Cardinals' 2013 schedule includes 7 home games

Louisville's 2013 schedule includes four Big East Conference games to be televised nationally in primetime on ESPN.

The Cardinals, coming off an 11-2 season including a BCS Sugar Bowl championship, will play Thursday night games on Oct. 10 against Rutgers and Dec. 5 at Cincinnati. Louisville also hosts a Friday night contest Oct. 18 with conference newcomer Central Florida and plays at Connecticut on Nov. 8.

Seven home games are scheduled, starting Aug. 31 with back-to-back games against Ohio and Eastern Kentucky. Louisville also welcomes Houston to the Big East on Nov. 16 with Memphis following on Nov. 23.

Besides UConn and Cincinnati, the Cardinals' road schedule includes in-state rival Kentucky and first-year coach Mark Stoops (Sept. 14), Temple and South Florida.

Louisville will have three bye weekends next season.

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