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Monday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Despite the rough weekend, CCBM Tree Season rolls on.

—The fourth-ranked U of L women’s basketball team had to stage a furious rally to avoid an upset on the road at South Dakota State on Sunday. Here’s your recap.

—Jeff Greer has a good breakdown of what went wrong defensively for Louisville down the stretch in its losses to Purdue and Seton hall.

—SB Nation ranks the watchability of all 40 bowl games and has the TaxSlayer Bowl in the second tier because of Lamar Jackson.

—Let’s get it.

—The S&P rankings have Louisville at No. 17 heading into the bowl season.

—Shoutout to Trinity quarterback Nick Bohn for breaking Tim Couch’s national high school football record for completion percentage in a season.

—CFP odds from Bovada:

Odds to win the 2018 College Football Championship

Alabama 9/5

Clemson 5/2

Oklahoma 11/4

Georgia 10/3

College Football Playoff Lines

Alabama -1½

Clemson +1½

Georgia PICK

Oklahoma PICK

—ACC Commissioner John Swofford says football in the conference is the strongest it’s ever been.

—Should you be emotionally ready to view them, Louisville-Seton Hall highlights are here.

—The U of L lacrosse team has added 10 players to its 2018 recruiting class.

—Louisville has fallen out of the CBS Sports top 25 and one.

—After watching this, I think it’s reasonable to ask if Herm Edwards knows the mascot of the program where he just accepted the head football coaching position.

Bellarmine basketball is rolling through the first part of its season.

—Your full bowl calendar for 2017-18.

—Purdue’s new home intros are pretty freakin’ sweet.

—U of L has announced that 2017 Golden Spikes Award winner Brendan McKay will be honored at halftime of Saturday’s home basketball game against Indiana.

—Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart was ashamed by how the UK football team conducted itself against Louisville.

“What we saw last Saturday is not who we are, never has been,” Barnhart said in his opening monologue, without being asked. “It’s not who we will be, and that is for sure.”

He was referring to a series of ugly incidents during a blowout loss to rival Louisville that ended the regular season on a sour note. Linebacker Jordan Jones got into a scuffle with Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson and later drew consecutive personal fouls during a string of three straight for UK.

Linebacker Denzil Ware got the third — and that was after he’d shoved a trash can into a Louisville player during the dust-up on the periphery of Jones and Jackson’s throwdown. Jones was also seen arguing with coaches repeatedly on the sideline.

“I will assure you that the focus will be on reestablishing the way they’ve played on the field and the way they’ve represented this program on and off the field,” Barnhart said Sunday. “Very proud of the young men in this program and they are as well. When you lose a couple games, and the way we lost, it stings a little bit. I assure you they will bounce back with an incredible effort.”

Barnhart said he and head coach Mark Stoops have discussed the bad behavior and it has been addressed within the team.

Those are great words, but they’re just that: words.

—The U of L men's and women's swimming teams combined to top the standings at the 2017 Winter National Championships over the weekend.

—Arrest this person.

—The U of L volleyball team saw its season end with a loss to Northern Iowa in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Cardinals will still have their ACC championship rings to keep them company during the offseason.

—U of L RB commit Javian Hawkins has received a scholarship offer from Nebraska and plans to take an official visit to the school later this month.

—Ron Creque Jr. with that fire.

—Even with Todd Grantham gone to Florida, Mississippi State’s defense is likely to look familiar to Louisville fans.

Via Kelly Dickey, Louisville is 3-2 against SEC opponents in bowl games. The combined scores of the five games is 117-117. That’s pretty wild. Not very wild, but pretty wild.

—The Card might have lost to Seton Hall, but the managers moved to 3-0 on the year.

—The C-J gives us five early things to know about Mississippi State.

—Your ACC hoops roundup from the weekend that was.

—The best.

—Eric Crawford’s takeaways from the loss to Seton Hall are here.

—And finally, R&R is recapping the weekend that was from 3-6 on Cards Radio 790-KRD. As always, you can listen here.