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Tuesday Evening Cardinal News And Notes

Six-year-old Madicyn's "CCBM Pirate" is the clubhouse leader for Card Chronicle Costume of the Year.

I_medium Bye week spread check: this Schnelly media guide cover by 53.

I_medium The cover for the ESPN The Magazine college basketball preview issue leaked today and revealed that the publication does not include Louisville in its top five. ESPN has Kentucky as its preseason No. 1, followed by Michigan State, Kansas, Duke and Arizona.

I_medium In related news, ESPN also still struggled with remembering what conferences teams are in and/or with what conferences have auto-bids to the BCS.


I_medium The U of L men's soccer team slipped to No. 11 in the country after last week's loss to Cincinnati, but they've still already locked up the top seed in the AAC Tournament.

I_medium The dumbest thing you'll ever hear starts at the 1:58 mark.

I_medium There was no Charlie Strong press conference this week since Louisville is off, but Strong did make his weekly appearance on the AAC coaches' teleconference, where he discussed the USF game, Nacho Garcia's injury and why Michael Dyer didn't see the field.

I_medium Although fans in New York aren't overly pleased with the news, former Cardinal Chris Smith says he earned his roster spot with the Knicks.

I_medium The UCF radio people were a tad excited when Teddy Bridgewater's Hail Mary fell to the ground a couple of weeks ago. Do not click if you're easily upset.

I_medium Five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam from John Hardin in Elizabethtown said Tuesday that his top three currently consists of Kentucky, Alabama and Notre Dame, but added that Louisville, Tennessee and Ohio State are still in the mix.

Matt Elam is not going to Louisville.

I_medium The women of the Red Rage, red raging.


I_medium If any holiday deserves a "last (weekend day) in (holiday month)" distinction, isn't it Halloween? Parents and kids are both losers when the holiday falls on a cold, dreary weekday.

I_medium We good at 3rd downs.

I_medium The Louisville women's soccer team has earned the No. 2 seed in the AAC Tournament. The Cards will host the winner of the Nov. 1 match between Memphis and Houston on Nov. 3.

I_medium Rick Pitino will appear on the SiriusXM show, "Basketball and Beyond with Coach K," Thursday night at 6 p.m. The show, hosted by Coach K (it's not just a clever name), can be heard on SiriusXM channel 91.

I_medium The U of L volleyball team stayed unbeaten with a sweep of Connecticut.

I_medium Your weekly U of L sports review:

I_medium Best of luck to the five former Cards - Earl Clark (Cleveland), Francisco Garcia (Houston), Chris Smith (New York), Peyton Siva (Detroit) and Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota) - on NBA rosters as the 2013-14 season kicks off tonight.

I_medium And finally, beat Kentucky Wesleyan.