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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Women's Gold finishes fourth in Wild Eggs...We look at C.B....Assumption one of nation's best...Who will replace the Orange and Panthers?

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WEDNESDAY WITH THE COUPLE:

-Women's Golf finishes fourth in Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup

-Hurricane Candyce rips through Puerto Rico

-Assumption Volleyball one of nation's best?

-Who replaces Pitt and 'Cuse?

Anna continues her
hot streak on the links
The University of Louisville women's golf team ended the two day Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup tournament with a fourth place finish at the Cardinal Club gold course in Simpsonville, KY. Led by Anna-Karin Ljungstrom, the Cards fired a 301 in the second day of competition to finish with a total score of 608. North Carolina won the event with a two-day total of 596. 

Ljungstrom finished tied for second with a closing round 74...one stroke off the leader - East Carolina's Julia Strandenberg. Her total for two days was 146. Other Cardinal finishes:

-Emily Haas - tied for 12th. with a 151
-Tara Lyons-  tied for 30th. with a 154
                             -Maria Castellanos - tied for 49th. with a 158
                             -Katie Petrino - tied for 69th. with a 164

Also shooting in the event as individuals and not associated with the team score were Cardinals Candice Wiley (161), Sara Karlsson (162) and Maike Klein (164).

Louisville returns to action on Oct. 7th.-9th. at the Tar Heel Invitational.

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Former UofL great Candyce Bingham is ripping through the Puerto Rican basketball leagues like a Category 5 hurricane. She recently received the Latinbasketball.com Week 4 Player of the Week award. She scored 26 points and 14 rebounds for her San German team...which is second in the standings.


C.B tearing up Rican hoops

Bingham has had an impressive stay in Puerto Rico...she's third in the league in points per game (21.0) and first in rebounds (12.9) per game. She also is the 6th. leading assist producer (4.7 per game). Can't say we're overwhelmed by the San German basketball logo (pictured right) but we do stand in awe of Candyce's stats so far. San German is 6-3 on the season. WE'RE glad to see #13 playing a little closer to the USA...she's been Euroball the last couple of seasons and done well...but statistics are kind of hit-and-miss on those leagues. Rumors floating around a couple of weeks ago that Bingham was in town and getting ready to take over the head coaching job for Fern Creek girls' basketball are obviously just that...looks like to us that C.B. is doing fine in the Commonwealth (of Puerto Rico)

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Louisville Assumption Volleyball is ranked one of the top ten high school girls' team's in the nation and they did nothing to damage the position against Holy Cross last night. The Rockets took a straight set win over Holy Cross.....25-13, 25-11 and 25-21.

Coach Kordes turns out winners.
Assumption also won the highly competitive Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend. The Rockets are 23-1 on the season and coached by Ron Kordes. In case the name sounds familiar, Kordes is considered a legend in local high school and club volleyball and his daughter Anne coaches the University of Louisville squad....
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Goodbye Pitt and Syracuse, hello Army and Navy? How will the service academies fit into the new BIG EAST lineup...if, in fact..the BIG EAST survives the recent topsy-turvy shake up occuring on the college sports landscape?

Dress Louie in fatigues
and give him a rifle?
A lot to be said about the storied history of both potential BIG EAST members...but are they the right choice for a staggering conference? Other options do exist for John Marinatto, the university presidents and athletic directors. Do East Carolina and Memphis deserve a look? If the BIG 12 disbands...which schools from there could be candidates for the league?

A lot of questions remain and the final shakeup is far from being settled...... In Jurich We Trust.
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My wallet is fat and I like that, folks.
Truth be told, WE'RE tired of all the drama and innuendo that is going on about league affiliations and defections. Especially because it is all football driven and oriented. Don't get us wrong, WE enjoy the thrill and excitement of college football quite a bit. Season ticket holders for a very long time and make several road trips a year. WE were there when Schnelly won in Arizona and Bobby took the Orange Bowl. But, WE'RE not fans of how the $$$$ are driving the college landscape these days. ESPN is the main culprit here. The trickle down flow to women's sports is a nearly dried-up stream. IF it wasn't for women's college basketball, it would be a dust bowl. It's time for the university presidents and athletic directors to gain back control of the sports they participate in and tell "big money" to listen to them for awhile. Of course, that won't happen. Notre Dame telling NBC that they don't want the nation-wide coverage? It'll never happen. It's a pig-trough and even Louisville has got slop and mud caked on the Cardinal Bird. Bring us the head of Brent Musberger...
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