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Thursday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

It's day one of the British Open, and Jason Wade has made sure that U of L is being represented on the Old Course. Tom Lehman would win if he was playing.

I_medium Quick reminder that the Jawon Pass announcement is coming at 4 p.m. this afternoon. We will post a link to the stream when it's up.

I_medium There's some interesting stuff happening on the Kyle Funkhouser front right now, as a lot of MLB insiders seem to believe that the Dodgers don't have enough money to sign him before tomorrow's deadline. As much as you'd hate to see that happen for Funk, returning a now even more determined first round pick who has been your pitching ace for the past two seasons wouldn't be a bad deal for Louisville baseball fans.

We'll know one way or the other tomorrow before or at 5 p.m.

I_medium Better move quickly, Maverick.

I_medium Jeff Greer recaps the key moments from our interview Rick Pitino on yesterday's edition of "Ramsey & Rutherford."

I_medium The folks over at ESPN debate whether, contrary to popular belief, the ACC's Coastal Division has moved ahead of the Atlantic.

I_medium This, man .... this is summer.

I_medium A look at the 10 worst major college football teams of the last decade.

I_medium previews the second half of Florida State's 2015 schedule, which just so happens to feature the mighty Cardinals of Louisville.

Shortly after hosting the Hurricanes, the Seminoles will prepare for battle against another ACC rival, the Louisville Cardinals. In 2014, the Cardinals gave Florida State quite the scare cracking open a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. As was the story all of 2014, Jameis Winston and Dalvin Cook stayed resilient, sparkomg a comeback to give the Seminoles a 42-31 win.

Meanwhile, led by head coach Bobby Petrino, the 2015 Louisville Cardinals look to make their imprint in the ACC, vying for their first ever ACC Championship.

The Cardinal offense, in the "Multiple-Pro" scheme, is very run-heavy attack. The team totaled 47 touchdowns in 2014, with 28 of those coming on the ground. Redshirt sophomore, Brandon Radcliffe, who ran for 737 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, leads the way for the running game for Louisville.

On the defensive side of the ball, Louisville certainly showed a season ago that they have the big-play capabilities to compete with anybody.

The Cardinals 26 interceptions last year led all of college football. Unfortunately, 14 of these interceptions came from defensive back Gerold Hollins who departed to the NFL this offseason.

Finishing 9-4 just a year ago, Louisville will be looking to carry over a very stout team into this fall. The Cardinals typically give Florida State a tough game, don't expect anything less in Florida State's difficult four-game stretch.

I_medium Joao De Lucca took home his second and third gold of the Pan American Games in record setting fashion Wednesday night in Toronto.

The 2013 and 2014 NCAA national champion in the 200-free, De Lucca chased down leader Federico Grabich at the 150 mark to win in 1:46.42. His time beat the Pan Am Games record of 1:47.18 set by Brett Fraser back in 2011. He also reset Thiago Pereira's South American and Brazilian record of 1:46.57 set at the 2009 World Championships. The time ranks him ninth in the world rankings as of today's date.

The Cardinal alum also swam the second leg of the 800-free relay tonight, giving his native country the lead at the halfway point as his teammates combined for a 7:11.15 which is another Pan American record, his second of the night and third of the games.

Two other Cardinals competed tonight as well. Rising sophomore Carlos Claverie was sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke with a 2:13.22 in the A-final for Venezuela.

In the B-final of the 200-freestyle, rising sophomore Marcel Acosta, finished third with a time of 1:50.95.

I_medium The ACC Sports Journal predicts that Louisville will lose five games this season, four of them in conference play.

I_medium Mark Richt had some kind words for Louisville during his time in the sun at SEC media days, which is somehow still going on.

I_medium Forecastle starts tomorrow. No word yet on when and what stage DJ Matz will be appearing.

I_medium A pretty remarkable 285 Louisville athletes made the ACC honor roll in 2014-15.

The University of Louisville completed its inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 285 student-athletes named to the 59th annual ACC Honor Roll, recognizing academic excellence during the 2014-15 academic year.

Announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford on Wednesday afternoon, the Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2014-15 academic year.

Duke led all schools with 478 student-athletes recognized. Boston College followed with 416 honorees, and Notre Dame saw 414 student-athletes achieve Honor Roll acclaim. North Carolina saw 339 student-athletes recognized followed by Virginia with 314 and Louisville with 285 in its first year of ACC membership. Syracuse was next with 266, followed by Pitt with 245, Virginia Tech with 238, Florida State with 214, NC State with 210, Clemson with 196, Wake Forest with 183, Georgia Tech with 173 and Miami with 172.

I_medium Congratulations to U of L commit VJ King, who will suit up for the USA East squad in this weekend's Nike Global Challenge.

I_medium The SEC media picked Kentucky to finish sixth in the East, but one of them also picked the Cats to win the division.

The media also somehow picked Auburn to finish behind Alabama in the West Division, but has the Tigers winning the entire conference.

I_medium The hero of the first Kentucky game spends some QT with Cardinal fans at the Cape.

I_medium Cat Barber is your first 2014-15 LCPT semifinalist.

I_medium And finally, John Ramsey and I will be on the air today from 3-6 on 93.9 The Ville, covering and giving complete reaction to the Jawon Pass commitment, whatever it may be. We'll also talk about other stuff, too. Cool stuff. Cool stuff you don't even know about. You should check it out.