Jeff Walz, the head coach of the Louisville women’s basketball team, is buying the first 2,500 fans (aged 21 and up) a beer for Thursday night’s game between (5) Louisville and (14) LSU. According to the report on ESPN.com, the coach’s actions do not violate NCAA rules. The report also says the tab will come to $5,000.
The Louisville-LSU game plans to be a good one. The teams are both 2-0, and will face-off in the semi-finals of the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Louisville has a high-powered offense that is averaging 100.5 points a game, but its defense gave up 82 points in Monday night’s win against Quinnipiac. LSU will be the Cardinal’s first ranked opponent, so they will need to play better defense if they hope to stay unbeaten. The other semi-final game is between (11) Oklahoma and (25) Gonzaga, and the finals of the Preseason WNIT will be played on November 17th (location TBA).
Side note: I’m not sure if Walz is getting a discount, but $2 beer at a college basketball game is one of the best deals I have ever seen. We have all felt the pain of inflated prices for beer and food at sporting events, so I would encourage the trend of $2 beer. Maybe hotdogs will be reduced to a fair price as well, and the entire nation can live in harmony once again.