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Friday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Joseph and Peter bring the CC Summer/Fall Tour to Montega Bay, Jamaica.

—Spread check: Louisville by 10.

—The U of L women’s soccer team moved to 6-0 on the season with a 5-2 trouncing of Dayton Thursday night at Lynn Stadium.

—Cardinal Authority previews Louisville-WKU.

—Luc Longley can coach my national team any day.

—The Game Haus is predicting a Cardinal cover tomorrow in Nashville.

—Louisville has named Rodrigo De Silva as its new men’s tennis head coach.

Rodrigo da Silva has been named the head men’s tennis coach at the University of Louisville, UofL Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced on Friday. He will be formally introduced at a press conference to be announced at a later date.

“We are confident that we have landed a great leader for our men’s tennis program in Rodrigo,” said Tyra. “The reference of many in the tennis community, and our alumni that played during his prior term at UofL, provides us affirmation that we have a respected leader who will not only meet player expectations on the court, but develop them off the court and in the classroom. His ability to recruit at a high level, develop talented players into champions, and focus on their academic success is just the recipe that we needed to be highly competitive in the best tennis conference in the country.”

Da Silva comes to Louisville after four seasons as the head men’s tennis coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He makes his return to UofL where he spent six years (2009-14) as an assistant coach, helping guide the Cardinals to three BIG EAST Conference tournament titles and five NCAA Tournament appearances.

“Words cannot describe how excited I am to be back in Louisville,” said da Silva. “My family and I really enjoyed our time here and it feels like we are returning home to our Cardinal family. I would like to thank Vince Tyra, Josh Heird and John Carns for the opportunity to continue and build upon the success of the tennis program. I can’t wait to meet the team and get started.”

—North Carolina and Wake Forest are playing a non-conference game tonight (seriously). Banner Society looks at eight other conference rivals who should do this.

—Science indeed.

—The Louisville men’s soccer team begins ACC play tonight at Syracuse. Here’s a preview.

—U of L’s Exercise Physiology program is ranked as the best in the country.

—Friday Irrelevance, one video helping, one print helping:

—Via Evan Daniels, class of 2022 forward Brandon Miller is set to attend Louisville Live in two weeks.

—Jay Bilas is rolling with Jordan Nwora as his ACC Player of the Year.

—Getting on the field for one play against EKU was “a dream come true” for Louisville walk-on long snapper Thomas Nauert.

—Cardinal track and field is set to open its season at the Commodore Classic.

—Josh Hall talks about his recent visits, including to Louisville.

—We’ll have a full post on this, but here’s the direct link to watch tomorrow’s Louisville-WKU game on Watch Stadium.

—No one in college football is averaging more yards after contact per attempt than Javian Hawkins.

—Louisville has become one of the top ten cities in America when it comes to producing NFL talent.

—And finally, beat WKU.