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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday Cardinal Couple -- LAUNDRY BAG - AGAIN


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TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


-Sandy Walker's column


( If it's Tuesday, it must be Sandy time. Today she fills us in on several different aspects of womens' sports. Enjoy! ) 




It is again Tuesday and once more I am unable to focus on just one subject relating to women’s athletics so for a 2nd week I am bringing out my Laundry Bag of news.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The first mark of my season basketball calendar begins with EKU.  I can’t guarantee that it will be the first game of the season but surely one of the first of the 2012-2013 UL women’s basketball games will be on November 28, 2012 when we will host EKU at the YUM arena.

TITLE IX
Once again as a part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Title IX another documentary will debut on June 23, 2012.   A video with the subheadline , The“Sporting Chance” celebrates the laws anniversary.  “The NCAA, in conjunction with ESPN and Creative Street Entertainment, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX and recognize individuals who helped shape the ground-breaking equity law with the documentary premiere Sporting Chance presented by Northwestern Mutual. The documentary will debut on ESPN2 at noon ET June 23, the anniversary date of Title IX.” 

Details and the complete article can be found at http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-women/article/2012-06-11/title-ix-documentary-debuts-june-23The promotional webpage http://www.sportingchancetitleix.com/ states that “Opportunity is just the beginning” where “ Through personal narratives and historical perspective, this is the story told in Sporting Chance.”

Whatever your personal opinion of the law might be; as someone who grew up in the atmosphere where in high school the gym became available to the girls basketball team only after late into the evening when the pee-wee leagues were finished or at 6 in the morning before anyone else wanted it – I promise you that the progress we have seen to date would still be many years into the future.

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Louie the Cardinal Announces Summer Social Media Plan

Beginning June 18 and for the next 8 weeks, Louie begins his social media plan of the summer as a way to keep fans connected with University Activities and Schedules.  Check out http://www.uoflsports.com/genrel/061412aad.html  where different interactive components for each day will be posted using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram.   Fans will also have the opportunity to win prizes.  The page states a following of more than 129,000 fans on Facebook and 15,000 Twitter followers, with the Cardinals having the  30 largest social media followings among NCAA Division I schools.  Let’s help to fix that problem by either joining or causing others to join and increase our ranking to our rightful position of  number 1.

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ESPN BIG EAST PREDICTIONS

ESPN's 25 “teams to watch” in 2012-13, the sports network named four BIG EAST teams in the top 11. Connecticut was predicted as No. 2, Notre Dame as No. 8, St. John's at No. 10 and Louisville at No. 11. Of Sports Illustrated's top-10 teams for 2012-13, three were from the BIG EAST with Connecticut listed as No. 2, Louisville at No. 4 and Notre Dame at No. 9. 

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SHOULD COLLEGE ATHLETES BE PAID?
This week’s article in Teen Ink which contains Teen’s opinions 
http://www.teenink.com/nonfiction/sports/article/15153/Paying-College-Athletes/
Should-College-Athletes-Be-Paid...essay by peapod416 of Louisville, KY has picked up a contribution by University of Louisville’s Bria Smith and Monique Reid.  “This is a hot topic especially during the NCAA tournament. Even the popular IPhone application, Instagram has recently put this hot topic on display.”


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Check out this week’s women’s basketball member interview with Shelby Harper at http://www.uoflsports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/061412aaa.html   When asked “What will be the team's strength this upcoming season” she replied  “I think our strength will be pushing the ball in transition” and has a person al goal to lead the team in assists and steals in at least one of this years games.


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SEASON TICKETS

Specific seat selection not yet available but you can go to http://www.uoflsports.com/tickets/lou-tickets-w-baskbl.html  to make known your wish to purchase season tickets and relocation requests are for the 2012-13 season. My memory is that last year we had over 8,000 purchased season tickets so anyone interested in guaranteeing their seats for next year should check this out as soon as possible.
 
“The University of Louisville Athletic Ticket Office is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 Louisville women's basketball season! If you are interested in obtaining Louisville women's basketball season tickets for the 2012-13 season and would like to be formally placed on the season ticket request list, please complete a season ticket application or relocation request and follow the submission instructions provided on the form. “   You also can contact UL Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. by phone (502-852-5863) or e-mail (ticketoffice@louisville.edu.  Those who have made their wishes known should be contacted starting late in the summer.


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ANGEL McCOUGHTRY  DOCUMENTARY

Michelle Smith reports that filmmaker Stephen Philms plans to produce a TV/movie documentary about Angel’s life called, living the dream.  


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LEFT SIDE OF THE SITE SUBMISSION OF THE DAY

Moody's downgrades KFC Yum! Center bonds to junk status.  See
The bonds issued to build the KFC Yum! Center are now classified as “junk” status by Moody’s Investors Service – goes to show why investor services and others in similar businesses have such a good historical track record of telling others how to invest their money.  NOT!

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7 comments:

  1. Good copy and paste stuff.

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  2. Jump on board CARDINALFANS and get those season basketball tickets!

    M.R.

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  3. While I do not have the date Coach Walz stated at his end of year press conference that the first game of the season will be Texas A&M at YUM. We have to have the advantage in this game being in the friendly confines if The YUM! Center.

    Nice links, Sandra!

    Jenny

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  4. I hear you with the use of the copy and paste and/or link submissions but after promising myself then failing to begin drafting an article all weekend --- and with a number of unexpected obligations... those links with comments begin looking pretty good at 5 am on Tuesday morning.

    As you can tell, I writer I am not. I am just a fan who does like to read about various women's sports issues that arise and find myself searching through web articles and blogs during the week where unfortunately many of them find themseslves referenced in my Tuesday submission. Anyone that would like to collaborate with me in order to make a Tuesday contribution is welcome to contact me or most likely any of the others where your help would greatly be appreciated. I also hear that Friday's are available this summer for anyone wishing to take a shot at voicing their opinions or information - as they are always welcome.

    Sandy W

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  5. Ran across an interesting take on Louisville women's basketball recently. An anonymous
    "coach" (supposedly D1 level) said:

    "Louisville? Yeah, it's a dream job! Who wouldn't want it? New arena, season ticket fan base over 7000, one of the best A.D.'s in college sports and consistently good recruiting classes over the last six years. You bet I'd apply if the job opened up. So would 300 other coaches. That job isn't going to open up, though. Jeff Walz knows just how well he has it there. Why would he want to leave? I look out at the 400-500 that come to our big home games and I'm glad they're there. Multiply that times twenty and you have Louisville's average attendance."

    Paulie

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    1. Believe it or not, there are women's programs with bigger fan support than Louisville's. You Cardinals think you have the best fan base but you don't. Tenn, UConn, and Notre Dame's is bigger just for starters.

      And on Walz, remember this. Anyone is available if the money is right. Even your coach Walz.

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  6. It is an absolute fact that TN, UConn and ND fans are as tough as they come.
    To be a TN fan you have to wear those awful pumpkin outfits. No one knows what Conn folks are wearing because their school gear is buried beneath 16 layers of winter outerwear and ND fans have to wear felt shoes, watch their ears grow pointy ends and worse of all, spend much of their lives in Indiana.
    Cardinal fans just drive into their underground parking while leaving coats in the car and riding an elevator into the most beautiful and modern arena in the US while sharing the game with an average 10,000 fans, the champion ladybirds and champion cheerleaders with the pep band, Louie and the cardinal couple blog writers.

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