University of Louisville Magazine

WINTER-SPRING 2014

The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.

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W I N T E R / S P R I N G U O F L M A G A Z I N E | 2 3 H A P P E N I N G H E R E Changing clubs Major changes are underway for UofL's Cardinal Club Golf Course, located in Simpsonville, Ky., starting with a name change. The home of UofL golf since 1999 and considered one of the nation's f nest college golf facilities, the Cardinal Club has been off cially renamed the University of Louisville Golf Club (ULGC). The university took ownership and management control of the club in December and is encouraging all UofL alumni, staff, faculty and friends to take advantage of all the club has to offer. In addition to housing one of the commonwealth's f nest golf courses, the ULGC also features a clubhouse perfect for lunch meetings, f ne dining or hosting a special event, as well as a swimming pool. The new University of Louisville Golf Club is now accepting applications and there are several levels of membership available. For membership information and to check out the golf club's new image, visit ULGC.net. Hitting the century mark The 2013–14 basketball campaign marks UofL's 100th year of intercollegiate basketball and a lot has happened since the Cards lost their fi rst offi cial game, 35 to 3, to the Louisville YMCA on Jan. 28, 1912. Since then, UofL has brought home three national titles, amassed over 1,700 victories, won 20 or more games in the last 11 straight seasons and been coached by two Hall of Fame coaches. "We are proud to be a part of UofL's storied tradition and look forward to maintaining that high standard of excel- lence well into the future," head coach Rick Pitino said. "It really is a great time to be a Louisville Cardinal." UofL didn't fi eld teams on three separate occasions (1916–17, 1922–23 and 1942–43), and is the only school in college basketball to have won three major national post-season tour- naments (1948 NAIA; 1956 NIT; 1980, 1986 and 2013 NCAA). While we were all sad to see former head football coach Charlie Strong move on, we are grateful for the foundation he laid. Upon Strong's departure, Athletic Director Tom Jurich wished Strong well and thanked him for the way that he changed the football culture. In particular Jurich credited him for recruiting high achievers on the f eld and in the classroom, for assembling a top-notch coaching staff and for ensuring that fans could be proud of the character of the players and coaches. Since Strong arrived in 2009, the Louisville football program posted: • 37-15 won-loss record • Consecutive double-digit win seasons for the f rst time • 3-1 bowl record • Consecutive bowl victories the last two seasons • Two Big East Conference championships (2011, 2012) Strong emotions U L _ 2 3 2 3 UL_23 23 1 / 2 4 / 1 4 9 : 5 4 A M 1/24/14 9:54 AM

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