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Monday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

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The Cards might not be back on the field/court yet, but Donovan Mitchell is this afternoon. That’s more than enough reason to get geared up.

Louisville is No. 17 in 247 Sports’ updated preseason college football top 25.

—Despite the unusual circumstances surrounding the season, the Associated Press will be conducting a weekly top 25 poll per usual.

—Scott Satterfield was pleased with the results of Louisville’s first major scrimmage.

“It was a beautiful day in Louisville and a chance to get on the game field,” Satterfield said. “We tried to simulate as much as we can, game situations. We had a lot of situations, as much as we could, . . . .our longest day of camp so far, for sure.

“But a lot of good things and a lot of good competition out there today. Early on the offense did some good stuff and hit some big plays and later on in the scrimmage we saw the defense really rose up and do some good things in the second half.”

The second-year head coach sat out running backs backs Hassan Hall and Javian Hawkins, while wide receivers Dez Fitzpatrick and Tutu Atwell had limited reps. The Cardinals were also missing their two starting safeties.

“Those guys have played a bunch of football so I thought it was good to keep them out,” Satterfield said.

The scrimmage was split for the most part, with the offense making a number of big plays for touchdowns, but the defense saved their best for the end with a number of key snaps.

“Days like today, we love going back and watching this film,” Satterfield said. “There’s so many things we can learn off of this film and teach off of. Each player will get better off this.”

The Cardinals wrapped up two weeks of practice, and will take the next two days off with school beginning on Monday.

”Overall, I am just very pleased at where we are right now at this point,” Satterfield said.

The Cards were off on Sunday and are off again today before returning to the practice field on Tuesday.

—Younger players and newcomers received a ton of snaps during the Saturday scrimmage.

—Phil Steele has Javian Hawkns as one of his darkhorse Heisman Trophy candidates for 2020.

—I would take this to mean everyone tested negative on the basketball team’s first full day back on campus together.

—Former Cardinal third baseman and big leaguer Chris Dominguez has taken a job on the Miami Hurricanes coaching staff.

—Edgar Sosa is the guest on the latest episode of Larry O’Bannon’s podcast.

—With no Pac-12 football happening this fall, Washington State fans are looking to adopt a new team to root for.

—I love this kid.

—JCPS superintendent Marty Pollio says JCPS will make a decision on the future of fall sports after the KHSAA meets on Thursday. Could JCPS cancel fall sports while the rest of the state plays? “There is a possibility of that.”

—One man who was essential to the Big 12 coming to the conclusion to go ahead with a football season is Dr. Michael Ackerman, a genetic cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic. He talks with The Athletic about why he believes concerns over myocarditis shouldn’t postpone the season.

—ESPN has unveiled its new Monday Night Football team.

—With prep trail complete, here are the 20 horses who have qualified for the Kentucky Derby.

—Dan Gavitt says that the NCAA will announce by mid-September whether or not the 2020-21 college basketball season will begin on time.

—The top-ranked 11U football squad in America resides in the Derby City.

—Kentucky’s 2020 football season will begin Sept. 26 at Auburn.

—Western Kentucky head coach Tyson Helton says “a couple” of his players have opted out of the 2020 season. The Hilltoppers are still set to kick things off against Louisville on Sept. 12.

—Now is not a time for nuance.

—Reigning ACC Player of the Year Dana Evans is already providing laser-focused leadership for her 2020-21 squad.

—Michigan has offered former U of L hoops commit Bryce Hopkins.

—The Cards utilized their depth at running back during this past weekend’s scrimmage.

—The good thing about letting the conferences make all the big decisions in FBS football is that everyone is always on the same page.

—Happy to announce that I have taken my name out of consideration for the DePaul AD job and will be staying home. Let’s get to work.

—Cardinal Authority is out with its Louisville football weekly notebook.

—This isn’t unexpected, but it’s still an absolute joke.

—The battle for the second string QB job has been “very competitive” during the first part of fall camp.

—Bleacher Report’s David Kenyon has Louisville going 6-4 and tying for sixth in his ACC preview.

—And finally, Eric Crawford has five takeaways from Louisville’s first scrimmage of 2020.