Louisville Softball was going to be down in Lexington for the first half of the traditional home and home against Kentucky, but inclement spring weather had other plans. Both Softball and the UofL vs UK Baseball game were cancelled or rescheduled. There is no make-up date scheduled for Softball at this point.
In other news, the Cardinal Couple Ulmer Stadium Dome Fund is progressing well. With the $.17 I just found in the couch cushions at my brother's house where I'm house-sitting for the week, the fund has $8.53. Keep digging deep, and think of the yellow-shirts. We'll have a dome built over Ulmer in no time!
You saw my recap the other day of the spring volleyball match for UofL vs UK. The spring season continues this Saturday at the Ohio Valley Volleyball Center over off Poplar Level Rd. The event is the College Spring Showcase, and it's a tournament that UofL has participated in for many years, usually quietly. OVVC is not a large facility, so parking and seating space is rather limited, but it's always a fun chance to check out a lot of good college volleyball. There will be 19 teams participating from across the region, and each team will play three matches in a best of three format.
Louisville will play against Michigan State at 10am, against Xavier (and former Card Brooke Bettes) at 12:30pm, and against the Ohio Bobcats at 2:30pm. Other teams of interest that will be playing are Kentucky, Cincinnati, Morehead State, Northern Kentucky, Purdue, and Western Kentucky. The travel award for the team traveling the furthest would go to either Memphis, Georgia Tech or Auburn (all around the 8-hour drive mark). There are about 20 players that are from the local area that will be participating. If you didn't get down to Lexington on Sunday, this will be your first chance to see Louisvillian Nikki Koval in action for The Cards as a Defensive Specialist.
Admission is $5, kids 5 and under are free. There is a nice concession stand in the facility that has a darn tasty fried chicken wrap, and they serve up big baskets of nice crispy fries.
Paulie's Pain in the ....
Paulie is having a minor medical procedure this morning...just a checkup as I understand it. Best wishes, buddy, and I hope everything comes out OK!