Jared gave you the rundown on this weekend's events with a little preview in yesterday's edition of Cardinal Couple. The Field Hockey Cardinals look to start a new winning streak when they visit #12 Boston College this afternoon. The Volleyball Cards are on the road looking for a couple ACC wins to improve on their championship campaign. Women's Soccer Cards has lost 3 of the last 4 matches by a score of 9-3.
FIELD HOCKEY - 1PM
VOLLEYBALL - 6PM
In other 'news'.... the NCAA pretending to do something...
The Division I Women's Basketball Committee and the Division I Women's Basketball Oversight Committee on Thursday voted unanimously on a proposal that would expand the Division I Women's Basketball Championship field from 64 to 68 teams, effective immediately.
The proposal will now advance for consideration by governance committees. A final determination is expected by mid-November.
Since 2015, the format for the women's basketball tournament has provided the top 16 overall seeded teams with the opportunity to host the first- and second-round games at their home venues.
Starting with the 2023 tournament, the opening round would be hosted at one predetermined neutral site.
We will delve more into this topic on Saturdays recording as well as the results of these games, but I will touch on the March Madness news as our group chat did pick up some steam on it..
It doesn't make sense why the same tournament format would be used in both championships but it does... and that's money. And maybe sprinkle in a little disbelief in there too, y'know? It seems like the NCAA is patting itself on the back for doing something that should've happened as the men's did in 2011. The 2022 March Madness tournament will be 40 years old (only 39th champion will be crowned *no 2020 champ*) and TitleIX is a 50 year old law. You do the math!
I know the gang has some colorful opinions on the sporting news this weekend so make sure to tune in for Saturday's edition of Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast. In case you missed it -- maybe you were out collecting Himalayan salt or wrecked your tricycle into the Louisville Football defense (and gained 12 yards) -- here's a link to last week's show. (And, it's freeeeee!)
Enjoy the weekend and don't forget the sunscreen!