Thu. Feb 21st, 2019

Sports

Column: Cheer hard, Be positive

Athletes are taught at a young age the importance of sportsmanship in sports. They are taught to help a player who falls down, to tell a teammate ‘good job,” and to shake hands with their opponent – win or lose. Any true sports fan can tell you they hate seeing a player who intentionally attempts to hurt another in a game that is well out of reach. Yet, they love to see two players on opposing sides show each other respect with a post game hug and a few good words. To me though, athletes aren’t the only ones who should practice sportsmanship. It’s you too; yes, you the fans.

Lenny Lyles-Clark Wood Invitational honors greats

The Lenny Lyles-Clark Wood Invitational will be held be at 10 a.m. on Sat., April 18 at Cardinal Park. The event is the only regular season home event for the University of Louisville track and field team this year.
Named after two of the U of L’s Athletic Hall-of-Famers, the Lenny Lyles-Clark Wood Invitational is a special event not only for U of L fans, but for the coaches and players as well.

Cheerful dancing to the tournament

All year-round the University of Louisville cheerleaders and Ladybirds can be found on the sideline cheering every sport on to victory, whether it’s at a football game or a volleyball game. Last Friday, students, families, friends and student-athletes gathered into Cardinal Arena to show their support for the spirit groups by watching the teams show off their new routine for the NCA/NDA Collegiate National Championship.

Cheerful dancing to the tournament

All year-round the University of Louisville cheerleaders and Ladybirds can be found on the sideline cheering every sport on to victory, whether it’s at a football game or a volleyball game. Last Friday, students, families, friends and student-athletes gathered into Cardinal Arena to show their support for the spirit groups by watching the teams show off their new routine for the NCA/NDA Collegiate National Championship.

Kristin Wadwell adjusts to new home

The University of Louisville’s Ulmer Stadium, home to the Cardinal softball team, is many miles away from Sydney, but for Australian native Kristin Wadwell, it is the closest thing to a home away from home. The junior pitcher from the land down under has come a long way since her arrival to the team over two years ago, and the journey isn’t over yet.
In her first year with the team, Wadwell helped the lady cardinals win their first Big East title with a win over Notre Dame.

Column: Spring football is here

With the conclusion of basketball season, most Cardinal sports fans are now curious how spring football is going and how the team will perform in the fall.
I attended the first spring practice where the players were in pads, getting a glimpse of what most fans will see at the spring game on April 17.