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LouisvilleKY will face Michigan State in 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 27

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Michigan State in the 20th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge in the KFC Yum! Center on Nov. 27. The tipoff time and television network will be announced at a later date. Ranked fifth nationally in the final Associated Press poll last season, Michigan State produced the fourth-most victories in school history during the 2017-18 season with a 30-5 overall record.  The Spartans advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Ten Conference Regular Season Championship with a 16-2 league mark.  Three of its five starters return including 6-0 junior guard…


Cards Get Sparty on the Road in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will play at Michigan Statein the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 2 in East Lansing, Mich. It is a rematch of the NCAA East Regional championship game in Syracuse, N.Y. as the Spartans won 76-70 in overtime to advance to the Final Four.  Wayne Blackshear scored 28 points to lead the Cardinals, who had recovered from a six-point deficit in the closing four minutes to force the overtime. Travis Trice led Michigan State with 17 points. The 14-game slate of inter-conference matchups to be played over a three-day period was announced on…


Overtime Loss a Hearbreaker for Louisville in NCAA Tournament

From GoCards.com… SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win. Senior guard Travis Trice scored 17 points and the seventh-seeded Spartans clamped down on defense to pull out a 76-70 victory over fourth-seeded Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday. The Spartans (28-11), who were nearly counted out of the tournament conversation in February, won for the 12th time in 15 games. It’s a run that included them knocking off second-seeded Virginia last weekend and third-seeded Oklahoma in the regional semifinal on Friday….


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Cardinals Fly Together: How Infrared Gave Louisville New Life

In the climax of the seminal 90s sports film D2: The Mighty Ducks, Coach Gordon Bombay (portrayed masterfully by Emilio Estevez) delivers one of the greatest pep talks in film history. Bombay converts his team of rag-tag Americans into a cohesive unit all with the phrase “Ducks Fly Together.” Using it to describe how his young hockey players aren’t just players but members of a team that represents the greatest country in the world. As the USA Ducks rally to go back on the ice, their elderly hockey adviser Jan hands them brand new jerseys. Completing the transformation and leading them…