RBI double, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 42 straight games. Mann hit 2-for-3 with a home run, triple and three RBIs.

Louisville will now face the winner of Clemson vs. Florida State in the finals of the tournament on Sunday, May 27 at noon.

Mann kick-started the offense with a RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning.

Stowers RBI doubled in the bottom of the fourth. Next, a Panther error allowed the junior to score from second base, increasing the Cardinals’ lead to 3-0.

Pittsburgh gained ground in the top of the sixth with a two-run home run.

Mann answered in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run shot of his own, making the score 5-2 in Louisville’s favor.

Graduate student Austin Conway closed out the game on the mound with his second save of the season, clinching the Cards’ victory. Sophomore Nick Bennett got the win.

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Matt Bradshaw http://louisvillecardinal.com <![CDATA[Baseball bruises Wake Forest in ACC Championship opener]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60507 2018-05-23T18:34:05Z 2018-05-23T18:34:05Z By Matt Bradshaw — No. 24 baseball defeated Wake Forest 10-2 in their first matchup of the 2018 ACC Championship. Junior Josh Stowers propelled the Cardinals to victory with a double, triple and his eighth home run of the season. Louisville (41-16) enters the Championship as the No. 5 seed in Pool D. Wake Forest is […]

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By Matt Bradshaw —

No. 24 baseball defeated Wake Forest 10-2 in their first matchup of the 2018 ACC Championship. Junior Josh Stowers propelled the Cardinals to victory with a double, triple and his eighth home run of the season.

Louisville (41-16) enters the Championship as the No. 5 seed in Pool D. Wake Forest is No. 9 and Duke is No. 4 in the same pool.

After defeating the Demon Deacons, the Cards will play the Blue Devils on Friday, May 25 at 11 a.m. Duke is slated to play Wake Forest on Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m.

The tournament features pool-play format, with the top four teams from each pool moving on to a single-elimination bracket. Whoever wins the bracket becomes league champion.

It was a career day for Stowers, who notched his second straight six RBI game and came just one single shy of hitting the cycle.

Freshman Reid Detmers (4-1) started on the mound for U of L. The lefty held Wake Forest scoreless for the first two innings.

In the top of the third, the Demon Deacons loaded the bases with no outs. Louisville managed a double play, but Wake Forest scored the first run of the game while the Cards turned the play.

In the bottom of the fourth, Stowers gave Louisville a 3-1 lead with a towering three-run homer.

Sophomore Drew Campbell widened the lead to 4-1 with a RBI bunt in the bottom of the sixth.

After stealing second base and moving to third on a wild pitch, Campbell scored on a passed ball to make the score 5-1.

In the top of the eighth, Wake Forest lessened Louisville’s lead to 5-2 as they scored on a Cardinal error.

Sophomore Logan Wyatt RBI singled in the bottom of the eighth for a 6-2 Louisville lead.

Stowers next continued his superb game with a three-run triple, while also scoring himself on a wild pitch.

The Cards held the Demon Deacons scoreless in the ninth, clinching their 10-2 victory.

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Dalton Ray <![CDATA[Men’s basketball’s Lance Thomas to transfer]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60501 2018-05-22T22:04:39Z 2018-05-22T21:59:16Z By Dalton Ray —  Men’s basketball forward Lance Thomas announced he will leave the program after one season. He played in 12 games in 2017-18, totaling 26 points and 15 rebounds. Considered a project-player, Thomas was a four-star recruit out of high school. His exit leaves the Cardinals extremely thin, with only nine total players […]

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By Dalton Ray — 

Men’s basketball forward Lance Thomas announced he will leave the program after one season. He played in 12 games in 2017-18, totaling 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Considered a project-player, Thomas was a four-star recruit out of high school. His exit leaves the Cardinals extremely thin, with only nine total players on the 2018-19 roster.

Coach Chris Mack said the staff, Thomas and Thomas’ family thought the move was best for the forward. Thomas thanked the university in a statement.

“Everyone at the university, the city and the community has been very good to me.  After returning home at the end of the semester I was just thinking about my future. I feel it’s in my best interest to look at other options for my career,” Thomas said.

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Dalton Ray <![CDATA[Baseball beats Notre Dame and the rain in a 5-0 ACC match]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60493 2018-05-18T21:06:17Z 2018-05-18T20:39:47Z By Dalton Ray — With gray clouds looming, sophomore Nick Bennett (7-1) piloted No. 25 baseball’s 5-0 win over Notre Dame.  He pitched eight innings, tying a career-high eight strikeouts. Three Cardinals had a multi-hit game as Louisville totaled 11. Louisville is now 39-16 (17-12) as they sit third place in the ACC Atlantic. U […]

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By Dalton Ray —

With gray clouds looming, sophomore Nick Bennett (7-1) piloted No. 25 baseball’s 5-0 win over Notre Dame.  He pitched eight innings, tying a career-high eight strikeouts.

