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Ryan Elizabeth Weiter is hoping to have her L perfected by the time the Cards make it to Omaha.

I_medium Louisville baseball is up one spot to No. 1 in the latest college baseball power rankings from ESPN. ACC brethren Miami checks in at No. 3.

I_medium Both Card Chronicle and 93.9 The Ville are finalists for 2016 Best of Louisville awards.

I_medium The best news of the week is Pitt running back James Conner being completely cancer free.

I_medium Louisville QB commit Malik Cunningham is suddenly in very high demand.

I_medium UCLA has officially left adidas for an insanely lucrative deal with Under Armour. Louisville will have an interesting decision to make in a couple of years.

I_medium Somewhat surprisingly, the Preakness on NBC averaged 9.4 million viewers last Saturday, which was up 6 percent from American Pharoah's win last year (8.9 million viewers).

I_medium There will be no rubber match between Nyquist and Exaggerator, as the Derby champion is out of the Belmont.

I_medium 100 days, y'all.

I_medium Coach K is extremely high on his 2016-17 team, which will likely begin the season ranked No. 1.

I_medium Based on recruiting rankings, Kentucky is the biggest underachiever in college basketball (insider).

Two Final Four appearances, a title-game loss and a 38-0 start to a season — and that's underachieving? One has to remember, this is all relative to recruiting class rankings. In the past four years, Kentucky has had three No. 2-ranked recruiting classes and the No. 1 class (in 2013). However, the Wildcats missed the NCAA tournament once in that span and then received a No. 8 seed the following year. Injuries have played a factor (Nerlens Noel in 2013), but there's also been underperforming among the elite recruits. What the last two seasons have shown, though, is that John Calipari is getting more and more accustomed to mixing freshmen and veterans. NCAA tournament absences likely won't be on the docket moving forward.

I_medium Louisville is one of eight finalists for class of 2017 point guard Paul Scruggs from Indianapolis. Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan State and Xavier are the other finalists.

I_medium Chad Ford has Chinanu Onuaku going to the Spurs with pick 29 in his latest mock draft.

I_medium Louisville baseball is going to be good for a very long time.

I_medium Former Manual High RB standout Michael Nero is headed to Eastern Kentucky.

I_medium The Louisville volleyball team is currently galavanting around Europe.

I_medium All Roger Williams does is churn out conference POYs.

I_medium Louisville and Miami is the ACC championship game that the college baseball world wants to see on Sunday.

I_medium Shabazz Napier will play for the Puerto Rican National Team this summer, one year too late from finally being on the other end of a Rick Pitino victory.

I_medium U of L swim and dive has announced the times and dates for its sumer camps.

I_medium A lot of people are making a big deal out of this Instagram post from Chinanu:

There's certainly no way to see that as a bad sign, but I'm also not convinced that it's an inside look into where his head is right now. I mean, if he's going to post a picture of himself playing basketball, it's kind of hard to find a shot where he's not wearing a Louisville jersey.

Although I will say that I'd love a totally out of character picture of Nanu like shrugging his shoulders in an exaggerated fashion or doing an "I don't know" pose with one hand over his mouth. Maybe he's wearing a completely generic NBA shirt with just the Jerry West logo. If nothing else it would make me laugh, and that's all that really matters.

I_medium The ACC baseball tournament is as tough as it gets.

I_medium And finally, R&R is back today from 3-6 talking about the new U of L hoops schedule news, Nanu's decision and the start of the postseason for Louisville baseball. Listen or die.