Skip to main content
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour

Cardinal Couple Radio Hour

By Cardinal Couple
A weekly podcast dedicated to celebrating the joy and excitement of University of Louisville women's athletics. This weekly show accompanies a daily column at cardinalcouple.com by various show hosts.
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Fall Sports on the Horizon
After a week off, the show returns, and Case makes his return as well. With Daryl out, four of five are in for the last show before games officially take place at UofL again. The women's soccer team will get the season started with an exhibition next Friday, so the guys talk about what that game might look like and how the team will approach the season. There was also news galore this week, giving the gang plenty to cover across all seasons from field hockey to women's basketball to softball. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:07:01
August 06, 2022
Preparations for Fall Sports Begin
Jared, Jeff, and Paulie discuss what to expect and how to prepare for Fall Sports. With the beginning of fall sporting events only three weeks away, the panel discussions what to expect when, and offer some tips and advice for, attending the main three UofL fall sports.  They go through the environment you should expect to encounter and some things to do to make your attendance more pleasant and hassle-free at each of Field Hockey, Volleyball, and Women's Soccer. 
01:06:05
July 23, 2022
Progress in Equity and Expected Breakout Stars for Fall Sports
The crew have a frank discussion about the progress of gender equity in sports, the impact the NIL has had on it, who is the benefiting the most and why?  Then they take a look at who they expect to be breakout starts in the big three fall sports.  Daryl is keeping her boyfriend's closet stocked with WNBA jerseys, and Jeff is trying to get his backup headset working, while Jared plays Putt Putt and Paulie reminisces about helping build it.
01:02:53
July 16, 2022
Current and Former Cards in the Pros
There are four in the house today as the guys cover a glut of current and former Cards competing in the pros and for their international teams. Scott Teeter leads a huge contingent of the Louisville Lacrosse program for Team Canada in the Lacrosse World Championships, Emina Ekic is joined by Allison Whitfield at Racing Louisville, and Kianna Smith is back with the LA Sparks. They also look at the women's golf schedule and other events on deck for Louisville. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:08
July 09, 2022
Schedule Announcement Season and a Tall Basketball Player
Daryl, Jared, Jeff, and Paulie talk about the newly announced Basketball player, 6'5" Josie Williams, being added to the Cards roster, including what this means for the overall Basketball roster, as well as some impact on the Volleyball roster as well. They also take a look at the schedules, all announced this week, for Volleyball, Women's Soccer, and Field Hockey.  There were also discussions about who's going to be in goal for both Field Hockey and Women's Soccer.
01:12:24
July 02, 2022
A Surprise Schedule + News and Notes
Paulie is out this week so the guys are left to fend for themselves as the summer slump begins in earnest. A fortuitous discovery on the composite calendar leads to discussions about the 2022 UofL Volleyball season and various news throughout the week gets the guys through a surprisingly full show.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:06:49
June 25, 2022
Angel's New Court and Women's Soccer's New Keeper
It's been a surprisingly busy week in the early part of the summer slump, and the guys do their best to hit all the main points. Angel McCoughtry christened a renovated basketball court in Shively, giving back to her adopted home of Louisville. Beth Burns headed back West to coach at USC. Jaz Jones has been picked up by the Connecticut Sun and AD Durr is nearly back to full strength on the floor. After a basketball heavy show, the crew chats about the upcoming Louisville soccer roster with the addition of goalkeeper Alyssa Zalac.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:07:15
June 18, 2022
Former Cards, Current Cards, Future Cards, Potential Future Cards, and a National Champion Card
Paulie, Jared, and Jeff form a trio for this episode of the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast.  The crew discuss Cards across the gamut from former cards, in WNBA, NWSL, a new Pro Card with the Florida Vibe Softball, and even jump back to a reference to Maggie Ruckenbrod.  Hailey van Lith is going to showcase her skills for the USA in a game with rules pretty much custom written for her with Team USA.  We bounce around with various other current cards as we jump between sports.  They preview a future Cardinal coming in to fill a real need in Softball behind the plate for catching.  They discuss a potential future Cardinal out of Egypt coming to take a visit.  You may call 6'4" a small forward, I'm still going to have trouble with it.  And of course, we can't forget the latest National Championship guard and we celebration Gabriela Leon winning the Naitonal Championship in Pole Vault in Oregon.
