When Louisville takes the field for the start of spring practice next month, the Cardinals will do so without a key piece of its offensive puzzle. Whether that absence bleeds into summer camp or even the regular season remains to be seen.
According to Andrea Adelson of ESPN.com, running back Jeremy Wright will not participate in the 15 spring practice sessions as he’s currently not enrolled in classes at the school. No reason was given as to why Wright is not enrolled.
The sudden uncertainty over Wright’s future availability comes as Senorise Perry, the Cardinals leading rusher for much of the 2012 season, continues to rehab a torn ACL. Perry suffered the injury in early November and will not participate in contact drills during the spring. He should be available for the start of summer camp, although that’s not yet set in stone.
Last season, Wright led the Cardinals with 824 yards rushing and his 10 rushing touchdowns were one behind the leader Perry. He also totaled 41 receptions as a receiver coming out of the backfield.
Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.
Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.
“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”
Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.
This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.
Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.
Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.
Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.