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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Skipping Laundry and Going to Tonights B-ball Game


TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

( Tuesday brings us Sandy Walker's transition fast-break through the world of Womens' Sports at UofL. Our hearts go out to Shawnta Dyer, the versatile Cardinal front-liner done for the season with an ACL and MCL injury to her left knee.)





TONIGHT AT THE KFC YUM! CENTER
Our 9-2 Louisville women return home tonight as part of an away and home agreement with Washington State and also welcomes the return of leading rebounder Sara Hammond.  Tipoff is 7:00 and begins a 3 game home stand which will complete the 2012 calendar of games for this year’s team. The Cougars 3-5 record is deceptive as they are fresh off a Saturday 62-55 upset win over 20th ranked Ohio State.  Last year it took a Shawnta’ Dyer breakout 16 point game and a late game surge by the Louisville team to pull off a 75-71 win.   

Dyer is done for the season. An ACL and MCL injury to her left knee...suffered in practice Sunday will have her on the sidelines for the rest of the season. A starter of late on the front line, Dyer had 14 points in the Cards loss to Oregon. WE wish her a full and complete recovery.  

 
The women need your attendance and support so take a break from the pre-holiday madness and continue to be a part of the growing national recognition of Louisville as a women’s sports town.  If you just can’t be there you can tune into WHAS (Channels 11.2, Insight 432, Comcast 207 or you can listen in at WKRD 790 and @ www.GoCards.com with Louisville’s own Matt Andrews and Adrienne Johnson call of the game.


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GAMES ON TV THIS WEEK




 
Tuesday December 18
Tennessee at Baylor Tennessee at Baylor Southeastern Big 12 ESPN 8 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at BYU UC Santa Barbara at BYU Big West West Coast BYUtv 4 p.m.
Ole Miss at Cleveland St. Ole Miss at Cleveland St. Southeastern Horizon horizonleague.com 7 p.m.
Butler at IUPUI Butler at IUPUI Atlantic 10 The Summit HTSN 7 p.m.
New Mexico at New Mexico St. New Mexico at New Mexico St. Western Athletic Mountain West AggieVision 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 19
Missouri St. at Iowa Missouri St. at Iowa Missouri Valley Big Ten BTN.com 6:30 p.m.
Georgia at TCU Georgia at TCU Southeastern Big 12 FSSW 8 p.m.
Western Ky. at Wright St. Western Ky. at Wright St. Sun Belt Horizon horizonleague.com 5:30 p.m.
Stanford at South Carolina Stanford at South Carolina Pac-12 Southeastern FSS/FSC 7:30 p.m.
Grambling at LSU Grambling at LSU Southwestern Southeastern CST 8 p.m.
Thursday December 20
Duquesne at West Virginia Duquesne at West Virginia Atlantic 10 Big 12 Root Sports 7 p.m.
East Tenn. St. at Iowa St. East Tenn St. at Iowa St. Atlantic Sun Big 12 Cyclones TV 8 p.m.
Valparaiso at Michigan Valparaiso at Michigan Horizon Big Ten BTN 6 p.m.
Oral Roberts at Nebraska Oral Roberts at Nebraksa Southland Big Ten BTN.com 8 p.m.
UC Riverside at Oklahoma UC Riverside at Oklahoma Big West Big 12 SSTV web stream 8 p.m.
Cornell at Texas Cornell at Texas Ivy League Big 12 LHN 8 p.m.
Akron at Youngstown St. Akron at Youngstown St. Mid-American Horizon horizonleague.com 7:05 p.m.
Oral Roberts at Nebraska Oral Roberts at Nebraksa Southland Big Ten BTN.com 8 p.m.
Thursday 20-Dec Seattle at BYU Seattle at BYU Western Athletic West Coast BYUtv 5 p.m.
Friday December 21
Washington at Georgia Tech Washington at Georgia Tech Pac-12 Atlantic Coast ESPN3 12 p.m.
Xavier at Indiana Xavier at Indiana Atlantic Coast Big Ten BTN.com TBA
Illinois St. at Illinois Illinois St. at Illinois Missouri Valley Big Ten BTN.com 8 p.m.
Southern U. at Ohio St. Southern U. at Ohio St. Southwestern Big Ten BTN.com 7 p.m.
IUPUI at Purdue IUPUI at Purdue The Summit Big Ten BTN.com 12 p.m.
Saturday December 22
Duke at Southern California Duke at Southern California Atlantic Coast Pac-12 Pac-12 3 p.m.
Tex.-Pan American at TCU Tex.-Pan American at TCU Independents Big 12 FrogVision 3 p.m.
Madonna (Mich.) at Detroit Madonna (Mich.) at Detroit No Classification Horizon horizonleague.com 2 p.m.
Northern Ill. at Ill.-Chicago Northern Illinois at Ill.-Chicago Mid-American Horizon horizonleague.com 2 p.m.
New Hampshire at Cleveland St. New Hampshire at Cleveland St. America East Horizon horizonleague.com 2 p.m.
Chicago St. at Loyola Chicago Chicago St. at Loyola Chicago Independents Horizon horizonleague.com 3 p.m.
Stanford at Tennessee Stanford at Tennessee Pac-12 Southeastern SPSO 4 p.m.
Sunday December 23
NJIT at Penn St. NJIT at Penn St. Independents Big Ten BTN.com 1:30 p.m.

 
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ANGEL CONTINUES TO GIVE BACK TO LOUISVILLE

 
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville’s undisputed all time top Louisville player is giving back to Louisville. She has founded the Angel McCoughtry Dream Foundation, who announced a personal contribution of a $15,000 grant to fund educational and learning.  Information is available at her website http://angel35dreamfoundation.com/.  AMDR is committed to helping youth gain a positive experience by choosing sports as an instrument to compete athletically, as they strive to be enriched as lifetime learners.” Her “Team Angel Basketball Camp included a stop in Louisville last August.

