FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- We hear from Pam
- Worldwide to have surgery
- The Schimmel effect
Last week...we ran an article on one of Louisville's future ACC opponents, the Duke Blue Devils. I had sent an e-mail to head field hockey coach Pam Bustin to see if she would provide an update on the Duke squad. It's a busy time of year for all coaches and I probably sent it too close to the scheduled time for the article...but I got her reply last night:
Good to hear from you. Very exciting for Louisville.
As far as the Duke Blue Devils, we have just graduated eight significant
leaders to our program, six of them starters. So, our 2014 season will
have quite a different look. Our incoming class is full of talent, and our
returning core fortunately experienced an amazing climb to the 2013
National Championship game. We will see how long it takes to get this
collective group clicking and finding our 2014 stride.
I was very pleased with our scrimmage against the Cards and very grateful that Louisville
agreed to play. We only had 13 players this spring, 2 goalkeepers, and one
substitute. After playing a full day on the Saturday before, we were able
to dig deep and compete well on the following Sunday versus a strong and
experienced Louisville team winning 3-1, I believe.
Thanks for your continued interest and hope you enjoy the ensuing summer
As always, we are grateful for any input or information
coaches, fans and players care to share with us. Looks like the Cards may have some work ahead of them to catch up and beat Pam's squad. We'll find out soon enough...the Cards and Duke will square off in field hockey on Friday, Oct. 3rd at Trager Stadium in Louisville.
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Keep our columnist and radio co-host Worldwide Jeff McAdams in your thoughts and prayers...as he goes in for gall bladder surgery today.
He'll be absent from the site and radio show for a bit while he recovers. I have no earthly idea how I'm going to do an hour of radio without him...but I'll figure something out.
I remember when I was a kid, they let me eat all the ice cream I wanted after I had my tonsils removed. I wonder what they'll let Jeff have after gall bladder surgery.Hopefully, an ice pack...
With that in mind, here are 10 things that might indicate your surgery isn't going to go so well:
1) Doctor walks in operating room with Surgery For Dummies 101 paperback book.
2) Doctor is glancing at WEB MD website while operating
3) Nurses and staff get up a jackpot on whether surgeon will remove the right organ (and ask you if you want in).
4) Surgeon mutters repeatedly that he's late for his tee time during procedure.
5) Surgeon continuously asks nurse where the gall bladder is during prep work.
6) You gaze up from the operating table and Dr. McCoy and Captain Kirk from Star Trek are standing there.
7) Doctor asks you which foot is being removed...for knee surgery.
8) Anesthesiologist is sharing your sedation drugs with the surgeon and staff.
9) Last thing you hear before going under sedation is " We can rebuild him...bigger, stronger and bionically."
10) Mariachi band and taco bar is getting set up in the operating room just as your going under sedation.
Good luck and heal quickly, Worldwide.
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Gotta love this pick of Shoni and family after an Atlanta Dream game.
Shoni Schimmel came out of Louisville with guns blazing, securing her place in WNBA history by matching the record for most assists in a player's first two WNBA games with 21. Schimmel is also averaging 9.6 points per game and a solid 6.7 assists (2nd in the league).
She has also made quite a splash in the community, bringing along with her thousands of fans who have followed her career ever since she left the reservation she grew up on in Oregon.