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Baby Stivers has been refusing to wake up until ACC play finally arrives. Tonight, she rejoins society.

I_medium Spread Check: Louisville by 14.5.

I_medium The Louisville women's basketball team kicked off 2016 with a big-time upset of No. 15 Florida State on Friday at the Yum Center. The Cards are back in action today against Georgia Tech.

I_medium Here is the GoCards.com preview for tonight's game against Wake Forest.

I_medium The New York Daily News says that Bilal Powell has been the unsung hero of the Jets' playoff push.

Powell's high football I.Q., elusiveness in the open football and versatility have turned him into one of the unsung players for an offense that ranks eighth in total yards and 10th in scoring entering the final week of the regular season. His personal highlight came on a 25-yard catch-and-run touchdown against the Giants earlier this month. He predictably didn't celebrate.

"Nah... That's not my thing," Powell said before admitting that he forgot to keep the football after scoring his first career receiving touchdown.

Powell, who has never lost a fumble in 514 career touches, isn't naïve to the business of football with free agency looming for a second consecutive season.

"Nobody likes the business part of it," Powell said. "You just have to come do your job every day. Anybody's number can be called to be out of here or anybody's number can be called to step up and perform. I'm trying to put myself in a position to help this team get to the playoffs. At the end of the day, I just want to win."

He's making a difference in the shadows, which is exactly how he prefers it.

I_medium The Louisville Cardinal looks at the top five moments for Cardinal athletics in 2015 and poses the five biggest questions for the athletic program in the year ahead.

I_medium If you're looking for a full replay of the Music City Bowl online, your ship has arrived.

I_medium Here's a great video summary of the Louisville baseball team's offseason trip to the Dominican Republic.



I_medium Louisville is No. 28 in the new college football S&P ratings

I_medium Thanks to Rick Pitino, you can see the clip of Trey Lewis spraining his ankle in practice by downloading it here. There will definitely be no questions of "Pitino-speak" on this one, that is a nasty-looking ankle injury. 

I_medium If you're a Deadliest Catch fan then I assume you'll have a better idea of who this is than I do.

I_medium Louisville commit and Trinity High standout Rodjay Burns has been named first team All-State.

I_medium Bill Walton went to a Grateful Dead concert on New Year's Eve because he's Bill Walton.

I_medium Louisville has extended a scholarship offer to 5-star power forward Mohamed Bamba from the class of 2017.

I_medium It's not a Music City Bowl if you're not taking pictures with Nate Johnson.

I_medium The Music City Bowl got higher television ratings (5.4) than the Sugar Bowl (5.3). Also, this year's Rose Bowl received its lowest rating (7.9) since it first began being televised in 1983. The Previous low was 9.3 in 2013.

I_medium Louisville is No. 18 in the most recent hoops power rankings from Luke Winn.

I_medium In case you somehow missed the story, a Kentucky fan got tossed out of the Music City Bowl.

I_medium The Wake Forest athletic department previews tonight's game here.

I_medium So Louisville could be returning 99.7 WDJX percent of its offense next season.

That's cool.

I_medium Mark Blankenbaker says that the "season of patience" paid off for Louisville football fans, and will continue to pay off in the future.

I_medium College basketball is going to have a No. 1 vs. No. 2 game tomorrow night, which is cool.

I_medium Each member of the staff over at the great Blogger so Dear likes the Cards tonight.

I_medium And finally, beat Wake Forest.