Gearing up for the College Football Season

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The University of Louisville football team has been ranked as the top seed in the AAC going into this upcoming season.

The Cards’ will play only one season in the upstart league formed from remaining Big East and various other conference teams prior to officially joining the ACC, however the American Athletic Conference has overwhelmingly given their collective nod to the Cardinals winning out the conference.

That said however, Louisville coach Charlie Strong in a recent press conference stated how difficult the Cards road would be this season due to strong competition in the conference.

Meanwhile, with strong recruits and a solid returning core Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops, plans to make his first season in Lexington one of the best in recent Cat memory, and when one looks at the work the new coach has been doing that seems very plausible.

As the Cats are counting down to their opening contest against Western Kentucky August 31st, in Nashville, many area football fans will no doubt remember that the Hilltoppers upset the Cats last season.

Incidentally, Western Kentucky has a first year coach of their own who has been working hard to improve his reputation nationally in Bobby Petrino. Many Louisville fans are still sore at the coach, who in their eyes deserted the Cards during his successful (up to that point) tenure with the Cards.
That said it makes August 31st’s game all the more interesting.

And, to get you ready even more for college football season here are those three teams regular season schedules for 2013:

Louisville

Vs. Ohio- September 1st- 3:30 (Season Opener)
Vs. Eastern Kentucky- September 7th- 12:00 p.m.
At Kentucky- September 14th- 12:00 p.m. (Commonwealth Bowl)
Vs. Florida International- September 21st- 12:00 p.m.
At Temple- October 5th  (Conference Game)
Vs. Rutgers- October 10th (Conference Game)
Vs. Central Florida- October 18th (Conference Game)
At South Florida- October 26th (Conference Game)
At Connecticut- November 8th- 8:30 P.M. (Conference Game)
Vs. Houston- November 16th (Conference Game)
Vs. Memphis- November 23rd (Conference Game)
At Cincinnati- December 5th- 7:30 P.M. (Conference Game)

Kentucky

Vs. Western Kentucky- In Nashville, TN-August 31st-  7:00 (Season Opener)
Vs. Miami (OH)- September 7- 12:00 p.m.
Vs. Louisville- September 14th- 12:00 p.m. (Commonwealth Bowl)
Vs. Florida- September 28th (Conference Game)
At South Carolina- October 5th (Conference Game)
Vs. Alabama- October 12th (Conference Game)
At Mississippi State- October 24th- 7:30 p.m. (Conference Game)
Vs. Alabama State- November 2nd
Vs. Missouri- November 9th (Conference Game)
At Vanderbilt- November 16th (Conference Game)
At Georgia- November 23rd (Conference Game)
Vs. Tennessee- November 30th (Conference Game)

Western Kentucky

Vs. Kentucky- In Nashville, TN- August 31st- 7:00 (Season Opener)
At Tennessee- September 7th- 12:20
At South Alabama- September 14th- 7:30 (Conference Game)
Vs. Morgan State- September 21st- 7:00
Vs. Navy- September 28th- 7:00
Vs. Louisiana Monroe- October 3rd- 7:30 (Conference Game)
Vs. Louisiana Lafayette- October 15th- 8:00 (Conference Game)
Vs. Troy- October 26th- 4:00 p.m. (Conference Game)
At Georgia State- November 2nd- 1:00 p.m. (Conference Game)
At Army- November 9th- 12:00 p.m.
At Texas State San Marcos- November 23rd-7:00 p.m. (Conference Game)
Vs. Arkansas State- November 30th- 4:00 p.m. (Conference Game)

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About Dave Rose
Recently, I completed a Masters degree in Education and have been writing for Louisville.com for over a year now, prior to that I published a humor book for young adults titled Wearing Socks with Sandals, a book about getting through high school, college, and all of the requisite problems that present themselves during that time. Currently, I spend much of my time in classroom settings as well as writing in various areas. Of course, I’m a big sports fan and love music and film, and love finding new stuff around Louisville.
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