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Friday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

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A little light on both news and notes this afternoon, but it's Friday, so we grab a beverage and soldier on.

I_medium After landing five big commitments in eight days, Louisville football has moved all the way up to No. 18 in Rivals' team recruiting rankings for the 2016 class.

I_medium Former U of L star and current Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm will throw out the first pitch at the Louisville Bats game on Monday.

I_medium The couple that Bird Masks together, stays together.

I_medium Colin Cowherd: still not especially cool.

I_medium Cincinnati Colerain quarterback Deshaunte Jones (2016) says that he's down to UC and Louisville, but won't make a decision on college until after his senior season of high school ball has wrapped up.

I_medium Louisville infielders Nick Solak and Blake Tiberi, as well as outfielder Colin Lyman have been selected as starters for Saturday night's 2015 Cape Cod League All-Star Game.

I_medium Breaking news: 21 people in the city of Louisville are going to get laid this weekend.

The race is on.

I_medium Long overdue, the city of Louisville is getting its first statue of a woman this weekend. Hopefully Angel McCoughtry is up next.

I_medium If somehow you missed it (which would include skipping over the first Cardinal head on this very post), Louisville football recruiting is on a roll.

I_medium I'm not sure you've got the right man for this job.

I_medium The biggest cause for the uptick in U of L football recruiting has been the establishment of a new pipeline with the Peach State.

I_mediumgrowth spurt has really helped class of 2017 star David Sloan from Taylor County, who has a scholarship offer from Louisville.

I_medium Rick Pitino still hearts Russ Smith.

I_medium U of L point guard recruit Dennis Smith Jr. is a Hall of Fame coach's dream.

I_medium And finally, speaking of Hall of Fame coaches, we'll have Rick Pitino on today's edition of Ramsey and Rutherford, which starts at 3 and ends at 6 on 93.9 The Ville. Coach Pitino will be making his appearance at  5 p.m. You can listen here.