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Fox Sports South to handle coverage for Louisville-George Mason

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Denny Crum, Darrell Griffith and Vince Tyra will all join the broadcast.

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Fox Sports South will televise No. 16 Louisville’s season-opening game versus George Mason on Sunday at 2 p.m. The match-up will be the Cardinals’ first regular season basketball game under interim head coach David Padgett following the dismissal of Hall of Famer Rick Pitino.

Tom Werme (@twerme) will handle play-by-play alongside analyst Mike Gminski (@mikegminski), along with contributions from FS1’s Mike Hill (@ItsMikeHill), Jim Jackson (@jimjackson419), Steve Lavin (@SteveLavin64) and Bill Raftery. In addition, Louisville representatives have been invited to join the telecast, including:

  • Denny Crum: head coach from 1971-2001, including six trips to the Final Four and two NCAA championships in 1980 and 1986.
  • Darrell Griffith, aka Dr. Dunkenstein: senior captain and leading scorer of Louisville’s 1980 NCAA championship team.
  • Vince Tyra: interim athletic director and son of Charlie Tyra, a former Louisville All-American in the 1950s.

The network will also televise highlights from a recent interview between Padgett and FOX Sports’ Wes Durham.

The Cardinals will make two more appearances on Fox Sports South during the 2017-18 season:

· Tuesday, November 21, vs. Southern Illinois at 7:00 p.m. ET

· Wednesday, January 10, against Florida State at 9:00 p.m. ET.