Lady Cardinals take on Oklahoma

In what, so far, is the biggest game in the entire history of the Louisville women’s basketball program.  The Lady Cardinals take on the Oklahoma Sooners tonight in the Final Four.  The Final Four is the first appearance for Louisville and the second for Oklahoma who advanced to the national championship game in 2002 only to fall to UConn 82-70.

NCAA Louisville NCarolina BasketballThe Cardinals are enjoying a dream season en route to winning 33 games so far, the most in school history.  Angel Mccoughtry has become one of the most decorated athletes in school history and could possibly be a #1 pick in the WNBA draft.  and Jeff Walz is one of the hottest names in coaching right now, at least in women’s basketball.

There’s a great article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on how exactly this team came together.

The Cards take on the Sooners tonight at 7:00 PM.

More All Hail UofL Awards

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AHUL All Punching Girls Team

G – Eric Devendorf
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F – Eric Devendorf
F – Eric Devendorf
C – Eric Devendorf 

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Michael Bush to the Bengals?

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Sources are telling me that former Louisville running back Michael Bush is going to be traded to Cincinnati for Chad Johnson.  Michael Bush ran for 177 yards and 2 touchdowns Oakland’s in season finale last year.  This is sweet, considering I’m a lifelong Bengals fan.  Stay tuned.

All Hail UofL Big East Basketball Awards

AHUL First Team Big East

G – Jonny Flynn – Syracuse
G – Scottie Reynolds – Villanova
F – Terrence Williams – Louisville
F – DeJuan Blair – Pittsburgh
F – Luke Harangody – Notre Dame

AHUL Second Team Big East

G – Levance Fields – Pittsburgh
G – Jerel McNeal – Marquette
F  – Sam Young – Pittsburgh
F – Jeff Adrien – Connecticut
F  – Hasheem Thabeet – Connecticut

AHUL Third Team Big East

G – AJ Price – Connecticut
G – Jeremy Hazell – Seton Hall
F – Da’Sean Butler – West Virginia
F – Earl Clark – Louisville
F – Dante Cunningham – Villanova

AHUL Fourth Team Big East

G – Wesley Matthews – Marquette
G – Eric Devendorf – Syracuse
G – Jerome Dyson – Connecticut
G – Alex Ruoff – West Virginia
F – Lazar Hayward – Marquette

AHUL Freshman Big East

G – Mike Rosario – Rutgers
F – Devin Ebanks – West Virginia
F – Yancy Gates – Cincinnati
F – Greg Monroe – Georgetown
F – Samardo Samuels – Louisville 

AHUL Most Outstanding Player

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Dejuan Blair – Pittsburgh

AHUL Most Valuable Player (to his team)

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Terrence Williams – Louisville

AHUL Newcomer of the Year

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Greg Monroe – Georgetown

AHUL Coach of the Year

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Jay Wright – Villanova

Pitino Gives Us Some Closure

Coach Pitino gave us a little insight into what happened in the Michigan State game, and gave us a little bit to look forward to next year.  Pitino said “We’re going to be a very young basketball team next year, but we’ve got a lot of experience in certain areas,” which is my outlook on the team exactly.  We might be deeper and better at guard next year, but we’re going to be young everywhere else, we’ll even have some youngsters getting a lot of playing time at guard.  Pitino also spoke of putting Samardo Samuels seeing more playing time at the power forward position, which is one of the things I thought we might see next year.  Pitino also adressed another prediction I made, that Reggie Delk will play a much bigger role and will see a lot of time at the three position.  He’s a bit taller than the other guards, he’ll make an excellent wing.  All in all, we really should be a pretty good team next year.

As far as any rumors about Pitino leaving.  Pitino said he was just “too damn old” for anybody to care about him anymore.  While this was said in jest (because we know everyone would still love to have Rick Pitino on their sideline), Pitino did follow that up with saying that he’s in a very “unique” situation in Louisville (speaking a lot of his good relationship with the media) and said that he’s very comfortable here.

