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Thursday evening Cardinal news and notes

This is how you do Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Day at Fairdale Elementary.

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—Spread check: Virginia by 4.


—Myisha Hines-Allen is a 2018 Katrina McClain Award finalist.

—The Ringer has a really good read on how Virginia has become the college basketball equivalent of the San Antonio Spurs.

—Shockingly, the NFL Draft combine measurements proved that Lamar Jackson is not “small.”

—ACC tiebreakers are complicated.

—Led by Mike Krzyzewski, 14 college basketball coaches make $3 million or more. Here’s the full salary database from USA Today.

—Dillon Avare attempted just one two-point shot during his senior season at EKU. He made it count.

—U of L’s Joe Delgado, Makenli Forrest, Alexis Gibbons, Emmonnie Henderson, Holly Hankenson, and Javen Reeves have qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships next week in College Station, Texas.

—Not only is Lamar Jackson a quarterback, but his mechanical deficiencies as a thrower are overblown.

—The best assists of the ACC season.

—Behind the Steel Curtain wants Pittsburgh to draft LamarJackson.

—Jeff Greer spoke with both Anas Mahmoud and Quentin Snider about their college careers.

—It’s almost too perfect.

—Two things Louisville has to do in order to have a shot tonight.

—Lead by example, I guess.

How does an official not step in and call something there?

—Shoutout to CC legend Bryce Cotton on being named the NBL’s Most Valuable Player for 2017-18.

—Again, based on his combine measurements today, “small” Lamar Jackson is basically the same size as Deshaun Watson.

No word yet on how his knees measured out.

—Streaking the Lawn previews tonight’s game.

—This is a cool website that takes the profiles of this year’s college basketball team and churns out the closest comparisons to past teams. Louisville’s current mirror teams are ... not the best.

Hopefully the profile is changed for the better tonight.

—Billboard madness rolls on in Louisville.

—There’s a new Sirius channel dedicated exclusively to ACC coverage. Here’s the release:

SiriusXM ACC Radio, the exclusive new audio channel dedicated to ACC sports, will launch Monday, March 5. The 24/7 channel, which was first announced last fall by the Atlantic Coast Conference and SiriusXM, will deliver in-depth and comprehensive access to ACC sports talk and news, plus an extensive schedule of league games, including every game of next week’s New York Life ACC Tournament.

The new channel’s programming lineup will feature exclusive shows hosted by former ACC athletes and conference insiders.

ACC This Morning, hosted by Mark Packer and Wes Durham, will air live every weekday morning from 7-10 a.m. ET. Chris Spatola and Jac Collinsworth will host the afternoon drive time show, ACC Today, every weekday from 3-6 p.m. ET. SiriusXM analysts and former coaches Fran Fraschilla and Bobby Cremins, a three-time ACC Coach of the Year, will be on the channel next week to discuss the ACC Tournament.

Additional hosts and analysts who will be a part of SiriusXM ACC Radio include former Notre Dame All-American Aaron Taylor, former Miami All-American Jonathan Vilma and former Georgia Tech quarterback Tom Luginbill.

Listeners will also hear coaches shows, press conferences, classic game broadcasts, coverage of the conference’s football and basketball media days, and more.

SiriusXM subscribers can listen to SiriusXM ACC Radio on SiriusXM radios (channel 371), and those with streaming access can listen online and on all connected devices on which the SiriusXM mobile app can be found. Visit to learn more.

SiriusXM ACC Radio will also feature live play-by-play broadcasts of several conference sports. Next week, subscribers can tune in to every game of the New York Life ACC Tournament on SiriusXM ACC Radio (channel 371), and also on SiriusXM channel 80 and SiriusXM channel 81.

Regularly scheduled programming on SiriusXM ACC Radio may be preempted at times for broadcasts of games or other conference events.

—The U of L baseball team is hosting Western Carolina at Jim Patterson Stadium this weekend. Here’s a preview.

—JD Becker is hosting a “Merch Madness” sale from today through Sunday where everything in the store is 20 percent off. Load up.

—For fans headed to the Yum Center tonight, take note.

—Sean Miller isn’t going anywhere. It’s Miller vs. Schlabach in a Loser Leaves Town Match.

—And finally, beat Virginia.