Tuesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

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Great engagement photo. Better mustache.


Feel free to check out my list of the 50 best non-conference games of the upcoming season. The Cards make four appearances.

The folks in Piscataway are calling Rutgers' game against Louisville Friday night the program's most important since the Scarlet Knights shocked the third-ranked and undefeated Cardinals on ESPN in 2006.

The Louisville soccer team hosts South Florida at 7 p.m. tonight in a "Red Out" game at Cardinal Park. If you can't make it out, the game will also be televised live on ESPNU.

Here's the full schedule of U of L events to look out for this week via the Louisville Cardinals Facebook page:

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If you are heading out to the game tonight, remember that Kyle Kuric's charity group will be accepting donated Halloween costumes, twin size comforters and sheets and diapers. Anyone who donates will receive free admission into the game. They will also be accepting these items at the Red/White scrimmage on Saturday.

The C-J has the deets on Charlie Strong's new contract extension.

Starting today, WHAS-11's Adam Lefkoe is kicking off an ongoing documentary about the U of L/UK basketball rivalry titled - appropriately enough - "The Rivalry." He'll be posting new installments every two weeks or so, and if they're anything like the trailer, it should be pretty cool.


You can follow Adam on Twitter - @AdamLefkoe - for more updates.

The Big East is still at No. 7 in the latest ESPN conference power rankings.

The CBS college basketball team has revealed its list of the top 100 players in the country and Peyton Siva is the only Cardinal to make an appearance, doing so at No. 71.

71. Peyton Siva (junior guard, Louisville). Has developed into a quality point guard, can also score and has plenty of intangibles. — J.G.

I'm not ready to dish out a definitive opinion on new mascot "Air Louie" just yet, but I'm not going to lie and say I'm not skeptical.

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Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli has been suspended for the first six games of this season for accepting a meal and hotel room from an alumnus of the university. Ezeli's first game back will be against Xavier on Nov. 28, which is the Commodores' final tune-up before they come to the Yum Center on Dec. 2.

Ky Sports Network reports that Kentucky has joined Arkansas and Illinois in offering Trinity junior cornerback Ryan White a scholarship. I'd expect Louisville to join that crowd relatively soon.

The Louisville rugby team recently captured the Henry Clay Cup by defeating Kentucky 36-6.

Not entirely sure what's going on there but it would appear that we are tearing up.

Rapper Lil' Webbie appeared on 106 & Park earlier this week sporting a Louisville hoodie.

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True fact: On more than one occasion I've been referred to as the Lil' Webbie of the college sports blogosphere. Probably because I'm always saying "gimmie dat." Ya-huh I am. All the time.

Gimmie dat.

All the time.

Late last night ESPN had a scroll across its bottom line saying that Louisville and West Virginia were the leading candidates to replace Missouri if Mizzou "accepts Big East invitation."

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Because people weren't confused enough already.

Also, Harbaugh's a chotch.

Friday night will be the second time this year Louisville has played in a game featuring two teams starting freshman quarterbacks. The first one didn't work out particularly well.

And finally, here's an image you hope the young guys on the football team keep with them until next year.

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