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Tuesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Eat it, Clemson.

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—Spread check: Football season by 100 days.

—On what was supposed to be the day after Selection Monday in the college baseball world, Baseball America has Louisville in its “Eight for Omaha” for 2021. Man that feels like an eternity away.

—Louisville leads all power five schools in the world of community service.

—ESPN’s David Hale goes with Louisville over Clemson in his ACC WR/TE rankings.

—Louisville’s Makenli Forrest and Gabriela Leon have been named 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field All-Americans.

—Jeff Walz’s Cardinal squad will be loaded again in 2020-21.

—Dave Lackford of Rivals looks at how U of L commit Benjamin Perry’s skills should translate to the Power Five level.

—Aidan Igiehon says (Athletic link) it was assistant Luke Murray who inspired the “light bulb” moment in the middle of his freshman season.

It was January, right in the thick of college basketball season, and Aidan Igiehon was in the doldrums.

His freshman season was not going as planned. Louisville maintained a consistent presence as one of the nation’s top 15 teams, yet Igiehon was struggling to log even five minutes of playing time. He felt frustrated, angry even, not necessarily at his coaches but at what he perceived to be his own ineptitude.

Igiehon had leaned on assistant coach Luke Murray throughout the season for encouragement, and one day Murray called Igiehon into his office for another chat.

“He just said, ‘Listen, you can do it. I believe in you,’ ” Igiehon says. “He made his assignment to work me out in the morning before class, work me out after practice. I was getting three, four workouts in a day and just by doing that I was like, ‘Wow, you get it now. You’ve got to do the best you can to help the team win. Put yourself second and prepare for when it’s your time.’ I fell in love with the game all over again after the conversation I had with him. It was like ding, like a little light bulb.”

—Ricky O’Donnell’s Western Illinois Leathernecks are rolling into the Sweet 16 with a perfect 33-0 record.

—EquiLottery Games has announced a multi-year agreement to develop a new officially licensed lottery draw game titled “NASCAR Racing Riches.”

—That is quite the gap.

—Cardinal Authority updates its Louisville basketball big board for the class of 2021.

—Four-star LB Jaydon Hood has Louisville in his top 10.

—Javian Hawkins speaking some truth.

—Clemson football and basketball players will be able to resume voluntary workouts beginning on June 8.

—Jalen Kitna, the son of former Cincinnati Bengals QB Jon Kitna, has committed to play the QB position at Florida.

—Tip a glass to the A-Train this evening.

—New audio confirms Michael Jordan was lying in “The Last Dance” when he said he never explicitly asked for Isiah Thomas to be left off the Dream Team.

—The full game video of Lamar Jackson destroying North Carolina — and that 2017 Cardinal defense giving a scary glimpse into the very near future — is now available on YouTube.

—I am extreeeeemely excited about T-Will’s son potentially committing to Louisville in the very near future.

—If some college football teams can play this fall and others can’t, it would not be the first time (Athletic link).

—Nyah Green, Ramani Parker and Kianna Smith all sat out last season, but all three are ready to be primary contributors for Jeff Walz in 2020-21.

—Mater Dei (CA) cornerback Darren Barkins has received an offer from Louisville.

—The New York Liberty is officially Louisville’s WNBA squad.

—Two-sport star Sydni Schetnan is ready for the challenge of trying to maintain that status in college at U of L.

—Scott Satterfield gets into a number of topics during his appearance on 247 Sports’ “Social Distance Series.”

—And finally, a look at the All-Dan McDonnell Era Louisville Baseball squad.