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Wednesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Refusing to let the tradition of the CC Summer Tour die, Eric Hoffmann takes it to the Mojave Desert.

—Ryan McMahon will be back on the basketball court this afternoon playing for “Red Scare” in The Basketball Tournament. You can watch McMahon and company on ESPN at 2 p.m.

—Russ Yeast was having a career year before suffering a season-ending leg injury in November. Now he’s back and expecting to be even better in 2020.

—WKU is now going the public shaming route to try and get Kentucky to play them in basketball.

—It’s safe to say WDRB’s Jude Redfield would like to see the Cats and ‘Tops play.

—Lou City has set a new ticketing plan for Sunday’s Lynn Family Stadium opener.

—As Keith mentioned yesterday, the 2020 Louisville football media guide is now online for your consumption. The lack of Country House on the cover is disappointing.

—Peyton Siva has experienced life in a basketball bubble in Germany, and now he has some advice for the NBA players who are about to have the same experience in Orlando.

—The ACCDN takes a look at Micale Cunningham’s top regular season plays from 2019:

—The CJ’s Cameron Teague and Dominique Yates are counting down the 30 most important Louisville football players for 2020. Here’s who they went with at No. 29.

—The Athletic looks at how Angel McCoughtry’s vision for ‘Say Her Name’ WNBA jerseys became reality.

—The latest episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone podcast is here.

—Quite the view.

—Tim Sullivan makes the case for college football delaying its season until the spring.

—A West Louisville teenager has taken up beekeeping and is hoping his honey sales will raise enough money so that he can pay for tuition to attend high school at Trinity.

—Athlon looks at the over/under win totals in the ACC for 2020.

Louisville (O/U 7.5)

Non-Conference Games: Murray State, WKU, at Notre Dame, Kentucky

Schedule Quirks: Open with two ACC games (NC State, at Clemson) and close with Virginia, Notre Dame, and Kentucky as three of last four.

QB: Micale Cunningham

Roster Notes: 15 starters back in year two under head coach Scott Satterfield. Nine of top 11 tacklers return, but this defense got gashed by better opponents last season.

Prediction: Lean to the under.

—TNIAAM ranks Micale Cunningham as the 4th-best quarterback in the ACC for 2020.

—There was one primary area where the Louisville offense struggled last season and needs to improve in 2020: First down.

—Louisville’s new NWSL franchise will be named Racing Louisville FC.

—Vince Tyra provided some updates on the state of Cardinal athletics on Tuesday. You can hear his full comments below:

—ESPN’s FPI has Louisville favored in 10 of its 12 games this season.

—U of L softball senior Celene Funke is the guest on the latest episode of the Welcome to the Ville podcast.

—Ahmari Huggins-Bruce breaks down his commitment to Louisville.

—Dave Lackford of Rivals tells Cardinal fans what they’re getting in Huggins-Bruce.

—Addie Chester, the Indiana Girls Soccer Player of the Year, has committed to Louisville.

—Lamar Jackson has been forced to cancel his annual “Funday With LJ” event in Florida.

—Future Duke point guard.

—Will Teddy Bridgewater throw more touchdowns than Cam Newton this season?

—And finally, our guy CardinalStrong answers some offseason questions for the Clemson folks over at Shakin’ the Southland. All basketball I assume.