Football Across the Commonwealth 7/18

07/18/2011 10:19 AM

Thankfully, the start of football season is just on the horizon. SEC Media Days kicks off in just two days, and we’re two weeks away from the start of fall camp. Here’s a look at what’s happening with the local schools on the gridiron:

University of Louisville:
The Cards get a commitment from Bowling Green’s Joe Manley: Manley

-The U of L kickoff luncheon is set for Aug. 16

-Running back Victor Anderson has been named to the Doak Walker Watch list

-The Courier-Journal’s C.L. Brown has a story on sophomore defensive tackle Brandon Dunn

-Center Mario Benavides has been named to the Rimington Watch List for the third straight season: Benavides

-Charlie Strong will take four Cardinals to Big East Media Day on Aug. 2 in Newport, R.I.

University of Kentucky:
-The UK receiving corps will need La’Rod King to step up: King

-UK football beat writer Jen Smith chimes in with her Sunday notebook: H-L

-Larry Vaught has an update on former Wildcat Micah Johnson

-Linebacker Danny Trevathan is on the watch list for the Butkus Award

-The UK kickoff luncheon is set for July 29

-Three Cats made the Coaches All-SEC team

-More honors for three Wildcat players

-Joker Phillips and three players will be in Hoover (Ala.) this week for SEC Media Days. Here’s the schedule

Western Kentucky:
-Running back Bobby Rainey has been named to the Doak Walker watch list

-Rainey and Wes Jeffries were named Preseason All-Sun Belt

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