—NET Ranking update: No. 17 (up one spot from Tuesday).
—The U of L women’s team’s Feb. 2 exhibition against Team USA will now be carried live on ESPN.
—Ryan McMahon doesn’t mind that he’s coming off the bench to start 2020, he’s just happy he saw the ball go through the net a couple of times Wednesday night.
—You get the sense that Chris Mack and his staff are going to continue to mix and match for the next couple of weeks, figure out what works best, and then roll with that once we get into February.
louisville played 16 different combinations last night. here are all of them. pic.twitter.com/rSOsnwMh2v— Chris Hatfield (@ChrisDHatfield) January 8, 2020
—Louisville is No. 11 in Gary Parrish’s daily rankings for CBS.
—U of L baseball has picked up another preseason No. 1 ranking. This time it’s Perfect Game USA placing the Cards in their top spot.
—The latest Lamar Jackson anthem/video that is going viral.
—Tar Heel Blog has Louisville at No. 3 in its latest ACC power rankings.
—Mekhi Becton has signed with the Klutch Sports Agency that was originally co-founded by LeBron James.
—I think I laughed harder at this than the announcers.
The perfect storm of being hit in the knackers while wearing a microphone. Tears of pain, tears of laughter. Well played Liam. SOUND ON. pic.twitter.com/MWdVOVArXH— Mark Chapman (@markchapman) January 7, 2020
—Boston College stunned Virginia last night, furthering the notion that this is going to be something of a bleh season for the ACC.
—Scott Satterfield is “fired up” to have freshman QB Tee Webb on campus and enrolled early.
“He’s got that what we talk about - the grit and toughness,” Satterfield said. “He’s a winner and he’s got good size. He’s a tall quarterback that can move.
”He’s a little skinny right now but I’d say he’ll put on 10-15 pounds before we even start in the fall. He’s going to give us another live arm. We’re fired up about Tee.”
Satterfield noted last month during his signing day press conference that Webb joins a “very good” quarterback room that includes Micale Cunningham, Puma Pass, Evan Conley and walk-on Will Warren for the 2020 season.
”We basically have what we had this fall and you add Tee to the mix,” Satterfield said. “I still think we’re in great shape in the quarterback room.
”The quarterback competition will be fun to see.”
—State of the U reacts to Miami’s loss to Louisville.
—Danielle Lerner writes about (Athletic link) how South Oldham alum Grant Williams went from a Louisville basketball student manager to a walk-on.
—Richard Jefferson openly wishing for a dude sitting courtside wearing a Duke sweatshirt to get hit in the face is some solid leftover hostility from the 2001 national title game.
—It’s going to take a “special situation” to get Teddy Bridgewater to leave New Orleans.
—Zion Williamson swears that he was going to return toDuke for his sophomore season before Coach K talked him out of it.
—After an extremely off game against Kentucky, Jordan Nwora certainly appears to have returned to form.
—The top ACC plays of bowl season:
—Silver Creek (Ind.) star Trey Kaufman was in attendance for Louisville’s Tuesday night game against Miami.
—Undefeated Bellarmine remains the No. 1 team in the country in both national D-II polls.
—The Knights also received their first D-I commitment Tuesday night from Lexington Catholic standout Ben Johnson, a member of the 2021 class.
—Perusing NIT championship odds on Jan. 8 is wild.
College Basketball— Circa Sports (@CircaSports) January 8, 2020
Odds to Win 2020 NIT Championship pic.twitter.com/eUnwmNVXCs
—After one season at U of L, JuCo cornerback Justin Ford has entered the transfer portal.
—Louisville has offered California QB Chayden Peery.
—Most impressive effort from Tuesday night right here:
—Darius Perry played off the ball for the entirety of the first half last night, but he may have won back the starting floor general spot with his play in the game’s final minutes.
—Jordan James of 247 Sports ranks the 10 best games of the 2019 ACC football season, and Louisville-Virginia checks in at No. 10.
—Pour one out for the old Ballard football stadium stands.
—ACC hoops tonight:
Pittsburgh at North Carolina (7 p.m./ACC Network)
Notre Dame at NC State (7 p.m./ESPN2)
No. 10 Florida State at Wake Forest (7:30 p.m./ACC Network Extra)
No. 2 Duke at Georgia Tech (9 p.m./ACC Network)
—And finally, the Titans have been using Marcus Mariota to simulate Lamar Jackson during practice. Good luck with that.