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Wednesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Things move a little slower in the middle of Monday-Saturday game weeks.

NET Rankings Update: No. 43 (down one).

—Louisville baseball has released its full schedule for the 2021 season. The Cards will open the season on Feb. 19 when they play the first game of a three-game set with Bellarmine.

—U of L assistant Mike Pegues is the guest on the latest episode of Jeff Greer’s podcast.

—The ACC is loaded with impact transfers this season, and Louisville has the best.

—Cardinal Authority’s latest Louisville women’s basketball notebook is out.

—Last night in the ACC:

Syracuse 83, Miami 57
Pittsburgh 79, Duke 73

—Justin Champagnie is making his ACC Player of the Year case.

—Tonight in the ACC:

No. 20 Clemson at Georgia Tech (7 p.m./ACCNX)
Wake Forest at North Carolina (7 p.m./ACC Network)

—The new West Louisville track and field complex will host its first event on Feb. 17.

—Carlik Jones is once again the owner of the gold jersey.

—The Syracuse Post-Standard previews Thursday’s Louisville-Syracuse women’s game.

—They also look at how the Orange have fared in the past against No. 1 teams.

—Jeff Walz’s Cards are No. 1 for the first time in program history, but they’re far from complacent.

—New Bobby Pettiford highlights:

—Louisville Report keeps track of who’s in and who’s out with Cardinal football.

—One of the biggest offseason points of emphasis for U of L will be cutting down the turnovers that killed the team in 2020.

—State of Louisville looks at what we learned about the U of L women in their Sunday throttling of Florida State.

—Donovan and the Jazz had yet another solid night on Tuesday.

—Cardinal Authority gives an update on all the Cards in the NBA.

—Right or not, Pitt is suddenly the buzz team in the ACC.

—Lockdown started about nine months ago, and now Louisville is experiencing a mini baby boom.

—It appears Louisville has its new running backs coach.

—Louisville swimmers cleaned up in the ACC’s weekly awards.

—Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology has Louisville as a 7-seed.

—And finally, a look at a world (it’s this world) where Duke and North Carolina are no longer the ACC’s elite.