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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

NCAA Decision -- Photo Highlights: Swimming and Diving -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

NCAA Decision

Yesterday evening the NCAA made their decision and it was pretty accurate to what we expected.  All spring sports athletes will be granted an extra year of eligibility.

There is also a rule where you can only play four years in a five year window, hence the room for a redshirt season.  That will be extended to six years.

Some teams are limited on roster size.  Those rosters and amount of scholarship spots will be increased for a year.

The teams this works for at UofL include lacrosse, softball, track and field, tennis, golf, and rowing, according to how the NCAA breaks down a season and championship.

That is great for many of our student-athletes, especially the ones who were seniors. 

Sadly, but as expected, winter sports are not included, meaning basketball is over.  We saw five of our women's basketball seniors throw on a Louisville jersey for the final time.

Photo Highlights: Swimming and Diving

Another sport whose season ended prematurely is swimming and diving.  Their regular season and ACC Championships had concluded but the NCAA Championships never happened.  Today, we take a look at some of the best photos from their season.

A bit of commentary...

It is difficult to catch meets since many of them occur on a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning and conflict with work, but I was fortunate enough to make it to a couple meets this season and hope to do so again next season.

To help protect myself and those around me I cancelled my visit to see Katy in a month.  As the COVID-19 worsens I did not want to put anyone at risk.  Delta was understanding enough to offer me a refund for my flight down.  My flight coming back was through American and those cold-hearted Muffet McGraw-esque folks cared about nothing but profits.  It's almost as bad as the no call in the final seconds of the Final Four when Myisha Hines-Allen went in for a layup.

Happy Tuesday, stay safe, and Go Cards!



  1. Great photos. Thanks for sharing them. I feel for the WBB seniors but happy for the spring sports. Another night/morning of stocking shelves, sanitizing and social distancing. If you shop, keep your distancing and if you are sick,you can shop from home with Kroger and come pick it up later

    Curtis "stay well, be a good person" Franklin.

  2. I'll echo a lot of what Curtis said. Happy for spring sports but sad the Jaz and company won't get that chance to go for a title.

    Had the unique opportunity to get airborne with a buddy of mine in his Cessna Skycatcher yesterday. He flies emergency-type items on contract and invited me to fly from Naples area to Jacksonville and back. We flew over Orlando. It was surreal, the empty streets, the empty Disney and Epcot.

    I was a pilot and flew my own Cessna years ago out of Gatlinburg to various places but never saw anything like that eerie vacant Disney/Epcot scene..

    Be safe and healthy.

    The Real Joe Hill

  3. Female athletes are being defended by DOJ in a Conn court case. They just filed a challenge that allows biological males to compete against biological females.

    1. This could be a very interesting court case.



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