Louisville Cardinals

Local News
3:47 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

College Football: U of L at Southern Miss, Cats vs Gamecocks, IU at Northwestern

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The Louisville Cardinals take their 4-0 record to Southern Mississippi tomorrow.

The 17th ranked Cards are off to their best start since 2006, but are coming off narrow victories over North Carolina and Florida International.

Coach Charlie Strong says if his team wants to take the leap from good to great, they’ll have to learn how play with intensity for the whole game.

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Local News
10:30 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

College Football: Cards Hold Off FIU 28-21

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Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater passed for two touchdowns, ran for another, and running back Jeremy Wright added another score as the Louisville Cards defeated Florida International 28-21 Saturday night in Miami.

The 18th ranked Cards improve to 4-0 on the season.

They’ll travel to Southern Mississippi next Saturday for the second of three straight road games.

Local News
4:38 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

College Football: Cards Preparing For FIU; UK Visits #14 Florida

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The University of Louisville football team will be on the road for the next three games, starting next Saturday night at Florida International. U of L is 3-0 for the first time since 2006, but nearly blew a 29 point halftime lead last Saturday against North Carolina. The Cards held on for a 39-34 victory.

Coach Charlie Strong says his team hasn’t yet learned how to play a complete game.

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Local News
7:11 pm
Sat September 15, 2012

College Football: Cards Hold Off UNC 39-34

The Louisville Cardinals survived a second-half surge by North Carolina to defeat the Tar Heels 39-34 today at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

The game appeared to be all but over at halftime with U of L leading 36-7, but North Carolina came roaring back in the second half, outscoring the Cards 27-3.

UNC had a chance to score the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but the 19th ranked Cards broke up a pass play with less than two minutes remaining.

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Local News
2:25 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Cards Climb Into Top 20; Face North Carolina Saturday

The Louisville Cardinals have moved up four spots in the latest national college football polls.

U of L is ranked 19th in this week’s Associated Press poll and 20th in the USA Today/coaches poll following Saturday’s 35-7 win over Missouri State.

Coach Charlie Strong says it’s too early to tell if the Cards are really one of the 20 best teams in the country.

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Local News
3:38 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

College Football: Cards Host Missouri State; UK Looking For First Win

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The Louisville Cardinals return to college football action tomorrow, hosting Missouri State.

The 23rd ranked Cards are coming off a season-opening victory over Kentucky.

Senior center Mario Benavides  says he’s not worried about his team becoming complacent against the unranked Bears, who were trounced by Kansas State last week 51-9.

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Local News
3:27 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

U of L Moves Up In College Football Polls

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The University of Louisville football team has risen two places in the latest Associated Press national rankings.

The Cards are 23rd in this week’s poll, up from 25th going into their season opener against Kentucky.    U of L is 24thin the latest USA Today/coaches poll after being unranked last week.

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Local News
7:02 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Cards Beat Wildcats 32-14

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The Governor's Cup will remain in Louisville for another year.

The Louisville Cards defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 32-14 today as the programs renewed their rivalry for the 25th time.

It was Louisville's second straight victory over Kentucky but the first at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium since 2006.

U of L running back Jeremy Wright ran for three touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater passed for 232 yards.

Senorise Perry added a 47 yard touchdown run for the Cards, and John Wallace kicked a 22 yard field goal.

Sports
8:46 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Showdown at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium: Governor's Cup, Pride on the Line

WDRB sports reporter Eric Crawford checked in with WFPL's Rick Howlett on Byline yesterday to dissect the big UofL/UK football game this weekend.  It’s the highly-anticipated season opener for two teams facing very different challenges. Crawford and Howlett discuss the coaches, key players, the potentially iffy weather forecast, and other factors making this game a fan favorite in the Bluegrass state.

Local News
3:50 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Cards Not Taking UK Lightly

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The Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals return to the football field this Sunday, facing off in the annual battle for the Governor’s Cup.

The Cards are ranked 25th nationally in the AP pre-season poll and heavily favored in this year’s matchup, but offensive lineman Alex Kupper says his team knows better than to take the Wildcats lightly.

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