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Monday evening Cardinal news and notes

Two things get Isaiah Daniel Gootee more fired up than anything else: spring football and being a soccer star.

I_medium To no one's surprise, Auburn has named junior Jeremy Johnson as its starting quarterback for the 2015 season. Louisville will see the 6'5, 230-pound signal-caller in Atlanta on Sept. 5.

I_medium Corey Ray's walk-off steal of home on Saturday has been everywhere these last couple of days, including the lead of SportsCenter.

I_medium Louisville baseball is still exploring options for rescheduling the home game against Kentucky which was postponed because of weather at the beginning at this month. the Cards and Cats are set to meet in Lexington next Tuesday night.

I_medium Former Cardinal Angel Nunez is transferring from Gonzaga to South Florida, where he'll finish his college career playing for former Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua.

I_medium LSU now has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country ... in basketball.

I_medium Dana O'Neill looks ahead to what 2015-16 might hold for Louisville basketball.

What the immediate future holds: Louisville for 2015-16 could best be described as a newfangled hoops Ellis Island, a co-mingling of every sort of player that makes up a roster these days: returning role players who need to do more, incoming freshmen and graduate transfers.

With so many guys leaving and not a lot of experience to call on, Pitino has been shopping the graduate transfer market hard, looking for guys who can score. It's a novel idea for a team that didn't have that last year, isn't it?

Cleveland State's Trey Lewis already announced he will finish up his career at Louisville. The guard set a single-season record in 2014-15, draining 96 3-pointers. As a team, the Cards sunk 198 last season.

The Cards are also in with Drexel transfer Damion Lee, who has narrowed his list to five schools. The fourth-leading scorer in the nation this season averaged 21.4 points per game and would be a much-needed jolt of instant offense for Louisville.

Those two would be a bonus to an already talented recruiting class that includesDonovan Mitchell (6-foot-3 off guard), Deng Adel (6-8 small forward), local product Raymond Spalding (top-60 forward) and Ryan McMahon (6-1 shooter from Sarasota, Florida). Of that group, Mitchell and Adel could find their way into the starting lineup or be first off the bench.

The most critical thing for Louisville, though, will be the guys who are coming back. The Cardinals have long hitched their wagon to players who serve as leaders as much as scorers and without Harrell and Rozier, it's critical that someone fills that void.

I_medium Marshall Henderson waited two years to exact some Twitter revenge on Erin Andrews, and he pounced when the opportunity presented itself.

I_medium The folks over at Causal Hoya say Anton Gill is close to reuniting with Akoy Agau and committing to Georgetown.

I_medium Awesome.

I_medium A New Orleans Saints site also serves up a draft profile of DeVante Parker.

I_medium Kentucky fans keep licking Devon Booker's car.

I_medium The U of L softball team fell to 24-14 on the season with a 5-2 loss at Ole Miss on Saturday. The game was the only tilt of a planned three-game weekend set which wasn't canceled because of weather. The Cards now turn their attention to a Tuesday night rematch with Kentucky in Lexington. The Wildcats won the first meeting between the two at Ulmer Stadium, 4-0 back on April 1.

I_medium The Louisville lacrosse team rounded out its regular season with a 10-8 road victory over No. 10 Notre Dame on Sunday. Next up for the Cards is the ACC Tournament, where they'll take on second-seeded Duke this Thursday at 4 p.m. in Charlottesville. Here's the full bracket for the tournament.

I_medium CSN Chicago profiles DeVante Parker and how he might fit in with the Bears.

I_medium And finally, Mark Ennis and I are on the air tonight from 6-8 on ESPN 680.