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Saturday, April 11, 2015

The dynasty of dance...Sara, Bria and Jude...No radio today...--Saturday CARDINAL COUPLE


As my esteemed (or steamed) colleague Worldwide pointed out to me recently, when dynasties in sports are mentioned...we should always take a look at what the UofL Dance Squad aka "The LadyBirds" have done.

They just won their 13th title in college dance team competition at Daytona Beach. 

Thirteen. That's more than Geno, UK, or Phil Jackson. 

Under the direction of Todd Sharp and Sheryl Knight, the squad is the epitome of title holders. Performing at UofL Athletic events...yes, we all watch spellbound when the LadyBirds take the floor or field. They are involved in a myriad of other activities as well. Visits to hospitals, holiday shopping trips with underprivileged childrens and many other civic and social functions in our community. 

Dazzling in dance, dedicated to community development and distributing high marks in the academic world...they practice as hard and dedicate themselves to the Louisville experience just as fully as a Sara Hammond, Katie George or Kaylin Morissette. 

"L's up" for the Ladybirds and also the UofL All-Girl Cheer Squad...who also took first place in Daytona Beach.

Check the LadyBirds out at the link below:



SARA, BRIA, JUDE GETTING WNBA MENTION is a site that tracks and prognosticates on who will be names called at the WNBA Draft on April 16th in the Mohegan Sun Arena. They update the site almost every day, from what I understand. Thanks to a reader comment the other day, we know now that Sara Hammond, Jude Schimmel and Bria Smith are getting some attention and looks as potential WNBA players. 

Draftsite has Sara Hammond projected as the first pick in the third round and headed to Tulsa. Pick 32 in the third round is Bria Smith by Washington. The last pick (#36) is Jude Schimmel and Phoenix the destination. 

Very impressive for three Cards again this year to be getting mention after three last year were drafted. Asia Taylor was the last pick last year by the Minnesota Lynx and made the team. 

Other projections of interest:

-WKU's Chastity Gooch is #34 and projected to Atlanta.

-Ally Malott (the Dayton Destroyer) is #7 and LA is the guess

-Reshanda Gray and Brittany Boyd, the two Cal players that could never beat the Cards, are in the top 12.

-The top three projections? Jewell Loyd, Amanda Zahui B and Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis.



There will be no CARDINAL COUPLE HOUR broadcast on WCHQ 100.9 FM or on the internet today.

Crescent Hill Radio is broadcasting the Mighty Kindness Festival live from the Waterfront so we got bumped. 

Play us or trade us.

(just kidding...we are happy to be associated with CHR. Paulie and Sonja may even wander down there today and check out the all-day music fest by the Ohio River)



  1. Steamed, yes, I am delightfully wrinkle-free after that shower I just took.

    Looking through the NCA/NDA results for the Dance/Cheer competition. It looks like the full cheer squad came in 3rd. While Small Co-ed are also bringing home a national championship.

    Also, I gotta show out for my Volleyball peeps. 3:30 at Cardinal Arena, spring play against Illinois. The usual cast of characters, with Janelle Jenkins, Maya McClendon, Tess Clark, Maggie Dejong, and Miss Kentucky USA herself - Katie George. This will also be a good chance to see Erin Fairs, who has joined the team this spring from USF - I promise you will be impressed with her. Tomorrow at 3:30 is the last of Volleyball spring play against KY, again at Cardinal Arena.

    Plenty of time to go to Volleyball, maybe grab a bite to eat at Griff's, and then come to Softball vs FSU at 7 at Ulmer.

    FWIW, I plan to head down to the Mighty Kindness Hoot around noon for its kick-off, then Volleyball and Softball.

    Did we mention that all of these events are free?

    All-day activity planning, just another service we provide here at Cardinal Couple.


  2. worldwide holding down the fort while Paulie has been having laptop and leg issues

    1. I got pressed into announcing duty at Volleyball. I think I've found my true calling. OK, no, not really.


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