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LouisvilleKY Baseball to Open NCAA Championship at Lubbock Regional

Story and photo from gocards.com   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the first time since 2012, the University of Louisville baseball team will open the NCAA Championship away from home as the 21st-ranked Cardinals were assigned to the Lubbock Regional and a first round game against Kent State, the NCAA Selection Committee announced on Monday. No. 2 seeded Louisville (43-17) and No. 3 Kent State (39-16) will play Friday at 7 p.m., ET at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on the campus of Texas Tech University. The No. 9 national seed and host Red Raiders (39-17) will open the Lubbock…


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Five LouisvilleKY Programs Are Among National APR Leaders

University of Louisville’s women’s golf team has earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards eight-consecutive years, men’s basketball for six straight.   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Five University of Louisville athletics teams are among the nation’s leaders within their sports in the most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) data, the NCAA released on Wednesday.   UofL’s men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s golf are among the top-10 percent in their respective sports in the latest APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention, and graduation for student-athletes.   It is the sixth-straight year that the Cardinals’ men’s basketball team has received…


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LouisvilleKY’s cards leaving TODAY for Final Four

From GoCards.com… LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On Sunday afternoon, University of Louisville women’s basketball downed Oregon State, 76-43, to clinch the program’s third trip to the Final Four. The Cardinals are slated to face Mississippi State in the national semifinal on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio, and we need your help in sending this historic team off in style. The team will depart for Columbus TODAY at 4:30 p.m. ET from the Yum! Center Practice Facility (2432  S. Floyd Street on campus) and you’re invited to line the sidewalk in Cardinal red and cheer loud to show the Cardinals how much you…


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Tickets on Sale as LouisvilleKy’s Cardinals Face Northern Kentucky in NIT First Round

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has been selected to participate in the 2018 National Invitation Tournament and will face Northern Kentucky in the first round on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center.  The game will be televised by ESPN. Season ticket holders in premium locations have been emailed instructions for the right to claim their seats until noon Monday.  Tickets located in the club sections, courtside, suites, terrace and premium boxes are $20 each for first round games.  All premium seats not purchased by noon Monday and all other remaining arena seats will go on sale to…


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A letter from UofL President Postel on the NCAA infractions

Louisville, KY., – This letter was posted Tuesday on UofL’s website following news that the NCAA has upheld the punishment leveled against the university and it’s men’s basketball program.   Dear UofL Family, Today the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee upheld earlier penalties imposed on the University of Louisville, including vacation of victories from 2011 to 2015. That includes the 2013 national championship and the 2012 Final Four appearance. I cannot say this strongly enough: We believe the NCAA is simply wrong. We disagree with the NCAA ruling for reasons we clearly stated in our appeal. And we made a strong case…


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Johnson Joins cardinal Staff as LouisvilleKy’s Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trent Johnson, who has 36 years of coaching experience including 17 years as a head coach at four collegiate programs, has joined the University of Louisville men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach. “Coach Johnson is highly experienced,” said UofL Acting Head Coach David Padgett.  “I’ve personally known him for a long time.  He was the head coach at Nevada when his son and I played in high school together.  He is going to bring a wealth of knowledge to our program.  He’s someone that I will be able to lean on and our players will…


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Mayor announces $30 million indoor track and field facility to be developed on LouisvilleKY’s Heritage West site

Louisville, KY., – Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed review conducted by a committee of Metro staff and citizen volunteers, Mayor Greg Fischer has announced that the Louisville Urban League has been selected to develop a state-of-the-art multi-sports complex anchored by an indoor track and field facility on the 24-acre Heritage West property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. “The Urban League’s plan reflects the community’s desire for a project that will bring immediate life to this key piece of land, and provide healthy outlets for youth and adults to engage in a variety of sports…


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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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LouisvilleKY’s interim university president: ‘We will appeal’

Interim President Greg Postel’s statement on NCAA ruling: Today, we received the ruling from the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Committee on Infractions in the case involving improper activities that took place in Billy Minardi Hall several years ago. The committee has accepted our self-imposed penalties and levied additional severe penalties that we believe are excessive. The entire UofL community is saddened by what took place. It never should have happened, and that is why the school acted to severely penalize itself in 2016. Today, however, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions went beyond what we consider to be fair and reasonable….


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NCAA levels sanctions against LouisvilleKY’s Cardinals

 Story from NCAA.com Emily James | NCAA.com A former Louisville director of basketball operations acted unethically when he committed serious violations by arranging striptease dances and sex acts for prospects, student-athletes and others, and did not cooperate with the investigation, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. The head men’s basketball coach violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules when he did not monitor the activities of his former operations director. Penalties prescribed by the panel include four years of probation for the university; a suspension from the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games of the 2017-18 season for…