So far so good.

Game times for six University of Louisville football games have been announced and, thus far, none of the kickoffs are set to begin at noon.

If UofL lives up to expectations, there may be no need for early morning tailgating.

The first three games, all at Papa John’s, against Kentucky, Missouri State and North Carolina will begin at 3:30, allowing for prime time tailgating for late waking UofL fans.

The game at Florida International on Sept. 22 is at 7:30, as is the game at Rutgers on Nov. 29. The Cincinnati clash at Papa John’s on Oct. 26 is at 8 o’clock.

Keep the fingers crossed, however.

Five of the six remaining contests are conference games, and the start times until after the season begins. The TV people waiting to see how the conference race is shaping up. If UofL lives up to expectations, there may be no need for early morning tailgating.

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Chris Redman, who quarterbacked U of L from from 1996 to 1999, will be inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame during ceremonies Friday at the Louisville Palace.

Redman was career leader in passing completions (1,031) and 12,541 passing yards, completing 84 touchdown passes and holds almost every single game, single season and career passing record at U of L.

Other Louisville inductees have included David Akers, Deion Branch, Tom Jackson, Joe Jacoby, Lenny Lyles, Sam Madison, Frank Minnifield, Howard Schnellenberger, Ted Washington, and Dwayne Woodruff.

Johnny Unitas will be in there some day. Pretty certain of that.

Charlie Springer

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

2 thoughts on “No early morning wake-up calls for Louisville football fans … yet

  • June 13, 2012 at 6:39 am
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    How is it possible that Johnny Unitas is not already in that Hall of Fame? He set the standard for Pro Quarterbacks; do they have some rule against inducting the best to play at each position, what other excuse could there be? Shameful omission.

    • June 13, 2012 at 11:59 am
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      Good question, Rick. Seems like someone was in hurry to get more modern era players in while ignoring some of the obvious greats. That will catch up with them.

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