LOUISVILLE CARDINALS NEWS

WATCH: Rick Pitino Breaks Down the Syracuse 2-3 Zone

Louisville topped Syracuse on February 13 in overtime and the two teams meet again Sunday. Rick Pitino goes into the Xs and Os of basketball to describe the four keys to success against Jim Boeheim's patented 2-3 zone.
Via ACC Digital Network
6 hours ago

Friday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Both the Jennings clan and Chris Hardwick are ready for a bounce-back win over Syracuse. Rick and Richard Pitino are about to become the first father/son combo to coach different teams in the NCAA Tournament in the same season. This would not be an ideal draw. The good news is that if we win our last three we're guaranteed to finish ahead of Notre Dame. Gary Barnidge appears to...
Via Card Chronicle
8 hours ago

Colin Holba | Louisville, Longsnapper

DraftSeason: How does one actually become a long snapper?Colin Holba: I started in 5th grade when we started punting. I had the strongest arm on the team so they asked if I could throw it upside down. DraftSeason: Which part of the upcoming NFL Combine are you most looking forward to?Colin Holba: Another chance to meet with all these teams. The Senior Bowl was a wild crazy experience...
Via DraftSeason
13 hours ago

Durr, Hines-Allen provide one-two punch for Louisville over Virginia

Mariya had scored 23 points in a heated 86-81 overtime win over the Cavaliers in early January. Seemed indispensable at the time. Not to worry, some other Cardinals brought their A games on Thursday. Namely Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen who led all scorers with 24 and 21 points, respectively. Louisville would put up its 24th win against only six losses before a crowd of 7,981...
Via Louisville Card Game
21 hours ago

Louisville’s Loss To UNC Proves The Cards Have Flaws, But So Does Every Other Contender

It was tough to see Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals not rise to the occasion in Chapel Hill on Wednesday night. A win would’ve put the Cards in the drivers seat to win their first ever ACC regular season title. A loss to North Carolina on their home court isn’t anything to be ashamed […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago

Roy Williams Shares Thoughts On Pitino, UNC Fan Incident

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams is speaking out on Wednesday night’s incident between Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and a Tar Heels fan. During halftime of last night’s game, Pitino got into a heated altercation with a UNC fan. Pitino was eventually restrained. Williams shared his thoughts on the incident and made it clear there is no place for that at the Dean E. Smith...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago

Video: Rick Pitino Reacts To Loss At North Carolina

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals suffered their fifth loss in ACC play lost night at the hands of North Carolina. The Cards never really seemed to find a rhythm, but were down three at half and tied it up at 40 early in the second half. Unfortunately, North Carolina made a big run after […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago

Rick Pitino Freaks Out At Fan, Is Held Back During Heated Shouting Match

It’s been a contentious week for high-profile coaches in the Bluegrass State. On Tuesday night, University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari heard it from Missouri fans in the form of “Cal, you suck” chants, flustering the coach and putting an end to his halftime interview on ESPN. One night later, University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino kicked it up a notch, as...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino had to be restrained during heated exchange with 'coward' at UNC

The crowd at Chapel Hill was pumped up for Wednesday’s much-anticipated ACC showdown between No. 8 North Carolina and No. 7 Louisville – but one fan apparently was a little too amped. As he walked to the locker room at halftime, Cardinals coach Rick Pitino got into a heated argument with Tar Heels fan – a dispute that led to the fan’s ejection and Pitino having to be restrained...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Rick Pitino calls heckling UNC fan ‘coward,’ says it was not a student

Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan as he was heading into the tunnel at halftime Wednesday night, and the Louisville coach blasted the fan after the game. He also noted that the fan was not a UNC student.While he did not reveal exactly what it was that the fan said to him, Pitino said he has less patience for heckling fans who are not students...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Pitino, UNC fan get into heated shouting match at halftime

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was irate over some heckling from a UNC fan during halftime of Wednesday’s game at the Dean E. Smith Center. It’s unclear what the fan said to him, as Pitino did not reveal the details, but he did say he was upset because it was an adult doing the heckling, rather than a student. So when the male said something he didn’t like, Pitino defended...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino had to be restrained from attacking “coward” North Carolina fan after taunt

Rick Pitino was leaving the court at halftime of Louisville’s 74-63 loss at North Carolina Wednesday night when a fan said something, well, not very nice. Pitino was not having it, understandably. Here’s video of the incident: Pitino was livid! He kept returning fire all the way up the tunnel! And you probably didn’t think the culprit was going to look like that guy, did you...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tight free throw shooting not a good look for Louisville

Long day for the University of Louisville basketball team. Sitting around in a hotel all day long, waiting for a 9 p.m. tipoff. Not exactly ideal. Four of 13 free throw attempts? Not a good look team needing to rid itself of some nagging imperfections near the end of February.  Missing the first six free throws setting a negative tone for the evening, spreading to other parts of...
Via Louisville Card Game
1 day ago

