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Billy Reed: Still reeling from mob at Capitol and thinking of those who make a difference

Here at the start, I must admit that I am still reeling at what I saw happen Wednesday afternoon in our nation’s Capitol building. I will never get over the sight of Americans fighting other Americans for control of our revered temple of freedom. It was sad beyond belief. But it also renewed my resolve to use any forum I have to speak to my fellow Americans, especially the young people, about the...

Van Lith, Evans combine for 40 points as Louisville women post 101-58 win over EKU on Sunday

Hailey Van Lith and Dana Evans each scored 20 points on Sunday as Louisville coasted to a 101-58 victory over Eastern Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center. Van Lith also grabbed 11 rebounds and knocked down five 3-pointers. The freshman guard added two blocks and two steals in her home debut as Louisville improved to 2-0. Louisville’s Merissah Russell prepares to go inside against Eastern Kentucky...

Louisville standouts Jazmine Jones, Kylee Shook selected in WNBA Draft by New York Liberty

University of Louisville women’s basketball standouts Jazmine Jones and Kylee Shook were selected in back-to-back picks by the New York Liberty in the 2020 WNBA Draft. Jones went 12th overall and was the final pick of the first round, while Shook went 13th. Jones is the fourth UofL player to be selected in the first found, joined by Asia Durr, Shoni Schimmel and Angel McCoughtry. Louisville standouts...

Jamie Vaught: University of Louisville’s Jeff Walz adds to impressive resume with third Final Four

If you look at Jeff Walz’s coaching resume, it is a very impressive one already. And the youthful-looking U of L women’s basketball coach is only 46 years old. After guiding his Cardinals to last Sunday’s 76-43 victory over Oregon State in an Elite Eight matchup at Rupp Arena, Walz can now add another NCAA Final Four trip – his third one as head coach — to his resume. In 2009 and 2011,...

U of L’s Walz, Durr will lead U-23 National Women’s Basketball team in Four Nations Tournament

University of Louisville women’s basketball head coach Jeff Walz and junior guard Asia Durr will look to help lead the way for the U-23 National Team as it competes in the U-23 Four Nations Tournament Saturday through Tuesday. Walz will serve as head coach of the U-23 National Team, marking his third stint with USA Basketball. He helped both the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U-18 National...

UofL’s Walz, Hines-Allen, Durr preparing for USA Women’s Basketball U-23 Trials next week

It is the dream of many athletes to represent their countries and compete on the international stage. University of Louisville women’s basketball’s Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen each will get a shot at realizing that goal next week. The duo will be vying for two of the 12 coveted spots on the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U-23 National Team, which is being led by the Cardinals’ head coach...

High-profile Cardinals back in spotlight, first women’s college basketball team to play in Cuba

University of Louisville head coach Jeff Walz, in his nine years, has elevated the women’s basketball program into the national spotlight and made the Cardinals’ consistently part of the coast-to-coast conversation. This week, the team will be attracting the limelight – for a different discussion. The Cardinals, who are finishing last-minute preparations for their foreign trip, will become the...

DePaul’s 3-point gunners will test Cards; Walz looking for widespread improvement against DePaul

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — Better defense. Better effort. Faster start. That’s the most important trio of factors that University of Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz thinks his players must have Sunday if they expect to advance in the NCAA Tournament. After overcoming a slow start to defeat No. 14 Central Arkansas 87-60 in the opening round Friday...

Defense a concern, but so is offense as UofL women prepare to tip off in NCAA Tournament

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — It’s not difficult to discern a theme for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team heading into this weekend’s NCAA Tournament. As sophomore power forward Myisha Hines-Allen so succinctly puts it: “Defense. Defense. Defense.” The third-seeded Cardinals (25-7) will get their bid for a fourth straight Sweet...

Upset Special: No. 8 Cardinals land in Dallas Region, not Lexington, for NCAA Women’s Basketball tourney

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament hasn’t even started yet, and the University of Louisville has already been upset, thanks to the selection committee. Virtually everyone was predicting that the No. 8 Cardinals (25-7) would get a No. 3 seed and be sent to the Lexington Region, meaning they would play two home games, then take...

Louisville pair of Walz, Moore continue winning ways at U.S. World Championship

Led by Mariya Moore and head coach Jeff Walz the U.S. Women’s U-19 World Championship Team won a gold medal Sunday, beating host Russia 78-70 at the 2015 FIBA U-19 World Championships in Chekhov, Russia (UofL Athletics Photo)   Mariya Moore and head coach Jeff Walz are becoming unstoppable when teamed together with USA Basketball.   The duo helped lead the U.S. Women’s U-19 World Championship...

Louisville women's inaugural season in ACC features six regional, national TV appearances

The ACC sent eight teams to the NCAA Tournament a season ago and five of those schools visit Louisville during the 2014-15 season (U of L Athletics Photo)   The University of Louisville women’s basketball team’s much-anticipated Atlantic Coast Conference schedule, released by the league office, features eight games in the KFC Yum Center and six regionally or nationally televised contests.   Among...

Louisville basketball recruit Moore picked for USA Basketball Women's U-18 National team

Mariya Moore with the U-18 National Team staff, including Louisville head coach Jeff Walz (Photo from UofL Athletics)   Incoming University of Louisville women’s basketball player Mariya Moore isn’t putting down a basketball any time soon despite the impending summer break.   The Richmond, Calif., native secured one of the 12 roster spots for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U-18 National...