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  • Louisville's latest jerseys are another big Adidas miss

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger6 days ago

    When Under Armour outfitted South Florida in outlandish board-shorts style jerseys during the 2013 Big East tournament, the look didn't generate much buzz since the low-profile Bulls only wore them one day before getting eliminated. 

    Little did anyone realize the cheap board shorts look would return 18 months later on a vastly more high-profile team.

    Photos of Louisville's new Adidas jerseys p, and the look features a similar thick stripe across the shorts as the uniforms South Florida wore. The shorts are bad enough that one clever Cardinals fan astutely compared them to " swimming trunks you buy at an out-of-town Target when you forget the hotel has a pool."

    Bad as the shorts are — and they're awful — they're not the worst jersey Adidas has dumped on Louisville in recent years. 

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  • Louisville newspaper depicts John Calipari as a crying baby

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger13 days ago

    Any Kentucky fans who turned to the front of the Louisville Courier-Journal sports page Friday morning likely weren't pleased with what they saw.

    The photo illustration that ran alongside an otherwise fair column by Tim Sullivan looked like something a Louisville fan would have posted to a Cardinals messageboard.

    Since Sullivan's piece focused on the perceived advantages of coaching USA Basketball and the tendency of coaches to complain when a competitor gains even the slightest edge, someone at the newspaper chose to accompany it with a photoshopped picture of John Calipari's face atop a baby's body. Yes, the image of Calipari in diapers is pretty hilarious. However, it's also a terrible decision from a journalistic or business standpoint. 

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  • Top freshman JaQuan Lyle no longer on Oregon's roster

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger15 days ago

    After Oregon updated its men's basketball roster on Tuesday evening, it didn't take long for savvy fans to point out a key difference.

    JaQuan Lyle, Oregon's top freshman, is no longer on it.

    Lyle was not admitted to the university despite being cleared by the NCAA, Rivals.com reported Wednesday morning. An Oregon spokesman confirmed Lyle has been removed from the roster but offered no further comment, citing student privacy laws.

    Adding to the confusion over Lyle's status at Oregon is a tweet he sent Tuesday night that read " I'm good, y'all! I promise, just wait!!" The Rivals.com report indicated Lyle needed to finish a summer course to complete his admission requirements to Oregon and a final determination on that course has yet to occur. 

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