Wednesday Evening Cardinal News And Notes

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Taylor and Ben Schulte are feeling the love heading into the holiday (and Cards) weekend.

Pretty amazed at how consistently adorable these Chronicloid children (and pets) are. Congratulations to all of you...and to me, as I feel like, in a way, these are my children as well.

They're not? What about "Uncle Mike?" No? "Friend Mike?" OK yeah, I'm sorry, I realized how creepy that was the second it left this keyboard.

I promise I'll stay away from your children.


Football spread check: South Florida by 3.5.

The start time for Louisville's Friday, Dec. 2 home game against Vanderbilt has been pushed back from 8:30 to 9 p.m. I would expect the atmosphere for that one to be quite strong.

StadiumJourney.com reviews Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and gives it fairly high marks.

Fans   4/5

Although the fans were quiet, they were also extremely loyal, dedicated, and are very knowledgeable about the game. For many years, UK fans referred to the University of Louisville as a "commuter school" that was their "little brother." Today, those two descriptions couldn’t be any further from the truth.

Louisville fans have turned out in droves for Cardinal games and have held their own against their rivals, the Kentucky Wildcats. While U of L may not have the amount of fans that schools like Texas, Ohio State, and USC have, they are certainly a stock that is showing the greatest amount of improvement since the Cardinals have moved to the BCS automatic qualifying conference; the Big East.

What makes Cardinal fans special is their dedication to having both a competitive basketball and football team each year. While neighboring Indiana University and the University of Kentucky have elected to have basketball-dominant athletic departments, U of L and their fans have decided they want to be competitive in football too.

Here's the release from U of L on Rock being cleared to start practicing.

Yes, I'm excited and nervous about the Lions game tomorrow. It's without doubt the most meaningful Thanksgiving Lions game of my life...and really only like the second one of any significance (outside of the inherent Lions Day significance).

I was taking a shower this morning and got one of those weird brief glimpses into how nervous I'm going to be during the game on Friday. We're playing for a share of a conference title for the first time since 2006. I still just cannot wrap my mind around that, but I could not be more nervous or excited.

Damian Copeland is an almost unbelievably good Eazy-E.

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USF QB B.J. Daniels did not practice on Tuesday, making it more likely than not that sophomore Bobby Eveld will be behind center at least to start the game Friday morning. 

"I have found that people that don't practice all week normally don't play very well," Holtz said. "He's getting better. He did not practice today. He was out there, he was involved with the meetings going on mentally, but physically, we don't want to do anything that's going to set us back."

ESPN's Andrea Adelson likes the Cards by a final score of 17-13.

And finally, everyone enjoy their night out before Thanksgiving.

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