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The Louisville Cardinals cut down the nets in the Georgia Dome when they won the NCAA men's championship last spring. Now they'll get the floor. 

Northwestern Mutual has purchased the floor and donated it to U of L. The floor is being taken to the KFC Yum Center, and part of it will be used to raise money for pediatric cancer treatment. 

Coach Rick Pitino is scheduled for a news conference Tuesday to talk about the effort, along with officials from Northwestern Mutual and Kosair Children's Hospital. 

It's the second time Northwestern Mutual has purchased the championship floor. Last year, the champion Kentucky Wildcats used part of the floor from the Superdome for Rupp Arena locker rooms and part to raise funds for charity.

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