NCAA ticket scramble begins

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The University of Louisville will accept ticket requests for upcoming rounds of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, starting Monday at 9 a.m.  Call 852-5151 or 852-5863.  Anthony Travel can assist fans with travel plans by calling 800-366-3772, or through their web site at www.anthonytravel.com.

Be aware that season ticket holders who submitted post-season ticket requests online have already been contacted by via email with details on purchasing their seats.

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Lisa Kelly, a Notre Dame graduate, was this year’s winner of Volvo’s Biggest Fan of the Big East contest, pitting alumni from 16 conference member schools in a competition employing social media tools and a fan poll.

She succeeds U of L fan Steve Springer, last year’s winner. The grand prize  a trip to the Big East Tournament championship game, a $35,000-plus Volvo S-60 and a $10,000 contribution to her school. The U of L rep was Timothy Johnstone (@cardinal laws) at Cardinal Laws.

Interestingly, Kelly received only 3% of all votes in the fan poll. Competitors from St. John’s and Villanova had 46% and 43%, respectively. Volvo really meant it when it said all portions of the contest are considered equally. Much to the chagrin of some well-intentioned late night voters.

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The Lady Cards will be waiting to hear their name called Monday for the NCAA women’s tournament at the PNC Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Fans are invited to join the team between 6 and 8 p.m. Free popcorn and face painting so don’t forget to take a wet nap with you.

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There are a million and one NCAA men’s tournament pools out there but only one that we know of for the women’s action. It’s the Pick ‘Em over at Cardinal Couple.

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Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.