Late interception return for TD lifts Louisville past UCF Saturday, Sep 18 2021 

Jaylin Alderman returned an interception for a 66-yard touchdown with 13 seconds remaining, giving Louisville a thrilling 42-35 victory over UCF.

        

Cards’ Hoops Schedule Announced, Louisville Yum Center Game Tickets Available Thursday, Sep 16 2021 

From University of Louisville Sports Information

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Appearances in the Cable Beach Championship and Big Ten/ACC Challenge, three ESPN Big Monday appearances, a daunting 20-game ACC schedule and 18 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the 2021-22 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule.

“Time to start playing some games and we can’t wait!” said UofL Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Mack.  “The schedule will test our team and as always becomes a monster the further into the calendar we go. The 20 game ACC schedule is grueling. By the time March arrives our team will have prepared well for tournament play. We have a long road until that time but it’s certainly in the back of our minds.”

Including the Cardinals’ ACC schedule, 16 of the Cardinals’ 31 games will be played against teams that participated in post-season competition last season, including 11 from the 2020 NCAA Tournament field (NCAA Tournament:  Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina twice, Syracuse, Virginia twice, Virginia Tech; NIT:  Mississippi State, NC State twice, Richmond, Western Kentucky).

Seven UofL opponents are ranked among the ESPN way-too-early top 25, including non-conference foes No. 9 Kentucky and No. 20 Maryland, with Michigan State among those “next in line.”  That early ranking also includes ACC members No. 11 Duke, No. 17 North Carolina, No. 21 Florida State, No. 24 Virginia Tech and No. 25 Virginia.  Louisville has faced a schedule among the top 16 toughest by the ratings percentage index or NCAA NET ratings in 11 of the past 14 seasons, including four of the last five years.

Thirteen games will be played on Saturday this season, eight on Wednesday, four on Monday, three on Tuesday, two on Friday, and one on Thursday (Thanksgiving day).  The Cardinals will not play a game on Sunday this season.  UofL will play 10 games during the month of January, marking the first time it has played as many in that month since the 1997-98 season, when UofL played 11 games in January.

Including two exhibition games, eight of the Cardinals’ 13 non-conference games in the first two months of the season will be played at home in the KFC Yum! Center, UofL’s spectacular 22,090-seat home arena.  The Cardinals will face their first outside competition in an exhibition game on Oct. 29 in the KFC Yum! Center against in-state NCAA Division II foe Kentucky State — just 43 days from today.  UofL will play its second exhibition on Nov. 3 against West Georgia, which advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament second round last season.

The Cardinals officially open their 2021-22 season on Nov. 9 against Southern, the first of four straight games in the KFC Yum! Center.  The next three at home include Nov. 12 vs. Furman, Nov 15 vs. Navy and Nov. 20 vs. Detroit Mercy.  The Detroit game is the first of three for the Cardinals in the Baha Mar Hoops Cable Beach Championship, with the other two played at the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas on Nov. 25 against Mississippi State and Nov. 27 against either Maryland or Richmond.

The Cardinals begin the month of December against Michigan State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 1, followed by its first ACC game of the season on Dec. 4 at NC State.  Louisville will next return home for a pair of games: on Dec. 10 against DePaul — a former fellow Conference USA and Big East member with UofL — and Dec. 14 against Southeastern Louisiana.

Louisville will travel to face a pair of in-state foes on Dec. 18 at Western Kentucky and Dec. 22 at Kentucky, the final nonconference game of the season.  The Cardinals close out 2021 with a home game against Wake Forest on Dec. 29.

The remainder of the Cardinals’ 20-game ACC schedule includes home games against Boston College, Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Miami, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Virginia. UofL’s other nine league road games will be at Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

The Cardinals will be featured on ESPN’s Big Monday telecast on three occasions in a five-week ACC stretch, including Jan. 24 at Virginia, Jan. 31 vs. North Carolina and Feb. 21 at North Carolina.  Five of the Cardinals’ last eight games will be played on the road.

The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament will be staged at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 8-12.

Louisville achieved a 13-7 record in a pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season as the Cardinals finished seventh in the ACC with one of the least experienced teams in the nation.  Louisville returns three of its top five scorers (five of its top eight), including front line starters Samuell Williamson and Jae’Lyn Withers.  The Cardinals have added a top 25 recruiting class and four impressive transfers, including a junior college All-American.  Louisville will open its season with five players who shot 40 percent or better from three-point range in their previous collegiate season for the first time in school history (transfers Matt Cross .400, El Ellis .417, Noah Locke .404, Jarrod West .408, and returnee JJ Traynor .500).

