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Friday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

The son of former Louisville WR Damian Copeland, aka “Baby Honey Mustard,” is ready to follow in dad’s footsteps.

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—Louisville football has gotten back to the fundamentals during its bye week.

—The Cards have also been getting extra reps for some of their younger players who haven’t seen much of the field through the season’s first three weeks.

—Is there any question at all that Mike Brey led this charge?

Josh Pastner protesting by wearing a full tux on opening night.

—The Louisville women’s soccer team hammered Syracuse, 3-0, on Thursday to move to 2-1 on the year. You can see highlights of the win here.

—Male High’s Kaleb Glenn is No. 43 in 247 Sports’ first rankings for the class of 2023.

—The Sports Illustrated college football staff makes their picks for the weekend ahead.

—Michael Bush shared a not at all cool personal story from his Wednesday.

—Jordan Nwora is No. 46 and Jay Scrubb No. 48 on Sam Vecenie’s latest NBA draft big board for The Athletic.

—Jeff Goodman lays out the different scheduling plans for all 32 conferences in men’s college basketball. The ACC is set to play a 20-game league schedule, with 2-3 conference games taking place in December.

—Now that we know the NCAA’s Covid-19 guidelines for the upcoming college hoops season, Matt Norlander of CBS looks at the biggest issue when it comes to making the season work.

—Kyle Kuric remains one of the toughest dudes to ever suit up for the Cards.

Former Louisville basketball standout Kyle Kuric has returned to some workouts with his FC Barcelona Lassa team after undergoing surgery to replace a broken cranial implant earlier this month.

Kurick had been sidelined since suffering a blow to the head during practice on Aug. 22.

He shared the news of his return on his Instagram account, posting a photo of himself on a stationery bike with the words, “First day back!” He also included video of teammates surrounding him and welcoming him with fist bumps.

Kuric has become an inspirational favorite on two continents, active in children’s philanthrophic activities here in Louisville as well as in Spain.

He underwent brain surgery in 2015 after complaining of migraine headaches, Subsequent medical evaluation found a benign tumor. After the surgery to remove that tumor, he had to undergo a second surgery to relieve swelling around the brain. Kuric spent several days on a ventilator in a medically induced coma to recover. A third surgery, to insert the cranial implant, was performed later.

Today’s was Kuric’s first social media interaction since Sept. 7, when he posted a photo of himself showing a scar on the left side of his head with the message, “Never be ashamed of a scar: It simply means you’re stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.”

—Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News writes that this week’s Chris Mack-John Calipari back-and-forth was the first major college basketball action the country has seen since March.

—Louisville has served up scholarship offers to a pair of ‘22 offensive linemen.

—It looks like the entire Louisville football team is now registered to vote.

—Strength work has become a staple for the U of L men’s basketball program.

—CBS’ bowl projections have Louisville facing Indiana in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

—The only course of action here is clearly to reschedule Christmas for whenever is more convenient for John Caliapri.

—A preview of Saturday’s Lou City-Sporting KC II match.

—The latest Big Red Louie podcast focuses on the week’s Louisville basketball news.

—Friday Irrelevance:

—Recent U of L decommit Zen Michalski still has Louisville in his top four list of schools. Ohio State, Penn State and Florida State are the other programs on that list.

—And finally, everyone beat the bye week in whatever way you see fit.