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Amelia Day Stone Porter is worried about Louisville’s lack of ball security from last season, so she entered the world showing the Cardinal skill players the proper technique.

  • Jeff Greer updates the Louisville basketball recruiting big board ahead of the start of the July evaluation period.
  • Thanks to a mass exodus of talent, the ACC’s defenses figure to be way ahead of the league’s offenses in 2017.
  • Reggie Bonnafon gives you a guide to U of L student housing.

Jumping in that pool? Totally fine. Jumping in a baby pool in someone’s front or back yard? Not fine.

There was also still that weird “why did we call timeout/wait what’s the rule?” ending to the Auburn game in 2015, but that one can rest in the rubble.

  • For fans of “Stranger Things,” the second season will appear on Netflix on Oct. 27.
  • Louisville football landed a commitment from a class of 2020 prospect on Tuesday.

I’ll save you some math: Kinsler Jr. will be a sophomore this upcoming season. The Florida native recorded 23 sacks as a freshman in 2016.

  • Scout has some new highlights of U of L commit Anfernee Simons, who recently announced that he’ll be playing his final season of high school ball at IMG Academy.
  • If you get permission though, you can just go out there and say and do whatever you want.
  • Montrezl Harrell had 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting in his summer league debut for the Clippers.
  • Texas freshman Mo Bamba, who has a really shitty brother, got the all-clear from the NCAA on Tuesday.
  • A hero from Australia checked a single can of beer as his only luggage on a cross-country flight.
  • It hasn’t been the best run for the Eagles.
  • Reags over at Barstool Sports ranks Donovan Mitchell as the top rookie performer so far at the NBA Summer League.
  • Vote for U of L catcher Colby Fitch in the Elite 90 Fan Favorite contest here.
  • To get you ready for the upcoming season, here are the top five goals of the 2016 U of L women’s soccer season.
  • If EA Sports College Football 2018 were real, here’s a look at how each team in the country might rate.
  • The Summer Olympics will return to Los Angeles in 2024. Four years after that, they’ll be in Paris.
  • Game of Thrones is back on Sunday. Prepare yourself by reading Matt Ufford’s recaps from last season, which will once again be the best thing on the internet this summer.
  • Matt Norlander’s early ACC power rankings for next season have Louisville at No. 4 ... and Miami at No. 1.

1. Miami Hurricanes

Jim Larranaga has done it once before. The Hurricanes won the ACC's regular season title in 2013, beating second-place Duke and third-place North Carolina. That will be repeated next season. Miami has the league's best combination of talent and experience. Brown could be among the nation's top 10 players. Freshman Lonnie Walker figures to make an immediate impact.

2. North Carolina

Roy Williams wasn't expecting to lose big man Bradley to the NBA, which hurts the Heels. Still, UNC is No. 2 because it landed Johnson, who will be critical to UNC's offense. The Tar Heels won't be as big as a year ago, but 13 league wins is doable. Berry II figures to be one nation's top three point guards.

3. Duke Blue Devils

Weird dichotomy, but fun potential. You've got Allen, a senior, then a bunch of newbies. Marques Bolden barely qualifies as a returning player; he took 35 shots in 24 games last season. There will be a Kentucky-like reliance on a freshman class ranked No. 2 in the country and led by point guard Trevon Duval, who may be a top-five pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

4. Louisville Cardinals

Losing Mitchell to the draft hurts a lot. With him, Louisville figured to be a national-title contender. The Cards will miss his dynamic ability and athleticism. There's still enough coming back to get Louisville to the Sweet 16.

Lander likes to get crazy.

  • The latest images from PJCS show how far along the expansion is.
  • Multiple current and former Cardinals are participating in the FIL Women's Lacrosse World Cup.
  • There are still tickets available for this year’s Forecastle Festival.
  • She is awesome.
  • U of L rowing will host its Junior Day on July 17.
  • Eric Crawford gives us five takeaways from Indiana basketball’s offseason. The Cards will host the Hoosiers in December.
  • The SEC Network’s Greg McElroy roasted Matt Elam on air Tuesday and then did not back down from his comments afterward.
  • Louisville native Jon Bois’ 17776 feature has taken the internet by storm. It’s weird as all hell, but it might make you feel better about being a sports fan and your own mortality. It also might give you freaky dreams if you read it before bed.
  • Guy was good. Guy is good.