Another huge weekend for U of L sports

It's a huge weekend surrounding University of Louisville athletics. The Cardinals will host a football game and basketball scrimmage, while the football team and women's basketball team host prospects on visits.

It's a big weekend on and off the court and fields for several programs in the University of Louisville athletic department.

The U of L football team is 6-0 on the season and will host South Florida on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The game is sold out and will be televised on ABC.

The Cardinals will host as many as two dozen football prospects, including current U of L commitments Keith Towbridge and Skylar Lacy. Mississippi commitment Finesse Middleton, USC commitment Jason Hatcher and Kansas commitment Joey Bloomfield are also expected at the game, along with a host of top targets from the Class of 2014.

On Sunday, the U of L men's basketball team will hold its annual media day and then have the second of three Red-White scrimmages at the KFC Yum! Center. The scrimmage will be held at 4 p.m.

The Cardinals hoops program isn't expected to have any recruits in town this weekend but that could change.

One program that will have a huge recruit in town is the U of L women's basketball team and coach Jeff Walz.

Walz and his staff will host Janelle Cannon, one of the nation's top junior-college prospects, on an official visit beginning Friday.

The 5-foot-9 Cannon plays at Southwestern Illinois College and is considered an elite prospect. She original signed with Minnesota and also Illinois State after her high school career in Wheeling, Ill. Louisville, Washington, DePaul and several other schools are recruiting Cannon, who also played last season at SW Illinois.

In high school, Cannon was a three-year all-conference and all-area selection and helped Wheeling to three consecutive Mid-Suburban League titles. She averaged 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals as a junior.

During her senior season, Cannon was named second-team All-State after averaging 19 point, six rebounds, four assists and four steals.


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