ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported this morning that Louisville’s season opener in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic vs. Auburn in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome will kick off on September 5th at 3:30 and will be televised by CBS.

Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist will be in the booth for CBS.  Louisville has not played on CBS National (they’ve played on some regional CBS Networks) since 1997 when the Cards had 3 games on the National network:  9/13 vs. Illinois, 9/20 vs. Penn State, and 11/1 vs. East Carolina in what was the final game ever played in Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center before moving to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Louisville was so bad in 1997 (1-10 during Ron Cooper’s last season) that CBS didn’t decide to air another Cardinal game for 117 years.


The game time and television have been finalized for the University of Louisville football team’s season opener versus Auburn in the 2015 Chick-Fila Kickoff Classic.

The Cardinals are Tigers will kick off in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., at 3:30 p.m., and the contest will be televised by CBS.

The two teams will meet for the first time since 1974 when the Tigers defeated the Cardinals 16-3.

Individual tickets for that game can be purchased on-line by logging on to My Cardinal Account or by calling 502-(G0-CARDS) 462-2737.

Season ticket holders have the opportunity to buy one seat and get one free for that contest, but that offer will be available through June 1.

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