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LouisvilleKY’s women earned No. 1 seed in ACC Tournament

Story and photos from gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 4 Louisville women’s basketball’s 81-49 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon clinched its first ever Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament. The Cardinals open the tournament on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET against the No. 8 Syracuse/No. 9 Virginia Tech winner. The ACC championship marks Louisville’s first conference title since they won the 2001 C-USA regular season title and its first conference title under head coach Jeff Walz. UofL enters postseason play with a 29-2 record, which marks its most regular season wins in…


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LouisvilleKY College Football looks to next season

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…


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LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field to host 2017 ACC Baseball Tournament

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Slugger Field will play host to the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship for the first time in stadium history from Tuesday, May 23 – Sunday, May 28. Game times and ticket information will be available at a later date. The ACC Baseball Championship has been played since 1973 and will be played in the state of Kentucky and city of Louisville for the first time. The University of Louisville, which joined the ACC for baseball beginning in the 2015 season, will be the host school of the tournament. “We are thrilled to host to…


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It’s almost basketball season in LouisvilleKY and the Cards are facing a challenging schedule

UofL’s Challenging 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule Features 19 Home Events   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Appearances in three special early season events, the Cardinals’ third season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, at least 14 games on national television and 19 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the challenging 2016-17 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule.   At least 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 2016 NCAA Tournament (NCAA Tournament:  Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame twice, Pittsburgh twice, Purdue,…


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Louisville’s Lee, Onuaku Earn ACC Honors by League Coaches

  GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two University of Louisville men’s basketball players have received all-conference honors for the 2015-16 season in a vote of Atlantic Coast Conference coaches.   Graduate guard Damion Lee was named to the All-ACC third team as selected by the league coaches. Sophomore forward/center Chinanu Onuaku was honored on the ACC All-Defensive team and was an honorable mention All-ACC choice.   Virginia senior Malcolm Brogdon was voted the ACC Player of the Year and the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.  Duke’s Brandon Ingram was the choice for ACC Freshman of the Year and Miami’s Jim Larrañaga was…


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University of Louisville 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Slate Includes 21 Home Events

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Appearances in three special early season events, the Cardinals’ second season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, facing three of the 2015 NCAA Final Four teams, at least 17 games on national television and 21 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the 2015-16 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule.           Sixteen of the Cardinals’ 31 games will be played against teams that participated in post-season competition last season, including 10 from the 2015 NCAA Tournament (NCAA Tournament:  Duke twice, Kentucky, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, North Florida, Michigan State, Virginia twice; NIT:  Miami, Pittsburgh…


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UofL Women’s Basketball Releases Schedule

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville’s inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference saw a nation-best eight schools reach the NCAA Tournament. The league schedule promises to provide tough tests, and the Cardinals’ slate beyond ACC play is not going to be much easier. The University of Louisville women’s basketball program announced on Wednesday its non-league schedule that features 10 teams that reached postseason play, with six that registered at least 20 wins, and a matchup with 2014 NCAA Tournament second-round opponent USF. “Our nonconference schedule is going to challenge us,” head coach Jeff Walz said. “We have a young team, and…


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Petrino’s Cards Picked to Finish Behind Clemson, Florida State in Media Poll

from GoCards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division, according to a poll of 158 media members in attendance at the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff at Pinehurst Resort in Greensboro, N.C. Clemson, the preseason favorite to claim the ACC football championship, was also picked over three-time defending ACC champion Florida State to capture the Atlantic Division, while Georgia Tech was favored to repeat as the Coastal Division winner. The Cardinals, who earned one first-place vote, finished with a 9-4 overall record in their inaugural season in the…


It’s Conference Tournament Week for Louisville, UK and WKU

Whatever work you need to get done this week, do it on Monday and Tuesday. Starting Wednesday the region becomes mired in Basketball, and Spring, Fever. It’s Christmas all over again for sports bars, and March Madness affects even casual fans, as they try to memorize starting lineups for local teams and figure out where Alcorn State is. So here’s where our teams are playing: Western Kentucky’s first game in the Conference USA Tourney is Wednesday at Birmingham. WKU is the 5th-seed in the 12-team league. The Toppers get Marshall, then would face 4th-seed Alabama-Birmingham Thursday at 6. If WKU…


Cards Are All Moved in to ACC, and the Going is Getting Tougher

The Louisville Cardinals are just starting to get comfortable in their new Atlantic Coast Conference digs.  The movers have come and gone, and Rick Pitino and Bobby Petrino are giving instructions to the decorators. Things are nicer here, but it’s going to be a lot more work to make everything nice. This week, the Cards’ new league unveiled a new branding video featuring stars and images from the 15-team league, including this image of Rick Pitino. The football schedule features familiar names once considered a rank above Louisville in the NCAA pecking order — Miami, Florida State, North Carolina, Duke…