Patriot League Cancels Fall Sports
The U.S. Military Academy (Army) and Naval Academy (Navy) are exempt from the decision. That responsibility will fall under each school's superintendent.
The Patriot League consists of (10) schools: American, Army, Boston U. Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola (MD) and Navy
Louisville historically has not scheduled Patriot League opponents in the regular season for most sports, but have often met opponents in post-season. It should not directly affect anything for UofL sports as of right now.
SEC Delays Decision
SEC officials met yesterday in person to decide the fate of fall sports. They elected to delay their decision until the end of July, which is roughly two and a half weeks away.
Although their main focus was on the football season they did show concerns for all fall sports, but made no mention of winter sports.
It is uncertain whether they will follow the intra-conference only style that the Big Ten and PAC-12 are implementing or whether they are looking at cancelling the season altogether.
What About the ACC?
ACC officials are expected to make a decision at the end of July.
With how things are going with other conferences and the recent uptick in confirmed cases around the country things are not looking hot. Florida and South Carolina have been some of the worst states recently. Those two states house three ACC schools: Clemson, Florida State, Miami.
We have been a little more fortunate in Kentucky with fewer confirmed cases. Outside of the two confirmed cases among the men's basketball program UofL has not released any news on other sports. Hopefully that is a sign things are going smooth, but there could also be restrictions due to HIPAA, which is why names from the men's basketball program were never released. So perhaps there are cases we do not know about?
Let's just hope for the best.
I don't think we will have a fall sports season, nor do I believe we should have one in the best interest of fans, staff, and student-athletes alike.
Manatee Win 8-2 Over Pioneers
SUA Pioneers last night 8-2.
People have asked, what is SUA? It's an abbreviation for Square Up Academy, a sports-performance training academy in Bradenton, FL.
Louisville softball student-athletes Jordyn Wolfe and Paige Schindler started for Manatee -- Wolfe in right field and Schindler as the designated hitter. Wolfe went 1-3 from the plate (a single) and scored a run. Schindler also went 1-3 (a single), scored a run and drove in a run.
Manatee is 12-5 on the season, good for second place in the FGCL, and 4-1/2 games behind league-leading Myakka City River Mocs (18-1)
Please continue to stay safe and healthy, and we will get through this together!
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!