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The Cardinal Connect:
The 2013 ESPY nominations are in and the University of Louisville will be represented in two separate categories. Rick Pitino has been nominated for the “Best Coach/Manager” award and the Louisville women’s basketball team has been nominated for the “Best Upset” award for their win over Baylor in the NCAA tournament.
-Bruce Arians, Indianapolis Colts
-Geno Auriemma, UConn women’s basketball
-John Danowski, Duke Lacrosse
-Rick Pitino, Louisville men’s basketball
-Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat
-Florida Gulf Coast over Georgetown (NCAA tournament)
-Louisville women over Baylor (NCAA tournament)
-Marquez over Pacquiao (Boxing)
-Texas A&M over Alabama (NCAA football)
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Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is working on a motivational book.
Pitino, who guided the Cardinals to the national title in the spring, has signed with St. Martin's Press for ''The One-Day Contract: How to Add Value to Every Minute of Your Life.''
St. Martin's announced Thursday that the book is scheduled for Oct. 1. His previous books include ...
Rick Pitino has landed his third commitment from the 2014 class. JaQuan Lyle, a five-star guard from Evansville, IN., sent Rick Pitino a text message on Wednesday afternoon informing him that he was going to be a Cardinal. Lyle has been one of Louisville’s top targets in the 2014 class for nearly two years. He chose the Cardinals over Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, UCLA...
How do you celebrate a National Championship? Just ask Rick Pitino. Since the win over Michigan in April, Coach Pitino has been living life like the knob is broke. From getting his first tattoo, to owning a horse running in the Kentucky Derby, to big game fishing, the man has done it all this offseason. Capped off by his recent ESPY nomination, here’s a look at the bucket list...
Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound, center from Chicago, IL., recently trimmed his list to ten. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are one of the ten teams that the Windy City native says he is currently considering.
Kansas, Arizona, Baylor, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis and Michigan State are the other nine schools that Alexander is listing.
If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we talked about the big commitment from JaQuan Lyle and how Pitino is putting together his best class in his tenure at Louisville. Don’t forget you can listen live everyday on 1450 AM.
It was a real good day for Rick Pitino as one of his top targets picked the Cardinals.
On Wednesday afternoon Rick Pitino picked up a commitment from JaQuan Lyle, one of the top overall players in the 2014 class. Lyle is the highest rated player to commit to Louisville since Samardo Samuels in 2008, This 2014 class is shaping up to be one of the best in school history.
If you’re not familiar with Lyle, here are some recent highlights.Keep your eye on #41 in this...
With JaQuan Lyle committing to Louisville yesterday, Rick Pitino’s backcourt is pretty much set for the near future. In 2014, Louisville will have Wayne Blackshear, Kevin Ware, Chris Jones, Terry Rozier, Anton Gill, Quintin Snider, Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle. That is some scary depth in the backcourt.
With three current commitments from the 2014 class, I think you can expect...
Add JaQuan Lyle to the University of Louisville’s 2014 class.
Five-star JaQuan Lyle. Chose UofL over Florida, Tennessee and Indiana.
The 6-foot-4 combo guard averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game as a junior at Evansville Bosse High School.
Told ESPN a recent unofficial visit to Louisville sealed his decision.
“We clicked a lot, but that last visit...