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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Softball Hosts Arizona -- ACC WBB Tournament Tomorrow -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Softball Returns Home to Face Arizona

Louisville returns home to Ulmer Stadium after a rough visit to Tampa last weekend. The Cards host Arizona for a 5:30pm first pitch. The forecast isn't promising so we will play by ear if this game happens or not.

The Wildcats are 17-3-1 on the season. Like the Cards, Arizona is coming off a rough weekend. Arizona went 1-2-1 at the Crimson Classic with both losses coming to a Top 10 Alabama team. They wrapped up the weekend with a 1-1 tie against South Alabama in 11 innings.

Arizona is an offensive-minded team. They hit .352 as a team and have scored 146 runs (6.95 per game). They've tallied 23 home runs among eight different players.

Louisville will have their hands full tonight, but the Cards have a strong offense plus an ace in Alyssa Zabala. You can catch this one on ACC Network Extra.

ACC Basketball Tournament Tips on Wednesday

The 2024 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament tips off Wednesday with a trio of games. Louisville, who earned the 5-seed, won't play until Thursday at 11:00 am. Paulie will preview opening day tomorrow.

Our Cardinal Couple Pick Em is happening again this year. The ACC Tournament bracket has been revealed and you can start filling yours out.

You will need to pick the winner of the 14 different games plus list the final combined score of the championship as a tiebreaker. For example, if Louisville defeats NC State in the championship 70-60, then the combined scored would be 130.

Please submit picks no later than 12:00 (noon) on Wednesday. You can enter your selections in the comments below or by emailing me at If you email me, I will send you a reply confirming I received your email.

My wife Katy and my buddy Jason have completed their brackets. You can use theirs for reference if you wish.


Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia

Louisville, Miami, Duke, Florida State

Louisville, Miami, NC State, Florida State

Louisville, NC State

NC State, 131 points


Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest

Louisville, Miami, Georgia Tech, Florida State

Louisville, Virginia Tech, NC State, Syracuse

Virginia Tech, NC State

NC State, 118

2024 Bracket

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!



  1. Blue Lou's Picks (y'all)

    Clemson, GT, Virginia
    Louisville, UNC, Duke, FSU
    Louisville, VT. NCST, Syracuse
    VT, Syracuse
    Points: 156

  2. Ah, the classic quandary...who do I want to win versus who do I think will win and I always end up with a mixture and out of the contest almost immediately. Here goes:
    Game 1 - BC; Game 2 - GT; Game 3 - VA
    Game 4 - Lou; Game 5 - Miami; Game 6 - GT; Game 7 - FS
    Quarters - Lou; VT; NCS; Syracuse
    Semi - VT; NCS
    Final - VT
    Points - 141

    1. Well, Viv, These look to be pretty good picks...I just the Irish don't ruin your bracket.


  3. ks

    Clemson, Ga tech, Virginia
    Lou, North Carolina, Duke, Vlrginia
    Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Duke, Syracuse
    Notre Dame, Duke
    Notre Dame
    130 Points

  4. Nick O
    BC, GT, VA, LOU, Miami, Duke, FSU, ND, Miami, NCST, Syr, ND, Miami, ND, pts 110.

  5. Paulie Picks:
    BC, GT, VA
    Lou, UNC, GT, FSU
    VT, NCST
    144 points

  6. BC, GT, UVA
    ND, VT, NCST, Cuse
    VT, Cuse

  7. Jared’s Picks

    Boston College, Georgia Tech, Virginia
    Louisville, North Carolina, Duke, Florida State
    Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, NC State, Syracuse
    Notre Dame, NC State
    NC State, 120 points

  8. Hello Friends!
    Arthur Here
    I have my picks and Bea's picks. Let's go Tigers!

    arthur's picks
    Clemson, GT, Wake
    Clemson, UNC, Duke, FSU
    VT, FSU
    FSU 131 points

  9. These are Bea's Picks:

    Clmson, Pitt, Wake
    Clemson, Miami, Duke, FSU
    ND, VT, Duke ,Syracuse
    ND, Syracuse
    Points 147

  10. CArdinal Chimps3/06/2024 12:16 PM

    After several fist fights, repeated calls to Quentin Hillsman, and considerable time spent at Mass....the Cardinal Couple Chimps have emerged..battered and bloody but boastful on the ACC Tournament Selections...hand delivered by Timmy, ridiing Billy the Goat and wearing a Bucknell sweatshirt...

    Clemson, GT, Wake
    Clemson, Miami, Duke, Wake
    Clemson, VT, Duke, Syracuse
    VT, Duke
    Points 107


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