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Thing was always my favorite.

—Spread check: Bye week by 700 yards of total offense.

—All week 11 ACC games besides Duke-Army were placed on a six-day hold yesterday, which means we won’t know the kickoff time or TV coverage for Louisville-Virginia until Sunday.

—Louisville basketball is finally on Twitter.

—Russ Smith dropped 42 in his debut for his new team in China.

—The ninth-ranked U of L field hockey team celebrated senior day over the weekend with a 6-0 win over Ohio.

—These are absurd numbers.

And yet we’re 5-4.

—The NCAA denied the appeal of NC State freshman Braxton Beverly on Monday, meaning he’ll have to sit out the 2017-18 because he went to class.

—Former Louisville commit Matt Colburn, as you might expect, was very excited about his performance against the Cards on Saturday.

Colburn ended up signing with Wake Forest and got revenge against Louisville and its coach, Bobby Petrino, on Saturday.

The junior rushed for a team-high 134 yards against the Cardinals to lead Wake Forest to a 42-32 victory.

“I was waiting for this for a long time,” Colburn told reporters after the game. “It’s a long time coming. God is good and his timing is impeccable. I’m just so happy, so proud of my teammates for keeping me up… It’s just the cherry on top for me. This game is so personal.”

—The U of L men’s soccer team is up to No. 4 in the latest RPI rankings.

—The Cards upset No. 4 Clemson over the weekend to lock down a bye to the quarterfinals for this week’s ACC Tournament. Third-seeded U of L will host either Boston College or Virginia Sunday at 1 p.m.

—Dana O’Neill’s profile on Patrick Ewing’s return to college basketball is very good.

—This went poorly for Rajon Rondo.

—Greg Dortch, the freshman wide receiver who destroyed Louisville on Saturday, will miss the rest of the season because of an abdominal injury.

—Blogger so Dear celebrates the win over the Cards.

—Cincinnati basketball inside Freedom Hall feels right. Give me Bobby Brannen as guest referee.

—Iowa State upset TCU over the weekend and then damn near ate the Taco Bell in Ames clean.

—Sorta feel like we should be hosting this thing. Or at least be the top seed.

—At least three of the defendants in the FBI’s probe into college basketball are discussing taking a deal with prosecutors.

—Christian Dawkins’ attorney says Dawkins is not one of them.

—Best costumes I’ve seen so far this month.

—The 11th annual Derby City Cup is coming to Louisville next week.

A new cyclocross course at Joe Creason Park will debut at the 11th annual Derby City Cup for amateur and professional cyclocross competitions Nov. 4-5. Athletes and spectators also will be treated to new sounds and tastes at the B4 Festival – bikes, bands, beer, and barbeque - at the venue on Nov. 4 during the world-class bicycle competitions.

Races on Saturday will feature the nation’s best pro women and men as they battle for the $35,000 prize purse in the grand finale of the Sho-Air US Cup-CX Series. These UCI Category 2 races also provide points for USA Cycling’s Pro Cyclocross Calendar (ProCX). On Sunday, athletes will vie for the Pan-American Cyclocross Championships.

The Pan-American Cyclocross Championships crown the top racers from among the 41 nations of the Pan-American Cycling Confederation. Champions in five categories will be awarded the Pan-Am Champion’s jersey: Women Youth U-23, Junior Men 17-18, Men U-23, Elite Women, and Elite Men.

The two days of racing in November also will serve as the test event for the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships, which will be held in December 2018 at Joe Creason Park. The 2017 Derby City Cup will be the only time that amateur and professional cyclocross riders can competitively ride on the Joe Creason course prior to the 2018 National Championships.

—Just in case you guys somehow missed what Donovan Mitchell did on Saturday ...

Most explicit content to ever come out of the state of Utah.

—Wake Forest QB John Wolford was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week yesterday, which means in all four of Louisville’s ACC losses, a player on the other team wound up winning the league’s Offensive Player of the Week award.

—Well done, Steph.

—Jeff Walz announced during U of L’s media day that former Bullitt East High School standout Lindsey Duvall will redshirt this season because of a knee injury.

—Here’s what the ladies will be wearing this season:

—Mark Emmert says that the public is losing confidence in the NCAA. Change “losing” to the past tense and he’s finally got something right.

—Basketball Times ranks Bellarmine, Louisville’s next exhibition opponent, as the No. 3 team in Division-II.

—Wood is the man.

—Sports Illustrated ranks all 351 college basketball teams in Division-I and has Louisville at No. 9.

—Marshawn Lynch remains a national treasure.

—The ACC announced Tuesday that hat former Louisville OT Joe Jacoby is a member of the 2017 Class of Football Legends. Congrats to Joe.

—Jeff Greer serves up his recap of Louisville’s first exhibition game.

—Little Q is a Halloween icon.

—The C-J looks at the future of Dae Williams and the other biggest questions surrounding the end of Louisville’s 2017 football season.

—And finally, happy Halloween, kids.