Posted November 11, 2012 on
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino just turned 60, signed a new contract extension that will have him coaching until he’s 70 and has perhaps his best team in 12 seasons with the Cardinals. Pitino and his team will open the regular-season on Sunday at 4 p.m. against Manhattan College.
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Earliest opening game ever, presumably cutting short preparation time for fitting all pieces of the puzzle. Fixing things on the run.
Fortunately for the University for Louisville, unfortunately for Manhattan College, the combination of Hurricane Sandy and The Super Storm left Manhattan with even less time to get ready. The visitors were also minus their leading scorer.
This video from CollegeInsider.com is a few months old, but I found it pretty interesting to see how much former Louisville assistant and current Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello mimics his former boss, Rick Pitino.
All Access with Manhattan from CollegeInsider.com on Vimeo.
Louisville guard Luke Hancock begins a new chapter in his career Sunday when the No. 2 Cardinals open the season against Manhattan.
The transfer from George Mason had to watch Louisville make its exciting run to the Final Four while sitting out last season per NCAA rules. Hancock's ability to shoot the 3-pointer should help the Cardinals, but his impact won't be immediate...
The Cards had a slow start, but used a 51-point second half to cruise to a 79-51 season opening win against Manhattan. Russ Smith led all scorers with 23 points. He also had 5 steals with just 2 turnovers. Russ is playing at a very high level right now.
Outside of Russ, the Cards had a very balanced scoring attack. Peyton Siva and Kevin Ware each finished with 10 points, while Gorgui...
The UConn Huskies football team has two games left in the regular season and needs to win them both to become bowl-eligible.
And while they are off this week, the Big East has announced their game time for their next tilt on the road against the Louisville Cardinals.
The game on November 24th will kickoff at 12 p.m. and will be shown locally here in Connecticut on SNY. It...
After sitting out two exhibition games because of a suspension, Chane Behanan returned to the lineup for the University of Louisville basketball team on Sunday. Behanan had nine rebounds and eight points and then coach Rick Pitino talked about his game and his focus after the win over Manhattan.
While a 9-0 start was doing wonders for improving the national perception of University of Louisville football, a loss appeared almost inevitable with so many shortcomings in critical areas of the game.
Staring with a defense that has routinely allowed opponents to move the ball almost at will and a defense that counted on other teams to stop themselves. Little semblance of effectiveness...
The bad news keeps coming for Charlie Strong and the Louisville football team. During his press conference earlier this afternoon, Coach Strong broke the unfortunate news that junior running back Senorise Perry will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
Perry went down during the first half against Syracuse on Saturday. He was helped off the field and didn’t return...
Things just keep getting better for the Louisville Cardinals. First came a surprise trip to the Final Four, then a contract extension that will keep coach Rick Pitino around for nine more years.
Can a national championship be next?
The players seem to think so.
"The expectations are a lot coming in, but we have the personnel to get the job done,'' guard Russ Smith...
B.J. Butler and Jalen Harrington have been key players for the University of Louisville football team the past two weeks. But at the tight end spot, not on defense where the two started the season. Cardinal Authority has the story.