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Friday, June 24, 2022



Good Friday morning Louisville fans! 

I hope you are staying cool as we approach the dog days of summer.  Speaking of dog days, I actually suddenly became a fur mom this past weekend to the sweetest baby kitten whom we named Lou-Kitty.  We confirmed before agreeing to adopt her that she is in fact a fan of the Cardinal Birds (a must)!  We are very proud furr-parents.  She is currently chasing my fingers and helping me write today's post.  I give it 5 minutes before shes napping on my chest as I struggle to see the keyboard over her. I really do love the kitten phase!!!! 

The Bats are in town this week but with Paul on vacation and Jared already helping someone else, cut me some slack if there's spelling errors, it's late and I've got a 6 week old kitten with 20 fingers and toes stepping all over the keyboard!  Shameless plug, if you're wanting to get out to the ballpark this weekend, Fridays promotion is Mashers Night while Saturday is Star Wars Night!  Second and third to Dog Day at the Park, these are two of the best promotions of the season. 


Shoutout to Case for the reminder! It would be a shame if we at Cardinal Couple did not recognize the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

If you aren't exactly sure what it is...

Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Photo: Jared Anderson

While we still have a long way to go, we have also come a long way in 50 years. There's a good article on NPR that covered the groundbreaking women who lead the charge.  There are hundreds of women who have paved the way for people like myself to have the opportunity to play now and lead the next generation.  And as mentioned in the article, it wasn't always an easy path.  Many had to suffer in order for the next generations to excel.  The link is below 👇🏻 

You all might recall the atrocity that was the 2021 NCAA tournament weight room disparities... yes, that was only a year ago!  If you don't remember the details, the women showed up to the tournament to discover a 30lb max dumbbell tower and a couple yoga mats in comparison to the men's fully equipped gym area. 

This was a violation of this law.   Someone severely dropped the ball for this group of exceptional athletes... most of whom are likely bench pressing atleast 60lbs!  They are D1 athletes, basketball players at that.     

So there are still many hills that need to be climbed in this journey, women are pushing the limits every day.  It's sites like this one you're currently reading that help women like me feel comfortable in the field.  I am so very appreciative and impressed by the men of Cardinal Couple who put so much energy into UofL Women's Athletics.   And the readers who come here to get the scoop.   You ALL make the world a better place, know that! 

Photo: Jared Anderson

Cardinal Couple Podcast - Not confirmed who will be on for the recording this weekend but make sure you tune in!  If you can't catch it live,  Jeff will have the recording available on Sunday's post. 

As Always, 
Go Cards! 


1 comment:

  1. You got that right. Title IX has a very long way to go, but at least this site promotes, covers and specializes on women's sports and bless y'all for doing that.


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