 


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2013 FULL COURT TOP RANKED RECRUITS

 
Full Court has published their updated top 50 player rankings for the 2013 class.  The top 10 are indicated below with the remainder found at http://www.fullcourt.com/prep/2013players. Rankings are determined by the independent, panel of Clay Kallam, Bob Corwin, Dan Olson, Kelvin Powell and Kelly Kline  One interesting observation is that Diamond De Shields has taken over the number one class ranking from former Louisville recruit Mercedes Russell.
1
Guard
Norcross, GA
2
Center
Springfield, OR
3
Guard
Suwanee, GA
4
Forward
Fishers, IN
5
Forward
Oakland, CA
6
Point Guard
Little Rock, AR
7
Point Guard
Chicago
8
Guard
Owensboro, KY
9
Forward
Portland, OR
10
Forward
Bakersfield, CA


2014 FULL COURT TOP RANKED RECRUITS
The Full Court Fresh 50 for the 2014 class is interesting in that only 8 are currently indicated as having given a verbal commitment to a college and none of the top 10 have done so.  The complete list can be found at http://www.fullcourt.com/prep/2014players.
1
Forward
Pearland, TX
2
Wing
Hopkins, SC
3
Point Guard
Los Angeles, CA
4
Point Guard
Cincinnati, OH
5
Forward
Inglewood, CA
6
Center
Charlotte, NC
7
Forward
Raliegh, NC
8
Guard
Oakland, CA
9
Point Guard
Bronx, NY
10
Guard
Brooklyn, NY

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SOFTBALL

 
Saturday January 26 at 7:30 is scheduled for the 2013 Softball Team’s Class Act Federal Credit Union Bullpen Club Dinner. Olympian Danielle Lawrie will be the keynote speaker which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
 
Last year’s team completed a program-best 55-5 season which included winning  of the BIG EAST regular season and tournament titles.   10th year head Coach Sandy Pearsall’s team opens this year’s season at the UNLV Sportco Kickoff Classic Feb. 8-10. Louisville returns seven starters and 12 letter winners.
 
Banquet, team and season information can be found at http://www.gocards.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/121012aab.html.
 
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LACROSSE

 
I know it sound crazy but it truly is not too early to add to your 2013 calendar the Lacrosse teams first match will be against Canisius on February 10, 2013 which will be held at the U of L Lacrosse Stadium.  Coach Kellie Young has announced her 2013 schedule at  http://www.gocards.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/121012aaa.html which includes 9 home games.

 
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ROWING

 
This month Rowing announced the signing of 9 new additions during the sports early signing period.  Write ups of each new player in the 2017 graduation class can be found at  http://www.gocards.com/sports/w-rowing/spec-rel/120512aaa.html.

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SWIMMING AND DIVING

 

Ralph  Wright Natatorium

The swimming and diving team continues their season with Lindsey Stephens being selected as the Louisville Student-Athlete of the Week.  Check out the teams Media Guide @ http://www.guide.provations.com/louisville/swimming2013#pg1.  Their season continues at home on January 12 vs. Cincinnati at the Ralph Wright Natatorium.  

Arthur Albiero
Coach Arthur Albiero is in his 7th season. 

Something  you may not know is that the Ralph Wright Natatorium is available for use by the public for daily, monthly, semester or annual fee amounts.   Membership information can be found at http://louisville.edu/athletics/natatorium/membership.html.

 
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TENNIS
Coach Mark Beckham
Not to be outdone by swimming’s cold weather schedule, the Tennis team features their next match on January 20 vs Xavier and Morehead State.  It will begin at 10:00 at Louisville’s Home court, the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.  Recruiting has been a part of Head Coach Mark Beckham



recent schedule as he has announced the signing of Cassie Pough of Miramar, Florida and Gabrielle Paul of London, England. Check out complete current team information at http://www.gocards.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/112912aaa.html.

 
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TRACK and FIELD

 

Michelle Theophille
Margret Harris
At the team's December 7 first meet of the year Louisville’s Margret Harris won the 60m finals behind a collegiate-best 60m mark of 7.38. Her time is currently the third fastest at the Division I level. The Lancaster, Texas, native also took second with a leap of 5.60m/18-4.50
Earlier this month Margret Harris and Michelle Theophille
 


swept the BIG EAST track and field's weekly awards with Harris being name as the BIG EAST Women's Track Athlete of the Week.  The indoor schedule for Track continues on January 11 as our team will compete in the Kentucky Invitational at Lexington, KY.  Team information can be found at   http://www.gocards.com/sports/w-track/spec-rel/121112aaa.html
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4 comments:

  1. Tough break for Shawnta' and the Cards. We're really thin on the front line now, and even if Asia were to return, can't expect much out of her, it's hard coming back from an injury that has kept her out for so long. Might even be in her best interest to sit this year out and come back next season, her and Tia both, unless one or both get back before the new year. Anyone have any news on that?

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  2. Bummer. It's looking like yet another season with high expectations will become another average year for the Lady Cards. Hopefully hosting the first two rounds will get them to the Sweet 16. Either way, I'll be cheering them on!

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    1. It is a tough break for the Lady Cards and Dyer was playing great ball, but it is time for Vails, Walton, Mo and Sara to pick it up. Slaughter may have to play more at the "4".

      Good teams adjust to adversity.

      Please stay healthy everyone else. Otherwise, UofL may need to bring Rucker back and see if Lola has any hoops skills.

      Paulie

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    2. Slaughter might be our saving grace this year....

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