Wednesday afternoon News and cardinal notes

-Propagation check: Awaken the forest by 7.

—For the first time since the start of the pandemic, we are publishing a “Where we are looking” article for Saturday’s game. So if you’re outside of the Louisville area and meeting with other Cardinal fans in a public place to watch the Wake Forest game, shoot me ([email protected]) so that they can be added to the message that will go until Friday.

– Yesterday’s Mike Rutherford Show featured the craziest hour of all time at 5 a.m., when Brandon Bender showed up at the studio while we were talking on the air. You can listen to the full podcast here.

– These uniforms are so bad.

—Jack Bicknell and Renato Brown previewed the Wake Forest game after practice on Tuesday night. here is a transcription of what they had to say.

—Bryan Brown and Yasir Abdullah to meet post-practice media around 6pm tonight

—The NCAA announced today starting in 2022, the “March Madness” mark will be used for the NCAA Women’s Tournament. In years past, “March Madness” has only been used in reference to the men’s tournament.

—Wake Forest fans don’t seem to like Louisville too much.

—Jody Demling keep an eye on the latest bowl screenings for Louisville football. Memphis State appears to be the most common predicted opponent for the Cards.

—The rebels of Atherton are become the Atherton Ravens.

– After a difficult start, we start to see why the U of L coaching staff were so high on the offensive line at the start of the season.

-Tickets are now on sale for the “Team 108 Tipoff Scrimmage” which will take place at the yum center on October 16th.

– This could end up being a really big deal.

—In the first month of his first college football season, Australian punter Mark Vassett made the difference for Louisville.

—Presbyterian College has a new coach who refuses to let a foot touch a ball, resulting in some of the craziest games college football has never seen.

—Louisville men’s soccer team, ranked 14th fucked up western illinois, 7-1, Tuesday evening. The Cards have now claimed five straight wins heading into Friday night’s clash in the top 15 at No.4 Duke.

—With Braden Smith and Monty Montgomery absent, Louisville adopts “the next man” mentality.

– Today’s Russ Brown from Kentucky previews Louisville-Wake.

A Louisville football season that started off wobbly against Ole Miss and Eastern Kentucky, which hyperventilated fans for fears of another bad campaign, suddenly turned positive.

So positive, in fact, that the Cardinals (3-1, 1-0 ACC) and their pursuers can now even dream of a possible passage to the Atlantic Division championship, especially with the dominant force Clemson (2- 2, 1-1) having an unexpected and struggling collapse for the first time in over a decade.

The Tigers suffered superb losses to Georgia Tech (10-3) and North Carolina State (27-21 double OT) and no longer look like the crushing ACC title pick they made in the preseason polls.

Meanwhile, the UofL has chained its first streak of three consecutive victories in the Scott Satterfield era and seeks to make four in a row in a crucial clash with the surprising No. 24/25 Wake Forest (4-0, 2 -0) in Winston -Salem, NC Saturday afternoon (3:30 am, RSN).

It’s not only a chance for the Cards to join the divisional championship conversation in a race that suddenly seems wide open, but also to beat a ranked team on the road since they upset the Demon Deacons. 62-59 on October 12, 2019.

—The Chicago Bears have bought Arlington Park by Churchill Downs Inc.

-Tickets are now available for the U of L 2021 Men’s Basketball Kick-Off Luncheon. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, October 20 in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel.

-This long read To be on the Cincinnati football team before last week’s game against Indiana and to prepare for this week’s clash with Notre Dame is really good. I’d forgotten that Greg Scruggs is currently coaching UC’s defensive line.

—Elena Scott of Louisville Volleyball had been named ACC Freshman of the Week for the third consecutive time.

—Everyone associated with Wake Forest football seems to be emphasizing the importance of Saturday afternoon’s game.

—Louisville has offered a commitment to the British cornerback Alex afari outside of Ohio.

—Julie Kouijzer of U of L field hockey had been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week.

—Bill Connelly S&P projections like Wake Forest on Louisville by a touchdown.

-All four of these Virginia-based ACC football writers take Wake Forest on the Cards.

—Here are the broadcast details for Saturday’s game on Bally Sports:

—Undergraduate enrollment is down at U of L, but graduate enrollment is on the rise.

—Chief Justice Hayes Gardner dive into Kentucky is the only state in the country to crown a single official state champion for all of its high school team sports except football.

—Andy Katz ranks Louisville, Kentucky as the 18th best non-conference game of the upcoming men’s college basketball season.

—Never forget that Steve Kragthorpe brought the Keg of Nails home from Nippert Stadium despite facing off against one of Cincinnati’s best teams of the Big East era.

– College basketball coaches speak anonymously on the vaccination rates of their teams.

—Belmont is leave the Ohio Valley for the Missouri Valley, and both the State of Colorado and the Air Force seems likely to leave the West Mountain for the AAC.

—Lamar vs. Teddy Week is here.

—A quick lead in the ACC Atlantic Division is on the line Saturday at Winston-Salem, but Louisville is stay focused on the present moment.

“We don’t care about all of this, we care about Wake Forest,” he said. “If you start to think about all the other things, then you’re not focused on what needs to be focused, and that’s the team we need to play this week. We’re looking at training tomorrow, and that’s how it should be looked at.

“The alumni, the media and everyone else can watch and talk about it all – and it’s fun, but that stuff doesn’t really matter. This is our fifth game and our second ACC game, and we have to play as well as we can possibly play to beat Wake Forest. It is essential.

Satterfield added that Louisville and Wake Forest being in the mix for the top of the Atlantic Division highlights parity in college football, and games are won and lost by those who prepare the most. He specifically points out that Minnesota lost to Bowling Green as a 30-point favorite and that Clemson is upset with NC State.

“Every week you’re going to see examples of this. That if the team does not show up, they will lose, ”he said. “The team that prepares the best week after week, and that comes out and performs, will have the opportunity to win their conference, go to a big bowl or go to the playoffs. But you have to stay in the moment and focus on the team you’re playing with.

—Cool story here about FSU OL Dillan Gibbons, who recently became the first varsity athlete to use NIL to help someone else.

—The Cardinal field hockey team started the week with an emotional double overtime win in the state of Ohio.

– Neither Packer nor Durham seem to be fully on the U of L train just yet.

—Here is a complete list to summarize from the start of the week in the local high school sports.

—Kyle Porter writing for CBS that the Ryder Cup reigns because it reminds us that relationship replaces everything we do on our own and that we were created to desire something greater than ourselves

—Kirk Herbstreit names Malik Cunningham as one of his best performers of the week.

—The last Cardinal sports area Podcast get you ready for Saturday’s game.


—In 2018, Terry Rozier was prosecuted for infringement relating to a company’s Ghost Face mask. Monday, Rozier won the legal battle.

—NIL’s “Sky is Falling” Rhetoric on NIL it looks even more ridiculous now.

—Cardinal Authority watch the series between Louisville and Wake.

—Five demon deacons keep an eye on This weekend.

—And finally, Blogger So Dear said Saturday gives Wake Forest the chance to take revenge for the program’s “catastrophic” loss to Louisville in 2019.

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