LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The No. 17 Louisville men’s soccer team will open the 2013 NCAA Championship with a first round matchup against the University of Denver on Tonight at 7 p.m., ET at Cardinal Park. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students/youth and can be purchased through the U of L Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Tickets are also available by calling (502) 852-5151 or online here. Live video of the Cardinals and Pioneers will be available free of charge at GoCards.com and NCAA.com, while live scoring will be provided through the Gametracker feature on the Louisville men’s soccer schedule page at GoCards.com.
The Cardinals enter the 2013 NCAA Championship at 11-4-3 overall after winning the American Athletic Conference regular season championship. In its last outing, Louisville was eliminated in the quarterfinal round of the American Conference Championship on Nov. 9 with a 1-0 loss to Rutgers. Denver enters the NCAA Championship at 13-3-3 overall after sweeping the Summit League regular season and tournament titles to earn an automatic bid. The winner of the Louisville-Denver game will advance to a second round matchup against No. 11 seed Michigan State on Sunday at 1 p.m., ET in East Lansing, Mich.
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The CARDS are set to face Bowling Green in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium this Friday at 6pm.
NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule
Friday, May 31 | (ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State – 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Bowling Green – 6 p.m.
Cardinal Pregame Event and Pep Rally
Time: 4:00 – 6:45 PM Location: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Regency Ballroom, One South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN Join fellow alumni and fans on Friday, March 29 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis for a pregame party and pep rally when the Overall #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals take on the Oregon Ducks. Joey Wagner will emcee and the UofL Pep Band, Cheerleaders, Lady Birds and Louie the Cardinal will make appearances. The NCAA games will be shown in the room during the event. Tickets are $27 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Includes pregame meal. Cash Bar. Register online or call 800-813-8635 or 502-852-6186.
Heading into the Sweet 16, here are the standings in the CSZ bracket challenge!
2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional
For just the fourth time, Indianapolis will host an NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional. The event features two “Sweet 16” games on Friday, with the two winners meeting Sunday in the “Elite Eight.” The winner of that game advances to the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta.
Before Coach Dan McDonnell took over as head coach of the Cards, UofL Baseball had made the NCAA Tournament only 1 time in its history. Since McDonnell arrived, the Cards have now made the tournament 5 times in 6 seasons, and he has a record of 256-126 in those 6 seasons.
We are just a few hours away from tip-off, and the excitement is evident amongst Cards fans. A win over Florida, and UofL advances to the Final Four! We are so close that we can feel it. However, it will not be easy.
As soon as the brackets were announced on Selection Sunday, Cards fans realized that we could possibly face Michigan State. This was a big deal because when UofL was the overall #1 seed in 2008-2009, it was the Spartans that eliminated the Cards. Sure, California and Morehead State have eliminated UofL the last 2 seasons, but the Michigan State one stuck out more, because that was supposed to be our year. We won the Big East regular season, the Big East Tournament, and were primed for a Final Four run. Last night, it was time for revenge…
Let the madness begin! This evening, the brackets were revealed for the NCAA Tournament. The Louisville Cardinals (26-9) were given the 4 seed in the West Region. They will face the 13 seed Davidson Wildcats (25-7).
With 4 regular season games remaining for the Cards, every game in important in the Big East race. After starting out 2-4 in the conference, it was hard to imagine that the 17th ranked Louisville Cardinals (21-6, 9-5) would be in a position to possibly get a double-bye in the Big East Tournament. The next step is a tough road game tonight against the rival Cincinnati Bearcats (19-8, 9-5).