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The first four months of 2013 have been pretty magical for Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino. In early April Pitino became the first coach to ever win a national championship with two different programs, after Louisville defeated Michigan in the 2013 national title game. The same day the Cardinals cut down the nets, Pitino was also inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
The basketball court wasn’t the only area Pitino saw success in the month of April. The same night that Louisville came from behind to defeat Wichita State in the Final Four, Goldencents, a race horse that Pitino is a co-owner of, won the Santa Anita Derby, earning a spot in the 2013 Kentucky Derby.
Goldencents was projected as one of the top five favorites in this year’s field. The horse is collectively owned by W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney and RAP Racing. They had hoped that Goldencents would continue to ride the Pitino hot streak, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case on Saturday. The horse wa...
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On this rainy day at Churchill Downs, even the Rick Pitino karma couldn't help his horse -- Goldencents -- in the Kentucky Derby.
The University of Louisville men's basketball coach was going for the ultimate trifecta after winning the NCAA national title and being announced as a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on the same day the previous month.
It’s been a pretty amazing year for Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. Unfortunately, his luck ran out at today’s 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Orb, the original favorite, won the race in thrilling fashion, coming from behind on the final stretch. Pitino’s horse, Goldencents, did not finish in the top three.
Owning 5% of the Kentucky...
Just how big of a year will this be for Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino? In April, we had the Cardinals winning a national championship for Pitino, who was also elected into the basketball Hall of Fame. It was also a month when Pitino’s son Richard made a quantum leap from Florida International (where he… Read More
Peyton Siva recently picked up some good news in regards to his professional future. The championship point guard has been invited to the 2013 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, IL. This year’s combine will be held from Wednesday, May 15 until Monday, May 19.
For the last few weeks, Siva has been training in Las Vegas at the Impact Basketball Academy with plenty of other NBA hopefuls...
Four weeks ago tonight, the University of Louisville captured the school’s third NCAA national title with a victory over Michigan at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. U of L coach Rick Pitino didn’t win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday but it’s still been some kind of month for the athletic program. Cardinal Authority looks back.
Louisville's Kevin Ware, still on crutches as he nurses his broken leg, was seen makin' it do what it do with Young Jeezy.
A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey
trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach
Rick Pitino seeking a double - champions in racing and basketball.
He's sure in the right place.
Michaelee Harris came to Louisville as one of the top prospects in Head Coach Charlie Strong’s second recruiting class. The 4-Star Wide Receiver out of Miami was rated the 16th best at his position coming out of high school.
Michaelee entered his Cardinal Campaign with a tremendous ability at route-running, great explosion and superb hands. With the Cards losing two...
Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program check in at No. 8 in Sports Illustrated’s Post Spring Top 25 rankings. Last week ESPN.com tabbed Louisville No. 4 in their preseason rankings.
I’ve always thought that regardless if they go undefeated or not, Louisville will have a tough time being able to play for a national championship. However, if the rankings from Sports Illustrated and...
While I was busy losing money at Churchill Downs on Friday, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong picked up his tenth commitment from the 2014 class. De’Eric Culver, a 6-foot 185-pound cornerback from Tallahassee, Florida has verbally pledged to Louisville.
Culver is rated as a three star prospect and also has scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Kentucky, South Carolina and Mississippi...
Charlie Strong picked up commitment number 11 from the 2014 recruiting class this afternoon.
Jared McCray, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive tackle from Minford, OH., has verbally pledged to become a Cardinal.
Louisville defensive backs coach Tommy Restivo has been recruiting the state of Ohio very hard in the last two weeks. McCray was one of his targets.
Rivals.com ranks McCray as...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and his staff continued its recent recruiting success, picking up another commitment on Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinals 11th commitment in the Class of 2014 is Minford, Ohio, offensive lineman Jared McCray. Cardinal Authority has the story: