Louisville Football:

Louisville Football

The Louisville Football Cardinals team is representing the University of Louisville in the sport of American Football. They compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Read more about NCAA here.

History of the Louisville Cardinals football team:

This team has started playing football in 1912. Louisville team was playing for several years at the club level and the team was mostly composed of medical students.

In their beginning in 1914, they joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). Due to some financial crisis, they were not able to participate in the 1917-1921 seasons.

When The Louisville Cardinals joined football with SIAA, this association was going through reorganization and was losing most of the major state schools. The Cardinals have faced mostly Kentucky state schools like Morehead State, Western Kentucky, Murray State, and Eastern Kentucky.

In addition, they were playing private state schools such as Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan, Transylvania, and Centre.

Louisville Football
Louisville Football Team

Conference Affiliations:

The Louisville Cardinals have been both affiliated and independent with multiple conferences.

– Independent (from 1912 to 1962)

– Missouri Valley Conference (from 1963 to 1974)

– Independent (from 1975 to 1995)

– Conference USA (from 1996 to 2004)

– Big East (from 2005 to 2012)

– American Athletic Conference (2013)

– Atlantic Coast Conference (from 2014 to present)

Cardinal Stadium:

Currently, the Louisville Cardinals football team plays their home games at Cardinal Stadium. Before that, this team was playing their games at Old Cardinal Stadium. The stadium was designed with a capacity of 42,000 in 1998 for $63 million.

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