Louisville Cardinals Basketball Schedule
The Louisville Cardinals are one of the most legendary programs in all
of college basketball, and a championship at the end of the 2012-2013 season only added to their mystique. The school has
won three national championships and been to ten Final Fours which puts them at sixth on the all time list. The Cardinals'
39 NCAA Tournament appearances ranks fifth all time and their total of 70 won tournament games ranks sixth. The KFC Yum Center
in Louisville, Kentucky is one of the most energetic arenas in all of sports on game days and no sports fan would want to
miss out on the chance to attend a game at this state of the art complex. Last season, in their attempt to defend their national
championship, the cardinals finished tied for first in the American Athletic Conference and made it to the Sweet Sixteen where
they lost to their arch-rivals the Kentucky Wildcats. This year the Louisville Cardinals make a big move to the ACC, one of
the most storied conferences in all of college basketball where they will not only be reunited with former Big East foes like
Syracuse, Pitt, and Notre Dame, but will also face staunch competition from the likes of Duke, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Fortunately for legendary head coach Rick Pitino he will have plenty of talent to work with in the form of forward Montrezl
Harrell and Chris Jones and Terry Rozier dominating in the backcourt. Harrell chose to forgo the NBA Draft and return for
his junior season and is already predicted to be one of the most unstoppable players in the talented ACC. This is an exciting
time to be a Louisville Cardinals basketball fan and you can get tickets to all of the biggest games right here on StubHub.
trying to make a name for themselves in the ACC and earning a shot at another national championship this season the Cardinals
will have their work cut out for them as they take on many of the best teams in all of college hoops. The Louisville Cardinals
have home games at KFC Yum Center against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, the Marshall Thundering Herd, the Savannah State
Tigers, the Cleveland State Vikings, the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Florida International Panthers, the UNC Wilmington Seahawks,
the Cal State Northridge Matadors, the Kentucky Wildcats, and the Long Beach State 49ers before conference play even begins.
Once ACC play gets underway the Cardinals will host the Clemson Tigers, the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Duke Blue Devils. the
North Carolina Tar Heels, the Pittsburgh Panthers, the North Carolina State Wolfpack, the Miami Hurricanes, the Notre Dame
Fighting Irish, and the Virginia Cavaliers. There are plenty of chances to see the Cardinals in action, just pick out the
games you can attend and get ready to cheer Louisville on to another big win.
Louisville Cardinals Basketball Conference
American Athletic Conference may be a name that seems unfamiliar to casual sports fans but it is the new name of the former
Big East. The conference changed its name after several schools left for other conferences and new teams were added. Many
of these new members were located outside of the East Coast so the conference was re-branded. As far as college basketball
is concerned, the conference remains a powerhouse with the likes of UCONN and Louisville still battling it out. This year
you can once again expect teams from the American Athletic Conference to make deep runs in the NCAA Tournament as well as
provide fans with memorable games throughout the conference season. Be sure to make your plans to visit KFC Yum Center this
season for some of the top American Athletic Conference match ups of the year. After the 2014 season Louisville will be joining
the ACC where they will be reunited with other former Big East schools including Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Pitt.
Cardinals Basketball Rivalries
The biggest rivalry by far for the Louisville Cardinals exists with in state rivals
the Kentucky Wildcats. Fortunately for basketball fans everywhere the two schools face each other at least once a year despite
not being in the same conference. This long standing rivalry has long been one of the best in the sport and only intensified
a few years ago when former Kentucky head coach, and basketball Hall of Fame member, took over as the head coach of Louisville.
In conference rivalries with the likes of UCONN and Rutgers are still going strong and you can be sure that once UCONN and
Louisville make their move to the ACC next season their animosity will remain in tact.
basketball is an experience like no other. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the
most passionate fans in all of sports, the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into KFC Yum Arena
for a University of Louisville Cardinals home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip
off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back
and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half
and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each
time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues
until the final buzzer when the Cardinals' side erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
Despite all of their past success, only one Louisville Cardinal was ever given the John R. Wooden Award
for National Player of the Year, Darrell Griffith. Louisville has retired four jerseys to date: Wes Unseld, Darrell Griffith,
Pervis Ellison, and Charlie Tyra. Three Louisville Cardinals players have won the Most Outstanding Player distinction at the
Final Four, Darrell Griffith, Pervis Ellison, and Luke Hancock who won the award last year.