With a rich basketball tradition, the Louisville Cardinals have plenty of support in the state of Kentucky. Louisville Cardinals tickets enable fans to enjoy one of the game's marquee programs.
Louisville Cardinals Tickets: Historical Overview
The Louisville Cardinals have been a model of consistency on the hardwood. In the last 68 seasons, only one Louisville squad (1990-91) has suffered through a losing campaign.
Since the early seventies, the Cardinals have been an elite program. Longtime head coach Denny Crum (1971-72 to 2000-01) reached the NCAA tournament in 23 of his 30 years on the sidelines at the school. On six occasions, Crum took Louisville to the Final Four.
Overall, the Cardinals have appeared in 37 NCAA tournaments and 8 Final Fours. The university's most recent trip to the national semi-finals was under current head coach Rick Pitino in the 2004-05 season.
In football, Louisville has been a division-one program since 1962. While being overshadowed by the success of the basketball program, the football Cardinals have managed to appear in 14 bowl games over the years. From 1998-2006, Louisville put together a run of nine consecutive postseason bids.
The Louisville Cardinals have won two NCAA championships in basketball. In 1979-80, Louisville defeated the UCLA Bruins to claim its first title. Six years later, Crum led the Cardinals to another championship contest. Against the Duke Blue Devils, Louisville came out on top again to capture another NCAA title.
Louisville Cardinals Tickets at Home Facilities
In hoops, the Louisville Cardinals compete in one of college basketball's finest new arenas. The KFC Yum! Center (capacity of 22,000) opened prior to the 2010-11 season. Louisville Cardinals tickets are a great way to experience some outstanding Big East basketball action.
For football, the Cardinals take the field at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium (capacity of 55,000).
Louisville Cardinals Tickets: 2011-12 Season
With one of the most talented rosters in the nation, the 2011-12 Louisville Cardinals should be poised for a sixth straight trip to the NCAA tournament. The home schedule will include several important Big East contests.
In football, head coach Charlie Strong will seek to guide the Cardinals to a second consecutive bowl game in 2011. A conference showdown against the Pittsburgh Panthers will be the headline matchup on this season's home slate. Louisville Cardinals tickets can also be acquired for home games against Murray State, Florida International, Marshall, Rutgers and Syracuse.