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Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the defending national champions have a chance at being a ''mini-dynasty.''
After back-to-back Big East championships, Pitino believes the Cardinals can carry that momentum over to their lone season in the upstart American Athletic Conference. Louisville heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014.
Winning the reorganized league could also propel Louisville toward a third straight Final Four and maybe consecutive NCAA titles. The Cardinals certainly have a chance to accomplish both goals with a returning nucleus led by leading scorer Russ Smith and a veteran frontcourt featuring Wayne Blackshear and Montrezl Harrell.
They've also added some promising newcomers in their quest for a fourth national title.
''It's not probable, but it is possible to do both,'' Pitino said of winning the conference and the national title. ''You want to make your goals lofty anytime you go into a season. We don...
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The word spread pretty fast on Thursday evening as Rick Pitino gave an update on Chane Behanan’s suspension while he was in Owensboro, KY., for a book signing. Pitino told a local reporter who was at the book signing that Behanan would be back with the team “in a short period of time.”
Just one day his comments had went viral, Pitino spoke with Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com to...
The University of Louisville basketball team will have its opener on Tuesday night, playing Kentucky Wesleyan in an exhibition game at the KFC Yum! Center. U of L coach Rick Pitino added a captain and updated the media on his team’s injury report on Monday afternoon during a news conference.
The Louisville Cardinals had no problem dispatching Kentucky Wesleyan on Tuesday night, defeating the Panthers 115-67 in exhibition play. Here are a few videos of Rick Pitino and player post game comments.
Rick Pitino met with the media on Monday afternoon to preview Louisville’s first exhibition game tomorrow evening against Kentucky Wesleyan.
Prior to taking questions from the media, it was announced that sophomore Monrezl Harrell had been named a team captain. Harrell joins seniors Russ Smith and Luke Hancock who were named captains during the offseason.
Unfortunately for Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals, their disappointing loss to Central Florida a couple of weeks ago has resulted in a huge change in where they’re projected to go bowling this season. Although the BCS bowl bid is still possible, the Cards need there to be a three-way tie for first place in the American Athletic Conference and need to have the highest...
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There were 46 total fouls called last night in Louisville 115-67 exhibition win over Kentucky Wesleyan. We had been warned about how the new rules in college basketball would affect the games, but I don’t think the majority of those who were in attendance at the KFC Yum! Center expected it to be called as tightly as it did.
Louisville was already in...
While there is certainly enough on the plate of Louisville fans, CBS columnist Gary Parrish ponders who might replace coach Rick Pitino upon retirement.
Parrish attempts to find successors for Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Duke’s Mike Kryzweski, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, as well as Pitino.
When speaking about a possible successor to the Cardinals coach Parrish suggests that...
Bye weeks have proven to be good opportunities for college football staffs around the country to spend a little more time on the recruiting trail than they normally do during the season.
That was exactly the case for Charlie Strong and the Louisville staff on Monday evening.
Justin Crawford, a 6-foot, 200-pound, running back from Crawford, GA., verbally committed to the...
Minnesota has a new coach in Richard Pitino, a fresh outlook fueled by a younger man in charge, and a faster style of play.
The question is whether the combination will be enough for the Gophers to keep up in the tough, deep Big Ten.
Gone is the rugged rebounding and experienced leadership of Trevor Mbakwe, as is the superior athleticism of Rodney Williams. Another starter, shooting...
Charlie Strong has a second member of the 2015 recruiting class. Columbus (Ga.) Hardway running back Justin Crawford, a Scout.com 3-star prospect, pledged to Louisville on Monday.
University of Louisville redshirt freshman Lamar Atkins has moved to the offensive side of the ball into the fullback role. He's become a major cog in the U of L offense in recent weeks.
Just a couple of months ago, Louisville fans were pretty confident that they knew who would be joining the Cardinal basketball program in 2014. After two de-commitments and two added commitments things have certainly changed.
As of right now, Rick Pitino and his staff have commitments from three recruits in the 2014 class – Four star guard Shaqquan Aaron, four...
Around 1 PM this afternoon, the 2013-14 preseason College Basketball AP Poll will be released. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are expected to fall anywhere between the top five. Prior to the suspension of Chane Behanan, Louisville was expected to be No. 1 or No. 2, however without Behanan suspended indefinitely, I’m sure there are some voters who kept that in mind while...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong spoke with the media on the American Athletic Conference teleconference on Monday. Check out what Strong had to say about his team’s play, the open week and injuries.
AP Photo: Timothy Easley
Due to the new rules in college basketball, this wasn’t quite as entertaining as your average Louisville basketball game, but all in all, it’s tough to be disappointed after tonight’s game.
“Overall I was very pleased. We’re going to work on our free throws. We’re a much better free throw shooting team than that,” Pitino said immediately following...