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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Special ceremony makes Sunday a "don't miss" event


-Jenny previews the FSU visit to WBB

-Swimming splashing it up

The basketball squad is one of two women’s teams competing today.  Walz and Co. welcome to the KFC YUM Center future ACC opponent Florida State University Seminoles. 

Today at 2:00 p.m. the Cardinals will tip against FSU.  Prior to the game, however, will be a ceremony unveiling the 2013 National Championship Runner-Up banner.  A special video of the now famous tournament run will be shown during the ceremony.  Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 1:40 for the start of the ceremony.  This is part of a Pack the House Challenge and tickets can be purchased for $3 at your local Kroger using one’s Kroger plus card.  Get there early so you do not miss this special event. 

The last time the Cardinals faced the Seminoles was in late November of 2011.  The Cardinals won that game 85-76 with double-digit performances from Shoni Schimmel and Mo Reid, in Tallahassee.   

FSU enters the YUM Center with a 4-0 record with only a 7 person rotation.  Expected to start for the Seminoles are forwards Ivey Slaughter and Nathasha Howard and guards Morgan Jones, Yashira Delgado (point) and Brittany Brown. 

Less Delgado, the starting four are living at the line with all of them visiting the charity stripe over 15 times apiece.    Delgado, Slaughter and Brown all have tallied double digit steals in just 3 games and 4 of the 5 starters are averaging double-digits in the scoring column.  Delgado leads the pack averaging 13 ppg and shooting 64.5%. 

Natasha Howard
Senior point guard Delgado and forward Howard will likely be the focal point of the Cardinal defense.   All American Candidate Howard entered the season with 26 career double-doubles, second in the ACC for active players.  Delgado is not only a facilitator but,  a huge scoring threat as well. 

The Seminoles are returning only 3 players from last years team, adding 8 new players.  Two of the newcomers are sitting out due to transfer rules and another will not become eligible to play until January.    Freshman center Kai James is the height of the bunch stepping in at 6-5.    This is a rebuilding year for the Seminoles.  While they only have 7 players, they are a talented bunch. 

I do expect the Cardinals to get the victory here.  Shutting down Howard and Delgado will go a long way in making this happen.  Taking care of the ball will be paramount with 4 known threats attempting to pilfer the ball.  Finally, continuing to refine the defense and playing more with their feet, than their hands, will keep the Seminoles off the line and will all be keys to ending up in the win column.  

If you don’t have your tickets yet, head out to Kroger and get your reduced ticket and get there early to help celebrate the hanging of a new banner for Cardinals. 
See you at YUM!


Florida State is coming off a 76-68 victory at rival Florida on Nov. 21, which marked FSU head coach Sue Semrau’s 500th game as the leader of the ‘Noles. Florida State drained a season-high eight 3-pointers in the win. The total already ties a season high set twice last season against Virginia and Eastern Kentucky

Swimming team causing some waves in Michigan Open

The swimming team will finish its’s 3rd day of the Michigan Open today.  The team has had strong showings on each of the last two days. 

For full recaps of the successes of the team, you can read here:



FINALLY,  In response to several e-mails we have gotten about Saturday's radio show being the same as last week's...yes, it was.  We ran into scheduling difficulties in doing it live yesterday and also when we attempted to pre-record it a few days ago.  

So, we're sorry that it wasn't fresh and current.  How about some Randy Newman instead?



  1. Post Florida State game comment. Jude gets stronger every game. In a clutch situation she keps coming through for us. When asked at a critical point she played 2 minutes of one on one defense against FSU point guard that we needed. She is quick, quick, quick.

  2. Correction to comment - should have said in a new paragraph that
    Monny, when asked at a critical point...


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