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12:23 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

What The Louisville Cardinals' Championship Celebration Looked and Sounded Like

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The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team are now national champions, and the women's team vies for the national title tonight against UConn. Authorities are once again planning to have extra police in the popular gathering places for fans, just in case a celebration is warranted.

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3:46 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Photos | Louisville Cardinals Fans Celebrate National Championship, But...

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Thousands of fans flooded Cardinal Boulevard after the Louisville Cardinals won the 2013 men's national championship. They screamed, hugged, cheered and screamed some more. Early on, a few minor incidents happened—fireworks were set off in the crowd, a guy climbed a tree, bottles shattered on the ground.

But, later, there was an incident in the crowd. Bottles were reportedly tossed at police and officers were reportedly knocked to the ground; officers responded by firing pepper pellets to disperse the crowd, a university spokesman said.

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11:46 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Cards Win!

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The Louisville Cardinals have won the school's third NCAA men's basketball title and their first in 27 years,  defeating Michigan 82-76  tonight at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Luke Hancock made four straight three-pointers in the first half, and Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan had monster second halves to lead the top-seeded Cardinals (35-5) to their first national title since 1986.

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3:27 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Louisville Metro Police: Don't Shoot Guns if the Louisville Cardinals Win Championship

Louisville Cardinals fans celebrating Saturday night near the UofL campus.
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Louisville Metro Police are urging people to refrain from shooting guns in the air if the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team wins tonight's NCAA national championship game.

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12:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

It's Official: Pitino to be Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame

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Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game tonight, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

The list of inductees was formally announced today.      

Joining Pitino in the class of 2013 are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley. 

The inductions will take place in Springfield, Mass. in September. 

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7:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Denny Crum on Louisville Cardinals' Titles in the '80s: 'It Was a Beautiful Thing'

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The Louisville men's basketball team plays for a national championship tonight—the program's first appearance in the title game since 1986. 

Denny Crum, the coach of the 1986 and 1980 championship teams, is in Atlanta for the Final Four. Naismith Hall of Fame coach retired in 2003. As this year's Cardinals prepare to play Michigan, Crum took a few moments to reflect with WFPL on what championships mean for the university and the city.

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9:07 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Louisville Cardinals to Play for Women's National Championship

The University of Louisville women’s basketball team has joined the men’s program in playing for a NCAA championship this week.

Antonita Slaughter led the fifth-seeded Cards with 18 points as U of L advanced to the title game with a 64-57 comeback victory tonight over number two seed California.

U of L will face Connecticut for the women’s championship Tuesday in New Orleans.  The Huskies defeated Notre Dame in the other national semifinal.

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9:00 am
Sun April 7, 2013

For Some Louisville Cardinals Fans, Two Final Four Teams Means Twice the Travel

Jenny Sawyer and her daughter, Caroline
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ATLANTA — The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team will play in the NCAA tournament's title game Monday night against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. And in New Orleans tonight, the Cardinal women’s basketball team plays California in a semifinal.

A few ambitious Cardinal fans will be in the audience for both games.

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7:00 am
Sun April 7, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Coach Jeff Walz: 'Our Ultimate Goal is to Win a National Championship'

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The Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team is the surprise of women's basketball—but Coach Jeff Walz tells WFPL that they have no intention of being satisfied with a Final Four banner.

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11:00 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Photos | Louisville Cardinals Fans Celebrate Win Over Wichita State

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The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team advanced to the national championship game on Saturday night after defeating the Wichita State Shockers.

And, as expected, fans took to the streets throughout the city to celebrate.

The Cardinal Towne development was quickly flooded with students and fans after the game.

Here's what it looked like:

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