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Thursday evening Cardinal news and notes

Earlier this month, Rensha Reeder was in Vegas holding it down for the Cards.

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—According to Jon Rothstein, the Louisville men’s basketball team will host Navy as part of its 2020-21 non-conference schedule. The Midshipmen went 14-16 last season.

—Lamar Jackson is suing Amazon over its allowance of third-party vendors to sell unlicensed merchandise using his likeness and registered trademarks.

—The happiest of happy anniversaries to the Dream Game.

—The NCAA announced Thursday afternoon that it will be cutting about $375 million from the amount it distributes annually to schools this year.

—Louisville is now among the many schools that have reached out to Rhode Island transfer Tyrese Martin.

—Jay Scrubb went on “The Drive” with Mark Ennis and Luke Hancock Wednesday afternoon and was far less absolute about his NBA future than he and his father had been in interviews earlier in the day.

Usually I’d be sort of annoyed by this type of thing, but I’m going to go ahead and need another month of conflicting quotes from Scrubb just to give me something to do. Let’s make this Demar Dorsey, DaMarcus Smith and Maverick Rowan combined.

—Louisville target Trey Kaufman has been named Gatorade’s 2019-20 Player of the Year for the state of Indiana.

—With their facilities closed, Louisville coaches are having to take on an “old school” approach to maintaining some semblance of order.

While the coaches watch film to keep their minds sharp, they also keep tabs on their players who are working out from home. Workout and nutritional plans are sent to the players to accommodate them the best they can with what they have available.

Strength coach Mike Sirignano and Satterfield know the players don’t have the same equipment as they do at the facility. That’s forced the staff and players to get creative with workouts.

”We want to cater to whatever they can do,” Satterfield said. “I’ve seen pictures of our guys pushing cars up a hill. It goes back to old school mentality.”

Fifteen months into his tenure at Louisville, Satterfield has been hit with an adverse situation that nobody saw coming. Now, he’s forced to try and continue the momentum he built from his house, just like every other program in the country.

—Happy nine-year anniversary to Scotty Davenport and the Bellarmine Knights, who won the D-II national championship on this day in 2011. Bellarmine starts its first season in Division-I in 2020-21.

—Former New Albany High School standout Sean East is transferring from UMass after one season. East had a solid freshman season as the Minutemen’s starting point guard.

—I spent way too much time looking at this list from Jeff Goodman, who got 347 of the 353 Division-I college basketball coaches to share their favorite movie and TV show. Props to (ironically enough) Matt McCall of UMass for being the only coach whose favorite show is Saved by the Bell.

—Dana Evans is one of four finalists for the Wade Trophy, which is given annually to the best overall player in women’s college basketball. Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu, Arizona’s Aari McDonald and South Carolina’s Tyasha Harris are the other finalists.

—A St. Patrick’s Day house party in Lexington has resulted in six people contracting the coronavirus.

—The WNBA draft will go on as scheduled next month.

—The Indianapolis 500 is moving to Aug. 23.

—John Hardin’s Alex Matthews has been named the 2019-20 Gatorade Kentucky Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

—Ricky O’Donnell gets to the bottom of Shaq’s relationship with Joe Exotic of “Tiger King” fame.

—Those double rims had been undefeated before this morning.

—Jockey Javier Castellano has tested positive for the coronavirus. Castellano had been preparing to ride in the Florida Derby.

—In even sadder news, former college hoops standouts David Edwards and Lee Green have both died from the coronavirus.

—Because we all need to keep seeing stuff like this.

This too:

—Mack Brown says that there is a growing fear among college football coaches that there won’t be a 2020 season.

—Kent Taylor misses sports.

Me too, Kent. Me too.

—U of L lacrosse coach Scott Teeter sits down (virtually) for an interview.

—Support Muth’s if you can.

That’s right, do a good thing: Eat candy.

—Scott Satterfield is in favor of some tweaks to the recruiting calendar.

—Yahoo’s Pete Thamel writes about the current biggest concerns in the world of college sports.

—Once again, Micale Cunningham: Pretty impressive in 2019.

—The Voice Tribune serves up some boredom busters.

—USA Today’s updated preseason top 25 for the 2020 college football season has Louisville at No. 25.

25. Louisville

A program clearly on the rise led by a second-year coach, Scott Satterfield, whose national popularity will continue to expand in the near future. (Satterfield could be college football’s next Matt Rhule, meaning a coach shortlisted by the media for most major openings regardless of interest from either party.) After taking a big step forward in 2019, the Cardinals could be in line for another breakthrough in September.

—Donating to restaurant workers could land you a rare bottle of bourbon.

—Florida State freshman Patrick Williams has joined teammate Devin Vassell in declaring for the NBA draft.

—Drew Brees is cool.

—Louisville baseball players are still coming to terms with the abrupt end to what was supposed to be a special 2020 season.

—To me, Justin Turner is the currently available grad transfer who has the potential to help Louisville the most next season. The fact that he has the Cards on his short list is encouraging.

You can check out some highlights from “Juice’s” junior season at Bowling Green here.

—Six Louisville players make’s list of the top 100 MLB prospects in college baseball.

—And finally, I enjoyed this read on the 25th anniversary of “Tommy Boy,” primarily because I enjoy “Tommy Boy.”