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Former Louisville Star Kyle Kuric To Play In NBA Summer League Months After Having Brain Tumor Removed

In November, former Louisville wing Kyle Kuric underwent emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. In December, he was discharged from the hospital. Just a few months later, he will play professional basketball again. According to basketball reporter David Pick, Kuric will play with the Phoenix Suns in the Summer League. Source: Kyle Kuric, overcame brain surgery to remove tumor...
Via College Spun
55 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Breaks Down The The Big Guys

On a very slow Louisville Cardinals news day, our very own Rick Pitino has come through for us. Coach Pitino published an udpated blog post at RickPitino.com breaking down the front-court. Best surprise — Jaylen Johnson. His downfall has always been his poor conditioning. He has worked hard on transforming his body. Results: More energy, […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pitino’s Latest Horse, “Louisville First,” Wins NY Stallion Stakes

It’s been well known over the years that basketball isn’t the only sport that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has experience in. Coach Pitino has owned plenty of race horses going all the way back to the nineties. In recent years Pitino has named a handful of his horses after his former players or after the […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four Former Cardinals Earn NBA Summer League Invitations

Now that the 2016 NBA Draft is over all 30 teams are putting together their rosters for the annual NBA summer leagues. Chinanu Onuaku was the only Louisville player to hear his name called in this year’s draft, but he’s not the only former Cardinal that will be participating in the NBA summer league. Damion […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Says Deng Adel Is The Best NBA Prospect For The Louisville Cardinals

Even though the 2016 NBA Draft hasn’t even happened yet, the College Hoops crew at ESPN is already looking ahead to the 2017 draft. The four letter network picked the best NBA prospect for next year’s draft from each of their top 25 teams. They’ve selected Deng Adel for the Louisville Cardinals.   13. Deng […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino responds to John Calipari’s seeming slight

Rick Pitino finally responded to what he felt was a slight from John Calipari aimed at him and his Louisville program. During a radio interview last week, Calipari said that most coaches should know about what’s going on with their players around campus. Many interpreted that as a commentary about Louisville, given that Pitino has said he had no idea of the sex scandal perpetuated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville president Ramsey offers to step down amid Cardinals mayhem

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin dropped two bombshells regarding the University of Louisville on Friday. Bevin announced that Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey has offered to step down from his position. On top of that, Bevin said he has fired all of the university’s board of trustees and will replace them with members he selects. The letter to Gov Bevin from #UofL Pres Jim...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville Basketball Summer Conditioning & Weight Room Workouts

We’re still four months away before practices will get started for the 2016-17 college basketball season, but that doesn’t mean the Louisville Cardinals aren’t working hard during the summer. UofL sports information director Kenny Klein shared this video earlier today via Twitter. As you can see, the guys are working really hard in the weight […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Deja vu for Zack Burdi and Louisville baseball

Post from: Probably the best University of Louisville baseball team since Dan McDonnell arrived in 2007. That’s saying a lot with three College World Series appearances behind him. Seven players batting over .300 in the starting lineup, four pitchers with nine wins or better, four with an earned run average of 2.54 or less. Three players drafted in the first round of the major...
Via Louisville Card Game
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville coaches pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali had an impact greater than inside of the boxing ring, so after the world lost him at the age of 74, everyone was celebrating his life and honoring his legacy. And while Ali is a worldwide star, he forever will have the greatest impact on his hometown of Louisville. Because of his deep ties to the Louisville community, anyone who steps foot in the city can instantly feel...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Statements from Louisville’s Pitino, Petrino on passing of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali may have been a man of the world, but The Champ always meant the most to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. So after his passing at the age of 74 early Saturday morning, it’s no surprise that the Louisville community is taking every opportunity to honor the legend.  Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino and head football coach Bobby Petrino were no different...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville baseball returns to friendly confines of Jim Patterson

Post from: Drew Harrington is human, unfortunately, giving up six hits and seven runs in one inning. Yes, that Drew Harrington, the Atlantic Coast Conference pitcher of the year. Coach Dan McDonnell leaving him on the mound, trusting Harrington to regain control, finally conceding after Virginia had batted around and scored seven runs … with no end in sight. A pitcher’s worst...
Via Louisville Card Game
29 days ago  |  Discuss

