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Tom Jurich gets a lot of help from son Mark as Louisville breaks new ground

The image lingers, one of a proud father and boss peering over the shoulder of his son and employee at still another big announcement of a major gift for another University of Louisville athletic endeavor. The father, Tom Jurich, vice president of athletics at UofL, recognized by his peers as one of the best athletic directors in the country. The son, Mark, senior associate athletic...
Via Louisville Card Game
10 days ago  |  Discuss

One more humongous rally as Louisville enters the ACC

One more celebration for University of Louisville fans, so many of them in recent years, this one maybe the biggest of all, with thousands of fans jammed into almost every square foot of the Fourth Street Live atrium. The monumental occasion this time was UofL’s move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tom Jurich, who had flown in from the Colorado vacation for the day, taking advantage...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan McDonnell & The Cards Have Once Again Punched Their Ticket To Omaha

Timothy Easley | Associated Press For the second consecutive year and the third time in school history, Dan McDonnell and the Louisville Cardinal Baseball program have advanced to the College Baseball World Series. The Cards swept the Kennesaw State Owls winning the first two games in the Super Regional series this weekend at Jim Patterson stadium. The Owls put up a good fight and...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville ousts Kennesaw State to return to CWS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville coach Dan McDonnell only recently installed freshman Nick Solak as his everyday designated hitter. Even then, it was just to get the freshman some regular at-bats. Well, on the strength of Solak's bat, the Cardinals are heading back to Omaha. Solak's two-run homer in the fifth inning propelled the Cardinals to a 7-4 win over Kennesaw State in...
Via Fox Sports South
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Solak wakes up record crowd, powers Louisville past Kennesaw in Super Regional opener

Zach Lucas, No. 11, goes into dance groove after UofL scores the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. The largest crowd in Jim Patterson Stadium, but also one of the quietest ever for seven-and-a-half innings, most of the 5,353 individuals sitting on the edge of their seats watching a defensive battle. Fans packed into the 3,500 seats in the expanded grandstand, standing on the party...
Via Louisville Card Game
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinal Closer Nick Burdi Becomes The Highest Draft Pick In Program History

Wade Payne | AP University of Louisville baseball star Nick Burdi became the highest draft pick in the history of the program on Thursday evening. Burdi was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 46th pick in the Major League Baseball draft. The star closer has 16 saves and a 0.54 earned-run average in 28 appearances for the Cards this year. Strangly enough, the Twins picked Burdi...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Reserved seats sold out for Louisville Super Regional, general admission available

University of Louisville baseball fans got an early start on purchasing tickets for the NCAA Super Regional in Louisville, lining up at the Jim Patterson Stadium ticket windows following the 12:25 a.m. conclusion of the UofL-UK game Monday morning. All reserved seats, priced at $45 each for the entire session, had been sold out by 10:30 Tuesday morning. All-session tickets priced...
Via Louisville Card Game
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Louisville Baseball Program Advances To The Super Regional For Fourth Time In School History

Tim Easley | Associated Press For the second consecutive season and the fourth time in school history, the Louisville Baseball program will be heading to the Super Regional’s. After countless hours of weather delays over the weekend, the Cards managed to go undefeated in regional play. Louisville got a 4-1 victory over arch rival Kentucky on Sunday night. The game was delayed for...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Baseball Season Ends in Louisville Regional

Photo credit goes to UK Athletics After a nearly 4-hour rain delay from the scheduled first pitch, the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals finally  returned to the turf at Jim Patterson Stadium for the regional final, with first pitch at 8:15 p.m. ET. Louisville plated a run in the third inning, broke open the game with three runs in the seventh, and got a strong pitching...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats earn rematch with Kansas after rallying past Kent State

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher A.J. Reed is the nation’s best 2-way player. After a wild win over Kent State, the Kentucky Wildcats will now face the Kansas Jayhawks again on Sunday after they lost to the Louisville Cardinals. This, thanks to Thomas Bernal hitting a two-RBI double down the leftfield line to score the game-tying and go-ahead runs to cap a  4-2 comeback win for UK over...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Baseball Shuts Out Kent State. They’ll Take On Kansas Today At 5 PM

Timothy Easley | Associated Press Nearly 3,500 were in attendance on Friday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium as Louisville Cardinal baseball team’s post season run continued. Dan McDonnell and the Cards shutout the Kent State Golden Flashes 5-0. With the win, Louisville moves to 46-15 on the season. They’re now possibly just a couple of wins away from advancing to the Super Regional...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats baseball to face Kent State after losing to Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks broke open a tie game in the seventh inning and posted a 10-6 win over the Kentucky Wildcats in the opener of the NCAA Louisville Regional, on a sticky Friday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium. Kentucky (35-24) fell behind early to the Jayhawks after allowing three runs in the top of the first inning, ending the start for UK’s sophomore Kyle Cody after just...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Skies clear up, UofL’s Funkhouser shuts down Kent State 5-0

