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Monday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

The kids deserve a few more men’s hoops victory celebrations.

—NET Rankings Update (men’s): No. 233 (up 2)

—NET Rankings Update (women’s): No. 20 (no change)

—The Louisville women’s basketball team is up two spots to No. 13 in this week’s AP top 25 poll.

—New TE transfer portal addition Jaleel Skinner from Miami is one that I’m very excited about.

—The U of L women’s basketball team’s depth was on full display during its win over Wake Forest on Sunday.

—After a controversial win over Trinity in the semifinals, the St. X boys basketball team won its first LIT crown since 1965 by beating Butler in the finals.

—The week ahead in Cardinal athletics:

Tuesday, January 16

Women’s Golf vs Indiana (Naples, Fla.)

Wednesday, January 17

Men’s Tennis vs Xavier - 12 p.m. ET (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
Men’s Tennis vs Bellarmine - 5 p.m. ET (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
Men’s Basketball at #7 North Carolina - 9 p.m. ET

Thursday, January 18

#13 Women’s Basketball at Clemson - 7 p.m. ET

Friday, January 19

Track&Field at Bellarmine Open - (Norton Healthcare Sport and Learning Center)

Saturday, January 20

Women’s Tennis vs Lipscomb - 11 a.m. ET (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
Men’s Basketball at Wake Forest - 12 p.m. ET
Women’s Tennis vs Eastern Kentucky - 5 p.m. ET (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)

Sunday, January 21

Men’s Tennis at Northwestern - 1 p.m. ET
#13 Women’s Basketball at #20/22 North Carolina - 2 p.m. ET

—T-Shirt Hooligan is celebrating Quincy Riley’s return to Louisville with some new Riley-themed gear.

—Is No. 1 good?

—Keeping it Heel has Louisville last in its ACC power rankings.

—You can watch Kenny Payne’s segment on this week’s ACC coaches teleconference here. Danny Manning will meet with the local media tomorrow morning.

—My 73-part investigative podcast on Koron Davis is going to be incredible.

—Former Louisville C Jarvis Brownlee is headed to Mobile for the Senior Bowl.

—The Louisville Cardinal examines the amount of “dead money” that U of L athletics is currently burdened with.

—Mark Lieberman breaks down Louisville’s win over Miami.

—Eric Crawford writes about the women’s basketball team assuming first-place alone in the ACC standings.

—The NCAA Is expected to levy unprecedented penalties for NIL-related violations committed by Florida State. I guess that means we’re 2023 ACC champions.

LIONS!

—Reported as porn.

—Walk-on RB Mario Agyen, who was one of the players highlighted in the recent Bishop Sycamore documentary, is in the transfer portal.

—A pair of MLB stars visited Louisville over the weekend as part of a bowling tournament.

—It always takes until January for Rick pressers to really get going.

—Inside Pack Sports talks about NC State’s win over Louisville.

—Reigning national champion UConn is No. 1 in the men’s AP poll for the first time since 2009.

—And finally, the Mike Rutherford Show returns this afternoon from 3-6 on 1450/96.1 The Big X. You can stream it here.