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Duke releases video highlighting win over Louisville

Though the Louisville Cardinals may not be heading to any postseason tournaments this year, beating the 13th ranked team in the country is still a pretty big deal. Apparently, for the Duke Blue Devils, the victory is such a big deal that it warrants a video highlighting the feat. The team released a “Mini-Movie” to highlight the win, and get fans ready for the home stretch of...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville releases preseason hype video

The Louisville Cardinals went 8-5 last season and defeated Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl, and the amount of returning talent, namely quarterbacks Kyle Bolin and Lamar Jackson as well as wide receiver Jamari Staples, should have fans excited for the upcoming 2016 season. Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino is clearly excited too, and the hype video he posted to Facebook yesterday...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 hours ago  |  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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Some Louisville basketball fans would make the punishment worse

Post from: Take down the banner at Patrick O’Shea’s. There’s much at stake than just this year’s post-season play. Some people need to step back from the brink. Specifically the segment of University of Louisville fans signing a petition calling for UofL to rescind the self-imposed probation, others seeking a court injunction to block the ban, and the ones requesting that...
Via Louisville Card Game
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Pitino awaits NCAA interview about sex scandal

Coach Rick Pitino says he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about allegations by an escort that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team's dormitory. University President James Ramsey Friday announced a self-imposed one-year postseason ban for the men's basketball team after the school's investigation into allegations revealed...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Louisville’s 72-65 Loss to Duke

In the second game since the announcement of a self-imposed post-season ban, the Louisville Cardinals were unable to keep the momentum going. The 72-65 to a mediocre Blue Devils team at Cameron Indoor Stadium was at times one-sided and at others incredibly contentious. The Cards showed tremendous fight in the face of a very hostile
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Unranked Duke uses big first half to beat No.13 Louisville

In the prime showdown of the college basketball world on Monday, the Duke Blue Devils topped No.13 Louisville 72-65. The Blue Devils, backed by home court advantage, used the heroics of forward Brandon Ingram to top the Cardinals. Ingram finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists after playing all 40 minutes. Duke jumped out to a big lead in the first half, and the momentum...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Damion Lee Wore An “I Support My Cards” Warm-Up Shirt Tonight

Louisville fell on the road at Duke tonight, 72-65, in the program’s second game since it implemented a one-year post-season ban because of an alleged prostitution scandal. Since the punishment went into effect, Louisville fans have rallied around their team, particularly graduate transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis. Before tonight’s game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Lee wore a...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke's Allen appears to intentionally trip Louisville's Spaulding

Duke and Louisville are locked into a tight battle at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 but now trail late in the contest. During the second half, Duke’s Grayson Allen drove to the basket and was knocked down. While he was on the ground, he appeared to intentionally trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding, who had corralled the ball and was dribbling up...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino is Wrong About NCAA Justice

It comes up nearly every time a high-profile program runs seriously afoul of the NCAA’s Byzantine set of rules and regulations governing the multibillion-dollar college sports industrial complex. Scholarships get docked, postseason bans are implemented and complaints start ringing out about such a hamfisted system of justice. Not surprisingly, college hoops legend Rick Pitino became...
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville women must wait for another day

Post from: Too good to be true, the University of Louisville women’s basketball team leading Notre Dame by nine points with six minutes to go in the third quarter. The Cardinals couldn’t hold on, however, blowing an opportunity to claim first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. What coulda, shoulda been thinking is for losers. They will have to wait another day. UofL could...
Via Louisville Card Game
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Louisville basketball bungled their self-imposed ban

Senior guards Damion Lee and Trey Lewis had never played in an NCAA tournament game their entire careers. Both took advantage of the fifth year graduate transfer rule after last year and committed to the University of Louisville looking for a chance to guide the Cardinals to an NCAA tournament berth and get to live their dreams of playing in March Madness. On Friday February 5...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Notre Dame, ESPN2, 2 p.m.

