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When Louisville and Kentucky met earlier this season on New Year’s Eve, Cardinal senior Kyle Kuric didn’t exactly have his best game. In fact, it’s fair to argue that the 69-62 loss to Kentucky earlier this season may have been Kuric’s worst career performance. In 38 minutes of action, he finished with just 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assists, and 4 fouls. To make matters worse, Kentucky’s starting small forward Michael Gilchrist finished with 24 points and 19 rebounds. Gilchrist put on one of the more impressive performances that this rivalry has ever seen. The freshman snagged the bragging rights from Louisville fans and took Kyle Kuric’s homecoming crown while he was at it.
I’m sure Kuric never dreamed that he’d have another opportunity to play against Louisville’s biggest rival. Kuric’s legacy is pretty flawless at this point. The miraculous performance against Syracuse in the last game ever at Freedom Hall, a Big East Championship, and a Final Four appearance means Kyle Kuric will...
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Kyle Kuric turned out to be the highlight of Rick Pitino’s press conference, looking for all the world like a happy-go-luck college kid as he entered the room, wearing his adidas Final Four cap backwards.The University of Louisville senior managed to answer a couple of questions before Kenny Klein, the sports information director, may a quick motion with his hands, quietly suggesting...
Remember Karen Sypher, the crazy broad who legitimately had sex with Rick Pitino in some Louisville restaurant and was eventually convicted of extortion charges? Yes, that crazy broad. The case hinged on Sypher “trying to force Pitino to give her money and other items in exchange for her silence on her allegations that he raped her twice in 2003, including once at a Louisville...
The animosity between Kentucky and Louisville fans reached a boiling point on Tuesday, when a fan of the former was punched by a fan of the latter while hooked up to a dialysis machine.
If Louisville is going win Saturday's Final Four 'Superdome Showdown' against Kentucky, Kyle Kuric will have to contribute more to the effort than he did in the Cardinals 69-62 loss to the Wildcats on December 31 in Rupp Arena.
Don’t think Louisville vs. Kentucky is a hard-core rivalry? Check out the Final Four smack-talking t-shirts after the jump. This is NASTY. Brutal, like Duke vs. North Carolina.
Here’s the Kentucky shirt. Click to enlarge, and read the whole thing.
Here’s the Louisville shirt
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If you don’t already love Chane Behanan and Gorgui Dieng, watch this video and I am sure you will change your mind. Video credits go to our man Adam Lefkoe of WHAS11 who has been covering the Cardinals over the past few weeks during their miraculous run. Gorgui Dieng might be my favorite player of all time. I’m not purpin either.
Rick Pitino will probably never be seen wearing glasses court side, and certainly not wire rims. The University of Louisville basketball coach preferring the heavy dark plexi style, saves them exclusively for press conferences and other situations where he wants to be analytical, nostalgic or philosophical. The Clark Kent look suits him well when he’s not performing Superman-like...
Louisville's Peyton Siva, Chris Smith, Chane Behanan, Kyle Kuric and Gorgui Dieng met with the media in New Orleans Thursday to discuss Saturday's Final Four match up against Kentucky.
Only 70 miles apart, when the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals meet Saturday night in the Big Easy, it will be more than just a game.
It’s more than former Wildcats coach Rick Pitino versus current coach John Calipari.
It’s bigger than Rupp Arena versus a Louisville “white-out.” It’s beyond freshman phenoms Anthony Davis and MKG versus a cast of virtual unknown...
We almost made it to the middle week with little disruption between the Kentucky Widlcats and Louisville Cardinals fans. However, police were called to a dialysis center to break up a little scuffle that took place. Wait, where?
This is the Bluegrass people, even the sickest of the sick live and die with the Blue or Red.
Officers were called after a UK and UofL fan gave each...
Rick Pitino has Louisville focused on Saturday's Final Four showdown against Kentucky. InsideTheVille.com's notebook is jam-packed with news about the Cardinals Final Four preparations.
Via @Kristin_WallsThe Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals are about to match up in one of the most important games in this bitter rivalry. We’ve all heard the story about how a Cardinal fan and Wildcat fan got into a fight at a dialysis center.This scene was more about state pride as the twin spires lit up the night.
Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals landed a commitment from a long and athletic defensive end out of Georgia Thursday morning.
Jacarthy Mack, a promising 6'3 linebacker from King H.S. in Lithonia, Ga., verbally committed to Louisville on Wednesday, choosing Charlie Strong's program over offers from South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Wake Forest and ECU.
One of the biggest questions for the Louisville defense this spring is finding a replacement for second team All-Big East selection Dexter Heyman at middle linebacker. It appears Charlie Strong's staff has already found an answer after moving junior Preston Brown into Heyman's old slot.