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Tuesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Via Rocky Nelson, Cardinal football is getting some serious national love in Kauai, Hawaii.

I_medium Spread check: Louisville by 35.5.

I_medium A reminder that the first Red-White scrimmage is tomorrow night at 7 at the Yum Center. You won't be able to find it anywhere online, so in person is the only way to get your first glimpse at the 2016-17 Cards.

I_medium College basketball starts exactly one month from today. Andy Katz of ESPN has an early 2016-17 primer.

I_medium The 2016-17 Louisville basketball media guide is here, which should be enough to keep you all occupied for the next three days until the football game.

I_medium Linebacker Tadarrius Patterson, who committed to U of L back in May, decommitted from the Cards Tuesday.

I_medium The U of L men's soccer team is all the way up to No. 2 in the latest Soccer America top 25. The Cards take on No. 7 Indiana tonight at 7 inside Lynn Stadium, and the first 100 fans through the gates get free stuff.

I_medium Stewart Mandel's bowl projections for Fox Sports have Louisville taking on Tennessee in the Orange Bowl.

I_medium Eleven ACC teams in the NCAA Tournament? Jeff Goodman says it could happen.

I_medium Ben Boulware is annoyed that people think he's a dirty player, a problem which could be alleviated if he stopped being a dirty player.

I_medium Charlie Strong said yesterday that Baylor and TCU changed the Big 12 with "lesser athletes," a comment which probably won't go over well with players for either teams.

I_medium The Numerical is always a college football read worthy of your time.

I_medium Cool move by Antonio Brown to donate his Muhammad Ali tribute cleats to Central High School.

I_medium U of L baseball will be hosting its annual high school all-star camp on Oct. 28-29.

I_medium The Forde Yard Dash says, among other things, that Lamar Jackson is still the Heisman favorite.

I_medium Despite a takedown of No. 6 Northwestern, the Louisville field hockey team fell from No. 8 to No. 11 in this week's national poll.

I_medium Dennis Dodd was not impressed with Lamar Jackson's bye week performance.

I_medium Brooklyn Rivers of the U of L women's soccer team has been named as one of the country's top freshmen by Top Drawer Soccer.

I_medium The C-J outlines its playoff road map for Louisville.

I_medium On the men's soccer side, Mohamed Thiaw has been named the ACC co-offensive player of the week.

I_medium Shoutout to all these guys, but especially Ryan McMahon, who seems to always show up when it comes to stuff like this. Good dude.

I_medium Miami's BankUnited Center is getting a new name.

I_medium An Arkansas professor was arrested for yelling "F--k you" at Bret Bielema from the crowd, which seems like an error in judgment but also not an detainable offense.

I_medium Yahoo projects the four team playoff and doesn't include Louisville or Washington.

I_medium The latest College Football Playoff Ranking projections from Jerry Palm at CBS have Louisville falling from No. 4 to No. 8.

1. Alabama: A very comfortable win at Arkansas moves the Crimson Tide up to the top spot.

2. Ohio State: There is something about Indiana that brings out the worst in Ohio State. Of course, if the worst in Ohio State is a 21-point win, the rest of college football could be in trouble.

3. Clemson: The Tigers are pretty much neck-and-neck with Texas A&M. I'm keeping the Tigers here because they beat Auburn at Auburn.

4. Texas A&M: The Aggies needed overtime but knocked off Tennessee. That goes with wins over Auburn and Arkansas to give them a pretty good schedule so far.

5. Michigan: Jim Harbaugh's bunch laid the worst beatdown in FBS-vs.-FBS football in the current century, pasting Rutgers 78-0.

6. Tennessee: The Vols have played the best schedule and haven't been beaten in regulation yet.

7. Washington: U-Dub stuck it to Oregon big time. There is a new beast in the Pac-12.

8. Louisville: The Cardinals took the week off and watched as their best remaining opponent took it on the chin.

9. Wisconsin: The Badgers had the week off to prepare for a visit from Ohio State.

10. Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente's first year is off to a pretty good start. The Hokies lost to Tennessee in Bristol but just pounded North Carolina in Chapel Hill to announce themselves as the favorite in the ACC Coastal Division.

I_medium Cardiac Hill (Pitt) has Louisville at No. 2 in its ACC power rankings.

I_medium Syracuse checks in at No. 12 in our preseason top 25 countdown (note: Louisville has not appeared yet).

I_medium And finally, the Cards are happy to be back home and playing after the Clemson loss and the bye week.