Louisville men’s basketball is coming soon. Preseason practice has tipped off and there are many events that will begin leading us into the 2020-2021 season.
Beginning October 12th, the lead-up begins with the ACC Tipoff which will feature Coach Chris Mack and team captains Malik Williams and Jarrod West. UofL will be featured at 11 am at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC.
The first look at Team 108 in a more structured setting than Louisville Live will take place on October 16th. That is the day of the Tip-Off Intrasquad Scrimmage. Formerly known as the red-white scrimmage, fans can go to the KFC Yum! Center to watch their team face each other in a structured scrimmage. Tickets are $10 for the public.
October 19th will be men’s basketball media day at the Planet Fitness Kueber Center. The media will have an opportunity to speak with players and coaches about the upcoming season.
UofL fans will then have their turn to listen to Coach Mack and players speak about the upcoming season. UofL Men’s Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon will be held on October 20th at the Galt House. Tickets for that event will be $50 and their will be lunch served to those attending at noon that day.
Finally, on October 29th, the public will get their first official look at the team against another team. Kentucky State will face off against the Cards in the first of two exhibition games for the Cards.
The season is definitely just around the corner. The media days, the luncheons, and the scrimmages are just days away. A lot is expected of Team 108 and they will hopefully live up to the expectations. Now, you have the timeline of the preseason. Below, you can read UofL’s press release for more details about each event as well as ways to purchase tickets for ticketed events:
Upcoming University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Events
ACC Tipoff – Charlotte Marriott City Center, Charlotte, N.C.
UofL Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Mack and team captains Malik Williams and Jarrod West will attend the ACC media day event, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs throughout the day. The UofL trio is planned to be on the main stage at 11 a.m.
Team 108 Tip-Off Intrasquad Scrimmage – KFC Yum! Center, 1 p.m.
UofL will play an intrasquad scrimmage in the Louisville Basketball Team 108 Tip-Off in the KFC Yum! Center on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. The event will offer the first public look at the 2021-22 men’s team in competition in a game setting. Tickets, priced at $10 each for lower-level seating, are available online at Ticketmaster.com, or specifically at this link:https://uofl.me/3EWMFRW. Media interested in attending should request credentials through Kenny Klein (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Media will have an extended opportunity to speak in-person with UofL team members and Coach Chris Mack. The event will begin with an in-person news conference with Mack in the Media Room, followed by in-person interviews with team members on the practice court. Media attending must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and must wear a mask at all times. Those who have already provided copies or shown their vaccination cards earlier this fall do not need to supply it again, but others must provide proof of vaccination. The news conference with Mack will also be available to view live via Microsoft Teams for those unable to attend, with a link to be provided on Oct. 18. Media may stay to watch the Cardinals’ practice after the event at approximately 3 p.m. and may shoot photos/video of the first 10 minutes if they wish.
Men’s Basketball Tipoff Luncheon – Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom, noon
The 2021 University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Tipoff Luncheon, presented by Clark & Riggs Printing, will be staged on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon for the event, which will feature comments from UofL Coach Chris Mack and team members. Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased online at this link: https://am.ticketmaster.com/uofl/tipoff. Media may email Kenny Klein to request attending the event (email@example.com). Since media day is on the day before this luncheon, no media availability is planned at the luncheon.
UofL vs. Kentucky State – KFC Yum! Center, 7 p.m.
The Cardinals will play their first game against outside competition as UofL faces Kentucky State in its first of two exhibition games.