WATCH: Louisville vs. North Carolina Men's Basketball Highlight's (2016-17)

Louisville vs. North Carolina: In a battle of ACC titans the No.8 Tar Heels proved superior at home cruising to a victory over the No.7 Cardinals, 74-63. Justin Jackson was dominant for Carolina with 21 points, hitting several shots from beyond the arc. Donovan Mitchell led the Cards with 21 points.
Via ACC Digital Network
1 day ago

UNC: fan ejected after exchange with Louisville's Pitino

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina team spokesman says a fan was ejected after a verbal exchange with Louisville coach Rick Pitino during Wednesday night's home game. UNC's Matt Bowers said the fan was ejected shortly after the incident, which occurred as Pitino was leaving the court for halftime. Video posted on Twitter showed an animated Pitino shouting toward the seats...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rick Pitino Nearly Throws Hands With UNC Fan

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino let emotions get the best of him during halftime of Wednesday night’s game against North Carolina. While making his way back to the locker room, Pitino got into a shouting match with a Tar Heels fan and had to be restrained. Jonathan Jones of Sports Illustrated captured the incident on video. Here is another look from the ESPN cameras, along...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago

Rick Pitino restrained from going after North Carolina fan

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan while heading into the tunnel at halftime of his team’s game in Chapel Hill on Wednesday.Pitino’s Cardinals entered halftime trailing the Tar Heels 33-30 in a close ACC game. It’s unclear what the fan said to enrage him, but Pitino was clearly fired up and had to be held back by some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandan McKay takes care of business for Louisville in opener

Brandan McKay never gets excited, just an even keel type of guy, taking everything in stride, knowing baseball has lots of ups and downs from one day to the next.  No big deal with the bases loaded in the first inning. But not just another at bat this time. The Louisville slugger sending the first pitch high and deep over the centerfield fence, quickly getting UofL off to a 4-0...
Via Louisville Card Game
2 days ago

Al Greener brings repertoire to Louisville baseball

“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands….” the lyrics go, and there was a lot of hand clapping Wednesday at Jim Patterson Stadium as the University of Louisville baseball team crushed Eastern Kentucky 19-3. With that tune and many others orchestrating the game, organist Al Greener pulled out all the stops (pun intended) as one after another batter tried to subdue...
Via Louisville Card Game
2 days ago

Wednesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

We're already in here, Heels. Spread check: North Carolina by 8.5. I'm not sure what they know that we don't, but that seems ... steep. This is pretty unreal. North Carolina game notes are here, Louisville game notes are here. Jeff Greer talked with Seth Greenberg and Dick Vitale about tonight's game. The matchup to watch Adel, at 6-7, 200 pounds, has good size and skill to...
Via Card Chronicle
2 days ago

Louisville-North Carolina preview: Cards and Heels square off in monster ACC showdown

Go Cards. NO. 7 LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (22-5, 10-4) At No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels (23-5, 11-3) Game Time: 9:05 p.m. Location: Dean E. Smith Center: Chapel Hill, N.C. Television: ESPN Announcers: Dan Shulman (play-by-play), Jay Bilas (analyst) and Maria Taylor (reporter) Officials: Ron Groover, Pat Driscoll, John Gaffney Favorite: North Carolina by 7 All-Time Series: North...
Via Card Chronicle
2 days ago

Louisville is a 6-point underdog at North Carolina

North Carolina is currently listed as a 6-point betting favorite for tonight's showdown with Louisville. The Tar Heels opened yesterday as 5.5-point favorites. Assuming the spread holds, this will be the sixth time this season that U of L has gone into a game as an underdog. The Cards are 2-3 in those games, with wins over Wichita State and Kentucky, and losses to Notre Dame, Florida...
Via Card Chronicle
2 days ago

Tuesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

We may be more than 24 hours away from tip, but Henry's already got his game face on for North Carolina. North Carolina believes it has the plan for beating Louisville Wednesday night, and that plan is to fatigue the Cardinals. Joel Berry talked about it on Monday. Good luck with that. A really cool read here from SI in which anonymous coaches give honest scouting reports on...
Via Card Chronicle
3 days ago

Whoever Follows Denny Crum & Rick Pitino Has A Very Tall Task; Who Will It Be?

Whoever replaces Rick Pitino is going to have some tough shoes to fill. The University of Louisville basketball program has had a total of two head coaches in the last 46 years and both are in the Hall-of-Fame. As of right now it’s tough to know when Rick Pitino will decide to retire, but I […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago

Louisville will wear throwback uniforms against Syracuse Sunday

As part of the festivities to honor the 1972 and 1982 Final Four teams, Louisville will be sporting throwback uniforms on Sunday when the Cardinals play host to Syracuse. I wish we did this more than once a year. Like, maybe every game.
Via Card Chronicle
3 days ago
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