The University of Louisville traces its roots all the way back to 1798, when it became the first city-owned university chartered in the United States.
The Cardinals have led the way ever since, boasting a top-tier academic program and some of the most dominant athletic teams in the country. Among its alums are senators and CEOs, and the University’s hospital has a list of firsts to rival any other, including the country’s first ambulance and emergency room. As the credo says: It’s Happening Here.
Kentucky might be the Bluegrass State, but it’s all Red and Black in Louisville. With a rich football tradition more than a century old, your Cardinals have won their conference eight times and collected nine bowl game victories. Along the way the school has developed a heritage of legends including Johnny Unitas, Lenny Lyles, Deion Branch and the coach responsible for some of Louisville’s greatest seasons: Frank Camp. Throw on this super-soft long sleeve, pack into Cardinal Stadium and prepare for mind-melting magic. For we are with you, U of L!
Kentucky is basketball country. Plain and simple. For Louisville, the hardwood legacy was built by head coach Peck Hickman, who took the reins of the struggling program in 1944 and revamped it into a dominant force. During his 23-season tenure, the Cards won the NAIB Championship in 1948, NIT Championship in 1956 and advanced to their first NCAA Tournament Final Four in 1959.
Without a single losing season, Hickman notched a historic 443-183 coaching record. In 2001, Rick Pitino took over coaching duties and continues to carry on the Louisville hoops legacy, leading the school to its third national title. Pay homage.
While your youngest might be grounded in the nursery now, soon enough your bundle of joy will be spreading the wings. Outfit the newest hatchling of Cardinal Nation to fly the Louisville banner proud in our classic one-piece, featuring a neck opening designed for easy on/off and a three-button closure at the bottom. Because before they learn how to point, they raise up that “L” by instinct. Go Cards!
You hold the deepest reverence in your heart for your college days. Teaching your loyal sons (and daughters) to stand and sing Louisville’s highest praise? Done and done. Now, gear up for the biggest game of the season, the Governor’s Cup, and deck the youngest generation of Card Nation in the proper Red and Black with this super-soft, game-day tee.
It’s January 2nd, 2007, and behind an 11-1 regular season, your No. 6 Louisville Cardinals face Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the Orange Bowl for the school’s first BCS bid.
More than 74,000 are on their feet in Miami Dolphins Stadium as the game is winding down in the fourth quarter. After finishing the first half up 10-3, your Cards trail 10-13 and are in dire need of that something extra, something special. All eyes are on quarterback Brian Brohm and running backs Anthony Allen and Brock Bolen. Drawing on the triumvirate, Louisville orchestrates a two-touchdown comeback to take home their first BCS bowl game. Pay homage.