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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Because an Orange-Out is so passe

Gone are they days when a school could simply request that all of the fans in attendance where the same color shirts in an attempt to (Color)-Out the other team. We’ve seen White-outs in Louisville, which gives Rick Pitino an excuse to wear his Colonel Sanders costume, we’ve seen Orange-outs in the Dome, and we’ve seen black-outs at virtually every frat party we’ve been to...
Via SCACC Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scout.com Ranks Rick Pitino’s 2015 Recruiting Class Second Best Nationally

Photo: 247 Sports Earlier this month 247Sports.com released their updated 2015 college basketball recruiting class rankings and tabbed Pitino’s three-man class as the second best in the country. On Tuesday afternoon the folks at Scout.com did exactly the same. The Scout’s individual player rankings have Louisville with two five star prospects in Deng Adel and Donovan Mitchell...
Via The Cardinal Connect
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville Commit Donovan Mitchell Throws Down Monster Alley-Oop At Under Armour Event

Louisville fans have to be excited for 2015 shooting guard commit Donovan Mitchell, yet another star guard who should stand out for Rick Pitino. Mitchell showed off his freakish athleticism at an Under Armour event with this ridiculous alley-oop finish, from a pass by fellow blue-chip prospect Derrick Jones. Mitchell will join forwards Deng Adel and Raymond Spalding in Louisville’s...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Blakeney Will Take An Official Visit To Louisville Next Weekend

Photo | Kelly Kline When Rick Pitino landed a commitment from five star guard Donovan Mitchell earlier this month, the name Antonio Blakeney stopped being mentioned quite as much as it had been throughout the entire summer. Blakeney has been one of Pitino’s top targets in the 2015 class for well over a year. However, with the addition of Mitchell, I don’t think anyone would have...
Via The Cardinal Connect
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan Mitchell: The Road To Louisville

No one had a better month of July than Rick Pitino’s latest commitment, Donovan Mitchell. Prior to the summer circuit, Mitchell was thought to be a borderline top 100 prospect and wasn’t being courted by very many of the nation’s top programs. Pitino and assistant coach Kenny Johnson watched Mitchell in action at the Breakout Classic in Philadelphia during the first open contact...
Via The Cardinal Connect
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino’s 2015 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 2 In The Country

Photo: 247 Sports Rick Pitino and his staff are currently assembling what could be the best recruiting class in the Pitino tenure. I realize you’ve probably heard that multiple times over the past week and it’s absolutely true. The staff is still working, but even if they finished with the three current commitments (Deng Adel, Raymond Spalding & Donovan Mitchell), they...
Via The Cardinal Connect
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino excited for second year on Minnesota campus

MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino is no longer the new guy on the Minnesota campus. He's built a rapport with his players. He knows the ins and outs of the Gophers' facilities. And he recognized all the familiar faces of reporters there to interview him Tuesday at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. With his first year as the Gophers coach under his belt, Pitino is excited...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville's Rick Pitino: I can go for a long time

Rick Pitino's game plan doesn't include retirement any time soon. The 61-year-old Louisville men's basketball coach said Wednesday he "can go for a long time" thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes. Pitino said during a news conference discussing a roster that's preparing to enter the tough Atlantic Coast Conference that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitino on Chris Jones: As good a guard as I've coached

Rick Pitino has coached some pretty good guards during his nearly 40-year career in college basketball.  Recently at Louisville, there was Russ Smith, the two-time All-American, and Peyton Siva, the point guard who led the Cardinals to a national championship in 2013. He had a host of talented players at Kentucky, too, the school with which he won it all in 1998.  A player currently...
Via College Spun
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino informs world about the existence of blunts

Rick Pitino has traveled the globe coaching basketball, but his experience in the world of marijuana seems lacking. During an itterview with Wave-3 in Louisville, Pitino gave his two cents on Marijuana use and the things used to smoke them now. On marijuana: "Now they're smoking things as big as cigars. I think they're called blunts" – Rick Pitino #L1C4 #wave3sports...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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