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MINNEAPOLIS Richard Pitino is still getting settled into his office on the University of Minnesota campus. The new Gophers basketball coach has plenty of items that haven't been taken out of boxes yet, and his desk looks a bit sparse.
Who could blame the 30-year-old Pitino for not having time to fully adjust to his new surroundings? Minnesota announced April 3 that Pitino would replace Tubby Smith, and two days later he was introduced at a Williams Arena press conference.
Later that day, Pitino flew to Atlanta to watch his dad, Rick, lead Louisville to the national championship with Saturday and Monday wins that capped a whirlwind week for the Pitino family. Rick Pitino was also named to the Basketball Hall of Fame just hours before the title game.
Because of all that's gone on in the last two weeks, Pitino who coached one season at Florida International before taking the Minnesota job has barely had time to meet with his new players. Since his arrival, the Gophers have h...
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Louisville coach Rick Pitino made a promise to his team during the regular season that if the Cardinals won the NCAA title, he’d get himself a tattoo. Since Pitino is a man of his word, he’s holding up his end of the deal.
Pitino told CBS, “It will be a cardinal and it will say 2013 champions.” As WDRB sports writer Eric Crawford just tweeted out, it will be this cardinal...
Fresh off a national championship run, Rick Pitino can now look forward to the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Pitino is co-owner of three-year-old thoroughbred Goldencents, who earned a victory in the Santa Anita Derby in California by one-and-a-quarter lengths a couple of weeks ago.
Pitino has been in the horse racing business for over a decade, but this will be the first time he’s had...
Anthony Evans was a finalist for the Florida International job a year ago, before the school decided to give Richard Pitino his first opportunity to be a head coach.
Apparently, the Panthers kept Evans' resume on file.
Evans got the job this time around, arriving in Miami on Monday night to replace Pitino. He takes over a program that is coming off its first winning season...
Just fifteen days after suffering a gruesome compound fracture to his right leg, Louisville guard Kevin Ware has already started his rehabilitation process. Ware shared this photo on his Instragram account earlier this afternoon.
Every injury is unique in its own way, but the folks at Louisville are very optimistic about Ware’s recovery time. Some say he could be back on the court...
The Louisville Cardinals are showing their support for the Boston Marathon victims and our great country by wearing these uniforms on Tuesday night against hated-rival Kentucky.
(photo courtesy USAToday Sports)
Scheduling in the world of the current BCS system is a bit of a catch 22, if you aren't in one of the big four conferences, and perhaps no other team heading into 2013 better represents that catch 22 than the Louisville Cardinals. On Monday night ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported that Louisville, coming off of an Allstate Sugar Bowl victory...
Charlie Strong has picked up his third commitment in the last five days.
Detric Dukes, a 6-foot-2 200-pound linebacker from Tucker, GA., verbally committed to Louisville on Monday afternoon. He is one of the many class of 2014 prospects that took unofficial visits to Louisville over the weekend.
Dukes chose Louisville over Vanderbilt and Auburn, but also had scholarship offers from...
The verbal commitments continue to roll in for Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program.
Marques Gayot, a 6-foot-1 205-pound safety from Lake Worth, FL., is the second recruit that has given Louisville a verbal commitment today.
Gayot is rated as a 3-star prospect and has scholarship offers from California, South Florida and Florida Atlantic.
Louisville assistant coach...
There was a lot of chatter going on in early January about Louisville looking to add a marquee non-conference game to the 2013 schedule. The rumors were flying that Louisville and Alabama were in talks to open the season at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, but as time went on, that rumor disappeared.
It turns out Louisville was in fact looking to add a big time non-conference opponent...
For the fourth time in six days, the Louisville football program has picked up commitment from the 2014 class.
Kavaris Harkless, a 6-foot-5 275-pound offensive lineman from Jacksonville, FL., verbally committed to Charlie Strong earlier this morning.
Harkless is rated as a 3-star prospect and has scholarship offers from Duke, Central Florida, Iowa State, Minnesota and Maryland. Vanderbilt...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and his staff have been on a recruiting roll in recent days. The Cardinals have added five new commitments, bringing the total number of commitments in the Class of 2014 to seven. Cardinal Authority talked more in-depth with the two latest commitments:
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Charlie Strong is having to beat away the recruits with a stick.
Not really, but he has a lot of guys wanting to hop on the train right now. After adding two commitments over the weekend, Strong has landed two more commits today. The first came from offensive lineman Kavaris Harkless. The 6-5, 275-lb Harkless is from Jacksonville, Florida and a three-star recruit...
ESPN’s College Gameday bus stopped in Louisville today and met with Charlie Strong. Here’s the video.
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong has landed a second commitment out of the group of visitors at the Spring Game. Tucker, Ga., linebacker Detric Dukes gave Strong a commitment on Monday.