LouisvilleKY’s Derby Basketball classic releases 2017 roster Thursday, Feb 16 2017 

Louisville, KY.   – Tickets for the 45th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s go on sale tomorrow Friday, February 17. The high school all-star game will feature the next class of Cards, Cats and Hoosiers. The game is set for Saturday, April 15, at Freedom Hall. This year’s roster includes University of Louisville signees Malik Williams, Darius Perry, Lance Thomas and Jordan Nwora; UK signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander; and IU signees Aljami Durham, Clifton Moore, Jr. and Justin Smith.  The remainder of the roster will be Top 50 rated recruits from the Nation’s top college basketball programs and will released in the coming weeks.

“We are excited to announce that a University of Kentucky recruit will be joining both UL and IU’s entire recruiting classes in this year’s game,” said Keith Conrad, the event’s recruiting chair. “It will be great to have all three fan bases back in Freedom Hall supporting their newest additions. Cardinal fans should be ecstatic to see what Coach Pitino has labeled as the most talented recruiting class he has assembled during his tenure at the University of Louisville.” 
UK and UofL
Tickets, which cost $18 in advance ($20 at the door) and $50 for VIP Courtside seating, go on sale February 17, and are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone through TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets for the game and 2017 Pegasus Pins will allow for free admission to the Horseshoe Foundation Derby Festival Night of the Future Stars, which will be held on Friday, April 14, at Indiana University Southeast.
The Basketball Classic is presented by Papa John’s, with Contributing Sponsor Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County.  Media Sponsors are 99.7 DJX, B96.5 FM, and SLAM Magazine. Supporting Sponsor: Dick’s Sporting Goods.
First held in 1973, the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic has featured such players as Jamal Mashburn, Moses Malone, Rex Chapman, Pervis Ellison, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Darrell Griffith, Derek Anderson, Anfernee Hardaway and Michael Beasley, among many others.

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LouisvilleKY hosts WWE Smackdown LIVE for the first time Monday, Feb 13 2017 

Louisville, Ky,. – Pro-wrestling fans will be able to see WWE’s Smackdown Live for the first time ever in Louisville. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 17 for the April 18, 2017, show at the KFC Yum! Center.

The card is expected to feature wrestling superstars Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt and many more.

Ticket prices start at $15 and go as high as $100.

More information can be found at www.wwe.com/shows

WWE Smackdown

 

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Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell Among Top Candidates for Naismith Trophy Thursday, Feb 9 2017 

 

 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell is among the Top 30 players in consideration for the 2017 James. A. Naismith Trophy, presented to the nation’s most outstanding men’s college basketball player, in the list announced today.
 
Presented by the Atlanta Tipoff Club, Mitchell is among a nation-best seven ACC players on the list.  The 10 semifinalists for the national award will be announced March 1.
 
The Cardinals’ top scorer (15.0 ppg) in a balanced lineup, Mitchell is currently eighth in Ken Pomeroy’s national player of the year ratings.  He leads the ACC and ranks 16th in the nation in steals with 53 thefts this season (2.2 per game).
Donovan Mitchell
 
A 6-3 sophomore from Greenwich, Conn., Mitchell scored a career-high 29 points at Pittsburgh on Jan. 24 and enters Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against Miami needing 11 points for 600 in his career.  He was named the ACC and NCAA.com Player of the Week for games Jan. 23-29 when he averaged 28.5 points, five rebounds, four assists and shot 60 percent from the field, including 67 percent from the three-point line (12-of-18).
 
In his last 11 games, Mitchell has averaged 19.2 points 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals and made 32-of-74 three-pointers (.432).  Mitchell grabbed four steals in each of the last two games at Boston College and Virginia, the sixth time he had as many in a game this season.
 
The complete list of the Top 30 candidates is included below.
 
