UofL BASKETBALL | Cardinal managers climbing their own national rankings

01/19/2017 04:11 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team is ranked 12th in the nation according to the latest AP Poll. Coincidentally, the managers for the Louisville men’s basketball team are also ranked 12th in the nation in the manager’s league, but they are in store for a bump in the next polls. That’s because ahead of the Louisville men’s game against Clemson, the Louisville managers beat the Tigers’ managers, and the Clemson managers were ranked no. 1 in the nation.

Student managers are the behind-the-scenes workhorses for college basketball programs. Organizing film, doing laundry, and dozens of other tasks important for their teams to take the floor on game day. But in the non-stop world of collegiate athletics, student managers still find a way to play the sport they love.

For Louisville, The basketball team managers make it a priority to play opposing teams’ managers whenever possible. The games take place the day before the the school’s official programs meet on the court, and even though the bleachers aren’t packed, their is plenty of pride on the line.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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