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Louisville coach Rick Pitino was in fine spirits after his Cardinals dismantled the University of Missouri-Kansas City 99-47 on Saturday.
He was in such a good mood, in fact, that he didn’t get irritated when a reporter’s phone went off during his postgame press conference. Instead, he stopped talking about the virtues of humility and took the call himself.
Pitino had a nice chat with the woman on the other end, listening to her request to meet for a drink at Jeff Ruby’s steakhouse. Pitino politely declined the offer, saying he had to go recruiting, then handed the phone to its owner.
Winning does strange things, even to the prickly Pitino. Check it out in the video below.
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It’s pretty funny seeing the media get teased sometimes by the players and coaches. That’s exactly what happened on Saturday after Louisville‘s crushing 99-47 victory over Missouri-Kansas City, where Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino answered a reporter’s cell phone in the middle of his press conference. The reporter, who is identified as WNDA host Bob Domine, left his...
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was clearly in a jovial mood after his Cardinals hammered the University of Missouri-Kansas City 99-47 on Saturday. His post game press conference was interrupted by a very loud ringing cell phone, and without missing a beat, Pitino answered, much to the delight of the room full of reporters. The woman on the...
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino never misses an opportunity. He is a fabulous recruiter, a winning coach and now the spokesperson for Botox.
Botox cleverly disguised the following video clip as a press conference. Actually, however, the whole thing was staged in order to show the world that Pitino's treatments have completely immobilized his face from the bridge of...
Rick Pitino was interrupted by jingling cell phone during his press conference following the University of Louisville basketball team’s 99-47 win over Missouri-Kansas City.
Pitino took the call intended for Bob Domine, retired WAVE-TV sports director, from a friend, wanting to meet up at a local establishment.
And Nice Stover, the social media director for the UofL Athletic Department...
Rick Pitino did something very rare last night on his weekly radio show. In so many words Pitino actually admitted how bad Louisville’s opponent is. Earlier this season I said Samford may be the worst opponent on the Cards schedule this year, but I may have been wrong. UMKC may actually be the worst.
Here is a video that was published over the summer of a Kansas City NBC affiliated...
Louisville's often-stifling defense has had trouble living up to Rick Pitino's lofty standards at times this season. If it continues to look anything like it did in the Cardinals' latest game, the legendary coach shouldn't have many complaints.
Fifth-ranked Louisville shouldn't have much trouble using its frenetic pressure to great effect Saturday when it hosts...
Russ Smith scored a career-high 31 points and No. 5 Louisville cruised past Missouri-Kansas City 99-47 on Saturday.
Smith was 12 of 18 from the field and 3 of 5 from 3-point range in surpassing his previous high of 30 last year against Kentucky. He led Louisville (8-1) in scoring for the sixth time in nine games.
Luke Hancock added 15 points and six rebounds and Montrezl Harrell...
Fourteen minutes remaining in the second half, here comes Russ Smith again.
Sizing up the defender, cutting right, down the middle among the trees, throwing up the ball, a sure two points. But wait, he’s passing the basketball to Luke Hancock in the corner. Three points instead of two.
Russdiculous here, there, everywhere. On his way to 31 points, five assists, seven rebounds and...
Louisville redshirt freshman quarterback Will Gardner had been sidelined for over a year with a knee injury, but recently returned to the practice field for the Cards.
The Douglas, Ga., native committed to Louisville in July of 2011, choosing Louisville over Alabama and Mississippi State. He was only rated as a 3-star prospect, but when fans see a kid chose Louisville over Alabama...
University of Louisville junior guard Russ Smith netted a career-high 31 points and 11 players scored as the Cardinals blew out Missouri Kansas City 99-47 before 20,074 fans at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday.
It’s that time of the year again, folks. Charlie Strong and staff are working the phones and traveling across the region to build another solid class for the University of Louisville.
Louisville hosted two official visitors over the weekend and as of Monday afternoon they have one official visitor scheduled for this weekend. Mike Dyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 3-star...
A surprise visitor showed up during a football signing day party back in February.
Wild applause rippled through the old Parrish House across the street from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium when Jack Coffee announced that a special guest had arrived.
Keith Brown (ESPN photo)
Down the aisle strolled a smiling Keith Brown, a four-star linebacker prospect from Miami Nordland High School...
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Kyle Shortridge, a defensive tackle and former Purdue University commitment from the state of Florida, became the eighth University of Louisville commitment in the Class of 2013. Shortridge made a visit to U of L over the weekend and called U of L coach Charlie Strong on Monday afternoon to confirm the commitment.