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U of L fans celebrate "The Louisville Slam"

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The University of Louisville has scored big wins in football, basketball -- and now baseball. Call it "The Louisville Slam." The University of Louisville has scored big wins in football, basketball -- and now baseball. Call it "The Louisville Slam."

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Louisville has scored big wins in football, basketball -- and now baseball. Call it "The Louisville Slam."

Whether it's athletics or academics, Louisville is winning.

The Cardinals baseball team is headed to Omaha after defeating Vanderbilt this weekend. U of L is the first school in history to win a BCS bowl, make it to both men's and women's Final Four and the College World Series in the same year.

"There's a lot to be proud of this year at this university," said Dan McDonnell, the head U of L baseball coach. "We're just giving them something to do here in the early part of the summer."

Some say it's too good to be true.

"You say it can't get any better, and it gets better," said U of L President James Ramsey.

But they are still looking toward the future.

"And I think someday, we will look back on it," said U of L Athletics Director Tim Jurich. "This was a great moment. I want our people to enjoy it, but I want them, certainly, to strive to get better next year."

The freshman class is already maxed out, with too many applications -- and as one banner states, the road to Omaha goes through the Jim Patterson Stadium as the baseball Cards are World Series-bound.

We know Louisville will play Indiana, but the times are still not set.

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