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Monday, May 13, 2013

MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE -- Softball Cards to host Regional


- Louisville to host NCAA Softball Regional

- Hermann in top three candidates for Rutgers AD

This one fooled us, but it's a good fool. Louisville softball will host one of the sixteen NCAA Softball Regionals. The games begin Friday May 17th. Coming to the "Ville" are Indiana Purdue Ft. Wayne (32-14), University of Alabama-Birmingham (37-15) and UCLA (37-18).

It is the tenth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the Cards and fourth opportunity to host a regional over the last five years. The Cards received a #15 seed and are currently 46-11.

Play begins at 5 p.m. Friday when UAB and UCLA square off. The Cards will play IPFW at appox. 7:30 p.m. Louisville head softball coach Sandy Pearsall talks about the event:

"We're excited to be at home again and we have a lot of great teams coming to play on our field and have the fan base that we have here, because there's nothing better than the fans we have at Louisville."

Tickets can be purchased on-line at the link below:

Louisville Softball Regional Tickets

You can also pick them up at the UofL Ticket Office at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium starting today through Friday at noon.

We discussed on our Saturday radio show the possibilities of Louisville getting a chance to host after losing to South Florida in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament. You can hear the archived replay of CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO by clicking the link below:


A wonderful opportunity for fans to see the Softball Cards in action at home! WE hope you'll join us at Ulmer Stadium to cheer on Sandy Pearsall's squad and we'll preview the games and competition in tomorrow's CARDINAL COUPLE. The schedule of events is listed below:

Louisville Regional - May 17-19 at Louisville, KY


Game 1 - UAB vs. UCLA   5:00 p.m.
Game 2 - #15 seed Louisville vs. IPFW    7:30 p.m.


Game 3 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2   2:00 p.m.
Game 4 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2        4:30 p.m.
Game 5 - Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4     7:30 p.m.


Game 6 - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5    1:00 p.m.
Game 7 (if needed) 3:30 p.m.


After a weekend of interviews, three candidates...and one notable defection...have emerged in the Rutgers University search for an Athletic Director.

Thomas Boeh, Fresno State Athletics Director, who was considered one of the three top candidates for the position...has withdrawn his candidacy to be the next AD for the Scarlet Knights. Many considered him the top choice for the position.

That leaves Wisconsin deputy AD Sean Frazier and Louisville

executive senior associate AD Julie Hermann as the leaders in the clubhouse. Rutgers reportedly had exploratory interviews with eight potential candidates last week. The 26 person search committee allegedly identified Boeh as a finalist and tried to re-kindle his interest in the vacancy before he pulled his name out of the running.

The search committee was scheduled to meet to discuss the finalists before a recommendation would be forwarded to the university's Board of Governors, which is expected to hold a special meeting by Wednesday or Thursday of this week to vote on a official appointment.

We'll keep you posted on these developments as they occur.



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