A Weekend Packed Full of Events
After having nothing for the entirety of Wednesday or Thursday we finally have sports again. Let's dive right in and see what's happening.
--Friday, September 14--
Men's Tennis splits up into two locations with part of the team headed up to Cincinnati for the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational. The event is actually north of Cincinnati, located in Mason, not far from King's Island. Their other half will be in Nashville for the Vanderbilt Commodore Scramble. Both events are scheduled for all day.
Men's Soccer travels up Northeast to Red Sox country for a premiere ACC match-up against Boston College. #7 Louisville is coming off a 3-0 victory against #2 Duke and hopes to improve to 2-0-0 in the ACC with a victory against the Eagles. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Another sport also plays Boston College today. Field Hockey is at home at Trager Stadium against the Eagles #8 Louisville and #9 Boston College will battle it out to see who will get their second conference win. UofL took the win on the road 4-1 last year. This game is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.
Volleyball looks to get revenge from a 3-0 loss at Kentucky last year when they host the Wildcats at Cardinal Arena at 7:00 p.m. #20 Kentucky has had a rough start to the year at 4-4 but has played a few top teams just like Louisville. The Cards sit at 6-3 and hope to improve that record in a sold out venue that is set to be a Red Out.
--Saturday, September 15--
Men's golf continues hosting the Cardinal Classic in the second day of the event.
Both halves of men's tennis will continue play at Cincinnati and Nashville.
Cross Country begins their season on the road in Nashville. They'll kick off the Commodore Classic at 9:00 a.m., run over to cheer on tennis on their route around town and hope to start off the season with a win.
Volleyball hosts their second match in less than 24 hours, facing Chattanooga at 3:00 p.m. Maybe I can convince Paulie to join me for the first half before heading down Floyd Street to catch Card March. It might be difficult to mentally hype yourself up for a quick turnaround, especially after the excitement of playing a rival the night before.
Football might have a normal game after last week's monsoon. They'll host Western Kentucky in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. A 31-7 victory last week may have been skewed in favor of Indiana State because of the rain so this game should define the season a little bit more.
--Sunday, September 16--
Men's golf wraps up play in the Cardinal Classic.
Field Hockey returns to action with another ranked opponent visiting Louisville. #11 Northwestern will visit town. They won both match-ups against the Cards last year including a 2-1 overtime victory against the Cards in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. UofL will look for revenge starting at noon.
Softball begins their fall schedule with a double-header at Eastern Kentucky starting at 1:00 p.m. This will be the first in-game action we will see Coach Holly Aprile have with the Cards.
Was your calendar big enough for all of that? At least this coming Monday will be an empty schedule, giving all of us time to catch our breath.
What Day Is It?
How should you celebrate?
You could color something. Grab your favorite medium of expression and bring some brightness to the world! Paulie tells of a tradition that he took part in each coloring day at a place he worked where they sat out pages from a coloring book, a bunch of crayons and employees got an extended break during the day to create their own masterpiece.
Or, color your hair. Maybe put some food coloring in one of your favorite dishes and eat blue macaroni and cheese for lunch. Donate art supplies to a kindergarten or day care. Or wear creative, bright-colored clothing to work or the mall. Be sure and include red in what you do, after all, you are Cardinal fans and we have to represent!
Happy Friday and Go Cards!
- Jared -