01:08:05
June 11, 2022
News Galore in Cardinal Country
After a few weeks with the podcast away (and a couple week hiatus for the show in general), we're back with one of the last episodes of the official UofL Women's Athletics seasons. The guys talk about the track and field competitors working towards a championship, former Card Lauren Hartlage in the LPGA US Women's Open, and all kinds of news around the UofL programs. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:06:19
June 04, 2022
Basketball Coaching News and Spring Sports
A bit of a choppy start as the beginning of the recording is missed, but it's a great show from there. A throwback to the Studio on the Hill days, Paulie, Jeff, and Case bring you stories and complaints about Thunder Over Louisville as the 2022 Kentucky Derby Festival kicks off today. The crew opens with chatting about the basketball coaching staff moves before looking at the lacrosse and softball results over the last week.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:01:39
April 23, 2022
Softball and Lacrosse Have Work to Do
It's a three man show this week as Paulie, Jared, and Case lead the way. The crew can't quite give up the basketball season yet, so they discuss the Ramani Parker transfer and prognosticate a bit more about the 2022-23 roster. With the heart of the spring season underway, they look at the remaining schedules for Softball and Lacrosse and talk about what they need to do to make their respective NCAA Tournaments. It wouldn't be a complete show without a tangent or two, so the guys fill that quota before wrapping with success stories in their final thoughts. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:06:01
April 09, 2022
WBB Season Comes to a Close
Louisville won two games after last week's show and found themselves in the Final Four for the fourth time. Unfortunately, they had probably the worst matchup available in South Carolina. This week's episode is full of discussion of the loss, as well as the season at large and the future. Louisville is still poised for a strong future, despite their season coming to a disappointing close. It's been a great run, and focus will shift to the spring sports. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:12:19
April 02, 2022
Cards in the Sweet Sixteen
The crew is without Jeff today, but they're still four strong. They cover the softball week, the NCAA tournament so far, and preview Louisville's Sweet Sixteen matchup against Tennessee. It's an exciting show so be sure to check it out! Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:07:37
March 26, 2022
WBB Advances to Second Round
Louisville opened the NCAA tournament last night with a win over UAlbany and now set their sights on Gonzaga. The crew looks at the win, briefly previews tomorrow's game, and looks back on the loads of other basketball news that came out this week. Jeff Walz has a new contract, and he's looking for a new assistant as Sam Purcell left for Mississippi State. The show includes discussions about Walz's legacy so far and potential options to replace Purcell. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:08:06
March 19, 2022
NCAA Tournament Preview
The crew gets out their crystal ball this week to look ahead at the NCAA Tournament. Since the tourney will begin before the next show, the gang has to use the latest bracketology to make their predictions. They look at potential upsets and what a path to a championship could look like. The show runs a little long as they throw in brief conversations about softball and lacrosse. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:12:60
March 12, 2022
A Winning Week for Louisville
It's a group of four on today's show as the Louisville Lacrosse game overlaps the recording of the show. The gang dives deep into women's basketball as they talk about the two wins over the past week and locking up the ACC 2 seed. With WBB eating up the majority of the show, they give what little time they have left to the lacrosse and softball games upcoming. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:32
February 26, 2022
Shocker for WBB While Softball and Lacrosse Bounce Back
Louisville women's basketball went to Chapel Hill and suffered a stunning loss to the Tarheels. The crew covers the loss and looks at the wins for Lacrosse and softball more recently. All that and more this week. (We apologize for the misspeaking of "Alexis" rather than Alexia Mobley.) Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:03:49
February 19, 2022
WBB, Softball, Lacrosse, and Travel Woes
As we return to the podcast feeds, please accept my apologies for the missed episodes. We'll be more consistent going forward! This week saw a Louisville WBB game canceled due to travel issues, and the crew had quite a bit of fun with that. The Cards did beat Syracuse earlier in the week and they've got Notre Dame on deck. Louisville softball and lacrosse also got their seasons started this week with varying degrees of success. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:09:35
