—Spread check: Duke by 8.5.
—Congrats to my friend Howie Lindsey who announced during his show this morning that he’s stepping away from radio to take a job as Louisville City FC’s new Director of Public Relations. Howie is truly one of the nicest human beings I’ve ever met and he deserves every bit of success that he has.
—Kyle Boone of CBS is taking the Blue Devils by 5 tonight.
—Let’s get it.
—Louisville football is set to host 21 visitors including a couple of five-stars tonight for the Duke game. Six hoopers, including signees Quinn Slazinksi and David Johnson, will also be in attendance.
—Louisville baseball’s 2019 promotional schedule is here.
—Montrezl Harrell telling you to “be a fan and shut the f—k up” counts as a near death experience.
Montrezl Harrell has no time for the hecklers pic.twitter.com/VFCjZ88Vx8— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) February 12, 2019
—Louisville is a 4-seed in the latest Bracketology from Chris Dobbertean.
—Asia Durr is one of 10 finalists for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, which is given annually to the top shooting guard in women’s basketball.
—Pairings for next week’s high school district basketball tournaments are out.
—Happy 210th birthday to the only American president born in Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln, whose slippers knew he was the GOAT.
Abraham Lincoln’s slippers: pic.twitter.com/PTvgUh8tgq— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 12, 2019
—John Lewis of WDRB writes about the first practices of the Scott Satterfield era.
—The latest Forde Minutes looks at eight college hoops coaches who have turned it around after getting the axe.
—Love hearing/seeing stuff like this as spring practice gets underway.
This new vibe at Louisville is unbelievable. This new year has been a blast! Let’s Ride ⚫️— Mason King (@KingMason502) February 12, 2019
—Here’s an NET-based viewing guide for Tuesday night in college basketball.
—NFL draft odds from BetOnline:
2019 NFL Draft 1st Overall Pick
Nick Bosa 1/2
Quinnen Williams 3/1
Kyler Murray 5/1
Dwayne Haskins 12/1
Josh Allen 14/1
Ed Oliver 14/1
—U of L men’s soccer has added two players for the 2019 season.
—The Louisville Cardinal says Logan Wyatt and Danny Oriente will be the rocks for this year’s Louisville baseball team, which kicks off its season on Friday.
—Jeff Goodman still isn’t sold on Louisville’s talent.
—The folks who cover Duke are making a pretty big deal out of the Blue Devils not being able to wear their traditional black road unis.
—Louisville is No. 4 in State of the U’s latest ACC power rankings.
—All I see here is that Louisville is winning by an average of 28 points per game when it wears black uniforms at home.
Louisville will wear black uniforms tonight for the second time ever in a home game. The Cards wore black when they beat Austin Peay 77-49 in the Billy Minardi Classic final at Freedom Hall on Dec. 22, 2004.— Kelly Dickey (@RealCardGame) February 12, 2019
Louisville is 14-0 this season in its standard white uniforms.
—The Louisville Bats “cookie lady” bobblehead is awesome.
—Just one other game in the ACC tonight: Pitt at Boston College, which is going down at 7 on ESPNU.
—On this day, let us never forget the greatest moment in the history of the Louisville-Duke rivalry. I’m not talking about the national title game. I’m talking, of course, about this.
—And finally, beat Duke.