Football News & Notes

While it may feel like the football season has just ended, preperations for the 2004 season are underway.

Mark your calendars!

Signing Day 2004
The 2004 version of the annual U of L Football Signing Day event is scheduled for February 4th at the Brown & Williamson Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The popular event, called Fan Night, will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will give Cardinal fans a glimpse into the future as Head Coach Bobby Petrino gives player descriptions and rolls the highlight film on the entire recruiting class.

Fans will also be able to meet the Cardinal coaches and ask questions about the newest members of the football team. Season tickets will also be available for sale on Signing Day.

Spring Practice
Spring practice for all of the returning players will kick off on March 25th. Practice will continue throughout the week the 26th through the 28th and then again on the 30th of March and into April. Fans are encouraged to come out to the pracice fields and see how the players have progressed and prepare for the new season.

Spring Game
Following a successful spring game last year, in which over 8,500 fans attended, U of L will for the second consecutive season, hold the event on a Friday evening.

The annual spring game is scheduled for April 16th at 8:00 p.m. and will be free admission to all. Fans will be able to purchase season tickets for the 2004 season during the event.

Home Schedule Notes
Louisville will open it's season at home against Kentucky on the last weekend of August. Due to the likelihood that the game will be on national television, discussions are ongoing about which day the game will be held.

Louisville will only have five home games this season, with Conference USA games likely being South Florida, East Carolina, TCU and Cincinnati.

It's unlikely that at this point that a 12th game will be added to this season's schedule.

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