Pack your sleeping bags and coffee, it's a late one! The women's basketball team will be playing the late game Friday evening in the Sweet Sixteen. A 9:00 tip-off time is just a rough estimate, especially if game one goes long. If you are traveling to the game expect to get home well after midnight. Knowing ESPN, expect action around 9:30.
The Cardinals will play the Cardinal (no "S") of Stanford. The two teams have never faced each other before meaning that Louisville has zero blemishes on their record against Stanford.
Stanford finished 2nd in the PAC-12, finishing one and a half games behind Oregon. Their 24-10 record is highlighted by wins against UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon State, and Oregon. The Cardinal is 4-8 against ranked opponents including a 25-point loss at UConn in November. Be on the lookout for a Louisville-Stanford review later this week.
Paulie and I plan to be at the game(s) this weekend. Your wonderful co-owner will be covering both games Friday and may be there Sunday win or lose. I will head to Lex after work Friday to take some pictures of the important game and will only be returning on Sunday following a Louisville victory.
Coach Walz held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the game. He also talks about the start time. His displeasure, mostly for the fan's sake, is evident: LINK BELOW
Men's Basketball's Struggling Season Concludes
The Cards fell in the third round of the NIT to Mississippi State 79-56. It was the final game for seniors Quentin Snider and Anas Mahmoud, while fans speculate Deng Adel and Ray Spalding will go pro. Rumors of player transfers are also out there.
Fans will probably suffer a couple more rough seasons before the once proud program restores its glory and dominance in the college basketball world.
Softball Cancels Indiana Game
UofL returns to action Friday at Duke. This one should be on ACC Network. Unfortunately, when the Cards play on the road we are not blessed with the voice of former ace Maryssa Becker.
One thing we know, he won't be trying any points after touchdown or crossovers on the soccer field for awhile. We'll have a rotating list of fill in's on The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour and may try to hook up with him via phone for updates and commentary.
NCAA Pick 'Em Update
There were 21 entries this year. After eight games into the tournament there were no perfect brackets remaining. The first round saw records of 26-6 down to 18-14. Round two was going well for most folks until FGCU and Central Michigan had a say. Everyone still has a winning record.
Ken S sits at 38-10 to lead the way. The Real Joe Hill is a game behind at 37-11. Paulie, Arthur, and myself are a bit behind that at 36-12. Things continue all the way down to 28-20.
Everyone enjoy your Wednesday and don't forget that we have a 2018, and back-to-back, national champion in all star swimmer Mallory Comerford!
Just another day on the court...
Coach Walz has skills. Watch the link.
Just walkin' off like it's no big thing.