Louisville tries to slug its way to TitleTown

Updated: June 2, 2008, 8:00 PM ET
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Submitted by ballacorey123
TitleTown USA is by far Louisville, Ky.

Not only is the University of Louisville going to win the NCAA basketball tournament next year, but also the city has some pretty great tradition in basketball winning in '80 and '86.

[+] EnlargePapa John's Cardinal Stadium
Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesIn Louisville, Ky., you're either a Cardinal or a Wildcat.

Also, the most dominant high school football team in the nation is in Louisville. Good ol' Trinity High School (or as we like to call it Dynasty High). We have the most high school state football championships in Kentucky with 18.

We have won state three years in a row and we're going for the fourth. We have produced one of the greatest QBs in U of L history ... Brian Brohm.

In order to be considered a TitleTown, you must have a rivalry that just overcomes the entire city. In Louisville alone there are two great rivalries including the obvious U of L and U of K.

Then the best would be the third greatest high school rivalry of all time Trinity vs. St. X. We also hold the title of one of the greatest high school games ever which was the Brian Brohm-Michael Bush Shootout in 2004.

Submitted by ianoconnor8

Other Louisville supporters

• DangerBoy6540: We however do have The Derby. We make the Louisville Slugger. We are the home of Muhammad Ali. We make the best bourbon in the world.
• mrdevil202: There is one city which has always bled either blue or red. The population has always been divided into two: someone is either a Cardinal or a Wildcat.

It is home to the 2002 Little League World Series champions and the Saint X vs. Trinity football game, the biggest high school football game year in and year out in terms of attendance.

It averages over 35,000 fans a year, which is more than the recent baseball games that I went to between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians.

The Tiger football team has 14 state championships and St. X has 133 state championships overall. That's a state record, and in 2005, it was named one of the top 15 best high school athletic programs in the nation by Sports Illustrated.

Submitted by phs_tiger06
When I think TitleTown USA, I think Louisville, Ky. Why? Because in Louisville the titles aren't just in football and basketball, but all Olympic sports.

In 2006-07 alone, three of U of L's four spirit squads won national championships (LadyBirds 5 total, cheerleaders 13 total). Two individual national champions in Tony Belt and Andre Black (track and field). Our softball, volleyball, football, cross country, men's track and field, field hockey and golf teams won the Big East titles in their respective sport.

The Cardinal football team made history by going and winning the school's first BCS bowl game, and the baseball team made it to the school's first College World Series, making it the only school other than the University of Florida to have played in a Final Four, BCS game and College World Series in three years.

That year we also had four All-American's in Angel McCoughtry (women's basketball), Amobi Okoye (10th pick in the 2007 NFL draft), Art Carmody (Lou Groza winner) and Brian Brohm (all-time passing yards, U of L football).