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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday Cardinal Couple -- Sandy taking care of everyones odds and ends Laundry - once again!



2:30 p.m.
Our sources tell us that Marion County front-liner Kyvin Goodin-Rogers has committed to play basketball at the University of Kentucky after visiting the campus.

Great work and scoop by our recruiting guru Jenny O'Bryan on this !!  


(Sandy takes us on her usual madcap jaunt through women's sports at UofL...driving the Cardinal Couple golf cart recklessly from venue to venue while Timmy the Intern operates the GPS. Look out ahead!)  

A woman caught taking care of the details behind the scenes to make sure the job gets done.  Nothing new there, right Sonja!


As has recently been announced on this site; prior to the November early signing period, we have several extremely high quality sought after 2013 recruits coming to campus for September and October official visits. Currently those with announced dates are Saniya Chong, Alexandria Harris, Emmonie Henderson and alphabetically last but certainly not least, Mercedes Russell.  In order to not be left behind we now have 2014 recruits checking out the facilities.  It is reported that in August Clinton Massey junior forward, Sydney Brackemyre (who is reported as having been made a scholarship offer by Jeff), will be here on an unofficial visit.  It is great to see the quality recruits who now recognize Louisville as a force to be dealt with and are here looking to determine where they could fit into its energy.  It is fascinating to see the national championship team Jeff is in the process of assembling.  He sees the shape, size and unique attributes of players needed to complete a one of a kind national championship jigsaw puzzle.   Jeff has now gone across the world seeking those players who look like they could fit into the remaining needed specific puzzle sections.

What is more remarkable is that I can see how each of these players, instead of competing with one another for corresponding positions, could instead fulfill our need for each of their unique talents with roles (double post anyone?) which include that of challenging the 2013 returning players to once again step up their own game as the challenge of the competition will cause them to dig deep into talents which had been unknown even to themselves.  Hopefully each of those coming to visit will determine it best to be on the side that others will have to deal with rather than facing off against us later at competing schools. Wonderful things are happening with Louisville WBB!  


Today we also feature a special lesson showing our fans the proper way to fold their shirts in preparation for looking good on the ESPN's Monday Night UL showcase event detailed next.  Go to 

and very carefully watch the video at least twice prior to trying this yourself at home. 



Unless you are able to travel to South Bend, IN on a Monday night in February to see the Louisville women beat Notre Dame...(and we certainly hope they will prevail over the Irish),
mark your calendars for Monday February 11 at 9:00 to watch the game be featured as part of “ESPN2’s Big Monday” and part of their “game-of-the-week series”.  This will be one of only10 games featured during the Monday night ESPN season.


Louisville’s competition in its Thanksgiving Hardwood Tournament of Hope played at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico includes UC Santa Barbara, Central Florida, Gonzaga, Mississippi State, Missouri State, Winthrop and Oregon State University.  All games of the November 20-22 tournament will be played at the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center with fan packages apparently only available from the tournament organizer.


Friday             8/24   
            Soccer            vs Purdue                  @ Cardinal Park                  7:00 pm
            Field Hockey             Sherrill Brakmeier Classic
   vs Northeastern         @ Trager Stadium                6:00 pm  
            Volleyball                              Active Ankle Challenge
                                    vs Western KY          @ KFC YUM! Center            7:30 pm
Saturday        8/25

            Volleyball                  Active Ankle Challenge
                                    vs Morehead State     @ KFC YUM! Center          11:00 am
                                    vs Penn State             @ KFC YUM! Center            7:30 pm
Sunday          8/26
             Field Hockey   vs Northwestern        @ Trager Stadium               11:00 am
                                      or Miami (Ohio)                                               or      1:00 pm

Wednesday   8/29
            Volleyball       vs KY                           @ KFC YUM! Center           7:00 pm
Friday             8/31
            Soccer            vs SEMO                    @ Lexington, KY                    5:00 pm
 Volleyball       vs Duke                       @ KFC YUM! Center             7:30 pm

Please double check upcoming events with the U of L official schedule website
@ as events are subject to change – and transcription errors by our special student, Coco are entirely possible. See you at the games!


Phoenix Arizona mayor Greg Stanton was planning to use his attendance at the WNBA Phoenix Mercury practice as a photo op.  Things did not work out so well as while running drills with the practice squad, instead of coming down with a rebound against the Mercury's Nakia Sanford,   he instead left the practice with a broken nose.  He later indicated that he had a great time and injuries are just part of the battle wounds of the game.  He showed himself a good sport as he was quoted as saying, "My biggest mistake was thinking I could actually get a rebound".  At last report he was planning to attend the upcoming game.


The Big East Conference Field Hockey preseason coaches poll resulted in Louisville receiving the 3rd highest number of first-place votes and Erin Conrad, Dominique Pasqualichio and Alyssa Voelmie being chosen as preseason all-conference team.


  1. The UofL sports calender is very helpful. Hope it continues.


    1. I have to work out something a little better with the formatting. Coco tried hard but it is a little too jumbled at the moment.

  2. Has the big girl from Indiana (Cvitovich)? selected a school?

    1. Jenny knows more about the players status than I do but HoopGirlz still shows the Croatian 6'2" Andrijana Cvitkovic as undeclared with no schools indicated on her "considering" list but it is reported that she has visited Purdue 3 times. She has personally named Indiana, Dayton, Marquette, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Stanford as schools she is interested in.
      She is ranked as the number 45 overall 2013 player and number 13 at position.

      Sandy W

  3. Will the games in mexico be televised? There are some tough teams in there. The lady cards will have their hands full winning it.

    1. Our best guess on that is if it gets picked would be on Cards TV. Radio for sure. Hearing a lot about the ESPNW network and the plans they have...seems like this would be a good one to televise.I guess we'll know closer to tournament time.



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