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Louisville basketball teetering with six games to go

Post from:   A couple of weeks ago it was possible to envision a magical ending for the University of Louisville basketball team this season. My, how the outlook has changed, making it easy to expect a near collapse with six games to go. The Cardinals were sailing with a 17-2 record, 6-1 in the conference, and on a four-game winning streak. Then came the baffling 16-point loss...
Via Louisville Card Game
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville-Notre Dame Preview

Rick Pitino muttered one word to describe his mood in the wake of the well-documented controversy surrounding Louisville's program. "Tired," the coach said with a weary voice at Friday's press conference. Following a saga that resulted in a self-imposed one-year postseason ban, the No. 13 Cardinals open a tough stretch on the court when they visit Notre Dame on Saturday. Louisville...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: Mathiang won't return this season after foot injury

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he won't bring back injured junior forward Mangok Mathiang now that the No. 13 Cardinals are out of postseason following a self-imposed ban. The 6-foot-10 Mathiang broke his left foot Dec. 19 against Western Kentucky and was expected to miss six to eight weeks after surgery. He had been working out and Pitino said Friday he...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Hopes To Be At Louisville For A Long Time

During his appearance on ESPN’s national syndicated radio program, Mike & Mike, earlier this week, Rick Pitino  had some interesting comments regarding his future at the University of Louisville. “My future is really irrelevant and unimportant,” Pitino said on Tuesday. “It’s the University of Louisville that I care about. I do the same thing every single year. I go
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville big man not expected to return this season

Louisville will likely go through the final seven games of a shortened season without junior center Mangok Mathiang.According to Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino does not expect Mathiang to return from a foot injury that has kept him out of action since mid-December.The decision to keep Mathiang for the remainder of the season is made easier...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino comments on his future with Louisville

Longtime Louisville coach Rick Pitino has done a fine job of guiding the basketball team to a strong season in spite of an alleged prostitution scandal that has rocked the program the past six months, so badly that Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban from both the ACC and NCAA tournaments. There has also been a great deal of speculation about how this scandal, of which Pitino...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Comments On His Future At Louisville Amid Scrutiny Facing Cardinals’ Program

After all that’s gone on with Louisville’s men’s basketball program over the last six months or so, the following question is fair to ask.  What’s Rick Pitino’s future with the Cardinals?  The 63-year-old coach tried to answer that question today.  Here’s what #Louisville coach Rick Pitino said today when asked about his future: pic.twitter.com/35II7AfShg — Eric...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mangok Mathiang May Not Return This Season

Louisville junior forward/center Mangok Mathiang was expected to be back in action by now, but it appears that plans for his return may have changed. Mathiang, a fourth-year junior, broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during the Cards win over WKU on Dec. 19. He had a screw inserted in the bone the next
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Tom Jurich may have allowed the speculation

Post from: Good for the University of Louisville that Tom Jurich has clarified that he’s not interested in an opening for a new athletic director at the University of Southern California. That’s the best news fans have had since the escort scandal surfaced at UofL. Apparently someone close to Jurich, or at least in his vicinity, was leaking information to numerous media outlets...
Via Louisville Card Game
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke releases video highlighting win over Louisville

Though the Louisville Cardinals may not be heading to any postseason tournaments this year, beating the 13th ranked team in the country is still a pretty big deal. Apparently, for the Duke Blue Devils, the victory is such a big deal that it warrants a video highlighting the feat. The team released a “Mini-Movie” to highlight the win, and get fans ready for the home stretch of...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino unhappy with Louisville’s postseason ban, thinks school should have been fined

When Louisville self-imposed a 2016 postseason ban as punishment for the basketball program’s recently uncovered sex scandal, everyone’s first thought was about the current Cardinals players. As usual, active athletes were being punished for the athletic department’s prior crimes. Apparently Rick Pitino agrees. In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis, the Louisville...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville releases preseason hype video

The Louisville Cardinals went 8-5 last season and defeated Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl, and the amount of returning talent, namely quarterbacks Kyle Bolin and Lamar Jackson as well as wide receiver Jamari Staples, should have fans excited for the upcoming 2016 season. Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino is clearly excited too, and the hype video he posted to Facebook yesterday...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino thinks Louisville should be fined $10 million for scandal

