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Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball coach offering free beer to fans


On Thursday night, the No. 5 Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team will host LSU in a Preseason WNIT game at KFC Yum! Center (the best-named arena in all of sports, in my estimation).

In concurrence with the already-scheduled $2 beer night, head coach Jeff Walz has offered to pay for the first beer purchased by the first 2,500 fans who order a sudsy beverage during the game.

Showing off my considerable math skills, the offer could cost Walz upwards of $5,000. Didn’t even need a calculator to arrive at that conclusion. Yeah, I’m a showoff.

In Walz’s eyes, it’s all about good times and good brews. But in a responsible manner.

“We’re just trying to have a little bit of a good time here at the ballgame,” Walz said, according to a USA Today report.“Make sure you have a designated driver if you want to come and have a few of them.”

“…It’s a little way to say thanks to all our adults who come and support us,” Walz continued. “And we’re just trying to get some of our fans who haven’t come out to come on out one time and get a drink and enjoy the ballgame and hopefully grab the attention of a few more fans.”

Novel and clever attempts at drawing fans to women’s college basketball games seems to be becoming the norm early on this season. Just a few weeks ago, the Kansas State Wildcats women’s team attempted to attract prospective attendees with the offer of free bacon if they showed up for a game.

Strange, I’m not sure which one is more enticing: Bacon or beer. One wouldn’t think it would be a difficult decision, but it is. We are talking about bacon here. But then there’s beer. Quite the conundrum. How about beer with slices of bacon in it? Sounds kinda good, right?

Get to it, women’s college basketball.

[H/T For the Win]