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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Volleyball heads to Illinois...Angel on the Big Screen?


-Volleyball part of a packed Cardinal Sports weekend

-Angel's Dream hoping to become a reality

The University of Louisville Volleyball team heads to Champaign, Ill. this weekend to participate in the BIG 10 vs. BIG EAST Volleyball Challenge. Along with Cincinnati, the Cards will take on two ranked opponents in #13 Purdue and #3 Illinois. Both the Fighting Illini and Boilermakers are a perfect 9-0 on the season.

The Cards will need a huge performance for junior Lola Arslanbekova (left), Emily Juhl and may be without the services of stellar senior Gwen Rucker for the weekend. No official announcement has been released on her status...but sources tell us she is undergoing rehab for an injury.

The Cards did face both Illinois and Purdue in the spring in exhibition matches. They barely lost to Purdue and beat Illinois.

They'll face Purdue Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Illinois on Saturday at 7 p.m. We'll have recaps for you on each match.

Besides volleyball, Cardinal teams in field hockey, men's and women's soccer and football all take to the fields over the next three days. We've got a listing over on the left side of the board. And, you can catch some fall softball also over at Ulmer on Saturday as the Cards scrimmage with Bellarmine in a double header that starts at noon.


Angel McCoughtry grabs headlines. She's a potential Sportscenter moment anytime she takes to the progression to the big screen is only natural. The unquestioned leader of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream is working with filmmaker Stephen Philms to produce a documentary about her life, including her upbringing in Baltimore and college career at Louisville. The title is Angel's Dream and #35 talks about it in this interview with ESPN's MIchelle Smith below:

"I'm so excited about it - it's going to be big time. I don't think people have seen a lot of this type of film with women's basketball. They've seen documentaries about LeBron (James) and the Fab Five (from Michigan). This is the women's basketball side. 

People think I was a McDonald's All-American and everything, but I wasn't highly recruited .This is my story about growing up in Baltimore and how I got here. Not even women's basketball fans get to see the things that we go through, to see the things we've conquered to succeed."

No distributor for the film has been selected yet and according to Angel...things are 'pretty much in the beginning stages'. There is a site with a video out there where Angel is encouraging fans to donate to help her get the film produced. She hopes the film will be ready to go next summer. The link:

First Shoni...with Off The Rez.  Now Angel. We're waiting to see what next for the Cardinal basketball family on the big screen. Maybe Asia visits Asia? Or a spin-off of Charlie's Angels...named Walz's Warriors...and featuring Shoni, Mo and Tia? 

The bottom line is this....any and all Cardinal film and video that gets nationwide publicity and play goes to prove what we've been telling Cardinal WBB fans all along. Something magical and special is happening with the growth of Lady Cards hoops. Get on board... 


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful weather on tap for the weekend sports. Go Cards! Win them all!



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