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Friday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Gavin’s in Indy making sure the NCAA still knows what’s up.

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—Spread check: Louisville by 23.

—It’s a Red Out tonight at Cardinal Arena, where the Louisville volleyball team hosts No. 20 Kentucky in the Battle of the Bluegrass. The match starts at 7.

—Your timeline of events for tomorrow at Cardinal Stadium:

—Boston College and A.J. Dillon looked pretty damn good in last night’s 41-34 road win over Wake Forest.

—BC Interruption is pumped about the play of Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown.

—Thank god we don’t allow sports gambling in this state.

No appetite for it. No money to be made. We’ve got more than enough money already.

—Myisha Hines-Allen had a terrific WNBA Finals, but her Washington Mystics were swept by the Seattle Storm.

—The CJ previews Louisville-Western Kentucky.

—Excited to see Angel back on the court.

Five things to do in Louisville this weekend, courtesy of the LEO.

—WKU head coach Mike Sanford talks (video) about his final preparations for the Louisville game.

—The four-star forward from Rockwall, TX is in town.

Fellow top 50 prospect Jahmius Ramsey is also in town on his official visit.

—When Washington State lost to Eastern Washington in 2016, the Cougar defense spent the first half of the game running two completely different schemes at the same time because they weren’t wearing the same wristbands. It’s even sillier than it sounds.

—Terry Rozier is now popping up on best-dressed lists with Donald Glover.

Terry’s the obvious sartorial standout of this quartet.

—The U of L men’s soccer team looks to move to 2-0 in conference play with a road win tonight over Boston College. The match starts at 7 and you can watch it on the ACC Network Extra.

—The 8th-ranked U of L field hockey team will host a pair of ranked opponents this weekend.

—Jeff Goodman’s preseason college hoops top 25 has Kentucky at No. 1 and Louisville in the “25 others to watch” section.

—This seems good.

—Jeff Greer talks with Sean Moth and does some abysmal PA work of his own.

—Newsline likes Louisville over WKU by a final of 31-10.

—The Ringer’s Mark Titus lays out the 10 biggest stories of the college basketball offseason. Rick Pitino claims the top spot.

—Friday Irrelevance:

—Raptors Rapture reacts to Toronto signing “unknown swingman” Deng Adel.

—For anyone interested, here’s the transcript from Bobby Petrino’s segment during Wednesday’s ACC coaches teleconference.

—I hope someone checked on Shman Shmakich this morning to make sure he was ok.

—Multiple college football records were set last night when Davidson defeated Guilford (a real school) by a final score of 91-61.

—The staff over at Inside the ACC all feel good about the Cards on Saturday.

Western Kentucky (0-2) at Louisville (1-1, 0-0 ACC) (-22.5), 7:30 PM ET on ACC Network Extra

Grant: I can’t say I’ve had chance to watch Western Kentucky play this year, but I’m surprised that they are underdogs by such a large margin. Louisville has not really shown the ability to blow out anyone, including Indiana State. I still think the Cardinals will win, though, and maybe they will prove me wrong and put up 50 points.

Jeff: Louisville.

Joey: I would be a lot more concerned about Louisville in this game if Western Kentucky showed any semblance of being the program that was built there by Willie Taggart, Bobby Petrino, and Jeff Brohm. Mike Sanford has shot up through the coaching ranks and is a second-year FBS head coach at only 35 years old, but is looking like he’s going to take some time to build up the Hilltoppers after a (nice) 6-9 start to his tenure at WKU, most recently featuring a 31-28 home loss to FCS Maine that saw them blow a 21-0 lead. I’m still questioning how good the Cardinals will be this year, and while they should easily handle their business here against a Western Kentucky team that’s shaping up to be pretty bad — I’m still taking the points. (Apologies to my dad for disparaging his alma mater at the expense of his hometown team.)

Louisville 38, Western Kentucky 17

Justin: Western Kentucky just lost a squeaker to Maine. I think Louisville’s got this.

Mike: A good amount of people are out on Louisville quarterback Jawon Pass. I am not one of those people. It is tough to judge a guy as a passer who faced Alabama (a top three defense) in the opener and Indiana State in a torrential rainstorm in the first two starts of his career. I think he gets back on track here, and more importantly, I think the Cardinals win and cover.

—Jason Frakes has five storylines to follow during tonight’s local high school football action.

—This is well done.

Stay safe, East Coast.

—Lamar Jackson got two carries in last night’s Ravens loss to the Bengals. Joe Flacco’s uneven play (a week after he was terrific against Buffalo) already has some predicting that Jackson will start before the end of the year.

—The NCAA bribery case is officially heading to trial, as on Thursday a judge denied a motion to dismiss filed by the attorneys for Jim Gatto, Christian Dawkins and Merl Code.

—And finally, Underdog Dynasty has a nice preview of tomorrow night’s game and picks Louisville to win, 31-14.