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Louisville announces blackout for Labor Day opener vs. Fighting Irish

No wearing white after Labor Day? How about no white on Labor Day? Louisville is taking the old-fashioned fashion mantra to heart to start the new college football season. For the first game of the season, Louisville is organizing a full-stadium blackout.

As is custom for most schools organizing a full color-coordinated atmosphere, the Louisville football team will suit up for the occasion in an all-black uniform.

The Cardinals have a mixed history with their previous blackout games. Last year’s attempt at a blackout resulted in a blowout loss to Georgia Tech. After a disappointing season that ultimately led to a coaching change with the Cardinals (Bobby Petrino was fired, and former Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield was hired), the Cardinals are hoping to start the year with an electric atmosphere at home against a Notre Dame team that was in the College Football Playoff last season.

Louisville hosts Notre Dame on Monday, Sept. 2 in primetime.

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