—Spread check: Louisville by 20.
—The C-J looks at five ways that David Padgett could land the U of L head coaching job full time.
—It sounds like Deng Adel was impressive at U of L’s pro day over the weekend.
Spoke to a few NBA scouts that attended both the Louisville & Kentucky pro day practices. Top two NBA prospects. 1.Kevin Knox & 2.Deng Adel pic.twitter.com/iZ71nIHdGm— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) October 9, 2017
V.J. King and Ray Spalding also drew some rave reviews from those in attendance on Saturday.
—U of L men’s soccer checks in at No. 4 in the sport’s latest RPI rankings. Six of the top seven teams in the RPI are from the ACC.
—Dennis Dodd of CBS looks at how Louisville’s sanctions could affect the ACC and its developing network.
—Being dunked on more than the other 350 Division-I teams for two consecutive years is an accomplishment only DePaul is capable of.
Most dunked on teams by season: '17 Ariz St., '16 Duke, '15 Miss. Valley St., '14 Temple, '13 Fla St., '12 DePaul, '11 DePaul, '10 Duke.— Ken Pomeroy (@kenpomeroy) October 5, 2017
—Beginning this season, college baseball’s NCAA tournament will feature a seeding of the top 16 teams, and not just the top eight as in years past.
—Shareef O'Neal, Shaq’s son, could flip his commitment from Arizona to Kentucky in the wake of the FBI’s indictment.
—I’ll be mentioning this again when the dates draw closer, but as of now I’ll be signing copies of 100 Things Louisville Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die on Nov. 5 at the Barnes & Noble on S. Hurtsbourne and on Dec. 10 at the Barnes & Noble at The Summit (Paddock Shops, whatever). Both events will start at 1 and I will write terrible jokes on your books if you ask me to.
—Brilliant stuff as always from Good Bull Hunting on the continued haunting of their program by Alabama.
—Louisville is one of the 101 teams that have already been eliminated from the College Football Playoff. Kentucky is not. I want to die.
—Stay in Moorea, guys.
—A look inside Grand Canyon basketball in the program’s first season of postseason eligibility.
—ACC Basketball Report looks at the league’s top 25 players for the upcoming season. Both Deng Adel and Quentin Snider get nods.
—Andrea Adelson has a good profile of Louisville’s Jonathan Greenard, who is a pretty awesome person.
"Having a special needs kid, you try so hard for him to have as typical a life as everyone else and have the same opportunities, and Jonathan made him feel like he was just one of the team, and a very important part of the team," Stacey said through tears in a recent phone interview. "I can't even put it into words how special a young man he is."
Tomberlin, who will turn 23 in November, was born with autism and epilepsy, which precluded him from playing sports. But Tomberlin absolutely loved his Georgia Bulldogs and always wanted to be involved in football in some way. In 2013, Tomberlin enrolled at Hiram, the only school in the area that offered a vocational program for disabled students.
Tomberlin's teacher asked football coach Chris Brown whether Tomberlin could help. Brown said yes, so Stacey brought Tomberlin out to fall practice and the team rallied around him, thanks to Greenard. That season, Greenard had his best year on defense and developed into a bona fide pass-rusher thanks to his quick first step. Louisville and other programs showed an interest.
Then a month before his senior season, Greenard got a frantic phone call. Tomberlin had a seizure in his grandmother's pool on July 4 and nearly drowned. Greenard raced to the hospital, where he met up with Brown.
Tomberlin was in a coma.
"I did break down. I thought we were going to lose him at first," Greenard said. "But knowing Ryan and knowing the person he is and his mom, his upbringing, he's a strong kid. He's been through a lot. When I went to see him, I felt like it was to help him out a little bit more. He heard my voice, I prayed over him, talked to him and just loved him, and he bounced back."
—More fallout from the FBI's college hoops investigation: Five-star Arizona commit Jahvon Quinerly has hired a lawyer.
—It’s still possible to see Brian Bowen in a Louisville uniform this year.
—Gary Parrish says if Penn State football can bounce back as quickly as it did, then Louisville basketball fans shouldn’t be so worried about the future.
—The first of one billion times this is going to happen over the course of the next five months.
David Padgett can't get any respect. pic.twitter.com/ZGRxwrxo1m— Matt Willinger (@MattWillinger) October 5, 2017
—The U of L field hockey team has now won six in a row.
—Louisville volleyball continued its strong start in ACC play with a win over Virginia. The Cards are now 5-1 in the conference.
—Sedat’s approval is the only vote of confidence I need.
—I totally missed the voting for this year’s LEO Best of Louisville awards, but big thanks to everyone who helped Card Chronicle earn second in the Best Blog category and me to earn a very undeserved first in the Best Local Writer category. You are all angels. I do miss finishing third every year though.
—Jaire Alexander is happy to be back.
—Tickets are now on sale for the U of L men’s basketball tip-off luncheon, which goes down on Oct. 26.
—Quick check in on the fans of Louisville football’s next opponent ...
—Lamar Jackson wasn’t the only Heisman contender who “struggled” in week six.
—Louisville sits at No. 6 in the new ACC power rankings from Gobbler Country.
—And finally, ESPN is doing away with the 24-hour college hoops tip-off marathon, because everything I loved four years ago must now be slowly ripped away and boiled in acid in front of me. If America bans candy in the next three months then I’m done.