Greatest College Programs - Louisville Cardinals
March 20, 2009 AT 10:00 AM
Greatest NCAA College Basketball Programs of All Time: University of Louisville Cardinals Arguably the college basketball program of the 1980s, the University of Louisville had the best NCAA tournament record during that decade. During which the Cardinals made it to four Final Fours, winning two of them – in 1980 and 1986. However, despite winning their two only national championships as of 2007 in that span, their superior play has not been limited to the 80s. Through their history, U of L has a tradition of continued success, winning 15 conference tournament championships and earning 33 NCAA tournament berths, which sits them 6th overall, following the completion of the 2007 tournament. The Louisville Cardinals has had over 50 players in their history score more than 1,000 points during their college careers ranking them up at the top with North Carolina. In over 50 seasons playing at Freedom Hall, the Cardinals have incredibly kept up a winning percentage of over 80%. With seating for over 18,000, Louisiana has been top five in college basketball for home attendance for 22 years straight years. Consistently one of the most profitable NCAA programs in the nation, Louisville regularly earns a net annual revenue of over $15 million. As of 2007, Louisville had produced eighteen All-Americans however few went on to play a significant role in professional basketball.