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Worst. Costumes. Ever.

Louisville has entered the most recent addition of the ESPN college basketball Power 16 at No. 16. The Cards are ranked 14th in the attached fan poll.

A publication that isn't quite as high on the Cards is USA Today, which ranks U of L SIXTY-SECOND in its latest power poll. That's right, 62. Three spots behind 11-11 South Carolina, 15 spots behind 14-10 Florida State, 19 spots behind the same Marquette team U of L beat twice by a combined 36 points, 31 spots behind a UNLV squad the Cards beat by 20 in Vegas, and just two spots ahead of Kentucky.

I'd never heard of Jason Logan before this, but I'm 95% sure that he's the same guy who came up with the EA Sports top 50 college basketball players of all-time list.

U of L's men's and women's basketball teams will play exhibition games at Northern Kentucky on Nov. 8, as the Norse christen their new arena. Ticket prices have yet to be determined, but you can put yourself on the list for tickets by emailing Kurt Moeller.

The offseason has not been kind to the Cincinnati football team. First, All-Big East offensive lineman Trevor Canfield was arrested for breaking a bottle over a guy's head, and now the NCAA has declined quarterback Ben Mauk's request for another year of eligibility.

Looking for a reason to cheer against Marquette in tonight's Big East showdown? Pitt Blather's got you covered.

Former Cards Joshua Tinch, Jeremy Darveau and J.R. Russell were selected in the 13th, 34th and 38th round, respectively, of the inaugural All American Football League draft.

The Cards have moved up to a No. 5 seed in The Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.

Hoops Weiss writes about the trials of Billy Gillispie, and mentions the rumor that Gillispie might bolt for Oklahoma State after the season. I'd just as soon see him stick around a little while longer.

Seattle point guard Peyton Siva was in town for the Georgetown game, and reportedly came away impressed with what he saw.

Following Franklin's 24-point win against rival Garfield on Friday night, Siva jumped on a 6 a.m. plane Saturday. He made it to the 'Ville in time to meet up with former Rainier Beach star Terrence Williams for a bite before heading to Freedom Hall, where Louisville beat then sixth-ranked Georgetown in front of a huge crowd.

"It was far out," Siva said. "It was so loud."

He already liked the Cardinals enough to put Louisville in his fave four, and after his trip, he said, "I like it a lot now ... They play just like Franklin. They get out and run. They play hard-nosed defense."

And lastly, U of L remains at No. 17 in the RPI and No. 20 in the Sagarin, which projects it will finish the regular season 26-10.