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Wednesday morning Cardinal news and notes

It’s officially the year of Alaska for the Card Chronicle Summer Tour. I’m jealous of all of you.

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—U of L has announced that Jaylen Smith and Jonathan Greenard will be the two players joining Bobby Petrino at next week’s ACC media days (or whatever the hell they’re calling it).

—Alabama linebacker Terrell Lewis, predicted by many to be one of the biggest stars on this year’s Crimson Tide team, has suffered a torn ACL. I’m going to guess his backup is pretty good too.

—Check out this awesome backyard football field that Stephen Cross made for his son, Noah.

Noah wants the world to know that he already played the Louisville-Alabama game on his field, and the Cards won, 56-21.

—It’s been five years since the last official release of EA Sports’ NCAA Football, but the game lives on. Sort of.

—Lamar Jackson definitely would have been the game’s most enjoyable player of the last five years. Would he have been on the cover though?

—Some pretty cool drone footage of PJCS here.

—Jordan Bell making a play on Donovan Mitchell’s girlfriend in the middle of a summer league game is a bold move. Is “bold” the word I’m looking for here?

—The PGA of America announced Tuesday that the 2021 Girls Junior PGA Championship will be played at Valhalla. The tournament will take place July 27-30. Bob May will not be in the field.

—Trinity High School baseball standout Daylen Lile has decommitted from Indiana and committed to Louisville.

—Like Maryland last Friday, Kansas has acknowledged that it has been subpoenaed in the federal basketball investigation. Both schools have been roped in because (in part) of their recruitment of current Jayhawk Silvio De Sousa.

—History says that if you’re a college football coach in your mid-50s who hasn’t won a national title yet, it ain’t going to happen for you.

—This almost looks fake.

—Kyle Funkhouser checks in at No. 7 on the Detroit Tigers’ prospect watch list.

—Jeff Greer says that the next few weeks are as important as any for Chris Mack in his first year at Louisville.

—Jeff and Greg Brohm made a surprise appearance on the radio show yesterday. You can hear the podcast here.

—Donovan Mitchell knows how to play to an audience.

Pretty cool.

—Rick Bozich shares his memories of the tragically short life of Clifford Rozier.

—Chris Mack has added former Belmont basketball standout Taylor Barnette to his staff as a graduate assistant.

—Turf Show Times gives Trevon Young a 6.5/10 chance of making the final Los Angeles Rams roster.

—Corey Ray remains the man.

—Florida tight end Sam Snyder is the newest U of L football commit.

—The CJ previews Wake Forest football.

—Montrezl Harrell is spending his summer going around the country and dunking on fools in pro-am events.

—It’s been an extremely rough week for UCLA basketball, which saw the passing of former players Tyler Honeycutt and Billy Knight. Both appeared to be struggling internally and unwilling to reach out for help until it was too late.

Depression is a bitch, and it will lie to you every time it pops up and tell you that nothing is ever going to be ok ever again. If you find yourself in one of those phases, do not hesitate to reach out. My email is public.

—Shoutout to old Parkway.

—Congressman John Yarmuth came on with Terry Meiners yesterday and voiced his support for the Louisville basketball players who are filing a lawsuit against the NCAA.

—A good way for a grad transfer to land a spot on the roster of one of college basketball’s most powerful programs? Light them up like Trey Lewis did to Louisville back in 2014.

—Scary Terry backs down to no man. Not even his boss.

—Another man who fears no one is Jeff Walz. His Cardinals will play a road game all the way out at Boise State next season. Louisville took care of the Broncos in the first round of the NCAA tournament this past season.

—Eric Crawford serves up five things to know about Chris Mack’s Tuesday press conference.

—Jamon Brown has issued a public statement in response to his two-game suspension.

Professional and straightforward, just like you’d expect from him.

—Villanova’s Jay Wright and Gonzaga’s Mark Few will serve on Gregg Popovich’s staff with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team.

—Jeff Walz’s USA Women’s team has drawn into Group A for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

—When you’re late on Bad Guy orientation day and all the good villain roles have already been taken.

Also, it’s still f—k gnomes on this website.

—Limited quantity general admission 4-packs for September’s Bourbon & Beyond event (featuring John Mayer, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows and many more) have just been released. You can get them here.

—Evan Daniels gives us 10 recruits to watch as the July evaluation period begins.

—It is becoming more and more apparent that the end of the one-and-done era in college basketball is rapidly approaching.

—U of L volleyball coach Dani Busboom Kelly has coached the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team to a 3-0 start at the European Global Challenge.

—Greer updates his class of 2019 big board for Louisville basketball.

—There have apparently been preliminary discussions about ice hockey coming to U of L’s campus.

—And finally, it isn’t hard to see why Chris Mack and his staff like Josh Nickelberry.

Very glad to have that guy in the fold. Especially since he’s now actively recruiting other class of 2019 stars to join him at U of L.