Louisville To Play At Arkansas State In 2010

[stextbox id=”custom”]Fans who like to follow the Cards on the road may be in for a treat if they like the great outdoors. Or, if you enjoyed Hattiesburg, Miss., you’re going to love Jonesboro, Ark.

This season’s Halloween Day football game between the University of Louisville and Arkansas State University will not be the last. They are scheduled to meet again in Jonesboro during the 2010 season.

Go-Arkansas.com lists the following tourist attractions:

“Greers Ferry Lake is a clear 31,500-acre, record-setting fishing paradise and water sports destination in the Ozark Mountain foothills … The view from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain, an island peak in the middle of the lake, is worth the hike. Fall is a beautiful time to visit.”

Meanwhile, the ASU Ticket Office says a limited number of tickets are available for this year’s game in Louisville for $45 each, with priority given to Red Wolf Club members and season ticket holders.

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Mark Wetterer
Mark Wetterer

Mark Wetterer, slated to start at offensive guard, was known as “The Wall” when he played at Anderson High School in Cincinnati. And for good reason, he’s a major obstacle for defensive linemen at 6-foot-5, 310 pounds.

Wetterer, a junior, started six games in 2008 before a knee injury sidelined him for the season. He signed with Louisville after initially making a verbal to Michigan State. He was also recruited by West Virginia, Cincinnati, Maryland and Ohio.

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U of L’s women’s volleyball team, always fun to watch, opens the season Friday against Arizona at 7 p.m. at Cardinal Arena on Belknap Campus. The Cards, who finished 19-11, won the Big East Tournament and played in the NCAA tourney last season, are receiving votes in the polls despite losing four starters from that team.

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

9 thoughts on “Louisville To Play At Arkansas State In 2010

  • August 27, 2009 at 10:05 am
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    Boy, these scheduling issues are really getting tough. The traditional powers are making it difficult for everybody else to get decent opponents, at home or on the road these days. I hate to say it but only Congress could bring about change the way the things are these days in college football.

  • August 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm
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    You gotta be kidding me! We are going to Arkansas State???? OMG I cannot believe we have fallen this far down in the football hierarchy. We can’t go there by bus and break even.
    I suppose next we are going to have a road game at Mount Union. On second thought I really hope not cause they are a D-III powerhouse and the result could be bad.

  • August 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm
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    I just checked the capacity of ASU’s stadium (and dammit, this ASU isn’t Arizona State). If they have a total sellout they will still sell less than 31,000 tickets. How can they possibly pay us enough for us to make ends meet going there?

    • August 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm
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      That’s about the seating capacity at the University of Cincinnati, maybe more, so if they fill it up, it shouldn’t be too bad. On the other hand, I think visiting teams are guaranteed a certain amount; it’s not based on the actual attendance.

      • August 27, 2009 at 5:59 pm
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        Zagnut is correct in that contracts have guaranteed $ rather than a % of the gate. But the expected gate is what a school has to start with when figuring how much they can afford to guarantee. And the UC stadium has a capacity of 4,000 more seats and I am willing to bet a significantly higher ticket price per seat. So UC can guarantee a much higher figure. Plus we can bus there with no problem, actually faster than flying. But Jonesboro, Arkansas is a seven hour bus ride. I don’t see that happening.

        So I figure a lower guarantee and a hell of lot more travel costs. That makes playing Arkansas State there nothing like playing UC there. At least when it comes to $. I think we have really sold out to get a W. Really, really, really sold out. This smells of desperation.

  • August 28, 2009 at 5:16 am
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    We can always stop by Fayetteville and say “Hi” to Petrino, John L. and Tom Collen. Get ready for road trips to Campbellsville and Monkey’s Eyebrow for the 2011 season.

    A sad state of affairs, compared to the old days and trips to Penn State and Ohio State.

  • August 28, 2009 at 9:34 am
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    Jurich and Kragthorpe have to schedule wins, but make no mistake, Ark. State is not an absolute win. A weak schedule is going to be the norm for awhile, UofL will no longer play a home and home at big time schools because that would be automatically scheduling two losses. I want to end this rant by saying thanks Kragthorpe, you really are one of the premiere coaches in America aren’t you? I’m going to throw up now!

  • August 28, 2009 at 2:34 pm
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    Hey, watcha got against Monkey’s Eyebrow??

    We took Ark St by 30!

  • August 29, 2009 at 10:28 am
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    Beware of monkeys with only one eyebrow.

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