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Thursday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Baby George is drinking away the no sports blues.

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—A new ESPN report says that canceling the 2020 college football season would cost at least $4 billion and forever change college sports. That’s why there’s no way the 2020 college football season is going to be canceled.

—A planned game in Brooklyn between the Louisville and UConn women’s basketball team has been postponed until the 2021-22 season.

—Best 38 seconds of your day.

—The Cards do not crack the early Pro Football Focus top 25 for the 2020 college football season.

—Danielle Lerner of The Athletic has the latest U of L women’s basketball notebook.

—The NCAA’s one-time transfer waiver is still likely coming, just not for the 2020-21 season.

—San Antonio dual threat QB Lucas Coley has been offered by Louisville.

—Kings of the pistol.

—Former mixtape legend and current Georgetown transfer Mac McClung has announced his final list of seven transfer destinations. I would place my money on him winding up at Wake Forest.

—Nonstop flights from Louisville to places like Los Angeles and New York could be the latest virus victim.

—A reimagined, restructured Triple Crown is now set, and it gives horse racing a chance to be the rare sport that comes out of the pandemic better off than it went in.

—The Tailgate Tent previews the 2020 Louisville football season.

Opening up with NC State is more a positive for Louisville than it is for NC State. Ville will be more ready to go come season than NC State. Week 2 at Clemson off a long week is not ideal, but they have a chance to get Clemson before they get rolling.

The schedule weakens before the bye, then it is pretty brutal down the stretch.

FSU and VT both at home is I guess as good as you can hope, at UVA, Wake, at ND and UK. That’s 4 teams that are in the top 40 end of year if I had to guess.

Summary

It’s unfortunate that the schedule isn’t better for Ville because I really like them as a team. There will certainly be opportunities to back VIlle throughout the year and they will be a fun team to watch. I fully expect Satterfield to continue to move them in the right direction. They’re probably a year away from ACC relevance at the top, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they arrived a year early either.

—MLB.com says “Big Red Machine” is the best baseball team nickname of all-time.

—Dennis Dodd of CBS takes a look at how he believes college football will look in its “grand return.”

—Our guy Keith Wynne talks some football on the Cardinal Craze webcast.

—Sometimes the younger guys have to lead the older guys.

—Cardinal baseball signee Kaleb Corbett is desperate to compete and improve.

—Four-star RB AJ Green (2021) from Tulsa has been offered by Louisville.

—Jazmine Jones and Kylee Shook continue to prepare while waiting for roster decisions by the New York Liberty.

—The Bunkster ruled.

—To binge ‘The Office’ in 2020 is to come face to face with the inevitability of Dwight Schrute.

—Pat Forde looks at how the trend of altered academic calendars for the upcoming fall semester could wind up altering college sports.

—Former Waggener High football star Tahj Rice is transferring from Duke.

—Occam’s razor: This is the same dude.

—Louisville has offered four-star shooting guard D’Marco Dunn (2021) out of North Carolina.

—Louisville is still No. 22 in NBC’s updated early college hoops rankings.

—The Cards are unranked by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.

—Chris and Hailee Mack show the Kentucky fishing community how it’s done.

—A look at the best individual performances from the 2019 Cardinal football season.

—Big Red Louie looks at the losses that have defined the Louisville fan base.

—Scott Davenport talks about connecting with recruits through technology.

—And finally, congrats to Colorado coaching legend and Louisville native Ceal Barry on a well-deserved retirement.