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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday Cardinal Couple - Tidbits



TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

( JEFF MCADAMS CATCHES US UP ON A FEW THINGS BEFORE HE DEPARTS ON
HIS "WORLDWIDE" TOUR TO SAMPLE COLD BEVERAGES IN A CHEESE STATE...)




We're just a bit over a week away from having some actual, honest-to-goodness results to share.  That also means that teams are hunkering down and really getting down to the work of practicing for the seasons to come.

A couple of tidbits to talk about, though...


Handball

Wait, Handball?  Yes, Handball.  Graduating Senior Katie Walz will be joining the USA National Handball team in December.

Walz was a defensive player for Karen Ferguson-Dayes which means she didn't get too many opportunities to score, playing a sport that is known for its lack of scoring.  Now she'll be scoring frequently in one of the fastest moving sports around.

Olympic Handball is played on a court slightly larger than a basketball court, with a ball roughly the consistency and texture of a soccer ball, but slightly smaller than a volleyball.  There are 7 players on the court for a side...six court players and a goalie.  The goalie has sole domain over a six meter arc around the goal.  The team on offense must dribble or pass the ball within three steps, and cannot hold the ball for more than about three seconds.  On offense, you cannot touch the court within the six meter arc with the ball, you can be within the space within the arc, but you must release the ball before touching the court again.  This leads to some spectacular scoring attacks, with attackers twisting and turning, throwing the ball into the net backwards, and even using spin on the ball on a bounce to "curve" the ball around the goalie.

I have watched some Olympic handball and it can certainly be said that it is a very fast-paced, high scoring
game, and really a lot of fun to watch.

Katie will be training with the team and attempting to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Rowing Schedule Released

The UofL Rowing team, announced their schedule for the coming season.

Things get started with a scrimmage with IU up in Bloomington on September 20th.

Your only real chance to see the Rowing team in action in the Louisville area will be October 4th at the Red & Black Regatta.  This is an intra-squad scrimmage on the Ohio River near Tumbleweed.  The course for the scrimmage will start around where Beargrass Creek joins the Ohio, and finish right next to Tumbleweed.  This is a great event that the Rowing team has held for several years now, and it is a great chance to go see the UofL Rowing Center.  After the races, there will be food and beverages at the boathouse, which will be open for guests to look around, and try out the training tanks...from past experience I can tell you that rowing is definitely harder than it looks.

The Rowing season will begin at the beginning of November, and runs through the beginning of May.  The ACC Championships for Rowing will be held at Clemson, May 15th and 16th of 2015, with the NCAA championships in Gold River, California outside Sacramento, from May 29th through 31st of 2015.

Only two events in the fall, with a break after the middle of November until mid-March when the season resumes with events in which the Cardinal Rowing squad has performed impressively previously in Oak Ridge, TN and Clemson, SC in the mix.


Volleyball Academic Honors


The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced the teams that earned the AVCA Team Academic Award.  This award is given to teams that cumulatively maintain a 3.30 GPA (4 point scale).

As always, at Cardinal Couple, we like to make an extra effort to recognize academic achievement of UofL student athletes.

JMCA




USA gets it rolling Wednesday

The 2014 USA U18 women's team gets it started Wednesday in the FIBA Americas. These shots of the roster and coaches...

(I never realized just how short Kim Barnes Arico was...top right..)




2014 USA Women's U18 National Team Roster

Jersey #
7
Pos
G
HGT
5-11





Jersey #
5
Pos
G
HGT
5-8





Jersey #
10
Pos
G/F
HGT
6-1





Name
Jersey #
4
Pos
G
HGT
5-8





Jersey #
8
Pos
G
HGT
5-11





Jersey #
15
Pos
C
HGT
6-7





Jersey #
12
Pos
F/C
HGT
6-4





Jersey #
11
Pos
G/F
HGT
6-0





Jersey #
13
Pos
F
HGT
6-4





Jersey #
9
Pos
F
HGT
6-3





Jersey #
6
Pos
G/F
HGT
5-10





Jersey #
14
Pos
F
HGT
6-4






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1 comment:

  1. Are these games going to be on the internet?

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