Found July 11, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Rick Pitino and Mike Balado were in Indianapolis on Wednesday night at the Adidas Classic Invitational to see two of their current commitments from the 2014 class. Quentin Snider has been a loyal member of the Louisville Magic AAU club and has made quite a name for himself, playing for former Louisville Center Ellis Myles, who formed the team two years ago. JaQuan Lyle chose to leave the Nike sponsored Spiece Indy Heat team who is currently at Peach Jam, so he could play with his future teammate in front of their future coaches. Lyle will reportedly join the Mac Irvin Fire for the remainder of the summer. Current Louisville guard Wayne Blackshear was previously a member of Fire club. Seeing Lyle and Snider play alongside each other has to make Pitino excited about the future. These guys put on an absolute show. If you don’t believe me, just watch.

Pitino Looking To Add Post Players; Angel Delgado Is A Name To Remember

It goes without saying that the one final piece for Louisville’s 2014 recruiting class is a front-court player. Rick Pitino even said as much on Tuesday afternoon at his press conference. The current trio of commitments from Quentin Snider, Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle already has Louisville’s 2014 class ranked No. 2 in the country. The addition of a top notch big man could...

Louisville Will Sell Pieces of Final Four Court, Some Signed by Rick Pitino, to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

Pieces of the 2013 Final Four court on which the Louisville Cardinals defeated the University of Michigan will be available to purchase–and for a good cause. In 2012, NCCA corporate partner Northwestern Mutual bought the New Orleans Final Four court and donated it to the University of Kentucky. The school went on to sell 300 pieces of the floor in an online auction to benefit pediatric...

Rick Pitino Loves His Backcourt

Despite losing arguably the best point guard in Louisville history, as the 2013-14 season approaches, Louisville fans are as excited about the backcourt as they’ve ever been. Chris Jones, Terry Rozier and Anton Gill have never played a division one college basketball game, but considering how highly regarded each player is, the expectations are high. With Kevin Ware, Russ Smith...

Cliff Alexander’s Visit To Louisville Could Go A Long Way

Five-star center Cliff Alexander is one of top the prospects in the country and he’s also one of Rick Pitino’s top targets in the 2014 class. Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound, Chicago native listed Louisville as one of the schools he wants to take an official visit to. At the Peach Jam AAU event yesterday Alexander told that he has a great relationship with Rick...

Trey Lyles Says Louisville May Develop Players Better Than Kentucky

It goes without saying that, Trey Lyles, a 6-foot-8 five star forward from Indianapolis is likely Rick Pitino’s top target in the 2014 class. The commitment of JaQuan Lyle is believed to have helped Louisville’s chances with Lyles. Kentucky was for a long time considered the favorite, but some speculate that Louisville may have edged ahead. A comment from Lyles tonight at the...

The Centerpiece Of The 2013 Final Four Court Will Hang In The Yum! Center

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino and Dan Rivers of Northwestern Mutual conducted a press conference earlier this afternoon to discuss the plan for selling pieces of the 2013 Final Four court to raise money for pediatric cancer. “Immediately after the championship game, I approached the athletic department at the University of Louisville about doing something exciting...

JaQuan Lyle Is A Game Changing Recruit

Rick Pitino is currently in the process of assembling the best recruiting classes in the history of the Louisville basketball program. currently ranks the 2014 class as the second best in the country and the Louisville staff is still in very good shape with a couple of the best prospects in the country. Over the past couple of years, Louisville has had a lot of success...

Pitino gives state of the U of L program

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino gave a quick update on some details with his current team on Tuesday during the press conference to announce the news that pieces of the Final Four court will be available to U of L fans. Cardinal Authority was in attendance and has a quick recap.

Pitino starts evaluation period in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – The first day of the July evaluation period is complete and Cardinal Authority has a day one report for the University of Louisville. Where were Rick Pitino and his staff? Cardinal Authority has the scoop.

Podcast: Breaking Down The All Time Rick Pitino Louisville Team

If you missed Tuesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. We had a fun show on Tuesday as we recapped Pitino’s comments about the team and the details about the pieces of the Final Four court that will be sold. The biggest topic on today’s show was breaking down the “All Time Rick Pitino Louisville Team....

The All Time Rick Pitino Louisville Team

It’s no secret that the events that have comprised the last 12 months may have accounted for the the best of Rick Pitino’s 60-year existence on Earth. Since the calendar turned to 2013 he’s taken his Louisville Cardinals to their second Final Four in as many years, closed the deal with a National Championship, owned a horse in the Kentucky Derby, gained induction to both #teamtatted...

Pitino: Ware could back by October

Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware could be back on the court by October. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday that he's encouraged by Ware's rehabilitation, which recently has included riding a stationary bicycle. Ware broke his right leg in a gruesome incident during Louisville's regional final victory over Duke and his injury became a rallying point in the Cardinals...

Goodluck Okonoboh’s recruitment following similar path to that of Noah Vonleh

INDIANAPOLIS — Class of 2014 forward Goodluck Okonoboh drew a large contingent of head coaches for his first game of the July evaluation period in the adidas Invitational on Thursday morning. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Louisville’s Rick Pitino, Ohio State’s Thad Matta and North Carolina State’s Mark Gottfried were among the faces in the crowd. But none [...]The post Goodluck...

Full court press against pediatric cancer

Another joyous occasion for the University of Louisville basketball program but there was Rick Pitino wiping moisture from his eyes again publicly for the second time for the second time in four months. The last time, of course, was when Kevin Ware splintered a bone in the NCAA tournament. The coach was having a difficult time as Dr. Thomas Kmetz, of Kosair Children’s Hospital...

Final Four court pieces to be available

The court from the Georgia Dome where the University of Louisville won the national title in April is coming to the KFC Yum Center. Well, part of it and the rest will be sold to fans, including 1,000 pieces autographed by Rick Pitino.
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