LAST
FIRST
CLASS
POSITION
SCHOOL
CONFERENCE
Bacon
Dwayne
Sophomore
G
Florida State
ACC
Ball
Lonzo
Freshman
G
UCLA
Pac 12
Berry II
Joel
Junior
G
North Carolina
ACC
Brooks
Dillon
Junior
F
Oregon  
Pac 12
Brunson
Jalen
Sophomore
G
Villanova
Big East
Colson
Bonzie
Junior
F
Notre Dame
ACC
Evans
Jawun
Sophomore
PG
Oklahoma State
Big 12
Foster
Marcus
Junior
G
Creighton
Big East
Fox
De’Aaron
Freshman
G
Kentucky
SEC
Fultz
Markelle
Freshman
G
Washington
Pac 12
Happ
Ethan
R-Sophomore
F
Wisconsin
Big Ten
Hart
Josh
Senior
G
Villanova
Big East
Jackson
Josh
Freshman
G
Kansas
Big 12
Jackson
Justin
Junior
F/G
North Carolina
ACC
Keene
Marcus
Junior
G
Central Michigan
MAC
Kennard
Luke
Sophomore
G
Duke
ACC
Landale
Jock
Junior
C
St. Mary’s
West Coast
Leaf
TJ
Freshman
F
UCLA
Pac 12
Markkanen
Lauri
Freshman
F
Arizona
Pac 12
Mason III
Frank
Senior
G
Kansas
Big 12
Mitchell
Donovan
Sophomore
G
Louisville
ACC
Monk
Malik
Freshman
G
Kentucky
SEC
Morris
Monte
Senior
G
Iowa State
Big 12
Motley
Jonathan
Junior
F
Baylor
Big 12
Peters
Alec
Senior
F
Valparaiso
Horizon League
Smith Jr.
Dennis
Freshman
G
NC State
ACC
Swanigan
Caleb
Sophomore
F
Purdue
Big Ten
Thornwell
Sindarius
Senior
G
South Carolina
SEC
Trimble
Melo
Junior
G
Maryland
Big Ten
Williams-Goss
Nigel
R-Junior
G
Gonzaga
West Coast

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Fundraising Efforts Accelerate LouisvilleKY Football Expansion Projects Thursday, Feb 9 2017 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Cardinal Athletic Fund (CAF) has accelerated the completion of a $63-million project for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and the Howard Schnellenberger Complex. With the aid of the football team’s successful 2016 season that saw the school’s highest finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a trip to the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, a top-20 ranking, and its first Heisman Trophy winner, the Louisville Athletics department has realized overwhelming fundraising success.

Originally scheduled for completion for the 2019 football season, the new expansion will be ready for opening in 2018. The expedited schedule is due to major gifts from Pepsi, the Kueber Family, and a recent $5 million pledge by Norton Healthcare. Additionally, within one year, fans and supporters donated approximately $47 million toward the project.
papa johns cardinal stadium
The Cardinals began construction on the new expansion in November 2016 after the final home game.

The Cardinal Athletic Fund’s staff has helped sell all 1,000 club seats, 70 premium boxes, and 12 exclusive field level suites.

“We are extremely appreciative for Norton Healthcare’s generous gift to allow this project to forge ahead,” Tom Jurich, UofL Vice President and Director of Athletics said. “They have always been a tremendous partner for our department, and this major gift certainly strengthens their commitment. The project is moving along steadily, and I’m very grateful for everyone who has contributed to the future of this program. Their gifts have enabled us to move up the completion date.”

“Norton Sports Health is happy to step up in support of this project, which includes a world-class training facility for student-athletes” said Russell Cox, President and CEO of Norton Healthcare. “We are pleased to partner with the University of Louisville Athletic Association in support of our shared commitment to sports health in this community.”

The first phase of the project that will be noticeable to the fans will be the seating structure for the interior bowl that will be in place for the start of the 2017 season. Approximately 10,000 seats will be added to the north end zone, which will go on sale to the public in early 2018.

Beginning January 1, 2018, renovations are scheduled to begin on the football complex, which includes dramatic changes to the training areas and improving the overall student-athlete experience. An additional 100,000 square feet of space will allow the team’s weight room and conditioning center to double in size, creating space for team workouts, conditioning, and an enhanced athletic training space equipped with a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy area.

A luxurious and spacious players’ lounge, improvements for coaches’ offices and the team locker room, and expansive theatre-style meeting areas also will be among the major improvements dedicated for student-athlete development.

The Cardinals open the 2017 season versus Purdue in a neutral-site game in Indianapolis, Ind., before beginning the 2018 campaign in the expanded Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

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LouisvilleKy’s Adel, Mathiang Out for Cardinals’ Game at Virginia Monday, Feb 6 2017 

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville forward Deng Adel and center Mangok Mathiang will miss the Cardinals’ game at Virginia tonight after violating their team’s Saturday night curfew. 
 
