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Monday afternoon Cardinal news and notes


—Spread check: Bye Week by 3.

—Two more matches this weekend and two more sweeps for the unbeaten and third-ranked Louisville volleyball team.

—The IARP has released a full timeline of its activity on the Louisville infractions case, proving once and for all that it is an entity that actually exists. Probably.


—Malik Cunningham’s 92-yard TD pass to Tyler Harrell was the fourth-best play of the week (video) in the ACC.

—This weekend sucked, but at least we get Lamar Jackson on Monday Night Football tonight.

—The Cavalier Daily writes about Virginia’s “miraculous” comeback.

—Louisville Report’s Matt McGavic shares his thoughts on the Cardinal collapse.

—The analytics said Louisville should have gone for it instead of kicking the field goal to go up six.

Virginia’s win likelihood was still under 40 percent after Turner made the field goal, but it certainly felt like it was closer to 99 percent for those who had watched the 4th quarter up until that point.

—In a Sunday matchup of top-tier national title contenders, the third-ranked Louisville field hockey team took a 2-1 loss at No. 2 Michigan.

—The Michigan Daily also covers the Wolverine triumph.

—State of Louisville updates its ACC football power rankings.

—ESPN’s two ACC writers have no Cardinals on their conference All-Midseason Team.

—Louisville does not appear in ESPN’s updated early college hoops top 25.

—After back-to-back heartbreakers, can a bye week help Scott Satterfield’s team?

—Lou City has removed the interim tag and made Danny Cruz its official head coach. Cruz took over for John Hackworth right after the beginning of this season and has already secured a playoff berth and has the squad in first place in its division.

—Some of the biggest plays for Virginia on Saturday came from unexpected sources.

—Still the weirdest cheer in sports.

—The Crunch Zone breaks down the Louisville football numbers at the halfway point of the 2021 season and compares them to the past three years.

—The U of L women’s soccer team took a 2-1 home loss to NC State on Sunday.

—The Cardinal swim and dive squad finished second at the SMU Classic.

—His wife immediately bouncing to rush the field is the best part.

—Wake Forest, Kentucky and Pitt are all “playoff contenders.” I want to die.

—The 23rd-ranked Louisville men’s soccer team lost 4-2 at No. 9 Virginia Tech on Friday. The Cards will now play four consecutive home matches, a streak which starts Tuesday night against Eastern Illinois.

—Cardinal Authority lists five things we learned from Louisville’s latest gut-punch loss.

—Everything seems to be going well at Miami.

—Another week of ACC football individual awards, and another week with no Cardinals.

—Hoops Insight remembers (video) the time Stephen Curry was double-teamed for an entire game during his Davidson days.

—Wahoos 247 takes a closer look at UVA’s win on Saturday.

—Dre Davis has launched his own branded clothing line.

—Mike James reports that his surgery on Friday was successful.

—The hustle play of Virginia’s Darius Bratton played a huge part in the Cavaliers’ come-from-behind win.

—Saturday “really hurt.”

—Red Reporter reviews the 2021 season for the Louisville Bats.


—A new Card Chronicle podcast reacting to Saturday’s collapse is here.

—Here’s Streaking the Lawn’s postgame write-up on the Cavalier win.

—Louisville checks in tied for 8th in the latest conference power rankings from

—And finally, the Mike Rutherford Show is back from 3-6 this afternoon to talk about Saturday’s disaster. You can listen the old fashioned way on 1450AM/96.1FM, or stream the show here.