Homecoming 2014 - A Family & All Sports Affair
Homecoming 2014 is here and the University of Louisville has an action packed weekend with lots of athletic events planned for the entire family! We need your help, Card Nation, to make this weekend memorable!!
Homecoming weekend kicks off on Friday, October 17th, as your 7th-ranked team in the nation, the Women's Field Hockey team hosts #17 Boston College at 3:00pm at Trager Stadium in a RED OUT!!! All fans are encouraged to wear red and the first 100 fans will receive a free t-shirt. Following the Women's Field Hockey team, your Men's Soccer team hosts #2 Syracuse at 7:30pm at Lynn Stadium.
On Saturday, October 18th, your 7th-ranked Women's Field Hockey team is back in action as they take on California at 2:00pm at Trager Stadium. Also on Saturday afternoon, our Football team squares off against NC State at 3:30pm at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday, October 19th, the Women's Soccer team takes on the #3 team in the nation, Virginia at 1:00pm at Lynn Stadium while the Men's Basketball team makes their 2014-2015 debut in the Mark's Feed Store Red/White Scrimmage at 2:00pm downtown at the KFC Yum! Center.
Come on out and support the entire Louisville athletic family this weekend during Homecoming!!
Meet Cardinals Announcer Sean Moth
His name is Sean Moth. He is the voice of the Louisville Cardinals. Fans have listened to his voice for over 15 years either as a public address announcer, play-by-play commentator on the radio, television, or online.
Moth is the public address announcer University of Louisville football, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball. He is the play by play announcer on the radio for Cardinals baseball, and broadcasts men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey, softball, and lacrosse on ESPN3, local television and on the web.
Moth, a native of Ft. Collins, Colorado began his career working at KIIK radio while also working with Athletic Director Tom Jurich at Colorado State University. In Fort Collins, Moth did radio play-by-play for high school football and basketball, hosted talk shows, and was the public address announcer for women’s basketball and volleyball at CSU.
Before Moth finished his degree at Colorado State, he attended his first two years California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.
As a child Moth wanted to be a National Park Ranger due to spending time in the mountains but always loved sports.
Prior to his move to Louisville in 1999, Moth spent time as a public announcer for professional teams in the Denver area. He was the voice of the NHL franchise Colorado Avalanche as well as the NBA organization Denver Nuggets. In his first year as the voice of the Avalanche, the team won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
“It’s my first love, NHL hockey. I used to go to Colorado Rockies games when they were an NHL team before they moved to New Jersey” said Moth.
Outside of sports, Moth enjoys spending time in the kitchen and listening music. His favorite day is Thanksgiving because he prepares all the food. His iPod has over 6,000 songs ranging from Paul Simon, The Beatles and Walk Off the Earth to even Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus.
But most important to the husband and father of one is his relationship with his family.
His most memorable moment with his son came on Father’s Day in 2007 in Omaha.
“In 2007, I taught him how to score a baseball game. He was 9 years old. He is my assistant during the baseball broadcasts. He sits next to me in the press box. He scores the game, helps me out with stats.”
On Father’s Day 2007, Moth’s son Erik, shared the broadcast booth in Omaha when the Cardinals played in their first of three College World Series.
“It was a special day. It was fun to share that,” said Moth.
If your plan is to one day be the voice of the Louisville Cardinals, Moth has some advice to pass along.
“Don’t be afraid of hard work. I didn’t get paid to work at Colorado State. I didn’t get paid to work at the radio station. I just did it because it was what I wanted to do and it led to good things.”