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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rick Pitino on UK: “I’m impressed how humble they are”

LOUISVILLE — My scouting mission took me to the Yum Center on Tuesday night to write about Louisville and the fourth-ranked Cards’ 80-55 win over Reggie Theus and Cal State-Northridge in advance of Saturday’s showdown with top-ranked Kentucky. They’re just … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
21 hours ago

Top Point Guard Prospect Schedules Visit To Louisville

Photo: Kelly Kline | adidas When Antonio Blakeney de-committed from Louisville they turned their attention to four star point guard Perry Dozier. Unfortunately, Dozier decided to stay close to home and signed with Frank Martin and South Carolina. On national signing day Rick Pitino said that his staff would continue to evaluate prospects from the 2015 class or possibly add a graduate...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Siva jokes that Rick Pitino is in the mob

Peyton Siva is one of the most decorated guards in Louisville history. Under the tutelage of Rick Pitino, Siva helped guide the Cardinals to the 2013 NCAA Championship. Siva is currently playing in the NBA Developmental League, and during today’s Cardinals game, he tweeted out an interesting theory. The former Louisville guard thinks that Pitino may be in the mob. Sorry WKU...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: They will pay a price

Coach Rick Pitino is not happy. Practice sessions are going to be even more grueling for members of the University of Louisville basketball team following a sluggish 68-57 over North Carolina Wilmington. Too much freelancing, players looking for shots instead of open teammates, not respecting the opponent until an 11-point lead is whittled down to two points with less than seven...
Via Louisville Card Game
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State vs. Louisville: A game of differing styles

The identity of Rick Pitino teams holds true for this new Louisville squad: The Cardinals once again possess athletic defenders who close off passing lanes and revel in a high-energy, helter-skelter style of basketball. The victim Tuesday night was Ohio State, a team which — unlike Louisville — thrived in settled halfcourt situations. The Cardinals’ relentless defense —...
Via The Student Section
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Thinks Tonight’s Game vs. Ohio State Should Produce Best Atmosphere In History Of Louisville’s Arena, Downplays Kentucky Atsmophere

Louisville basketball’s home arena, the KFC Yum! Center, is currently in its fifth season of operation. It’s played host to quite a few memorable contests in that short time, including a couple Louisville-Kentucky games.  Rick Pitino thinks tonight’s game against Ohio State could produce the best atmosphere in the history of the Cardinals’ home confines.  Rick Pitino thinks...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Says D’Angelo Russell Made The Right Decision With Ohio State

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports The city of Louisville has produced quite a few talented basketball prospects over the last five years. Rick Pitino and the UofL program have been fortunate enough in recent years to land a couple of the city’s top recruits in Quentin Snider and Raymond Spalding. But every once in a while you’ll see a local star decide to leave home and attend college...
Via The Cardinal Connect
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino 'played four white guys and an Egyptian' in blowout

One of the most lopsided games of the young 2014-15 men’s college basketball season took place in Louisville Monday night, as the Cardinals throttled Savannah State, 87-26. Rick Pitino’s squad, ranked No. 6 in the country, held the Tigers to seven first-half points.  Following the contest, Pitino was asked if there were times during the contest when he felt bad for his opponent...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino: I'll get another tattoo if Louisville wins another title

Rick Pitino has made another bold proclamation as the Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team embarks on another season, one he has made previously but it won’t take the “sting” out of making good on the promise should a certain eventuality occur. Mid-way through the 2012-2013 season, Pitino promised his basketball players that if the team...Read More The post Rick Pitino...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino calls releasing pre-March rankings 'a football thing'

Count Louisville coach Rick Pitino among those opposed to college basketball following in the footsteps of college football.  Nicole Auerbach of USA Today released a story Wednesday, revealing that the NCAA Tournament selection committee is thinking about releasing pre-March rankings in similar fashion to that of the College Football Playoff selection committee releasing its...
Via College Spun
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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