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2013 Championship Celebration Planned For June

National Champions

According to John Lewis with WDRB, cardnation will get their chance to celebrate the 2013 National Championship sometime in June thanks to the Louisville Sports Commission.


Venue: 4th Street Live!

Friday June 29, 2018

Doors open at 530pm & runs until 830pm

General admission tickets are $20 per person

Upper & lower level seating tickets are $60 per person (Only 100 available)


Photo Gallery: Louisville Ladybirds 2017-18

Ladybirds- SF

The Louisville Ladybirds play a huge part in the success of the Louisville athletic program. Not only are they the catalyst for keeping the fans entertained and the energy level up at the football and basketball games, they themselves have contributed approximately 7,954 National championships (I may have rounded up). They are a team that doesn’t settle for just being good, they strive for perfection – and usually achieve it! They are also very involved in community service and making appearances throughout the city. We appreciate and respect their hard work and dedication.

In honor of the Ladybirds defending their double national championships, here are some picture we captured of them from the 2017-2018 football and basketball seasons. Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Cheer Brings Home Numerous National Titles

Louisville Cheerleaders

The University of Louisville cheer squad had a record breaking weekend, winning numerous national titles across the board!

The All-Girl Cheer won their 5th straight title and 15th national title overall!

The large co-ed cheer won the 1A national title!

Congratulations to all the student-athletes and coaches involved. Way to represent The Ville!

Ladybirds Defend Double Title National Championships (Again)


The University of Louisville Ladybirds went to Daytona with one goal in mind – defend their double titles. They did just that and they are now the reigning double title champions for the last 3 years! Congratulations to everyone on a great year!

Lady Birds Light It Up

Louisville Ladybirds

No matter the score on the scoreboard, Cardinal fans can always count on the Lady Birds to be a bright spot in the game. Here is their routine from the Clemson game.


WestGate Las Vegas Updated Title Odds

Dez Fitzpatrick - Jaylen Smith

LVSuperBook released their updated title odds after week 2. Take a look at where UofL stands and let us know what you think about their chances.

Clemson Game Moved To PrimeTime


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Saturday’s football game between a pair of top-15 teams Louisville and Clemson is being moved to primetime, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Sunday.


The contest, originally scheduled for 3:30 p.m., will be played at 8:12 p.m. and televised nationally on ABC with Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler, and Maria Taylor.


Louisville is ranked No. 14 in the latest Associated Press poll and faces a top-five opponent for the second-straight season at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. In 2016, the Cardinals defeated No. 2 Florida State 63-20.


Clemson, the 2016 national champion, is ranked No. 3 after a 14-6 win over Auburn on Saturday.


ESPN’s College GameDay is broadcasting from the oval in front Grawemeyer Hall, on the UofL campus. Additional details will be announced later in the week.

College Game Day Coming Back To Louisville!


IMG_2224.JPGIt’s bacccckkkkk. For the second year in a row, College Game Day will be making its way to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for week 3 of the college football season. The defending national champions, Clemson will be taking on Louisville and Lamar Jackson, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in the 330 PM game. There’s still a strong chance it could get moved to prime time. Stay tuned to CSZ as more details are available. It’s gonna be another fun week around the Ville!


UPDATE-Kickoff at 812


ESPN’s College GameDay Built by the Home Depot is broadcasting from the University of Louisville for the second time in as many seasons on Saturday, showcasing a top-15 matchup between Louisville and defending national champion Clemson.


The Cardinals, currently ranked No. 17 in the latest Associated Press poll, welcome No. 3 Clemson for a 3:30 p.m. kick on Sept. 16 in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

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Las Vegas SuperBook Releases Updated 2018 National Championship Odds


Today the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released their latest odds for the 2018 Men’s Basketball National Championship odds. If these turn out to be true, it looks like we will have a fun March in the Bluegrass! Take a look below and see what you think about where the University of Louisville stands.

Russ Smith Named a Senior CLASS Award Candidate

Russ Smith

University of Louisville’s Russ Smith is one of 30 candidates for the men’s basketball 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Wednesday.

Smith,a team co-captain, is one of just four student-athletes on the list in which their team is currently ranked in the top 10, but the Louisville guard is the only one whose team ranks in the top-five nationally.

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Chane Behanan: Suspended Indefinately


Press Release from Kenny Klein:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –University of Louisville junior forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of university policy.  He will not practice or be involved in any team-related activities during his suspension.

A preseason All-American Athletic Conference selection, Behanan averaged 9.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, shot 50.7 percent from the field and totaled 54 steals as a sophomore last season while starting 37 games.  He was named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team, producing a double-double against Michigan in the national championship game with 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Movement




It was this exact moment in Cardinal folklore that many say was the lighting of the dynamite that is known as the National Championship run for our 2013 University of Louisville Cardinals basketball team. Following this moment, UL guard Kevin Ware went on shows like Sportscenter and The Late Show With David Letterman to tell his story. He got direct messages on twitter from Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant and talked to the President. He told news outlets he was hopeful for an October return. Today coach Rick Pitino stated Kevin indeed was cleared for basketball activities, looking more and more like Kevin will indeed be ready for the season opener. Great news for CardNation.

Let’s go back though. What did Kevin do to motivate himself while injured? Did he set goals for himself? Yes he did and smashed them all. Did he let the newfound fame get to his head? No. Alongside Jamon Brown and some of his friends from the University of Louisville, they made going to the Boys and Girls Clubs into something that has turned into a nationwide movement. The Purp Movement (People Uplifting Real People) is a non-profit organization about making giving back fun and people finding their purpose.  Now at most of the high schools in Louisville, KY you will see a Purp Team. In other states, Purp Teams started popping up as far as Los Angeles, CA. The original Purp Team who started the movement also invented the app. is the first ever system to make giving back fun, rewarding, and easy.  The app is the first ever one stop shop to give and get help.  The app makes it easy to give and get help with anything.  Find out more by visiting ( Just another example of what a great unselfish human being that is Kevin Ware. Thanks Kev from CardNation and people all around. Check out the video!

Go Cards!

That’s Purp!

Louisville Basketball Schedule: Piece Of Cake?


Well if you are a Louisville Cardinal fan the talk of the past 24 hours from the majority of bbn has not been surprising. Before I begin I want to make this statement: I have friends and family that are uk fans, went there, and played there. It is because of them that I have never once mentioned them negatively in any of my work. That’s going to be tarnished a bit today. Where do I begin? Oh yeah, our schedule…

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