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Louisville Cardinals at Florida State Seminoles game preview

As Louisville approaches the end of a challenging month, coach Rick Pitino simply wants his team to focus on basketball while moving on from one of the more disturbing incidents in the program's history. Still dealing with the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of guard Chris Jones, the No. 17 Cardinals look for a third straight victory Saturday at Florida State. After opening...
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Louisville-Florida St. Preview

As Louisville approaches the end of a challenging month, coach Rick Pitino simply wants his team to focus on basketball while moving on from one of the more disturbing incidents in the program's history. Still dealing with the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of guard Chris Jones, the No. 17 Cardinals look for a third straight victory Saturday at Florida State. After opening...
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Louisville Cardinals at Florida State Seminoles game preview

As Louisville approaches the end of a challenging month, coach Rick Pitino simply wants his team to focus on basketball while moving on from one of the more disturbing incidents in the program's history. Still dealing with the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of guard Chris Jones, the No. 17 Cardinals look for a third straight victory Saturday at Florida State. After opening...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Florida State: What 2 Watch 4

Photo: Andy Lyons – GettyIt’s hard to remove the outside-the-lines feel to just about any conversation about Louisville basketball lately, but we’re going to try with this one. The Cardinals visit Florida State today to close out February. On the line is a double bye in the ACC tournament, with North Carolina just 1 game back of Louisville in the conference standings. With...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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No. 8 Louisville cruises past Boston College 77-60

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Mariya Moore scored 18 points and No. 8 Louisville beat Boston College 77-60 on Thursday night in the Cardinals' regular-season home finale. Louisville's winningest class in school history was honored on senior night. Shawnta' Dyer, Sara Hammond, Jude Schimmel, Bria Smith and Sheronne Vails have 109 victories and all five started. Dyer scored 13 points and Smith...
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Video: Rick Pitino Saddened By Chris Jones Situation

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino met with the media on Thursday afternoon to discuss the arrest of his former point guard Chris Jones. Pitino didn’t speak about the specifics of the case, but did provide a timeline for Jones’ recent troubles. As expected, he said he is very saddened by the entire situation. Video courtesy of WDRB.com WDRB 41 Louisville News
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Louisville Coach Rick Pitino Held A Press Conference Regarding Dismissed G Chris Jones, Says He Hasn’t Slept In 48 Hours

Rick Pitino held a press conference this evening, discussing the dismissal of former Louisville senior guard Chris Jones, who is being charged with counts of rape and sodomy.  During his brief session with the media, the 62-year-old coach touched on a number of topics, but mostly just expressed his extreme disappointment with the situation.  Here’s everything Pitino said tonight...
Via College Spun
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Rick Pitino Checks In On Another Junior College Guard

Photo: VINU.eduRick Pitino and his staff are exploring plenty of options for next year’s roster. Just two weeks ago Louisville landed a commitment from Florida sharp shorter Ryan McMahan. Since that commitment, the staff has watched junior college guard Teyvon Martin twice. As of Wednesday night, it appears that there is another junior college prospect that Pitino and his staff...
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UofL Releases Statement Regarding Chris Jones

Photo: Joe Robbins – Getty ImagesThe University of Louisville has released a statement regarding the recent dismissal of former guard Chris Jones. The statement provides a timeline to when Jones was previously suspended and then later dismissed. On Feb. 17 while at a team dinner, Coach Rick Pitino was informed of a text message sent by Chris Jones to another individual. Chris...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Tonight’s Rick Pitino Radio Show Has Been Cancelled In The Wake Of The Chris Jones News

Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino has a somewhat weekly radio show that airs on 84WHAS Radio and other stations of the U of L Radio Network Affiliates. The 14th edition of this season’s The Rick Pitino Show was scheduled to occur this evening.  Pitino will not be appearing on the air tonight, though, as his show has been cancelled, presumably due to the Chris...
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Louisville's Chris Jones Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges

Chris Jones has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sodomy, days after being dismissed from the team. Jones was released on home incarceration in lieu of a $25,000 bond. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday morning that Jones had been charged with raping one woman and sodomizing another. The alleged sexual assaults took place Saturday night, according to the report...
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Ex-Louisville guard Jones pleads not guilty to rape, sodomy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Former Louisville guard Chris Jones has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sodomy, days after being dismissed from the team. The 23-year-old Jones appeared Thursday in Jefferson District Court before Judge Sheila Collins. The Memphis native was dismissed from the team Sunday, days after he was reinstated following a one-game suspension Feb. 17 for violating...
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Report: Louisville guard Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsFormer Louisville Cardinals guard Chris Jones has been charged with raping one woman and sodomizing another, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday morning. According to the report, a warrant has been issued for the arrest, which says one of the women was hospitalized Sunday and able to identify Jones as her assailant.  One of the...
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Report: Ex-Louisville G Jones faces arrest warrant on rape charge