I couldn’t get the video embedded so you can check out the press conference here.

Angel McCoughtry Named All-American

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Louisville Senior Angel McCoughtry has been named first team All-American by both the Associated Press and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.  McCoughtry is a now a three time All-American after making the AP second team in both 2007 and 2008.  She has had an absolutely outstanding season averageing 23.2 points-per-game along with 9.3 rebounds-per-game and 4.2 steals per game as she has led the University of Louisville Women’s basketball team to their first ever Final Four appearance.

Congratulations Angel!

This Has Nothing to do With Sports…

You know, I’ve written other blogs, All Hail UofL is not my first one.  Just so you understand the mindset of a blogger.  Some of us feel like huge dorks browsing the internet all day looking for the stories and news so we can update YOU on your favorite team or player.  Some of our posts are funny, some of our posts are informative and some of our posts can sometimes be downright bad/worthless.  But just know, readers, sports fans and fellow bloggers, we will never have anything on scanwich.com.   It has a firm grasp on the world of sandwich blogging.  It’s a monopoly and a truly innovative method on making me really, really hungry even at odd hours of the morning.

I can’t let this opportunity fly by, which Is why I present to you the All Hail UofL Scanwich of the week.  That’s right, every week I will pick a sandwich to present to you as well as further promote a truly scanwich.com’s truly democratic idea of providing you with “Scans of sandwiches for education and delight.”  This my friends, is what makes America (and democracy) great.  The right to choose your own sandwich.

And I now present to you the first ever All Hail UofL Scanwich of the week!

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Coming to you straight from Mooncake Foods in SoHo, New York City.  It’s Lobster and Lettuce on Buttered Garlic Bread!!!!

Tony Kornheiser and I Share A Very Similar Sense of Humor

Earlier, as an April Fools joke I posted an article about Pitino going to Arizona.  Well earlier today on PTI, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon opened their show with news that Rick Pitino had reportedly talked to Kentucky and told them that they wanted to come back.  Hilarious.  Not jut because of the joke but all of the underlying humor.  The fact that so many Kentucky fans think that UK could just get Rick Pitino at their own will.  Not True.  Enjoy everyone.

Track & Field Teams Grab Top 25 Spot In Longest Named Poll Ever

The Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams cracked the top 25 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) pre-season poll by coming in this week ranked 24th in the country.  

“We respect that both our teams are ranked in the top 25 and it’s an honor to be recognized with other high caliber programs,” said U of L head coach Ron Mann. “We realize that our ultimate goal is to be ranked No. 1 in the final poll of the season.”

Louisville’s highest outdoor national ranking came on May 8, 2007, when the Cardinal men earned the No. 4 ranking in the Trackwire Outdoor Top 25. Trackwire no longer puts out a rankings list. Earlier this year the men’s team spent three weeks in the USTFCCCA Indoor Top 25, reaching No. 10 before falling out of the rankings the following week.

Louisville is led by All-Americans Andre Black, Michael Eaton and Tone Belt.

The Cardinals made women’s program history earlier this year as they landed their first-ever national ranking of any kind in the USTFCCCA Indoor Top 25 at No. 21. They spent three weeks there alternating between the No. 21 and No. 22 spots before dropping out of the poll.

The Cards will continue their outdoor track and field season on April 2-4 at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, and the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.

Thanks to UofLSports.com for this story.

Louisville Baseball Wins In 12 Innings

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The Louisville Baseball team beat Ball State today in 12 innings, 5-4.

Chris Dominguez was cold at the plate today as he went 0 for 6 with three strikeouts, he did tally one RBI.  It was an entirely different story for Adam Duvall though, as he went 3 for 5 with a run.  Alec Lowrey knocked in Nate Holland for the pinch-hit game-winning RBI in the 12th inning.  Bob Revesz picked up his second win of the season as the Cardinals improved to 18-8.

The Cards start a three game series against Cincinnati in the Queen City, Friday at 6:30 PM.