As we discussed on the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast this past Saturday, the Louisville volleyball schedule is released. Although we believe Saturday was an accidental early release, UofL officially made the announcement Monday.
Jeff McAdams hinted at a few expectations on air and will give a much more in-depth breakdown on Sunday, but for today we'll look at the schedule itself.
Louisville will host their annual (and presumably free admission) Red and Black Scrimmage on Saturday August 20 at 2:00 p.m. This is a great chance for fans to get out and get a taste of what the team should look like going into the season.
The Cards officially start their season in South Dakota against Northern Kentucky, South Dakota, and Missouri over the final weekend in August. They'll then squeeze in a quick trip to Western Kentucky on Wednesday August 31 before the move into September.
Louisville will host San Diego and Ohio State over Labor Day Weekend in the Cardinal Classic.
The following weekend will be the Louisville Invitational where the Cards will play Purdue and either Xavier or Lipscomb.
The always-exciting Louisville vs Kentucky match will be in Lexington on September 14 before the Cards head out west to square off against Stanford on September 17.
ACC play will begin when the Cards visit Miami on September 23 and Florida State on September 25.
To close out September and kick off October, Louisville will welcome Clemson and Georgia Tech to L&N FCU Arena.
A trip to Boston College and Syracuse is next on the schedule for Louisville before they return back home to host Virginia Tech and Wake Forest in the middle of October.
Louisville will hit the road again for matches against Virginia and Pitt on October 21 and 23.
UofL will have its longest home stretch to close out October and open up November featuring Notre Dame, Duke, NC State, and North Carolina.
The last multi-game road trip will be at Georgia Tech and North Carolina on November 11 and 13.
Senior Day will be on November 18 when Pitt makes a visit to Louisville.
Louisville's regular season will conclude at Notre Dame on November 23, the day before Thanksgiving.
Louisville will 12 opponents that were in the 2021 NCAA Tournament and will some of them twice.
Currently, the entire coaching and support staff from last year returns: Dani Busboom Kelly, Dan Meske, Todd Chamberlain, Linda Hampton Keith, and Sarah Drury Petkovic. Coach DBK will also have Baby Busboom Kelly cheering her on this coming season.
You can expect to see Jeff and his mom leading CARDS cheers from their regular seats and I plan to be inside the arena with my camera again. Will we get Paulie, Case, or Daryl out this year? If the Cards are riding a hot streak like last year we'll probably bar them from the premises for good mojo.
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!