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 followed by a run to the Sweet Sixteen last year
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. Come
be a part of the season that both celebrates Louisville's first season in the powerhouse ACC and watches them battle their
way back to the top of the heap.
The Louisville Cardinals will once again have a tough road ahead of them as they look
to earn another top seed in the NCAA Tournament by March. This year will be especially tough as the Cardinals will be playing
their first season as a member of the ACC which has traditionally been one of the best conferences in all of college basketball.
Louisville will have plenty of big games this season as they go up against the Syracuse Orange, the Duke Blue Devils, the
Pitt Panthers, the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Virginia Cavaliers and more, including the annual rivalry game against the
Kentucky Wildcats. The 2014-2015 season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the history of the school and you
can be part of all the action at the KFC Yum Arena by getting tickets from StubHub today.
The Louisville Cardinals have won three National Championships, in 1980, 1986, and 2013, and have
made ten trips to the Final Four. The Cardinals basketball team was established over one hundred years ago in 1911 and for
years have been among the NCAA's elite. In addition to their success in the NCAA Tournament the Cardinals have won their conference
regular season championship 23 times, and their conference tournament 19 times. 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,
Rick Pitino took over as the head coach of Louisville. In the 2014 NCAA Tournament this rivalry reached a new level when Louisville
and Kentucky faced off in the Sweet Sixteen. Kentucky won the game on their way to the championship game and you can be sure
that the Cardinals will be gunning for the Wildcats more than ever this year as they look to exact revenge. The Cardinals
spent last season playing in the American Athletic Conference after years of battling in the Big East, but will move to the
ACC this year and it should not take the team very long to find new rivalries as they go up against Duke, North Carolina,
Virginia, and others. Louisville will also be reunited with former Big East rivals Syracuse, Pitt, and Notre Dame who have
all also joined the ACC. These are definitely exciting times for the Cardinals and fans in Louisville will definitely want
to be their to support the team during their inaugural season in the ACC.
Louisville Cardinals Basketball Conference
basketball is virtually synonymous with the ACC and it is never easy for a team to navigate the tough conference schedule.
Perennial powerhouses North Carolina and Duke always are staunch competition and with the recent addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh,
Louisville, and Notre Dame to the mix the conference is only getting tougher. Altogether the ACC has won 15 National Championships
with North Carolina leading the way with five. Schools from the ACC have reached the Final Four sixty times and are always
making a big impact in the Tournament. Playing such a tough regular season schedule annually leaves the teams from the ACC
who are selected for the Tournament ready to take on any college in the country and allows for even some of the lower seeds
to pull off big time upsets. When it comes to college basketball there is arguably no conference that is historically better
or more dominant than the ACC.
College 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 in 2013.