THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
-2011-12 Women's basketball schedule and
commentary from Jenny O'Bryan
-Rebecca Greenwell adds schools.
The University of Louisville women's basketball schedule below and Jenny O' Bryan's take on it.
Sunday Oct. 30th. Lindsey Wilson (exhibition)
Sunday Nov. 13th. at Missouri State
Tuesday Nov. 15th. at Texas A&M ESPN
Thursday Nov. 17th. at Eastern Kentucky University
Sunday Nov. 20th. Xavier
Tuesday Nov. 22nd. Austin Peay
Friday Nov. 25th. at Florida State
Saturday Nov. 26th. at Florida A&M
Tuesday Nov. 29th. Murray State
Sunday Dec. 4th. at Kentucky
Saturday Dec. 10th. Gardner-Webb
Wednesday Dec. 14th. *Cincinnati
Saturday Dec. 17th. at Portland
Monday Dec. 19th. at Washington State
Wednesday Dec. 28th. UT-Martin
Tuesday Jan. 3rd. * Marquette
Sunday Jan. 8th. * at St. John ESPN
Wednesday Jan. 11th. * South Florida
Saturday Jan. 14th. * at Rutgers
Wednesday Jan. 18th. * Providence
Sunday Jan. 22nd. * at Georgetown ESPN
Saturday Jan. 28th. * Villanova
Tuesday Jan. 31st. * at DePaul CBS COLLEGE SPORTS
Saturday Feb. 4th. * at West Virginia
Tuesday Feb. 7th. * Connecticut CBS COLLEGE SPORTS
Saturday Feb. 11th. * Syracuse
Tuesday Feb. 14th. * at Pittsburgh
Monday Feb. 20th. * Notre Dame ESPN
Saturday Feb. 25th. * DePaul
Monday Feb. 27th. * at Seton Hall
* BIG EAST GAMES
(CARDINAL COUPLE Staff Columnist Jenny O' Bryan weighs in on the schedule)
I am especially interested in the conference portion of the schedule. I have been so excited to get UConn and Notre Dame at the YUM! Center and show them what great fans the Lady Cards have. I envision at least one of those games being the annual PACK THE HOUSE game and the fan support at 22,000 strong.
You can understand my disappointment, though, to see that the UConn game is on a Tuesday night and the Notre Dame game on a Monday night. It makes me wonder if the YUM! CENTER and UofL will open the upper deck for these two games...since they're on a school/work night and they're being televised. I'm hopeful we can still pack the house on these nights and show the Huskies and Fighting Irish a good time in the YUM!. By good time, I mean a good game, but one in which we still come out on top. This the year that we can beat the Huskies. What better place to do it than on our home court in front of a packed house. I know we have the best fan base in women's college hoops. National TV only helps spread the word about Cardinal Nation.
Speaking of national TV, the Lady Cards have six games being televised this season. Two home games and four road contests. ESPN will show four...CBS College Sports the other two. I'm excited to be able to watch several of the away games on TV and to travel to a couple of close away games against EKU and UK, too.
|MArkie MArk is bringing friends to|
UofL women's hoops this year. You should, too.
The 6'1" guard at Owensboro (KY) Catholic will be participating for the USA in the FIBA 3x3 Youth World Championships in Rimini, Italy from Sept. 9-11.
Greenwell's expansion of schools can be viewed in many different ways. We're going with the assumption that she's a big fan of the SEC...since five of the eight schools she's listed are SEC...but the BIG EAST is growing on her. Gotta wonder if the hiring of Samantha Williams at UofL as an assistant coach put the Cards on her expanded list. Or maybe it's the potential of playing in front of the second largest women's college basketball fan base in the nation....in the state of the art KFC YUM! Center.