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That feeling when sports are sort of, maybe, kinda starting to come back.

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—Congratulations to Louisville ace Reid Detmers on being named a Collegiate Baseball All-American.

—Dave Doeren, the coach of Louisville’s week one opponent, believes there will be college football in 2020. He just isn’t 100 percent sure it will start on time.

“I think we’re definitely going to play football. I don’t know if we’re going to start on time or not, don’t know how many games. But I do know college athletics needs college football for a variety of reasons. What our sport gives our country coming out of this lockdown where everybody just can’t wait, everybody’s starving to watch competition right now. Just seeing how things are trending, I’d say we’re on a good track now to have the game. I just don’t know how the stands are going to look like. I have no idea what that’s going to be like, how that’s going to play out.”

—Major congrats to the U of L marketing team on receiving four awards for achievements over the past year from the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA).

—I’ll be joining this marathon at 9 a.m. Saturday morning as the boys watch the end of the UNC-Gonzaga game. Excited to talk about some electric officiating.

—Georgetown transfer Mac McClung is headed to Texas Tech.

—There will be live horse racing at Keeneland in July.

—”The Basketball Tournament” is going down in 2020. Ryan McMahon and Fresh Kimble have already agreed to play for participating teams.

—In college football, homegrown national champions appear to be a thing of the past.

—ESPN’s Bill Connelly gives his list of the best college football teams of all-time that didn’t win a national title.

—I’m convinced Kyle Kuric is going to be lighting up Europe deep into his 40s.

—The CJ has a breakdown of what, exactly, the IARP is and what is it designed to do.

—Cardinal Authority updates its Louisville basketball recruiting big board for the 2022 class.

—Ahlana Smith is ready to contribute “immediately” at U of L.

—Live it up, Jennie.

—Louisville looks like a “sleeper” for highly-touted safety Daymon David.

—Cincinnati native Brad Colbert talks about his decision to walk-on at U of L.

Nine months after taking a visit to Willoughby, Colbert took another visit. This time he went south to Louisville, where he watched the No. 6 Cardinals come back to defeat Georgia Tech, 68-64, at the KFC Yum! Center.

“I loved the city and the atmosphere,” Colbert said. “I loved how involved the fans were and how much they cared and were into the game.”

Less than two months later, Colbert officially committed to Louisville as a preferred walk-on. He announced his decision in a Twitter post.

Colbert was happy about the University of Louisville College of Business, where he will pursue a career in finance. He’s also excited about playing for Louisville head coach Chris Mack, who spent more than 20 years in Cincinnati as a player and coach.

“Growing up I got to see all of the great things he did at Xavier and I thought that would be a cool opportunity to play for a Cincinnati guy because we’d have the same background,” Colbert said.

—Wide receiver Corey Reed is back at Louisville and focused on making a positive impact.

—Colleges with the most alums on the recently finalized WNBA rosters:

UConn - 19
Notre Dame - 9
Maryland - 7
Duke - 6
Tennessee - 6
Louisville - 5
Rutgers - 5
South Carolina - 5

—Man is a problem.

—The new Dixie Highway is nearly complete.

—CFB Saturdays ranks TuTu Atwell as the 10th-best returning wide receiver in college football.

—And finally, Eric Crawford reacts to the first round of budget cuts at U of L in the wake of COVID-19 disruptions