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Friday, February 3, 2023



Good morning readers!  Glad you took some time out of your day to check in with Cardinal Couple.   We appreciate your viewership and comments and continued support each day.  

The Groundhog saw its shadow so 6 more weeks of winter.  The temperatures have been pretty chill in the Ville but we should see some sunny skies over the weekend.   Women's Tennis and Basketball both host events at home on Sunday.  

Walz presser

Coach Walz had his press conference on Thursday and Paulie was able to hop on the call to ask Coach some questions about the squad.  

Status of Morgan Jones? She sprained ankle at the end of the game Sunday.  Took some limited reps today should be 100% by Sunday at noon.

Regarding the starting lineup:  Trying to switch things up.   Says the team is at a point now where they're willing to do whatever it takes to win games.  Will probably go with the same starting lineup from the Syracuse game. 

Looking ahead to UNC - North Carolina is talented top to bottom - they are defending well. The Cards have to limit multiple bad possessions in a row.  Have spurts of 6-7 possessions that result in turnovers and you go from up 12 to down 4.  They did the same thing in the 3Q vs Wake Forest.  UNC is on an 8 game winning streak. 

Final month of regular season - The Cards know that they have to come prepared every single night.  

Bye week - Coach thinks this break couldn't have come at a better time. Team was home by 5:30 on Sunday.  Took Monday off, Tuesday did some shooting, took Wednesday off and had a light Thursday.  Taking Friday & Saturday to ramp up before Sundays match up.

You can see and hear the preser at the link below: 

Around the ACC

Georgia Tech pulled out a win over the NC State Wolfpack while the rest of the league was chalk. 

Plumb Named ACC Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year

from - The University of Louisville's Aimee Plumb was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year as announced by the league today.

The junior forward from Canterbury, Kent, England picked up her second-straight NFHCA All-America honor after leading Louisville in scoring with a career-best eight goals, seven assists and 23 points. Five of her eight goals stood as game winners, ranking third in the ACC in that category. Plumb is also a two-time NFHCA All-West Region and All-ACC selection. Plumb becomes the second straight Louisville student-athlete to earn the conference honor following Alli Bitting in 2021.

A three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection, Plumb has maintained a 4.0 career grade point average while majoring in Psychology and with minors in Art and Spanish. She is a five-time Dean's Scholar at Louisville, a two-time NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad Member and earned a place on the ACC Academic Honor Roll each of her first two seasons.

As Always 
Go Cards!


  1. It used to be, we'll just play Louisville basketball and put the pressure on the opponent to stop us. I'd love you see get back in to that.
    Nick O

  2. Tough game ahead very talented North Carolina team I like kas at the one Distributing the ball ,like coach said kas has to take that mid range jump shot. Go Cards . This is the ACC I love this game.
    I watch a lot of NCAA WBB Imho I think the ACC from top to bottom a strong conference.
    A team like Pittsburgh would give a lot of NCAA D-1 teams problems.

  3. We need a win against a top 25 team. Thing is, we CAN. Just gotta NOT shoot ourselves in our own foot.

  4. David Watson2/04/2023 8:10 AM

    So ,let me get this straight. Duke WBB claims they were using a men's ball vs. FSU the other night.

    Duke head coach Kara Lawson that a men's basketball was used during Sunday's women's contest between Duke and Florida State.

    Lawson alleged in a postgame press conference that a men's basketball was used in the first half of the Seminoles (No. 24) and Blue Devils (No. 16) top-25 matchup at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on Sunday. The game had major ramifications for ACC standings and potential NCAA Tournament seedings.

    Hey, that excuse has been around for years. Maybe the rims were six inches off...Maybe the air pressure was slightly deflated. Jeff Walz, you now have your answer on what happened against NC State and Wake Forest.

    Dear coaches, EACH TEAM used the ball. All's fair, and all that rot.

    There's a simple way around this. You measure the ball at the start of each half. Einstein, right?

    David Watson


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