Cardinal news and notes Monday afternoon

—Check Prevalence: North Carolina at 9.5.

Here’s the U of L summary of the women’s basketball team’s victory on day one over Virginia Tech on Sunday.

The highlights here.

—Due to possible inclement weather on Tuesday, Louisville baseball’s opening game against Xavier has been moved to today at 5:30. The Cards got the 2022 season off to a bit of a rough start with a 1-2 performance in Tampa over the weekend.

– If you missed any of the crazy in Madison yesterday…

Howard will likely face a lengthy suspension, and there are already calls to lose his job.

CBS’ Matt Norlander says Howard is only partially responsible for the ugly scene.

—Non-ACC Action in Louisville As of Weekend:

No. 9 Duke 88, Florida 70
Syracuse 76, Boston College 56
Wake Forest 79, Notre Dame 74
North Carolina 65, Virginia Tech 57
Virginia 74, Miami 71
Georgia Tech 68, Pittsburgh 62

—Good story here from WHAS about how two black women laid the foundation for the U of L women’s basketball program.

Pat Fordy wrote that the college football game could have repaired itself. Instead, children who play sports must be saved again.

– That might sound like a good sign.

—Charlie Strong joins Mario Cristobal’s Miami staff as the new Hurricanes linebacker coach.

—A bad week for basketball in Georgia somehow worsened Saturday afternoon when Zoom Live discovered Tom Crane (among other things) blaming GA for a recent news leak and criticism of one of its players.

—Paul Petrino is expected to be named the new offensive coordinator for Central Michigan.

—Good news here. We hope to see Norica back in uniform before the end of this season.

– CBB’s Brian Raouf says Alondis Williams of Wake Forest deserves to be ACC’s Player of the Year.

The Louisville men’s golf team finished sixth after the first round of the Watersound Invitational.

—U of L lacrosse ranks among the top five teams in the country with a GPA.

-This is outrageous.

—The Louisville Report shows the second week of the 2022 season for the Cardinal baseball team.

– Athletic’s Brendan Marks writes about the Saturday (semi) final that Cameron Endor played in the K-Coach era.

We expect North Carolina to start tonight, says Joe Summers of BetSided.

My name is Joe. Some of my favorite hobbies include golfing, going to concerts, and fading out intimate daylight from the Louisville Cardinals.

The Cardinals are only 3-11-2 against the ATS difference in their last 16 games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven road games. They have 281 best 3-point shots and 300 highest free throws average in the country, so if they don’t score inside, they don’t score at all.

They kept their first game with North Carolina close due to a bafflingly poor performance from Caleb Love and unless the Monstars steal his powers again, I don’t see how the Cardinals can cling to a Tar heel at home.

North Carolina has 26th in adjusted offensive efficiency, according to Bart Turvik, and is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 home runs. They know how bad it can be to lose to Louisville at home looking for their hopes after the season, so I would expect a focused Tar Heels on this one.

This is one of my favorite bets of the day and I love Tar Heels sending Cardinals to the 8-18-1 ATS of the year.

Picking: North Carolina -9.5 (-110)

—CJ looks at the running back group in Louisville as they head into spring training.

Donovan Mitchell missed the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday due to an upper respiratory illness.

The highest-ranked receiver and No. 9 player in the 2023 class will visit Louisville.

—Matt McGavitch loves North Carolina over Louisville by 11 tonight.

—A non-Louisville ACC action this evening:

Georgia Institute of Technology in Syracuse (7 p.m. / RSN)
Florida State at Boston College (7 p.m. / ACC Network)

A strong end to his football career means “everything” for Malik Williams.

—Here is the caller with the sign of the future cardinal that allows him to rip:

—Presley Meyer of Louisville writes that Kenny Payne won the right to become rector.

—Medina Spirit is officially disqualified to win the 147th Kentucky Derby. Mandaloun is now the winner, which means Brad Cox is the first original coach in Louisville to win the Derby.

What a stupid way to do this first thing.

– Shaken Southland sums up Clemson’s loss on Saturday at the Day Center.

The Clemson Sachs kid won this game.

Pat Fordy thinks people calling for an end to the handshake line on college collars are misguided.

—Cardinal Authority previews tonight’s game at Chapel Hill.

—The Mike Rutherford Show has a lot to talk about this afternoon from 3-6 on 1450 / 96.1 The Big X. You can stream the show here.

Finally, beat North Carolina.