Sooo, pretty good week so far, right? I'm enjoying it.
The Highchair Emcee strikes again, and it's glorious.
He's also going to be a ball boy for the Georgia Tech game, which is step one towards having Sean Moth's job by next season.
Part of the magic of last night (but not quite as magical as Rick F'ing Barnes erasing a 21-point deficit against Kentucky), was DePaul stunning No. 11 Providence. My dude Ricky O'Donnell was there as the players STORMED THE STUDENT SECTION because there weren't enough students at the game to storm the court.
This is the greatest February in the history of Februarys ... Februaries?
Angel McCoughtry will join Darrell Griffith in being honored as an ACC legend in 2016. Not a bad duo to represent Louisville, I'd say.
Mangok's road to recovery has included some "freestyle" swimming.
Mathiang, a redshirt junior who is a team captain, said he has relied on former U of L star Gorgui Dieng for guidance since fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during the Cards' 22-point win over Western Kentucky on Dec. 19.
He said he doesn't have a specific target date for his return yet, but coach Rick Pitino suggested Mathiang, who averaged 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 10 non-conference games, might not be back until mid-to-late February, perhaps not even until March.
"That right there, I'm not sure of," Mathiang said.
Mathiang has spent hours and hours in a swimming pool, trying to stay in shape and "keep my wind up." He joked that he keeps his head above the water while he swims because he panics "a little bit."
Deng Adel, Mathiang's long-time family friend and his cubicle neighbor in the locker room, started giggling when he heard Mathiang describe his swimming form as "freestyle."
"I saw a shark once and that was it," Mathiang said, sending Adel into a laughing fit.
ESPN's Todd McShay is now predicting that the New York Giants will select Sheldon Rankins with the 10th overall pick at the NFL Draft.
@CardChronicle The last comment lol pic.twitter.com/2I665C89iA— People's Champ (@Ville_Hayes) February 3, 2016
Louisville is up to No. 13 in ESPN's latest college hoops power rankings.
Andrea Adelson: another member of the Louisville media spin machine.
Had heard Thomas was not going to be back at Louisville regardless. https://t.co/Qw3cCKmACQ— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) February 3, 2016
Garrick McGee said on our radio show -- in so many words -- that Louisville fans should not be overly concerned about Lamar Thomas' move to Kentucky.
Today's U examines what we learned about Louisville after the Cards' upset of North Carolina.
Athlon ranks Lamar Jackson as the 16th-best quarterback in all of college football for the upcoming season.
16. Lamar Jackson, Louisville
Jackson enters the offseason firmly entrenched as Louisville's No. 1 quarterback. The Florida native has room to grow as a passer (54.7 completion percentage in 2015), but showcased his dynamic, play-making ability with 960 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.
A look back at some old (and current) recruiting rankings give some insight into why Florida State and Clemson have been so dominant in the ACC.
Jay Bilas' "I helped hang that banner" bit is one of the best running jokes going in college hoops.
Sure, rub it in. Still waiting for my jersey retirement at UofL. Nobody was more responsible for the Cards' win! https://t.co/FU22Kb10LE— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) February 2, 2016
Pat Forde tackles the notion that this will be one of the most wide-open NCAA Tournaments ever in his latest Forde Minutes.
Eric Crawford gives his three biggest takeaways from Rick Pitino's wonderful blog entry last night.
Most Wins vs AP-Top 2 Opponents – Since 2001-02— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 2, 2016
* 2001-02: Pitino's 1st season at Louiville
Russ Smith is putting up some ridiculous numbers in the D-League, including a new single game assist record.
And just in case you were wondering, the man still isn't afraid to go 1 on 5.
1 v. 5? nbd https://t.co/0MFjkpzkLr— Delaware 87ers (@Sevens) January 31, 2016
Jeff Greer has Louisville at No. 3 in his latest ACC power rankings, and said Clemson is the team in the league with the second half schedule best-suited for a top four finish.
This is why everyone needs to behave on Twitter.
The type of fans Louisville has ! ❤ https://t.co/oanoVhmciz— BbyD Worth 8 Figures (@LamarquesThomas) February 1, 2016
The Columbus (Ga.) Ledger discusses Jawon Pass' signing with Louisville.
You know you've made it when you're featured in a Bad Lip Reading video. Congrats, Teddy.
Myisha Hines-Allen's monster season has her dream of playing in the WNBA looking more realistic than ever.
Louisville City FC has signed former U of L soccer standout Paolo "Salt" DelPiccolo.
College hoops on TV this evening:
Illinois at Rutgers, 6:30 p.m., BTN
St. John's at No. 6 Xavier, 6:30 p.m., FS1
Arkansas at Florida, 7 p.m., SEC Network
Notre Dame at No. 17 Miami (Fla.), 7 p.m., ESPN2
Penn State at No. 5 Iowa, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Boston College at No. 9 Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPN3
UMass Lowell at Hartford, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Evansville at Northern Iowa, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Creighton at No. 3 Villanova, 8 p.m., CBS Sports
Omaha at Western Illinois, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Illinois State at Loyola (CHI), 8 p.m., ESPN3
No. 4 Maryland at Nebraska, 8:30 p.m., BTN
Marquette at Seton Hall, 8:30 p.m., FS1
Ole Miss at Missouri, 9 p.m., SEC Network
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech, 9 p.m., ESPNU
Kansas State at No. 7 Kansas, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Southern Illinois at No. 21 Wichita State, 9 p.m., ESPN3
CSU Northridge at UC Riverside, 10 p.m., ESPN3
No. 23 Arizona at Washington State, 10 p.m., PAC12
Arizona State at Washington, 11 p.m., ESPNU
And finally, Ramsey & Rutherford will be live at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium from 3-6 to cover all the signing day madness. Bobby Petrino will join the show at 4, and assistants will be stopping by throughout the show. As always, you can stream the show live by going to this link.