UofL Brings Back Jeff Walz Radio Show
The fan favorite Jeff Walz Radio Show is back. There were concerns on if the show would return because of the pandemic. In past years, the show was hosted at venues such as Chili's and Mark's Feed Store. This year, the show will not have a set location.
In fact, the show will not have a live audience. It will be held completely over the air with fans having the option to call in. Nick Curran returns as the host for the show as he discusses recent games, upcoming games, and fan questions with Walz.
2020-21 Jeff Walz Radio Show Schedule
All shows will air on 93.9 The Ville.
Monday, December 7th – 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, December 15th – 6 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday, December 29th – 7 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday, January 6th – 7 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday, January 13th – 7 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday, January 20th – 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, January 26th – 7 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday, February 10th – 7 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday, February 24th – 7 pm – 8 pm
Post season show 1– TBA
Post season show 2 – TBA
UofL Features LAX's Shalya Scanlan
UofL News recently shared a story featuring UofL lacrosse player Shayla Scanlan and her Native American heritage. Scanlan is believed to be the first woman from the Seneca Nation to sign a letter of intent to play for an NCAA D1 level lacrosse program. Scanlan talked about how deep lacrosse is in her roots. Lacrosse originated from Native American tribes in North America, which they called "Stickball".
"People think lacrosse is a rich white sport," said Scanlan. "You are able to play this game because of my people, my descendants, my ancestors."
The rising senior has used her platform as a way to educate others about Native American heritage including inviting teammates to the reservation where she lives with her family. Native Americans are a minority in the realm of college sports. UofL fans are more than familiar with Shoni and Jude Schimmel.
It will be exciting to see how Scanlan continues to use her platform to promote and educate others about Native American heritage as she prepares to start her senior year.
My Answers to Paulie's Questions
The first question Paulie asked in his Wednesday article was which women's basketball players were named the Wooden Award winners twice during their collegiate careers.
I have only been following women's basketball since the fall of 2012 when I began my time as a student. Thankfully, I am pretty sure I have seen a few of them in my time following WBB.
I know for certain Sabrina Ionescu is one them. She is also the most recent recipient. I remember the days of Breanna Stewart dominating everyone and can safely guess she makes the list. My freshman year, the college basketball world couldn't get enough of Brittney Griner, one of few women who have been able to dunk a basketball on a regulation size goal so I will guess that she may have snuck in a pair of awards. Anyone who follows women's basketball knows about Maya Moore and her dominance. I assume she won two, if not even three, Wooden awards during her time. Perhaps A'ja Wilson and Tina Charles are in the mix too?
Unfortunately, my guesses halt there. Stay tuned for Paulie to release the answer! I expect it'll be in his Friday column, when he preps us for Louisville WBB vs. The Fighting Brunos...oops, DePaul.
My guess for the Louisville vs DePaul game has the Cards winning. I think this will be a close one with the Cards sneaking by a win at 85-82. What could play in the Cards' favor is wearing down the Blue Demons, who choose to wear a mask while playing on the court.
If you remember the mascot quizzes we do in the "slow" months, you might remember that the mascot name is DIBS (Demon In a Blue Suit).for the DePaul program. Another interesting factoid is that Doug's son Bradley is on the staff as Director of Basketball Operations.
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!