“After we returned to Louisville, I boarded the team bus and told them how proud I was of them, but the most important thing now is to get their rest as we had an early morning practice and had to travel,” said UofL Coach Rick Pitino.  “For some reason, Mangok and Deng chose to break curfew and were out very late.  This is an extremely big game for our basketball team and it would be an understatement to say that I am extremely disappointed in both young men.  That being said, we will move forward and put forth a great effort with a depleted team.  Mangok is no longer a captain of our team.  Donovan Mitchell has now been inserted in that role.”
Mangok Mathiang
Deng Adel 
The losses take the Cardinals down to seven scholarship players for tonight’s game.  UofL was already shorthanded with 11 scholarship players this season and two are currently out with recent injuries, including guards Quentin Snider (strained hip flexor) and Tony Hicks (broken bone in hand).
 
Neither Adel or Mathiang traveled with the team to Charlottesville, Va.  Both had been playing particularly well lately. A starter in 22 games and the Cardinals’ third-leading scorer (11.1 points per game), Adel has scored in double figures in the last five games, including a career-high 19 points at Boston College.  He has averaged 13.8 points over the last five games while shooting 52.1 percent from the field (25-of-48).
 
Mathiang has averaged 12.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and shot 67 percent from the field over the last five games, scoring nine or more points in each game. He scored a season-high 16 points at Boston College and had 13 points, matched a career-best with 13 rebounds and blocked two shots at Florida State for his first double-double of the season.

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Despite All That, a Super Week Friday, Feb 3 2017 

We’re only a few weeks into this Trump thing, and our focus seems to be jumping from one scary concept to another. My vote for the most troubling thing Trump said in the last week is his determination to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment. It may not sound like much, but it would allow churches across the country to become politicized and, I think, to become a focal point for campaigning. Trump wants to allow religious leaders, whose businesses are tax-exempt, to openly campaign for causes and candidates.

Photo by Bill Brymer

Photo by Bill Brymer

Here at home, there were protests galore downtown in reaction to Trump’s immigration executive order, which of course defies logic. In the name of reducing the “radical Islamic terrorist” threat, Trump banned travel from seven countries, none of which produced a person who has committed a terrorist attack. But it did separate individuals from their families, and cause chaos and protests across the country.

Meanwhile, from the alternative facts section of the administration’s PR camp, Kellyanne Conway referred to a “Bowling Green massacre” (which never happened) as a means of defending the travel ban.

Still, it was a Super Week around here:

RUSTY SATELLITE SHOW:

You’re in for a treat with this one. First, I went over the new East End Bridge to Utica, where I meandered through the small town to find Hidden Hill Nursery, where Bob Hill and his wife have resided since he was a newbie at the C-J, busing was just getting started and the acreage he scraped up money to buy was not much to look at.

Witch Hazel, at Hidden Hill Nursery

Witch Hazel, at Hidden Hill Nursery

Now retired eight years from the paper, where he was a newspaper columnist (a profession that’s going the way of disc jockey), Hill is a busy guy — running the nursery business, serving on the board of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, and writing pieces for the Parklands of Floyds Fork. Plus, he spends some time commenting on the state of the world, and Trump, on social media. In our interview, he talks about that and some similarities he’s seen to some dark times in our history.

Hill showed me his incredible man cave and one plant he has that blooms in winter — this Witch hazel, which has amazing healing powers, especially if you have hemorrhoids. ouch.

Donald Lassere was front and center earlier this week when thousands gathered at the Ali Center amphitheater to protest Trump’s immigration policy. The Ali Center CEO said it was an important event, one he wanted his kids to see, and sounded out opinions on the disconnect between the mission of the Ali Center and that of the new President.

Also, I got to see the centerpiece of the new Ina Bond Art Gallery at the Ali Center, featuring the piece (pictured above) that Nieman’s Foundation donated. It’s not your typical Nieman.

