Pittsburgh Panthers at Louisville Cardinals Pick and Preview

NCAA Basketball Preview 
No. 1 Pittsburgh Panthers (16-0) at No. 21 Louisville Cardinals 
Saturday, 6:00PM Eastern 
 
Bookmaker.com betting line –  
 
The top ranked Pittsburgh Panthers travel on the road in the extremely difficult conference of the Big East late Saturday evening to try and keep the undefeated campaign in tact. The Panthers have held off all challengers this season with convincing wins over Georgetown and St. Johns. The Panthers appear to be the class of the nation, but with a brutal schedule ahead upsets in the Big East will likely become regular. Louisville reached the number 3 ranking earlier this season before suffering some heart breaking losses. The Cardinals bounced back strong with two big victories over top 25 teams Villanova and Notre Dame in their last two outings.  
 
Louisville may be back to playing the type of basketball we have expected them to play all season. The Cardinals are one of the best rebounding teams in the land averaging 40.4 boards per contest that ranks in the top 25 in the country. The Cardinals are led by a group of big men that can take control of the paint. Earl Clark, Samardo Samuels, and Terrence Williams are all averaging over 10 points per game and together these 3 standouts combine for 25 rebounds per game. The big men we need to play big and keep sophomore sensation DeJuan Blair off the glass to control the inside game. The Cardinals are known for playing very well at home and they will get a chance at the number 1 team in the land in front of the nation this Saturday. 
 
Pittsburgh has been superb in all aspects of the court this season. The Panthers rank 12th in the country in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game. Add to the fact Pittsburgh is shooting 48% from the floor that is also among tops in the land and you can quickly see why the Panthers have been so successful this season. Pittsburgh dominated a very good Georgetown team two weeks ago 70-54 and they will have to hold off another tough conference opponent. Sam Young and DeJuan Blair have carried the performance for the Panthers this season. Young leads the teams with 19 points per game and Blair is possibly the best inside player in the country. Blair ranks 3rd in the country with 12.7 rebounds per contest and the young sophomore is only getting better as the season progresses. Pittsburgh has had some convincing wins this season and they will get a chance to do the same in a big conference battle.

 
What to watch for… 
Both teams have had a lot of success inside the paint this season. The Cardinals and the Panthers score a lot of inside points and control the boards very well. It will be interesting to see which team continues this path considering the success both have had so far this year. 
 
Pick – Louisville is playing well, and I believe they keep it within the points.

14th annual Fathers’ Day to be celebrated at Soyuzivka

The Ukrainian Weekly June 14, 1998

Ukrainian Weekly, The 06-14-1998 14th annual Fathers’ Day to be celebrated at Soyuzivka

On Sunday, June 21, the Ukrainian National Association will celebrate its 14th annual Fathers’ Day at Soyuzivka. Divine liturgies for the intentions of all fathers will be celebrated at the Ukrainian Catholic church and the Ukrainian Orthodox chapel.

In the afternoon there will be a program of song and dance, featuring the renowned Troyanda Ukrainian flamenco guitarist Andrey Kutash and Liuba Shchibchik, lyric soprano of Kyiv. this web site fathers day crafts

Troyanda, founded in 1989 by students of the late dancemaster, choreographer and dance instructor Petro Marunchak, who had last performed at Soyuzivka in 1989, has been in existence since 1989. It is directed by Tanya Harasymowycz and Bohdan Klymchuk.

Mr. Kutash, who has been been closely associated with Troyanda, has performed on local radio stations in Montreal and Quebec. see here fathers day crafts

Ms. Shchibchik, a graduate of the Lviv Conservarory of Music, is a talented lyric soprano with the agility of a coloratura. She recently made her American debut with the New Rochelle Opera and has performed leading roles in numerous operas in Ukraine. Ms. Shchibchik sang leading roles in Rachmaninoff’s “Aleko,” Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and “La Traviata, “Bortniansky’s “Alcid,” Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” as well as Mozart’s “The Impressario.”

As in previous years, UNA member and non-members alike are welcome to attend the Fathers’ Day weekend events. UNA branches and districts are encouraged to organize trips to Soyuzivka and participate in the UNA’s celebration to honor all fathers.

For further information and reservations, call Soyuzivka (914) 626-5641.

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