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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday Cardinal Couple - Certified Gall Bladder Free


( We are most happy to have Worldwide Jeff McAdams back on the site after taking a week off to drink Grape Slushies and flirt with post-op nurses. The gall of him!! Seriously, operations always carry a risk..he has made it through his with flying colors and he'll be playing the violin again very soon. Or fiddle. Depends on which school he's covering. Welcome back, amigo!)


Worldwide Returns

After spending some time on the injured reserved, having missed the Saturday Cardinal Couple Radio Show, I am recuperating and getting back into the swing of things.  I do want to thank everyone for their thoughts for my well-being.  I had my gall bladder removed as it was described as being "slushy".  Gall bladder removal, according to my surgeon, is the most common surgery in the US and is essentially a drive-thru surgery.  Approximately 30 minutes and I was on my way to recovery.

Speaking of recovery...I had been making the joke that my gall bladder was "slushy" and I hoped it was grape.  I dropped this joke during pre-op and the nurses enjoyed it.  One enjoyed it enough that she made sure that when I woke up in recovery...I had a grape slushy waiting for me.

BEST. NURSES. EVER.  Also, the best grape slushy I've ever had.

I have had a great care, between Baptist Healthcare and my parents who hosted me for a couple of days of recovery, and am well on my way back to full strength.

Thank you all.

Field Hockey Schedule

We're working on getting Coach J
Paulie posted some comments from Field Hockey Head Coach Justine Sowry about this season's
match up with Duke.  I thought we might take a minute to look through the whole schedule for Field Hockey for the coming year.  Soccer has also posted their schedule and perhaps we'll take a look at it another week.  We're still waiting for those Volleyball slackers to release theirs.

After going undefeated at home, 8-0, last season, the Cardinals will look to repeat the feat at Trager Stadium this year with nine home games.  They will be challenged, however, with visits from four teams that ended the year in the Top 20, with New Hampshire, and conference foes Duke, North Carolina, Boston College.  Other visitors include Saint Louis, Ohio State, Michigan, California, and UC Davis.

The Cards start out with a road trip, for an exhibition match at Iowa on August 23rd, but get the formal season underway at home at Trager Stadium with Saint Louis and New Hampshire.  New Hampshire finished the season ranked 16th, behind the 15th position that Louisville occupied.  Iowa capped off the past season in 19th.

On the road, Louisville heads up to Chicagoland to play in a tournament in Evanston, IL with Dartmouth and Northwestern with Northwestern carrying over a 17th rank.

Lynchburg Lemonade should NOT be served
to canines or pre-teens.
The next week starts conference play with part of a tour of Virginia with a match in Charlottesville vs Virginia and their end-of-season 7th ranking, and then a jaunt over to Williamsburg, for a non-conference bout with William and Mary.

Coming back home, it doesn't get any easier with #3 North Carolina making their first conference visit to The Ville.  Ohio State follows up with a Tuesday visit to Trager on Sept. 23rd.

Back on the conference tour, Sowry will be taking her squad to Winston-Salem NC, to take on #13 Wake Forest.  While they're in the area, a visit to Liberty in Lynchburg, VA where I hear the lemonade is great.  What's that?  Wrong Lynchburg?  Well, shucks.

#5 Duke pays the visit that we've already had a bit of preview for on Oct. 3rd, with Michigan driving south for a Sunday afternoon meetup.  The game vs Duke should be one of the highlights of the year at Trager, don't miss it!

October 11th sees UofL make the trip up to Syracuse NY, to take on #2 Syracuse, and hope to get the game in before it gets too cold up there.

Returning home, #11 Boston College will pahk the cah on Floyd street for a Friday afternoon contest.  California visits the next day on the 18th

The Ohio Bobcats will hopefully be gracious hosts on Tuesday the 21st in Athens, OH, but Louisville
won't be able to stay long as they have to get back home to welcome in another California school, this time UC Davis, to Trager Stadium for Senior night on October 24th, 6pm.

A couple of trips northward finish off the season.  A quick road-trip up to Bloomington to visit the Hoosiers, and then finish off the regular season with a trip to East Lansing and #20 Michigan State to start the month of November.

The ACC tournament will be in Durham, NC November 5th-9th.


Leticia Romero’s quest to gain a conditional release from her basketball scholarship at Kansas State generated national headlines.

On Monday, Romero found a new lease on her career.

The multi-talented guard signed with Florida State and will be eligible to compete in the 2015-16 season.

(Oh, least we'll get to see how she does against the Cards.)



  1. That Romero chose FSU isn't really that big a surprise. When she was being recruited it came down to KSU and FSU.

  2. Hey Jeff! I'm glad to hear all went well with the gall bladder removal! I'm a Pina Colada slushie fan and enjoy a little extra 'addition' in mine. To your health!

    the real Joe Hill


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