Found November 04, 2012 on
Louisville Card Game:
Might want to take it a little easy on the 10,391 people who didn’t show up at the University of Louisville-Temple football game Saturday.
The weather outlook for the game was dismal, as has been the case with the three most recent home games. Many of the absentees were probably still recovering from the soggy overtime win against Cincinnati.
The cold, damp and dreary script gets old, even for the most dedicate
d UofL fan. That and having to get out of bed and head straight for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for a noon game. The Cardinals haven’t exactly been overwhelming their opponents.
Louisville is still on pace to set an all-time record, with average attendance at 50,720 fans per outing after six home games. The best ever was 50,648 during Charlie Strong’s first season in 2010.
As with most late November games, there’s the probability of less-than-ideal weather Nov. 24 for the final home game against UConn. Also, the premonition here is that ESPN will decide that the Louisville-UConn game is worthy of a non-prime time noon kickoff.
So a new attendance record this season is far from being assured. What that says, given UofL’s impressive won-lost record this season, is that the fan base still has lots of growing to do.
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University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong is focused on Saturday’s game at Syracuse and not the BCS rankings. The Cardinals are ranked No. 9 in this week’s rankings and Strong was peppered with questions about it on Monday.
The Big East Defensive Player of the Week award will stay with the Louisville Cardinals for the third consecutive week.
Freshman linebacker Keith Brown was given then honor this week for his performance in Louisville’s 45-17 win over Temple. Brown had eight total tackles against the Owls and recovered a fumble that he forced.
Brown has played in just seven of the nine games this...
Following Louisville’s 45-17 win over Temple, senior cornerback Adrian Bushell talked about a video that was put together and shown to the team prior to the game. This video had clips of national media members not giving Louisville the same amount of respect as the other unbeatens.
Bushell says the team uses the lack of respect as motivation. When asked for how he’d respond...
Jeremy Wright breaks loose for a 32-yard jaunt late to Temple’s 4 yard line in the third quarter, setting up Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth touchdown pass of the day, a nine-yarder to Andrell Smith (see video below) two plays later. Wright would rush for 100 yards in Louisville’s 45-17 win.
Click here to view the video on YouTube.
If Louisville is playing with a chip on its shoulder, Cardinals coach Charlie Strong has to be pleased with the results.
Louisville is the lowest...
The University of Louisville football team is still perfect after nine games but the Cardinals are not getting a ton of respect nationally. U of L coach Charlie Strong is using the respect card as motivation for his team.
Junior tight end Ryan Hubbell came through with a spark for the University of Louisville football team on Saturday, hauling in a 72-yard touchdown pass from Teddy Bridgewater in the first quarter. The TD by Hubbell was the Cardinal Authority Play of the Game in U of L’s 45-17 win over Temple.
After Saturday’s win over Temple, Cardinal running back Jeremy Wright talked about the running game getting back on track and also discussed Louisville’s motivation to earn respect on the national level.
Jody Demling of CardinalAuthority.com broke the news earlier this afternoon that the University of Louisville has lost their appeal with the NCAA in regards to the eligibility of freshman center Mangok Mathiang.
Mathiang was ruled ineligible by the NCAA clearing house in mid October. Louisville appealed the decision, but unfortunately the clearing house stood firm with their decision...
Despite finally blowing out an opponnet, Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals reamin at No. 10 in week 11 of the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Cards have moved up one spot from 12-to-11 in the Associated Press Poll.
The updated BCS Ratings will be released later this evening. Jerry Palm of CBS Sports has released his predictions for the BCS ratings and has Louisville at No....
In yesterday afternoon’s press conference, Charlie Strong said his team will spend some time practicing indoors this week at the Trager Facility.
Louisville’s week 11 opponent, Syracuse, plays in the historic 49,262-seat Carrier Dome. Strong didn’t mention how much time the team would spend practicing indoors, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they spent the entire week in the...
The Louisville – Syracuse game next Saturday has been set for a noon kickoff and will be televised by ABC. This will be Louisville’s fourth game of the season televised nationally by the ABC network.
Syracuse is 4-5 on the season and 3-2 in Big East play. The Orange are coming off 35-24 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday. This week’s game will be their Senior Day.