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U of L Basketball Announces Dates For Three Oct. Red/White Scrimmages

We are less than a month away from the start of that magical, but all too short, period where Cardinal football and basketball co-exist for a beautiful but furious three-month span.

This year's co-existence will begin on Oct. 13 with the first of three Red/White basketball scrimmages that will be played at the KFC Yum Center.

Here are the deets from U of L:

The University of Louisville will stage three opportunities for a preseason look at the 2012-13 Cardinals with three Red-White intrasquad men's basketball scrimmages in the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, Oct. 13; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

The game time for the Oct. 13 scrimmage, which occurs the day after the first official day of practice for college basketball, will be set later so as not to conflict with the Cardinals' football game at Pittsburgh also that day.

The Oct. 13 scrimmage is in concert with U of L's "Return to the Nest" Homecoming on Main festivities, which will include activities on the Norton Healthcare Plaza of the KFC Yum! Center prior to the game.

Tickets, priced at $10 for lower side and corner arena seats and $5 for end zone seats, will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at both U of L Ticket Offices, located near Gate 2 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium off Floyd Street; and on the third floor of the Swain Student Activities Center. Both locations are open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the KFC Yum! Center ticket office, as well as before and during the Cardinals' next two home football games against North Carolina on Sept. 15 and USF on Oct. 20.

Cardinal fans may also purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including statewide Kroger locations. Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders. Further information can be obtained by calling the U of L ticket office at (502) 852-5863.

I will take all of the Louisville sports, please.