3-Star LB Tadarrius Patterson commits to Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals have picked up a defensive force, as three-star linebacker Tadarrius Patterson announced on Wednesday he will be joining the program as a member of the Class of 2017. Patterson made the announcement on his Twitter account. Feels good to be a card!!! — TD Patterson (@tadarrius_7) May 25, 2016 Patterson, a standout at George Washington Carver High School...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Pitino expects Chinanu Onuaku to remain in NBA Draft

Wednesday is the final day for players who have not hired agents to pull out of the NBA Draft and return to college. A few big names are still deciding, including Louisville big man Chinanu Onuaku. Head coach Rick Pitino does not seem confident that he’ll have the center back for next season. Rick Pitino said he expects Chinanu Onuaku to stay in the NBA draft. Nothing official...
Via College Spun
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville baseball tops Atlantic Division back to back

Post from: No. 1 in the Atlantic Division. Again. The University of Louisville baseball team finishes the regular season on top after defeating Wake Forest 3-1 Thursday while Florida State was losing 4-2 at home to Miami. Devon Hairston providing the hitting, knocking the first pitch to him over the left field wall in the second inning. He would finish the day with two hits, score...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 1 fan of the University of Louisville? Look around

Post from: Who is the No. 1 fan of the University of Louisville? Far be from me to presume who should be given that distinction. There would be so many extraordinary candidates, each of them fiercely loyal to UofL athletics. It could even be a group of fans, possibly the Red Rage Tailgate team, headed by James Durst, Josh Stinson and Dave Magee, with their converted bus serving...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville baseball reclaims lead in Atlantic Division

Post from: Nick Solak would hit his third home run over the left field fence in the first inning but it wasn’t setting the tone for the University of Louisville baseball team against North Carolina State on Friday. Runs would be hard to come by for the Cardinals but next to impossible for the visiting Wolf Pack against UofL lefthander Brendan McKay. The Cardinals would claim...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Bengals sign kicker who never attempted a FG in college

Jon Brown has certainly taken a few detours on his way to trying to catch a spot on an NFL roster and is one of the more unique stories amongst players trying to make a roster this spring. He played wide receiver in high school but he stuck to his first love, soccer, at Kentucky before eventually transferring to Louisville. It was there he started to receive advice to maybe try...
Via The Comeback
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville reveals more self-imposed sanctions

Louisville just released a statement detailing more self-imposed sanctions in the wake of the sex scandal that led to the men's basketball team banning itself from postseason play this season. The Cardinals will lose one official visit each of the next two seasons and be docked a scholarship in 2017-18 and 2018-19. There will also be limitations to how long UL coaches can be on...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino defends Louisville as March Madness continues without Cardinals

Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino are accustomed to preparing for NCAA tournament games this time of year, but this year Pitino is busy defending his program in the public eye while it sits home watching from afar while serving a self-imposed one-year postseason ban as the NCAA continues to investigate the program. Appearing in an interview on ESPN’s Mike & Mike morning...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Former recruits told NCAA about Louisville parties

Louisville’s recruiting scandal took another sharp turn Sunday morning when ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported that three former recruits confirmed Katina Powell’s claims to NCAA investigators back in October and November. Three former Louisville basketball recruits told NCAA investigators they attended stripper parties & had sex at them https://t.co/JKJSz5tT85 — John...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino considering whether he wants to return to Louisville

It’s clear that the Louisville sex scandal has taken a considerable toll on Rick Pitino. The Louisville head coach is so worn down that he apparently plans to consider whether he wants to return next season. Pitino told Yahoo! Sports’s Pat Forde that he anticipates returning, but will consider whether or not the University of Louisville is better off without him. “The probability...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt fans taunt Rick Pitino with fake dollar bills

The men's basketball program at Louisville has been under the microscope in recent months after allegations a member of the staff was accused of hiring escorts to dance for and have sex with players emerged. Not surprisingly, fans in opposing arenas have let the Cardinals hear it in regards to the allegations, and Wednesday was no different. Louisville was in Pittsburgh for a meeting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong involved in Louisville booster’s divorce case

University of Louisville trustee member Jonathan Blue is going through a divorce, and the former head coach of the Cardinals football team has found himself involved with the proceedings. WDRB reports that Blue’s attorney, Ann Oldfather, has asked a judge to compel Charlie Strong to testify in Blue’s divorce case with wife Tracy Blue. Blue’s lawyer has labeled Strong a ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 21, 2016  |  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
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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