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Friday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Despite the slow start, Winston is still thrilled that it’s football season in the Derby City.

—Spread check: No line.

—The Big 12 has officially extended membership invites to Cincinnati, BYU, Houston and Central Florida. I will be needing a documentary on the fan interaction at every BYU-West Virginia game.

Also, ‘sup Memphis State?

—Correcting mistakes and maintaining confidence are the keys for the Louisville defense heading into week two.

—Fingers crosses that we’re wearing these bad boys all season long because they are glorious.

—The latest super uplifting episode of the Card Chronicle Podcast is here.

—The Louisville women’s soccer team will get the sports weekend started when they host Michigan tonight at 5. Here’s a preview.

—The U of L men’s golf team opens its fall season in Arizona this weekend.

—Your game day guide for tomorrow at Cardinal Stadium:

—The CJ sports staff makes its picks for tonight’s area high school football games.

—Cameron Teague Robinson has three keys to success for Louisville against EKU.

Establish run game successfully

It’s no secret that Louisville wants to establish the run, especially early in games and on early downs. If the Cardinals are going to be successful offensively against Eastern Kentucky, offensive line has to dominate the line of scrimmage from the start.

Allowing the trio of Jalen Mitchell, Hassan Hall and Trevion Cooley to get going on the first drive will allow the entire offense to settle in. Eastern Kentucky had 226 rushing yards in a win over Western Carolina last weekend.

Louisville is going to have a chance to control the game on the ground. It must take advantage of those opportunities. Doing so will help quarterback Malik Cunningham get settles early and open up the play action deep game.

—Louisville Report’s Matt McGavic is taking the Cards by 45 tomorrow night.

—Both Packer and Durham have Louisville at No. 12 in their week two ACC power rankings.

—Louisville native Jared Wolfe will make his first PGA Tour start next week.

—Louisville has offered Texas offensive lineman TJ Shanahan.

—U of L women’s basketball freshman Payton Verhulst is the latest Cardinal to sign on with Joey Wagner’s Rocketeer Sports Marketing.

—Esquire has lifted the paywall on Tom Junod’s “The Falling Man.” If you haven’t read it before, this weekend is a good time.

—Cardinal Authority looks at Louisville-EKU by the numbers.

—Not bad.

—Will playing three games in 12 days actually be a good thing for the Louisville football team?

—U of L swimming pulled in the No. 13 recruiting class in the country for 2021.

—A fierce Publix debate took over the Thursday edition of The Mike Rutherford Show. You can check out the podcast here.

—There’s a new Papa in the house.

—It’s a monster weekend for the 10th-ranked and unbeaten Louisville volleyball team. The Cards will face No. 6 Purdue today, and then either Lipscomb or Xavier tomorrow.

—The latest episode of the From the Pink Seats podcast is here.

—The Louisville hoops staff spent time with multiple recruits on the first day of the new recruiting period.

—And finally, beat Eastern Kentucky.