--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Jared Anderson
There’s a huge sports weekend ahead for the Louisville Cardinals and Bats. Monday, the Louisville Football team kicks off against Notre Dame on National TV. Before Scott Satterfield and Co. take the field, there is plenty of action across multiple sports to keep an eye on. Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball are all in action in their respective regular seasons. The Bats also close out their 2019 campaign on Monday at 1.
Here’s what you’ll need to know for this week…
Upcoming Games- Louisville Cardinals
Louisville Field Hockey vs. Indiana, Friday, August 30th, 3:00 pm
Volleyball vs. Dayton vs. Texas A&M, Friday, August 30th, 4:30 pm
Volleyball vs. Florida, Friday, August 30th, 7:00 pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Cleveland State, Friday, August 30th, 7:30 pm
Volleyball vs. Florida vs. Dayton, Saturday, August 31st, 4:30 pm
Volleyball vs. Texas A&M, Saturday, August 31st, 7:00 pm
Field Hockey vs. Massachusetts, Sunday, September 1st, 12:00 pm
Volleyball vs. Dayton, Sunday, September 1st, 1:00 pm
Women’s Soccer vs. Eastern Michigan, September 1st, 7:30 pm
Football vs. Notre Dame, Monday, September 2nd, 8:00 pm
Upcoming- Louisville Bats
Bats at Toledo, Friday, August 30th, 7:05 pm
Bats at Toledo, Saturday, August 31st, 7:05 pm
Bats vs. Indianapolis, Sunday, September 1st, 6:00 pm
Bats vs. Indianapolis, Monday, September 2nd, 1:00 pm
Unrelenting Gauntlet of Games
Think that’s a lot of games? 10 games will take place on Floyd Street over the weekend into Monday. Four minor league baseball games are also left, two in Louisville. Many sports open up this weekend, with only Women’s Soccer carrying an actual regular season record. Two coaches will also debut in regular season: Men’s Soccer’s John Michael Hayden and Football’s Scott Satterfield.
The Louisville Bats also close out 2019, with a fun final couple of weeks. They won a series against Columbus, and will face off against Toledo for two more against the Detroit Tigers top farm club.
O’Grady sees 20/20
Brian O’Grady became the first player in franchise history with at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a season. He became just one of eight minor leaguers to accomplish the feat.
Former Card named to U23 National Team
Former Louisville soccer star Gaby Vincent was named to the US Under-23 National Team this week, and traveled to England for the 2019 Nordic Tournament from August 28th-September 2nd.
She was named second-team United Soccer Coaches Association All-Region as a Louisville Cardinal. The former team captain also earned a roster spot with the Utah Royals this season.
Football Kicks Off!
No matter the expectations, or projections, the start of college football brings excitement to the entire nation. It is no different in the River City. The Cards look to commit a major upset against Notre Dame on Monday, on ESPN, during prime time.
The depth chart was released earlier this week. There were a few surprises, which you can read here. Louisville fans will finally get a look at what the team will look like under new head coach Scott Satterfield.
RCC to feature Tailgate of the Week
Louisville Football fans are known for enjoying a great party before a football game. There are so many great tailgates, River City Cards will feature one tailgate per week with a short article and photo gallery posted on the website and social media.
Want to be featured? All you have to do is Follow River City Cards on Twitter, and respond to the weekly tweet with the name of the tailgate and why it should be featured.