February 12, 2022
Like UofL WBB, We're Back
The holiday hiatus lasted a week longer than expected for the podcast, as internet and power issues kept Case from compiling last week's show. Just like the show, the women's basketball team had an unexpected extension to their break due to Covid protocols. And, just like the show, the women's basketball team got back on track with a victory over Syracuse. The crew, which is 5 strong for the first time in ages, talks the win and more. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:10:08
January 15, 2022
Volleyball Comes Up Short; Basketball to Face UCONN
It's the last episode of the show before the holiday break as the show will take off for Christmas and New Year's Day.  Today's show finally covers what no one wanted to have to as the Louisville volleyball team's undefeated season came to an end. The Cards fell to Wisconsin in the national semifinals in a fantastic match. Jeff and Jared recount their experiences from inside the arena before the crew moves on to talk about the future of UofL Volleyball. There's also a big WBB game tomorrow against UCONN, which the guys cover briefly along with a pair of WBB wins over the week. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:06:19
December 18, 2021
Volleyball and Basketball Look for Big Wins
The show starts on a somber note as the crew reflects on the storms that plagued Kentucky overnight. Louisville volleyball advanced to Freedom Hall after a win over Ball State and welcomed the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds. Despite an unfortunate midday start time, the Cards took care of Florida and will take on Georgia Tech for the third time this season. Louisville basketball also has a big matchup as they play host to Kentucky as part of the Jimmy V Classic. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:06:18
December 11, 2021
Volleyball Advances in NCAA Tournament; WBB Romps Michigan
It's a three man crew again this week, this time a throwback to the days when the show was broadcast on the radio from a basement studio. Louisville volleyball took to the court as the number one overall seed in the NCAA tournament and sidestepped some drama to sweep UIC. After looking at that match in-depth and previewing Saturday's second round match against Ball State, the gang chatted about the NCAA Tournament at large. With volleyball covered heavily, the guys still found time to praise the dominant win from WBB over Michigan while cautioning the team to beware a trap game against Belmont. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:08:27
December 04, 2021
Volleyball Completes Undefeated Season
Louisville Volleyball completed their undefeated regular season and now awaits their fate at the hands of the NCAA Selection Committee. The Cards are looking to host four rounds in the NCAA tournament before traveling just up the road to Columbus for the Final Four. The guys recap the wins over Pitt and Notre Dame before looking ahead to tournament possibilities. They also look back on the basketball victory over Cal Poly and preview the game against Colorado State. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:06:01
November 28, 2021
Basketball Season Underway and Volleyball Clinches Title
The crew is back after last week's scheduling conflicts and the Cards gave them plenty to talk about this week. The guys open with the most recent event: Volleyball's victory over Duke on Friday night. The win secured at least a share of the ACC title and the Cards will take on Pittsburgh on Wednesday with an opportunity to claim the title outright. Basketball followed up their opening loss with a pair of big wins over lesser competition in the Yum! Center, and they hit the road Saturday to open a western swing. Louisville gets Washington next. Final thoughts feature some big ticket items for women's sports nationally and locally, so be sure to stick around for the whole show. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:05:44
November 20, 2021
VB Still Rolling, FH Falls, and WBB gets started
It's a full show this week as the crew breaks down some weekly results. Up in New York, field hockey fell in the ACC semifinals and will await their seeding in the NCAA Selection Show. Down in North Carolina, volleyball continued their winning ways with a pair of wins. Finally, back at home in the KFC Yum! Center, the women's basketball team opened their exhibition season with a romp over Tennessee's Union University. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website. We'll be off next week due to the noon football kickoff and various other events precluding an earlier recording so we'll see you in a couple of weeks with more information about the progression of all three seasons!
