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Louisville football home opener moved due to Derby

The Cards moved their game against NC State due to the new Derby weekend.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville has moved its first game of the season to Wednesday, Sept. 2.

The decision comes after the Kentucky Oaks and Derby were moved to the weekend of Sept. 3-5 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thurby, the day locals head to the track, would have coincided with Louisville's home opener against NC State.

"We appreciate the NCAA, ACC, and NC State honoring our request for a date change for the opening game," Tyra said. "We are trying to be thoughtful about the shared city resources needed to host a football game and Thurby at the same time."

Kickoff time will be announced at a later day.

Here is UofL's full schedule:

Sept. 2: NC State @ Cardinal Stadium

Sept. 12: Clemson @ Clemson

Sept. 19: Murray State @ Cardinal Stadium

Sept. 26: Western Kentucky @ Cardinal Stadium

Oct. 3: Syracuse @ Syracuse

Oct. 10: Boston College @ Boston College

Oct. 24: Florida State @ Cardinal Stadium

Oct. 31: Virginia Tech @ Cardinal Stadium

Nov. 7: Virginia @ Virginia

Nov. 14: Wake Forest @ Cardinal Stadium

Nov. 21: Notre Dame @ Notre Dame

Nov. 28: Kentucky @ Cardinal Stadium

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