Louisville Football S.I.D. Rocco Gasparro
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With the spotlight of a national audience focused on a showdown between two top-ranked teams, the University of Louisville will honor the legacy of boxing legend Muhammad Ali during Saturday’s noon kickoff at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
During the course of Saturday’s nationally televised match-up between No. 2 Florida State and No. 10 Louisville, the Cardinals will conduct a number of special presentations to remember “The Greatest of All Time” (GOAT), who passed away on June 3 after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The legendary figure, who was born in Louisville, Ky., was a three-time World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic gold medalist boxer, as well as a social activist and philanthropist.
“The Ali Family has been tremendous supporters of our program,” Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich said. “Muhammad Ali’s presence and generosity to our department will never be forgotten and the support Lonnie and her family have given in all aspects have meant a lot to me during the course of my career at the University of Louisville. They are treasured in our community and we wanted to properly thank them for everything they’ve meant to the city and the university.”
With Muhammad’s wife Lonnie and son Asaad scheduled to be in attendance at the crucial ACC contest, a 30-foot painting of Muhammad’s signature butterfly with the words Ali displayed in the middle will sit in the northwest corner of the end zone at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Louisville Athletics will be donating all its community service hours performed by its student-athletes for the upcoming athletic season. Last year, UofL student-athletes performed over 11,000 hours in the community – the highest total in the ACC.
Members of the Louisville football team will wear a customized helmet sticker with the same mark that is displayed in the end zone, while a commemorative coin, featuring team logos on one side and the butterfly logo on the other, will be presented to both teams by Asaad during the pregame coin toss.
The UofL student section will pay homage to “The Champ” as more than 3,000 specially-designed Ali T-shirts will be distributed for students to wear during the game.
During the first quarter, an on-field presentation will honor Lonnie for her work for the ALI IN ALL OF US initiative. The first element of this initiative is the ALI 75 Service campaign that encourages people around the world to give 75 hours of service in honor of Muhammad Ali’s lifetime of humanitarian efforts.
Special video tributes and highlights of Ali’s life and career will also be featured throughout the course of the game.
Kenny Klein UofL S.I.D.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville football fans attending the Cardinals’ Sept. 1 opening game against Charlotte will notice several new features that are designed to aid location services and provide added customer service throughout the upcoming season.
New 15-foot-tall sign towers located throughout the parking lots will provide game day information, maps, directional information, tailgating policies and stadium prohibited items. Once inside the stadium gates, fans will see new “You Are Here” maps throughout the stadium to provide guests with location references. New wayfinding signage throughout the stadium is in place to direct fans in the appropriate direction.
I miss PJCS. I miss tailgating. I miss the sound of the band. I miss DJ K-Dogg. I miss the intro video. I miss the train horn. I miss the inebriated young man in front of my seat that refuses to sit down because “this isn’t Commonwealth Stadium.” I miss my beer vendor. I miss giving high fives to the closest 20 people around me after every score. I miss the Ladybirds. I miss seeing Robert Patrick Petrino giving the business to a referee after a bad call. I miss the incredible student athletes competing at the highest level in an effort to bring home a victory. I miss all of you. I miss everything about the game day experience at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. If you are like me then you are itching for some Cardinal football right about now. In 2 short months the season will finally get under way. Until then all we have are memories of last season and hope for this one. I put together a hype/highlight video for you to enjoy……..
On April 16th 2016, I took my son to Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium for the annual football Spring Game. The weather was absolutely perfect. Early reports from the local talking heads and many people around the program were that the attendance would likely eclipse the record of approximately 33,000. With the weather forecast being phenomenal, the rumblings of how Lamar Jackson had improved by leaps and bounds as a passer and the overflow of positivity from the victory over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl, I too expected a record crowd. Read the rest of this entry
The Louisville Football team held a 161 play scrimmage this morning in the Trager Indoor Practice facility. As we are 1 week away from the spring game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the Cards hope to put on a show at 1pm on Saturday. The offense is what I have been the most excited to se and todays results are just a flash of what we will see. The WR/TE corp are my favorite because face it, I was a tight end and I appreciate what these guys have to do. Here are some of the key points from todays scrimmage:
Wide receivers Jamari Staples, Traveon Samuel and Ja’Quay Savage had two big touchdown receptions, while wide receiver James Quick also added a touchdown catch. Tight ends Micky Crum and Charles Standberry also scored on Saturday.
