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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Basketball season is here!



( Staff columnist Jenny O'Bryan drains one from long range today in her article on Cardinal WBB. Like all of us at CARDINAL COUPLE, her excitement, anticipation and enthusiasm for the 2012-13 Lady Cards season can't be contained by the press, referees or turnovers. She shoots, she scores with the Wednesday edition of "Da Couple"! )

- Hoops is almost here...are u ready?

- Central Cardinal Couple Holiday boutique a blast!

Basketball Fans!

We are less than a week away from the Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon.  Limited tickets are available for the event.   If you are a procrastinator, pick up your phone and call the ticketing office now @ 502-852-5151 before time runs out. 

In an email from the Louisville Athletic Ticketing Office I learned that season tickets are going in the mail this week!  Look for your tickets to be showing up in your mailbox shortly.  Parking passes, for those who have purchased them, will be arriving separately. 

A few words from the ticket office:
The exhibition game being held on Wednesday, October 31 @ 7:00 p.m. is FREE!   There will not be a ticket in your season package, it is free and a ticket is not needed to attend.  For all the families out there, take your kiddo out trick or treating early, then head down to the YUM! Center for another treat, the start of Louisville Women’s Basketball!! 

The last announcement from the ticketing office is that there is a time change for the EKU game at YUM! on November 28th.   The actual time of the game is 7:30 p.m.  Your season tickets are going to say a different time on them.  7:30 p.m. is the changed, correct time of the game.

It was reported here in August that 2014 wing/forward Sydney Brackemyre was on an unofficial visit to the Louisville campus August 26.  It was brought to my attention that she was back on campus (presumably for another unofficial visit) this past weekend.  (Official visits can only happen during one's senior year, are paid for by the college being visited and a prospective student athlete (psa) can only take 5 official visits.  Unofficial visits are on the student/families dime and can be made at any time, and as often as wanted). 

This makes a second visit to Louisville for this rising star in the junior class, in less than two months!   We already know that Louisville is among her final 3 schools of choice (included are Dayton and Michigan) but with a second visit in less than two months WE think bodes well for our beloved Cardinals.    

Perhaps Ms. Brackemyre might just be our first commitment from the class of 2014?   It is a bit premature to speculate, but from where I'm sitting, I like our chances with this young lady.  I believe I attached the following link before, but, it bears another airing to our Cardinal faithful. 

We are on the cusp of the season!  Next week I will bring you a report from the Tip Off Luncheon.  The week after that I will give you my thoughts/predictions for the out of conference (OOC) slate of the schedule.   
In the meantime we will keep you abreast of any recruiting news as it becomes available. 

A historic weekend for women’s basketball is fast upon us as the #1 recruit in the nation, Mercedes Russell, and #40 recruit Emmonnie Henderson will be on campus for their official visit October 26-28.   The early signing period begins November 14.  Keep it here, Card fans, to learn who will be suiting up as a Cardinal next season!  


Carol Kidd and Chuck Horell were in attendance
A wonderful time had by all attending the Central Cardinal Club Holiday Boutique and Style Show held yesterday at the PNC Club in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Tons of silent auction items, many booths, delicious food and a great afternoon and evening of speakers and enertainment.

Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich spoke to the dinner crowd and was excellent as always. Swimming and Diving Coach Arthur Albiero also took the stage to speak to the attendees and Mickey Clark provided the musical entertainment.

Charlie Springer and his lovely wife Barbara
The style and fashion show was great as well, with several coaches, coaches wives and the incomprable Valerie Owens Combs, displaying some great outfits to the delight of the crowd.

Mickey Clark entertained attendees!
Thanks to all who stopped by the CARDINAL COUPLE table and purchased bracelets for the St. Martha Girls Volleyball team! We raised $110.00 for their worthy cause. Also, thanks for registering for the commemorative 1980 UofL Men's Basketball National Championship plaque and talking sports with us! We hope you enjoyed talking Cardinal Sports with Jeff McAdams, Donny Yaste, Sonja and Paulie and encourage you to make CARDINAL COUPLE a part of your daily Internet routine.

The winning ticket number: 702211
Winner was: Al Parrish

Thanks to Bill and Barbara Hancock, Chuck Horell, Debbie Zipperle and all the Central Cardinal Club members who made our participation an absolute joy and delight!


  1. Thanks for the link on Sydney. Would be great to have her as a Card!

    --Joe Hill--

  2. Had a wonderful time at the Central Cardinal Club event yesterday afternoon and enjoyed speaking with you, Paul.

    Thanks for a great website!


  3. Hate to burst your bubble Jenny but Brackemyre WILL end up as a Wolverine. Nice try Louisville but Kim Barnes Arico fosters a nurturing and caring atomsphere here at Michigan.

    Michigan Blue

    1. I am a HUGE fan of Kim Barnes-Arico! I am disappointed that I will not get to see her regularly in the Big East. She will do great things with and for Michigan women's basketball. I wish her and the program much success, except when we are head to head! Potentially there is still a long recruiting road ahead with Ms. Brackemyre, I am making no predictions, we will see how this plays out.
      In the meantime, I look forward to watching KBA and Michigan this year. Best wishes for a great season.

  4. Still haven't figured out why Louisville WBB is playing on Halloween and New Year's Eve? Two games I'll miss.

    1. I for one will enjoy skipping the candy-giving role this year. And a 6PM game on New Years Eve will be a GREAT way for me to celebrate my birthday and still give plenty of time for midnight festivities. Nobody complained when UL-UK men played on December 31.

    2. Got my tickets yesterday and, in sorting them into my chronologically sorted stack o' season tickets, I'm ok with Halloween and NYE games, I'm more concerned that the first two (ticketed) WBB games perfectly conflict with Volleyball matches...which certainly answers part of why Volleyball is playing so many late season matches at Cardinal Arena.

      Ah well, I'll catch them for the unticketed exhibition game and then pick them up with the 3rd game, I guess...volleyball comes first, for me.

  5. I meant it when I said tickets would be showing up any day. Got mine in the mail today!


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