Speaking of sports

By on September 29, 2008

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Field Hockey

The University of Louisville’s newest athletic facility was dedicated this past weekend, as the Marshall Center & Waldman Field Hockey Complex was formally welcomed into the Cardinal community.

The facilities, which broke ground in November 2007, will take a combined 14,360 square feet, including 1,500 seat aluminum bleacher system, concession stands and public rostrums.

The Marshall Center will serve as a training facility for all of the Cardinal Olympic sports. Most of the facility is dedicated to a weight and strength area, while the rest will go towards cardio training.

The Waldman Field Hockey Complex is the new home of the U of L field hockey squad, equipped with office space, locker rooms, a video board and storage space.

U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich was on hand, as was field hockey head coach Pam Bustin and women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry.

The U of L field hockey team will host the NCAA Final Four at the facility on November 21-23.

Men’s Tennis

The University of Louisville men’s tennis team released their schedule for the 2008-2009 season.

The schedule consists of 11 teams currently ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Associated Top 25.

The Cards will host the Louisville Invitational, their first home matches of the season, on October 10-12 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. They will close the fall portion of their season with the Cardinal Open on November 15.

Also expected to make visits to U of L’s home court in the spring include Maryland, Minnesota, Wake Forrest and Indiana. The Cards will begin their Spring season with the Florida Gulf Coast Shootout. The team was also one of 60 across the nation to qualify for the National Kick-off Regional, which will start January 31st.

Men’s Basketball

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will host their annual Tipoff Luncheon on October 14, 2008.

The event will be held at the Grand Ballroom at the Mariott Hotel. U of L head coach Rick Pitino will be the featured speaker.

Tickets are $35 apiece and may be purchased by calling the U of L special events office at 852-2015.

The team will kick off their exhibition schedule on November 1 against Georgetown College at Freedom Hall.

The first regular season game of the year for the Cards will be against Morehead State on November 22, also at Freedom Hall.

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