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MIAMI (AP) -- The last time Florida International finished with a winning record, Richard Pitino was in high school.
He's now the Panthers' first-year coach. And already, the son of famed Louisville coach Rick Pitino has FIU showing signs of a turnaround.
Winners of nine of their last 12, the Panthers take a 13-10 record into a Sun Belt game at North Texas on Saturday night. A record that's three games over .500 might not sound all that impressive, but keep in mind, the last time FIU won more games in a season was 1999-2000 -- also the last time the Panthers didn't have a losing season.
The 30-year-old Pitino acknowledges that FIU might be "a little ahead of schedule from where I thought we'd be."
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Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports reports that sources have informed him that UMKC head coach Matt Brown is expected to be let go at the end of the season and Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson could be “in the mix.”
Richardson is in his first year as an assistant at Louisville. He was the top assistant at UMKC during the 2007-08 season. After one year at UMKC, Richardson went on...
Since the folks over at ESPN launched its weekly “College Gameday” broadcast back in 2005, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals have played in six College Gameday matchups. They’re 4-2 all time and have won their last two.
Feb. 26, 2005 – #11 Louisville at Memphis: Win, 53-44
Jan. 21, 2006 – #3 UConn at #17 Louisville: Loss, 58-51
Feb. 18, 2006 - Louisville at Syracuse...
(Eds: Updates.) By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer Richard Pitino second-guesses himself after every game. He anguishes over the mistakes he makes on the Florida International sideline, then reviews them repeatedly in an effort to get better.
Fortunately for the Panthers, their first-year coach seems to be making plenty of right decisions.
For the first time in 13 seasons, FIU might...
Rick Pitino lost, so, um, yay
As I wrote this, the people I follow online (well, on Twitter anyway, and feel free to join me there at #dmtshooter) were going batspit for the 5-overtime Notre Dame vs. Louisville battle, to the point where I tuned in. And, well, I get it: the players give maximum effort and the crowds mark out for it like nobody's business. Since the refs put...
Louisville and Notre Dame have had a knack for playing tight games in recent years, and Rick Pitino expects no different this time around.
The No. 11 Cardinals seek their first victory in South Bend in four tries as they visit the 25th-ranked Fighting Irish on Saturday night.
Louisville's 64-50 victory over Notre Dame in the semifinals of last season's Big East tournament...
Charlie Strong introduced his 2013 recruiting class yesterday afternoon at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The Louisville program signed 16 players and appeared to be finished with the 2013 class. However, Stacy Thomas, a 4-star outside linebacker/defensive end from Gulliver Prep in Miami, FL., is set to make his decision next week and says he’ll decide between Louisville and Indiana...
Former Louisville cornerback Adrian Bushell has been invited to the 2013 NFL Draft combine in Indianapolis from Feb. 20-26. Bushell is one of over 300 draft hopefuls that were invited to the combine.
Bushell arrived at Louisville in 2011 after starting his career at Florida and then playing one season at a junior college in Texas. In his senior season as a Cardinal, Bushell had 62...
Teddy Bridgewater is now the NFL's top 2014 QB prospect. He'll compete for #1 overall to boot. Mike Francesa declares the 20-year-old Louisville Cardinals quarterback THE STEAL of the 2013 NFL Draft....
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Sixty five minutes of frustration, underscoring the incredible luck of the Irish, extending through five overtimes, with Notre Dame finally prevailing 104-101 in five overtimes.
ESPN was quick to designate the game as a classic but University of Louisville basketball fans won’t want to be reminded of the ordeal. If they don’t blank it out of their memory banks altogether...
The University of Louisville football coaching staff continued to raid the state of Florida for top prospects. Charlie Strong and his staff signed eight of 17 prospects in the Class of 2013 from the Sunshine State. Cardinal Authority has a look at the connection in the fertile state of Florida.
Our man Mike Lindsey, also known as CrumsRevenge, put together this great highlight video with clips from each of Louisville’s sixteen signees in the 2013 recruting class. Like Charlie Strong said in his press conference yesterday, this is a small class that can do big things.
NSD 2013: You Don’t Want These Cards from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.
Louisville basketball faces a big road game coming off of their big “White Out” victory over Marquette this past weekend and a relatively effortless rout of Rutgers last night. The effort and margin of victory in both games was on par with expectations as the Cards begin to turn it up a notch down the stretch.
Before we get any further, let’s rewind a bit and take a look at...