Louisville and Memphis Agree In Principle To Extend Football Series

By Kevin Kelley -

The Louisville Cardinals and Memphis Tigers have agreed in principle to extend their football series beyond 2010, Memphis Athletic Director R.C. Johnson announced. The teams played Friday night with Louisville beating Memphis 35-28. Their next game will be played in 2010 at Louisville.

The extension will begin in 2013 with a four game home-and-home series. Games in 2013 and 2015 will be played at Louisville, and the games in 2014 and 2016 will be played at Memphis. The agreement to schedule the games, although not yet signed, was made on Friday between Johnson and Louisville A.D. Tom Jurich.

Louisville and Memphis have met 38 times with their first matchup played in 1962. The Cardinals hold a 22-16 advantage over the Tigers, including their win on Friday, and they have won 15 of the last 20 games.