01:04:49
November 06, 2021
Field Hockey Clinch ACC Title
We're back to a more normal show after a few weeks of oddities. Louisville had two massive wins during the week as volleyball opened the week with a top-five victory over Pitt to secure their league lead and field hockey ended the week by completing their undefeated ACC season to clinch the first round bye in the ACC tournament. After recapping the field hockey match, the guys touch on the season closing match for women's soccer before moving on to look at volleyball's big win. Before wrapping up with final thoughts, they briefly turn their attention to the WBB Tip-off luncheon and the annual interview with Sam Purcell. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:45
October 30, 2021
Soccer Winds Down While FH and Vball Roll On
We fight a few technical difficulties in this one so if anything sounds a bit odd for a moment, just roll with it. The Louisville women's soccer team is closing their season with a whimper, as they fell 4-1 in the midweek game to Virginia. The Cards' hopes for postseason play are almost assuredly dashed and the guys look at what they may have going forward after 2021. Things are going much better for field hockey and volleyball, who both picked up Friday wins. Field hockey controls their own destiny for ACC tournament seeding as they're guaranteed a share of the ACC regular season title after defeating UNC. On the hard court, volleyball remained undefeated with a win over Virginia and stares down a tough Pittsburgh team next. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:03:26
October 23, 2021
Volleyball and Field Hockey Continue Success
We're back after a couple of weeks away from the podcast. If you want to listen to the episodes the podcast missed, check out the Cardinal Couple YouTube page. Things should be back to normal going forward, though.  This week, Case returns along with Paulie, Jeff, and Jared to discuss an exciting week for Louisville women's fall sports. Volleyball and Field Hockey continued to pick up big wins, while Soccer, unfortunately, continued its slump. Every team is winding up for the last stretch of their regular season, so the guys talk about this week's results and look ahead at the remainder of the regular season and potential postseason outcomes. Before final thoughts, the gang heads to Charlotte, NC to take a brief look at the ACC WBB Media Day from earlier in the week. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:03
October 16, 2021
Conference Play Leads to Conference Victories
The successful seasons for Louisville's fall sports continue as the teams amassed another strong week. The crew (Jeff, Paulie, and Case this week with a brief appearance from Jared), covers the victories for field hockey, volleyball, and women's soccer and looks ahead at some big matchups for the teams.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:38
September 25, 2021
Big Wins for Volleyball, Soccer, and Field Hockey
Daryl is finally back, but the crew remains at just four as Case is out this week. Some recording hiccups lead to a touch of balancing issues, but things should be back to normal next week. The gang talks about volleyball's win over rival Kentucky and previews the next big match against perennial powerhouse Nebraska. They also cover the conference openers for soccer and field hockey. All that and more in this week's episode. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:10:09
September 19, 2021
Another Successful Week for Volleyball, Field Hockey, and Soccer
The fall sports are no longer undefeated after Louisville soccer dropped their match early in the week against Western, but it was successful results only in every other match after that. Soccer earned a surprise draw against a top-25 team while volleyball swept a top-10 opponent and field hockey held on for a 1-0 win in Coach Justine Sowry's 200th career victory. The crew covers all of those and more in this week's show. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:00
September 11, 2021
Fall Sports Roll On
The fall sports seasons are rolling on. All three UofL fall team sports remain undefeated as women's soccer, field hockey, and volleyball all picked up wins over the last 48 hours. The gang looks back at the week that was, talking the teams' wins and previewing their upcoming matches. Before wrapping up with final thoughts, they also look at Hailey Van Lith with the USA 3X3 team in the Women's Series in Montreal. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:02:12
September 04, 2021
A Victorious Week for the Cards
Sorry about the missing episode last week. We're back on track going forward. All three major fall sports have started their seasons and all three played on Friday night. The teams were undefeated in exhibition and regular season contests this week, so there's plenty for Paulie, Jeff, Jared, and Case to talk about. They open with a chat about Friday's volleyball double header in Arizona before moving on to recap the field hockey and soccer wins on Floyd Street.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:03:47
August 28, 2021
The Summer Slump is Over
It's a smaller crew today as Jared and Daryl are out but Paulie, Jeff, and Case endeavor to carry on with the show in a throwback to an older version of the show. There was a lot of news this week and the guys work hard to cover it all. UofL hosted fall sports media day earlier in the week and followed it up with a release of the full women's basketball non-conference schedule. Payton Verhulst has continued to perform well in the U19 FIBA Women's World Cup, so the guys look at the USA's march to the semifinals. Finally, there is officially a game on the schedule, as Louisville women's soccer opens with an exhibition against Ball State. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:07:57
August 14, 2021
Offseason Awards Galore
