If you thought the end of basketball season meant the end of sports until football at UofL, you were WAY off. That reminds me of this, so why not throw it in there?
Saturday is a very busy day in University of Louisville athletics. Here is a quick rundown of what all is going on and how you can keep up.
*Football – The football team is holding a scrimmage today around 9:45 a.m.. Remember that all spring practices are open to the public. No word yet on if today will be held inside the Trager Center or out on the practice fields.
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).
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!
In the Cardinal Catch Up, I bring you up to date on how the “other” sports at UofL are doing. You know, the ones not named football or men’s basketball. There are plenty of other teams having success, so it is nice to keep up with them. You don’t have to be die hard and follow them as closely if you don’t choose to, but this gives you options. You can just check out scores and records, or click on press releases to read more details. Check out how your teams at the University of Louisville are doing so far this fall.
In this Cardinal Catch Up, the Cards pick up wins over Kentucky and a #1 team in the country. Not too bad!
*The 11th ranked field hockey team (7-1) is off to a great start this season. On Saturday, they took down the #1 team in the nation, North Carolina, 3-2 at Trager Stadium. Senior Mallory Mason was named ACC Co-Player of the Week. On Tuesday they defeated Ohio State 6-3 to extend their home winning streak to 14 games. They will be back in action this Friday as they take on #16 Wake Forest on the road in a big ACC matchup.
As always around this time of year, it is a very busy weekend in UofL athletics. The highlight of the weekend will be Saturday evening when the Louisville football team takes on the Murray State Racers. That game is at 7:00 pm ET at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Here in the Cardinal Catch Up, we focus on the “other” sports not named football or men’s basketball. It is a great one-stop shop to keep you informed on how the other teams at UofL are doing, and what they have coming up.
*The #24 ranked volleyball team (1-1) has a very busy weekend as they are hosting the Active Ankle Challenge in Cardinal Arena. They will host Tennessee State at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday morning, and also face Cincinnati at 7:30 pm ET Friday evening. On Saturday, they will face Appalachian State at 11:00 a.m. ET, also in Cardinal Arena.