UofL fans line up outside Jim Patterson Stadium for a late start in the NCAA. University of Louisville baseball fans entering the stadium were greeted by lots of long faces from departing Kentucky fans. The start of first game was delayed by 20 minutes and interrupted by rain twice, dragging on interminably before UK drops a 10-6 decision to Kansas. The worst possible exit for the...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UofL baseball not overlooking Kent State or Kansas

The University of Kentucky baseball team was conducting practice at Jim Patterson Stadium but Louisville Coach Dan McDonnell says he hasn’t given much thought to a possible matchup with UK in the NCAA’s Louisville Region this weekend. “The most important game we have is against Kent State,” he said during a press conference. “It’s the game of the moment. There is no other...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Second round speculation abounds in Louisville Regional

As expected, the discussion surrounding the Louisville Regional is dominated by speculation that the University of Louisville and Kentucky will square off in the second round. UK Coach Gary Henderson is apparently caught up in the conjecture, changing his pitching rotation so that right-handed pitcher A. J. Reed will start in the second game. Reed was the SEC Player of the Year with...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville baseball regional includes one unwelcome guest

The good news is that the University of Louisville baseball team will be hosting an NCAA Regional this weekend at Jim Patterson Stadium. The not-so-good news is that Kentucky has been invited, too, bringing with it the sideshow atmosphere that always accompanies the UofL-UK rivalry and the Kentucky followers. Louisville’s goal is always to return to the College World Series again...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville baseball to host Regional after all

Another reason every human being should have a Twitter account. It’s the quickest way to get news out there, especially on a holiday weekend. Minimum verbiage, mostly graphic. The University of Louisville baseball will be hosting an NCAA Regional, starting this Friday at Jim Patterson Stadium. The NCAA made the announcement via Twitter shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday, posting the...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner powers UofL over Cincinnati, Cards are AAC champs

Tom Jurich delivers regular season AAC trophy to Dan McDonnell. That 18 miles-per-hour breeze blowing out to the right field fence had to bring a smile to Jeff Gardner’s face when he arrived at Jim Patterson Stadium. He was even happier at the end. The big left-handed batter would connect for a single, a double and a home run while batting in two runs in the University of Louisville...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Regional at stake for UofL baseball against Indiana

Big week coming up for the University of Louisville baseball team, with another regular season conference title at stake. First things first, however: UofL will host Indiana at Jim Patterson Stadium at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, with a possible NCAA Regional hosting at stake. The Cards are 40-12 after winning two of three games at Temple over the weekend. IU is 35-12 after sweeping Penn...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Allergy relief — and a UofL win — at Jim Patterson

Pastels prevailed Tuesday at Jim Patterson (Click to Enlarge). Jim Patterson Stadium has always provided the perfect setting for watching University of Louisville baseball, along with a lot of wins and a growing tradition over the years. The observer discovered another reason to be there Tuesday, following a week of a non-stop fight the army of pollens that make the Louisville area...
Via Louisville Card Game
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Busy week for UofL baseball at Jim Patterson Stadium

Five opportunities for fans to see the University of Louisville baseball team at home this week. Tuesday, 6 p.m. in a return game against Western Kentucky University. UofL defeated WUK 5-2 in Bowling Green a couple of weeks ago. It’s also Cancer Awareness Night with $1 from the sale of lemonade going to support Gilda’s Club of Louisville. Nick Burdi has 24 career saves at...
Via Louisville Card Game
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

U of L baseball falls 4-2 to UK

The University of Louisville baseball team committed four errors and left 11 runners on base, dropping a 4-2 decision to Kentucky before 2,597 fans at Jim Patterson Stadium on Tuesday. The Cardinals are now 27-9 on the season.
Via louisville.scout.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

McDonnell winningest Louisville baseball coach

On June 27, 2006, Dan McDonnell was named the 18th head coach of the University of Louisville baseball team. And on June 15, 2007, McDonnell and the Cardinals took the field at Omaha for game one of the 2007 College World Series. Not bad for 353 days on the job. Last season, McDonnell’s team would win 51 games, the most ever in a single season, and UofL would return to Omaha for...
Via Louisville Card Game
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

U of L baseball: Weekly notebook

Here are a few notebook items surrounding the University of Louisville baseball program in Cardinal Authority’s weekly notebook. The Cardinals have five games this week at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Via louisville.scout.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruxer shutout ends 2-1 weekend of baseball

Junior righty Jared Ruxer pitched seven dominant innings while the offense erupted for a five-run second inning to lead the 10th-ranked Louisville baseball team to a 9-0 series-clinching win over Miami (Ohio) on Sunday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Via louisville.scout.com
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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