There is always a lot going on in the world of UofL sports. It is easy to just get caught up in men’s basketball this time of year, but there are plenty of other things going on. This is just a quick rundown of what is going on with the other teams. There will be links you can click on if you wish to read full press releases or recent stories from CSZ. If not, you will still have an idea of how the other teams are doing. Go Cards!
*At 23-6 they find themselves ranked 16th and 14th this week in the AP and USA Today Coaches Poll, respectively. They are still trying to get a double bye in the upcoming ACC Tournament. The last two games of the regular season are both at home, and they are tonight against Notre Dame (24-5, 12-4) and Saturday against Virginia (28-1, 16-1).
If you look outside, it is hard to believe that spring sports are underway for the University of Louisville. It is pretty obvious that the winter sports are in full swing. You probably know how the men’s basketball team is doing, and maybe even the women’s basketball team. I will quickly give you an update on how all of the sports teams for UofL are doing that are currently in action.
Click the links to read the full press releases from UofL.
*Men’s Basketball – After a home loss to NC State on Saturday, Louisville is now 20-5 and 8-4 in the ACC. Their next game is this Wednesday at Syracuse. They then return home to face Miami on Saturday.
It’s been a while, so let’s get caught up on how all of the “other” sports are doing at UofL. A lot of good teams to keep up with!
*The lacrosse team invites everyone to a banquet on Friday night at 7:00 in the PNC Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to celebrate their 2014 season. The Cards finished the season ranked 11th in the country, set a program record for wins with 16, and won the Big East regular season and conference tournaments.
*The 7th ranked field hockey team (10-2, 3-1) lost 3-1 to Syracuse on Saturday. The Orange are now ranked 10th in the country. Louisville returns home to face 17th ranked Boston College on Friday at 3:00 pm ET at Trager Stadium. The game will be shown on ESPN3 and Fox Sports South. The field hockey team could be the best kept secret on Floyd Street!
This week…..on 55…..We come to an end of an era. No more Luuuuuuuuuuuuke, Russ, Wichita or Van Beast. No more of this 4 year version of Boom. We will miss you and cherish this class like no other. We did get another NCAA title this week and the girls of boom are still rolling so there’s that. So here we go, here are the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55.
1) On Friday night, which seems like a week ago, UL Men’s basketball team lost to a team none of us like….
2) This happened though….
4) Yeah I know scoreboard…
6) All jokes aside….Thank you to the following guys
7) Russ Smith
9) Tim Henderson
11) Seriously, from the bottom of our hearts…Thank you!
12) I also expect this guy to leave:
13) If he leaves I wanna thank you too Montrezl “MegaTrezl” Harrell for bringing massive monster dunks back to the school synonymous for dunking
UofL press release:
University of Louisville sprinter Joao De Lucca won the national championship in the 100 freestyle to go along his 200 free win from earlier at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships Saturday night at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas.
De Lucca pulled off the double win by posting a 41.70 in the 100 feww, the first male swimmer to pull off the rare 100, 200 free double since 1995 when fellow Brazilian Gustavo Borges. The swim put De Lucca in 11th all time in the event. It is his third national championship in his career, adding in the 2013 200 freestyle title.
“I didn’t expect to win the 100 free at all,” said De Lucca. “To be honest I really thought (Auburn’s) Marcelo [Chierighini] was going to get this one. He’s done a really really good job this season. I knew he was going to come for me so I changed my strategy. I went out faster.”
Here is the schedule of events for Friday February 21, 2014. A lot of action going on in UofL sports, and even some home games if you can make it out!
|FRIDAY, FEB 21|
|Baseball||WESTERN MICHIGAN||JIM PATTERSON STADIUM||3:00 PM|
|Softball||Northern Kentucky||ULMER STADIUM||3:00 PM|
|Softball||Eastern Kentucky||ULMER STADIUM||5:30 PM|
|Women’s Tennis||RUTGERS||BASS-RUDD TENNIS CENTER||12:00 PM|
|Men’s Tennis||VIRGINIA TECH||BASS-RUDD TENNIS CENTER||4:00 PM||Live scoring|
|Women’s Lacrosse||Old Dominion||Norfolk, Va.||6:00 PM||Live Stats|
|Swimming & Diving||AAC Championships||RALPH WRIGHT NATATORIUM||All Day||Watch Here!!!|
By Justin Renck:
There are plenty of UofL sports in action on Friday, and the day is highlighted by a national power coming into town. Check out the full schedule of events below!
By Justin Renck:
Today is another very busy day for UofL sports! Once again, that is a great thing! We love our Cards and every sport. The highlight of the day is the men’s basketball game at noon, but there is plenty more on the schedule!