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Friday, December 18, 2020

Fridays with Daryl: WBB Postpones Again -- Some Thank You's -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE



Hello again, Cardinal faithful!

It's good to be back but I hate to be the bearer of bad news here.. There has been another postponement in the Women's basketball schedule.  News out of the Louisville program is that Sunday's scheduled matchup with the Miami Hurricanes has been postponed as of Thursday evening.  I think that was pretty much expected.  It feels like I haven't watched the Cards play a basketball game in a month! 

The next scheduled matchup for WBB would be a second meeting with Duke on New Years Eve, however, the Blue Devils program announced Wednesday evening that it would be pausing all team activities due to positive tests. Which makes the matchup a big IF right now with 2 weeks from Wednesday's announcement landing on 12/30.  I really wouldn't be surprised if we've watched the Cards play their last game of 2020 already.  So for now, we continue to wait. 


There were four WBB  in the ACC last night. 

-- A good night in the Carolinas, it would seem, with home-standing NC St. taking down Wake Forest 79-65. The Wolfpack are now 7-0 and the Demon Deacs check in at 4-2. in "the battle of I-40". 

-- In Chapel Hill, UNC surprisingly silenced Syracuse 92-68. Banghart's bangers up their record to 6-2, while Q's squad takes their first loss and is 4-1. 

--  The Fighting Irish battled their way to a 84-78 win over Virginia Tech in South Bend. It was a match up of Dara Mabrey's previous squad (VT) against her new one (ND). UND evens it out on the season with a 3-3 record and Kenny Brooks' squad takes their first defeat and is now 6-1.

-- Clemson appears to be "for real" as of now --  with a 72-69 win over FSU in Littlejohn Coliseum. Those glassy-eyed Tigers are 7-1, while FSU takes their first conference loss and go to 3-1. 

Just three undefeated schools left in ACC conference games:  Louisville, NC State and Georgia Tech. In all games, it narrows the undefeated down to two, the Cards (5-0) and the Pack (7-0). 


The University of Louisville, Adidas and Cardinals Forever Donovan Mitchell and Angel McCoughtry have all partnered to create the gift that every Louisville fan wants to find under the Christmas tree this year.  And this truly is the gift that keeps on giving... UofL News reported how the four partnered to create this shoe that will fund scholarships for future students in the Louisville area to be able to pursue a higher education at our favorite school. 

Check them out! & read more about the initiative here:

Members of both of the men’s and women’s basketball teams will wear the limited-edition shoe in upcoming games.  It's power moves like this that make us realize how much bigger than basketball the games really are.  It makes me even more proud to be an alum and a civilian of one of the most passionate cities in America.  It really says a lot that after signing a $195 million deal with the Utah Jazz, a kid from New York makes giving the Louisville area youth a priority.  


One week until Christmas, Louisvillians! 

I know how tough this year has been for us as a program and as a city but I want to wish everyone a warm and blessed holiday season.  THANK YOU to our essential workers and front line workers who literally kept us running.  THANK YOU to the voices who spoke out about injustice and THANK YOU to those who continue to put others health and safety first.  Mask up, my friends and we will get through this.  

Happy Friday...You will be hearing from us on the show Saturday morning as scheduled. 

Daryl Foust


  1. Hello Friends!
    Arthur Here!

    So sad to hear about the continuing COVID concerns at Louisville. I hope for the best for Walz's crew and that they can return to the court healthy soon.

    In this topsy-turvy scenario that is ACC WBB, my Tigers surprised again last night with the win over what I consider a very good FSU team. The second half was pretty even and the Noles missed a three that could have won it for them at the end of the game. There is no way I could have predicted we'd be 7-1 right now! Notre Dame due to come down here Sunday and they worry me, with those two bigs in Brunelle and Westbeld, plus Mabrey at guard.

    A wonderful gesture on the shoes! I don't wear anything but New Balance anymore but I'd probably consider a pair of those spiffy ones that UofL is involved in.

    I've been following your girl Becky Burke at Upstate and they lost a close one to Winthrop last night. They're 2-4 and they'll play Winthrop again tonight. Some interesting scheduling going on these days.

    Stay safe and hang in there. It's all we can do.

    Your Friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC

  2. That big 6'7" Syracuse center Cardoso only had 11 points last night against UNC. Janelle Bailey shut her down. My worry is that there are about a half dozen teams in the ACC with legitimate, proven centers and the Cards are going with this three-fold combo of "O", Liz and Ramani. How will they hold up against a Kitley, Cardoso, Bailey, the ND girls and others?

    Nick O

    1. Syracuse shut down their own inside game by bombing away.


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