Roster Listings Updated
Friday was busy, but there's not a whole lot happening on Saturdays, yet, though we're in the final countdown to activities happening that'll get the weekends hopping again.
The various programs, and particularly the fall sports playing programs, are getting active with plenty going on, just none of yet really outward facing. One of those rituals that college sports teams all participate in, is picture day. The first results we see from that are new headshots on updated rosters, and that's all done and dusted for at least the fall sports teams.
You can check out the updated rosters for Field Hockey, https://gocards.com/sports/field-hockey/roster; Women's Soccer, https://gocards.com/sports/womens-soccer/roster; and Volleyball, https://gocards.com/sports/womens-volleyball/roster.
The roster pages are a great way to get to know who the new players on the teams are, both incoming freshman and transfers, and thanks to the new headshots, put a face to that name. It can also be interesting to check out the highlight blurb from last year for your favorite player. Of course, they're also reference material as we start trying to divine what starting lineups we'll see in the teams.
Of course, some of the photos will be used throughout the year in promotional shots, and they could get displayed on scoreboards, banners, posters, and more.
Photo day isn't just about still photos anymore, though. UofL loves video bits to help fans get to see a bit of the personality and tidbits about the lives of the players. These are those fun videos played on scoreboards during breaks in the action. Some of these videos, or snippets from them, have made it to social media, and it looks like they had fun with them.
Let's check in on our Basketball Cards in the pros again.
We've only got eight days left in the WNBA regular season. The Chicago Sky, looking for back to back championships with Dana Evans have a two game lead over the Las Vegas Aces in the standings. at 24-8. The Washington Mystics with Myisha Hines-Allen are in fifth, four games back at 20-13. Atlanta Dream who are unfortunately, again, without the services of AD Durr are in seventh at 14-18. The rookies and their squads are at the bottom of the listings, Kianna Smith who is back with her fourth go around just this season with the Los Angeles Sparks in second to last sporting a 12-20 record, and Emily Engstler's Indiana Fever bringing up the rear at 5-29.
The Fever were in action yesterday in, what you might guess, based on that record, a 95-91 loss against the Dallas Wings. Engster played right at half the game, got a three pointer, unfortunately missed a pair of free throws, but contributed well on the defensive side of the ball with a trio of rebounds, a pair of steals, and a blocked shot.
In today's action, Evans and the Sky start it off at 1pm against the 3rd place Connecticut Sun. Find this one on ABC. Also, Smith and the Sparks visit Hines-Allen and the Mystics at 3pm on ESPN3 or NBC Sports. Another interesting matchup that doesn't have any UofL rooting interests is the Aces visiting 4th place Seattle Storm, also at 3pm, and on ABC following the Sky game.
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast
It was a fearsome foursome pontificating on the podcast yesterday. Case, back off Covid; Jared, with a variety of maladies, and a healthy Paulie and myself all joined in. Daryl was off baby-sitting, and I don't think anyone can fault her for being an awesome aunt.
We covered news from Field Hockey, Softball, and Women's Basketball, and we previewed our first competition of the season, the Women's Soccer exhibition against Cincinnati.
It's always a good time, and you can check it out at your favorite podcast directory, or go directly to the source at https://anchor.fm/cardinal-couple/episodes/Fall-Sports-on-the-Horizon-e1m66m1.