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Kendall Diebold and Meredith Hayes both thought that the Grand Tetons were in desperate need of some Cardinal love, so they made it happen.

I_medium Rick Pitino has announced that he will hold a spring update press conference tomorrow at noon.

I_medium The new NBA mock draft from SB Nation has Donovan Mitchell going to the Pistons with the 12th pick.

12. Detroit Pistons - Donovan Mitchell, G, Louisville

The Pistons seriously considered moving Reggie Jackson last season. Mitchell isn't a natural replacement, but he has some of the same qualities Stan Van Gundy looks for a guard. Namely: length and athleticism. Mitchell should be able to carve out a role defensively while his shooting and secondary creation ability continues to develop. Think of him as Victor Oladipo with a better handle.

I_medium Seton Hall got huge news on Monday with the announced return of big man Angel Delgado. The Pirates will face Louisville at the Yum Center in December.

I_medium Former U of L pitcher Josh Rogers has been promoted to the Double-A affiliate in the Yankees organization.

I_medium Markelle Fultz is currently the overwhelming favorite to be the first pick in the NBA Draft.

2017 NBA Draft -€” Who will be the #1 Overall Draft Pick?

Markelle Fultz                1/5

Lonzo Ball                     4/1

Jayson Tatum               12/1

Any Other Player           10/1

I_medium Kyle Funkhouser keeps cookin'.

I_medium U of L will host both the ACC's field hockey and cross country championships this fall.

I_medium Brendan McKay might be the best two-way MLB prospect in four decades.

I_medium This is terrific.

I_medium No college hoops team has had a better 24 hours than Arizona, which found out that Rawle Alkins was returning, and that top 2018 recruit Emmanuel Akot was reclassifying and joining the program for the 2017-18 season.

I_medium The only competition for Sean Miller when it comes to recent good news is Texas, which out-dueled Kentucky for Mohamed Bamba last Thursday and now is getting Andrew Jones back for another season.

I_medium Shaq Wiggins announced last month that he was heading to Tennessee, but now it appears that he might be going to Mississippi State to reunite with Todd Grantham.

I_medium A closer look at the financial benefits of having the ACC tournament in Louisville this week reveals that it really is a major gift for the city.

I_medium Kentucky fans got really mad when Kirk Herbstreit said that most of them view football as an appetizer to basketball.

I_medium West Virginia basketball just got a big boost for the 2017-18 season with the return of Jevon Carter.

I_medium Bellarmine has added EKU transfer Parker Chitty for next season.

I_medium This is a well done Cardinal baby picture.

I_medium Tepin and Curlin are making babies, and their babies are probably going to be really fast.

I_medium Michigan coach John Beilein says March's scary plane accident as the team left for the Big Ten Tournament changed both his life and his wife's life forever.

I_medium The Houston Rockets put together a highlight video of Montrezl Harrell's 2016-17 season.

I_medium Louisville baseball has fallen from No. 2 to No. 5 in the USA Today, Baseball America and D1 Baseball polls. Oregon State remains No. 1.

I_medium NDT Scouting breaks down the improvements Lamar Jackson needs to make in order to be a high level NFL quarterback.

I_medium I need Stockton Shorts to become a Louisville Cardinal. We all do.

I_medium Texas is the latest powerhouse to offer Trinity wide receiver Rondale Moore.

I_medium Early registration is now open for this terrific event:

I_medium NFL.com has Lamar Jackson at No. 2 on its list of Heisman contenders for 2017. Baker Mayfield tops the list.

I_medium The full schedule for the 2017 U of L field hockey season is here.

I_medium And finally, if you haven't seen it yet, here is a complete schedule for this week's ACC tournament at Louisville Slugger Field.