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Potty training while watching the Cards: An American dream.

NET Rankings Update: No. 44 (up nine).

—One Foot Down recaps Louisville’s win over Notre Dame.

—Former Louisville defensive tackle G.G. Robinson is one of 10 former minority student-athletes to be honored as the first cohorts for the “Gigs for Game Changers by The Winning Edge Leadership Academy initiative with Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods. During the six-week program, Game Changers will work remotely with Wilson mentors to complete five short-term projects with the marketing department of Wilson’s Team Sports division.

—Grade A acting work here from Louisville’s new offensive line coach.

—Louisville Report looks at the IARP process, which is still something of a mystery.

—Xavier Johnson, one of the best point guards in the ACC for the last three seasons, has left the Pitt basketball program and entered the NCAA transfer portal. The Jeff Capel era up there continues to be extremely strange.

—The 13th-ranked U of L volleyball team will return to ACC action this weekend.

—The world needs more Breion Davises.

Breion grabbed the rebound and passed it back to Wolfram seconds before the buzzer, allowing him to make the last shot of the game.

Sutton said he was overwhelmed by the moment but it didn’t surprise him that this moment came from one of his most dedicated players.

“I pulled up to practice one day and it was cold and he had rode his bike,” Coach Sutton explained. “He rode his bike several miles to get to practice, that spoke volumes to me.”

Sutton said Breion, a foster child, has one of the biggest hearts and best attitudes on the team. He believes both teams walked away winning after the game because of Breion’s selfless act.

“I don’t feel wrong in saying it’s these types of kids that deserve good things to happen to them,” Sutton added. “If there is anybody in our community here that is interested in foster care or adopting kids, why not Breion?”

As he thanked his anonymous giver, Breion said he wishes nothing but the best for Vince.

“I very appreciate it, and thank you Vince, I appreciate you for acknowledging my kindness and I hope that you go very far in whatever you do,” Breion said.

—Pete Thomas is very excited to see what incoming freshman TJ Lewis can do at quarterback.

—The second-ranked Louisville baseball team moved to 4-0 on the season with a 6-2 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday.

—Louisville women’s basketball signee Payton Verhulst has been named a McDonald’s All-American.

—Mekhi knows.

—Preseason All-American Henry Davis has been locked in for the Louisville baseball team early this season.

—Tim Sullivan writes that the return of Malik Williams gives Louisville a much better chance to make some noise in the weeks to come.

—Longtime Louisville Zoo director John Walczak is retiring.

—Going to tell my kids that this is exactly how we used to welcome DePaul to town.

—Here’s the CJ recap of last night’s win over Notre Dame.

—Notre Dame’s chances of making the NCAA tournament without winning the ACC tournament were faint before last night. They’re non-existent now.

—Tonight in the ACC:

Clemson at Wake Forest (4:30 p.m./ACC Network)
NC State at No. 15 Virginia (6:30 p.m./ACC Network)
Marquette at North Carolina (7 p.m./ESPN2)
No. 11 Florida State at Miami (8:30 p.m./ACC Network)

—247 Sports recaps Louisville’s win over Notre Dame through media tweets.

—Championship Week is already down one team due to Covid.

—Bellarmine is offering free parking for Saturday’s noon A-Sun championship game against Liberty at Freedom Hall. If you can’t make it out to the Hall, the game will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

—State of Louisville goes to the film to see what QB transfer Luke McCaffrey is bringing to Louisville.

—The U of L men’s golf team has landed a standout transfer from Rhode Island.

—According to BetOnline, Louisville has the fourth-best odds to win the ACC tournament.

—Duke Basketball Report has a new ACC roundup.

—Rick Bozich recaps Louisville’s win over Notre Dame.

—And finally, Michael Jordan was right to choose Terry Rozier over Kemba Walker.