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Friday, August 5, 2022

Fall Sports Almost Here -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Gainin' On Ya

Happy Friday, Cards fans! I'm not Daryl- she took over Tuesday this week- and I don't think there's a way to match her energy and creativity. However, my excitement builds as we enter our final weekend before fall sports begin. Yes, you read that right- ONE WEEK!

Louisville women's soccer hosts Cincinnati in an exhibition next Friday night at Dr Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. Okay, so it isn't officially regular season, but just having some type of action is enough to get the early season jitters going.

Obviously, I'm most excited for any and every opportunity I get to take pictures at the various fall sports. With the retirement of Kenny Klein and the announcement of Nick Evans transitioning to the academics side of campus, a couple key connections with our SIDs have gone and left the rest of their crew scrambling to get everything in order for the 2022-2023 season.

Thankfully, we still have other connections to UofL women's sports like Lori Korte Harmon and Nancy Worley, both whom we believe will be able to assist us in getting back to various events. Paulie is scheduled to meet new WBB, WSOC and LAX SID Nick Paras early next week. There's also talk of a Fall Sports Media Day. 

There's plenty of indirect gameplay intricacies that I'm excited for too. Field hockey has a new turf. I saw the early stages of it this summer, but have been eagerly waiting to step foot on the turf to check it out. 

Before my media days, I was in the soccer supporters section where I met my good friends Jeremy and Toni Wilkerson and Jeremy's mom Kathy. Being loyal supporters of both Louisville women's and men's soccer, I'll have plenty of opportunities to see them again this fall.

Believe it or not, us "workers" here at Cardinal Couple don't actually see each other that often. UofL games is the main way we cross paths in person so I'm certainly excited to run into Paulie, Jeff, Case, Daryl, and Sonya in the coming months.

I don't interact with the coaches or players much in the offseason as Paulie does, so it'll be refreshing to see and catch up with many of them as the fall sports begin. Both Justine Sowry and Karen Ferguson-Dayes can be quite spirited in the early season as things get rolling and are more than happy to provide plenty of insight in postgame interviews.

At this point in my life, UofL sports has become an integral part of my life. As much as the summertime offseason can provide a break, I feel most whole and complete when sports are in action. I find a sense of renewed vigor around this time each year.

Hopefully your excitement for the 2022-2023 season is growing as rapidly as ours is here at Cardinal Couple. We are ready to bring you another great year of strong and accurate coverage and reporting of Louisville women's athletics, still the only site of its kind! Don't forget to tell all your friends!

Happy Friday and Go Cards!

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to fall sports and your coverage here. Thanks Jared and the rest of the Cardinal Couple crew for the work you do here.

    Blue Lou


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