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Monster weekend on tap for Louisville athletics

A weekend featuring one major Cardinal sporting event is always a blessing. A weekend featuring three major Cardinal sporting events and an abundance of storylines is...well, let's just say I'm tearing up a little bit, and it's not just because the last episode of The Wonder Years is on. Karen's baby looks just like Kevin...he looks just like Kevin.

Here's everything we should be looking forward to this weekend:

--The start of the 2011-2012 Louisville basketball season tonight at 7 p.m. against Tennessee-Martin.

--The Cardinals carrying a top ten (No.8/9) national ranking into the start of the season.

--Rick Pitino going for career win No. 600 tonight. If he does it, U of L will join North Carolina and Oklahoma State as the only programs to have two different coaches reach the mark while at their school.


--The Louisville football team taking the field against Pitt just 15 hours or so after the final horn sounds inside the Yum tonight.

--The temperature rising back into the '60s for the final tailgate of the year.

--The Cardinals coming into the game sitting alone in second place in the Big East and just a game behind Cincinnati.

--The Bearcats facing West Virginia at the same time as the U of L game.

--Senior Day festivities as 16 seniors - including Dexter Heyman, Greg Scruggs and Josh Chichester - play their final game inside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

--Another home basketball game against Lamar Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

It's an embarrassment of riches, really. Enjoy it all, guys and gals.