Photo: Louisville To Have A Black Out In Season Opener Against Miami, Wear New All-Black Uniforms

The Louisville football program opens its 2014 season on a big stage, playing Miami (Fl.), at home, on Monday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. E.T. The game, the Cardinals’ first as an ACC team, will be broadcast nationally by ESPN.

To coincide with the large audience, Louisville is doing something special for its first home contest of the year. They’re having a “Black Out,” complete with new all-black uniforms. 

The uniforms were debuted Tuesday evening during a ceremony in downtown Louisville’s Fourth Street Live! walking area. Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin and offensive lineman Jake Smith strolled on stage before the crowd, wearing the black helmets and black uniforms. 

Bobby Petrino is a fan of looking good. 

“I’ve always felt it was important for your players to look good and feel good, and then you have a chance to go out and play well,” Petrino said.

Miami could have a special look for the game, too. 

Both teams started off well in 2013 but faded down the stretch. Neither program is likely to start the season ranked in the top 25, but a win on Labor Day would, of course, be a great start to the season for either squad.

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