Lacrosse Sees Two Schedule Changes
Well, COVID-19 has affected Louisville lacrosse just two games into the season. Thankfully, no one tied to Louisville's program has tested positive, but Notre Dame is on pause due to positive tests. The Cards and Irish, who were scheduled to play this Sunday have postponed to Sunday, March 21, at noon. It is not yet known if Coach Teeter will try to find a last minute fill in for this weekend.
Hours after that Notre Dame postponement was announced the Cards saw a second schedule change. Cincinnati, who was originally slated to come in town on March 3, will now come to Belknap Campus on Monday, March 1. Start time is set for 2:00 p.m.
Louisville sits at #23 in the IWLCA poll and have started the season 1-1, both against then-ranked opponents.
Track and Field Begins Indoor ACC Championships
Today marks the beginning of the three-day indoor ACC Championships for men's and women's track and field. The entire event is hosted by Clemson down in South Carolina.
All eyes will be on Makenli Forrest, who recorded a season-best 22.16m in the weight throw recently. The mark is sixth-best in the NCAA this year and is ninth all-time in program history.
Halee Hudson also sits high on the list in weigh throw nationally. Her 20.79m mark in the weight throw ranks 16th nationally.
Gabriela Leon has dominated the record books at Louisville and has a season-best clearance of 4.23m and is the reigning Indoor ACC Champion for pole vault.
Dorcas Wasike owns the top three times in the 3000m and 5000m in school history. She has had high success in both races in the past with multiple champion and runner-up finishes.
McKenzie Bell recorded a personal-best 54.97 in the 440m a the Lenny Lyles Invitational this season. Her finish ranks second all-time at Louisville.
Purity Sanga also ranks in the Louisville record books. Her time of 9:44.69 in the 3000m at the McCravy-Green Invitational is fourth-best in school history.
Today's events begin at 9:30 a.m., and will run (figuratively and literally) well into the evening with a continuation into Friday and Saturday.
CARDINAL COUPLE ACC WBB TOURNAMENT PICK 'EM
Start studying for your ACC Pick Em. With COVID-19, the ACC Tournament is not guaranteed and may have last minute changes so it is not decided all what will happen for the Pick Em yet. We will run the event, though, and, hopefully, return the Cardinal Couple NCAA WBB Tournament Pick 'Em as well.
Entry is free for the event. Once we know the bracket assignments (probably late night Sunday) we'll start accepting picks. If things go the way we think they will down in Greensboro, there will be one game on Wednesday, March 3rd. Thursday brings the second round with four contests scheduled. Friday is quarterfinal Day and four more contests, Saturday brings two semifinal games and the championship on Sunday.
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Thursday and Sunday contests.
So, a total of 12 contests to make picks on. As in previous years, most number of correct picks wins and in case of a tie, the earliest entry in to us will break the tie. Different this year, unfortunately, is the COVID aspect. If a team tests positive and cannot play, that will count as a loss for you in your picks if you had them in your selections. 13 ACC teams are scheduled to head to Greensboro. All picks must be entered by Wednesday, 2 p.m. -- unless the ACC changes the schedule of events
Paulie has appointed me (Jared) as the Bracket Czar again this season. I'll track all entries and solve all disputes. Picks can be submitted several ways. 1) Send them directly to me at my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org 2) Send them to the Cardinal Couple e-mail address: email@example.com 3) Leave them in the comments section (the most popular way) in Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday articles next week.
Paulie will dip into the prize vault and offer gift cards for the first and second place finishers in both tournaments. He should have the type and denomination of such firmed up by Sunday. (Depends on how the panhandling goes...)
Questions? shoot me an e-mail of raise it in the comments section.
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!