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Thursday evening Cardinal news and notes

When Annika takes a selfie in her Teddy Bridgewater jersey, that means it’s time for a Friday afternoon win over UNC Greensboro.

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—Spread check: Louisville by 11.

—Dre Davis looks to keep playing beyond his years Friday afternoon against UNCG.

—Here’s a preview of Friday’s Women’s Jimmy V Classic game between No. 5 Louisville and No. 20 DePaul.

—Imagine having a losing record right now.

—D’Ante Davis, the younger brother of current Cardinal freshman Dre Davis, has announced that he will be announcing his college decision Saturday night at 7:30. He’ll be choosing between Louisville, Purdue, Indiana, Butler, Xavier and Nebraska.

—Louisville is No. 25 in Gary Parrish’s daily top 25 and one rankings for CBS.

—Four-star Louisville football commit Benjamin Perry says he’ll be signing on the 16th.

—Excited for the return of these days in like 2025 or whenever.

—The CJ looks at how the Louisville Bubble has evolved since its inception, and evolution that has included multiple game cancelations.

— has a video-heavy breakdown of the fast starts for Louisville’s Carlik Jones and Dre Davis.

—If nothing else, this college football season has revealed that the idea that programs have to schedule these high profile home-and-home series 15 years in advance is pretty absurd.

—The U of L women’s basketball team’s game against UT Martin this Saturday has been moved to a noon tip. The game will now also be carried live on the ACC Network.

—Churchill Downs will be including food and booze with all-inclusive tickets for next year’s Kentucky Derby and Oaks. The hope is that the lack of lines will help with social distancing at the events.

—Scott Davenport gets emotional talking about Bellarmine making its debut as a D-I opponent on Friday at Duke.

—Louisville LB commit Jackson Hamilton is ready to sign with the Cards.

—The pandemic has made the Louisville women’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule a fluid thing so far this season.

—Happy 4-year anniversary to one of the greatest moments in Louisville basketball history.

I will be toasting to the legend this evening.

—Louisville WR commit Ahmari Huggins-Bruce is ready to make his arrival in the Derby City.

—Dana Altman is far from being my favorite guy in college basketball, but his response last night to a question about the NCAA not allowing two of his transfers to play this season is pretty spot-on.

— wonders if David Johnson’s sophomore leap can help take Louisville to the ACC’s upper echelon this season.

—Matt McGavic of Louisville Report is predicting Louisville over UNC Greensboro by 17 tomorrow.

—I can’t wait to watch this show just for all the awful, forced Louisville references.

“You get that new 60-inch plasma, bro?”

“Just left Andy’s an hour ago.”

—Technically, the Louisville football team still has a shot to receive an invitation to a bowl game.

—About half of college basketball will be doing back-to-backs in conference play this year. It will create a dynamic never seen on a large scale in the sport’s modern history.

—I feel awful for the kids, but the Auburn team that lost this game completely deserved it. They took back-to-back-to-back knees out of the shotgun that moved them from their opponents 20 to midfield, they got mad at the other team for taking timeouts after said kneels, the punter gave the most lackluster effort I’ve ever seen, the hands team didn’t even seem to go after the onside kick, and then they committed two pass interference penalties to set up the game-winner.


—Louisville Report looks at the points of emphasis for the U of L-UNCG contest.

—Here’s a look at the in-state recruits from the class of 2022 that U of L football is currently targeting.

—Imagine being this close to making it to 2021 and then getting rear-ended on the highway by a plane.

—Louisville has made the top eight for class of 2022 RB Antonio Martin.

—The debut album from Louisville’s own Jack Harlow will be out a week from tomorrow.

—Dan Le Batard will be leaving ESPN in January.


—Our friends over at State of Louisville react to the Western Kentucky blowout.

—Louisville is a No. 2 seed in the latest women’s basketball bracketology (which actually has a very cool new interactive design) from ESPN.

—And finally, beat UNCG, then beat DePaul.