Future football opponents?

Over the past few years Louisville fans have longed for a stronger out of conference slate and the victory over Florida State in 2002 only increased that desire. ITV has learned that those desires are close to being fulfilled.

So, would you want to face a team that owns an overall record of 8-0-1 against the Cardinals? How about a team that has outscored the Cardinals 273 to 82 overall in the series?

I don't believe you'll find one Cardinal fan that would turn down the opportunity, especially if it includes an opportunity to play that opponent at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

ITV has learned that reports out of Florida that have the Cardinals possibly playing the Miami Hurricanes are in fact acurrate. Louisville is expected to travel to south Florida to face the 2001 National Champions and 2002 National runner up early in the 2004 season, with Miami returning the game at Louisville early in the 2005 season.

There has also been speculation regarding a possible series with Head Coach Bobby Petrino's former employer Auburn. While ITV is confident that discussions with Auburn have occurred, we understand that nothing has been agreed upon and that a series with the Tigers may not occur.

Series history with Miami

DATE            UofL   Mia
Nov. 11, 1933      7    33
Oct. 8, 1949       0    26
Nov. 10, 1950     13    13
Sept. 15, 1979    12    24
Sept. 13, 1980    10    24
Oct. 2, 1982       6    28
Oct. 8, 1983      14    42
Nov. 3, 1984      23    38
Oct. 26, 1985      7    45

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