Monday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

  • Jaire Alexander was mic’d up at ACC media days. Hear the results here.
  • Marvin Bagley III, the No. 1 player in the class of 2018, could reclassify and be eligible to play — likely for either USC or Duke — this season. If it happens, it totally changes the landscape of the 2017-18 season. That kid is for real.

Also, I wish reclassifying was as accepted a practice when I was in high school. I would have totally reclassified right through my freshman and sophomore years, which were easily the least fun.

  • Imagine how much food Mike Summers had to make/buy for this.

According to 247Sports analyst Andrew Ivins, Travis, who committed to Louisville in June, was among a handful of stars at the event.

“Travis might be one of the best kept secrets in South Florida this cycle,” Ivins said. “The Benjamin School quarterback made a number of impressive throws and was able to squeeze the ball into plenty of tight windows. He will need to rework his release a bit when he gets to the next level, but Louisville is getting an arm with plenty of upside.”

  • The NCAA men’s basketball D-I committee announced late last week that they will be putting more emphasis on road victories as “quality wins” for next season.

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee is altering its definition of a quality win, placing greater emphasis on winning road games by changing the team sheets that include the results of every team being evaluated for selection and seeding for the men’s basketball championship.

For the past several years, team sheets have divided results into four columns: results against the top 50 teams in the NCAA’s Rating Percentage Index; 51-100; 101-200; and any team ranked 201 or lower. Effective with the 2017-18 season, team sheets will place greater emphasis on where the games are played rather than the ranking of each opponent.

There still will be four separate columns, with the first column consisting of home games against teams ranked 1-30, neutral-site…

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