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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Basketball News -- Diving News -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

 WBB News

We're still in the COVID-19 gap where Louisville women's basketball has not been active.  Although names of players, coaches, and staff who tested positive were not released for privacy and HIPAA purposes it appears the Cards have been able to address and isolate those cases without any new cases.

That being said, as of right now we can prepare to see the Cards in action this Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center against Miami.  Tipoff is set for 1:00 p.m. Given that nothing changes between now and then keep an eye out for that preview in a couple days.

More basketball news coming and this one isn't so positive. Nyah Green has entered her name into the transfer portal.

Green is a redshirt freshman this year and came into the program as a McDonald's All-American. Green saw action in all five games this year. She scored a career-high six points against DePaul, but logged a career-low one minute against Duke.

As Coach Walz begins to settle in on his starting lineup and in-game lineup, we can maybe assume that certain players will start logging more minutes while others will be less fortunate. Louisville, however, looked very good against #24 DePaul and playing time was plentiful for the Cards WBB student-athletes. DePaul knocked off #9 UK yesterday

Green did have a legion of players in front of her on the roster and depth chart so it is not too surprising to see her seek opportunities elsewhere. She will be eligible to transfer and play immediately due to a decision made by the NCAA yesterday, allowing any student-athlete to have immediate eligibility upon transferring.


Not much has changed in the standings with ACC women's basketball. Georgia Tech is 2-0 in conference play giving them the top spot. Louisville and NC State both sit at 1-0 in the ACC, although the Cards are 5-0 while the Wolfpack have played an extra game at 6-0. Other undefeated teams (in conference play only) at 1-0 are Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Florida State.  Miami sits a bit further down at 4-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play. Pittsburgh and Clemson also have  1-1 ACC game records. Five ACC squads are still looking for their first conference win -- North Carolina, Notre Dame, Boston College, Duke and Virginia. 

Diving News

Ever heard of a virtual swimming and diving meet? Well, COVID-19 has allowed the world to come up with some creative concepts and alternatives including this.

There was an international meet that the Louisville Diving team was a part of. Each team filmed themselves from their home pool (Ralph Wright Natatorium for Louisville) and the tapes were submitted to a judging panel. Louisville was the only team from the United States of America.

Abby Andrews and Kayla Wilson in the women's three meter. They finished 10th and 11th, respectively. The women's platform included Else Praasterink and Abbie Erickson. Erickson was one spot from the podium and fourth with Praasterink right behind at fifth.


For me, it is a Friday as I will enjoy the true Friday this week with a day off from work. I would love to wish you a Happy Friday, but since it is still just Thursday I will say Happy Thursday and Go Cards!



  1. Arthur, what a great comment!

    I also wish Nyah well and hope she finds a spot where she can get more playing time. I'm really glad for the rules change this year....she can play immediately at her new school.

  2. It is always hard to come to the realization that someone is better than you. Walz gets good players some leave and go on to be good players elsewhere. Some wait and see. It happened to me in high school I chose to wait and see. I'll lament not seeing what she might have done here but I just wish her well. Players wanna play.

    Curtis "be kind" Franklin

  3. I wish Nyah the best keep on working hard and you will be successful.Once a card always a card.GoCards!������


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