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Tuesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

The 2015 CCBM Summer Tour stays close to home today with an action shot from Lake Cumberland.

I_medium SB Nation's Bill Connelly has Louisville as one of four teams in the ACC's top tier, and predicts that the 2015 Cardinals will finish second to Florida State in the Atlantic Division.

I_medium Clemson fans believing that the CCBM helmet is real only reinforces my belief that it should actually be real.

I_medium Based largely on its selection of Montrezl Harrell in the second round, Houston is one of five NBA teams that really helped itself last Thursday.

I_medium Thrillist ranks all 50 states based on everything, and has Kentucky sitting pretty all the way up at No. 3.

I_medium Kevin O'Connor has a really good look at why Terry Rozier will succeed in Boston and Celtic fans need to chill over him being picked at 16.

But that wouldn't matter if he weren't willing to accept this level of instruction, which is where his work ethic comes into play.

"I really feel like it was my fault [we lost in the Elite 8]," Rozier told the Courier-Journal. "[I was] pressing too much, trying to do too much, not letting the game come to me, being that competitor who wanted to win so bad - I just feel like I overdid it. We came up short mainly because of me. I was hurt after that game. I was hurt. It hit me out of nowhere. I said to [my teammate], 'I feel like it's my fault.' I just busted out crying. It was just a lot, man. It was a lot."

This self-doubting attitude could work to his advantage in Boston. Combined with the instruction of Stevens and an ability to admit when he's at fault could lead to an increased level of accountability and therefore better decision-making on the court.

I_medium I'm not going to talk about the latest pre-packaged Calipari drama, but I will say that just once I'd love to see him break "character" and rage tweet a rumor denial.

What part of I'm f---ing staying at Kentucky don't you dumb mother f---ers understand? Tweet at me one more time and I swear to God I'm going to Ole Miss.

BBN would embed that tweet on a shirt.

I_medium Gary Parrish has a good story on Donnie Tyndall and what it's like to realize your dream, lose it (admittedly because of circumstances you created for yourself), and then have to start all over at age 45.

I_medium She already does this better than 90 percent of the Yum Center crowd.

I_medium Again, Clemson fans really think Louisville is wearing CCBM helmets on Sept. 17.

I_medium Early bird tickets to this year's Pink Prom, which is going down on Oct. 5, will go on sale tomorrow morning.

I_medium Lee's Summit (Mo.) West offensive lineman Boe Wilson is down to Louisville and Nebraska, and plans on making a decision in the near future.

I_medium This is not a drill: That's Brendan McKay actually smiling.

I_medium Early season college football games in NFL stadiums aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

I_medium The full 2015 U of L field hockey schedule has been unveiled.

I_medium A short video on Louisville quarterback recruit Jawon Pass, who will be announcing his college decision on July 16.

I_medium EDSBS investigates the real reason behind the Big 12 expansion talk (it's not actually the real reason).

I_medium More seriously, however, ESPN says Big 12 expansion is no longer a matter of "if," but "when." Can't wait.

I_medium According to's Evan Daniels, Javin DeLaurier, the network's No. 36 overall player in the class of 2016, took an unofficial visit to Louisville Sunday night. U of L has offered him a scholarship.

I_medium If you want to know how big of a deal winning the Italian League basketball championship is, just check out the videos on Edgar Sosa's Instagram page. Pretty cool.

I_medium Sorry, Scratch.

I_medium We spent a solid chunk of the radio show talking about this yesterday, but Jeff Greer did some sleuthing to uncover what Louisville's non-conference schedule looks like at the moment, and here it is:


Nov. 9 - Kentucky Wesleyan (exh.)

Nov. 13 - Samford

Nov. 14-24 - Columbia, Hartford, opponent TBA (Brooklyn Hoops Classic)

Nov. 27 - Saint Louis (Barclays Center, Brooklyn)

Dec. 2 - at Michigan State (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)

Dec. 5 - Grand Canyon

Dec. 12 - Eastern Michigan

Dec. 16 - Kennesaw State

Dec. 22 - UMKC (Billy Minardi Classic)

Dec. 23 - Utah Valley (Billy Minardi Classic)

Dec. 26 - at Kentucky

Contracted but no game date: Western Kentucky

I_medium Nazr Mohammed isn't afraid to tell you how demanding it is to play for Rick Pitino.

I_medium College Football News has released its preview of the 2015 Cards, and says the team's biggest game is without question that Thursday night showdown against Clemson.

I_medium Track 'Em Tigers has an early, but thorough, preview of Louisville-Auburn, and predicts a narrow victory for their guys.

Prediction: We saw the Auburn offense explode out of the gate last season with Jeremy Johnson at the controls. On the fast track indoors, skill players will be a huge factor. Auburn will move it and score, to be sure. Petrino will get his points, and this game will be closer than 2 touchdowns, I think. Auburn outlasts Louisville, 31-27.

I_medium The Celtics officially introduced Terry Rozier this morning, and Danny Ainge told the public that the Cardinal guard was always high on the team's draft board.

I_medium Could Wisconsin be targeting Richard Pitino as Bo Ryan's replacement? Apparently.

I_medium Hustle Belt talks about Michaelee Harris transferring to Akron.

I_medium And finally, we have a monster radio show on tap for today from 3-6. Eric Wood will be in studio with me co-hosting all day, Brian Brohm will be on the phone at 4, and then we'll talk to Rick Pitino live from Puerto Rico at 5.

You can listen live here, or to the podcast that will be up on the site after the show. Should be an eventful three hours.