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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 AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pitt Blather
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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...
Via College Spun
3 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...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jones Will Seek Treatment For Anger Management

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal ConnectThe official details surrounding Chris Jones’ dismissal from the Louisville basketball team have yet to surface and likely never will. There has already been plenty of rumors and speculation going around, but we may never know the 100% truth of what happened. UofL made it very clear that they wouldn’t be commenting on the situation. Rick...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jones and the Problem with “Louisville First”

Photo: Charlie Neibergall – Associated PressI’ve always loved “Louisville First, Cardinals Forever.” Say what you will about its hokey abbreviation, but it has always represented the types of teams I have enjoyed supporting. A group where no one is above the team, where the name in the front is valued above the one on the back, and all of the many lofty ideals Rick Pitino...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 12 Louisville dismisses team's assists leader Chris Jones

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville has dismissed senior point guard Chris Jones, bringing an end to a tumultuous week in which he was suspended a game before being reinstated and helping rally the No. 12 Cardinals past Miami on Saturday. No reason was given for Jones' dismissal in a brief release from the school Sunday that added there would be no comment. He was suspended Tuesday for...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jones gone, pursuing other options

Post from: The last time I saw Kenny Klein, the University of Louisville sports information director, he was rushing past me Saturday after the Miami game, actually running from the locker room, looking for someone at the KFC Yum! Center. I had never seen him in a hurry. Must have been urgent. Chris Jones outta here. A few minutes ago, here comes an email from Klein saying, ...
Via Louisville Card Game
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jones dismissed by Louisville Cardinals

The Louisville Cardinals have made a stunning, yet not very surprising move by dismissing senior guard Chris Jones. Chris Jones has been dismissed from the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. There will be no comment on the matter. — Kenny Klein (@KKcards) February 22, 2015 Jones had been reinstated to the team last week […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Announces Senior G Chris Jones Has Been Dismissed From Team

Louisville senior guard Chris Jones has been dismissed from the Cardinals’ program, the school announced this afternoon.  Jones, the team’s third-leading scorer at 13.7 points a game, was suspended by Rick Pitino for the Syracuse game on Feb. 18. Following the contest, the Louisville coach reinstated the senior guard onto the team. “”Chris Jones is a great kid,” Pitino...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre McGee would have been happy with Louisville’s defense

Post from: The Hall of Fame basketball coach says play good defense and the offense will come. Never did Rick Pitino’s words ring more true than they did in still another offensive struggle for his University of Louisvile basketball team on Saturday. The shots were banging off the rim again, and Miami was methodically increasing its lead to 29-19 at the half. Louisville was not...
Via Louisville Card Game
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Louisville's Montrezl Harrell Launches Ball Into Miami C Tonye Jekiri's Face

Sometimes during the thrill of a competition players have been known to do things that they probably didn't mean to do. If they are lucky what they do will not hurt the team, themselves or anyone else. However, when you have a brain fart during a game something is bound to happen like it did during Saturday's Louisville-Miami game when Montrezl Harrell had a bit of a brain fart...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell Earns Technical Foul By Chucking Ball Off Opponent’s Face

The Louisville Cardinals and Miami Hurricanes are squaring off an ACC basketball showdown this Saturday afternoon and things are getting a bit chippy out there on the court. Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell earned a well-deserved technical foul after throwing the ball straight off the face of Miami’s Tonye Jekiri on a rebound late in the first Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Says Louisville G Chris Jones Is “A Great Kid,” Cost His Team A Victory vs. Syracuse

Rick Pitino’s tone when speaking about Louisville senior guard Chris Jones has changed quite drastically over the past couple of days.  On Wednesday, before the Cardinals’ game against Syracuse, Pitino said he did not expect Jones, who was suspended for the contest, to return this season. On Thursday, Pitino reinstated Jones; he will play Saturday vs. Miami. Friday afternoon...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No Chris Jonesing, Louisville offense tanks at Syracuse

Post from: A skeptic might be tempted to conclude that this offensive approach was what Rick Pitino had in mind for the University of Louisville basketball team with the recent benching and suspension of Chris Jones. Probably beside the point because it’s starting to sound like the suspension wasn’t totally Pitino’s decision alone, as if he may have run afoul of some external constraints...
Via Louisville Card Game
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jones not on plane as Louisville goes to Syracuse

Post from: Chris Jones has been in and out of Rick Pitino’s good graces this season, never quite making up his mind about whether he’s buying in or opting out of the coach’s system, all too often resorting to his own devices. For now, he’s out, having been temporarily suspended for a violation of team rules. Jones will not make the trip to Syracuse for Wednesday’s game...
Via Louisville Card Game
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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