By Charlie Springer
Just wondering as the University of Louisville basketball team prepares to begin Big East Conference play against South Florida:
— Whether the players will take South Florida seriously, respecting the perennial conference doormat, giving it their best effort. The Bulls came close to upsetting a good Syracuse team over the weekend.
— How much a letdown the Cards will have have after defeating their arch rival Kentucky on Sunday. The level of intensity they displayed should be standard operating procedure.
— How the playersâ€™ psyche will be affected the flight incident on the first leg of the trip to Tampa. Standing around airports is a drag, and can sometimes take a little time from which to recover.
— How Earl Clark will play after one of his more embarrassing performances ever in the game again Kentucky. Pass, shoot, donâ€™t dribble. Not a ball handler, never a guard.
— Whether Edgar Sosaâ€™s transformation is permanent. One has to believe it is. The alternative is not good.
— How long it will take Samardo Samuels to return to early season form.
The Cards need to get off to a good start in the Big East for a change, and the mind games have to become a thing of the past.