Friday, September 30, 2016
Another Active Weekend in (and out) in The Ville -- Friday Cardinal Couple
11 EVENTS OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS
Christopher Guest...the actor who played rocker Nigel Tufnel in the mockumentary 1984 movie This Is Spinal tap would approve. He geared his amplifiers to "11" to get that extra boost and there are 11 activities involving UofL sports and beyond for Cards and non-Cards fans alike taking place on campus, down south, up north, downtown and all-around this weekend.
in all fairness, we could make it an even 12 pack...if you include Louisville fall softball that will have a double-header Saturday at Ulmer. Hey, why not go to 13...with Louisville Lacrosse hosting a four team tournament at the L.L.S.
Fill up the gas tank, get a change of clothes or two, load the cooler and toss weird Uncle Nick and Bill the Goat in the back of the pickup. Here we go!
Let's start our journey out at the Twin Spires, shall we? It's the second-to-last day of the September meet out at Churchill Downs. 10 challenging races are lined up for fans...beginning at 12:45.
If you see a predominance of green at the track today....don't worry...you haven't missed St. Patricks Day. A lot of Trinity and St. X fans like to do their tailgating for "The World's Biggest High Sshool Football Game" at the most legendary racetrack in the world. Final race is around 5:30...which gives you plenty of time to head east on Central Avenue and hit Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for the 7 p.m. kickoff. Trinity is 6-0 on the season and St Xavier 4-1. There will be 35,000 (or more) out in the Pizza Oven tonight for the annual clash. For some folks, it rates right up there with Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and Fourth of July. Paulie sees Trinity taking a 28-7 win. It may be the only winner I pick all day.
Need a mid-afternoon break from the ponies or tailgating. Bring you laptop or tablet...#7 Louisville Field Hockey faces #4 Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. up north in Orangeland. Cards Field Hockey is 9-1 on the season and don't be too surprised if they are 10-1 around 5 p.m. this afternoon. Here's the link to watch on the ACC Network Extra.
Finally...Louisville Volleyball heads downtown to the KFC YUM! Center to spike and volley with ACC foe Wake Forest The Cards (5-7) have been a bit on a down-slide lately and would welcome your support. If you can't go...here's a link to watch on-line:
Four down...seven (or eight) to go. Let's move to Saturday.
We'll kick it off (well, not really kick it, exactly) at Ulmer Stadium where Cards softball plays two...starting with Bellarmine at 10 a.m. and Walters State at noon. Next up...Louisville Cross Country's Greater Louisville Classic meet at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in eastern Jefferson County. It's listed as an all-day event. You might want to follow Cross Country on Twitter....for more specifics. Louisville's Dorcas Wasike was the ACC Freshman Performer last week for her second place finish in the 25-team Commodore Classic at Vandy.
Worldwide and Paulie will be on the banks of the Ohio River Saturday morning...fishing for catfish. OK, not really...we'll be doing THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR live at Louisville Rowing's Red and Black Regatta. The event begins at 10 a.m. and we'll be on the air starting at 11 a.m. on WCHQ 100.9 FM. Listen to us on the WCHQ app or online at www.crescenthillradio.com. We've got coach Derek Copeland and athletes Gabi Biedenharn and Elizabeth Patrick lined up to chat with us...in addition to our weekly wrap-up and preview of all things UofL women's sports.
Churchill Downs has the final day of the September meet beginning at 12:45 p.m. and the oval has been a popular place for some to tailgate before Cardinal Football. They'll have plenty of time to do that Saturday...Bobby Petrino's Cards face Clemson in South Carolina around 8:30 (and if you're reading this down there...I am slightly jealous) #3 vs #5. Should be a good one!!
Why not start your Saturday evening at Lynn Stadium to watch Louisville women's soccer play Notre Dame at 7 p.m. The kickin' Cards are 7-2-2 on the season and ranked in the top 20 in the polls. Lynn and the Cards are hosting a pre-game Octoberfest party prior to the match with discounted beverages and food specials.
You'll have your choice of either Volleyball or Field Hockey at 1 p.m Sunday. Anne Kordes' wide-netters host Duke at the KFC YUM! Center. field Hockey is back in town hosting Iowa.
As far as Saturday night goes...We don't know if they'll be showing the football game on the big screen at Lynn or not...but soccer should be pretty close to ending as football prepares to kickoff...so why not do both!
Sunday...the "Stick Girls" return home to take on nationally ranked Iowa .tVVVvOwo t Vo head to Sunday.
This one will probably have Worldwide downtown and me at on-campus Trager Stadium. A shame they couldn't have spaced these out a bit...so that fans could do both...but whichever one you choose should be fun. Both should also be available on the ACC Network Extra platform.
There you have it. Plenty to keep you occupied over the next 72 hours. Here's hoping the Cards go 6-0, your favorite high school wins for you at PJCS, all your selections at Churchill do well and you have fun at the regatta and out at the park!