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Tuesday, December 4, 2012


TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

(Staff Columnist Sandy Walker with her weekly jaunt through the world of Cardinal Women's Athletics. She's our version of Wikipedia...if you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist. )



 

NELL ON WHEELS

 

Anyone who checked the comments last week saw that Louisville was selected as the most recent location for Nell Fortner to bring her “Nell on Wheels” show.    Those of you who were unable to see the taping or who are interested in seeing other video’s posted from the Louisville trip can check out Sara Hammond’s tour of the women’s training and practice facility http://m.youtube.com/videos?open=1&c=17&s=pop&t=t

Also check out this video of the Lady Cards Pre-Kentucky practice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4LH-lQo99w

 

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BASKETBALL SPECIAL TICKET PACKAGE

 
The women now have a special 4 game special package of tickets available to the women’s games.  Go to twitpic.com/biriq1 for the details or call the Louisville ticket office at 502-852-5151.

 
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WOMEN’S HOOPS ON TV FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9

 
Check out the NCAA posting of televised games for the week.  http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-women/article/2012-12-02/women-s-hoops-tv-dec-3-9

 
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BASKETBALL RANKINGS AS OF DECEMBER 3, 3012

 
Louisville carries a 8th place ranking into Saturday’s home game against Valparaiso.  Game time is 7:30 at the YUM! Center.  Come and spend the evening with your friends while watching the best game in town.

RANK
SCHOOL      
 RECORD
1
Stanford
8-0
2
Connecticut
6-0
3
Baylor
6-1
4
Duke
6-0
5
Notre Dame
5-0
6
Georgia
9-0
7
Kentucky
6-1
8
Louisville
8-1
9
Maryland
4-1
10
Penn State
6-1
11
California
6-1
12
Texas
5-0
13
Oklahoma
7-1
14
Tennessee
6-1
15
Purdue
7-1
16
Oklahoma State
6-0
T17
UCLA
4-1
T17
Kansas
7-0
19
Dayton
9-0
20
Ohio State
5-2

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BASKETBALL RECRUITS

 
I am sure that I am missing others but word is that 2014 recruit Sydney Brackemyre @syd_the_kyd31 and 2015 recruit Maci Morris @Maci15Mo were at the game last Saturday.  Hopefully they could see themselves out there on the floor as the focus of 15000+ cheering fans.

The breath-taking panorama of the KFC YUM! Center on game day for the Louisville Women's basketball is something that never ceases to amaze us here at Cardinal Couple. 10,000-15,000 fans, the stirring intro for the Cardinal team, the LadyBirds and roar of the Cardinal fans has got to be VERY impressive to high school juniors and seniors. Heck, it's got to be impressive to anyone!

 
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LOUISVILLE SOFTBALL

 
There is just a little over 2 months before the softball team opens their new season in Las Vegas against UCF on February 8.  They will participate in the Sportco Kick-Off Classic with UCF, UNLV, Minnesota, Texas Tech and DePaul. 

Coach Sandy Pearsall’s 2013 team includes 8 new players.    Bios can be found by going to the Louisville Official softball website news page for November 15 at http://www.gocards.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/111512aab.html .  They are Maryssa Becker, Kristina Dillard, Rachel Houck, Autumn McDuffie, Jordan McNary, Morgan Meyer, Nicole Pufahl and Tiarra Sanabria.  3 recruits are KY residents with Autumn and Morgan coming from Louisville and Jordan is from Madison, KY.

 
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ACC SOFTBALL

 
Plans are for various contributors to the Cardinal Couple site to provide brief overviews of various ACC sports where women’s teams are expected to be in competition with U of L.  Since Louisville will soon be joining the Atlantic Coast Conference and as a new member will be participating in their softball conference. 

This past year found Georgia Tech (The Yellow Jackets, who won their third regular season ACC title in the last four years) and Virginia Tech in the ACC finals with North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Florida state, NC State, Boston College, Virginia and Virginia Tech all fielding teams.   Five teams (Georgia Tech, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech) advanced to the NCAA Championship while Virginia Tech went on to within just one win of advancing to the Super Regional.  Obviously the conference members have and are changing but we look forward to the competition and introduction of conference teams to our facilities and team. 

Most recently the ACC softball championship tournament was played at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. but the 2013 Conference Championship will be held May 9-11 in Tallahassee, Fla., at Dr. JoAnne Graf Field on the campus of Florida State University.

Comprehensive current and historical softball information regarding ACC teams can be found at http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/acc/sports/w-softbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/release/release.pdf

 
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COACH WALZ on WHAS.com – 11 INTERVIEW

 
In case you missed it, the November 30 WHAS-11 Great Day Live Featured Video with  Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners interview of Coach Walz can be seen at http://www.whas11.com/video/featured-videos/UofL-womens-basketball-coach-Jeff-Walz-181538421.html where he not only discussed the team but also the effect our move to the ACC may bring.

 
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MILESTONES IN BASKETBALL

 
Shoni Schimmel surpasses 1000 points during Thursday’s win over Austin Peay.  She is the 6th player to reach this mark as a junior and the 23rd player overall to do so. "Shake 'Em" is on path to be the second leading scorer in UofL women's basketball history at this pace. Monique Reid is already the 7th leading scorer all-time at UofL and with a 300-point season, she could pass Kristin Mattox...who is 5th on the list with 1737 points.


The top three are Angel (2779 pts.) Nell Knox (1899) and Jazz Covington (1805).

(Thank you, Sandy for another comprehensive and detailed report on Cardinal Women's Athletics. We were unaware that Clemson did not field an ACC softball team, just a 'club' version. We will be bringing you more synopsis of other ACC women's athletics this week and leading up to the Cards inclusion in the conference. Scheduled down the road is Jenny and ACC women's hoops, Jeff and ACC Volleyball and Paul will preview ACC Field Hockey and Soccer. I suppose they'll dump the rest of the sports on me. Have a great day, everybody!   -- Sonja)

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4 comments:

  1. No comments about the UK win? Figured as much.

    Matthew Mitchell for Governor

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    1. Plenty of commentary about it in yesterday's article.

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    2. Matthew.

      Thank you for your recent interest in UofL women's basketball. We provide game information freely and usually the day after an event. It looks like you were a day late in reading our exciting recap of the contest.

      This does not surprise me. WE also have a feature here where you can go back and read previous day's columns. It fun, it's simple and informative.

      Best of luck in your pursuits to get Matthew Mitchell elected as governor (if Ashley Judd can consider Senate -- why not?) and may you live in interesting times.

      We've sent Bill the Goat a copy of your comment and you can expect a visit in a few days. Good luck with that!He usually arrives unannounced and might tip over a trash can or two. It goes with the territory. IF you have any outdoor pets, it might be a good idea to keep them inside for the next few days...

      All the best!
      Paulie

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  2. Dear Anonymous:
    There was really no need for your comment but since you asked:
    I am told that repetition is a form of enforcing a memory, but as I presume you know, most of Monday's Cardinal Couple column was devoted to the UK game so there did not appear to be a reason for my laundry column to repeat the story as I believe that UL fans are able to remember the game facts. For those who need repetition - I suggest they keep visiting one of the UK sites as it will help erase some of the Baylor game memories.
    Sandy W.

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