Louisville football reenergized for Russell Bowl, ACC opponent

Feel that wave of excitement sweeping back over the University of Louisville football program. It’s very real.

A gutsy win in overtime over a good Cincinnati team has re-energized the fan base, revving up the fan base for the next step in the program’s development — an appearance in the $2.75 million Russell Athletic Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 28.

The fact that the foe will come from the Atlantic Coast Conference makes the game even more significant for UofL fans, eager to get it started in their conference to be in 2014. As far as the football program is concerned, the Big East and the American Athletic Conference are in the rear view mirror. The third place team in the ACC is scheduled to be the opponent but the conference standings are crowded at the top going into this weekend’s action. According to CBS Sports.com, UofL will play either Miami or Georgia Tech, with Duke as an outside possibility.

Tickets are available, starting at $108 per seat in prime locations in the 76,000-seat stadium through PrimeSports, a premier athletic ticket and travel company, which also offers some nice hotel accommodations, including the team hotel, the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista. Check out the ticket and travel package here or click on one of the Card Game ads (yes, the observer will get a commission).

The University’s seating allotment is primarily in sections 122-139, 222-239. Here’s a seating chart:


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Charlie Springer

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

4 thoughts on “Louisville football reenergized for Russell Bowl, ACC opponent

  • December 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    So a good plan would be to go to Orlando, watch the UK/UL game and go to the Russell Athletic bowl… Then stay a couple of days – Disney, Sea World, etc., then go to the UL/UCF basketball game Dec 31!!

    • December 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      I like it, Steve. Now convince the Observer! Go Cards!!!

  • December 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    …and pay for it.

  • December 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Sorry, I’ve got four kids, three in college (U of L, by the way) and student loans to consider. Would love to be there. Will be in spirit.

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