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The Wade family was fortunate enough to spend its Music City Bowl celebration with the game's MVP himself.

I_medium Jeff Greer takes a closer look at Louisville's late-game execution against Wake Forest.

I_medium We've already heard that Josh Harvey-Clemons is returning to Louisville for his senior season, is DeAngelo Brown going to follow suit?

"I'm not 100 percent sure (he is returning to play for Louisville in 2016)," Estelle Brown said. "But I think that he is, though. ... He's going back (to Louisville's campus), he's enrolling in classes and he's talking like he is going to stay another year."

I'll take it.

I_medium Chris Dobbertean's latest Bracketology is out. I don't agree with Louisville's seed and you won't either.

I_medium Louisville is a No. 4 seed in the latest bracket from CBS' Jerry Palm.

I_medium Lamar Jackson, Cole Hikutini, Geron Christian, Devonte Fields, Stacy Thomas and Josh Harvey-Clemons all make ESPN's All-ACC Bowl Team.

QB: Lamar Jackson, Louisville. Jackson had 226 yards rushing in a 27-21 win over Texas A&M, the second most by a quarterback in a bowl game in FBS history. He also was the third player to throw and rush for at least 200 yards in a bowl game in FBS history.

TE: Cole Hikutini, Louisville. Hikutini had a career-high 103 yards (his first career 100-yard game) against Texas A&M. He also had a career-long 56-yard reception.

OT: Geron Christian, Louisville. You are reading this right. Two true freshmen tackles made the all-bowl team. Christian had a whale of a game himself, as the Cards had 307 yards rushing.

I_medium Providence's Kris Dunn headlines the midseason Naismith Award rankings.

I_medium Kyle Allen, the first of the two quarterbacks who transferred from Texas A&M before the Music City Bowl, is headed to Houston. He won't be eligible to play when Louisville visits TDECU Stadium next season.

I_medium And he's still been pretty successful.

I_medium Louisville signee Frankie Hughes has been nominated for the McDonald's All-American Game.

I_medium Taylor County point guard David Sloan, who has been recruited heavily by Louisville and has a scholarship offer from Rick Pitino, picked up a scholarship offer from Iowa State on Monday.

I_medium It took a "miracle" for Trey Lewis to be able to be on the court Sunday night.

"There was no way I should have been able to play out there," Lewis said. "Our trainer Fred (Hina) didn't really want me to play. But one thing I know: I was praying (Saturday) night, and I expected God to do a miracle, and he came through. I was really grateful to compete for my team."

"I felt like today was a testimony to what God can do and when you believe. I want to give him the glory for this performance."

The fifth-year graduate transfer didn't want to miss his debut game in the Atlantic Coast Conference, where wins are at a premium, and he didn't want to start the new year off in a negative way. He doesn't have many games left in his college career, and he doesn't want to miss any of them.

Even though Lewis couldn't cut or jump as well as usual, he managed to hit three 3-pointers to help U of L take a 35-28 halftime lead.

"I know the team feeds off my leadership," he said, "and I just wanted to be out there somehow. I just knew I had to be on the floor. It's sore, but I feel good that we got the win."

I_medium U of L has officially announced the signing of class of 2016 defensive lineman Kordell Slater.

I_medium Corey Ray and Kyle Funkhouser both rank in the top six of Baseball America's top 100 collegiate MLB Draft prospects for 2016.

I_medium Indiana basketball has announced that James Blackmon Jr. is having surgery on his right knee this afternoon.

I_medium It's Army All-American bowl week for Jawon Pass. Here's the report from his first practice.

Four-star quarterback Jawon Pass had a solid day, but wasn't on the level of his two teammates. If he wasn't playing alongside the others, Pass' struggles wouldn't be so evident. All that said, the Louisville commit was clearly the best athlete of the group and will be a major threat at the next level with his arm and legs.

Here's more of Pass from Tuesday:

I_medium Josh Norris of Roto World has Sheldon Rankins going to the Seahawks at pick No. 21 in his latest NFL mock draft. Norris also says that if he had to pick one prospect who deserves more attention, it'd be Rankins.

I_medium Speaking of Rankins, you can't watch this too many times.

I_medium Kansas-Oklahoma last night was the best regular season college basketball game in who knows how long. Here are 10 reasons why.

I_medium Lost in the hubbub surrounding that game was the fact that North Carolina's Brice Johnson posted 39 and 23 in UNC's win over Florida State, and Virginia lost to Virginia Tech. Suddenly, Buzz Williams' Hokies are 2-0 in the ACC.

I_medium The current ACC is reminding plenty of folks, including Rick Pitino, of the old Big East.

The conference's traditional powers are still among the nation's top teams, but parity (a word that's often overused but sometimes accurate) has come into play.

When the Associated Press released its preseason poll, there were three ACC teams among the top 25. North Carolina was No. 1, Duke No. 5 and Virginia No. 6.

Louisville, Miami and Pittsburgh have joined the party, and in the latest rankings Miami is at No. 12 (two spots ahead of Duke), and U of L at No. 16 and Pitt at No. 24.

If Wake Forest could hit free throws (Wake went 3 for 12 from the line in its eight-point loss Sunday), the 9-4 Demon Deacons would be right in the mix with wins this season over UCLA, Indiana and Arkansas.

"This has now become what we were in the Big East when you had 11 teams in the tournament," U of L coach Rick Pitino said about the ACC. "The Big East is still very strong, but now the bottom teams have come up when they were down ... Wake Forest, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson.

"Georgia Tech played Carolina to the wire on the road. Clemson wins at home. Virginia Tech wins at home. So there is no longer any victories anymore where you can say, ‘Well, we can pencil that in.' I mean the fans may think that about Wake Forest, but all the films we watched, we knew this would be a war tonight."

That could very well be what ACC games are all season.

I_medium Blogger So Dear looks back at Wake Forest's loss to Louisville and plays three up/three down.

I_medium Future Cardinal defensive lineman Chris Williams appears to be on his way to Louisville.

I_medium Should you choose to watch a Kentucky basketball game on television this evening, the experience figures to be even more annoying than usual.

I_medium Clemson getting less practice time than Alabama in the days leading up to the national championship game is super weird.

I_medium Bridgewater/Dieng 2016.

Gorgui Dieng and Teddy Bridgewater stay close after Louisville

Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Teddy Bridgewater of the Minnesota Vikings have been close friends since becoming classmates at Louisville. Now they're playing in the same city once again."Gorgui, he's my boy. At the University of Louisville we were like brothers."

Posted by FOX Sports North on Saturday, January 2, 2016

I_medium And finally, Ramsey & Rutherford is back from 3-6 this afternoon/evening on 93.9 The Ville. Bobby Petrino will join us at 3:15 to recap the 2015 campaign and discuss the offseason ahead.