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Cardinal baseball season is right around the corner.

NET Rankings Update: No. 27.

—The Louisville men’s basketball team’s Wednesday game at Wake Forest has been moved from a 4:30 p.m. tip to an 8:30 p.m. tip. The ACC Network will still have the coverage.

—Here’s the U of L recap of the women’s basketball team’s Saturday triumph over Clemson.

—And here are the highlights:

—Matt Norlander of CBS takes a guess at how the schedule for this year’s NCAA tournament might work.

—Lamar Jackson critics need to find a new pivot after the Ravens’ Wild Card Weekend win over the Titans.

—Alabama and Ohio State will play tonight for the college football national title. ESPN’s Bill Connelly previews the game from every angle.

—The best sports story of the weekend was Andrew Jones hitting a game-winner against West Virginia on the three-year anniversary of it becoming public that he had been diagnosed with leukemia.

—The latest women’s college basketball power rankings from The Athletic have Louisville at No. 4.

—There is a chance that the 2022 PGA Championship could now be coming to Valhalla. The course is already set to host the event in 2024.

—Winthrop is undefeated and playing at the fastest pace of any team in America. The Wade Houston Tip-Off Classic knows how to groom ‘em.

—Louisville is up to No. 2 in the latest TNIAAM ACC power rankings.

2. Louisville (8-1, 3-0), Ken Pom: 26

Last week: Win over Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech game postponed

Previous ranking: 4

Louisville moves up two spots after taking down former No. 1 Virginia Tech. The Cardinals survived a potential Virginia Tech game-winning three point attempt after late missed free throw.

Carlik Jones and David Johnson both scored 17 points in the win. Jaelyn Withers had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Chris Mack’s club has rattled off four straight wins since losing to Wisconsin on the road. With games at Wake and Miami this week, could Louisville get hot?

—Louisville LB Dorian Etheridge announced on Sunday that he won’t be using his extra year of eligibility and will instead be turning his focus to the 2021 NFL Draft.

—Louisville Report looks at the points of emphasis for Wednesday night’s game against Wake Forest.

—Kentucky players and coaches kneeling for the National Anthem before their blowout win over Florida on Saturday has gone over pretty much exactly how you’d expect it to go over with their fan base.

—U of L’s indoor track and field schedule for the upcoming season has been released.

—Five former Louisville football players are still alive in the NFL Playoffs.

—Louisville Report previews the upcoming Cardinal baseball season.

—Nice to see both Denny Crum and Patrick McSweeney in the house over the weekend as Bellarmine kicked off its Atlantic Sun era.

The Knights dropped a pair of close contests to perennial league powerhouse Lipscomb.

—The CJ’s Cameron Teague Robinson answers Louisville football questions in his latest mailbag.

—U of L signee TJ Lewis is hoping for a chance to play QB for the Cards.

—Bob Huggins mined no words when asked about the midseason transfer of big man Oscar Tshiebwe to Kentucky.

It’s especially noteworthy when you take into account how close Huggins and Calipari are.

—Eric Crawford recaps the Louisville women’s team’s trouncing of Clemson, which happened despite the Cards only being able to suit up seven scholarship players.

—The CJ has three main takeaways from that same game.

—Samuell Williamson is wearing the gold jersey this week, which I think is a very good thing.

—The nationally ranked U of L men’s and women’s swim & dive squads split a meet with Notre Dame over the weekend.

—David Teel looks at the impossible task the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee has in front of it during this pandemic season.

—Chris Mack will hold his pre-Wake Forest virtual press conference with the media Tuesday morning at 11:35.

—Trevion Cooley, Louisville’s running back of the future, is officially here.

—ACC scores from the weekend:

No. 21 Duke 79, Wake Forest 68
No. 22 Virginia 61, Boston College 49
Miami 64, NC State 59
Syracuse 74, Georgetown 69
No. 19 Virginia Tech 77, Notre Dame 63

—With no games scheduled for tonight, here’s how the league standings look at the moment:

—The U of L women’s basketball team just barely stayed ahead of NC State to hold on to the No. 2 spot in this week’s AP top 25 poll. If you were wondering, the Cardinals and Wolfpack are scheduled to meet inside the Yum Center this Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.

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