Post from: A breakthrough opportunity for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team, time to move to the next level with all these great recruiting classes. Make a serious move. Louisville and Notre Dame have identical 8-0 records. The team that wins this game is in the driver’s seat in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jeff Walz: ‘The goal is to win championshiips...
Via Louisville Card Game
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino: Schools that violate NCAA rules should be fined, no postseason bans

Rick Pitino believes that the NCAA needs to overhaul its system and shift the punishment for rules violations. Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2015-16 season for rules violations stemming from the school’s escort scandal. Pitino thinks that’s unfair to the current crop of players and wants the NCAA to hit schools where it hurts the most: their pocketbooks. “You...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino upset about postseason ban imposed by University of Louisville

Rick Pitino is not a fan of how things are playing out as the University of Louisville continues to be investigated for allegedly using prostitutes for recruiting purposes. The university implemented a postseason ban on the men’s basketball team Friday after learning more about the investigation, and the head coach is not happy about it. Athletic director Tom Jurich’s comments...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino says school should be penalized, 'but not this team'

Louisville basketball has been in the news this weekend, and not for good reasons. Yesterday, the Cardinals instituted a one-year, self-imposed post-season ban for this season due to the alleged prostitution scandal involving the program.  Since then, head coach Rick Pitino has come under fire for the way he handled the team’s two graduate transfers, Damion Lee and Trey Lewis...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Self-Imposes 2016 Postseason Ban Amid NCAA Investigation

With just over a month to go until the NCAA Tournament tips off, we now know there will be one less team competing for one of the coveted 68 sports in the big dance. Amid an investigation by the NCAA into alleged sex parties for recruits held on their campus and paid for by a former assistant coach, the Louisville Cardinals are deciding to stay home from both their conference tournament...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Two Seniors Cried When Rick Pitino Told Them Of NCAA Tournament Ban

Louisville’s men’s basketball team will not play in the postseason this year. The Cardinals have self-imposed an ACC Tournament and NCAA Tournament ban as a result of the prostitution scandal.  Rick Pitino told his players the news during a team meeting this morning.  The team’s two seniors – Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, graduate transfers – took the news especially hard...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville, Rick Pitino Getting Blasted For Taking 2 Graduate Transfers Before NCAA Tournament Ban

Louisville’s men’s basketball program will announce a self-imposed NCAA Tournament ban for this season, according to multiple reports.  The ban is likely a result of the alleged prostitution scandal that broke in October.  Missing the NCAA Tournament will hurt the entire program, but it’s especially cruel for the Cardinals’ two seniors – Damion Lee and Trey Lewis. Both...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville basketball implements postseason ban

Embroiled in an alleged prostitution scandal, the University of Louisville has reportedly imposed a ban on postseason basketball games for the 18-4 Cardinals. Rick Pitino and his coaching staff told players they only had nine games left, per Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal: “The school informed the team’s players in a meeting early Friday afternoon, a source close to the...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

$8 million kickstart for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion

Post from: Many more details available during a press conference on the $55 million expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the latest in the University of Louisville’s commitment to having the best facilities in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Pepsi is in for $5 million. Planet Fitness for $3 million. The fundraising campaign is in high gear now, with Tom Jurich eager to...
Via Louisville Card Game
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville football fans shoulder to shoulder at signing party

Post from: If one made the mistake of going to the concession area, one was likely find his seat occupied upon return. The University of Louisville is going to have to find another location for the annual football signing party based on the turnout for Wednesday’s celebration. Standing room only at the Brown & Williamson Club. An estimated 1,200 fans on hand, shoulder to...
Via Louisville Card Game
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adidas reveals Louisville’s Black History Month uniforms

February is Black History Month, and Adidas has revealed the basketball Uniforms that the Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team will wear for the month.   These jerseys are throwbacks to Louisville’s uniforms from the 1980s and if the Cardinals are going to rock some alternate jerseys in honor of Black History month, then these are perfect. Can’t get enough of Campus...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Will Wear Special Edition Uniforms In Honor Of Black History Month

On Tuesday morning the University of Louisville announced that adidas be unveiling special basketball uniforms in honor of black history month. Below is the official release from UofL: Inspired by Cardinals’ uniforms of the 1980s, adidas and the University of Louisville unveil the Black History Month collection to commemorate one of the program’s first three
Via The Cardinal Connect
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Louisville player reports to wrong bench

Someone needs to get Louisville Cardinals forward Jaylen Johnson a compass, or a drug test, or something. Johnson did something that you rarely see in any sport, and he made his way over to the opposing team’s bench during the second half of the game. He was clearly confused and somehow didn’t notice that the players he was surrounded by were not his teammates. The North...
Via The Sports Daily
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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