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Saturday, January 12, 2019

New Roundup -- SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Catch Up Time


The Cardinals' women's basketball team was in action Thursday night, which means you've gotten a recap, and they don't play again until tomorrow, which means it's not quite time for a primer.

The Cards WBB squad will bring in Georgia Tech, who has been having a very good season so far at 12-4 and 2-1 in ACC play.

They have two great freshmen and will be looking for revenge from last year, when they got "Myisha-ed" in Atlanta.

There has been a lot going on in the other sports in the world of UofL and general women's athletics, so here are some quick news items for late this week. 

Volleyball Brings in Transfer Setter


Tori Dilfer, daughter of former NFL QB Trent Dilfer, has decided that she no longer wants to call TCU her home. Louisville Volleyball announced the incoming transfer of Dilfer yesterday afternoon. Head coach, Dani Busboom Kelly, says she's excited to add Dilfer to the 2019 team, but unless a waiver is filed and granted (which I would find unlikely), it seems Dilfer will be sitting this entire year. Dilfer was a full time starter at the setter position for the Horned Frogs last season and played every set for them. 

In the 2018 season, Dilfer found herself climbing the single season record lists for TCU. Her 11.2 assists per set is good for 5th all time and her .40 aces per set was best in the Big 12 and 7th all time in a season for TCU. Dilfer was All-Big 12 second team, and Academic All-Big 12 first team. Dilfer's former head coach at TCU, Jill Kramer, says she respects all of her players' decisions and just wants them to be happy and successful. I imagine Kramer may think otherwise if the two schools meet in some capacity once Dilfer is eligible, but it is a commendable position to be sure.

Dilfer will join a setter room that is a bit thin following the departure of Wilma Rivera. She'll sit and learn with the rest of those trying to fill Rivera's shoes as she awaits her eligibility.

Coach Dani Busboom Kelly was pretty successful with that first setter transfer, so let's see if the magic can work again.

At the very least, maybe Trent will hang around campus and venture over to watch the Cardinal quarterbacks a bit and offer advice if asked. He did have a very decent NFL career (winning a Super Bowl with the Ravens) and joins the list of celebrity fathers of Louisville Volleyball players...we'll miss Winston Bennett. 


Indoor Track and Field Season Begins Today


The indoor season for Louisville Track and Field gets underway this weekend as the Cards travel to West Lafayette for the Gene Edmunds Cup. There, they'll be taking on Purdue, Alabama State, IUPUI, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, and Western Kentucky.

Standout Dorcas Wasike began her indoor season last month, but the rest of the team will be joining her in competition today. Live results are available on the Go Cards website.

Lauren Hartlage Invited to Augusta


Hartlage has been invited to the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur event in April.

Hartlage earned an invitation as one of the top 30 ranked amateur women's golfers in the United States, as she found herself ranked 22nd at the end of 2018. The event takes place the weekend before the Masters, with only the final round actually being played on Augusta National. Hartlage says it has been a goal of hers to make the tournament since it was announced, and I imagine that goal also includes making it to that final 18 hole round.

Best of luck to Lauren, who should be one of the leaders in the Louisville clubhouse this spring.

Maori Davenport Reinstated


Following an absolutely bonkers saga, Maori Davenport returned to the court for her high school team in Alabama last night. She scored 25 points and the high school stat keepers were unable to keep track of her assists and rebounds. In her first game back after being held out by a ridiculous ruling, Davenport showed why she was a highly sought out recruit.

Congratulations to her for getting the opportunity to enjoy her senior year before heading off to Rutgers and a semi-sarcastic congratulations to a sports association for finally making a common sense decision. 

Cardinal Couple Radio Hour


I am a late scratch from the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour squad this morning, but have no fear!

Paulie and Worldwide will be joined this morning by Daryl Foust who is amped to bring you her wrath about officiating in women's basketball. The crew will talk the women's basketball loss to Notre Dame and what needs to be different for the Cards to reestablish themselves going forward. They'll also dive into the transfer news and more about the joy and excitement of Louisville women's sports.

Tune in at 11AM to WCHQ FM, available at 100.9 FM, wchqfm.com, the WCHQ app, or on Facebook Live at WCHQ FM.

Until next time, Go Cards!
-CH-

10 comments:

  1. Great radio show today! I've said this before, but like Daryl on your show. Keep her coming.

    Curtis "How about the MBB Cards Today!" Franklin

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  2. A big shout out to the MBB team big win over NC!

    Go Cards !!!

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    1. PS, lets Go Lady Cards beat Georgia Tech!!

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    2. Just curious Marvin, do you call the men's basketball team the Gentlemen Cards?

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  3. Just an FYI on the NCAA transfer rule. Athletes in most non-revenue sports are not bound by the "year in residence rule." Athletes in most of these sports may transfer one time without sitting out a year.

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  4. Note:AC was 1 for7 from behind the arc she's the X factor!!!
    Also Sammi Jean lost confident in her shot,she's playing tight let it flow Sam!!!

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  5. The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour broadcast replay is now linked up at the top of the site and on the Right Side of the Site. Give it a listen, it was a good one!

    Paulie

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  6. Hey ho, Dave O here!

    Congrats to MBB. That was a fun one to watch.

    Just listened to yesterday's Cardinal Couple Radio Hour. Par excellence again ! If you aren't taking an hour to either catch it live or hear the rebroadcast, shame on you.

    Keep up the great efforts!

    Are the Cards in for a struggle Sunday against the Yellow Jackets?

    First game back after a loss can be a dicey one. Let's hope the home court and such can pull them through. I'll be watching on ACCNE, headed out to get at least nine holes, maybe eighteen in before it starts.

    You have been warned. Take immediate shelter and avoid the woods and sandy areas. I spend a lot of time there looking for white, round objects.

    Dave O.

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  7. USC (Southern Cal) gets blown out by 40 against Oregon. At the Galen Center, USC's home court. Minyon Moore did not play. Wrist problems.

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  8. I noticed that Dayton beat Ga. Tech by 19 earlier this year. One game collapse maybe, but, that's a whipping against a team that is 7-7.

    Paulie

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