An arrest warrant was issued for former Louisville guard Chris Jones on charges of raping one woman and sodomizing another, The Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday morning. The warrant, obtained by University of Louisville police, comes just four days after Jones was dismissed by Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino without further explanation. It was signed Wednesday by Jefferson...
Via Fox Sports
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Assorted Basketball Items, 2/26

Not quite VT. Almost, but not quite. The Louisville Chris Jones was suspended, reinstated and then booted off the Cardinals Sunday. Rick Pitino said he would have nothing more to say on the matter. I’m guessing he won’t be able to play that card very well in light of the news. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former University of Louisville basketball player Chris...
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Louisville Currently Has A Double-Bye In The ACC Tourney; Keeping It While Be Tough

Photo: Streeter Lecka – GettyThe month of February hasn’t been great for the Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. In the past 25 days, Louisville has lost three games and also one of their best players. Fortunately, with North Carolina’s loss to NC State last night, Louisville is now alone in fourth place. This means as of right now, Louisville would get the last double...
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An Uncomfortable Conversation: The Mess At Louisville Involving Rick Pitino and Chris Jones

The reason for the dismissal of Chris Jones from the Louisville basketball program is now public, and it isn’t very pretty. According to multiple reports, Jones — who had some issues in the past — texted threats to a woman because she messed up his room. Because of this incident, Jones was dismissed from the program and his former coach, Rick Pitino, told the press that it...
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An Uncomfortable Conversation: The Mess At Louisville Involving Rick Pitino and Chris Jones

The reason for the dismissal of Chris Jones from the Louisville basketball program is now public, and it isn’t very pretty. According to multiple reports, Jones — who had some issues in the past — texted threats to a woman because she messed up his room. Because of this incident, Jones was dismissed from the program and his former coach, Rick Pitino, told the press that it...
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Recent Turmoil, Rick Pitino Is Still Optimistic About The Season

Photo: Rich Barnes – Getty ImagesGetting out of Atlanta with a win on Monday night was all that really mattered for the Louisville basketball program. Fortunately, they did just that, albeit in ugly fashion. It was great to see the team show some resilience and comeback. After playing terrible for the first 30-minutes, it would have been easy to just roll over and call it a night...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jones hovers, but Louisville survives Georgia Tech

Post from: Much more than the usual game challenges to deal with on a Monday following an emotional weekend for the University of Louisville basketball team. The ghost of a former teammate, who may well have been the true leader, clearly haunting them during the early going. Whether or not he was less than a popular player, Chris Jones was respected by his teammates as a take...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville 52 – Georgia Tech 51: Cards Escape With Resilient Win

Photo: John Bazemore – APDespite playing some of their worst basketball of the season for the majority of the night, somehow, someway, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals left Hank McCamish Pavilion with a win. Louisville’s offense has been shaky at best all season, but their defense has been very solid for the most part. Unfortunately, both were very poor for the first...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Terry Rozier Went Coast-To-Coast To Lift Louisville Over Georgia Tech

No. 17 Louisville rallied from a 13-point second half deficit to defeat Georgia Tech 52-51 Monday night. Guard Terry Rozier won the game for the Cards, racing coast-to-coast and finishing an easy deuce with 22 seconds remaining to put UL ahead for good.  Georgia Tech tied the score at 48 on an acrobatic lay-up by Marcus Georges-Hunt with 25 seconds remaining. Louisville head coach...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Campus police: Ex-Louisville guard Jones threatened to 'smack' woman

A University of Louisville police report states former Cardinals guard Chris Jones sent a woman a text last Tuesday threatening to "smack" her, hours later he was suspended from the team. Jones, 23, was reinstated earlier this week following the one-game suspension, and then dismissed from the team Sunday. Coach Rick Pitino said Jones was initially suspended for violating team rules...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville campus police: Jones threatened to 'smack' woman

A University of Louisville police report states former Cardinals guard Chris Jones sent a woman a text last Tuesday threatening to ''smack'' her, hours later he was suspended from the team. Jones, 23, was reinstated earlier this week following the one-game suspension, and then dismissed from the team Sunday. Coach Rick Pitino said Jones was initially suspended for violating team...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Louisville Player Chris Jones Threatened To “Smack TF Out Of” His Girlfriend Via Text Message

Twitter/Jones Former Louisville guard Chris Jones was dismissed from the Cardinals’ basketball program Sunday, just one day after returning from suspension to lead his team to a victory over Miami (FL). While the school has yet to comment on the grounds for his dismissal, Louisville local news source WDRB has obtained a police report regarding a text message Jones allegedly sent...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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