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Wednesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Zach Hamilton is spending the week cheering on the Cardinal Nine from Mrytle Beach.

—U of L has elevated Laura Clemente to the position of Associate Athletic Director for Strategy and Innovation for the Cardinals.

—Louisville football is set to welcome a bunch of newcomers to the program this weekend.

—Keith Oddo announced on 93.9 The Ville this morning that Wayne Blackshear is the latest addition to this summer’s Louisville TBT team. Wayne joins Samardo Samuels, Chane Behanan and Ryan McMahon.

—Prayers up for the Louisville legend.

—Louisville has offered class of 2022 shooting guard Jaden Schutt out of Illinois. Schutt also has offers from Michigan State, Illinois, Ohio State, Creighton and Ohio State, among others.

— has Louisville football’s over/under win total for 2021 at 6.5.

Bet Online also has it at 6.5.

—Some El Ellis highlights for your Wednesday:

—Yum Brands is giving $3.5 million to U of L over five years to establish a “Global Center of Franchise Excellence” at U of L’s College of Business.

—Drew Timme is returning to Gonzaga and will likely be the preseason National Player of the Year.

—Chris Mack is “tickled pink” about the offseason improvement of JJ Traynor so far.

—Reid Detmers struck out 10 over six innings and allowed just one hit for the Rocket City Trash Pandas Tuesday night.

—David Cobb of CBS has five observations about the strange 2021 college hoops recruiting cycle, which will likely see Kentucky’s 13-year run of having a top three recruiting class come to an end.

—Jonathan Givony’s latest NBA mock draft for ESPN has David Johnson sliding all the way down to No. 53.

—I fear that Carlik Jones’ 2020-21 season is doomed to never receive the full level of appreciation it deserves. Kid was a monster.

Also, the bench energy has to be better next season. Watching these highlights just brought it all back. I’m willing to chalk it up to Covid madness, but the Cardinal sideline simply can’t look that listless again in 2021-22.

—A judge has dismissed Brian Bowen’s lawsuit against adidas.

—The only ACC baseball tournament Pool B game of today is Georgia Tech vs. Clemson at 7 p.m. The Cards will face the Yellow Jackets Thursday afternoon at 3.

—DeVante is ready to go in Miami.

—The Post and Courier covers Louisville baseball’s 15-10 win over Clemson.

—Every kid that attends Levitch’s camp next month is guaranteed to eventually receive a D-I offer. That’s the Levitch guarantee. It’s guaranteed.

—Michigan big man Hunter Dickinson has declared for the NBA draft but will maintain his college eligibility.

—NBC Sports has Louisville at No. 23 in its countdown of the 25 best uniforms in college football.

—Did we know there is a Louisville Prep Academy? Because apparently there is a Louisville Prep Academy.

—All but one of Louisville’s public pools will be open this summer.

—Cardinal Authority looks at the women’s basketball recruits from the class of 2022 Louisville fans should be keeping tabs on.

—And finally, beat Georgia Tech.