The first USA Today Amway Coaches Poll was released on Thursday afternoon. Not much surprise near the top as Florida State is the top ranked team. The Louisville Cardinals are 11th under “Others Receiving Votes,” essentially meaning they are ranked 36th in this poll. The Miami Hurricanes are two spots ahead of the Cards.
Three of UofL’s opponents are ranked: Florida State (1), Clemson (16), and Notre Dame (17). In previous seasons, it has been good to just find one ranked opponent on the schedule. That won’t be a problem this season!
If you missed your chance to get Louisville-Notre Dame football tickets for the game in South Bend on November 22, you have another chance. These tickets are being sold through Notre Dame, but they still get you into the stadium!
Tickets go on sale at 6 pm ET. Click here for the link to buy tickets.
And yes you would likely be in the Notre Dame section. But hey, maybe you will end up sitting next to D-Bob!
It is finally here! July 1, 2014. The University of Louisville is an official member of the Atlantic Coast Conference! Not the Big East. Not the American Athletic Conference. This is the ACC! Back in November of 2012, it was announced that this move would happen. The date seemed so far away. We would have to endure a season in the American Athletic Conference, but we did it. The schedules were less than stellar, but we made it. Now we enter a whole new ballpark.
In basketball, Louisville joins what could possibly be the best basketball conference ever assembled. The Big East had some awesome years and was consistently the best basketball conference. This version of the ACC could be even better. With Louisville, you will also have Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Virginia, and more.
Some of the most exciting announcements made during the summer are the kickoff times for Louisville football games. Anything involving football has added excitement this season because of the ACC. Things get started right away with the season opener against Miami. I don’t remember Louisville ever playing a team with such history and prestige in the season opener, especially during the even years.
So far, three of the Cards’ six home games have been set. Good news is, none are at noon. Even better news, one of those games is Murray State. So even that game is in the evening. Enough with the chit chat. Here is one half of the 2014 Louisville Cardinals football schedule!
Monday September 1 (Labor Day) vs Miami 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Saturday September 6 vs Murray State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3.com
Saturday September 13 @ Virginia 12:30 p.m. ACC Network
Friday October 3 @ Syracuse 7:00 p.m. ESPN
Thursday October 30 vs Florida State 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday November 22 @ Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC
One of the most anticipated games for the Louisville Cardinals in 2014 will be their trip to South Bend, Indiana as they face the Irish of Notre Dame for the first time in school history. We knew it would be on Saturday November 22, 2014. Now we have a time to go along with that, and it will kickoff at 3:30 pm ET and be shown on NBC.
Could it be any different this season for Cards fans? Just an example: last year we had Memphis at noon. This year we will have Notre Dame at 3:30 on NBC. The times, they are a changin!
The ACC announced home and away schedules for the 2014 football season, and if you are a Cards fan, you had to love what you saw. If you are not a Cards fan, why are you reading this? Thanks though! I realize we still have a 2013 season to play, but I thought I would go ahead and get this out there, because road trips and traveling can take some planning. I will also do one of these for this season. But with the excitement of the ACC on the way, this seemed like a good time to do this. Go ahead and make your plans to travel with the Cards on the road to an ACC game!
The dates are obviously not set yet, and these are in no particular order. But these are the conference teams that the Cards will play on the road in 2014. And yes, Notre Dame counts as ACC when it comes to this. For the distance, I just used mapquest and typed in the city of where the team plays, so of course it can be a few minutes off from where you would be coming from and where the stadium is, but you get a general idea.
The atmosphere in Madison Square Garden has always been kind to Louisville. Tonight, as tip-off neared, you could sense another grueling, fight to the finish Big East clash. The Cardinals and Fighting Irish didn’t disappoint. Coming out strong in the first half, Louisville knocked down some early threes and played aggressive defense. The counter screens the Irish used were some-what slowed down the full court press against the Cards, but they weren’t enough as Louisville took a 7 point advantage over Notre Dame into the locker room.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(25-8, 11-7 Big East)
We haven’t done this kind of post in a while, but Notre Dame has some good look-alikes on their team! Some are better than others, but they are all pretty good! Enjoy!