Teleconference with women's fall sports
I had the chance to "catch up" with head coaches and key players yesterday during the UofL Fall Sports Media Day Teleconference. Yes, teleconference. We're still not back to meeting with them "face to face", enjoying a university-purchased box lunch or gathering in a media room.
Someday soon, oh lord. Someday soon, we hope.
Instead of going into a detailed analysis of each speaker, you're "big boys and girls" (except for Jared) and can assimilate and process the words by yourself. And, yes, that's me....asking the questions in a "tag team" format with one other UofL media impresario,
Here we go:
As a bonus, I tossed in the Louisville men's soccer and the Louisville men's cross country, even though those aren't areas we normally cover or dwell on. Chalk it up under the "if I had to participate, you have to listen" column -- although they are quite interesting.
It all gets started Saturday night, with WSOC hosting Ball State for a exhibition. Case will break that one down, as well as offer his thoughts on 2021 Louisville WSOC in his column and on The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast.
Just a note: we're doing a bit of situational shuffling of the writer lineup over the next coiple of days. Case is in for Jared tomorrow, Jeff is in for Daryl Friday, as we play the "Who's Playing First? That's Right..." game to baffle you, dear reader, even further. I swear, I can't keep up with these crazy kids...
USA BEAT EGYPT
In what should come as no surprise to anyone, the USA U 19 FIBA Women's team (3-0) had no trouble whatsoever with Egypt. (0-3) yesterday in the squads final "in-pool" contest in Hungary. The final was 97-36 -- USA. It probably could have been twice that.
Not to belabor nor rub it in too much, we'll just tell you that the USA was led by Azzi Fudd's 18 points, as head coach Cori Close played all 11 available (still no Jewel Spear).
Payton Verhulst saw almost 18 minutes and produced six points (on 3/7 shooting), five boards, four assists and had two fouls.
USA advances to the "Round of Sixteen" and takes on Chinese Taipei today.
have a wonderful Wednesday!