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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blakeney turns from Louisville, looks to NIKE schools

Antonio Blakeney Ten days ago Antonio Blakeney, one of the top guards in the 2015 recruiting class, tweeted that he was going to play college basketball at the University of Louisville. Proclaiming to the world that all his hard work had paid off with an offer to great school, telling Coach Rick Pitino he was on his way. “I knew I wanted to commit to Louisville two or three months...
Via Louisville Card Game
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Blakeney Has Decommitted From Louisville

Photo: JD Coffey The Louisville Cardinal fan base hasn’t had much to cheer about within the past 48 hours. Just two days after the first football loss of the season, we’ve learned some unfortunate news regarding the basketball program. ESPN national recruiting analyst Reggie Rankin was the first to report that five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney has informed the Louisville...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pitino Visits With Top 2016 Prospect On First Day Of Fall Recruiting Period

Photo | Nike With commitments from Deng Adel, Raymond Spalding, Donovan Mitchell and Antonio Blakeney, Rick Pitino now has the top ranked 2015 recruiting class in the country. The program has never been better from a recruiting standpoint, but that doesn’t mean coach Pitino will slow down anytime soon. Pitino spent the first day of the fall recruiting period checking in with one...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino & Tom Crean Will Co-Chair The Indiana Derby Next Month

Photo: Getty Images Prior to their December meeting at Madison Square Garden for the Jimmy V Classic, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and Indiana head coach Tom Crean will meet at the Indiana Downs in October. Last week the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino announced that Pitino & Crean were named co-chairmen of the Indiana Derby. Both coaches will make an appearance at the race...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Now Has The No. 1 Ranked Recruiting Class In The Country

Jaime Green | The Wichita Eagle With Antonio Blakeney’s commitment on Thursday night, Rick Pitino now has the most talented recruiting class that he’s ever had during his tenure at Louisville. Prior to Blakeney’s pledge, Louisville had the No.2 ranked class in the country, per Scout.com. Scout hasn’t released their updated rankings since Blakeney committed, but national...
Via The Cardinal Connect
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s 2015 recruiting haul gets even better as five-star guard commits

Having already received verbal commitments from guard Donovan Mitchell and forwards Deng Adel and Raymond Spalding, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has one of the best recruiting hauls in the Class of 2015. On Thursday night the Cardinals’ class got even better, as five-star guard Antonio Blakeney announced via Twitter that he has committed to the ACC school. Rivals currently...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blakeney puts Louisville basketball’s recruiting class over the top

Rick Pitino is having a great year on the recruiting trail, winning one battle after another. His latest prize is Antonio Blakeney, a five-star 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Blakeney may be the crown jewel in a 2015 recruiting class that is currently considered the best in the country, joining three four-star performers in point guard Donovan Mitchell...
Via Louisville Card Game
12 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
23 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

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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