Listen in here:

EatDrinkTalk

Anthony Lamas of Seviche

Anthony Lamas of Seviche

On the city’s best restaurant and bar podcast, Steve Coomes got the culinary experience we can all envy, a seven-course meal prepared by the city’s Latin all-star chefs. He writes about it here, and talks with Seviche’s Anthony Lamas on the podcast (link below). I stopped in at SuperChefs earlier to talk with the friendly Dawn Bianconcini, a VP in the charitable organization Apron, Inc., which holds it annual Dine Around fund-raiser Feb. 8. Choose from 40 locally-owned restaurants, and you’ll feel good knowing that some portion of your bill will go to help food and drink industry workers survive when facing a tragedy.

The podcast, and the site, includes news about the impending closure of the BBC in St. Matthews and the surprising news that nationally-acclaimed chef Edward Lee is bringing a new restaurant concept to Fourth Street Live.

Here’s the podcast:

NAME-DROPPING:

On Monday, I had the chance to attend GLI’s Capitol Connection event, and was impressed with the new Kentucky House Speaker, Jeff Hoover. He’s a good speaker, he made a great joke at Trump’s expense, and he pushed business-friendly GOP ideas I like, like the new Right to Work law.  And, he maintained that social issues aren’t his priority, despite voting for two abortion bills already. But he made one thing clear — there will be no bathroom bill here.

Hoover’s talk came after some encouraging talk from former Rusty Satellite guests Kent Oyler and Sarah Davasher-Wisdom.

I’m sure he supports the bill being pushed by my friend Chris Thieneman and written by State Sen. Dan Seum, both of whom were there, that proposes an increase in jury pay for the first time in 40 years.  Other notable politicians in attendance included Metro Council members Robin Engel, Stuart Benson, Barbara Sexton Smith and Julie Denton; Jtown Mayor Bill Dieruf and state reps Julie Raque Adams and Darryl Owens.

I was glad to see Jackie Green continuing to fight citations he received for breaking traffic rules on his bike. (WAVE).

In response to the farcical “Bowling Green massacre” above, I had to laugh out loud at Marc Murphy’s cartoon about it:

Marc Murphy is spot-on again

Marc Murphy is spot-on again

Theresa Reno-Weber, who I spoke to at the GLI Annual Meeting and is a former Rusty Satellite Show guest, is thrilled about getting started in her new job heading up the local United Way.

Tailspinning: It won’t be long (Feb. 18) until the best beer fest in these parts. Next week, I’ll be talking to Tailspin Ale Fest founders Tisha Gainey and Trevor Cravens about it on the EatDrinkTalk podcast.

Have a Super Day: I don’t have a dog in the fight, but if you want to find someone passionate about the Super Bowl, check out ex-Rusty guest and U of L professor Ricky Jones’ Falcon fanaticism on Facebook. That’s enough to have me pulling for the Dirty Birds, in addition to hating Tom Brady.

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Get ready for LouisvilleKY soccer Tuesday, Jan 31 2017 

LouCity’s 2017 schedule released

Louisville, KY., – Louisville City FC is fewer than two months away from kicking off its 2017 regular season, which will consist of 32 games announced Tuesday by the United Soccer League — 16 dates at Louisville Slugger Field and 16 more on the road.

After opening March 25 against Saint Louis FC, the rest of LouCity’s home slate is highlighted by a pair of visits from rival FC Cincinnati on July 15 and Aug. 12. The defending USL champion New York Red Bulls II come to Louisville on July 29, and an extended regular season closes with home matchups against the Charlotte Independence on Oct. 7 and Richmond Kickers on Oct. 14.

All LouCity home games, with the exception of the season opener, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. The Saint Louis FC game was assigned a 2 p.m. start time to avoid conflict with the NCAA basketball tournament.

View 2017 Loucity ticket options here.

Louisville  fire FC soccer

 

“We’re glad to have these dates official delighted for our supporters as well so they can plan,” said LouCity Coach James O’Connor. “It gets a lot more real when you see the schedule. Now we just want to get the guys back in here and started. We have something to aim and plan for.”

LouCity will face each USL Eastern Conference club at least twice in 2017, once home and away. The USL has matched LouCity up with FC Cincinnati, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Charlotte Independence three times.

While the regular season now stretches later into the fall, a longer slate has made for far fewer weeknight games. LouCity hosts just two games on days other than Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The top-eight finishers from the USL Eastern and Western conferences will again advance to the single-elimination playoffs. Last year, LouCity posted a second-place regular-season record and played in the Eastern Conference Final, the league’s overall semifinals.

