Cardinal Football Posts Highest GPA in Program History
The University of Louisville football program set a number of records on the field last season, but the Cardinals also posted records in the classroom.
The team recorded a 2.83 grade-point average for the spring semester, the highest registered GPA in the program’s history.
“I’m very proud of the commitment our players showed in the classroom this semester,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “To post the highest grade-point average in our history means a lot to our dedication to academics at the University of Louisville. I’m very appreciative of the efforts of the entire academic support staff and our student-athletes in posting such an outstanding achievement.”
Overall, the Cardinals had one perfect 4.0 GPA, and saw 36 student-athletes post a 3.0 or higher and 70 athletes over a 2.5 GPA.
For the year, the Cardinals had 24 student-athletes receive their degrees, including seven in the spring.
Heading into the 2015 season, five student-athletes will participate with their degrees in hand.
Cardinal Nine Projected as #3 Overall Seed in NCAA
Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball.com does his best Jerry Palm/Joe Lunardi take on the upcoming NCAA Baseball tournament. Kendall has slated the Cards as the #3 National Seed which gets to host its Regional & Super Regional (if Cards advance past the Regional).
Rogers has Ohio State as the #2 seed in the region, followed by #3 Auburn, and #4 Rider. If the Cards are a national seed, it would be the 1st time in school history.
Louisville Men’s Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
Highlighted by 11 regular season home matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium and 10 of 17 contests overall against 2014 NCAA Championship qualifiers, the University of Louisville men’s soccer program released its 2015 schedule on Thursday afternoon.
Following their eighth straight NCAA Championship appearance last season, the Cardinals will face another challenging slate as they embark on their second season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The home schedule includes a rematch of last year’s NCAA second round match against Saint Louis as well as visits from NCAA qualifiers Stanford, Kentucky and Wake Forest and former conference rival Connecticut. Each of the Cardinals’ six road games will be against NCAA tournament teams, highlighted by a visit to reigning NCAA champion Virginia.
“The strength of the 2015 schedule sets us up for success and prepares us well for post season play. In addition to the competition in the ACC, 10 of the 17 teams were in last year’s NCAA tournament,” said Louisville head coach Ken Lolla. “Our home schedule is great for our fans as it allows us to host some exciting and provocative opponents at Lynn Stadium. The support in the first year at Lynn was outstanding as we ranked second nationally in attendance. Our hope is that this year, we take the top stop and that Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium sets the standard for college soccer attendance across the nation.”
Louisville’s 17-match regular season schedule begins on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m., ET at Lynn Stadium against William & Mary. The Cardinals will follow the opener with a Monday night (7:30 p.m.) home showdown against 2014 NCAA participant Stanford. The four-game season-opening home slate will continue against Stony Brook on Sept. 4 before rival Kentucky visits Lynn Stadium on Sept. 8.
The Cardinals, who finished at 11-8-3 last season and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championship, will open their eight-match ACC gauntlet on Sept. 11 with a road trip to Syracuse. That will be followed by another four-game homestand with visits from Saint Louis (Sept. 15), Virginia Tech (Sept. 18), Memphis (Sept. 22) and NC State (Sept. 25). Louisville will conclude the month of September with a match at Ohio State (Sept. 29).
The month of October will begin with back-to-back ACC road matches at Virginia (Oct. 2) and Clemson (Oct. 9). The Cardinals will return home to host UConn on Oct. 13 and Boston College on Oct. 16 before traveling to Indiana (Oct. 20) and North Carolina (Oct. 23) for their final regular season road matches. Louisville will close the regular season at home on Oct. 30 with a visit from Wake Forest.
The 2015 ACC Championship is slated to begin on Nov. 4 with first round action and will continue on Nov. 8 (quarterfinals), Nov. 11 (semifinals) and Nov. 15 (final). In a change from previous years, every match in each of the four rounds of the ACC Championship will be contested on campus and hosted by the higher seeded teams.
Louisville’s three-match preseason schedule will begin on Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m., ET at Lynn Stadium against Lipscomb. The Cardinals will also host UAB in a preseason match on Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m., before closing the exhibition slate on Aug. 22 at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.
2015 Louisville Soccer Season Ticket Information
Season tickets for Louisville’s second season at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium are now available. To purchase your tickets for the 2015 soccer season, please call the UofL Ticket Office at(502) 852-0120 or (502) 852-5151. Ticket prices for the 2015 season will remain the same as the inaugural season and will start as low as $45. Season tickets for 2015 include every regular season home match for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs.