Cards Prepare for Virginia
Virginia comes into the KFC Yum! Center carrying a 7-11 record with a 2-5 conference record. On the other side, the Cardinals are 18-1 and sit at 7-0 atop the ACC.
The Cavaliers, or unofficially but more commonly called Wahoos, have had a tough schedule that features an 0-5 mark against ranked opponents. A major factor behind that is their league worst 59.1 points per game. They are almost no threat from three-point range, averaging just over four per game.
Keep an eye on Jocelyn Willoughby. The senior leads the ACC with 19.6 points per game. Willoughby has made 98 free throws and 37 minutes per game are also top in the conference.
Coaches across the league, including Jeff Walz, seem to think she's a "guaranteed next level" player once here collegiate done are done.
Outside of Willoughby, the Wahoos struggle to find players who can score. Dominique Toussaint, another senior, is averaging 10.1 points per game.
They did earn a pair of wins in conference play this year. Virginia took down Duke at home in a 66-63 nail biter and defeated Boston College on the road in a 69-52 dominating performance
If you're not in attendance at the game it looks like this one is on ACC Network Extra as of right now but hopefully a local channel will pick it up. You can always tune into 790 AM on the radio to listen to the ever wonderful duo in Nick Curran and Adrienne Johnson.
It is 90's night tonight in the KFC YUM! Center.
No doubt we'll hear a lot of Green Day, Alice In Chains, LL Cool J and Beastie Boys on the soundboard. I wonder if Al Greener and the pep band will attempt any Metallica?
Spring Sports Media Day: Part I
The Spring Sports are rapidly upon us, and, in a few cases, already started.
This year, the Spring Sports Media Days have been divided into two different days. Today, the media will here from Swimming and Diving, Women's Golf, Women's Tennis and Track and Field. Next Thursday, Men's Tennis, Softball, Lacrosse, Men's Golf and Rowing will greet the press.
We'll attend and have all the comments for you here in audio form later today in our Thursday article, Be sure to check back to hear the words from the student-athletes and coaches Arthur Albiero, Whitney Wade Young, Mark Beckham and Dale Cowper. Lunch is at 11:30 and the squads start at noon.
THE INTERVIEW LINKS:
WOMEN'S GOLF WITH COACH WHITNEY WADE YOUNG AND LAUREN HARTLAGE
TRACK AND FIELD WITH HEAD COACH DALE COWPER AND STUDENT ATHLETES GABRIELA LEON AND CHRISTIAN BUCKLEY
WOMEN'S TENNIS WITH HEAD COACH MARK BECKHAM AND STUDENT ATHLETE RHEA VERMA
SWIMMING AND DIVING WITH HEAD COACH ARTHUR ALBIERO AND STUDENT ATHLETES NICK ALBIERO AND GRACE OGLESBY
Speaking of food earlier (we got pizza for lunch at the Spring Sports Media Day) Jared has revived an old feature we used to run here at the site:
Bring Back the Burger!
One thing I will try to do is focus on either local places or places that have few stores, so no McDonald's, Wendy's, Steak N Shake, etc.
For our first feature I'll focus on a place I regularly go for lunch- Kern's Korner. The locally owned restaurant on Bardstown Rd near the intersection of Taylorsville Rd is no longer owned by the Kern family, but you can often see them working there. You'll also run into a lot of Cardinal fans there.
Their burger is praised as one of the best in town and goes well with a side of chips. If you visit let them know that Jared from the bank sent you. If they don't throw you out on your ear, enjoy the meal !!
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!