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Wednesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Things may not be ideal at the moment, but Card fans are maintaining a happy front.

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—Spread check: Virginia by 3.5.

—The ACC schedule for the U of L women’s basketball team is here. It features two road games at Duke, a trend which also represents Mike Krzyzewski’s ideal ACC schedule on the men’s side.

—CBS is out with its annual list of the top 100 players in college basketball. Carlik Jones and David Johnson both make the list.

51. Carlik Jones, Louisville: This Radford transfer is generating intense buzz about Louisville, and we expect Jones to step in from day one as a big-time offensive weapon for Chris Mack and Co. With the Highlanders, he ranked top-three in assist rate for three consecutive years and graded out last season as a top-5 performer in KenPom’s offensive rating metric. — KB


65. David Johnson, Louisville: Johnson averaged 5.2 assists in Louisville’s final six games last season while establishing himself as an important backcourt piece for the Cardinals. — GP

—Wisconsin won’t allow fans at home basketball games to start the 2020-21 season, which means the Cards won’t be dealing with a hostile home crowd when they visit the Kohl Center next month.

—Iowa’s Luka Garza and Baylor’s Jared Butler headline the AP’s preseason All-America team.

—Emina Ekic did all she could, but Louisville still fell to Virginia in the quarterfinals of the ACC women’s soccer tournament Tuesday night.

—The latest CC Podcast — in which Dan speaks Danny Manning to Wichita State into existence — is here.

—Dana Evans has been named to the preseason watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, which is given annually to the top shooting guard in women’s basketball.

—Evans’ teammate, Elizabeth Balogun, has been named to the watch list for the Cheryl Miller Award, which goes to the best small forward in women’s basketball.

—The college basketball season begins exactly two weeks from today. With NCAA rules requiring a 14-day quarantine period following any positive test, I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we already have our first postponement.

—Things keep getting worse at Florida State, where today they announced that wide receiver Tamorrion Terry is leaving the program.

—Kentucky football refuses to embrace the forward pass.

—The U of L men’s golf program has announced three signings.

—Ohio State-Maryland has now been added to this list for Saturday:

—Georgia RB Justin Williams (2022) has received a scholarship offer from Louisville.

—Notre Dame’s basketball schedule for this season is absurd (Athletic link).

—Trebek forever.

—The expansion draft for Racing Louisville FC is going down tomorrow.

—Help a Card fan and social worker deliver counseling care packages to her caseload by helping out here.

—Donovan Mitchell has a new Louisville-themed shoe.

—This is going to be the dumbest season any sport has ever had.

—Cardinal Authority looks at the key matchups for Louisville vs. Virginia.

—Sixteen members of the University of Louisville men’s and women’s swim team will return to racing this weekend at the Toyota U.S. Open Championships on Nov. 12-14 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.

—It’s a quiet national signing day in the world of college basketball. As I’m writing this, El Ellis and Mike James have already signed their letters of intent to play for Louisville. Bobby Pettiford and Eric Van Der Heijden are expected to do the same before 7 p.m.

—Malik Cunningham must shine this weekend for the Cards to leave Charlottesville with a win.

—The U of L women’s soccer team has signed a 10-player class of 2021.

—And finally, Kevin Flaherty of 247 Sports has Carlik Jones as the No. 8 player in America for the 2020-21 college hoops season. I think he’s going to be very good, but I would tap those brakes just a bit.