Oct. 24, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville rowing team will return to action on Saturday at the Head of the Eagle regatta at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
Rowing at the same venue that will host the 2014 NCAA Rowing Championship in May, the Cardinals will travel a full squad of 75 rowers, both varsity and novice, for the first time this fall. Louisville is slated to have four varsity eight crews, six varsity fours, two varsity pairs, three novice eights and two novice fours competing in the event. Racing for the Cardinals is tentatively scheduled to begin at 10:10 a.m., ET and continue through 3:40 p.m.
"By competing at the host facility for the upcoming NCAA Championship, racing in the Head of the Eagle allows are team to experience some of the same logistical details they would experience next May," said Louisville head coach Derek Copeland. "This event is also a perfect opportunity for our entire squad, especially the novice group, to go on the road and gain valuable experience competing away from home at a quality venue."
The Head of the Eagle will be the Cardinals' first official event against outside competition this fall. On Sept. 21, Louisville traveled to Bloomington, Ind., for a scrimmage against Indiana, while on Oct. 5, the Cardinals hosted the annual Red & Black Regatta on the Ohio River.
Following the Head of the Eagle, the Cardinals will complete the fall portion of their 2013-14 schedule at the Rivanna Romp hosted by the University of Virginia on Nov. 17.