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.2angel

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.  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 ‘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.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “Huge Week For Lady Cards”
  1. UConn does loom ahead and Geno’s crew looked awfully sound by routing a decent Syracuse team Saturday 107-53. Maya Moore, the sensational sophomore guard, hit 10 three pointers.

  2. Dear C. Vivian Stringer: Yesterday I saw you on the CBS show honoring women basketball coaches from the May Smith Basketball Hall of Fame. How you have met challenges in your life and what you said about not letting anyone take my joy from me and how only I could allow someone else to demean me really struck. I am a 61 year old cancer patient under going radiation, who has been abused and demeaned by one of my doctors. Before this I had happiness and a great attitude that God had given me. After the incident I was sad, depressed and angry. After listening to you I made a concious decision not to be that way and to get my joy and good attitude back. Last night I also went to church and put it all in the Lord’s hands. Now I am calm and my good attitude and happiness have returned. Thank you so much for your inspiring words. God really uses you to help others much more than you realize. I also love shooting hoops, and am good at free throws. As a teenager I helped pioneer competitive track and field for girls in Spokane, WA. Keep up the good work. God Bless you.
    Beth Harper

  3. Beth,

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. May God bless you in your battle, and give you the strength, courage, serenity and wisdom to face each day. We never know where our inspiration and strength may come from next, and I’m glad that you have found a source to continue your journey with.

    C. Viv has been a favorite of mine for quite some time, and she is one of those blessings that is encouraging and right in this world of ours.

  4. Beth, I have posted a link to your letter on the Rutgers’ women’s basketball board, and have been promised that your note will be forwarded to Vivian Stringer.

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