Across the Commonwealth 8/11

08/11/2011 10:50 AM

It’s only August, but there’s plenty of gridiron and hoops overlap going on with the Louisville basketball team in the Bahamas and the local football teams in the middle of preseason camp.

BASKETBALL
-U of L’s veterans dominated the team’s intrasquad scrimmage on Wednesday.

-Cardinal Connect has a scoring summary from the scrimmage and a photo album of the Cards’ Bahama beach exploits

-Brandon Knight discusses what advice he has given to Marquis Teague, his point guard successor at UK.

-U of L and UK are both on the final list of five schools for 2012 C Andre Drummond

-The Cards and Cats will be a part of ESPN’s GameDay this year, but only as visitors

FOOTBALL
-The C-J’s Rick Bozich writes that the Cards will have to rely on its defense . Be sure and check out the video of U of L defensive coordinator Vance Bedford. It was the highlight of media day.

-The Herald-Leader’s Mark Maloney quotes Charlie Strong as saying that if the season started right now, Will Stein would be the starter.

-Another of my former H-L colleagues, Jen Smith, has the lowdown on the departures of Qua Huzzie and Josh Gibbs and the injury to Stuart Hines

-Larry Vaught talks to Steve Brown about sharing co-defensive coordinator duties with Rick Minter

-The Bowling Green Daily News looks at Western Kentucky tight end Jack Doyle, who made the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award.

ETC.
-On the business side, the KFC Yum Center and football expansion led to a big financial spike for the U of L athletics department.

-UK appears ready to join the arms race, as athletics director Mitch Barnhart and Mayor Jim Gray will visit arenas in Columbus and Indianapolis this month to explore ideas for a new arena

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