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Cardinal Authority presents this week's edition of the weekly notebook of items surrounding the Louisville women's basketball program

Cardinal Authority presents this week's edition of the weekly notebook of items surrounding the Louisville women's basketball program.

Durr excited to be healthy

Sophomore Asia Durr said she's excited to be healthy this season, something she wasn't her entire freshman campaign.

The No. 1 player in the Class of 2015, Durr came to U of L with some high hopes but she also came with an injury. She suffered a groin injury prior to coming to Louisville and never felt healthy as a freshman.

In fact, Durr said after three games the staff almost made the decision to shut her down for the season. But they didn't and she played through the pain for the rest of her freshman season.

"I learned a lot about myself and my team last year," Durr said. "It was definitely a challenge but I fought through it. It was learning how to be tough, fight through the pain and just move on.

"I wasn't ever healthy at all. I was sore and fought through the pain but it doesn't come down to that and doesn't mean anything. I was just concerned about my team and trying to do what was best for them."

The native of Douglasville, Ga., was named to the All-ACC Freshman team and averaged 11 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals a game in 31 games for the Cardinals. She ended up starting two games and was in double figures 19 times.

Durr said she was glad the decision to let her play was made, noting "God had other plans for me."

"I learned a lot as a person last year and we learned a lot as a team," Durr said.

While she took a little while to get to 100 percent even in the offseason, Durr said she feels great and is "ready to go," for the new season.

Walz in Texas recruiting

Louisville coach Jeff Walz and his staff are back on the road this week recruiting.

Walz and assistant coach Samantha Williams visited the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2018 on Wednesday night - Barbers Hill, Tx., 6-foot-2 post player Charli Collier. She has narrowed her list of schools to 12 and included U of L.

The staff also went to Travis, Tx., to see 6-2 post Queen Egbo, who is ranked as the No 21 prospect by

Walz is still in Texas today and will be seeing the No. 2 player in the 2019 class - Nyah Green - who is committed to Louisville. He's also expected to check out the No. 5 player in the '18 class - Nalyssa Smith. She's a 6-foot-3 forward from San Antonio East Central.

Women's season tickets on sale

Louisville women's season tickets are on sale now.

Fans can purchase tickets through your My Cardinal Account at and those who sign up will be contacted by the U of L ticket office. Adult baseline tickets are available for $108, only $6 per game, while a family four-pack is $324 for seats available in six sections (101-102, 120, 110-112). Group tickets are being sold as well, with groups of 10 more paying $3 per ticket.

Louisville will play 18 games at the KFC Yum! Center this year, opening the season at home against NCAA Tournament participant Belmont on Nov. 13. Combined, Louisville’s home opponents won 61.1 percent of their games, with 10 teams reaching at least 20 victories, and seven teams advancing to the NCAA Tournament.

ACC home schedule is tough

Walz returns every player from last season's team and are ranked No. 2 in ESPN's way-too-early preseason top 25.

The Cardinals went 15-1 in ACC play last season but this time around the home schedule is tough and will be fun for the fans. The Cardinals open ACC play on Dec. 29 against NCAA runner-up Syracuse.

U of L also has home ACC games against Pittsburgh, Miami, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Boston College, North Carolina and Virginia.

The final home game of the season will be against UVA on Feb. 23.

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