Rick Pitino believes the punishments against Louisville for their sex scandal are misdirected and should be targeted at the school rather than the current players. To that end, Pitino would prefer if Louisville were fined an eight-figure sum rather than be banned from postseason play. “My opinion is the school should be fined $10 million,” Pitino told SI’s Seth Davis. “They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Louisville basketball fans would make the punishment worse

Post from: Take down the banner at Patrick O’Shea’s. There’s much at stake than just this year’s post-season play. Some people need to step back from the brink. Specifically the segment of University of Louisville fans signing a petition calling for UofL to rescind the self-imposed probation, others seeking a court injunction to block the ban, and the ones requesting that...
Via Louisville Card Game
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Pitino awaits NCAA interview about sex scandal

Coach Rick Pitino says he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about allegations by an escort that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team's dormitory. University President James Ramsey Friday announced a self-imposed one-year postseason ban for the men's basketball team after the school's investigation into allegations revealed...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Duke Star Grayson Allen Appears To Intentionally Trip Louisville Player

When it comes to hated basketball players, the Duke Blue Devils traditionally lead the way in providing examples. The latest star player for Coach K that fans love to hate seems to be guard Grayson Allen. The sophomore guard gave detractors another reason to despise him on Monday during the team’s upset win over the Louisville Cardinals. While laying on the ground, Allen seemed...
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke guard Grayson Allen trips Louisville opponent (Video)

Duke Blue Devils sophomore guard Grayson Allen intentionally tripped an opposing Louisville Cardinals player during Monday night's ACC basketball matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium.It happened with 13:59 remaining in the second half as Louisville freshman forward Raymond Spalding grabbed a defensive rebound with Allen falling to the floor near the baseline. The cameras clearly show...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Louisville’s 72-65 Loss to Duke

In the second game since the announcement of a self-imposed post-season ban, the Louisville Cardinals were unable to keep the momentum going. The 72-65 to a mediocre Blue Devils team at Cameron Indoor Stadium was at times one-sided and at others incredibly contentious. The Cards showed tremendous fight in the face of a very hostile
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Unranked Duke uses big first half to beat No.13 Louisville

In the prime showdown of the college basketball world on Monday, the Duke Blue Devils topped No.13 Louisville 72-65. The Blue Devils, backed by home court advantage, used the heroics of forward Brandon Ingram to top the Cardinals. Ingram finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists after playing all 40 minutes. Duke jumped out to a big lead in the first half, and the momentum...
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Damion Lee Wore An “I Support My Cards” Warm-Up Shirt Tonight

Louisville fell on the road at Duke tonight, 72-65, in the program’s second game since it implemented a one-year post-season ban because of an alleged prostitution scandal. Since the punishment went into effect, Louisville fans have rallied around their team, particularly graduate transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis. Before tonight’s game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Lee wore a...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke's Allen appears to intentionally trip Louisville's Spaulding

Duke and Louisville are locked into a tight battle at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 but now trail late in the contest. During the second half, Duke’s Grayson Allen drove to the basket and was knocked down. While he was on the ground, he appeared to intentionally trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding, who had corralled the ball and was dribbling up...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino is Wrong About NCAA Justice

It comes up nearly every time a high-profile program runs seriously afoul of the NCAA’s Byzantine set of rules and regulations governing the multibillion-dollar college sports industrial complex. Scholarships get docked, postseason bans are implemented and complaints start ringing out about such a hamfisted system of justice. Not surprisingly, college hoops legend Rick Pitino became...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino is Wrong About NCAA Justice

It comes up nearly every time a high-profile program runs seriously afoul of the NCAA’s Byzantine set of rules and regulations governing the multibillion-dollar college sports industrial complex. Scholarships get docked, postseason bans are implemented and complaints start ringing out about such a hamfisted system of justice. Not surprisingly, college hoops legend Rick Pitino became...
Via The Student Section
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville women must wait for another day

Post from: Too good to be true, the University of Louisville women’s basketball team leading Notre Dame by nine points with six minutes to go in the third quarter. The Cardinals couldn’t hold on, however, blowing an opportunity to claim first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. What coulda, shoulda been thinking is for losers. They will have to wait another day. UofL could...
Via Louisville Card Game
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Louisville basketball bungled their self-imposed ban

Senior guards Damion Lee and Trey Lewis had never played in an NCAA tournament game their entire careers. Both took advantage of the fifth year graduate transfer rule after last year and committed to the University of Louisville looking for a chance to guide the Cardinals to an NCAA tournament berth and get to live their dreams of playing in March Madness. On Friday February 5...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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