—Spread check: Louisville by 6.5.
—It’s Homecoming week at U of L. A full rundown of the week’s events can be found here.
—Congrats to Dana Evans, who followed Jordan Nwora’s lead by winning a world championship in her first season as a professional.
—With the Ravens’ win on Sunday, Lamar Jackson has passed Dan Marino for the most wins (35) by an NFL quarterback before the age of 25.
Jackson is now 35-8 and doesn’t turn 25 until Jan. 7. No quarterback under the age of 25 has won more than 30 games in the past two decades.
“That’s the biggest one,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of the record. “I promise you, that’s the one Lamar is the most proud of and that’s one we’re all most proud of, absolutely.”
It’s been quite a turnaround for Baltimore under Jackson. The Ravens were 44-45 (.494) between winning the Super Bowl in 2012 and Jackson taking over as the starter midway through the 2018 season. Baltimore has won 81% of its games with Jackson as its starter.
This record comes six days after Jackson became first player in NFL history with 400 yards passing, four touchdown passes, no interceptions and 50 yards rushing in Baltimore’s 31-25 overtime victory against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.
Asked if records mean anything to him, Jackson said, “We are on a roll for something else. If we break records, it happens. But we want something else.”
—Jackson and the Ravens were one of the biggest winners from the weekend that was in the NFL.
—The unbeaten and second-ranked Louisville volleyball team notched two more wins over the weekend, including head coach Dani Busboom-Kelly’s 100th career dub.
Satterfield: I think bringing pressure is something we should have done more of last week (vs Virginia)— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) October 18, 2021
—Despite a strong preseason, Carlik Jones was the final player waived by the Dallas Mavericks over the weekend.
—The CJ counts down Lamar Jackson’s five best moments at Louisville.
—The Boston College game notes for Saturday’s game are out.
—I enjoyed this exchange.
—The fourth-ranked Louisville field hockey team smashed Northeastern, 7-0, on Sunday.
—Terry Bradshaw has done what more people need to do and called himself out for doubting Lamar Jackson.
—The latest podcast from Cardinal Sports Zone is here.
—Ken Pomeroy’s rankings have been updated to prepare for the start of the 2021-22 college basketball season. Louisville starts the year at No. 36.
—BC Interruption kicks off its coverage of Louisville week.
—Drew Timme (Gonzaga), Johnny Juzang (UCLA), Kofi Cockburn (Illinois), Paolo Banchero (Duke) and Max Absmas (Oral Roberts) headline The Athletic’s preseason All-American team for college hoops.
—Here’s the U of L recap of Saturday’s Red-White hoops scrimmage.
—I can’t believe this is still happening.
—Louisville baseball’s annual Pizza Bowl series has wrapped up.
—Brett McMurphy has Louisville facing Houston in the Military Bowl in his latest bowl projections.
—Louisville is No. 60 in ESPN’s strength of record rankings.
—Riley Gates of 247 Sports has Louisville-Kentucky as one of the 10 best non-conference games of the upcoming college basketball season.
—Man, the first 10 games of the 2016 season were the best.
In the playoff era, this year’s UGA is just the fifth team to double its opponent’s yardage total through seven games.— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) October 18, 2021
The others: 2016 Michigan, 2016 Louisville, 2019 Ohio St, 2019 Wisconsin.
—The U of L men’s soccer team topped North Carolina, 2-0, on Friday.
—The women’s soccer team fell to Boston College, 2-1.
—Allen Iverson shares his best weed stories and reflects on how he was treated during his playing days in this GQ interview.
—I’m going to start banning people from The Big X if they make me even the slightest bit mad.
It’s a small thing, @ByPatForde and you won’t care. But you’re banned from our radio station, @SportsRadioWNML in Knoxville and I will literally fight anybody on our staff who tries to have you on. You are not welcome here. Tennessee fans have had enough of people like you.— Brian Rice (@briancrice) October 17, 2021
Travis Diener: YOU’RE DONE. You will never appear live on the air on 1450AM/96.1FM in Louisville. Never.
—SwimSwam has the Louisville men’s swim team at No. 5 in its preseason countdown.
—U of L had the fourth-most social media interactions for women’s college basketball in the month of September.
—Dana showed up ready to win a championship on Sunday.
The rook, @Danaaakianaaa has arrived in style pic.twitter.com/MLCuCZBjtX— WNBA (@WNBA) October 17, 2021
—Louisville Report’s Matt McGavic shares his thoughts on Saturday’s hoops scrimmage.
—You can find a photo gallery from the scrimmage here.
—And finally, Sean Moth is sitting in with me for this afternoon’s Mike Rutherford Show. We’re reacting to all the news of the weekend from 3-6 on 1450/96.1. You can stream the show here.