Cardinals Return to Louisville; Next Stop New Orleans

Following a four-day break for the Christmas holiday, the 18th-ranked Louisville football team will reconvene on Wednesday to resume preparations for the 79th Allstate Sugar Bowl against No. 4 Florida. The Cardinals and Gators will kick off on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8:30 p.m., ET inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Following a morning practice session in Louisville on Thursday, UofL will travel to New Orleans on a team charter flight that afternoon to begin its on-site prep in Louisiana. The Cardinals are tentatively scheduled to practice on Friday (Dec. 28) and Saturday (Dec. 29) at the Superdome, on Sunday (Dec. 30) at the New Orleans Saints Practice Facility and on Monday (Dec. 31) back inside the Superdome. The week will also include numerous press conferences, news interviews and Sugar Bowl events for the Louisville players and coaches.

Starting with the team’s arrival in New Orleans on Thursday, the “In the Huddle” blog will have a daily notebook reviewing the Cardinals’ activities. Complete day-by-day coverage of Louisville’s preparations for the 79th Allstate Sugar Bowl, including feature stories, video interviews, practice highlights and photo galleries, will be available at Click here to visit the Sugar Bowl Coverage Index.


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