Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Cardinals

Head Coach: Bobby Petrino

Team Mascot: Cardinal Bird

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 55000

City / State: Louisville / Kentucky

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Governor's Cup

Rival Team: Kentucky Wildcats

Louisville and Kentucky play each year for the Governor’s Cup. The two schools first met in 1912 when the Wildcats shutout the Cardinals 41-0. The Governor's Cup, however, did not become a regular rivalry until 1994 when the trophy was introduced. The Cardinals have fared much better since the introduction of the trophy in 1994, but they still trail the all-time series 13-14. The Cardinals will hope to tie the all-time series when the two schools meet this year and will look to overtake the Wildcats in the coming years.

Keg of Nails

Rival Team: Cincinnati Bearcats

This traveling trophy has been awarded to the winner of every Louisville vs. Cincinnati football game since 1929 when the Bearcats beat the Cardinals 7-0. It is the Cardinals oldest rivalry and has spanned over four conferences throughout its history. The Cardinals trail the all-time series 22-30-1 but have won six of the last ten in their quest to even the series.

Louisville vs Memphis

Rival Team: Memphis Tigers

These two schools have a healthy rivalry in both football and basketball, which goes back to 1948 when the Tigers beat the Cardinals 13-7. The Cardinals have gotten their revenge since taking a 24-19 lead in the all-time series, which they hope to extend shortly.

SuperTailgate Awards

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Cardinals

Head Coach: Bobby Petrino

Team Mascot: Cardinal Bird

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 55000

City / State: Louisville / Kentucky