It's a full house this week as Daryl returns from her time away. The show opens with a discussion about Meghan Schneider and the UofL field hockey program. The crew moves into the news about Payton Verhulst being named National Female Athlete of the Year in high school by USA Today. Of course, they'll never pass up an opportunity to talk about women's basketball, so they discuss the roster once more and look at some schedule addition announcements. Over the week, Jared had an interview with Mercedes Pastor (link) from UofL field hockey before she departs the city (and country) to head to Belgium to play professionally. Fall sports media day is upcoming so be sure to follow along with the site for reports from that event. In a dip from joy and excitement, it's impossible to ignore the NCAA gender disparity report that was released this week, but the show wraps up with some happier final thoughts. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:09:04
August 07, 2021
Basketball Announces a New Early Season Game
It's another nearly full house this week as the crew misses Daryl once more. There have been announcements over the last week, including the addition of a women's basketball game. The guys take the opportunity to look at that game and the how the women's basketball team may stack up. There have also been some accolades and coaching announcements that take up a portion of the show before more Olympics talk. We're nearly into the fall schedule, where the show topics will pick back up, so the summer slump will end soon! Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:45
July 31, 2021
Plenty of Louisville and Olympic News
It's been such a busy week over the summer that we don't even have a quiz this week. The show opens with some discussions about the Cardinal Couple team's past week then moves into the news from UofL. There have been plenty of announcements of individual awards and rosters for national teams, which the crew use as segues into a deeper look at the UofL WBB roster. After some UofL discussion, the guys move into talk about the Olympics, both with former Cards and other sports of interest. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:12:37
July 24, 2021
Fall Schedules Have Been Released
It's a full house this week after the holiday weekend and it's a busy show. Women's soccer will be the first team to take the field in UofL's 2021-22 athletic year, so this week's show is a deep dive into the newly released schedule. The crew talks about the loss of Emina Ekic, how the team will approach this season, and the hiring of a new assistant coach. After a brief chat about women's basketball, it's time for a quiz. This week's quiz is about the wide-ranging topic of "ACC". Can you beat this week's winner? Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:22:52
July 10, 2021
The Summer Slump Continues
Happy Independence Day! With the summer slump in full swing, the show gets a bit off the rails, as can happen even with the most exciting topics on deck. Case is out again this week, but the remaining four of the crew talk about everything from Louisville traffic to a Cardinal basketballer making her way to the Olympics. The show wraps up with a quiz; this week's topic is Coaches. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:17:08
July 05, 2021
Name, Image, and Likeness Rules Abound
The primary topic of this week's show is the new Name, Image, and Likeness Executive Order passed by Kentucky's governor this week. Paulie, Jeff, and Jared talk about what it means for UofL athletics and how it might affect Cardinal Couple. There is still plenty we don't know so we're all learning together. Along with some other items, the news and notes topics are followed by a summer quiz. This week's quiz theme is Mascots, a group and fan favorite! Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:12:12
June 27, 2021
A Summer Potpourri
It's a full house! For the first time in a long time, all of the Cardinal Couple contributors are in the house. Paulie, Jeff, Case, Jared, and Daryl bring you an exciting show as they struggle through the true doldrums of the collegiate summer slump. This week's topics include a brief look at the WNBA, an update on the FIBA AmeriCup, announcements of ACC All-Academic team awards, and the annual Louie Awards. We follow those up with our weekly summer quiz. This week's quiz theme is Ex-Cardinals. Can you beat the winner? Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:23:04
June 19, 2021
Return of the Pod
We're back! Or rather, the pod is back. The show has been ongoing weekly (check out Cardinal Couple on YouTube) but with Case back from his long hiatus, the podcast returns to the internet. This week, like those before, the summer slump is upon us. The gang talks about the USA 3v3 tournament, the women's college world series, a bit of other UofL news, and wraps up with the famed Cardinal Couple quiz. This week's quiz is about Hooping it Up. Play along and see how you score! Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:12:33
June 12, 2021
Dana was Drafted and Volleyball Advanced
It was a busy week for UofL athletics, with basketball joining in on the news front despite their season wrapping up a few weeks ago. The show opens with talk about Dana Evans being drafted by the Dallas Wings of the WNBA and then moves on to discussing the big victory for Louisville softball over Duke. After the crew loses Jared to rain, Paulie, Jeff, and Case continue the show by looking at volleyball's advancement to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament and wrap with discussions about the past and future for Louisville lacrosse and field hockey. All of that and more, plus the always exciting final thoughts, on the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:08:23
April 17, 2021
"Mid"-Season Awards for Softball
The crew spends a fair bit of the show opening taking the topics completely off the rails. Who could really be surprised? Once things are back on track, the primary topic this week is softball's series against Georgia Tech. After looking at Friday's double-header and peeking ahead at the remainder of the season, the guys chat about some midseason awards for softball. Spring has kept UofL athletics very busy, so the remainder of the show is a blitz through lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, and volleyball. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:08:12
April 10, 2021
Volleyball are ACC Champs!
