Monday afternoon cardinal news and notes

– Spread check (football): Kentucky to 3.5.

– Spread check (basketball): Arkansas through April 16

– Here’s the recap of the women’s basketball team’s big catch-up win over No. 3 Texas. Today, The Cards aim to secure 5th place in Battle 4 Atlantis by defeating the state of South Dakota.

— The U of L men’s soccer team ended last Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 overtime loss to Western Michigan.

– Seems to be a guy who should at least be at the top of the conversation.

– CJ’s Alexis Cubit writes that for many, the success of Scott Satterfield’s season will depend on how he fares in his third shot against archrival Kentucky.

– Congratulations to former Cardinal Lorenzo Mauldin on his nomination as the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

– Very cool story here about Yasir Abdullah and Ashton Gillotte’s biggest fan.

—Victory Ribbon:

—Backing the Pack recaps NC State’s loss at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday.

—Kentucky is the most Black Friday obsessed state in America, according to this study.

– The fourth-ranked Louisville volleyball team avenged its only ACC loss of the season with a win over No. 7 Pitt over the weekend.

– The Cards earned second place in SportsCenter’s top plays.

– The CJ has three takeaways from Louisville’s win over NC State.

– Will Levis could be the “quarterback of the future” for the Lions because the universe hates me and doesn’t want to see me happy.

—Despite the program’s first 0-3 start since 1986, Louisville’s players remain positive.

– Top 10 class of 2024 QB Jayden Bradford has announced a Final Four of Louisville, South Carolina, Penn State and NC State.

—Best team in the country.

– Our guy Justin Renck is a trainer at Mercy Academy and wants to raise funds.

– AJ Johnson made it official by signing in Texas on Monday afternoon.

– Here’s a look at how the former Cards fared in the NFL on Sunday.

– Eric Musselman wants nothing to do with Scotty Davenport.

– Josh Yourish likes Louisville to cover spread against Arkansas.

– Can Britain withstand Louisville’s sack-happy defense on Saturday?

– Cardinal Authority previews today’s Louisville-Arkansas duel in Maui.

— John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader writes that this isn’t the Governor’s Cup battle we expected.

– Scott Satterfield knows how important Saturday’s game is to everyone in this state.

— Jawhar Jordan made it big at a big point for the Cardinals on Saturday.

– According to Rick Bozich, three factors explain Louisville’s 0-3 start.

—Kentucky quietly gave Mark Stoops an extension earlier this month that pays him more than John Calipari. He promptly turned around and lost at home to Vanderbilt.

– The Southwest Times Record likes Arkansas by a dozen today.

Revenue issues are a weakness Arkansas can exploit

Giveaways were a problem for Louisville. His turnover percentage is 24.3%, which ranks 320th out of 362 teams according to KenPom data. The Cardinals are giving up nearly 17 turnovers per game.

Arkansas, on the other hand, has a defensive sales share of 28.4%, the 13th best brand in the country. If the Razorback defense continues as it has in the first three games, it could be a long night for Louisville.

The Arkansas offense also needs to work on their own ball security. The Razorbacks had 20 turnovers in their last game against South Dakota State, and many were of their own making. Arkansas can’t afford to have similar problems on Maui.

Outcome Prediction

Arkansas 72, Louisville 60: Louisville is averaging 66 points per game, but it has never seen a defense like Arkansas’. The Razorbacks will continue to force many turnovers, and whether they have Nick Smith Jr. back or not, the offense will do enough to earn their fourth win.

– LJ Nesbitt shares his thoughts on the NC State win.

– The Mike Rutherford Show runs from 3-5 this afternoon on 1450 The Big X. You can stream it here.

– And eventually beat Arkansas.


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