The core of that team is under contract for another year. Among the returners are co-second leading scorers George Davis IV and Guy Abend, as well as 2016 USL Midseason Rookie of the Year Kyle Smith. Competition will be stiffer with the introduction of two new clubs in the Eastern Conference, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Ottawa Fury FC.

LouCity season tickets are on sale starting at $180 by calling (502) 384-8799 or emailing tickets@louisvillecityfc.com. LouCity is also offering a 5-voucher Flex Pack priced as low as $70.

2017 LOUISVILLE CITY FC SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 25: Saint Louis FC at LouCity (2 p.m.)

Thursday, March 30: LouCity at Orlando City B

Saturday, April 8: LouCity at Richmond Kickers

Saturday, April 15: Tampa Bay Rowdies at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, April 22: LouCity at FC Cincinnati

Saturday, April 29: Toronto FC II at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, May 13: LouCity at Tampa Bay Rowdies

Saturday, May 20: LouCity at Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Saturday, June 3: LouCity at Charleston Battery

Wednesday, June 7: Charlotte Independence at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, June 10: LouCity at New York Red Bulls II

Saturday, June 17: Pittsburgh Riverhounds at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, June 24: LouCity at Harrisburg City Islanders

Saturday, July 1: Ottawa Fury FC at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Sunday, July 9: LouCity at Charleston Battery

Saturday, July 15: FC Cincinnati at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, July 22: LouCity at Saint Louis FC

Saturday, July 29: New York Red Bulls II at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Aug. 5: LouCity at Charlotte Independence

Saturday, Aug. 12: FC Cincinnati at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 20: LouCity at Bethlehem Steel

Wednesday, Aug. 23: Harrisburg City Islanders at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Aug. 26: Orlando City B at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Sept. 2: Charleston Battery at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Sept. 9: LouCity at Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Friday, Sept. 15: Bethlehem Steel at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Rochester Rhinos at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Sunday, Sept. 24: LouCity at Ottawa Fury

Wednesday, Sept. 27: LouCity at Toronto FC II

Saturday, Sept. 30: LouCity at Rochester Rhinos

Saturday, Oct. 7: Charlotte Independence at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 14: Richmond Kickers at LouCity (7:30 p.m.)

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LouisvilleKy’s Donovan Mitchell Honored As ACC Player of the Week   Tuesday, Jan 31 2017 

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Louisville sophomore Donovan Mitchell has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week.  He has also received recognition as the NCAA.com Player of the Week.
 
In a pair of Louisville victories last week, Mitchell averaged 28.5 points, five rebounds, four assists and shot 60 percent from the field, including 67 percent from the three-point line (12-of-18).  Mitchell scored a career-high 29 points and handed out three assists at Pittsburgh in just 25 minutes on the court as the Cardinals registered the largest margin of victory ever in an ACC road game.  The Greenwich, Conn., product totaled 28 points – including 21 in the first half – eight rebounds, five assists and two steals as the Cardinals defeated NC State on Sunday
 Donovan Mitchell
Over the last nine games, Mitchell has averaged 19.6 points 4.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.9 steals in Louisville’s balanced lineup.  He is among the ACC and national leaders in steals with 45 thefts this season.
 
It was Mitchell’s first weekly honor of the season.  UofL guard Quentin Snider was named ACC Player of the Week earlier this season for games Dec. 19-25.
 
Georgia Tech’s Josh Okgoie earned Freshman of the Week honors. ACC basketball weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel. 

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LouisvilleKY College Football looks to next season Tuesday, Jan 24 2017 

From GoCards.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2017 football schedule for all 14 ACC teams on Tuesday afternoon, and the Cardinals open next year’s conference slate on the road against North Carolina on Sept. 9.

As previously announced, Louisville commences the season against Purdue on Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It will be the first meeting against the Boilermakers since 1987, and the second time in three years that the Cards begin the season with a neutral-site game. The Cards opened the 2015 campaign in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, Ga.

Other non-conference games for the Cardinals include two home games against Kent State on Sept. 23 and Murray State on Sept. 30. The Cardinals final non-league game is Nov. 25 against in-state rival Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky.

