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Monday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

It might be Monday, but you can’t keep the Cardinal Quarantine Kids down.

—Louisville is No. 22 in The Sporting News’ preseason top 25 for the 2020 college football season. Kentucky, for those interested in that sort of thing, is No. 23.

—On what was supposed to be ACC tournament week for the Louisville baseball team, a look at the Cards’ top five league tournament performances in the Dan McDonnell era.

—Adam Friedman of Rivals believes Louisville is the team to beat for 2021 four-star corner Darian Chestnut from New Jersey.


The Cardinals have been stocking up on defensive talent lately and adding Chestnut to the mix would be a huge boost for this class. He hasn’t visited the campus yet but the coaching staff did do a virtual visit with Chestnut and he was very impressed. Look for the coaches to push for Chestnut to take a visit to campus as soon as the recruiting dead period is over.

—Cool story here on a U of L field hockey player using her gift as an artist to better the world during this strange time.

—As most expected he would, former Louisville PG recruit Khristian Lander has reclassified to 2020 and signed with Indiana.

—I agree with most of this on the end of “The Last Dance.”

—Who else?

—Dave Ragone — who was promoted during the offseason from quarterbacks coach to passing game coordinator — is featured in this SI story on how the Chicago Bears’ new QB room is handling the virtual offseason.

—Clemson is an early 23.5-point favorite for its Sept. 12 game against the Cards.

—Churchill Downs made bank on the first weekend of its “new” spring meet.

—Chris Mack has offered class of 2022 four-star PG Paul McMillan from Cincinnati.

—A look at Louisville football’s current scholarship distribution.

—These are the types of stories we need to start nipping in the bud. If a local star grew up cheering for Louisville, he needs to spend his college days playing for Louisville ... or at least not for Lexington Basketball Academy.

—U of L has offered class of 2021 OL Mahamane Moussa from Indiana.

—Kentucky has fired its entire cheerleading staff after reports of hazing that included alcohol and public nudity with the coaches present at off-campus events.

—Rick Bozich says this is the perfect time to re-evaluate the growing emphasis on cheerleaders and dance teams.

—I already miss Dwayne so much.

—NC State is officially joining Memphis as the first programs to take their infractions cases to the new IARP. I would not be shocked at all if Louisville eventually chooses to go that route as well.

—Seth Dawkins is using not hearing his name called in the NFL draft as motivation.

—The Sun-Sentinel covers Ashton Gillotte’s commitment to Louisville.

—Big blow for Donovan Mitchell and company here.

—The best individual performances from the 2019-20 U of L women’s basketball season.

—U of L has offered class of 2021 OT JonDarius Morgan from Birmingham.

Ten things to do in isolation this week.


—A look at athletic director salaries in the ACC, where Vince Tyra ranks ninth out of the 12 ADs from schools that report that sort of thing.

Emmanuel Henderson, the No. 2 ranked running back in the class of 2022, has received an offer from Louisville.

—And finally, an updated look at Louisville football’s 2021 recruiting class, which is now eight players deep.