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Monday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

These Lyndon Football moms tore up the women's football clinic over the weekend.

I_medium After winning 16 of their last 17 games, Louisville baseball will enter the postseason ranked No. 1 in the RPI.

I_medium College Football News is out with its full 2016 Louisville football preview.

The Season Will Be a Success If ...

The Cardinals win 10 games for the first time as an ACC member. Louisville won nine in 2014 and eight last season in what was billed as a borderline rebuilding campaign.

Now that Bobby Petrino enters Year 3 of his Louisville sequel, QB Lamar Jackson is a year older and the defense is again salty, this team is ready to be the next best thing to Clemson and Florida State in the entire conference. Plus, the schedule isn't overwhelming, with a visit from the Noles and trips to play the Tigers and Houston as the only bouts with teams that'll be ranked in the preseason.

Key Game

Sept. 17 vs. Florida State. If the Cards are going to turn the Atlantic Division into a three-team title chase, they've got to beat a ranked opponent. Louisville has dropped seven straight to Top 25 teams, including 0-3 in each of the last two seasons.

This Week 3 visit from the Seminoles will give an early indication of the Cardinals' ceiling in 2016. Knock off Florida State in front of an electric Papa John's crowd, and it'll provide a clear signal that Louisville could be in the ACC title hunt right through the end of November.

I_medium Chinanu Onuaku is No. 39 and Damion Lee is No. 62 on CBS' latest NBA Draft big board.

I_medium Louisville's Olivia Cason finished 45th at the NCAA Championship tournament in Oregon.

I_medium Phil Steele's love of Louisville's linebackers continues.

I_medium Jeff Greer continues to look at Louisville basketball's recruiting targets in the class of 2017.

I_medium Florida State's 2016 football schedule is quite loaded.

I_medium There are 217 combined SEC losses in this picture.

That's not true, but the fact that it was sort of believable is all you need to know.

I_medium A somber Game of Thrones Scorecard for season six, episode five is here.

I_medium Chinanu Onuaku is one of the 13 underclassmen with the biggest should I stay or should I go decision to make in the next two days.

Chinanu Onuaku, Louisville: The standard belief is that Onuaku would head to the NBA this season. He's got a chance to be a first round pick this year, but the process is drawing out. There's still a shot, but if I'm a Louisville fan, I wouldn't expect to see him in the Yum! Center anytime soon.

I_medium Xavier's Trevon Blueitt is returning to school, which means the Musketeers are going to be very good again.

I_medium The ACC Digital Network has a little vignette about Corey Ray's MLB prospects. Spoiler: they're good.

I_medium The SEC is going to be bad at basketball again in 2016-17.

I_medium I like the confidence. Especially at such a young age.

I_medium The TV ratings for the Preakness in Louisville were quite large. Shocking.

I_medium Led by CardsFan922, Louisville's hip hop scene is on the verge of making a big national splash.

I_medium I apologize for only having one other post up on the site before this one, I was busy watching this 1,000 times.

I_medium And finally, R&R is back today from 3-6 talking about Louisville baseball and penis kicking. Gonna be lit.