FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- AAC WBB
- He's back...
The conference has nine American Players of the Week. Shoni was the most recent one...her first time on the list. Keena Mays (SMU) has been awarded the honor three times. Breanna Stewart, Bria Hartley and Stef Dolson at UConn once each. Jeanise Randolph (UConn) and Betinjah Laney (Rutgers) have been selected once also.
Mays leads the conference in scoring. Shoni leads in threes. Alisia Jenkins (USF) is the leading rebounder and Dolson has the only triple-double this year.
Games to keep an eye on Saturday and Sunday? We'll tackle Louisville at USF, SMU at Rutgers, Temple at UConn and Houston at Cincinnati.
Got two good interviews planned for Saturday radio. I'll be talking with Sandy Pearsall and Kellie Young. After all, softball and lacrosse aren't far away!
Yeah...we've been getting e-mail about the return of Bobby Petrino as the UofL football head coach. We are a women's sports site, make NO mistake about it. But, if you want my opinion about it? OK...Here goes.
I started attending UofL Football games in 1971. Me and my dearly departed Dad. We did the unthinkable thing back then of going to a game three hours early and eating chicken and drinking beverages in the Cardinal Stadium parking lot. They call it tailgaiting now. We didn't know the name for it, we just liked it
The security folks at the KFEC didn't understand it. They thought we were nuts. It was a bonding thing between me and my Dad. A couple of guys talking about life. There were others out there too, so I'm not going to pull an Al Gore and say we invented it. It had been going on in the SEC for years.
This was the MVC. The Missouri Valley Conference. We had home games against Tampa, Drake, Wichita State and Southern Illinois. They weren't well attended. You could get free tickets at the Convenient Food Marts. They're not around anymore.
A guy named Lee Corso was the head coach then. He had an impressive linebacker named Tom Jackson. They were both fun to watch. They still are...as talking heads for ESPN football coverage.
I've been a UofL fan ever since. All sports. Countless road trips. Watching women's basketball before men's games in Freedom Hall. Seeing Kristin Mattox sink shots from all over the court and literally being too tired to walk off the court at Cardinal Arena after beating DePaul. Going to Manual High School to see Jackie Spencer and team defeat Florida State.
Bobby Petrino created a lot of happy times for watching games when he was here previously. He's made some bad decisions...no, check that...stupid life choices. He says he's a changed man.
I'm all about second chances. I've benefited from them.
Don't be the butthead you used to be.
If we are your "destination"...then do the things a permanent resident does. Catch a few WBB games. Show up at the new Soccer Stadium. Talk to Jeff Walz, Sandy Pearsall and Karen Fergsuon Dayes.
They get it. I hope you do, too.