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Cassius “Cash” Scott Kurtenbach was born the day after Louisville’s NIT loss to Mississippi State, meaning he got to start the party of life with a totally clean slate.

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—Shoutout to the U of L women’s golf team for finishing fourth at the San Francisco Regional and qualifying for the NCAA Championships for just the second time in program history.

—The Louisville baseball team is in Pittsburgh this weekend for a three-game series that begins tonight. Here’s a preview.

—The U of L softball team saw its ACC tournament run end with a 7-4 quarterfinal loss to top-seeded Florida State on Thursday. The Cards are still projected to make the NCAA tournament by the Joe Lunardi of softball.

—Ray Spalding junior year highlights for your heart, mind and soul:

—Nevada landed five-star power forward Jordan Brown on Friday, a player Chris Mack had tried to get in on at the 11th hour. The Wolf Pack are going to be loaded in 2018-18.

—Brendan McKay needed just 54 pitches to complete six frames for the first time in his pro career.

—A+ championship reaction here from Damar Robinson.

—Donovan Mitchell reflects on a remarkable rookie season.

—Among other things, Mitchell says he plans to go back and watch all 97 games from his rookie season over the next few months.

—Shoutout to this guy for getting his dad — a music-loving U of L fan — this guitar for his birthday.

—Lexington leaders went to Boise, Idaho to get ideas on what makes a city “cool,” because of course they did.

—Dan Issel says Louisville taxpayers won’t have to do any lifting to bring an NBA franchise to the city.

—This was a week after Louisville played Kentucky in the Final Four. We are old as hell.

—The U of L rowing squad is geared up for the ACC Championships.

—I never fully understood how much people cared about the Toy Tiger until yesterday’s radio show. Now I know far too much.

—Despite everything, NBC’s Rob Dauster still has Louisville at No. 16 in his early rankings for 2018-19.

—180 days, guys.

—Shoutout to U of L swimmer Paige Ezell on being named the U of L Outstanding Business School Student for 2018. She was also named the Outstanding Marketing Student for U of L and is headed to the Brandeis School of Law next semester.

Her dad, Eric, is as proud as you might expect.

Don’t ask me for law school advice.

—The Walmart yodeling kid is in Louisville today. That’s an actual sentence that I just typed and an actual story that I just linked to. What a world.

—Boston’s NBA Playoff run is also Terry Rozier’s breakout moment.

—Just when you thought the incestuous U of L lawsuits couldn’t get more difficult to follow...

Five things to do in Louisville this weekend.

—And finally, SKECHERS is suing Adidas, claiming the apparel company had an unfair advantage when it came to signing players. Because we all remember the great Donovan Mitchell bidding war between Adidas and Skechers.