LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The documentary that highlighted the University of Louisville’s athletics success from 2012-13 – known as the Year of the Cardinals – and aired twice on ESPNU now is available for fans to view on the Cardinals’ athletics website.
The hour-long documentary, produced by the Holden Production Group for UofL and narrated by former Louisville football player and NFL great Tom Jackson, was told through the eyes of the Cardinals' coaches, student-athletes, and administrators.
The Year of the Cardinals site houses both low- and high-resolution versions of the documentary for fans.
The show encompasses Louisville's football, baseball, and men's and women's basketball teams. It also highlights when UofL accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference on Nov. 28, 2012.
The greatest accomplishment from the year was Louisville becoming the first university to win a BCS bowl game, place both its men's and women's basketball teams in the NCAA Final Four, and reach the baseball College World Series in the same season.
Throughout the 2012-13 athletic season, Louisville teams recorded eight BIG EAST Conference titles, with men's basketball and volleyball earning both the regular season and conference crowns. Eleven of UofL's teams reached or had a participant reach NCAA postseason play, and an astounding 10 teams finished their seasons ranked in the top-25 nationally. Notably, Louisville's student-athletes posted a record 3.124 cumulative GPA for all 23 sports.