Found April 11, 2013 on Gamedayr:
Rick Pitino received a phone call from President Obama, who congratulated him on Louisville's title and said he is "proud" Kevin Ware.

Pitino reveals what tattoo will look like

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino promised his players that he would get a tattoo if the team won the national championship, and he has revealed what it will be.

Rick Pitino Will Earn An Extra $425,000 For Winning Championship

According to Curtis Eichelberger of, Rick Pitino will receive a $425,000 bonus for winning the 2013 National Championship. Pitino was already set to make $5.7 million this year, making him the highest paid coach in college basketball. It’s hard to argue that Pitino isn’t worth every penny, considering the Louisville basketball program brings in more than any other...

Rick Pitino decides on the tattoo he will get commemorating Louisville’s 2013 title

After winning the 2013 national championship, Louisville coach Rick Pitino has settled on a tattoo design commemorating the big win.

Rick Pitino Wasn’t Kidding About Getting A Tattoo

Remember when Rick Pitino said after the championship game on Monday night that he told his team he’d get a tattoo if they won the national championship?  Well it turns out he was being serious. “I said it … not believing this was going to be a reality but I am going to get it,” Pitino tells CBS Sports. “I’m a man of my word. I’m going to get it on my left shoulder...

Pitino Got The Call. The Cards Will Visit The White House

As expected, Rick Pitino received a phone call from President Barack Obama yesterday afternoon. Pitino didn’t mention it yesterday when he spoke to the fans at the celebration party or when he was on the radio this morning, but a White House press release confirmed that the Obama and Pitino have spoken. Yesterday, President Obama called Rick Pitino to congratulate him and the University...

Pitino Says Russ & Dieng Will Stay In The Draft. Behanan Will Return To School

C.L. Brown, the Louisville beat writer for the Courier-Journal caught up with Rick Pitino following the Cardinal’s championship celebration at the KFC Yum! Center to get an update on the future of three members of this year’s team. At this point, Pitino says Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng will stay in the draft, while Chane Behanan will return to school. Midway through the season...

Louisville Cardinals Are National Champions

Last night the Georgia Dome was electric. The Michigan Wolverine took an early lead on the Louisville Cardinals, but Coach Rick Pitino showed why he just recently got elected into the Hall of Fame. The Cards came back with defense and launching three pointers to shave the Wolverines lead to just one point at halftime. At one point in the first half they were down by double digits...

Gang Green 6.24… a.k.a. the Bachelor Party show

The fellas kick off the show with a brief gloss-over of a very Gang Green bachelor party.  The pictures on the show are tame.  The ones I saw on Instagram are still haunting my dreams. After that, they recap the riveting Pistons/Cavs/Wizards gauntlet. There was also a little Louisville talk… which transitioned into some of Rick Pitino’s recent comments. We’re definitely ready...

Fans celebrate Louisville men, women

They haven't stopped partying in Louisville. The latest celebration Wednesday was a bit more structured as the NCAA champion Cardinals' men's team and runner-up women's squad received heroes' welcomes at the KFC Yum! Center. A near-capacity crowd awash in red thanked players and coaches for providing one of the most satisfying weeks ever with both playing for...

Lets Relive Louisville’s National Championship

It still doesn’t seem real. The Louisville Cardinals are your 2013 National Champions. I don’t think it’s hit me just yet. More than 24-hours later, I’m still not sure exactly what to do now. I’m not ready to start talking about next season just yet, so let’s relive Monday night’s game in Gif form. Trez & Chane hug it out. That’s a championship bromance right...

Louisville takes old-school approach to claiming 2013 National Championship

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) Don’t worry, this isn’t intended to be a super-long post on Louisville’s title game victory over Michigan on Monday night. With nearly 24 hours since the confetti fell and 23 hours and 59 minutes since Rick Pitino nearly had a heart attack on the way to shake John Beilein’s hand, I understand you’re probably tired of coverage of this... final NCAA power rankings

By Ken Davis College basketballs Big Dance arrived in Atlanta searching for something to celebrate on the 75th anniversary of the NCAA tournament. An exciting national championship game full of emotional storylines was exactly what was needed. Louisville lost reserve guard Kevin Ware to a gruesome injury in the regional final against Duke, but the Cardinals came together...
Cardinals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.