LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) released its football schedule on Wednesday, giving University of Louisville fans a chance to mark their calendars for the Cardinals' games.

According to a news release from the U of L athletics department, the highlights of the schedule include, "a neutral-site contest versus the defending national champions and a pair [of] home games against in-state rivals Western Kentucky and Kentucky."

The Cardinals schedule begins on Sept. 1, when U of L faces off against Alabama at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

WKU will visit Louisville for the first time since 1998, when the team faces off against U of L at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Sept. 15.

Kentucky will pair up against the Cardinals at the stadium on Nov. 24.

In all, Louisville will face nine teams that played in postseason bowls last season, including three schools -- Alabama, Clemson and Florida State -- that have accounted for six of the last seven national titles.

The schedule, according to the U of L news release, is as follows:

Date                 Opponent                            Site                              Series

Sept. 1              vs. Alabama                         Orlando, Fla.                 Alabama leads, 2-1                          

Sept. 8             INDIANA STATE                  LOUISVILLE, KY.         Louisville leads 6-3-1

Sept. 15           WESTERN KENTUCKY       LOUISVILLE, KY.         Louisville leads 19-12

Sept. 22            at Virginia*                           Charlottesville, Va.        Louisville leads 4-2

Sept. 29           FLORIDA STATE*               LOUISVILLE, KY.         Florida State leads 14-4

Oct. 5               GEORGIA TECH* (Fri.)        LOUISVILLE, KY.         First Meeting

Oct. 13             at Boston College*                Chestnut Hill, Mass.      Louisville leads 6-4

Oct. 27             WAKE FOREST*                 LOUISVILLE, KY.         Louisville leads 4-1

Nov. 3               at Clemson*                         Clemson, S.C.              Clemson leads 4-0

Nov. 9               at Syracuse* (Fri.)                Syracuse, N.Y.              Louisville leads 10-6

Nov. 17            NC STATE*                         LOUISVILLE, KY.         Louisville leads 6-2

Nov. 24            KENTUCKY                         LOUISVILLE, KY.         Series tied 15-15

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