It was a busy week for Louisville athletics. The crew starts off the show with the big wins for volleyball that clinched their third ACC title. After a look at those games and a brief discussion about the upcoming NCAA tournament, they move on to talk about the unfortunate end to women's basketball's run for a title. The guys move on to chats about the recent and upcoming games for lacrosse and field hockey. The show wraps up with some lamenting about the ongoing slump for Louisville softball and some new rules out on the berm before heading into final thoughts. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:08:34
April 03, 2021
Louisville WBB in the Sweet 16
Basketball is once again the meat of the show as the Louisville Cardinals played some tighter than expected games to advance to the Sweet 16. The crew manages to get through those recaps and preview the game against Oregon before moving on to other sports in action this week. Louisville volleyball took a big win to move atop the conference, while lacrosse and softball had a few stumbles over the past week.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:08:39
March 27, 2021
March Madness is Here!
The NCAA women's tournament starts tomorrow, so the crew spends the first half of the show talking about UofL's draw and the mess the NCAA has created with its bubble discrepancies. They move on to talk about the tough softball loss to Clemson and the positives from the big lacrosse loss to UNC.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:03:05
March 20, 2021
The Busy Season is Upon Us - 03/06/2021
It's ACC Tournament Week. Louisville WBB played a tough game against Wake Forest before putting the Deacs away in the fourth quarter. The crew looks back at the win and takes a look at the semifinal matchups on Saturday. They move on to talk about the home opening romps by Louisville softball against Bradley. Wrapping up, the gang briefly chats about the spring season openers for the fall sports of field hockey, volleyball, and soccer. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:08:38
March 06, 2021
Regular Season Basketball Wrap-Up - 02/27/2021
Oops! Last week's episode never came up due to technical difficulties with the recording. We also apologize for some sound issues in this week's episode.  We're back this week and it was a big week for UofL women's athletics. With the basketball season wrapping up, it's a basketball heavy episode. The crew talks about the loss to Florida State and looks ahead to the matchup against Notre Dame. After some brief discussion about the ACC tournament, they move on to regular season ACC Awards. They then look at the big softball series against Florida. All that and more on this week's episode of the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:19:18
February 27, 2021
Louisville WBB Back on Pause - 02/13/2021
Louisville women's basketball started the week out well with a pair of wins over Notre Dame and Georgia Tech, including the emotional senior night for Dana Evans, but the week ended with the unfortunate news of another Covid-19 related pause. The crew discusses the wins and what a second pause means for Louisville's season before moving on to the openings of the spring seasons for both spring and fall sports. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:06:52
February 13, 2021
Spring Seasons Upcoming - 02/06/2021
Louisville WBB suffered their first loss of the season against a tough NC State squad, but bounced back with a huge win over Boston College. The Cards will see if they can continue their recovery tour when they take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame on Sunday. The crew breaks down last week's games and looks ahead to the week that will be. Volleyball and lacrosse seasons are also on the horizon, with softball and soccer looming as well. All of that and more on the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:06:59
February 06, 2021
Have We Mentioned It's Basketball Season - 01/30/2021
Louisville WBB played three (!) games over the last week, leading to a full show of basketball recaps. The Cards will also battle for the top position in the ACC when they take on NC State on Monday. It was an exciting week and looks to be another exciting week upcoming. The crew talks about what was a surprising bit of tough games but keeps things light as they celebrate the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:13:23
January 30, 2021
Louisville Has the Number One Team in the Nation - 01/23/21
Seemingly everyone has personal news as the show opens with the typical back and forth that takes place during introductions. After getting the show back on track, the show is full of basketball news and results as well as looking ahead to the upcoming week that has three games on the schedule. There are a few other news and scheduling items in the upcoming weeks that the crew discusses before wrapping up with their final thoughts.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:04
January 23, 2021
Another Successful Week for WBB - 01/16/2021
