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Louisville football hits practice field for first time since March; Cardinals still waiting for ACC schedule

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville The long road back to practice ended on Tuesday when the University of Louisville football team hit the field for the first time since March. The Cardinals were in the midst of finishing their seventh spring practice when the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world and shut down not only college athletics, but the world’s economy. “It was a good first...

With Kentucky game nixed by SEC decision, Louisville faces non-conference scheduling dilemma

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today The Southeastern Conference’s decision Thursday to play only conference football games this season leaves Louisville with a major hole in its schedule and athletics director Vince Tyra with another massive headache. Louisville was scheduled to host Kentucky in the annual Governor’s Cup game in the regular-season finale on Nov. 28. Now that game won’t happen...

Satterfield remains confident Louisville will be ready whenever college football season starts

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville The University of Louisville is scheduled to open the football season on Sept. 2 against North Carolina State. That’s the plan as it stands today, but no one knows if that schedule will remain firm. Because of uncertainty in the world’s health situation with COVID-19, the Atlantic Coast Conference has stated it will make a decision on the opening...

Satterfield, Louisville football players slowly see normalcy returning as voluntary workouts continue

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville University of Louisville football head coach Scott Satterfield said on Wednesday that things are almost back to normal. Well, as normal as you can hope during a pandemic. More than half of the roster has returned to campus during the past two weeks, and Satterfield brought back his coaches on Monday in hopes to start the 2020 football season as planned. COVID-19...

Louisville football coach ‘sitting in limbo’ as pandemic disrupts normalcy for college athletics

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville Everyone would love to see football back soon, but no one wants it to return more than University of Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield. Since heading home after spring break in mid-March, the second-year head coach hasn’t seen his squad in almost two months, but he hopes that will end soon as most of the country returns back to work in...

Louisville defensive coordinator adjusts to changed ‘landscape of the world’ caused by COVID-19

The University of Louisville football team has undergone a lot of changes since Scott Satterfield and his staff arrived on campus last year. The adversity faced by this group in turning a two-win team in 2018 into an eight-win, bowl-winning squad was a nice surprise for Louisville fans to witness last fall. It was quite a change from the previous season. But no type of change in college athletics can...

Newly-installed Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield names three new assistant coaches

Kentucky Today Louisville on Tuesday announced the hiring of three assistant coaches for Scott Satterfield’s football staff, two of whom had been reported earlier. The trio of new additions and their responsibilities: Bryan Brown, defensive coordinator; Frank Ponce, quarterbacks; and ShaDon Brown, safties. Bryan Brown had served in the same capacity at Appalachian State since 2017, coaching...

University of Louisville set to name Appalachian State’s Scott Satterfield as head football coach

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today As expected, Appalachian State’s Scott Satterfield will be named today as the University of Louisville’s new football coach, according to multiple sources. He will replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired after the 10th game of the season when his team stood 2-8. Scott Satterfield will be introduced as Louisville’s new head coach on Tuesday afternoon. (Appalachian...