The Cardinals have posted 73 winning seasons over the last 76 years.  Louisville is one of only five schools to be ranked in the AP Top 25 poll at least once during each of the past 18 seasons (since 2002-03, excluding preseason polls) and the Cardinals have finished among the nation’s Top 25 teams in eight of the last 11 years.

Additional game times and televising networks will be added to complete the schedule in the coming weeks.

The complete 2021-22 schedule is available here, a printable pdf version here.  Information on obtaining season tickets, which start at just $325 and may be paid over an extended period, is available here (link:  https://gocards.com/news/2021/7/7/mens-basketball-mens-basketball-season-tickets-on-sale.aspx).

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Cunningham leads cards to 30-3 victory over Eastern Kentucky Sunday, Sep 12 2021 

In guiding the Cardinals (1-1) to their first victory of the season, the redshirt junior quarterback completed 16-of-24 passes for 277 yards.

        

Hometown Kid: Ballard grad ready to break out for Louisville football Monday, Sep 6 2021 

The Cardinal tight end has scored 13 touchdowns over the past two seasons.

        

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of match-up with Louisville Saturday, Sep 4 2021 

The second-year coach will not travel with the team to Atlanta for the Labor Day match-up. Kiffin said his symptoms are mild as he is vaccinated.

        

U of L attempting a semblance of normalcy for fall 2021 semester Wednesday, Sep 1 2021 

By Grace Welsh —

For University of Louisville students and staff alike, this fall semester may give some a little deja vu.

With COVID-19 cases steadily climbing to the level they were during the winter of 2020, U of L has reinstated a mask mandate for all students and staff in indoor settings. Jefferson County has seen over 3,000 new cases during the week of August 22 alone, and the number continues to grow due to the high transmissibility of the Delta variant.

Louisville students have wondered what this means for their upcoming semester, especially now that most classes, clubs, and events are meeting in person for the first time since spring of 2020. John Karman, U of L’s Executive Director of Communications at the Office of Communications and Marketing said, “We’ve welcomed our students back to campus, and clubs and events have returned with them.”

“Our intention is a full, on-campus semester, but we will continue to follow CDC and state health department guidelines. We have proven that we can pivot to other means of instruction if necessary,” he said, in reference to both virtual and distance education. In May, Vince Tyra, Vice President/Director for Intercollegiate Athletics, announced that Cardinal Stadium will be at full capacity for the 2021 football season. In addition, the university revealed in June that all home games for the men’s and women’s basketball team will also be at 100% capacity.

There is currently no mandate for students and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19, however the university has been urging its members to do so. “U of L students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get [it]. It is safe and effective and our best defense against the pandemic,” Karman said. As of August 30th, 66.2% of students and 70% of staff are vaccinated; if both populations can reach 80% vaccinated, the campus-wide mask mandate will be lifted.

Louisville’s starting Quarterback Malik Cunningham.

In an effort to encourage individuals to get the vaccine, U of L has begun a social media campaign featuring prominent student-athletes and the slogan “I Got the Shot. Join the Team.

Professors have also included vaccine and mask information on their syllabi, and U of L’s official website highlights their coronavirus protocol page that features information on vaccines, testing, travel guidelines, statistical data and FAQs.

For more information on UofL’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: https://louisville.edu/coronavirus/health-protocols

Graphics // U of L FSL Twitter //

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Former UofL basketball players share concerns with university leadership Tuesday, Aug 31 2021 

The Cards met with leadership to address their concerns of the lack of engagement and leadership with them.

        

Williams, West selected as Louisville men’s basketball team captains Monday, Aug 30 2021 

Senior forward Malik Williams and graduate transfer guard Jarrod West were selected by their teammates.

        

Louisville men’s basketball coach Chris Mack suspended, Gaudio sentenced in extortion case Friday, Aug 27 2021 

UofL said while they concluded Mack was victim to an extortion attempt, he failed to follow guidelines and policies. Gaudio was sentenced by a federal judge Friday.

        

UofL basketball’s ‘Louisville Live’ coming to Churchill Downs in September Thursday, Aug 12 2021 

The annual preseason basketball event featuring the men's and women's teams will be held the same night as Downs after Dark at the racetrack Sept. 18.

        

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