Louisville Cards football Petrino

The Cardinals will play their first ACC home game on Sept. 16 when defending national champion Clemson visits Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. It is the second visit to Louisville for the Tigers, who defeated the Cards 20-17 in their last meeting to Louisville in 2015.

After three consecutive home games from Sept. 16-Sept. 30, the Cardinals travel to Raleigh, N.C., for a nationally televised Thursday night contest versus NC State before returning home to face Boston College on Oct. 14.

The Cardinals will hit the road for consecutive games at Florida State on Oct. 21 and at Wake Forest on Oct. 28 before their off week on Nov. 4.

After the open week, the Cardinals close the ACC slate with home games versus Virginia on Nov. 11 and Syracuse on Nov. 18.

The 2017 season culminates with the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 at a site yet to be determined.

louisville cards football petrino

TICKET INFORMATION
The season ticket renewal process for the 2017 Louisville football season will begin in early February.  Current season ticket holders will receive an email copy of their invoice and can renew online by logging into their My Cardinals Account once available in the coming weeks. (https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/home.htmI?team=uofl) Along with their season ticket invoice, details regarding the season opener at Lucas Oil Stadium vs. Purdue will be included for season ticket holders to request tickets.

Louisville fans continue to support the Cardinals in extraordinary ways, having already sold out the 2017 season ticket allotment.  Last season’s home slate – which included six home sellouts – marked the fourth consecutive football season that Louisville has sold more than 45,500 season ticket packages.

For information on becoming a football season ticket holder and joining the season ticket waitlist, fans can complete a season ticket application online, visit www.GoCards.com/fbwaitlist, call (502) GO-CARDS, or email tickets@GoCards.com.

DAY DATE OPPONENT
Saturday Sept. 2 vs. Purdue
(Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis)
Saturday Sept. 9 at North Carolina *
Saturday Sept. 16 CLEMSON *
Saturday Sept. 23 KENT STATE
Saturday Sept. 30 MURRAY STATE
Thursday Oct. 5 at NC State *
Saturday Oct. 14 BOSTON COLLEGE *
Saturday Oct. 21 at Florida State *
Saturday Oct. 28 at Wake Forest *
Saturday Nov. 11 VIRGINIA *
Saturday Nov. 18 SYRACUSE *
Saturday Nov. 25 at Kentucky

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Two special events set for Cards LouisvilleKY games Tuesday, Jan 17 2017 

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Honoring two past University of Louisville NCAA Final Four teams on their anniversaries and two “color” events are among upcoming special events at three of the remaining six UofL men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center.

UofL will close the month of January with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face NC State in the KFC Yum! Center on Jan. 29.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 1 p.m. game.  Louisville has won six of its previous 10 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.  UofL Coach Rick Pitino has drawn national attention when he wore a white suit for eight of the “White Out” games.

Louisville Cards white out

This year marks the 45th and 35th anniversaries of two UofL NCAA Final Four teams.  The Cardinals will honor both the 1972 and 1982 Louisville teams that reached the NCAA Final Four by wearing adidas throwback uniforms with features similar to the 1982 team when UofL plays Syracuse on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

 
It is the 45th anniversary for UofL’s 1972 NCAA Final Four team (26-5 record), which was guided by future Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum in his first season with the Cardinals.  The Missouri Valley Conference Co-Champions featured five senior starters, including All-America guard Jim Price (1,460 career points, 1969-72), forward Ron Thomas, whose 13.0 career rebounding average is the fourth-best ever at UofL (1970-72), and 1,000-point scorer Al Vilcheck (1,048 points, 1969-72).
This season also marks the 35th anniversary of the Cardinals’ 1982 Final Four team (23-10), which had six seniors on its roster.  Crum’s fourth Final Four team, which was runner-up in the Metro Conference, included four starters that totaled over 1,000 career points in Derek Smith (1,826), Lancaster Gordon (1,614), Jerry Eaves (1,250) and Rodney McCray (1,247).  The Cardinals beat UAB on its home floor to win the Mideast Regional.

The annual “Wear Red for the Seniors” game is set for March 4 at 2 p.m. when the Cardinals face Notre Dame in the final home game of the season.  Cardinal fans are encouraged to wear red attire for that Senior Day event.  Louisville has won 14 of its last 15 Senior Day games, including last year’s 56-53 victory over Georgia Tech as Chinanu Onuaku led the Cardinals with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

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