Found April 12, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
According to Curtis Eichelberger of, Rick Pitino will receive a $425,000 bonus for winning the 2013 National Championship. Pitino was already set to make $5.7 million this year, making him the highest paid coach in college basketball. It’s hard to argue that Pitino isn’t worth every penny, considering the Louisville basketball program brings in more than any other college basketball program. Its $40.9 million in revenue for the 2010-11 school year was $12.0 million more than the next biggest-money maker, Duke. Pitino earned bonuses of $50,000 each for winning the Big East tournament and tying for the Big East regular-season title, and another $175,000 for advancing to the NCAA semifinals. The NCAA championship added $150,000. He can earn additional bonuses for academic achievement and coach of the year honors.

Rick Pitino decides on the tattoo he will get commemorating Louisville’s 2013 title

After winning the 2013 national championship, Louisville coach Rick Pitino has settled on a tattoo design commemorating the big win.

President Obama calls Rick Pitino to congratulate the champs, says he is ‘proud’ of Kevin Ware

Rick Pitino received a phone call from President Obama, who congratulated him on Louisville's title and said he is "proud" Kevin Ware.

Rick Pitino Wasn’t Kidding About Getting A Tattoo

Remember when Rick Pitino said after the championship game on Monday night that he told his team he’d get a tattoo if they won the national championship?  Well it turns out he was being serious. “I said it … not believing this was going to be a reality but I am going to get it,” Pitino tells CBS Sports. “I’m a man of my word. I’m going to get it on my left shoulder...

Louisville Cardinals QB Teddy Bridgewater dresses in drag

Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater became the latest athlete to cross-dress when he posted this photo to his Instagram page.  Initially it was thought that he was doing this for his own entertainment, but according to the first comment on Reddit, he did it for a Gender Studies class.  In the class, the professor was going to give out extra credit to anyone that...

Pitino Got The Call. The Cards Will Visit The White House

As expected, Rick Pitino received a phone call from President Barack Obama yesterday afternoon. Pitino didn’t mention it yesterday when he spoke to the fans at the celebration party or when he was on the radio this morning, but a White House press release confirmed that the Obama and Pitino have spoken. Yesterday, President Obama called Rick Pitino to congratulate him and the University...

Gorgui Dieng, Russ Smith will have the last word

Who to believe? Russ Smith, who says he is undecided about whether he will enter the NBA draft? His dad who says Russ is gone? Or Rick Pitino who says it is 50-50 whether Smith will return to play basketball at the University of Louisville next season? Gorgui Dieng, who doesn’t seem at all to be infatuated by the NBA and its riches, and indicates that he is happy here? Or Pitino...

Kentucky fans create shirt to 'honor' Louisville

Former Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Jared Lorenzen sent out a tweet with a picture of this shirt earlier this morning.  Lorenzen was known for his massive size and Wildcats fans even created a Heisman campaign behind it.  He ended up breaking all of Tim Couch’s career records at Kentucky and won a Super Bowl Ring with the New York Giants as a backup quarterback in Super Bowl...

Sights and Sounds from Louisville’s National Championship Win

Congrats to the 2012-13 Louisville Cardinals for winning the national title. Now check out some of the sights and sounds from their victory. Follow me on twitter @ScottBasketball!/ScottBasketballAlso like the Roundballchat site on facebook.!/pages/roundballchatcom/191263564258333

33,000 preview Louisville football at spring game

Blue skies, giant puffy white clouds, and gentle breezes. A perfect day to celebrate for University of Louisville fans, 33,000 of them coming together at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for the annual spring game.  No threat of rain, snow or other inclement weather for the first time in recent memory. Another great day to be a UofL fan, still celebrating the UofL football team...

Charlie Strong Picks Up Third Commitment From 2014 Class

The string of good news for the University of Louisville continues. Around 2:30 this afternoon, Charlie Strong received his third commitment from the 2014 class. Jeffrey Williams, a 6-foot 240-pound outside linebacker from Tallahassee, FL., has verbally committed to Louisville. H/T to Jody Demling for breaking the news. Williams is rated as a 3-star prospect and has scholarship offers...

Beautiful Weather On Tap For The Spring Game

Charlie Strong is changing the culture of the Louisville football program. That has been said over and over since Strong was hired. The results on the football field aren’t the only thing changing around here. For the first time in about five or six years it looks like (fingers crossed) we’ll have nice weather for the annual spring game. I realize all of you folks would have...

Fans celebrate Louisville men, women

They haven't stopped partying in Louisville. The latest celebration Wednesday was a bit more structured as the NCAA champion Cardinals' men's team and runner-up women's squad received heroes' welcomes at the KFC Yum! Center. A near-capacity crowd awash in red thanked players and coaches for providing one of the most satisfying weeks ever with both playing for...

Dominique Brown Playing Better Than Ever

Louisville running back Dominique Brown was primed for a huge season in 2012. The Cincinnati native made the switch from quarterback to running back as a sophomore in 2011 after three games into the season and ended up leading Louisville in rushing. Unfortunately for Brown, a nagging knee injury caused him to use a redshirt season in 2012. Coach Strong said prior to the Sugar Bowl...
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