Louisville men’s basketball’s season will begin a week from today on November 9th when they host Bellarmine. With the season inching closer, the athletic department has released a schedule of the themes for each home game this upcoming season.
There are numerous themes stretching from 502 Day, to honoring the 1983 Final Four team, to honoring the 2013 National Championship team. To see the entire schedule, check out the press release from UofL Athletics below:
Press Release From Louisville Athletics:
UofL MBB: Louisville Announces Theme Games for 2022-23 Men’s Basketball Season
Date: Nov. 2, 2022
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the University of Louisville men’s basketball season opens next week, theme games have been set for each of the Cardinals’ home games in the KFC Yum! Center.
Special events celebrating two iconic UofL teams are planned, as well as promotions to celebrate students, season ticket members, kids, community heroes and many more. There are also several opportunities to help those in need, in particular leading up to the holiday season.
The list below identifies each game with the specific theme.
BELLARMINE (Wed., 11/9 @ 9:00 PM)
UofL will be celebrating the start of the Kenny Payne era with themed giveaways and promotions to honor the new coach’s homecoming, including rally towels and student section shirts.
WRIGHT STATE (Sat., 11/12 @ 1:00 PM)
Ville’ns Appreciation Day
The game will feature student-only giveaways and promotions honoring the Cards’ official student section, The Ville’ns.
APPALACHIAN STATE (Tues., 11/15 @ 6:00 PM)
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night
Discounted tickets and recognitions will be available for UofL faculty and staff.
MARYLAND (Tues., 11/29 @7/7:30 PM)
UofL will celebrate all things Louisville during the annual ACC-B10 Challenge matchup.
MIAMI (Sun., 12/4 @ 1:00 PM)
Teddy Bear Toss
This is the second annual halftime event where fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears to toss onto the court at halftime, with all items collected being donated to local children in need.
WESTERN KENTUCKY (Wed., 12/14, 9:00 PM)
Week of Giving – Kroger Food Drive
A partnership between Kroger and the UofL Cardinal Cupboard will collect non-perishable food items for donation to local community members in need.
FLORIDA A&M (Sat., 12/17, 2:00 PM)
Holidays with the Cards/Week of Giving – ”Kyle’s Korner” Toy Drive
Celebrate the holidays with themed promotions and take part in Cardinal Forever Kyle Kuric’s 12th annual toy drive, with new toys collected being donated to local children in need.
LIPSCOMB (Tues., 12/20, 6:00 PM)
Week of Giving – Winter Clothing Drive
UofL will partner with the KFC Yum! Center to collect and donate winter clothes to local community members in need.
SYRACUSE (Tues., 1/3, 7:00 PM)
Hometown Heroes Night
UofL will celebrate local healthcare workers and first responders with special recognitions and ticket discounts.
WAKE FOREST (Sat., 1/7, 3:00 PM)
Alumni Day/1983 Final Four Team Recognition
UofL will welcome home Louisville Basketball legends while also honoring the Cardinals’ 1983 Final Four team.
NORTH CAROLINA (Sat., 1/14, 2:00 PM)
Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite white Cards gear.
PITTSBURGH (Wed., 1/18, 7:00 PM)
Salute to Service
UofL will honor veterans and active-duty military personnel with ticket discounts and exclusive recognitions.
GEORGIA TECH (Wed., 2/1, 7:00 PM)
Cancer Awareness Night
The Cardinals will honor cancer survivors while bringing awareness to the cause through Coaches vs. Cancer.
FLORIDA STATE (Sat., 2/4, 2:00 PM)
This will be the fourth annual event where the youngest members of Card Nation take over the gameday experience.
VIRGINIA (Wed., 2/15, 7:00 PM)
Celebration of Black Excellence/Season Ticket Member Appreciation Night
UofL will honor local heroes and community members in celebration of Black History Month, as well as provide exclusive giveaways and recognitions for season ticket members.
CLEMSON (Sat., 2/18, 7:00 PM)
2013 Team Recognition
The Cardinals will honor the iconic 2013 team with various promotions and recognitions.
VIRGINIA TECH (Tues., 2/28, 9:00 PM)
Senior Day/Wear Red for the Seniors
Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite red UofL gear as we celebrate the senior class.