It's Quitting Time!
After enjoying a much needed half day off at the bank yesterday, I could use another! Those shortened days are quite nice. It also gave me plenty of time to get a head start on today's article.
We'll have a lot coming up here at the site in the next few days. Paulie takes the reigns the next couple of days, getting us ready for WBB @ Indiana and also reporting on the outcome. He'll be live in Bloomington (you've been notified, Hoosiers).
He's also announced the lineup for THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR for Saturday. With me at the bank, Case occupied and WorldWide in Minnesota...he's brought in a stellar and prestigious crew for the broadcast. Paige Sherrard (Swish Appeal), Daryl Foust (Ky Women Talk Sports) and Julie JC Sullivan will enter the basement on the hill and join the broadcast. You won't want to miss this show!
Congratulations to Louisville Volleyball on winning the ACC and receiving an invitation to the Big Dance! It's pretty sad the poll-voters again have failed to get the VolleyCards into the Top 25 again. I suppose the Cards will just have to go out and show them in the NCAA Tournament that they are legit and deserving of a higher ranking than "also receiving votes."
The Cards do have a solid first round matchup against Northern Iowa. If UofL can play with the same intensity they closed the season with, we could see them in the Sweet Sixteen.
They have a solid matchup against Northern Iowa in the first round. If they volleyCards can play with the same intensity they closed the season out with them we could see a Sweet 16 appearance. A potential second round rematch against Minnesota is interesting. The Golden Gophers took an early season win 3-1 so revenge could be on the way.
Field HockeyNicole Woods received high honors this week. The senior is Louisville field hockey’s first ever Region Player of the Year. Woods is also a member of the USA Field Hockey women’s national team.
Swimming and Diving
Relay races begin tonight and the rest of the meet continues over the following few days in the USA Winter Nationals. Mallory Comerford is a favorite in multiple races and should help lead our aquatic Cardinals to a hopeful victory. They remain ranked in the Top 10.
Men’s SoccerGrab your tickets and join me at Lynn Stadium Friday night. The men’s kickin Cards battle it out with Akron in the Elite Eight. The winner earns a trip to Philly, not to see the Eagles or Phillies play, but to compete for a College Cup. When the men’s team made it to the College Cup a few years ago under Coach Lolla they fell to the Zips. It’s our turn to break hearts.
Coach Padgett and the men’s basketball team took a trip to the Hoosier State and squared off against Purdue. The Boilermakers were a favorite and pulled out the victory 66-57.
Purdue had a couple tall guys... they almost hit their head on the roof of the arena. The mismatch didn’t do the Cards justice. Neither did the foul trouble. Mahmoud and Spalding had four each while King fouled out. Only seven players scored and the bench combined for a whopping five points.
Losses this season are expected. The team is adjusting to a new coaching staff and game plan. Padgett is a fan of giving the freshmen an opportunity to play so we will see mistakes made by them early season. This loss doesn’t hurt and should, in fact, provide as a solid learning opportunity for the team.
As to not end on a bad note I will once again thank everyone for their generosity with donations to Cardinal Couple. Also, thank you to WCHQ for continuing to host the weekly Cardinal Couple radio show. You can tune into 100.9 fm anytime for some fantastic music and shows. Today is the second-to- last day of November (Donation Month) but that doesn’t mean the donations have to stop. If you would like to give a charitable donation to a good cause here at Cardinal Couple feel free to connect with Paulie. Signing out I wish all the Cardinal teams playing as competing this week the best of luck and make us proud! Go Cards!