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Thursday evening Cardinal news and notes

David Wittmer had the pretty cool opportunity to spread some Cardinal love in the players walk out tunnel at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany before Tuesday's UEFA cup semifinal between Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

I_medium The latest bracket projection from has Louisville as the NCAA Tournament's No. 3 overall seed. The Cards open up their final ACC series tonight when they face NC State in Raleigh at 6 p.m. You can watch on ESPN3.

I_medium Terry Rozier acquitted himself quite nicely on the first day of the NBA Combine, scoring 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting during the 5-on-5 portion of the day's activities.

This may have been his best moment:

I_medium The ACC spring meetings wrapped up on Thursday, and not a whole lot happened.

I_medium Major college football home attendance in 2014 dipped to its lowest average in 14 years, but Louisville was one of the few programs that actually saw an increase in attendance this past season.

I_medium The U of L softball team has arrived in Columbia for the NCAA Tournament.

The Cards will begin postseason play Friday at 5 p.m. against Kansas.

I_medium Louisville is No. 6 in the country when it comes to cities with the most dog attacks on mail carriers. Yeah, but we'd be top three for sure if Blackshear would start driving to the basket more.

I_medium ESPN's Chad Ford broke down both Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier for The Courier-Journal. Here's his spiel on Terry.

TERRY ROZIER (6-1, 190) - Ford's No. 25 prospect and No. 6 point guard in the 2015 draft

What NBA teams like: "Similar things to Montrezl. Terry's really great athletically, got an NBA body. He's tough physically. We can say they're way different sizes, but I do think for Terry it's also about polish offensively. He shot the ball OK this season, but he didn't shoot it great. And questions about his point-guard abilities -- I think that's the biggest thing. When Louisville lost Chris Jones, did he really step up? I think a lot of scouts said, 'OK, here's his chance to show that he can really run this team.' And there was some of that and there wasn't. The guys that really like him see a Kyle Lowry comparison, but there's guys that are really not Terry Rozier fans."

What he still needs to prove: "He's got to come in here (to the combine) and show that his handle's tightened up, that he can shoot the 3 well enough. The one thing I'll say is tough in this process is to prove that you're a pure point guard unless you're playing 5-on-5. And I think one of the reasons he's in the combine, playing 5-on-5, even when some guys ranked below him pulled out, is that he's going to try to show that here in Chicago.

"So of all the guys who are actually here, he's one guy who can really help himself. Because this is one last chance, out of Rick Pitino's system, to play some point guard and try to show that he's a distributor, show that he sees the floor well. And if he has a really great Chicago here, he'll help himself. He'll move up and he'll lock himself into the first round. If he struggles shooting the ball and he's turnover-prone here, he's a guy who could've taken the risk and ends up hurting his stock and he slides into the second round."

I_medium This pretty cool act of kindness from a Qdoba employee in Louisville has gone viral.

I_medium Five-star wing V.J. King will be visiting Louisville this weekend. The Virginia native is ranked as the No. 11 overall player in the class of 2016 by Rivals.

I_medium This story on 23-year-old Jimmy Gavin earning a D-I scholarship despite having never played a varsity sport is all sorts of awesome.

I_medium says Teddy Bridgewater is one of four quarterbacks who will have breakout seasons (video) in 2015. The Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill also gets a nod, thanks in large part to the fact that he gets to throw to DeVante Parker.

I_medium 'Sup, Croatia?

I_medium Earlier this week, CBS Evening News did a story on Sam and Alex Kimura, the two sisters (and Cards fans) that we talked about back in November setting off on a nationwide tour to try and get 50,000 people on the bone marrow registry. You can check out the story here.

I_medium Deiontrez Mount will wear No. 53 for the Tennessee Titans.

I_medium Four members of the U of L lacrosse team have been named to the 2015 IWLCA DI All-Regional Team.

I_medium 'Sup, Saudi?

I_medium Former rivals Montrezl Harrell and Trey Lyles are now hot yoga bros.

I_medium Hoops Habit profiles Terry Rozier.

I_medium Richard Pitino talks year three at Minnesota.

I_medium John Miller has agreed to a 4-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.

I_medium Rod Council, whose infamous arrest represented one of the lowest points for the Louisville football program, was released from prison today.

I_medium The move towards stadium expansion soldiers on.

Most of the projects would be submitted to the state for funding in the 2016-18 or 2018-20 biennium budgets, according to the proposal.

U of L president James Ramsey said the No. 1 priority in the plan is construction of a new instructional facility at the Health Sciences Center, which has a price tag of $71.7 million.

Other notable projects in the proposed capital plan include $55 million for a potential expansion of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, which could focus on the north end, $198.8 million to construct a research facility at U of L's Health Sciences Center and $102 million for a research and academic center on the Belknap campus.

I_medium After one day of play, the U of L men's golf team finds itself in eighth place at the Lubbock Regional.

I_medium And finally, Rick Pitino calling the Breslin Center the toughest place to play in the Big Ten is generating some attention in East Lansing.