Louisville opened the week with a delayed game against Clemson, but came out victorious. They later took care of business against Boston College for a two-win week. The crew, a full house this week, breaks down both games and looks ahead to the big matchup against Florida State. Louisville's NWSL team participated in their first rookie draft last week and kept UofL's hometown hero in the city, so the gang talks about that as well. As always, there's plenty more to discuss.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:11:26
January 16, 2021
A Busy Week in WBB - 01/09/2021
Louisville women's basketball played three games over the last week, going 3-0 over Bellarmine, UT Martin, and Virginia Tech. The Cardinal Couple crew breaks down the wins, ranging from outmatched blowouts to last second nailbiters. The packed week leads to a basketball heavy show, filled with the usual derailments and banter. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:09:48
January 09, 2021
Who Needs a Trackable Schedule? - 01/02/2021
Louisville had four schedule changes over the course of a couple of days this week. Due to a noon game on Saturday, Jeff, Case, and Daryl are joined just briefly by Jared and Paulie as they await the game start at the Yum! Center. The crew recaps Louisville's return to the court against Northern Kentucky and previews the games against Bellarmine and North Carolina. The schedule continues to be a moving target, but the gang does their best to keep you on top of any changes. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
54:42
January 02, 2021
The First Shoe to Drop - 12/26/2020
It's a lighter crew on the call for this week's episode, as Case and Daryl miss the show for various birthdays. Paulie, Jeff, and Jared hold down the fort, though, as there's still news on the horizon. The guys open with a brief recap of their Christmases, then move on to talk about the latest scheduling news that comes with Duke women's basketball canceling the remainder of their season. There is a lot of fallout to discuss from the cancelation, and they dive deep on the potential implications. Things are brought to a lighter tone when the crew looks at the fall academic reports for Louisville teams. The gang wraps up with looks ahead at a better 2021 and the brief 2020 slate of women's basketball.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:06:19
December 27, 2020
The Christmas Week Episode - 12/19/2020
Louisville women's basketball continues their Covid-19 induced hiatus, but that doesn't mean the gang can't figure out what to discuss. It's a full house for the first time since the show was on the actual radio. The show opens with Paulie leading the crew in discussions about ACC women's basketball standings and predictions. They move closer to Louisville to discuss  a current player choosing to transfer. They also look at the announcement by Emina Ekic to forego any remaining eligibility and pursue her pro soccer career. Finally, since it's Christmas week, the gang talks about some of their holiday favorites.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:13:49
December 19, 2020
A Pause on Basketball - 12/12/2020
The gang is joined by Daryl Foust, the newest member of the Cardinal Couple staff. Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends. The Louisville women's basketball team has joined the ranks of programs afflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and they have shut down all team activities for an indefinite time period. The crew talks about how this impacts the team's schedule and what it means going forward. They briefly break down the wins over UT Martin and Duke, but much of the excitement of results is tampered by the recent news. Once more, in what has become a common occurrence, Case finds himself on the wrong stat sheet briefly, but weathers through. After everything, final thoughts get a bit heavier than normal. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:08:03
December 12, 2020
Louisville WBB Dominates DePaul - 12/5/2020
The Cards went on national TV on Friday night in a rescheduled game against DePaul and promptly set a program scoring record. The guys recap the one-sided win and look ahead to Louisville's next game against UT Martin. They also touch briefly on the the previous game against EKU and put in their bold scoring predictions. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:09:03
December 05, 2020
College Basketball Schedules Are in Shambles - 11/28/2020
Louisville women's basketball opened their season with a victory, but not over the team the guys previewed last week. Rather than Middle Tennessee State, Louisville took on Southeast Missouri and managed a comfortable win. As more games have been canceled and new opponents have been announced, the Louisville non-conference schedule is essentially being made up on the fly. Paulie, Case, and Jeff (with Jared acting as a silent observer) take a look at the season opening win and move on to preview the next game against EKU. All that and more on this week's Cardinal Couple.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:24
November 28, 2020
Basketball on Deck - 11/21/2020
The guys open with discussions about their upcoming holiday plans before launching into the meat of the show. Basketball season is on the doorstep so Paulie leads the way into recapping the recent women's basketball tipoff luncheon. The exciting item on the agenda is the upcoming University of Louisville season opener against Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night, but that doesn't stop the crew from going deep into how this season might be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:05:59
