—Spread check (football): Boston College by 1.
—Spread check (basketball): Louisville by 22.
—There are plenty of reasons why only winning three games this football season has been disappointing. One of them is only getting three of these videos so far.
—Congrats to Kei’Trel Clark on being named the ACC’s Co-Defensive Back of the Week.
—Big Red Louie says fans need to trust what Scott Satterfield is doing.
—Sam Vecenie’s first NBA mock draft (Athletic link) for 2021 has David Johnson going at No. 23 and Samuell Williamson going at No. 56.
23. David Johnson | 6-5 guard | 20 years old, sophomore | Louisville
Johnson was one of my favorite prospects to emerge over the course of the 2019-20 season, as he made an immediate impact upon getting healthy for Louisville as a freshman. At 6-foot-5, he’s a high-level playmaker as a passer, making every live-dribble read that you can find in the book. He’s also a high-level defensive player who can swallow up opposing lead guards with his length. The critical input here will be the jump shot, as it’s still a bit too inconsistent at this stage. He spent the offseason repping out jumpers though, so we’ll see how it looks once he gets back. If Johnson is a threat as a jump shooter, I expect he’ll be one of the breakouts of the college hoops season and a first-round pick.
—Here’s an updated look at the U of L women’s basketball schedule, which now includes a season-opening road game at Southeast Missouri that was scheduled less than 48 hours before the actual game will tip-off.
—And here’s a preview for said game against Southeast Missouri.
—Eric Crawford runs down the changes you’ll see if you head inside the KFC Yum Center this season.
—Updated NCAA tournament and ACC tournament odds from Sports Betting Dime:
—Sports Illustrated’s college basketball writers make their predictions for the 2020-21 season.
—It’s going to be different, but ESPN’s Feast Week is still going down, and it starts tomorrow.
—Freedom Hall is ready for Bellarmine basketball ... but it’s going to have to wait a couple of extra weeks while the Knights men’s and women’s teams deal with some Covid issues.
—Yesterday’s announcement that Shenanigan’s in the Highlands is closing up shop for good after Thanksgiving broke my heart. If you’d like to give back and show your appreciation for the fine folks over there, you can do so here.
—GoCards.com lays out the main takeaways from Scott Satterfield’s Monday press conference.
—It appears the Cincinnati Bengals have a culture problem.
—Malik Cunningham’s touchdown throw to TuTu Atwell was one of the five best plays in the ACC for last week.
—The Louisville-UConn women’s basketball game is now up in the air after the Huskies have been forced to pause all team activities because of Covid issues.
—Team Rankings ranks every team in college basketball for the upcoming season, and has Louisville at No. 27.
—Matthew Gutierrez and Brendan Marks preview the ACC hoops season for The Athletic.
—Louisville is a six-seed in Stadium’s first mock bracket for the 2021 NCAA tournament.
—Kent Taylor has 10 thoughts on the current area sports happenings.
—Trinity remains at No. 13 in the latest MaxPreps national high school football rankings.
—Montrezl Harrell says he left LA for, well, LA in part because it didn’t seem like the Clippers wanted him back.
The reigning Sixth Man of the Year winner was asked on the call whether the Clippers, the team he played for the past three seasons, wanted him back.
“I mean, that goes without saying,” Harrell, 26, responded. “Apparently not if I’m on the other side. So it is what it is, really.”
He was later asked whether he had wanted to return to the Clippers after averaging career highs in points (18.6) and rebounds (7.1) last season, coming off the bench in 61 of the 63 regular-season games he played.
“I feel that if you spend your career in any place long enough, you’re going to want to still keep playing there and keep growing there,” Harrell said. “So, of course I still have great respect for those guys and for that organization. But like I said, as far as they wanted me back, obviously it doesn’t seem that way, does it?”
Harrell’s new deal includes a player option for the 2021-22 season that will allow him to enter free agency in the summer of 2021 if he chooses to, when the free-agency market is expected to be more robust with teams flush with cap money to spend.
“Honestly, it’s a business decision,” he said when asked why he decided to play for the Lakers out of several teams vying for his services. “I felt that it was the right decision for me. I talked to my family and, you know, it’s where we decided I wanted to go. Simple as that. ... I’m definitely going to be with a team that wanted me.”
—The CJ has a general preview of the Louisville women’s basketball season.
—Busting Brackets is already looking ahead to Friday’s Louisville-Seton Hall game
—Louisville Report likes the Cards over Evansville by 20 tomorrow.
—And finally, beat Evansville.