Additional Games Times, TV Set for UofL Men’s Basketball
Additional game times and television designations have been set for the 2015-16 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule.
Since the initial schedule release on Sept. 2, several times and televison assignments have been added. The time for UofL’s Nov. 21 game against North Florida will be set after the Cardinals’ football game at Pittsburgh on that day is determined so as not to conflict with each other. The game time for Louisville’s March 5 game at Virginia will be established later in the season. Television for the Cards’ Nov. 28 game against Saint Louis in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational has not been finalized.
Both of the Cardinals’ home exhibition games — Nov. 1 against Bellarmine and Nov. 9 against Kentucky Wesleyan — will be televised by WAVE-TV in Louisville. WAVE will also televise UofL’sJan. 27 game at Virginia Tech, Feb. 24 contest at Pittsburgh and March 1 at Georgia Tech through the ACC Network, along with other league games throughout the season. WHAS-TV in Louisville will air the Cardinals’ Feb. 6 game against Boston College and Feb. 27 contest at Miami through the ACC Network, as well as other league games.
Prior to the season, fans can get their first look at the Cardinals in a pair of public Red-White intrasquad scrimmages in the KFC Yum! Center on a pair of Saturdays in October on Oct. 3 and 17. The Oct. 3 scrimmage will start at 4:30 p.m. The game time for the Oct. 17 scrimmage presented by Mark’s Feed Store will be set when the kickoff time for the Cardinals’ football game at Florida State on that day is determined so as not to conflict with each other.
Tickets for the scrimmages are on sale for $10 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. Tickets will also be on sale prior to the Cardinals’ Sept. 26 football game against Samford.
Cardinal fans may also purchase the tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online at www.Ticketmaster.com, 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 at the UofL ticket office.
The 2014-15 UofL men’s basketball schedule is attached and available online at this link: http://www.gocards.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&
Tickets Available for October 13th Men’s Basketball Tipoff Luncheon
University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino will be the featured speaker at the annual UofL Men’s Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon, presented by First Urology, onTuesday, Oct. 13, at noon in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Louisville Downtown.
Tickets for the event are $45 each and may be purchased through “My Cardinal Account” at GoCards.com, or specifically through this link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/uofl/EN/link/buy/browse?i%5B0%5D=355 There is a limit of two tickets per person. Further information may be obtained by calling the U of L special events office at (502) 852-2015 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Japhey Kipkoech ACC Cross Country Co-Performer of the Week
NC State freshman Ryen Frazier has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Performer of the Week, while Louisville’s Japhet Kipkoech and Florida State’s Zak Seddon claimed ACC Men’s Cross Country Co-Performer of the Week honors.
Frazier was also recognized by the USTFCCCA as the NCAA Division I Women’s National Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
A Raleigh, North Carolina, native running just a few miles from home at Cary’s WakeMed Soccer Park, Frazier opened her collegiate career in style by winning the adidas XC Challenge and breaking the 5k-course record with a time of 16:06.4. Frazier’s time broke the previous course record by 22 seconds. As a high school senior last year, Frazier finished eighth at the WakeMed course while running unattached, finishing in 17:37.0. Her time this year marks a 1:31 improvement from last year.
Kipkoech led the Cardinals to a first place finish at the Commodore Classic. Kipkoech notched his first collegiate win, finishing the 8K with a time of 24:34.6. He finished with a season best 8K time and defeated teammate and All-American Edwin Kibichiy by a second. Kipkoech has led the Cardinals in both races this season, helping Louisville to two wins
Florida State’s Seddon recorded his first win of the season, edging teammate Stanley Linton by less than a second to claim the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational title in 24:50.59 over the 8000-meter Buford Meredith Cross Country Course. It was the third career cross country victory for the Reading, Great Britain native, and his second at the meet. The FSU senior co-captain opened his collegiate career by winning the 2012 meet title, and he was second last year in Blacksburg.
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