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College Football: U of L Meets NC State in Belk Bowl

by Rick Howlett on December 26, 2011

The Louisville Cardinals are in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they’ll face NC State tomorrow night in the Belk Bowl.

U of L’s chances of becoming bowl eligible looked slim early in the season. The Cards got off to a 2-4 start, but won five of their last six games and captured a share of the Big East Conference title.

Coach Charlie Strong says his freshman-heavy team showed a lot of poise.

“We have some youth on this team, but a team that grew up really fast. I’m just excited at the way this football team was able to overcome a lot of adversity there in the beginning then make a run at the end and get ourselves in a position to become co-champions.”

This will be the fourth matchup between U of L and NC State. The Cards won the three previous games. Both teams finished the regular season with a 7-5 record.

The bowl game’s title sponsor is the Belk department store chain. The game, first played in 2002, has been previously called the Meineke Car Care Bowl and the Continental Tire Bowl.

Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte is at 8:00pm tomorrow.

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Strong Says He’s Not Interested In Other Coaching Jobs

by Rick Howlett December 12, 2011

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says he’s not interested in any other coaching jobs and wants to continue building the Cardinal program.    Strong’s name has been mentioned for coaching vacancies at Texas A&M and Penn State. Strong says one rumor had him in New York City last week interviewing for the Texas A&M […]

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College Football: Cards To Face NC State in the Belk Bowl

by Rick Howlett December 4, 2011

The University of Louisville football team will take on North Carolina State on December 27 in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Cards received the bid this evening. U of L finished the regular season with a 7-5 record and tied West Virginia and Cincinnati for a share of the Big East title, […]

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College Football: No BCS Bid For U of L

by Rick Howlett December 3, 2011

The University of Louisville football will not get a bid to a Bowl Championship Series game this season. The Cards’ chance for a BSC bid was foiled today by Cincinnati, which defeated Connecticut 35-27 in the teams’ final regular season game. Under the final Big East Conference standings and BCS rankings, the bid will likely […]

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Cards’ BCS Hopes Hinge On Cincy/UConn Game

by Rick Howlett November 28, 2011

University of Louisville football players will find out Saturday if they’ll get to play in an upper echelon bowl game. U of L will get an automatic bid to a Bowl Championship Series game, probably the Orange Bowl, if Cincinnati loses Saturday to Connecticut. U of L and Cincinnati are in contention for the Big […]

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College Football: UK Beats UT; Cards’ Bowl Picture Still Unclear

by Rick Howlett November 26, 2011

The Kentucky Wildcats snapped a 26-game losing streak to Tennessee today, defeating the Volunteers 10-7 at Commonwealth Stadium. UK was led by Matt Roark, a receiver who played his first-ever collegiate game at quarterback. The senior ran for 124 yards as UK kept mostly to a ground game. Roark was pressed into duty to replace […]

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College Football: U of L Wins At South Florida

by Rick Howlett November 25, 2011

The Louisville Cardinals defeated South Florida 34-24 today, ending an 0 for 4 drought at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium and securing at least a share of the Big East Conference title. It was a back-and-forth game until the fourth quarter, when Teddy Bridgewater’s touchdown pass to Devonte Parker put the Cards ahead for good. U […]

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Big East Football Title In Play As Cards Visit USF

by Rick Howlett November 21, 2011

The University of Louisville football team will play its regular season finale Friday at South Florida. The Cards are in the hunt for a share of the Big East Conference championship and a chance to play in a Bowl Championship Series game. But U of L Coach Charlie Strong doesn’t want to talk about post-season […]

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Businessman, Former Football Star Lyles Dead At 75

by Rick Howlett November 21, 2011

Family and friends are remembering longtime Louisville businessman Lenny Lyles, who died yesterday at the age of 75. Lenny Lyles was also a standout athlete. He was one of the first African-Americans on the University of Louisville football team, where as a running back in the mid-1950s he set a school scoring record. Lyles also […]

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College Football: Cards Become Bowl-Eligible; UK, IU Fall

by Rick Howlett November 19, 2011

The University of Louisville football team is bowl-eligible for a second straight year.    The Cards notched their sixth victory of the season today, defeating host Connecticut 34-20.   U of L is also tied for first place in the Big East Conference heading into Friday’s regular season finale at South Florida. Kentucky’s hopes for post-season play […]

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