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It’s not a Louisville wedding until the flower girl throws an L.

—The College Football Playoff is leaning towards an expansion to 12 teams, which I personally think would be incredible, and probably a good thing for Louisville in the long-term.

—David Cobb’s updated top college basketball transfers list for CBS has Noah Locke at No. 36 and Jarrod West at No. 62.

—Jim Root of Three-Man Weave sees Louisville as a tier one team in the ACC for next season.

—In the wake of March’s controversy, the NCAA women’s basketball committee is now talking about adopting “March Madness” branding and possibly expanding to 68 teams like the men’s tournament.

—Four Cardinal track and field athletes are ready for the NCAA Championships.

—247 Sports looks at the college football transfer portal losers from this offseason.

—Male High basketball star Kaleb Glenn has taken two unofficial visits to U of L since in-person visits were allowed to resume on June 1. He feels like an awfully important local recruit for Chris Mack.

—I would have gone up to $475.

—Cool story here on Sydney Martin, who hit the first home run of her high school career just hours after her mother’s funeral to help Ballard beat Male and win the Seventh Region softball title.

—Both the Sixth and Seventh Region baseball championship games will be played at Jim Patterson Stadium tonight. No. 14 DeSales will take on Fern Creek at 5:30, with No. 1 Trinity vs. No. 8 St. X to follow.

—Three-star offensive lineman Valen Erickson (2022) from Chicago has been offered by Louisville.

—This is a wild quid pro quo.

—Jacksonville defensive lineman Bradley Mann has received a Louisville offer.

—Bob Baffert has now filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to do additional testing on Medina Spirit’s urine.

—Women’s basketball recruit Brianna McDaniel out of Chicago had a “really good” visit to Louisville.

—Ruthless.

—D.J. Wagner, DaJuan’s son and Milt’s grandson, certainly appears to be the real deal.

—Henry Davis is a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist.

—Based on these four pictures alone, predict the score of this winter’s Louisville-Boston College game.

—Louisville Report looks at the U of L players who could hear their names called in the 2021 MLB draft.

—Riley Gates of 247 Sports names Louisville’s game against Clemson as one of the 10 biggest trap games of the 2021 college football season.

CLEMSON AT LOUISVILLE

The date: November 6

While Florida State hasn’t been winning much recently, a recent coaching change should have the Seminoles on the rise. That means Clemson, no doubt, will be locked in for that big game, while also looking forward to a November 13 break against UConn. But in between those two games, the Tigers must face a Louisville team that returns a handful of players from last year, including starting quarterback Malik Cunningham. After playing Florida State, Clemson might be eager to get to that easier game against UConn. But it first must take care of business against Louisville.

—Brian Urlacher’s son was among the campers at U of L last weekend.

—Lamar Jackson’s supporting cast might finally be elite.

—And finally, Mike Conley is out for the Jazz’s first game against the Clippers tonight. It’s likely going to take a monster effort from Donovan Mitchell to get his squad off on the right foot in round two.