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Gregory Salyer officially kicks off U of L pumpkin submission season on Card Chronicle

I_medium Spread Check: Louisville opened as a 14.5-point favorite over NC State. That line has since moved to -17.

I_medium The U of L men's soccer team got a much-needed 2-1 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday night.

I_medium The Memphis Grizzlies hate winning and so they have waived Luke Hancock.

I_medium This is adding insult to injury.

Safety Jayron Kearse made a game-saving play late in Saturday's win over Louisville, chasing down Louisville receiver Eli Quick to make a tackle that saved a touchdown. Clemson's defense held on fourth down, but defensive coordinator Brent Venables gave Kearse a minus on the play. 

Senior corner Garry Peters explained it this way: "We were in cover two, and Jayron was supposed to be high on the other side of the field. But he got out of position, and thank goodness he did because I don't know if he would have caught up to him otherwise. I was just watching and hoping he could catch him. But because he was a little out of position, Coach Venables gave him a minus on the play." 

Kearse told us it as miscommunication. 

"I got the wrong signal. I didn't see it was a Cover 2," he said. "I look at it as a blessing, because if I had been outside the hash I don't know that I could have caught him."

I_medium Trez is the only Louisville player forecasted to finish in the nation's top 100 in scoring this season by Sports Illustrated.

I_medium Lose yourself in these 40 maps and charts that explain sports in America.

I_medium Louisville slips a spot to No. 6 in the latest ACC power rankings from the ACC Digital Network.

I_medium Well done, Kristy M.

I_medium If you're planning on attending the Pink Prom Friday night and still haven't bought tickets, you can use the promo code "CARDCHRONICLE" to save 10 bucks on your purchase.

I_medium It would appear as though Gary Barnidge is living the dream.

I_medium Lost in the shuffle while I was on the road to Clemson on Friday was the news that freshman wide receiver Cameron Polk has been dismissed from the team.

I_medium Your "holy sh-t this defense is good" stats of the day:

I_medium U of L is tied for third in the week 8 ACC power rankings from TNIAAM.

I_medium The T-Rank formula from Bucky's 5th Quarter (Wisconsin) has the ACC as the third-strongest hoops conference heading into the 2014-15 season.

I_medium Jeff Greer hones in on one play from the Clemson game to examine how having DeVante Parker on the field might change things for the Louisville offense.

I_medium This story about a dying female college basketball player is extremely heavy, but also extremely worth your time.

I_medium As you've probably seen by now, a Clemson fan somehow found his way onto Louisville's bench in the middle of the game last Saturday. The university was not happy about it, and has offered up the following statement:

The individual had an authorized credential issued for a group allowed on the field for halftime. He is not a member of that group, and action will be taken against those individuals who were authorized to distribute the credentials. As an athletic department, the security of our fans and visitors are of the utmost importance, and we will continue to evaluate and reinforce visiting team bench security in future games.

I_medium Class of 2016 shooting guard Markelle Fultz took an unofficial visit to U of L on Monday.

I_medium Jimmy V. Classic tickets are now on sale.

I_medium Louisville owns the lofty ranking of No. 12 in the latest S&P ratings from Football Outsiders, a ranking GorguiGoodtimes takes a closer look at here.

I_medium Terry Rozier is one of 10 breakout players you should have your eye on for the upcoming season.

I_medium Twista is going to be at DePaul's "Blue Madness" on Friday, which might be the best thing that's happened to me this week.

I_medium Backing the Pack examines what NC State's seven suspensions might make its two-deep look like for this weekend.

I_medium For the first time I can remember, the full CBS college hoops schedule for the 2014-15 season includes precisely zero Louisville games.

I_medium Roy Philon, who was recently cut from the Chicago Bears' practice squad, worked out for the Detroit Lions this week.

I_medium Perhaps the folks at NC State just thought they had a better chance against Boston College. I don't know.

I_medium Lorenzo Mauldin is one of the five finalists for 2014 U of L Homecoming King. The winner will be announced during halftime of Saturday's game against NC State.

I_medium The ULM beat writer's complaints about the UK media is the least surprising thing you'll read or you have read this week.

I_medium It appears the Belle is already puking.

We've all been there, bruh.

I_medium The Clemson folks over at Rubbing the Rock are confident that Louisville can beat Florida State and help the Tigers in the Atlantic Division title race.

I_medium Backing the Pack uses anagrams to decide who they think should start for Louisville at quarterback.

I_medium Louisville is No. 6 in the latest ACC power rankings from SB Nation.

I_medium And finally, your Louisville/Clemson game review from Sahkin' the Southland.