Three Cardinals had a multi-hit game as Louisville totaled 11. Louisville is now 39-16 (17-12) as they sit third place in the ACC Atlantic.

U of L is a win away from winning at least 40 games in 11 of the 12 seasons under coach Dan McDonnell.

McDonnell said Bennett shook off a slow start and answered big.

“On a day where you know storms are coming and weather looks bad, (Bennett) fills it up,” McDonnell said.

The Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games.

“We’re playing good baseball. It starts on the mound and we’ve been getting good starts for two months,” McDonnell said. “Traditionally, we play well down the stretch. A lot of credit goes to coach (Eric) Synder and (Adam) Vrable.”

Teams exchanged a pair of hits in the opening innings, but sophomore Jake Snider recorded the first run of the game with an RBI-single.

U of L recorded their second run in the fifth inning as sophomore Justin Lavey crossed the plate while Snider hit into a double-play.

Junior Josh Stowers doubled to kick off the sixth inning and an error at first base allowed sophomore Danny Oriente to reach. A wild pitch scored Stowers and sophomore Ethan Stringer’s single scored Oriente, bringing the Louisville lead to 4-0.

The Cardinals left two runners stranded to end the inning.

Bennett allowed a single to start the seventh inning, but back-to-back strikeouts closed the threat.

Louisville put a pair of runners on with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and sophomore Tyler Fitzgerald’s RBI scored the final run of the game.

The Cardinals can sweep the series with a Saturday win as first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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Photo by Nancy Hanner / The Louisville Cardinal

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Matt Bradshaw http://louisvillecardinal.com <![CDATA[Brief: Jurich to receive $4.5 million settlement from U of L]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60483 2018-05-18T15:13:13Z 2018-05-18T15:07:26Z By Matt Bradshaw — Former Director of Athletics Tom Jurich will receive a $4.5 million settlement from U of L, as approved by the board of trustees on Friday morning. The university released a joint statement with Jurich, detailing how the two reached a “complete, mutual, and amicable resolution” in their dispute. “Everyone is pleased […]

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By Matt Bradshaw —

Former Director of Athletics Tom Jurich will receive a $4.5 million settlement from U of L, as approved by the board of trustees on Friday morning.

The university released a joint statement with Jurich, detailing how the two reached a “complete, mutual, and amicable resolution” in their dispute.

“Everyone is pleased that this matter has been successfully resolved,” Board of trustees chair David Grissom said. “All parties can move forward to begin the next chapter.”

The resolution arrived after dispute between Jurich and U of L over legal expenses incurred as a result of his leaving in October 2017.

Terms of the agreement include the $4.5 million settlement, health coverage for Jurich and his wife and “club level” tickets for football and basketball home games for 20 years.

“I have spent the better part of my career working with a dedicated team of athletes, coaches and staff to elevate the University of Louisville’s Athletic Department,” Jurich said. “I am proud of what we accomplished.”

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Matt Bradshaw http://louisvillecardinal.com <![CDATA[Baseball begins final weekend series with ninth-inning walk-off victory]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60442 2018-05-18T15:02:41Z 2018-05-18T01:26:45Z By Matt Bradshaw — No. 25 baseball defeated Notre Dame 5-4 in the first of a three-game weekend series at home. With the contest tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Louisville rallied a run for the walk-off victory. The Cardinals (38-16) enter the weekend third-place in the ACC. The series with the Irish (24-26) comprises the final […]

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By Matt Bradshaw —

No. 25 baseball defeated Notre Dame 5-4 in the first of a three-game weekend series at home. With the contest tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Louisville rallied a run for the walk-off victory.

The Cardinals (38-16) enter the weekend third-place in the ACC. The series with the Irish (24-26) comprises the final three games in Louisville’s regular season.

Sophomore Logan Wyatt continued a stellar season at the plate, batting 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a home run. Junior Adam Wolf dominated on the mound with eight strikeouts through seven innings.

Wolf (6-2) started on the mound for the Cards. The lefty began the top of the first inning with two straight walks.

Notre Dame took advantage on the next at-bat with a grounder into left field. Sophomore Justin Lavey committed an error at third base, allowing the Irish to strike first with a score.

Junior Pat Rumoro tied the game at 1-1 with a RBI single in the bottom of the second.

In the bottom of the third, Wyatt gave Louisville a 3-1 lead with a towering two-run homer. The Louisville native continued a strong performance with a RBI single in the bottom of the fifth.

After allowing one run in the first inning, Wolf kept Notre Dame scoreless for six straight innings. Freshman Michael Kirian took the mound in the top of the eighth.

The Irish immediately went to work on the lefty. Kirian allowed a two RBI triple, reducing Louisville’s lead to 4-3.

Coach Dan McDonnell then replaced the freshman with Austin Conway. With two outs and a runner on third base, the graduate student allowed the tying run to score with a wild pitch.

