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While building a security checkpoint in Afghanistan, Capt. Pavan Balaji got the contractors to convert to Cardinalism.

I_medium Earl Clark is headed to the Knicks.

New York? Maaan, I don't think I ever been there before.

I_medium SB Nation's post-combine mock draft has Teddy Bridgewater going at No. 5 and Calvin Pryor going at No. 13.

5. Oakland Raiders - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville -Some questions arose about Bridgewater at the combine. Are his hands big enough? Why did he say he'd run the 40 and then suddenly back out? Even though those and some other issues have come up with Bridgewater, Oakland's need for a franchise quarterback supersedes them.


13. St. Louis Rams - Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville - This is a pick I'm locking in on more frequently. Pryor is getting the edge over Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as the first safety picked because of his versatility and absolute aggression on defense.

I_medium The Louisville baseball team improved to 6-2 with a 6-0 thrashing of Eastern Illinois. The Cards' scheduled game for today has been postponed because of the weather.

I_mediumquick trip around the AAC hoops world.

I_medium Russ Smith was the featured guest on the taping of the Scotty Davenport Show last night, and also spent some time with the CSAA 8th grade champions from Notre Dame Academy.


You can catch the show Sunday morning at 11:30 on WAVE-3.

I_medium The fine folks from Strait Pinkie will be giving 100 #NoShaveTillDallas shirts away at Addis Grill (on 4th and Main, a block from the Yum Center) before the game against Temple on Thursday.

I_medium Bobby Petrino has been busy searching for a future quarterback on the left coast.

I_medium SB Nation has U of L as a five seed facing old Big East foe St. John's in its latest Bracketology. Despite its lofty national and non-RPI computer rankings, five remains the average seed for Louisville in mock brackets across the Internet.

I_medium Insider Louisville says Rick Pitino needs to overcome his fear of social media.

I_medium The "Louisville quietly rending towards another national title run" features are starting to flow like rain now.

Pitino knows how to handle his minutes, and he knows pacing his team to have it playing its best basketball as February turns into March is as important as any ranking or seeding might be in the tourney. The Cardinals are built for this time of year, and the fact they have beaten just one ranked team this season is more an issue of the schedule as anything else. They will two more opportunities to build in that area with road trips to Memphis and SMU coming up the first week of March, and The American Tournament will help polish this team's credentials as well.

Louisville might not be the favorite this year, but the Cardinals have be considered a dangerous team, one that will have every opportunity to win another title this season.

Overlook them at your own peril.

I_medium Class of 2015 point guard Justin Simon has received a scholarship offer from U of L.

I_medium Louisville is up five spots to No. 8 in the latest power rankings from ESPN.

I_medium The Academy Award-winning Three 6 Mafia (minus Juicy J) will be in Louisville on Sunday.

I_medium Recruits, including class of 2015 power forward Chase Jeter, love Bearded Rick.

I_medium Former UK basketball player Preston LeMaster has been arrested and cited with selling fake tickets to Wildcat games.

I_medium Former U of L futboller and MLS top pick Andrew Farrell spends some time with the Harlem Globetrotters and talks about Louisville.

I_medium Kurt Warner says Teddy Bridgewater is the most NFL-ready quarterback (video) in the draft.

I_medium Jeff Walz has been named an assistant coach for this summer's USA National U18 team.

I_medium Calvin Pryor is one of the biggest names on the Rams' radar.

I_medium The Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association is attempting to keep Shaqquan Aaron and his Rainier Beach squad, the No. 2 ranked team nationally, from playing for a national title. Naturally, it's not news that is going over particularly well in Seattle.

I_medium And finally, an early Louisville-Temple preview in preparation for tomorrow night's game.