Sundays are "Cards in the Pros" days it seems in the summer. Today is no different. The big crazy news stories like changes to NIL rules always happen during the week, but summer weekends means Pro play and we want to keep you up to date with what our former Cards are doing.
We start with the WNBA. The New York Liberty put it to the Atlanta Dream yesterday. A close first half, but the Liberty drew out to a good lead in the second. 101-78 was the final. You might think the team was bolstered by the attendance of Asia Durr, who was in the stands for this one. Durr is out for the second consecutive season dealing with the lingering effects of Covid. After the win, pretty much the whole Liberty squad came over to embrace Durr and catch up, showing how much they miss her presence on the squad.
Kylee Shook continues in the starting lineup with the Liberty. She played about 27 and a half minutes yesterday, got six field goals, and did a great job cleaning the boards on the defensive side, getting 11. Also chalk her up for a blocked shot and an assist.
Jazmine Jones makes the most of her bench time, entertaining the WNBA crowds and the camera crews, but she is also getting some decent playing time as well. We all know some of Jaz's contributions don't show up on the stat sheet, but she put some numbers in a few columns yesterday. In almost 18 minutes of playes, she did get a field goal, a free throw, a couple of rebounds and a couple of assists.
The Dream will be looking for revenge when these teams meet again Tuesday again in Hotlanta at 7pm. You can catch this one streaming on ESPN3.
Dana Evans is in Connecticut with the Chicago Sky team. They'll be playing the Suns at 2pm today. No easy viewing options for this one, unfortunately.
The hometown Racing Louisville FC club were on the road yesterday, playing the Chicago Red Stars. Chicago may be The Windy City, but it was rain that delayed the start of the game yesterday.
Emina Ekic played 26 minutes in this one, but it was after all the scoring was finished for the game. Racing won this one by a convincing 3-0 score. Ebony Salmon justifying her late arrival to the squad got it started in the 38th minute. Yuki Nagasato got her first goal in lavender in the 56th, and Savannah McCaskill finished the trio of goals in the 62nd.
By the way, if you're a fan of Jazmine Jones in part because of her antics on and off the court, you should check out Yuki Nagasato. She's got all the spirit and playfulness of Jones and has contributed tremendously to the success of this Racing team.
Gaby Vincent is the other Card in the Pros with the NWSL, playing for Kansas City. The stats are incomplete for this game, and I didn't get to watch it live, but Gaby did see the field. We don't have info on how long she played as the minutes played column of the stat sheet is blank. Vincent did get a shot, but it wasn't on-frame.
Kansas City will play again on Friday at 7pm, and Racing Louisville FC will take the field Saturday at 7:30pm. Both will be streamed on Paramount+.
CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR PODCAST
Speaking of professionals. The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast is definitely not. Jared, Paulie, and I were on the call this week. Daryl and Case missed out on a fun mascot quiz, but the recent developments in Name, Image, and Likeness rules, regulations, and yes... even court cases, dominated most of the discussion in this one.
Check it out below.