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Ingrid doesn't care about her sister's mood, when she's at Red River Gorge, she's all Ls all the time.

I_medium Quick reminder that I am off to Ireland for the next week and will be leaving you in warm and comfortable hands until I return. If you need to imagine me at some point until I'm back, just picture me driving on the wrong side of the road blasting the f--k out of Ed Sheeran while wearing a wool sweater. Also I'm terrified. Love all of you.

I_medium The Jefferson County grand jury voted yesterday not to indict either Katina Powell or Andre McGee. That's not terrible news if you're hoping for everything related to this to be over as soon as possible, but it also has zero bearing on what the NCAA will choose to do in the near future.

I_medium The ACC has announced six nationally televised games for the first three weeks of the upcoming college football season.

Saturday, Sept. 2
Kent State at Clemson, ESPN, Noon
NC State vs. South Carolina, ESPN, 3 p.m.
Belk College Kickoff Game, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Florida State vs. Alabama, ABC, 8 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.

Sunday, Sept. 3
West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech, ABC, 7:30 p.m. (previously announced)
FedEx Field, Landover, Md.

Monday, Sept. 4
Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Miami at Florida State, ABC, 8 p.m.

Louisville hosts Clemson the same Saturday as that Miami-Florida State game, which means the Cards definitely won't be kicking off against the Tigers under the lights on ABC.

I_medium U of L basketball target David Johnson from Trinity has been invited to the USA Basketball U-16 training camp.

I_medium Goodman continuing to lob shots at the new WKU head coach (note the dollar sign).

I_medium In case you missed it, the annual Cardinal Countdown has begun.

I_medium Recent history says who wins the national title in college basketball is often determined by which players skip the NBA Draft. That's not ideal for Louisville.

I_medium This is pretty wild.

I_medium Louisville's 2017 basketball recruiting class now ranks 10th in the country according to ESPN.

I_medium The Cards are No. 10 in Yahoo's post draft declaration top 25.

I_medium ESPN also has U of L at No. 10.

10. Louisville Cardinals
Key lossesJaylen JohnsonDonovan Mitchell
Key additionsMalik Williams
First Way-Too-Early ranking: 3
Rick Pitino loses elite talent most years, but he often retains the personnel necessary to play with the offensive-defensive balance he demands. The 2017-18 season should follow the same pattern after the Cardinals lost Jaylen Johnson and top scorer Donovan Mitchell. Pitino told the Courier-Journal that Deng Adel, who announced his withdrawal from the NBA draft Tuesday, will fill Mitchell's role. Adel is a reliable jumper (35.2 percent on his jump shots inside the arc, per hoop-math.com) from making a boatload of cash next summer. He'll join Quentin Snider (12.4 PPG, 4.1 APG) and breakout candidate V.J. King on a roster with ACC title and Final Four aspirations. Five-star center Malik Williams will play with Anas Mahmoud and Ray Spalding in a threatening frontcourt that will snatch a bunch of rebounds, alter shots and block dreams on the defensive end. Guess what? The Cardinals will finish the season as a top-10 defensive team, and if they evolve into a more versatile offensive crew, they could dance their way to San Antonio.

I_medium Spots are available for next week women's football camp.

I_medium Valparaiso is officially a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.

I_medium The NCAA has found that a former USF assistant provided extra benefits for two recruits.

I_medium Get with the program, younger sister.

I_medium Ridiculous Upside says Donovan Mitchell stands out as an elite defensive prospect.

I_medium U of L's doubles duo of Donohue and Wynn fell to Georgia in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

I_medium This remains awesome.

I_medium New events for the upcoming I Am Ali Festival have been announced.

I_medium The C-J says catcher Colby Fitch is Louisville's steadying presence.

I_medium And finally, your ACC tournament schedule for today at Louisville Slugger Field:

No. 6 Miami vs. No. 3 Wake Forest, 11 a.m. (RSN) (Louisville Slugger Field)
No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 4 Virginia, Noon (ACC Network Extra) (Jim Patterson Stadium)
No. 8 Florida State vs. No. 1 Louisville, 3 p.m. (RSN) (Louisville Slugger Field)
No. 7 NC State vs. No. 2 North Carolina, 7 p.m. (RSN) (Louisville Slugger Field)