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11:23 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Win Big East Tournament

Credit University of Louisville athletics

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team won the Big East Tournament on Saturday—and likely a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. And possibly the No. 1 overall seed.

U of L defeated the Syracuse Orange 78-61 in the final Big East Tournament before the conference's seven Catholic universities split and several other teams leave as well, including the Cardinals in 2014.

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Local News
3:47 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Begin Last Big East Tournament As We Know It

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team begin play tonight in what will be the last Big East Conference Tournament as we know it.

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Local News
11:19 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Cards Topple Rutgers 20-17; Projected for Major Bowl Game

University of Louisville athletics

The University of Louisville football team is headed to its first top-tier bowl game in six years after defeating Rutgers 20-17 tonight in New Jersey.

Teddy Bridgewater and Will Stein shared duties at quarterback, and it was Bridgewater’s two touchdown passes in the third quarter that gave the Cards their first lead of the game.

Rutgers tied the game at 17 midway through the fourth quarter, but a 29 yard field goal by John Wallace with less than two minutes remaining put U of L ahead for good.

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Local News
6:25 am
Wed November 28, 2012

James Ramsey: Louisville Cardinals 'Honored' to Join Atlantic Coast Conference

The Louisville Cardinals and Duke Blue Devils played in men's basketball on Saturday for the first time since 1986. (Duke won.) Now, the two storied hoops teams will be seeing much more of each other in the coming years.

The University of Louisville  is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, leaving behind a Big East Conference that continues to lose members to rival leagues.

The ACC's Council of Presidents on Wednesday unanimously voted to admit UofL, according to a news release issued by the conference and the university.

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Local News
3:14 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Big East Splits Into Football Divisions

CHICAGO — The Big East has put most of its new teams into the same division.

The Big East will have a West Division, and Temple, located in Philadelphia, will be part of it.

The conference announced its divisional alignment for 2013, when it becomes a 12-team football league.

The East will have Central Florida, South Florida, Connecticut, Louisville, Cincinnati and Rutgers. The West will have Boise State, Houston, Memphis, San Diego State, SMU and Temple.

The Big East championship game will be played at the home field of one of the participating teams.

Local News
2:24 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

College Football: U of L 45, Pitt 35; Arkansas 49, UK 7; OSU 52, IU 49

Louisville’s Senorise Perry ran for four touchdowns and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 304 yards and another score to lead the Cards to a 45-35 victory at Pittsburgh today.

The Panthers led 21-17 at halftime but U of L scored three quick touchdowns in the third quarter to grab the lead for good and win their Big East Conference opener. They also snapped a four-game losing streak to Pitt.

The 16th ranked Cardinals remain undefeated at 6-0 and are bowl-eligible for the third straight season.

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Local News
3:29 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Strong Rallies Cards Fans At Kickoff Luncheon

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong brought his team to the downtown Marriott Hotel today  to greet a sold-out crowd at the Cards’ annual kickoff luncheon.

There are high expectations for Strong’s third Cardinal team, which is favored by many to win the Big East Conference title.U of L tied for the conference crown last year and earned its second consecutive bowl appearance.

Strong says he wants to bring consistency to a program that has won only seven conference titles going into its 94th season.

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