Jack Payton, Louisville (Louisville photo)


Shriners Takeaways: Louisville Looks The Part, A&M’s Aschenbeck Surprises, TCU’s Cam Brown Can


HOUSTON — Louisville has always been a program that thrives following adversity. It’s something that has been in its DNA since Dan McDonnell became the head coach.

So, given historic precedent, it should come as no surprise that the Cardinals shined this past weekend at the Shriners College Classic, pummeling Texas A&M in last year’s Super Regional rematch, edging TCU and blowing out Michigan to end the weekend.

The Cardinals played with a chip on their shoulder throughout the weekend, and it was easy to see why. As they were getting ready to face A&M last Friday, the Astros played[…]