November 21, 2020
UofL's Big Signing Day; Pre- and Post-Season Awards - 11/14/2020
It's a full house once more for this week's show and there's plenty for the four to discuss. The guys open the show by breaking down the big signing day announcements for the 2021 graduating class. They move on to talk about the preseason awards racked up by UofL's women's basketball team and look at the roster for the upcoming season. The show wraps with a brief touch on the news around UK women's basketball program and the always thrilling "final thoughts" segment. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:07:19
November 14, 2020
ACC Tournament Results and Preview - 11.7.2020
Paulie, Jeff, and Case discuss the ongoing ACC tournaments for field hockey and soccer. The field hockey team picked up a win in their first match against Virginia and will take on the Tarheels of North Carolina in the championship. Louisville's soccer team will also meet Virginia in their first match of the tournament on Tuesday. After discussing the field hockey win, the guys preview the next games for each team. They also look at some news out of the Louisville women's basketball program before wrapping up. Jared makes his presence known from the chat room! Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:03:56
November 07, 2020
Regular Season Wrap-Ups - 10.31.2020
The last week has seen Louisville volleyball, soccer, and field hockey wrap up their regular seasons. The crew looks back on those final game and looks ahead to the ACC tournaments for soccer and field hockey. With no postseason play on deck for volleyball this fall, they look at the "mid-season" awards for volleyball and talk a bit about the upcoming spring. Finally, the women's basketball season is approaching and some news has come out about the future of the program's facilities. Happy Halloween! Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:09:21
October 31, 2020
The Non-Conference Basketball Schedule is Here - 10/17/2020
The crew is missing Jared this week, but that doesn't slow down Paulie, Case, and Jeff from causing problems on their own. The non-conference schedule has been released for the women's basketball team so the guys get into their expectations for the games that open the season. Soccer, volleyball, and field hockey were also in action over the past week so those results are discussed.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:03:20
October 17, 2020
Field Hockey Hits the Road - 10/10/2020
It was another successful week as UofL's volleyball, women's soccer, and field hockey teams all continued their winning ways. The three teams will all be back underway shortly so the crew discusses the wins that were and the games that are to be.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:02:32
October 10, 2020
A Victorious Week for UofL Women's Athletics - 10-03-2020
It's been a busy week for UofL Women's Athletics and the teams have responded well. Women's soccer used a big second half to beat Syracuse while volleyball swept Boston College in their opening game of the weekend. The crown jewel of the week, though, was the upset victory for field hockey over UNC.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:04:20
October 03, 2020
Women's Soccer vs FSU; Volleyball vs Notre Dame - 09/26/2020
On this week's episode, the gang discusses the volleyball loss to Notre Dame, the women's soccer loss to FSU, and previews the field hockey match against Duke. They also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on non-football athletics and look forward to the remainder of the seasons.  Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:05:42
September 26, 2020
UofL Volleyball Beats UofL Volleyball? 09-19-2020
In this week's episode, the UofL women's fall season has begun! The crew breaks down Volleyball's Red and Black Scrimmage and the women's soccer win over Miami. They also preview the upcoming weekend set for volleyball against Notre Dame and soccer's tough matchup against Florida State. As always, shenanigans ensue throughout. Check out daily columns celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics at the Cardinal Couple website.
01:10:49
September 19, 2020
Games on the Schedule! - 09-12-2020
Tune in In this week's episode, it's a full house as Paulie, Jeff, Case, and Jared discuss the newly published Louisville fall sports schedules. They talk about their predictions for the upcoming shortened seasons and name players they think can make an impact for the women's soccer, field hockey, and volleyball teams. Check out daily columns at the Cardinal Couple website. The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast is live! This is the first published episode of a long running weekly talk show celebrating the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics. The show started on local radio and moved to internet only earlier in the year after a station closure. After a number of week's on YouTube only, the show is now in podcast form. The show airs live on YouTube streaming at 11AM Eastern every Saturday.
01:15:28
September 14, 2020