“We went a long time this morning,” head coach Bobby Petrino said after Saturday’s 12th practice. “It was a good scrimmage. It was back-and-forth again. We look forward to the spring game next Saturday. The whole week will be a lot of fun with two practices and the game on Saturday.
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I am a happily married man. My wife and I are a team. We go through good times and times that are not so good . No matter what life throws at us, we take comfort in knowing that we are there for each other. We always have each others back. One of the most important aspects of our relationship is knowing that we have the others support even when we are wrong. We will defend each other publicly until the end of time. The beauty of it is that we can talk about it later, in private, and tell the other where and why they were wrong and nobody gets upset. Support is a key value and it’s what keeps my wife and I strong as a team.
Card family, I have publicly defended you for as long as I can remember and I will continue to do so but now is the time we have that talk where I tell you where you were wrong. We don’t have this talk to belittle each other but rather to help us become stronger. We as a fan base should always be looking for a way to better ourselves to be the best we can be. That is why I need to ask you, why are you leaving games early?
The way too early Football Hype video. It’s short but I hope I threw enough clips together to give you some positivity to hold you over till the Spring game. Read the rest of this entry
Not sure of the significance of a top 8, but I am not worried about that right now. Just enjoy this breath of fresh air!
LOUISVILLE, Ky.– The fifth annual University of Louisville Women’s Football Clinic will be held on May 31 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Registration is open online at www.Cardinalfootballcamps.com.
On the day of the event, check-in is from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Brown and Williamson Club, located on the fifth floor of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The clinic will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The clinic will consist of presentations from the coaching and support staff, football drills with the coaches, and an inside look at the Cardinals’ football team.
All activities are voluntary and will accommodate all athletic abilities. Athletic attire and tennis shoes are required to participate in drills. The cost of the clinic is $60 and includes a shirt, continental breakfast, lunch, and an unprecedented football experience.
These pictures come from UofL Football’s twitter account (@UofLFootball). The new turf looks to be almost complete, and it looks awesome! Personally, I do love the end-zones!
The University of Louisville football team will host an autograph session benefiting the Dare to Care Food Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Brown and Williamson Club of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
There is a two-item limit per person for merchandise to be autographed, and attendees are requested to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Dare to Care Food Bank.
The players will be the only participants in the autograph session.
Members of the U of L Ticket Office will be set up to sell tickets to Louisville’s appearance in the 2013 Sugar Bowl.
Last night the Cardinals defeated South Florida 27-25 to move to 7-0. Cardinal Sports Zone was in the middle of the action to bring you some of the key moments in the final moments.
Fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the remaining 4 home games for UofL footbal at a very low price of just $40 per ticket. These tickets are in sections 2-5 on the UPS Flight Deck. Tickets may be purchased by calling the UofL ticket office (502) 852-5151 or (502) 852-7254 or by visiting either of the two U of L ticket offices: Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium adjacent to Floyd Street or on the third floor of the Swain Student Activities Center.
The last 4 home games of the season are:
Saturday October 20: South Florida
Friday October 26: Cincinnati (Friday night on ESPN 2)
Saturday November 3: Temple
Saturday November 24: UConn
According to UofLsports.com, there are about 3,000 tickets remaining for this Saturday’s football game against Missouri State. The tickets are in sections 1-5, and can be purchased for $12.
You can get these tickets on ticketmaster.com or just stop by the ticket office locations on UofL’s campus. Those locations are the 3rd floor of the Student Activities Center or right outside of Gate 2 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
The game kicks off at 3:30 pm!
I attended Fan Day at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and that is what I went for, to be a fan. I acted like a kid again and got autographs, only these days it is different because the whole team is younger than me! Still cool though of course, and I hope that never gets old for me. I had to get items autographed for the tailgate trailer that my friends and I have been working on. You will see pics of that soon I am sure!