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Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Women's Basketball Announces ACC Schedule

Ah, basketball season is near upon us.  Just over two months until the Cards kick off the season against Western Kentucky.

Yesterday, Louisville announced the 18-game conference schedule for the 2019-2020 season.

The biggest change is the expansion of conference play by upping the schedule from 16 games to 18 games.  After UofL beat UConn last season Jeff Walz was asked if the two rivals would face each other again.  Not willing to give up his now one bye week instead of the old two weeks he said that they would have to play before the New Year to make it happen, hinting at the importance of his sole bye week would be.

A full and talented roster.  Although the loss of Sam Fuehring, Asia Durr and Arica Carter is significant,  the Cards should have multiple options this season at each spot on the court -- compared to a rather thin bench of just five "able-to-go" players last year. It could be a roster of 16, depending on the eligibility clearance of Georgia Tech transfers of Elizabeth Balogun and Liz Dixon.

After facing UT Martin on the road on Dec.19th, UofL will have 10 days in between games and the start of the ACC slate.


Conference play begins right before the end of the calendar year as Syracuse comes into town on Dec. 29.

They hit the road immediately after for a Jan. 2 game against Clemson.

Louisville returns home on Jan. 5 to take on Duke.

Jan. 9 will be a road game against Miami.

Continuing the back-and-forth trend, the Cards return home once again on Jan. 12 for a game against Wake Forest.

Their first multi-game road trip will be in mid-January as they travel to Boston College on Jan. 16 and North Carolina on Jan. 19.

Louisville has a mini home-stand near the end of the month with games against Virginia and Pitt on Jan. 23 and Jan. 26, respectively.

Finishing off the month, Louisville heads to South Bend in a showdown against Notre Dame on Jan. 30.

Florida State comes to town on Feb. 6.

The Cards hit the road for another multi-game road trip on Feb. 9 and Feb. 13 against Syracuse and NC State.

The Irish of Notre Dame visit the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 16 for a rematch from two and a half weeks earlier in the season.

The final road trip will be at Georgia Tech and Pitt on Feb. 20 and Feb. 23.

Louisville ends the regular season at home against Boston College on Feb. 27 and Senior Day against Virginia Tech on March 1. ACC Tournament play in Greensboro, NC starts March 4th. Hopefully the Cards won't take the court until March 6th.

-- The Cards face Boston College, Notre Dame, Pitt, and Syracuse twice.  In the past they have faced two teams twice a year.

-- 14 of the 18 games will be televised nationally or on a regional tv network.  The other four games (@ Clemson Jan. 2, vs Wake Forest Jan. 12, @ Boston College Jan. 16, @ Pitt Feb. 25) will be aired on ACC Network Extra.

-- Louisville went 14-2 in conference play last year with the losses coming against Notre Dame and Miami.  Since joining the conference Louisville is 68-12 (.850).

You can always get your latest UofL WBB news and coverage right here at Cardinal Couple.

Although we cover all of UofL's women's sports, women's basketball tends to be our most popular sport among readers and viewers.  We will have live in person coverage for all home games and will try to even make it out to a few road games as well (hint: possibly Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, ACC Tournament, among others).

Stay tuned as Paulie continues to interview our different women's basketball players. The upcoming Thursday interview is with sophomore guard from Ashland, KY Mykasa "Kasa" Robinson. 


Despite their only game this week being a loss to top-ranked North Carolina, Louisville Field Hockey
moved up one spot in the polls to #6.

Women's Soccer also had just one game this past week, coincidentally also against the Tar Heels.  Still, the Cards made it into the rankings at #22 in the Coaches Poll.

Volleyball suffered a three-set loss at Kentucky before winning a five-set thriller at Cincinnati.  Unfortunately, they took a step back and fell out of the Top 25.  They are at #26 though!

Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!



  1. What a killer stretch in the ACC schedule over these five games. First at Notre Dame on a Thursday. A week off but FSU next at the YUM! Sunday at Syracuse. Then at NC State on a Thursday followed by Notre Dame coming here on a Sunday.

    If they get through all of those undefeated, they should easily be a top five team, or possibly better.

    Paulie, shouldn't we be hearing about E and Liz soon?

    Curtis "Beat the Irish. In everything." Franklin

    1. From a trusted source, they have already been cleared to play this season.
      Not sure why it hasn't been officially announced as of yet.

  2. Any recruiting news? Coach has been on the road this week. Any news on those visits?

    1. Yes, Walz has been travelling and scouting. I'm hearring four names that hve the coach's attention.

      Maddy Westbeld -- 6"2 Forward
      Cameron Williams -- 6'2" Post
      Hailey Van Lith -- 5'7" Guard
      Sarah Andrews -- 5"7" Guard

      I do not follow basketball recruiting very intensely.



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