Louisville Cardinals Women's Basketball Schedule
College basketball season is underway and that means Louisville,
Kentucky is the place to be for both the women's and the men's games. The women are looking to build upon an impressive 2012-2013
season that saw them reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It will not be easy playing in the American Athletic Conference,
but the Cardinals are well prepared to rack up some big time wins.
A big preseason match up on November 24th will see
the Florida State Seminoles of the ACC come to the KFC Yum Center. As Louisville will be moving to the ACC next season this
could be the beginning of a long standing rivalry and both teams will be looking to leave a memorable mark on one another
to help set the stage for future competitions.
Late in the season, on March 3rd, March Madness will begin a little early
at the KFC Yum Center when legendary women's college basketball program UCONN rolls into Louisville. Quite a match up for
the last home game of the season and you can be sure that Louisville will be giving it their all, not only to take down a
giant but also to bring home a big win on Senior Night. Plenty of other big games abound at KFC Yum Center this year so be
sure to head out for all of the important Cardinals contests.
Jeff Waltz now in his seventh season
has already amassed an impressive winning percentage and is well on his way to the stated goal of bringing the program to
national prominence. After winning almost every home game last season and making it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament
the current roster has a taste of success that will only leave them hungry for more and hoping to follow in the footsteps
of the men's program who won the National Championship last year. It would appear that the Cardinals of 2013-2014 are more
than ready to leave their mark in the Louisville basketball history books and you will want to be there from the start!
In the past several years women's college basketball has been growing exponentially in popularity
and this is evident by the crowds that fill the arenas for each game. KFC Yum Center is one of the most exciting arenas in
all of college basketball and on game day the electricity in the air is enough to get even the most casual basketball fan
bouncing off the walls. As the teams take the court for the opening tip off fans stand up and refuse to sit down until the
home team scores. The game continues, full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you
know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the Cardinals are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms
get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a Cardinals player lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the
ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the crowd erupts after another important Louisville win
and the crowd flows out of the arena in jubilation.
The American Athletic Conference may
be a name that seems unfamiliar to casual sports fans but it is the new name of the former Big East. The conference changed
its name after several schools left for other conferences and new teams were added. Many of these new members were located
outside of the East Coast so the conference was re-branded. As far as women's college basketball is concerned, the conference
remains a powerhouse with the likes of UCONN and Louisville still battling it out. This year you can once again expect teams
from the American Athletic Conference to make deep runs in the NCAA Tournament as well as provide fans with memorable games
throughout the conference season. Be sure to make your plans to visit KFC Yum Center this season for some of the top American
Athletic Conference match ups of the year.
Louisville Cardinal Women's Basketball Trivia
To date two Louisville
Cardinals have been drafted in the WNBA, one of them being Angel McCoughtry who was drafted number one over all in 2009. In
many ways the 2009 Cardinals team could be regarded as the best in the history of the school's women's basketball program
as it advanced the furthest yet in the tournament, making it all the way to the Final Four. The first Cardinals women's team
took the court in 1975 and to date the lady Cardinals have made the NCAA Tournament fourteen times and won twelve conference
championships. With any luck the 2013-2014 Cardinals women's basketball team could be leaving their mark in the annals of
Louisville basketball history so get in on the action from the start.