It's a schedule that will keep the Cardinals at home most of the season. Louisville will play 8 of its 12 games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, including six of their first seven games.
The Cardinals, 6-6 in Steve Kragthorpe's first season, will open the '08 season with four straight home games. Louisville opens the season against Kentucky (Date TBD). They'll face Tennessee Tech Saturday Sept. 6, then host Kansas State Wednesday Sept. 17 (ESPN2). Louisville begins Big East Conference action Saturday Sept. 27 at home against Connecticut.
Louisville will close out the 2008 regular-season Thursday Dec. 4 at Rutgers.
In all, Louisville is scheduled to play seven times on Saturday, twice on Friday, once on Thursday and once on Wednesday.
The Cardinals face seven bowl team from 2007: Kentucky (Music City), Connecticut (CarCare), Memphis (New Orleans), South Florida (Sun Bowl), Cincinnati, (Papa John's) West Virginia (Fiesta) and Rutgers (International).
TBD Kentucky; PJCS; ESPN/ESPN2
6 Tennessee Tech; PJCS
17 Kansas State; PJCS; ESPN2; 8:00 p.m.
27 Connecticut; PJCS; TBD
10 Memphis; Memphis, Tenn.; ESPN; 8:00 p.m.
18 Middle Tennessee; PJCS
25 USF; PJCS
1 Syracuse; Syracuse, NY.
8 Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA.
14 Cincinnati; PJCS; ESPN2; 8:00 p.m.
22 West Virginia; PJCS
4 Rutgers; Piscataway, NJ.; ESPN