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Dear Team 106: An open letter to Louisville basketball

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I address you as Cardinals because once you enroll at the university to play for the beloved Louisville basketball program, that’s what you become to us, and that’s what you’ll always be in our hearts.

I know for some of you, the journey to arrive here has been perilous, perhaps even unlikely. Some from out of state, out of region, or an entirely different country. Others were born and raised right here in the 502. But no matter what area code you hail from, you have chosen Louisville to spend the most important years of your life. And because of that life-altering choice, we, in turn, choose you.