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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 titles and the men delivering Louisville's first championship in 27 years.
Both Cardinals programs responded with short expressions of gratitude, allowing Louisville men's coach Rick Pitino to have the final word.
Hoarse from a whirlwind Final Four including his election to the Hall of Fame followed by his second title, Pitino drew a huge cheer by asking, ''Wouldn't it be great if we somehow got back to Dallas?'' for next year's championship.
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Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino led his team to the 2013 NCAA championship Monday night with an 82-76 win over the Michigan Wolverines.
Pitino probably expected to win the championship after getting the top seed in this year's NCAA tournament. What Pitino didn't expect, however, were the loud fireworks that went off a few seconds after the...
Someday soon, Rick Pitino is going to have to explain the tattoo to his grandkids.
But first, he's going to tell them the story of how getting into the Hall of Fame might have been only the second best thing that happened to him on a serendipitous Monday in April.
Because barely 12 hours after Pitino became a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in sports, he did something...
Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced to the world that he had promised his players that he would be getting a tattoo if they won it all. Is this it?
ATLANTA–Truth stranger than fiction department: The moons seem to be aligned for Louisville and coach Rick Pitino this week as the Cardinals chased the national championship into Monday night’s title game against Michigan. Consider this: Louisville has teams in both the men’s and women’s title games. Earlier last week, Pitino’s son Richard moved up a… Read More
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Today, the Louisville women’s basketball team will compete against the UConn Huskies in New Orleans for the national championship. If the Cardinals are successful, Louisville will join UConn as only the second school in history to win the men’s and women’s basketball championships in the same year.
Unfortunately, if the Cards pull it off, the two teams won’t celebrate together...
Volume beat quality as Louisville took down a game Michigan squad, 82-76, to earn their 3rd national championship and 1st under Rick Pitino in what will likely go down as one of the best played national championship games of all-time.
Why say volume was the difference? Perhaps because the Cardinals were able to get off 13 more field goal attempts, going 28-61 (45.9...
BallertainmentGary Payton and Rick Pitino elected to Hall of Fame with five others
Monday, Gary Payton became a first ballot Hall of Famer and Rick Pitino added to what could be his personal “Best Week Ever” as the official announcement of the 2013 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was made in Atlanta.
Payton played 17 years in the league, made nine All-Star appearances...
The last note of ''One Shining Moment'' had yet to reach the people in the cheap seats at the Georgia Dome when college basketball started doing what it does so well - looking ahead to next season.
Louisville's 82-76 victory over Michigan on Monday night is going to go down as one of the best national championship games. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino won his second...
This may be a little bit late, but I wanted to take the time to congratulate the Louisville men's basketball team for winning the 2013 NCAA Basketball Championship on Monday night with a 82-76 victory over Michigan. The win gives the university its third national title and caps off a 16-game winning streak for the Cardinals, which includes winning the final conference tournament...
The 2012-13 NCAA men's basketball season is over. It ended when Louisville took home their own trophy on Monday night, which is just their third in program history.
(Big deal - UCLA has 11; call us when you reach the halfway point, Rick Pitino.)
With that, though, comes the scrambling associated with basketball recruiting. For UCLA, that scramble is mostly over. The Bruins...
Last year, America suffered through evil incarnate as Kentucky and its ethically challenged head basketball coach John Calipari won the NCAA men's basketball tournament final. This year, fellow Bluegrass state school Louisville have taken home the title, accomplishing the rare occurrence of two schools from the same state winning back-to-back titles.
Luckily, for Louisville...