Pleading his "Case"
I'm back! As Jeff mentioned, I was out yesterday doing something "interesting." That interesting thing was staring at pavement and dashed lines for five hours through fits and starts of rain as I drove back from a Friday night wedding in Memphis. The biggest lesson I took from my drive there and back is that when I need to travel to Memphis for work on a couple of projects I have coming up, I'll be going by plane.
Volleyball Hosts UNC
After taking care of another team from the Tarheel State in a sweep Friday, Louisville will host the Heels themselves today in the L&N Federal Credit Union Arena. It will be the first of two matches in short order for the two teams, as they'll meet in Chapel Hill next week. Louisville has a big match against Georgia Tech on Friday before that, but UNC will get the Cards in back-to-back games.
UNC will get Louisville back-to-back before closing out their season with FSU, Duke, and Virginia. Louisville, on the other hand, has rematches with GT, Pitt, and Notre Dame to go along with the UNC matches. The Cards will need to remain focused to avoid any hiccups against a surging Carolina. The two teams have split their all-time meetings 8-8, going back to 1984. Louisville won that first matchup in Baton Rouge before winning just one set over the next three matches. After two wins in the 90s moved the series back to 3-3, the two teams last met before Louisville joined the ACC in 2000. It was another UNC sweep. Once the two teams occupied the same conference, things didn't get much better. The Cards dropped the first four conference matchups between the two teams, extending their losing streak in the series to five.
Louisville has taken care of business over their last three, as well, matching UNC's current winning streak. The Cards have bounced back after the 5-set loss to Pitt and have won nine straight sets in the past two weeks. Given UNC's season and the history between the two teams, a sweep today seems tough, but Louisville will continue working Anna DeBeer back into the lineup after her return on Friday. This one will be available to watch on ACC Network Extra when it gets underway on campus at 1PM.
Field Hockey Selection Show
Basketball Season Tips Off
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast
It was a throwback episode yesterday, with just Jeff and Paulie holding down the fort. If you missed the show live, you can always check out a replay on the YouTube channel or subscribe to the podcast in your player of choice. Yesterday's episode can be found on YouTube here or you can go to the podcast's Anchor page to listen to the episode in your browser or add it to your favorite podcast app.
Until next time, Go Cards!