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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Evans Player of the Week -- Fall Sports Rarity -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Evans Named ACC Player of the Week

Dana Evans has been named College Sports Madness ACC Player of the Week.  The junior guard played a key role in Louisville's win over Kentucky.

Evans posted a double-double that featured team-highs in points with 18 and assists with 10.  She shot 7-14 from the field and went a perfect 3-3 from the free throw line.  Evans added three rebounds while limiting herself to three turnovers in 38 minutes played.

Jeff Walz mentioned during the postgame interview that Evans is starting to appear more like a point guard by controlling the floor on offense and finding the open players for assists.  The Cards had 18 assists on 29 made shots.

Evans and Louisville look to push their record to 11-1 tomorrow night at UT Martin.

Kylee Closing In

Guess who is closing in on the All Time Blocked Shots record for Louisville WBB. No other that Kylee Shook. The current record is held by Angel McCoughtry, with 162 total in her time at Louisville. With five blocks against Kentucky, Kylee now stands at 161 in her time as a student-athlete. 

She's already the holder of the most blocked shots in a game with eight recorded against Tennessee State on 12-2-18. She's third and fourth in most blocked shots/season with 52 in 2018-19 and 51 in 2017-18. So far this season, in 11 games, she has 24. 

Kylee is on pace to be the only WBB Cardinal to lead the team in blocks for four years in a row.

I guess you could say that whenever Kylee is on the court, a block party is about to break out.

Louisville Fall Sports Pull Off Rare Feat

Having a team make the postseason is a sign of a good program.  Having five fall sports teams make the postseason is a rare sight and a sign of a great athletics program.

Louisville is one of two schools nationally to have field hockey, football, men's soccer, women's soccer, and volleyball compete in their respective postseasons.

Field Hockey was named the 4-seed in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Volleyball went into the tournament unseeded but enjoyed a Cinderella story run to the quarterfinals that featured upsets over 15-seed WKU and 2-seed Texas.

Women's Soccer opened tournament play with a win to advance to the second round of play for just the second time in program history.

Men's Soccer enjoyed a trip to the third round of tournament that included an upset over South Florida.

Football is set to play in the Music City Bowl against Mississippi State on Dec. 30.

Field hockey, women's soccer, and men's soccer all saw an ACC team claim the title or finish runner-
up.  Football has an ACC team represented in the College Football Playoff.  There are no ACC teams remaining in the semifinals of volleyball.  The Cards were the last ACC team remaining in the tournament.

Also, on a side note here are some teams of early season or preseason interest:

Women's basketball ranked 6th
Men's Basketball ranked 3rd
Baseball ranked preseason #1
Women's swimming and diving ranked 12th
Men's swimming and diving ranked 9th

The softball preseason rankings have not been released but I suspect the Cards will be in the Top 25 before they ever play a game at home next season.

Where's Waldo? 

Today's Where's Waldo is Where's Jared
Thank you to Paulie for switching days with me this week.  I am headed to Chicago this morning and will return home extremely late tomorrow night.

The music ensemble I am in received the honor of being one of the select few to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference that will see enough people to fill up the KFC Yum! Center over the next few days.  To be selected to perform here is the highest honor a music ensemble can receive.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: We always suspected Jared was full of hot air. This confirms it. )

Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!



  1. Wow. Congratulations Jared ! I blew up the picture but still couldn't find you. Play well in Chi-Town, man.

    Kylee is a force inside and now, finally, outside this year. Some other great blockers I remember are Yuliya Tokova, Sheronne Vails and Sara Hammond but to accomplish what Kylee has is pretty amazing.

    Curtis "Known for getting blocked in freshman hoops" Franklin

  2. You break ANY record held by Angel, you've accomplished a lot.
    I can see this happening tomorrow night!
    Kudos Kylee😁

    1. Easily. I'd love to see Angel come to the Dec 29 home game against Clemson and hand her the plaque.


    2. I’ll agree that would be nice but the opponent on the 29th is Syracuse for what it is worth.

    3. Eegads! A Paulie error? Just another example of journalism without responsible fact-checking. I suggest you close the site down. I remember the old days when one would send a e-mail to the author pointing out the error instead of calling them in public.

      Nick O


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