With the game tied at 4-4, junior Devin Mann began a ninth-inning rally with a single up the middle. Notre Dame then intentionally walked Wyatt, putting runners on first and second with one out.

Junior Josh Stowers next drew a walk to load the bases.

Freshman Zach Britton became the hero as he slammed a line-drive into left field, scoring Mann and winning the game 5-4 for Louisville.

Baseball faces Notre Dame in game two of the series on Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m.

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Joseph Lyell <![CDATA[Bendapudi assures trustees she’s set to fundraise]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60430 2018-05-17T22:37:02Z 2018-05-17T22:27:18Z By Joseph Lyell — Interim Executive Director of the U of L Foundation Keith Sherman presented trustees with grim details of the foundation’s fundraising woes at May 17’s board of trustees meeting. Sherman said the lack of pledged donations to the university’s endowment is concerning. This comes as the university has no vice president for […]

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By Joseph Lyell —

Interim Executive Director of the U of L Foundation Keith Sherman presented trustees with grim details of the foundation’s fundraising woes at May 17’s board of trustees meeting.

Sherman said the lack of pledged donations to the university’s endowment is concerning. This comes as the university has no vice president for advancement—the fundraising department that reports to the president.

“Most of the giving that is happening is not endowed. And you can only go so long without new money coming into the endowment to be able to do what we’re charged to do,” Sherman said.

Pledged donations to the endowment exceeded $2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, but have dwindled to only $33,000 for the third quarter of 2018.

Trustee Nitin Sahney asked Sherman about the relationship between the fundraising roles of the U of L Athletics Association, the office of the president and the foundation.

“We don’t want these three branches to think differently,” Sahney said.

Board chair David Grissom said trustees, the foundation and the athletics association have not yet worked together to understand their roles in fundraising. He said president Neeli Bendapudi will determine the relationship between them.

“The reporting, and being able to track all that needs some refining,” board chair David Grissom said. “It’s a little murky, but only because we haven’t had time to be aware of what everyone wants together. There is no hesitancy to get it to the right place.”

Since the resignation of Bryan Robinson in February, U of L has not yet hired a fundraising chief. Bendapudi said finding a replacement is a top priority and they will soon begin a search for the role.

“Please know that we are not waiting for that person to be in place. I’ve already started. It’s important; making calls, telling people ‘I’d love to come to visit with you,'” Bendapudi said.

This was the first board of trustees meeting for Bendapudi, who said she was ready to assume the responsibilities of the executive branch of the university.

“As the head of the institution, I am eager to take the mantle of the CEO. I will take responsibility for what happens across campus,” Bendapudi said.

Bendapudi’s first report highlighted the principles she emphasized in her first address as president.

“Above all else, we want to make this a great place for our students to learn,” Bendapudi said.

She said for students to get the most out of their education, the university’s next goal must be to ensure that faculty and staff have all of the necessary resources to be competitive.

“To bring the best and brightest here, we need people to rebuild trust, and begin to invest in us. So the third goal will be for us to be a great place to invest,” Bendapudi said.

Trustees appointed Beth Boehm as dean of graduate and interdisciplinary studies in addition to her new role as interim provost. Outgoing provost Dale Billingsly announced in April he will leave the position June 1.

Trustees approved an agreement with ULAA for the $8 million television production studio to be completed by the start of the fall semester. The project was undertaken to comply with the university’s agreement with the ACC, which stipulates that U of L have a broadcast/production studio that meets the conference’s standards.

The board also voted to rename the Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development. The “Envirome Institute,” as it will now be known, will use Louisville as an urban laboratory to study how environmental differences affect health disparities. U of L Professor of Medicine Aruni Bhatnagar will head the institute.

In addition to the name change, trustees approved the creation of the Center for Healthy Air, Water, and Soil to operate alongside the Envirome Institute. It will provide an avenue for outreach to the community about environmental research and activities.

Photo by Joseph Lyell / The Louisville Cardinal

 

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Arry Schofield <![CDATA[Brief: U of L hires local attorney as interim university counsel]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=60421 2018-05-23T15:46:41Z 2018-05-17T19:59:10Z By Arry Schofield — Local attorney Thomas Hoy will be temporarily replacing retiring legal counsel Leslie Strohm, the university announced on May 14th. Hoy has practiced law in Louisville for 38 years. He assumes the role of interim vice president for strategy and legal counsel on May 25th. Hoy has previously aided the university in […]

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By Arry Schofield —

Local attorney Thomas Hoy will be temporarily replacing retiring legal counsel Leslie Strohm, the university announced on May 14th.

Hoy has practiced law in Louisville for 38 years. He assumes the role of interim vice president for strategy and legal counsel on May 25th.

Hoy has previously aided the university in a multitude of legal challenges.

“He’ll be an excellent addition to the UofL team and a strong adviser to the university’s leadership,” Strohm said in a statement.

“I look forward to working with the administration and the Board of Trustees to move the university forward,” Hoy said.

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