Feb. 7, 2012
2012 Louisville Baseball Schedule (PDF)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville athletics department has announced the radio, web streaming and television details for the Cardinals' 2012 baseball season.
For the fourth straight season, News/Talk 1570 AM (WNDA) will be the radio home for Louisville baseball with 38 regular-season games and all post-season games scheduled for broadcast by the Clarksville, Ind., station. The radio schedule includes all 33 home games, the annual showdown at rival Kentucky on April 10, the matchup with in-state foe Western Kentucky on May 1, the three-game BIG EAST series at Pittsburgh on May 17-19 and all of the Cardinals' BIG EAST Championship and NCAA Championship games.
The Cardinals will again have a strong presence on the internet as subscribers can follow every game of the 2012 baseball season through CardsTV at UofLSports.com. Live streaming audio will be available for every regular-season and post-season game, while streaming video will be available for 32 of the 33 home games. CardsTV memberships are available for just $9.95 per month.
For 2012, fans can also access the CardsTV audio stream for every U of L game on their smart phones through the CardsMobile app, which is currently available for iPhone ($0.99 per month) and Android devices ($4.99 per year).
In addition to the radio and web streaming schedules, the Cardinals will also have one nationally televised game in 2012 when ESPNU returns to Jim Patterson Stadium for the Louisville-St. John's matchup on Saturday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m., ET. It will mark the second straight season Louisville has hosted at least one nationally televised game and it will be the sixth national TV game at home in the last six seasons for the Cardinals.
Louisville will open the 2012 season on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m., ET against Minnesota in Clearwater, Fla., on day one of the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge. Following games against Illinois (Feb. 18, 4 p.m.) and Michigan State (Feb. 19, 10 a.m.) to close the weekend, the Cardinals will return to Louisville for their home-opener at Patterson Stadium on Feb. 22 at 3 p.m., against Eastern Kentucky.
About Louisville Baseball
Led by the return of preseason All-American pitcher and All-BIG EAST performer Justin Amlung, Louisville welcomes back nearly the entire pitching staff and numerous position players with starting experience from last year's squad. Overall, the Cardinals return 19 letterwinners from the 2011 team, which finished 32-29 overall, while adding a talented class of newcomers for 2012.
Ranked as highly as No. 15 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper preseason poll, the Cardinals are ranked in the top 25 in four different major preseason polls and will enter the season ranked in the top 25 for the fourth straight season.
Head coach Dan McDonnell is in his sixth season leading the Louisville baseball program. In his five previous seasons, McDonnell is 217-106 with two BIG EAST regular-season titles, two BIG EAST Tournament titles, four NCAA Regionals, two NCAA Super Regionals and one College World Series.
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