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).
*Check out this awesome story from Sports Illustrated about Terry Rozier and how much responsibility he has not only on the court, but also off the court.
*Rick Pitino met with the media on Tuesday afternoon and talked about everything from Notre Dame to Anton Gill to someone on the team practicing underhanded free throws.
*Is it possible that Terry Rozier could return to UofL next season?
*Freshman Mariya Moore earned All-ACC second team and All-ACC freshman team from the Blue Ribbon Panel.
*The ladies earned the 3 seed in the ACC Tournament, which begins today in Greensboro, North Carolina. They will take on the winner of North Carolina (6 seed) and the winner of the Georgia Tech (11) – Clemson (14) game. Louisville will play on Friday at 8 p.m. on ACC Regional Sports Networks.
*Spring football is just around the corner. All practices will be open to the public, so mark your calendars. No times have been set yet, other than the spring game, which is at 7 p.m.
*The 19th ranked Cards (NCBWA Poll) improved to 8-4 on the season Tuesday with a 7-6 win over Eastern Kentucky.
*Up next, Louisville opens up ACC play against 15th ranked Miami at Jim Patterson Stadium this weekend. The games are scheduled for Friday at 3:00, Saturday at 1:00, and Sunday at 1:00. As always, admission is free.
*Louisville is now 5-1 at home this season.
*The 12th ranked lacrosse team…yes that is right, our lacrosse team is doing that well also, is off to a 3-0 start this season. They are set to host Duquesne on Wednesday afternoon at 11:00 a.m. at UofL Lacrosse Stadium. It can also be seen on ESPN3. I am not sure how weather affects lacrosse, but if they play in the rain, then game on.
*The softball Cards made their presence known right away in the ACC as they swept Georgia Tech on the road this past weekend. They are now 8-5 on the season and 3-0 in the ACC.
*Next up is the Louisville Softball Classic at Ulmer Stadium. It begins Friday and the Cards play 5 games all weekend. On Friday, they face Illinois State (3:00) and Ball State (5:00). Saturday they play UMass (3:00). Sunday they play Northwestern (3:00) and Illinois State (5:00).
*The women’s golf team is currently participating in the Hurricane Invitational in Miami, Florida. There are 7 teams playing, and after Tuesday, the Cards are in 4th place. The event concludes today.
*This past weekend, the men’s golf team finished 10th in the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational in Ponte Verda, Florida.
*On March 13, they begin play in the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Florida.
*The Cards are on a nice little streak as they have won 10 matches in a row and are now 12-2 overall.
*They open up ACC play this Friday when they host Florida State at 3:30 p.m.
*The ladies are 10-6 so far this season and 2-1 in the ACC. They have two ACC matches this weekend. On Friday they face Georgia Tech and Saturday they face Clemson. Both will be on the road.
Swimming & Diving
*There was so much action and news this past week with the swimming and diving teams at UofL, that I will just give you the link to their page on UofL’s site. It will be much easier to navigate there than me telling you what happened.
*I will just say that what head coach Arthur Albiero has done with that program has been nothing short of outstanding. Just another great team at the University of Louisville.