LOUISVILLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kenny Johnson ‘jumps at opportunity’ with Pitino at Louisville

Kenny Johnson becomes Rick Pitino’s point man in recruiting. Kenny Johnson has a couple of days to sign some papers, look at residential offerings, and begin to become familiar with current University of Louisville players. Then he hits the road this weekend for three days of recruiting. There’s a non-contact period after April 27 until July 9 so it was important for him to...
Via Louisville Card Game
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Press Conference Recap: Kenny Johnson Introduced As Louisville Assistant Coach

Photo | @JeffGreer_CJ On Wednesday afternoon Rick Pitino met with the local media to officially introduce Kenny Johnson as his newest assistant coach. Both Pitino and Johnson spoke at the presser. Below is a recap. Pitino: ACC Schedule It’s really back in the Big East, southern style. From 2005 we spent some incredible years in the Big East. We’re back at it where you’re going...
Via The Cardinal Connect
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Louisville Forward Chane Behanan Will Declare For NBA Draft

We expected a number of players who played college basketball in the state of Kentucky to declare for the NBA Draft this week. But former Louisville forward Chane Behanan was not one of them. According to Adam Zagoria of SNY, Behanan, who was kicked out of the Cardinals program for a “violation of team rules”, has hired an agent and will be trying to take his game to the professional...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater & Calvin Pryor Have Accepted Invitations To Attend The 2014 NFL Draft

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect It’s been well noted that there will be some serious Louisville Cardinal representation in this year’s NFL Draft. On Tuesday we learned that two former Cardinals have accepted invitations to attend the draft on May, 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Former quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and safety Calvin Pryor will experience their...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Getting To Know Rick Pitino’s Newest Assistant Coach: Kenny Johnson

Chris Howell | Herald-Times The news broke on Monday evening that Kenny Johnson would be leaving Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana to join Rick Pitino at Louisville. Johnson had been rumored as one of the top candidates for the job for the past week. Pitino mentioned at this final press conference of the 2013-14 season that he hoped to replace Kevin Keatts with a veteran and experienced...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Whole new era beckons Louisville in ACC basketball

No, you’re not dreaming. All those years of wishing and hoping became a reality in 2012 when the Atlantic Coast Conference extended an invitation to the University of Louisville for full membership. Yes, you are in the ACC now, even though not officially until July 1. It’s a freight train, folks, nothing can stop us now. The first concrete evidence arrived in January with the...
Via Louisville Card Game
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Graphic: ACC Releases Men’s Basketball Schedule For Next 2 Seasons

The 2013-2014 college basketball season has only been in the books for under a month, but we’re already seeing some conferences release future schedules. Tuesday morning, the ACC released a two-year schedule for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, the first seasons that include the Louisville Cardinals. The conference also released an incredibly helpful infographic that shows defined “rivals”...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting ace Kenny Johnson reportedly on way to Louisville

According to every sports-related Internet site from Louisville to Indianapolis and other major basketball capitals, Kenny Johnson is on the verge of becoming an assistant coach on Coach Rick Pitino’s staff at the University of Louisville, replacing Kevin Keatts, now at North Carolina Wilmington. The recruiting groupies are beside themselves, expecting his arrival to portend great...
Via Louisville Card Game
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andre McGee May Be Leaving Louisville For A Better Opportunity

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Rick Pitino already has one opening on his staff with top assistant Kevin Keatts being hired as the head coach at UNC-Wilmington. It appears that Keatts may not be the only staff member from last year’s team departing for another opportunity. Sources tell TheCardinalConnect.com that director of basketball operations Andre McGee could be leaving the program...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Ware Discusses His Departure From The Louisville Program

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect At this time last year former Louisville guard Kevin Ware was one of the most famous athletes on the planet. As crazy as it sounds, it’s the truth. Ware’s gruesome injury was the biggest storyline for Louisville’s 2013 National Championship run. A year later, Ware is now fully healthy, but he’s now a member of a different team. The Atlanta...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas Extends Partnership With Louisville Cardinals

University of Louisville Athletics and Adidas have extended their partnership for five years through 2018-19, positioning the Cardinals among the top five nationally in footwear and apparel rights among all brands. A partner with Adidas since 1998, the new agreement supplants the final year of the current deal which was to run through 2015. The new deal includes four years through...
Via Mo Better Shoes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Montrezl Harrell likes red, will stay at Louisville

Forgive University of Louisville basketball fans if they seem to be more than a little giddy today. Montrezl Harrell isn’t going anywhere, at least not for another year. The player UofL could least afford to lose, the one who took giant steps during his freshman year, the one who could be a dominant force in college basketball next season. The one who set the all-time season record...
Via Louisville Card Game
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Surprise: Louisville Sophomore Montrezl Harrell to Return to School

Been on my mind heavy but I love the feeling of being a Louisville cardinal an I will be wearing this for the next yr pic.twitter.com/xuOGr4nsc3 — Montrezl Harrell (@MONSTATREZZ) April 14, 2014 Louisville sophomore PF Montrezl Harrell is returning to school for his junior year. The man they call Monstatrezz, rightfully so, is a flat out beast; he averaged 14 PPG and 8.4 RPG this...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Montrezl Harrell says he'll be back

Perhaps no player in college basketball improved as much from his freshman season to his sophomore campaign as Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell. Harrell, who was largely a role player on UL’s 2013 title team, boosted his scoring average to 14 points per game and his rebounding average to over eight rebounds per contest this past season, becoming one of the biggest mismatches in...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Blackshear new gym rat, new team captain

Rick Pitino is determined to bring out the best in Wayne Blackshear, declaring that the sole returning senior will be the captain of the 2014-15 University of Louisville basketball team. That’s Pitino doing his motivational thing again, taking extraordinary measures to get into a young man’s head, adding the burden of leadership to a role player, calculating that Blackshear will...
Via Louisville Card Game
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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