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C-USA Championships
The University of Louisville men's and women's cross country teams will face a field of 13 schools at Saturday's Conference USA Championships hosted by DePaul University at the Palos Hills Forest Preserve in Palos Hills, Ill. The meet, which will be the first conference championship for the Cardinals under the direction of first-year U of L head coach Ron Mann, will begin with the women's 6,000-meter race at 11:30 a.m. ET followed by the men's 8,000-meter race at 12:30 p.m.

The Cardinal men's team, which finished third in 2003 behind Marquette and Cincinnati, enter Saturday's conference meet having won four out of five events in 2004.

Into the Pool!
The University of Louisville men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Cincinnati in the Cardinals' home opener Friday at Crawford Pool. The U of L women won 132.50-84.50, while the men topped the Bearcats 118-84.

Cardinal freshman Amanda Taylor set a new school record in the 1000-free with a time of 10:23.37. Sophomore Heather Ming won two events: the 200-IM; 200-breast and finished second in the 200-fly. Junior Angie Nicolletta took the 100-free.

On the men's side, freshman Charlton Lawson set a U of L school record in the 1000-free with a time of 9:37.86. Freshman Tyler Smith finished second in the 1000-free- also above the previous record- with a 9:43.28 mark. Freshman Adam Madarassay took three events: the 200-free, 200-fly and 500-free. Freshman Andrei Teudean won the 200-free.

The Cardinals will play host to Ohio State Friday, Nov. 5 at 5:00 p.m. at Crawford Pool.

It was expected, but now it's official. The University of Louisville has added Brigham Young University Hawaii to its men's basketball schedule on Nov. 20, the Cardinals first game of the 2004-05 season. The event will tip off at 5:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. Hawaii time).

Cards & Longhorns only multiple Top 25
Louisville and Texas are the only two schools with their men's basketball, football and women's volleyball teams currently ranked in the nation's Top 25 teams. Rick Pitino's Cardinals are 13th in the ESPN/USA Today preseason poll while the U of L football team (14th AP, 16th ESPN/USAT) and volleyball teams (23rd USA Today/CSTV) are also in the top 25. U of L, Texas and Oklahoma State both have football and men's basketball teams in the nation's top 25.

Lena Ustymenko had 11 kills and 10 digs to lead the University of Louisville to a 30-23, 30-20, 30-15 win over Tulane in Conference USA volleyball action Friday night.

U of L improves to 19-2 and 9-0 in league play. Tulane falls to 13-6 and 4-4 in C-USA play.

The team will face Southern Miss on Saturday night in Hattiesburg.

End of the Season
The University of Louisville rowing team will close out its fall schedule at the prestigious Head of the Schuylkill Regatta on Saturday in Philadelphia, Pa. The Cardinals will have three crews competing in the event, including the Varsity 8+ boat which will face a field of 22 in the Women's Championship 8+ race at 5:15 p.m. ET.

The complete race schedule and full results for Saturday's Head of the Schuylkill Regatta can be found at

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