The 2021-2022 Louisville men’s basketball season is about to tip off. The Cards enter the season with a new-look coaching staff, a new-look offense, and expectations to make the field of 64 and win some tournament games. With that being said, each home game at the KFC Yum! Center this season will have a special theme. Whether it be a food drive, a toy drive for Cardinal Forever Kyle Kuric’s “Kyle’s Korner for Kids” charity, or a fan appreciation game, there will be numerous themed games this season.
Below, you can read UofL’s press release that lists each theme game, details about each theme, and what activities there will be celebrating the assigned theme. Let’s enjoy the season and Go Cards.
Press Release from the University of Louisville:
UofL Announces Theme Games for Men’s Basketball Season
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball season set to open next week, Theme Games have been set for each of the Cardinals’ home games in the KFC Yum! Center this season.
Special events celebrating students, kids, season ticket holders, community service and more are included in the planned promotions for the Cardinals this season. The list below identifies each game with the specific theme.
SOUTHERN (Tue, 11/9 @ 9:00 PM)
Don’t miss your first chance to catch Team 108 in regular season action. Early arriving fans will have the chance to grab a 2021-22 schedule poster.
FURMAN (Fri, 11/12 @ 7:00 PM)
Ville’ns Appreciation Night
Louisville Basketball celebrates the Vill’en’s – the official student section of the Cards – with a pregame student tailgate, t-shirt giveaway, and more.
NAVY (Mon, 11/15 @ 8:00 PM)
Kroger Food Drive
Bring non-perishable food items and hygiene products to take part in a food drive, hosted by Kroger. All food will be donated to the Commonwealth Credit Union Cardinal Cupboard.
DETROIT MERCY (Sat, 11/20 @ 2:00 PM)
Teddy Bear Toss
Fans are invited to bring new or gently used teddy bears to toss onto the court during halftime for donations to local children during the upcoming holiday season.
DEPAUL (Fri, 12/10 @ 8:00 PM)
Cancer Awareness Night
In support of Jaxen’s Journey – the charity remembering UofL strength and conditioning coach Andy Kettler’s son Jaxen, who lost his life to brain cancer at the age of two in July 2016 – the Cards will look to raise awareness and funds to benefit cancer research.
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA (Tue, 12/14 @ 6:00 PM)
Holidays with the Cards & “Kyle’s Korner for Kids” Toy Drive
Celebrate the holiday season with themed promotions and bring now toys for donation to North Children’s and Home of the Innocents. The toy drive is associated UofL Athletics’ CardsCARE program and Kyle’s Korner for Kids, the community outreach established in 2011 by former Cards’ forward Kyle Kuric while a UofL student.
WAKE FOREST (Wed, 12/29 @ 9:00 PM)
Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Night
As a thank you to the most loyal members of Card Nation, Louisville Basketball celebrates its season ticket holders with exclusive prizes, experiences, and recognitions.
PITTSBURGH (Wed, 1/5 @ 7:00 PM)
Hometown Heroes Night
Join UofL Athletics in celebrating local heroes, including healthcare workers, police officers, fire fighters, EMTs, and more.
NC STATE (Wed, 1/12 @ 9:00 PM)
Student “Welcome Back”
The Cards welcome UofL students back from winter break with a pregame student tailgate, exclusive giveaways, prizes, and more.
BOSTON COLLEGE (Wed, 1/19 @ 7:00 PM)
Salute to Service
Louisville Basketball hosts its annual military appreciation-focused them game, honoring both veterans and active duty military personnel.
NOTRE DAME (Sat, 1/22 @ 4:00 PM)
Kids Day returns to the KFC Yum! Center as the youngest members of Card Nation take over the game and participate in a variety of in-game activities and experiences.
DUKE (Sat, 1/29 @ Noon)
Former players are invited back to The Ville to celebrate the storied history and legacy of Louisville Basketball.
NORTH CAROLINA (Mon, 1/31 @ 7:00 PM)
The popular color-themed promotion returns to the KFC Yum! Center.
MIAMI (Wed, 2/16 @ 7:00 PM)
Black History Month Celebration
Celebrate black excellence in the Louisville community during the Cards’ first home matchup of Black History Month.
CLEMSON (Sat, 2/19 @ 3:00 PM)
Horses & Hoops
In an extended celebration of the fitting pair highlighted during Louisville Live at Churchill Downs, Louisville Basketball celebrates two of the city’s most iconic sports legacies.
VIRGINIA (Sat, 3/5 @ Noon or 2:00 PM)
Senior Day & Wear Red for the Seniors
Join the Cards in celebrating its senior student-athletes. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite red Cards gear.