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Formidable 2017-18 LouisvilleKY’s Men’s Basketball Schedule Features 19 National Telecasts

  Fourteen of the Cardinals’ games will be played against teams that reached the 2017 NCAA Tournament   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Appearances in three special early season events, at least 19 games on national television and 21 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the demanding 2017-18 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule during its fourth season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.   A total of 21 of the Cardinals’ 31 games will be played against teams that participated in post-season competition last season, including at least 14 from the 2017 NCAA Tournament (NCAA Tournament:  Duke, Florida State twice,…


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University of Louisville athletics program looks to new year

Louisville, KY., – Last season, the University of Louisville finished 26th nationally in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup national all-sports standings, its highest ever.  CBS Sports has recognized the UofL Athletics program among the top seven nationally in its annual “Best in College Sports” review in four of the last five years, including a No. 7 ranking in the 2016-17 season.  The Cardinals have been successful in their new home in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  In its three years in the ACC, Louisville has a combined 333-106 record in the four sports of baseball, football and men’s and women’s basketball,…


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Cards to Get Purdue in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

from U of L The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Purdue for the second straight year in the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.  Dates, times and television will be announced later. Ranked 15th nationally in the final Associated Press and USA Today polls last season, Purdue achieved a 27-8 record, won its 23rd Big Ten regular-season championship and reached the NCAA Tournament where it fell to Kansas in the Midwest Region semifinal.  Six of its top seven scorers return, led by 6-8 senior forward Vincent Edwards (12.6 ppg, 4.9 apg), 7-2…


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Louisville Guard Donovan Mitchell Earns First Team All-ACC Honors

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference five-man first team in a vote by league coaches and media.   The Greenwich, Conn. product was also selected to the ACC All-Defensive team after leading the conference in steals (66, 2.13 per game, 18th in the nation).  He is within eight steals of the UofL top ten for a season.   Joining Mitchell on the All-ACC first team are Duke guard Luke Kennard, North Carolina guard Justin Jackson, Wake Forest forward John Collins and Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson. …


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Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell Among Top Candidates for Naismith Trophy

    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…


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Fundraising Efforts Accelerate LouisvilleKY Football Expansion Projects

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…


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LouisvilleKy’s Donovan Mitchell Honored As ACC Player of the Week  

  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,…


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Holiday Ticket Plan Available for LouisvilleKY’s Men’s Basketball Games

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A special five-game holiday ticket plan for University of Louisville’s men’s basketball games in the KFC Yum! Center will go on sale on Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. The Holiday Plan will feature five games for $250 total per seat. Fans may select one game from four premium games, three ACC games, and one non-conference game for the five-game package. In addition to the special ticket price, customers will receive a UofL branded winter hat as a holiday gift. Tickets are located in the 300 level arena baseline/curves. Tickets for the special Holiday Plan may only…


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A cheesy, bourbon-soaked bet: Mayors wager on LouisvilleKY’s game between Cards and Clemson

Mayor Fischer encourages Louisville residents to wear red LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2016) — Mayor Greg Fischer is so confident of a Louisville Cardinals victory this Saturday against Clemson that he’s putting a bottle of bourbon on the line. Meanwhile, Clemson Mayor J.C. Cook is offering…ummm…cheese. The mayors today announced a friendly wager on the game Saturday that pits the No. 3 Cardinals against the No. 5 Tigers. The winner will be in commanding position to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and to earn a spot in the college football playoffs. The game in Clemson, S.C., will also be the…


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LouisvilleKY Icons to glow red for Cards

TWIN SPIRES TO GLOW RED IN SUPPORT OF UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL TEAM LOUSIVLLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016) – The iconic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs Racetrack will be cast in a red glow Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night in support of its neighboring 10th-ranked University of Louisville football team who battles second-ranked Florida State on Saturday at noon (all times Eastern) in a nationally-televised ACC showdown at nearby Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Churchill Downs opens its 11-day September Meet on Friday at 12:45 p.m. with a 10-race program that could draw plenty of out-of-town visitors. With the big…