The 1986 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 13, 1986, and ended with the championship game on March 31 in Dallas, Texas. A total of 63 games were played. Louisville, coached by Denny Crum, won the national ...
When Jackson entered the 2017 season, his fan base and media had high expectations of his performance. College GameDay announced their return to the University of Louisville to host the opening matchup on September 16 between the returning National Champions, Clemson Tigers, and the Cardinals. Despite the 47–21 blowout the Tigers achieved, Jackson did not let the numbers affect his ...
History of the Cardinals
The Louisville Cardinals (also known as the Cards) are the NCAA athletic teams representing the University of Louisville. The Cardinals teams play in the Atlantic Coast Conference, beginning in the 2014 season. While playing in the Big East Conference from 2005 through 2013, the Cardinals captured 17 regular seasons Big East titles and 33 Big East Tournament titles totaling 50 Big East Championships across all sports. On November 28, 2012, Louisville received and accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference and became a participating member in all sports in 2014. In 2016, Lamar Jackson won the school its first Heisman Trophy.
Since 2000 Louisville is the only NCAA team to win a BCS bowl game; appear in the NCAA Division I men's basketball Final Four, the College World Series, and the NCAA Division I women's basketball Final Four; and finish as runner-up in the Men's Soccer College Cup. It is one of only six schools that has appeared more than once in each of the following events—a BCS bowl game, the men's and women's basketball Final Fours, and the College World Series—and Louisville's span of seven school years (2006–07 to 2012–13) is the shortest among these schools. Also, it is the first school ever to win a BCS bowl game, appear in the men's and women's basketball Final Fours, and appear in the College World Series in the same school year, doing so in 2012–13.
College Sports Established
University of Louisville
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1921 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1914 - 1921 / Athletic Association of the United States
2014 – Present / ACC
2005 - 2013 / Big East Conference
1995 - 2005 / Conference USA
1975 - 1995 / Metro Conference
1941 - 1975 / Independent
1914 - 1941 / Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Cardinals - It is not clear when the University of Louisville adopted red and black as its colors, or what the selection process entailed. Many sources repeat the story that Ellen Patterson, wife of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (or Liberal Arts as it was then known) John L. Patterson, suggested the colors as well as the use of the cardinal bird as a mascot in 1913. Ms. Patterson made this suggestion to a "board in control" (of which Dean Patterson was a member) that worked with a student athletic association to manage sports at UofL. However, the Courier-Journal refers to the University of Louisville football team as "the Red and Black" in an article that ran in October 1912. In November 1912 the Courier-Journal reported that S.W. Walker was re-elected captain of the Cardinals. Either Ms. Patterson made the suggestion prior to 1913, or the suggestion was to make a perhaps-unofficial designation into an official one. Unfortunately, university records from that period are sparse, and do not speak to the question.
Men's Basketball 2
Women's Basketball 0
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