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In this crazy day and age, it seems that college basketball coaches have been keeping up with the latest music.
A couple of weeks ago, University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino commented during the Cardinals' basketball tip-off luncheon that he listens to rapper Pitbull in his car during his morning commute:
“Pitbull’s my favorite,” Pitino told his audience. “He used to be 305, now he’s worldwide.”
Can't you just picture Rick Pitino jamming out to "Get It Started":
(Courtesy of Lost Letterman)
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Louisville has given Rick Pitino a five-year contract extension that will keep the coach with the Cardinals through the 2021-22 season.
His $3.9 million base salary remains the same, but he will earn a $600,000 retention bonus every other year from 2014 to 2022.
The deal includes incentives for being chosen AP national coach of the year ($100,000) and winning the Big East Conference...
Tom Jurich and Rick Pitino held a press conference this afternoon to announce that Rick Pitino has officially signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season. Here is video of the press conference courtesy of Courier-Journal.com. Click here to view from your mobile device. Pitino also discussed Louisville’s two exhibition games and the Cards first regular season opponent, Manhattan.
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Elisha Justice will make his return to Louisville tomorrow night as his new team, the Pikeville Bears; take on the Cardinals in their first of two exhibition games. Justice signed with Louisville in 2010 and played two seasons for the Cards. The Eastern Kentucky native had originally committed to Louisville as a preferred walk-on, but was rewarded a scholarship for his freshman season...
Louisville players expect to make another NCAA tournament run, last year's ended at the Final Four.
The second-ranked Cardinals feel they can win it all.
Louisville returns 11 players from a 30-10 team that won the Big East Conference tournament and reached the Final Four for the first time since 2005. They lost to eventual champion Kentucky in the semifinals.
Wayne Blackshear, 6-foot-5, Guard, Soph.
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Peyton Siva, 6-foot-1, PG, Sr.
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One of three seniors in the University of Louisville men’s basketball program, Mike Marra won’t play this season because of a knee injury. Marra, who also missed last season with a knee injury, is hoping to still help the Cardinals on the floor.
Louisville will host Kelly Wells and the Pikeville Bears tonight for their first of two exhibition games prior to the start of the regular season. The Cardinals opened up exhibition play against Pikeville last year as well, winning by a score of 74-55.
While this is Louisville’s first competitive action of the season, Pikeville has already played two games and are 2-0 this season...
At this point we are two-thirds of the way through the University of Louisville’s potentially historic football season. Many know it could take tremendous efforts this season as well as next to really do some damage to the college football landscape and receive the respect that the Cards are fighting for. With the 2013 season being an integral part of the equation for that...
Nearing the end of August the impending football season’s opening depth chart was released. There was a fair amount of chatter about things like the absence of Andrew Johnson from the starting spot, Scott Radcliff starting over Eli Rogers and BJ Butler being reduced to third on the depth chart at defensive end. The starting spot that may have drew some of the most chatter…is...
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More than a few fans lobbied for a Black Out in the days leading up to the University of Louisville-Cincinnati football game last week.
That was never going to happen. The team doesn’t have any black uniforms this season.
The last time UofL donned all black uniforms was in a 17-10 loss against West Virginia during the 2010 season, and that was enough for Coach Charlie Strong who...
With Tom Jurich at his side, Rick Pitino spoke several minutes during his press conference the other day about what a special place the University of Louisville is to coach basketball. On and on he went, concluding that he wouldn’t want to coach anywhere else but Louisville.
At that point, retired TV sportscaster Bob Domine interjected, “Can you two take this act down the block...