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My dude Carter is hyped to be heading into cooler months loaded with Cardinal sports.

—Spread check: Reds by 1.

—The U of L men’s soccer team hits the road to take on Kentucky tonight at 7:30. The Cards rolled the Cats 3-0 last season. ESPN3 will have the coverage.

—Congrats are in order for Jazmine Jones, who has been named to the WNBA’s All-Rookie Team.

—Louisville football continues to struggle in two crucial areas, writes Matt McGavic of SI.

—Updated ACC championship odds from BetOnline:

—Louisville fell out of the rankings but still received four votes from AP poll voters this week.

—Cardiac Hill recaps Pitt’s win over Louisville.

—Just need that first “Malik” W to right the ship.

—Thursday’s women’s soccer match between Louisville and Syracuse has been moved to a 4 p.m. start and will now be broadcast live on the ACC Network.

—LJ Nesbitt has his latest installment of BucketHatism over at The Crunch Zone.

—The CJ has three things we learned about Louisville from Saturday’s loss at Pitt.

—Protect this man at all costs, he is our greatest American.

—The Cardinal Sports Zone podcast recaps the loss to Pitt.

—The Sporting News remembers Lamar Jackson’s iconic 2016 performance at Syracuse.

—Big Red Louie says Scott Satterfield’s honeymoon phase is over.

—Pitt’s win over Louisville allowed the Panthers to move to 3-0 for the first time under Pat Narduzzi.

—Dorian Etheridge is your nation’s leader in tackles for loss.

—The Cardinal field hockey team is off to a 2-0 start after a 3-1 win over Duke on Sunday.

—The Louisville volleyball season got off to a disappointing start with a loss to Notre Dame.

—The NCAA’s health and safety guidelines for the upcoming college hoops season are out, and are going to be extremely hard to abide by for some of the mid/low major programs in the country.

—The Crunch Zone looks at how Louisville can bounce back from its first back-to-back losses of the Satterfield era.

—Jon Rothstein ranks the ACC as just the third best conference in college basketball for the upcoming season.

3. ACC

TEAMS RANKED IN THE ROTHSTEIN 45: 8 (Virginia, Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Miami, Louisville, Syracuse, Georgia Tech)

THE SKINNY: Top heavy would have been the best way to describe the ACC last season as only four or five teams likely would have played in the NCAA Tournament. Expect balance and depth to return in 20-21. In addition to the eight teams listed above, Clemson, NC State, and Notre Dame will all begin practice on Oct. 14th with a realistic chance of hearing their name called on Selection Sunday.

The Big Ten and the Big 12 topped the list.

—There’s a ton of cool new gear on the U of L athletics auction page.

—Despite the 1-2 start, ESPN’s FPI still has Louisville favored in six of its last eight games.

—It’s not a stretch to say the Pitt defense was “dominant” on Saturday, and the Panther players knew it.

—After being activated from the practice squad just a day earlier, Reggie Bonnafon saw his first NFL on-field action of 2020.

—Mekhi Becton was once again one of the only Jets having a solid game before an injury cut his afternoon short on Sunday.

—ACC start times and TV assignments for the weekend of Oct. 10:

Friday, Oct. 9
Louisville at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m., ESPN (previously announced)

Saturday, Oct. 10
Virginia Tech at North Carolina, Noon, ABC
NC State at Virginia, Noon, ACC Network
Duke at Syracuse, 12:30 p.m., RSN
Pitt at Boston College, 4 p.m., ACC Network
Miami at Clemson, 7:30 p.m., ABC
Florida State at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., NBC (previously announced)

—And finally, go Lamar (apologies to any Cards/Chiefs fans).