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Wednesday evening Cardinal news and notes

Michael Kloby repping at the Big House. People don't forget, Michigan.

I_medium Keith Law's latest mock MLB Draft (insider) for ESPN has Corey Ray going No. 5 overall and Zack Burdi going 25th.

I_medium Former Cardinal wide receiver Josh Bellamy threw out the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game yesterday.

Teddy to Bellamy across the middle against Kentucky forever.

I_medium U of L's Quiz Bowl team (we have a Quiz Bowl team) is entering the postseason ranked No. 11 in the country. That's higher than Harvard, Northwestern, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth and MIT.

Suck it, nerds.

I_medium Steve Jones reviews the Louisville secondary.

I_medium Linwood Foy is officially signed and sealed.

I_medium The new NCAA Tournament projection has Louisville as the tournament's No. 4 overall seed.

I_medium Baseball America projects the Cards to be the No. 5 overall seed.

I_mediumnew college hoops proposal would allow coaches to call timeout while that coach's team is inbounding the ball.

I_medium U of L softball has arrived in Columbia, Mo. for the NCAA Tournament.

The Cards will take on Nebraska tomorrow at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.

I_medium Sports Illustrated takes a look at what college players learned at the NBA Draft combine.

I_medium The latest mock draft from CBS does not have Chinanu Onuaku going in the first round.

I_medium Song of the summer right here.

I_medium The copperhead snakes appear to be in the middle of some sort of uprising in North Carolina.

I_medium Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Louisville, Miami and Florida State are all still battling for ACC superiority.

I_medium How hot is Louisville baseball right now? There's a club baseball player on campus who might wind up signing a Major League contract soon.

3. Keefe Ammons, 2B, Junior (NCBA) -€” University of Louisville

Could've been ranked higher here or elsewhere until he granted his grandmother's wishes to be closer to home and to seek out a business degree. In doing so, Keefe transferred to the deep powerhouse Louisville a year ago. Ammons who was once a talent developing in a Division 1 program of Jackson State University, now leads the way for the NCBA program at Louisville. The slick-fielding infielder who appeared exclusively at second base last year hit .370, including 2 home runs & 10 stolen bases. Look for Keefe to bring excitement and consistency to the top of the lineup.

Ammons is from the south side of Chicago and is close friends with Cardinal star Corey Ray.

I_medium Crimson Quarry recaps Indiana's 9-2 loss to Louisville last night.

I_medium According to Rick Pitino, Chinanu Onuaku's Tuesday heart procedure was successful. Pitino still thinks that Nanu is staying in the draft.

"I think he's going to stay in," Pitino said. "I've felt that just from the way he was talking at the end of the year, and I felt we would be OK because we've got three other centers and numbers-wise I think Mangok (Mathiang) and Anas (Mahmoud) can give us about the same numbers, so I'm excited about that."

Onuaku helped himself as much as any big man at the NBA pre-draft combine in Chicago last week, and has four workouts scheduled after he's cleared to return to the court, which he said on Wednesday would be in about 5-10 days.

"Nanu has been driven to go this year. And that's a good thing," PItino said. "That's why he played well in the combine and why he'll be good in workouts. . . . I really, firmly believe he's going to be a first-round pick. He's young . . .  and that's what the NBA looks for. He's also a great defensive player, he improved his passing, he improved his free-throw shooting, and he's got a great upside, and that's what the NBA looks for."

WDRB's Eric Crawford also says that sources tell him Pitino met with the NCAA two weeks ago.

If Onuaku doesn't return, Pitino said the Cardinals may keep his scholarship open to fulfill the terms of self-imposed scholarship reductions the school placed on the program earlier this year.

Sources close to the investigation have told WDRB that Pitino has met with NCAA investigators in a single interview that lasted more than three hours nearly two weeks ago. Pitino said he has been instructed not to discuss details of NCAA matters or even whether such an interview took place. He did say again he's hopeful that the program's self-imposed sanctions will be enough.

I_medium Louisville is not a fit city, apparently.

I_medium I'm trying to tell you all, Rick & Morty is awesome.

I_medium Your 2016 U of L volleyball schedule is here.

I_medium And finally, R&R is back from 3-6 today talking Cards baseball, draft lottery ridiculousness, and the best documentaries about wealthy introverts. Listen here.