Found July 22, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
2013 continues to be a banner year for Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino. On Monday morning The American Advertising Federation named Pitino as the recipient of its 2013 Louisvillian of the Year award. According to, Pitino will receive his award at a luncheon in his honor on Friday, August 23 at The Olmsted in Louisville. A panel of previous honorees selects the winner for this annual award. Previous winners include: Bernard M. Trager, , James R. Ramsey, Stan Curtis, Muhammad Ali, Tom Jurich, Ulysses Bridgeman, Jr. and Mary H. Griffith. I’m not sure the year 2013 can get much better for Rick Pitino Pitino received confirmation that he would be welcomed with the 2013 class of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Pitino and his wife celebrated their 37th anniversary. Pitino’s horse, Goldencents won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby qualifying for the Kentucky Derby in May. Pitino officially welcomed into the Naismith Hall of Fame at the championship ceremony i...

Photo: Rick Pitino Gives Custom Louisville Jersey To President Obama

Yesterday we showed you Louisville’s new championship rings. Today, the players get to show them off to President Obama. The team is on its way to the White House and is bringing the president a gift. Dan Dry, who is traveling with the Cardinals, tweeted out this Instagram photo of Rick Pitino holding up a custom Louisville jersey for Obama:  Instagram/dandryphoto It looks like...

Pitino has advice for Stevens

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Louisville Commit JaQuan Lyle Will Transfer To Huntington Prep

Louisville commit JaQuan Lyle announced via his Twitter account earlier this evening that he will transfer from Evansville Bosse High School and finish his prep career at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W.V. Lyle is one of the three current commitments for Rick Pitino in the 2014 class. The 6-foot-4 combo guard is ranked as the 12th best player in the 2014 class. His commitment in...

Photo: Louisville men’s basketball team receives championship rings

Tweet It seems like just a few weeks ago Rick Pitino and his Louisville Cardinals were celebrating the school’s third NCAA Tournament championship. Since then, Pitino has appeared on a commemorative bottle of Maker’s Mark and Peyton Siva (holding trophy) was drafted by the Detroit Pistons. Now there’s the small matter of receiving their well [...]

White House honors national champ Louisville

The United States government officially recognized the University of Louisville basketball team Tuesday at the White House for winning the 2013 NCAA national championship, with President Obama presiding over the ceremony. Coach Rick Pitino presented the President with a UofL No. 1 jersey and a commemorative Louisville Slugger baseball bat. The President actually confessed that he...

Louisville Hoops Receives Their 2013 National Championship Rings

Rick Pitino and the 2013 Louisville men’s basketball team will have championship rings on their fingers when they shake President Barack Obama’s hand during their White House visit on Tuesday. UofL sports information director Kenny Klein Tweeted out a photo on Monday morning of the 2013 National Championship rings. This picture was posted on Stephan Van Treese’s Instagram...

Rick Pitino Will Give President Obama A Custom Louisville Jersey

Shortly after 11 AM this morning the Louisville basketball team landed in Baltimore Maryland. From Baltimore they will travel via bus to Washington D.C., where they’ll meet President Barack Obama around 2 PM. Dan Dry of the Power Creative Company is traveling with the team and shared this photo on his Instagram account. I’m assuming Rick Pitino will be presenting this jersey...

Memphis star building relationship with Cards

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