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While Louisville’s Russ Smith has taken some heat this year for his decision making at the end of games, everyone still regards him as one of the top talents in college basketball. Yesterday, the NY Daily News released a great article on Smith’s upbringing. Part of it included a video of Smith dribbling around as a kid in Harlem.
It’s pretty easy to see why his handle is unreal.
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ATLANTA With the release of its "Ri5e to the Occasion" T-shirts last week, multi-billion dollar shoe company adidas drew deserved flack for blatantly profiteering off of a collegiate athlete's injury.
The athlete, of course, is No. 5 Kevin Ware, Louisville's athletic guard who graphically broke his leg against Duke in the Elite Eight and is now out of basketball...
ATLANTA In Louisville's practice gym, during the hot summer months. That's where Stephan Van Treese can still see Tim Henderson, an unlikely Final Four hero if there ever was one.
Before the Henderson ever stepped foot onto the Georgia Dome's raised platform floor to knock down two 3-pointers in a comeback win against Wichita State Saturday, two shots that brought his...
A little pep talk from Louisville men's coach Rick Pitino has helped the women's team go on quite a run.
Pitino talked to the team at the end of the Big East tournament. The Cardinals haven't lost since.
The Cardinals became the 10th school to have both basketball teams reach the Final Four in the same season. UConn was the only school to win both titles in the same...
Peyton Siva warms up in Louisville's controversial 'Ri5e to the Occasion' Kevin Ware tribute shirt for the Final Four.
For the past month, I've been trying to figure out what it is about Louisville's historically great pressure defense that made it the prohibitive favorite leading into March, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, and the all-over-but-the-net-cutting presumptive NCAA champion going into the Final Four.
I looked at all the numbers. The numbers confirmed that, yes...
How much will Louisville miss Kevin Ware? That's just one of
several questions facing Cards.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Playing hunches does not get a coach into the Hall of Fame. It certainly didn't get Rick Pitino to the threshold.
Looking after every detail does. So does recruiting NBA-caliber talent, then slotting those players into a system, conditioning and teaching them and, finally, making them believe that winning is the by-product...
Welcome to immortality, Rick Pitino.
One of the best college basketball coaches ever has been selected for inclusion into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, according to reports from ESPN.
Everybody knew he would make good things happen at the University of Louisville when he took the job in 2001, and he has, currently overseeing the Cardinals third trip to the Final...
In anticipation of top-ranked Louisville's Final Four showdown against Wichita State, we've put together a cheerleaders gallery. Enjoy.
Let me first say that I would be cheering for Louisville had this not even happened, but it did. Last weekend the Louisville Cardinals became America’s Teams by way of emotionally involving the independent viewer through a terrible, horrifying injury on the court. The admiration of a fan base, of the viewers, towards the young men and women who play college sports...
TV The Louisville guard went on the Late Show to poke some fun at his gruesome injury.
Here are three observations from Louisville's 72-68 win during the first of two national semifinals at the Final Four in Atlanta:
1. As Louisville's stars struggled to find consistency on the offensive end, Cardinals forward Luke Hancock stepped in to save the day
Though the NCAA tournament's and team's leading scorer, Russ Smith, finished with 21 points, it was...
When breaking down games, some things are difficult to spot and some things are easy. This was the latter, because when Wichita State was able to get into their offense, they were the better team, but basketball is about being able to handle the pressure.
When Louisville finally ramped up the press, Wichita State’s offense stalled and their confidence started to falter. With Russ...
Louisville coach Charlie Strong was pumped to see both the Cards' men's and women's basketball teams competing for national titles.