Six outstanding individuals will be inducted into the University of Louisville Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 1 at the Brown and Williamson Club in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
The list includes Brendan Burke, U of L's first NCAA qualifier in men's tennis; Lee Corso, who coached the U of L football team to two conference championships and is currently an analyst for ESPN; Joe Jacoby, an standout offensive tackle for the Cards who earned three Super Bowl rings in his 13 NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins; Marilyn Reckelhoff Dippel, the ninth-leading career scorer in women's basketball at U of L; Milt Wagner, starting guard on U of L's 1986 NCAA Championship team and the Cards' No. 5 all-time scorer; and Mary Wessell Schmeing, a field hockey standout who is second in career goals.
The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the induction ceremony to follow. Tickets are $35 per person and may be obtained by calling U of L Athletics at (502) 852-2473.
The University of Louisville women's soccer team moved up three notches in the regional rankings to 12th, and forward Jamie Craft was named to the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team for the second consecutive week.
"It is great to get some recognition in a solid region like the Great Lakes Region," Head Coach Karen Ferguson said.
Louisville is 7-2-0 overall, the best start in school history thought nine matches, and opened the Conference USA schedule with a pair of 1-0 wins on the road at USF and UAB last weekend.
Craft, a sophomore who also earned C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honors this week, scored both of the Cardinal goals on the weekend, upping her season total to nine goals in nine game, four of which are game winners.
Last week the Cards cracked the Soccer Buzz regional rankings at number 15, the first such ranking in school history.
U of L will host Tulane(4-5-1, 2-0) on Friday in Cardinal Park at 7:00 p.m., and Southern Miss(4-3-1, 0-2-0) at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and the games can be followed on UofLsports.com with Gametracker.
New Broadcast Partner for U of L
La Buena, a Spanish speaking radio network, will broadcast the final four home University of Louisville football games and six selected men's basketball home games in Spanish.
The ECU-Louisville football game on Saturday can be heard live in Spanish on WTMT 620 with Carlos Lucio and Jose Martinez calling the action.
"This is a great opportunity for a large group of Hispanic fans to listen to our games on the radio," said Tom Jurich, U of L athletic director. "It's a great thing for the university and we look forward to a great partnership."
After climbing to #15 in the polls, the Cardinals dropped to #21 following a loss to Tennessee last week. Louisville is 9-2 on the season and will next face DePaul on Friday in Chicago and then at Marquette on Saturday. The team returns home for a Tuesday night match against Morehead State at Cardinal Arena.