This is not your grandmother’s women’s basketball team.
Showdown week for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team, currently ranked No. 7 nationally with a 18-1 overall mark and 5-0 in Big East Conference play. The Lady Cards are squarely in the sights of UConn, currently ranked No. 1 in the country with a 17-0 won-lost record.
They will clash next Monday on UConn’s home floor. But first, the Lady Cards must survive a challenge from a strong Cincinnati team (13-4, 3-1 Big East) Tuesday at Freedom Hall, starting at 8 p.m.
No doubt, there are many basketball fans in town yet to see this team. Relent, see them play Tuesday. Send them off to UConn knowing Louisville appreciates their brand of basketball.Â See Sonja’s report on some of Angel McCoughtry’s teammates here.
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The University of Louisville baseball team is the unanimous choice of Big East coaches as the team to beat in the 2009 season. Junior third baseman Chris Dominguez was honored as Preseason Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, while junior Justin Marks was unanimously selected as Preseason Pitcher of the Year.
The Cardinals finished last season with a 16-11 Big East record and the conference tournament title. UofL completed the â€˜08 season with a 41-19 overall record and returned to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row.
Practice begins two weeks from today, and the Cards open the season a month from tomorrow with a three-game series against the University of Florida in Gainesville. Schedule here.