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Rick Pitino did something very rare last night on his weekly radio show. In so many words Pitino actually admitted how bad Louisville’s opponent is. Earlier this season I said Samford may be the worst opponent on the Cards schedule this year, but I may have been wrong. UMKC may actually be the worst.
Here is a video that was published over the summer of a Kansas City NBC affiliated sports reporter telling you exactly how awful UMKC really is.
I think the lines at the bar tomorrow afternoon will be extra long.
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Alabama coach Nick Saban has a nice fiefdom set up in Crimson Tide land, with another chance at the national championship in January and a recruiting edge for years to come. But that — plus the 15-17 record he had the last time he coached in the NFL, with the Dolphins — doesn’t mean he’s not willing to jump away from college football again. Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe...
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was clearly in a jovial mood after his Cardinals hammered the University of Missouri-Kansas City 99-47 on Saturday. His post game press conference was interrupted by a very loud ringing cell phone, and without missing a beat, Pitino answered, much to the delight of the room full of reporters. The woman on the...
Rick Pitino was interrupted by jingling cell phone during his press conference following the University of Louisville basketball team’s 99-47 win over Missouri-Kansas City.
Pitino took the call intended for Bob Domine, retired WAVE-TV sports director, from a friend, wanting to meet up at a local establishment.
And Nice Stover, the social media director for the UofL Athletic Department...
Louisville's often-stifling defense has had trouble living up to Rick Pitino's lofty standards at times this season. If it continues to look anything like it did in the Cardinals' latest game, the legendary coach shouldn't have many complaints.
Fifth-ranked Louisville shouldn't have much trouble using its frenetic pressure to great effect Saturday when it hosts...
Russ Smith scored a career-high 31 points and No. 5 Louisville cruised past Missouri-Kansas City 99-47 on Saturday.
Smith was 12 of 18 from the field and 3 of 5 from 3-point range in surpassing his previous high of 30 last year against Kentucky. He led Louisville (8-1) in scoring for the sixth time in nine games.
Luke Hancock added 15 points and six rebounds and Montrezl Harrell...
Fourteen minutes remaining in the second half, here comes Russ Smith again.
Sizing up the defender, cutting right, down the middle among the trees, throwing up the ball, a sure two points. But wait, he’s passing the basketball to Luke Hancock in the corner. Three points instead of two.
Russdiculous here, there, everywhere. On his way to 31 points, five assists, seven rebounds and...
Senior Stephan Van Treese has become a major player for the University of Louisville basketball team since the injury to Gorgui Dieng. Cardinal Authority takes a look at Van Treese and his new expanded role with the Cardinals.
Video Courtesy of Jody Demling
Louisville head coach Charlie Strong addressed the media at 8 AM this morning to announce that he has turned down the Tennessee job and will remain at the University of Louisville.
Before taking questions Charlie Stream read a 4+ minute prepared statement.
“This was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Strong said. What it all came down...
Charlie Strong is staying at Louisville.
The football coach said he turned down an offer from Tennessee and will stay with the Cardinals.
''It became clear to me that it was best to stay in Louisville,'' Strong said at a press conference at the stadium on Thursday morning. ''We haven't finished the job yet.''
The No. 22 Cardinals (10-2) won...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong read a four-plus minute statement about his future. Strong turned down an offer to coach at Tennessee and will remain at U of L.
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong faced the media on Thursday after turning down an offer from the University of Tennessee. Strong was emotional during a four-plus minute opening statement and then took questions for about 10 minutes from the assembled media. Cardinal Authority has the details.
After leading the University of Louisville football team to the Sugar Bowl, coach Charlie Strong and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater have been honored by the Big East Conference. Strong is co-Coach of the Year, while Bridgewater is Offensive Player of the Year. Six others made all-conference.
The University of Missouri at Kansas City Kangaroos.
Never knew they existed and overlooked them on the basketball schedule. However, the Kangaroos will provide the opposition for the University of Louisville at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Yum! Center.
Perusing the coaching roster for a possible connection, one turns up the name of Nate Johnson , an assistant coach. Ah, the Camden...