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Monday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Dani Porter was a well-known Cardinal fan who was extremely active in the Louisville community, serving as the associate director with Black Achievers and Vice President of A.D. Porter Funeral Home. She was loved by many, and her joyous spirit lives on through them.

I_medium The Cards have already moved on and have their opponent for the super regional, but it's a big night for regionals across the country.

I_medium CBS has Louisville at No. 1 on its list of five major conference title sleepers.

1. Louisville

Is Louisville being here a reflection of how I feel about the Cardinals in 2015, or is it because of what I think about the ACC as a whole? It's probably both. Louisville has quite a bit to replace off last year's team (no team in the ACC has fewer returning starters), and that includes just about the entire offensive line. Yet I still feel good about the Cardinals.

The defense may have lost quite a bit, but Charlie Strong left that cupboard pretty full for Todd Grantham, and we know that a Bobby Petrino offense is going to be fine. And when you look around the ACC Atlantic, both of its traditional powers of late have question marks of their own. Florida State will be good, but how good without Jameis Winston and other key players from the past couple of years? Clemson will still be good, but how sorely will it miss offensive coordinator Chad Morris, all those departures on defense, and can DeShaun Watson stay healthy?

I don't know the answers to those questions yet, but what I do know is that if both Florida State and Clemson take steps back in 2015, Louisville will be more than happy to pick up the slack and win the Atlantic. And given everything that goes on in the Coastal Division on an annual basis, if Louisville gets to the ACC Championship Game, you would have to like its odds.

I_medium Five-star quarterback Jawon Pass was in Louisville this weekend helping his older brother, Cardinal signee Khane Pass, move in at U of L. The younger Pass, who is rated as the No. 15 overall player in the class of 2016 by, will make his college announcement on July 13.

I_medium The new NBA mock draft from Sports Illustrated has Montrezl Harrell going to the Cleveland Cavaliers with pick 24, and Terry Rozier not being selected in the first round,

I_medium The official Buffalo Bills Twitter account couldn't help but call out Preston Brown's golf swing.

I_medium Louisville ranks 99th out of 129 college football teams when it comes to Chipotle proximity.

I_medium R.I.P., Jim Porter's and Phoenix Hill Tavern. My time with you was extremely limited and unpleasant, but I know people who enjoyed you ... for them, I will mourn you.

I_medium Drew Bailey would like a word with ESPN's web folks.

I_medium Montrezl Harrell will visit with the Dallas Mavericks this week.

I_medium Gerod Holliman has signed a 4-year, $2.34M deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

I_medium Preston Knowles, Derrick Caracter and Terrence Williams are all participating in The Tournament.

I_medium That's yesterday's winning pitcher Josh Rogers doing a postgame interview with the ESPN crew, and that's his father behind him not letting the moment get too serious.

Pretty solid.

I_medium Rocky Top Talk wonders what would have happened if Tennessee had been a No. 1 seed in 2008 and hadn't had to run into third-seeded Louisville in the Sweet 16.

I_medium Wayne Blackshear worked out for the Los Angeles Clippers today, and he will work out for the Philadelphia 76ers later this week.

I_medium Yes....yes, we can.

I_medium NBA Inside Stuff checks in with Shoni Schimmel.

I_medium The misdemeanor assault charge against Devonte Fields has been dropped.

I_medium Chad Bishop from WBKO in Bowling Green wonders outloud whether Western Kentucky will be the best college football team in the state of Kentucky this season.

I_medium Michigan baseball coach Erik Bakich was extremely complimentary of both Louisville baseball and the atmosphere at Jim Patterson after the Cards eliminated his team on Sunday.

I_medium And finally, John Ramsey and I are back on the air from 3-6 on 93.9 this afternoon, and we will have Bobby Petrino in studio at 3. I'll have the podcast up on the site after the show, but you can listen live online or on your phone right here.