Can things get any better for Jurich, U of L?

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Three first-round NFL draft choices add to latest run

By Bobby Brockman


Add another feather in the hat of University of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich as the three Cardinals went in the first round of last Thursday’s National Football League Draft.
Jurich, who almost single-handedly got U of L in the ACC and has the Cardinal sports’ program as good as most nationally in women and men sports, seems to keep pushing the right buttons since his arrival from Colorado State.
I was asked last week after my replay, time-out column, if there was anything else that still bothered me. Yes, and here goes.
•Why does collegiate baseball not have a run rule? Why does it make sense to keep beating up on somebody in a four-hour game when you could have a 12-run rule after five innings or a 10-run rule thereafter.
Collegiate softball even has one with some as small as an eight-run rule.
•Why in the world after nearly six decades do we still have a designated hitter in the American League and not one in the National League?
Just a hunch, but it could be changing in the next 3-5 years.
•Why can’t we have nine conference football games with all the expansion from eight to 10 to 12 to 14 schools.
I don’t get excited about Tennessee-Martin playing Kentucky or Samford coming to Louisville.
A few more items of interest:
• Caleb Wigginton will have a close-by teammate at Florida Tech as John Hardin’s Patrick Anderson has signed with the NCAA Division-2 school.
• Scuttlebutt has Eastern Kentucky no longer on the Sun Belt Conference expansion list for a 12th school.