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7:00 am
Sun January 6, 2013

Howard Schnellenberger's 'Collision Course' Looks Less Blustery Now

Howard Schnellenberger
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Maybe Howard Schnellenberger wasn't over-doing it.

Maybe he was on to something.

After he became coach of the University of Louisville football team in 1985, Schnellenberger made that famously bold prediction that the Cardinals were "on a collision course with a national championship. The only variable is time."

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9:17 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Legislative Preview; Sugar Bowl Victory; 'Insourcing' at GE: Today on Byline

1:06 - WFPL and KPR's Kenny Colston tells us what we can expect from the upcoming legislative session in Kentucky, and Joseph Lord looks back at this week's Sugar Bowl victory by the University of Louisville.

1:16 - Andrea Seabrook and DecodeDC explore the interplay of politics and the media, and how press coverage can feed into the negative, partisan bickering in Washington. Case in point: The Fiscal Cliff.

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Local News
12:27 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Cardinals Win the Sugar Bowl. What Could it Mean for the Future?

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The old adage goes, "That's why they play the game."

In Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl, the Louisville Cardinals played a Florida Gators team that most sports analyst agreed was too talented and too fast for this game to be competitive.

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Local News
12:11 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Upset Florida Gators to Win Sugar Bowl

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The Louisville Cardinals pounced early and often to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the 15-year history of the Bowl Championship Series.

The Cardinals defeated the heavily favored Florida Gators 33-23 on Wednesday night in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. 

Louisville scored a touchdown off a Florida interception in the first seconds of the game and never looked back, taking a two touchdown lead into halftime. The Cardinals had a 23-point lead about halfway through the fourth quarter, but the Gators managed a touchdown on a kickoff return. 

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Local News
4:30 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Sugar Bowl | What Sportswriters Say About the Louisville Cardinals' Chances

The running theme among sportswriters for Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl goes something like this: The Florida Gators are more talented than Louisville at every position but the position that counts most — quarterback.

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples makes this a rather direct point, noting:

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Strong: Cards Motivated by Underdog Status in Sugar Bowl

After a month of preparation, the University of Louisville football team is in New Orleans to take on Florida in the Sugar Bowl Wednesday night.

Cards coach Charlie Strong says his players are well aware of their underdog status against the 11-1 Gators, whom some are picking to win by two touchdowns or more.

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Local News
8:17 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Charlie Strong Staying with Louisville Cardinals

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Charlie Strong will remain the football coach for the University of Louisville, he said Thursday morning in a news conference.

The University of Tennessee offered him the Volunteers' head coaching position on Tuesday, he said.

In confirming that he'd return for a fourth season, Strong spoke highly of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich -- noting that Jurich gave him his first head coaching position after 27 years as an assistant. 

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Local News
3:53 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Charlie Strong 'Very Annoyed' By Rumors of Job Interviews

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says he won’t discuss any rumors that he’s a candidate for coaching vacancies as the Cards prepare for their Sugar Bowl matchup next month.

Strong spoke to reporters a day after learning that the Cards will play Florida in the BCS game January 2nd in New Orleans.

Last week as the Cards were preparing for their season finale at Rutgers, Strong shot down a report that he had interviewed for the Auburn coaching job.

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Local News
9:31 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

College Football: Louisville Cardinals Headed To Sugar Bowl

The University of Louisville football team will play Florida on January 2nd in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

The pairings for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) were announced tonight.

It’s U of L’s first BCS berth since the 2006 season, when the Cards clinched a spot in the Orange Bowl.

The 22nd ranked Cards finished the regular season with a 10-2 record and a share of the Big East Conference title.

Florida, from the Southeastern Conference, is 11-1 and ranked fourth in the country.