UofL BASKETBALL | Game Day at the Final Four

03/30/2018 04:15 PM

The No. 1-seeded Cardinals (36-2) will take on the No. 1-seeded Mississippi St. Bulldogs (36-1) Friday night with a trip to the NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship Game on the line.

Tip-off of their Final Four match-up is set for 7 p.m. ET inside Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Oh.

UofL Athletics and the Louisville Alumni Association held a pep rally on Friday afternoon inside The Westin Columbus. Here are some of the sights and sounds from the pep rally:

One of the fans at the pep rally was Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer:

Prior to the pep rally, media members caught up with new permanent UofL Director of Athletics Vince Tyra, who was approved as permanent director of athletics on Monday. He spoke about what the last week has been like for him:

He also spoke about why the UofL women’s basketball team’s success has meant so much to the athletic department this year:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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