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Day after Cards win Governor's cup, Cards fans still riding high

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)- Cardinal fever was sweeping across the area the day after a match-up between the Cards and the Cats in Lexington.

We caught up with some fans on campus and in the city of Louisville. At the Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe, you'll find bartender Tommy Abell wearing his Cardinal red. For Abell, there was no question how long he has been a fan of the University of Louisville Cardinals.

"Ever since I was born," He said with a smile.

Saturday night, Abell and many others were watching as the University of Louisville Cardinals beat the University of Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington, to win the governor's cup and take home the trophy.

"Oh, it was great," Abell said. "It was great for coach strong, it was great for freshman Teddy Bridgewater, it was great for, I mean the city. Anytime you beat Kentucky in anything, it's great."

Niki Royce is a Graduate student at U of L. She was at the game in Lexington Saturday night. 

"I couldn't believe it! I was so excited that I was there to actually cheer them on. And being there, being able to smile at the UK fans since we won," She said.

University of Louisville Graduate student, Daphne Arnold, was at a wedding during the game. She was updated with scores and the final score via text message.

"But, I was still very excited," She said "I cheered while I was at the wedding reception and jumped up and down."

On campus at UofL, Roscoe Willett watched part of the game and talked about his classmates.

"I really like most of the student athletes I see around campus. You stereotypically think they would walk around and have these huge heads, but you know, everybody's just kind of doing school," Willett said.

Sunday, they were basking in Saturday night's win

"It's definitely, like, it's been a good day for me. I've been in a good mood all day!" Royce said with a smile.

"A little bit," Abell admitted. "You have to. just because for the past 4 years, I've been getting it from the Kentucky fans non-stop. It's fun to be able to throw a couple more punches back!"

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