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Louisville basketball is getting back on the court

Let’s get this thing rolling again.

Wake Forest v Louisville Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

After pausing all team activities because of Covid-19 issues, the U of L men’s basketball program has announced that it will return to the court on Thursday. The Cards will have two days of individual or small group sessions on Thursday and Friday, and then an organized full team practice on Saturday.

Here’s the full release from U of L:

The University of Louisville’s medical team has advised that the Cardinals’ men’s basketball team may begin the integration back to action on Thursday, a week after pausing all team activities due to COVID-19 issues. The team will participate in two days of individual or small group sessions on Thursday and Friday, with the first organized full team practice scheduled for Saturday.

UofL and Wisconsin will continue to look for a future date to possibly play their game originally scheduled for Dec. 9, but there is currently no plan in place for the postponed contest. The Cardinals’ next scheduled game is Dec. 16 against NC State in the KFC Yum! Center.

Louisville, ranked 24th by USA Today and No. 25 by the Associated Press, has won its first four games of the season.

The best part about getting back on the court is that even if Louisville’s game against NC State next Wednesday gets postponed (NC State is currently shut down because of Covid issues), the Cards would have a chance to schedule a non-conference game on the fly, like so many programs around the country have been doing these last few weeks. Or, they could attempt to play the Wisconsin game from this week that was postponed.

Regardless of how it happens, let’s just hope we get to see these Cards back on the floor sooner rather than later.