Friday Evening Cardinal News And Notes

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Not many better ways to begin a life than by being visited by Gorgui Dieng on your first day of existence. And yet somehow Grayson Woods doesn't appear to be quite as excited as father Jason.

That's Ok. In 15 years when Gorgui is mayor of Louisville and has turned the city into the world's most prosperous, baby Grayson have an appropriate appreciation for this snapshot. He'll also be able to fly, because, as everyone knows, babies who are visited by Gorgui less than 24 hours after birth are graced with the gift of flight.


The loss of Michaelee Harris is a substantial blow for the upcoming season, but Louisville did get some good news today when wide receiver Bryce McNeal reported that he was heading straight from his graduation at Clemson to U of L. Once again, McNeal has two years of eligibility remaining and can play for the Cards this season.

The computers like Louisville to top Kentucky on Sept. 2.

Computers are amazing creations. After less than a week of practice, and no full-scale scrimmages, the computer formulas at AccuScore.com are prepared to predict several things for the season-opening game between UK and U of L Sept. 2.

At AccuScore, they're really ready for some football. They've played the game 10,000 times, which is roughly 10,001 more times than most UK fans want to see it.

First prediction: Louisville is given a 74.5 percent chance of winning.

Congratulations to Kyle Kuric, who revealed today that his recently signed overseas contract is sending him to Madrid. He'll be spending the next two seasons playing for Asefa Estudiantes of Spain's top level professional league.

I'm told there are worse places to live while being paid to play basketball.

The Los Angeles Times has Louisville at No. 21 its preseason top 25 countdown.

The official U of L football blog gives a report on the first two-a-day session of fall camp.

The Cardinals practiced at 7 a.m. and went 25 periods in full pads.

The defense controlled most of the drills, dominating the line of scrimmage with their front four. Bryant Dubose and Brandon Dunn were solid most of the morning, while Lorenzo Mauldin also made a few plays to disrupt the offense. Freshman safety Gerod Holliman also made an interception during the 7-on-7 portion of the practice.

The squad went through a modified goal line scrimmage in the first couple of periods, but where the dominance showed later on was when the offense tried to come out of their own end zone.

The defense wouldn't let the offense get out of its end zone for most period until a long run by Jeremy Wright and another by Dominique Brown, which was the highlight for the offense.

Congratulations to Terrence Williams, who recently got engaged to Ethopian dancer Helen Gedlu. Gedlu used to date rapper Trey Songs.

Linebacker Tyon Dixon underwent surgery to repair a foot injury earlier this week, and tweeted afterward that everything went well. He included visual confirmation.

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Charlie Strong said Friday that he wasn't sure whether or not Dixon's injury was season-ending.

Earl Clark is now a Los Angeles Laker. Years from now, historians will look back on this day as the birth of the greatest American screen actor of all-time.

Healthy Babies Don't Exist

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Seriously though...don't do that.

C.L. Brown takes a look at how the Cardinal men's soccer team is beginning its 2012 season.

Thursday night was a solid one for Johnny Patrick, who is making quite a name for himself down in New Orleans.

Damian Copeland says the receiving corps is down but motivated by the season-ending injury to Michaelee Harris (video).

U of L catches up with women's bballer Sara Hammond.

Mike Brey is sooo hood.

And finally...Earl Clark as a banana.

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Because it's the weekend and because there's seriously never a bad time to post that picture.

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