Russ Smith and the Cardinals will have three preseason scrimmages.
Sept. 11, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville will stage three opportunities for a preseason look at the 2013-14 Cardinals with three Red-White intrasquad men's basketball scrimmages in the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, Oct. 5; Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m.
The game time for the Oct. 5 scrimmage will be set later so as not to conflict with the Cardinals' football game at Temple also that day. The Oct. 19 scrimmage is in concert with UofL's "Year of the Cardinal" Homecoming on Main festivities, which will include activities on the Norton Healthcare Plaza of the KFC Yum! Center prior to the game.
Tickets, priced at $10 for lower side and corner arena seats and $5 for end zone and upper arena seats, will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Cardinal fans may also purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including statewide Kroger locations. Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders.
A limited number of tickets are available for UofL students to each scrimmage at no charge. Student tickets -- no more than two for each scrimmage -- must be obtained with a valid student ID in advance beginning Monday at 10 a.m. at the UofL ticket office.
U of L will welcome back three starters and eight lettermen from its successful 2012-13 squad which won the NCAA Championship while winning a school-record 35 games (35-5 mark), ending the season on a 16-game win streak. It was the Cardinals' third NCAA title (also 1980 and 1986) and second straight of 10 Final Four appearances. Louisville was the Big East Conference Co-Champions, won the league tournament championship and earned its third consecutive Big East Conference Team Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes the highest collective grade point average in each of the conference's 24 sports.