It’s Gameday folks! I know some of you will be enjoying a beverage or 28 and maybe just maybe some have decided to pace themselves. Some will be passed out. Here is a list of stories for you to read between now and game time that should keep you busy if you find yourself sitting down. Here are the top stories from yesterday September 15th at CardinalSportsZone.com!
Here are the top stories from yesterday September 14th at CardinalSportsZone.com!
The blackout game of the day for today is 2016 vs Duke. Not a pretty game but a W none the less. Enjoy,
Here are the top stories from yesterday September 13th at CardinalSportsZone.com!
Saturday is almost here. Are you ready for it? The fine folks at the University of Louisville have prepared a highlight video to get you ready for the Blackout!
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An hour earlier entrance to parking lots, improved security measures, and multiple special events are among the items that University of Louisville football fans will notice when the Cardinals kick off their first home game of the season on Sept. 16 against Clemson at 8:12 p.m.
Stadium Parking Lots Open at 2 p.m.
Fans with reserved parking passes in the UofL lots surrounding the stadium can enter the lots beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, a special early entrance one hour ahead of the regular five-hour opening time for the parking lots.
Since Louisville joined the ACC, they have squared off with Clemson 3 times. Twice in Death Valley and once at PJCS. Clemson has come out on top in all 3 of these games by a combined total of 15 points. Each game has come down to the final possession – And so a rivalry is born. Read the rest of this entry
Louisville opened the 2014-15 season with their first ever game as a member of the ACC against the Miami Hurricanes. Louisville had ended the 2013-14 season with a victory over Miami in the Russel Athletic Bowl which just happened to be Teddy Bridgewater’s last game as a Cardinal. This home opener was a blackout and was one of the most electric atmospheres ever in PJCS. Relive it here… Read the rest of this entry
Here are the top stories from yesterday September 12th at CardinalSportsZone.com!
On November 2nd, 2006 Louisville held it’s first ever Blackout game. Bobby Petrino encouraged fans to wear black for the contest against the #3 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers. It turned out to be one of the most memorable nights in Louisville football history and one of the biggest weekends of sports ever in Louisville as the Breeders Cup was being held at nearby Churchill Downs. In this Thursday night slugfest, #5 Louisville won by a score of 44-34. Brian Brohm threw for 354 yards and a touchdown, Trent Guy returned a punt 40 yards for a touchdown and Harry Douglas had 6 receptions for 116 yards. It was a memorable scene when fans dressed in all black rushed the field as the final seconds ticked off the game clock. Relive that moment and watch the full game here…
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Here are the top stories from yesterday September 11th at CardinalSportsZone.com!
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Always a favorite of the fans and players, the University of Louisville will host a Blackout on Saturday when it welcomes No. 3 Clemson to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for an 8 p.m. kick on ABC.
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium will be a sea of black Saturday evening as all fans are encouraged to wear black under the lights to support the team, which will don black uniforms.
The history of the Louisville Blackout stretches back to the 2006 season during head coach Bobby Petrino‘s first term with the Cardinals.
Under Petrino’s recommendation in 2006, the fifth-ranked Cardinals wore all black uniforms for the first time in a top-5 contest with third-ranked West Virginia on Nov.2. The Cardinals picked up one of the biggest wins in school history, besting the Mountaineers 44-34 in front of a nationally televised Thursday night audience on ESPN.
The Cardinals held a Blackout for last season’s 24-14 win over Duke on Oct. 14.
In advance of the event, Cardinal Fans are encouraged to support their local U of L retailers for Blackout and College GameDay merchandise for the game, which will be televised nationally by ABC.
Last Time: The Duke Blue Devils marched to a 13-point lead in the second half, but behind Damion Lee’s 24 points, the Cardinals were able to rally back and take a 71-64 win over the Blue Devils, avenging their loss two weeks earlier at Cameron Indoor Arena.
Wait a minute, this is football we’re talking about here. Duke and Louisville have only played each other once, a 40-3 blowout victory for the Cardinals in 2002. Dave Ragone went 23/34 for 258 yards and two touchdowns, while Henry Miller accounted for 92 yards and a touchdown in the blowout victory. Louisville overcame four turnovers while holding Duke to 175 total yards.
**The court was closed in observance of the BYE week.**
While sitting around the house trying to get excited about the first Cardinal-less football week since August 27th, the BHK jotted notes down. I admit, these notes veered away from football at times but I blame the disappointing games that I saw this week. Here are some things I jotted down from the last 8 days without Cardinal football:
- I thought Sunday was hard after the Clemson game, try last week. I know people may call me crazy but I seriously think we pissed off the programming director at ESPN back in the late 80’s or early 90’s. I say this because ESPN replayed the Clemson game damn near every night last week. It was like getting punched in the face every night just as your nose was healing. And I get that it was a great game and we are still the talk of College Football, but that game will be a game I will probably never watch again. I put it up there with the NCAA tourney game against that team down the road in 2014. Burn the tape.
Bobby Petrino just announced at the ACC Celebration at Fourth Street Live! that the opening football game this season against the Miami Hurricanes will be a Blackout! We are just two short months away from that game on September 1! Here are some photos of the black uniforms.
Ladies and Gentlemen…the time has come….without further adieu…Lorenzo Mauldin
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Here was the last really exciting Blackout game which was UL vs WVU