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Thursday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Jackson Rueff has moved on from Monday’s loss and officially has that “almost March” feeling.

NET Rankings Update: No. 11.

—The U of L women’s basketball team can clinch the outright ACC regular season title with a win over Boston College tonight. If you can’t make it out to the Yum Center (6 p.m. tip), the game will be televised on the ACC Network.

—The men’s basketball team is encouraging fans attending Sunday’s game against Virginia Tech to wear red for Senior Day.

—Ken Burns making a film on Muhammad Ali is something that I am very interested in.

—The 11 minutes that Tyler Sharpe played in his one season as a walk-on at Louisville have cost him a final season of eligibility at Northern Kentucky, where earlier this season he scored his 1,000th-career point. That doesn’t seem fair, especially when you look at what’s happening with the new redshirt rule on the football side.

It’s also nice to read in that story that Louisville actively tried to help out in Sharpe’s pursuit of getting another year of eligibility.

—The CJ’s Hayes Gardner writes about U of L walk-on Keith Oddo, who will be honored on Sunday at the end of his one and only season with the Cards.

“I wanna win and I wanna be a part of a team that can come back here in 20 years and say, hey, that was the ‘19-’20 squad that won it all,” Oddo told the Courier Journal. “That, to me, goes further than going to a Division II school and averaging 16 points a game.”


Oddo plans to see plenty more, too. His goal is to earn a grad assistant spot at Louisville next year and continue to study the game in hopes of becoming a basketball coach. One of the reasons he ultimately picked Louisville over a Division II school was for career considerations.

He keeps a notebook in his dorm room where he jots down notes from the season — how Mack handles player interactions, how the team follows a loss, basic plays, etc. He’s filled 25 or 30 pages, he estimates.

“I want to be able to have the same impact that coach Mack has had on me and my teammates on my team one day, if I was ever given the chance to coach at any level,” said Oddo, who grew up a New York Knicks fan.

—Katina Powell is back in trouble with the law, this time after leading police on a chase in Southern Indiana. She’s been hit with several charges, including two felonies.

—Louisville is No. 13 in Gary Parrish’s daily rankings for CBS.

—This was one million percent me as a kid.

—First pitch for the Louisville baseball team’s Friday game against Western Michigan has been moved to 2 p.m. A full preview of the weekend series can be found here.

—Louisville native Darren Yeagle has joined the U of L men’s soccer coaching staff.

—The Mack Family Foundation is back at it.

—Louisville is No. 2 in the latest power rankings from

—All the way from Serbia, Jeff Greer is the guest on the latest episode of the CC pod.

—I enjoyed this graphic. At least the first 1/4 of it.

—It could quite literally pay to attend a Bellarmine game at Knights Hall this weekend.

—Micale Cunningham’s spring practice is off to a “really, really good” start.

—Bolts from the Blue says the Chargers could surprise everyone and take Mekhi Becton with the 6th overall pick.

—I would follow these two guys to the end of the earth.

—Duke’s bizarre resume will make them one of the most difficult teams to seed for the NCAA tournament selection committee.

—The Topgolf situation remains absurd.

—Boosie Whitlow talks about his time at Louisville over at Cardinal Sports Zone.

—Terry Rozier and Donovan Mitchell both had themselves a night in the NBA on Wednesday.

—The U of L men’s golf team is all the way up to No. 8 in this week’s national rankings. Two Cardinals are ranked among the top 30 individual players in the nation.

—Eric Crawford and Rick Bozich discuss the week that was in Cardinal hoops on the latest episode of the WDRB Sports Pod.

—I don’t care about the bad matchup or how good the Seminoles are, I need Louisville-Florida State round three on Selection Sunday Eve more than I need air.

—I’m talking college hoops on the latest episode of the You Better You Bet podcast.

—Last night in the ACC:

Virginia 56, Virginia Tech 53

Syracuse 72, Pittsburgh 49

Notre Dame 62, Boston College 61

—Cardinal Authority checks in on the state of Louisville basketball’s signees/commits.

—Never knew how much I needed Roy Williams dancing to “Slob on my Knob” until I actually saw it.

—The Buffalo News reacts to native son Jordan Nwora being honored on Louisville’s Senior Day.

— looks at the top five fits for Teddy Bridgewater.

—And finally, Louisville is down to No. 16 in CBS Sports’ latest college hoops power rankings.