Tuesday, March 8, 2016
A return to Tuesday Radio and a few superlatives -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
CARDINAL COUPLE SEGMENT RE-JOINS THE HOWIE SHOW ON 790 WKRD
When Howie Lindsey approached CARDINAL COUPLE about doing a women's sports segment once a week on his show at 93.9 The Ville, we were excited to get the chance to promote the joy and excitement of Louisville women's sports. When Lindsey moved to 790 KRD, we hoped that we would be fortunate to continue those weekly segments.
We'll be joining Howie on his new show...Louisville First... this morning around 7:40 a.m. The show runs on WKRD 790 from 7-10 a.m. Monday-Friday. The debut yesterday was a work of art. Katie George (you remember Katie, right? She finished second to Anne Kordes in the Pedal for the Cure contest at the Pittsburgh game) is a great addition to this new, extended version of Howie doing what he does...discussing and moderating the University of Louisville world of sports. Matt Willinger is a knowledgeable sidekick and the KRD 790 format is solid. Embrace this new morning show and spread the word to all Cardinal fans.
The earlier show appearance time (for us) is no problem at all. Paulie is usually prowling the Sykes mansion by 6 a.m....feeding and conversing with the attack Yorkies, growling at the morning news folks, serving banana smoothies to the staff chimps and chugging coffee while scanning the Internet.
We hope it goes well. We're glad to be back in a position where we can talk UofL women's sports at a venue different from our own radio show. Louisville First is a show you need to set your morning alarm to and enjoy.
SOME EARLY WBB SUPERLATIVES
With the UofL WBB squad going into the "second season"...the NCAA Tournament...let's look back and award a few "Cardies"...our version of the Emmy's or Oscars. There will be no actual award presented, just site recognition for a job well done. The envelopes, please....
Most Outstanding Player
This goes to Myisha Hines-Allen for her wonderful season. I'm not sure that you can put into words what she has meant to the team's success this season. Action speaks louder than words. She's been quite active.
Most Improved Player
I'll go with Arica Carter. A question mark at point-guard last year, she's re-vamped her game and become a valuable, essential contributor to the 2015-16 squad. Her three has improved dramatically and her leadership has surfaced.
Hats off to Briahanna Jackson for coming into the program and showing the hustle, drive, desire and creating those "did you see that?" plays that won over the hearts and minds of Louisville women's basketball fans. B.J. leaves it all out on the court and her work ethic is simply incredible.
Freshman of the Year
The selection is Asia Durr. Hampered by a groin injury early in her career at Louisville, she has emerged as an off-the-bench spark who hits the key shots and has shown that the high-school accolades were accurate and true. The future looks very bright for #25.
Got a different take? Let us know in the comments section.