Cards v. Canes

As ITV first reported on August 1st, U of L announced this afternoon that they have agreed to a home and home series with the Miami Hurricanes. Louisville will also face North Carolina in a home and home series. Tom Jurich also addressed the possibility of the Cardinals joining the Big East in 2004. <B>Complete audio of the press conference included.</b>

Inside theVille first reported that Louisville would be entering a series with the Miami Hurricanes on August 1st and then reaffirmed the future series on October 10th on Inside theVille Radio, when U of L Director of Football Operations Tony Levine was a guest of the show.

Press Conference Audio
  • AD Tom Jurich & Head Coach Bobby Petrino -
  • This afternoon, Head Coach Bobby Petrino confirmed that the Cardinals and the Hurricanes would face each other on the gridiron.

    The series will begin in the 2004, when the Cardinals travel to Miami. Miami will play a return game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in 2006.

    Miami is a great addition to our schedule, both from a competitive standpoint and for recruiting," said head coach Bobby Petrino. "It'll be exciting going to the Orange Bowl next season with all the tradition and history, but it's special for our fans. They'll get an opportunity to travel with us to Florida, but it's great for us to put a consistent national-championship contender in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium."

    Also announced, as previously reported on ITV, Louisville will travel to North Carolina next season, as well as hosting Kentucky.

    Vice President of Athletics Tom Jurich also answered questions regarding the possibility of the Cardinals joining the Big East for the 2004 season.

    "I think you can look as this as maybe the football only the first year, simply because they are losing three football schools," said Jurich, who also stated that the basketball schools would likely join in 2005.

    Click here to listen to the October 6th Inside theVille Radio replay

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