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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
15 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino: Don’t Blame Dr. Ramsey

Just 24-hours after learning that they’d not be able to compete in post-season play, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals picked up a 79-47 win over Boston College. Louisville was in control from start to finish, but the actual game wasn’t the biggest topic in the post-game press conference. As you could expect, Rick Pitino
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale: Rick Pitino Passed A Lie Detector Test About Louisville Sex Scandal

Yesterday, Louisville shocked the college basketball world, self-imposing a post-season ban for this season in the wake of the alleged prostitution scandal that surfaced back in October. One of the major questions surrounding the story is how much previous knowledge head coach Rick Pitino had about the alleged “parties” that were taking place in Louisville basketball dorm rooms...
Via College Spun
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville basketball imposing postseason ban over escort scandal

The Louisville Cardinals basketball team has self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2015-2016 season, according to a report. Sources told the Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier-Journal that the team was told of the decision on Friday. Unlike some postseason bans, this one actually matters. Louisville was almost certainly bound for the NCAA Tournament, with an 18-4 record and sitting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Calls Afternoon Press Conference Involving University President, Athletic Director, Rick Pitino

The University of Louisville will hold a press conference this afternoon involving the school’s president, Dr. James Ramsey, its athletic director, Tom Jurich, and its men’s basketball coach, Rick Pitino.  The reason?  “To deliver an important message to the community.” That seems ominous.   U of L press conference with President Ramsey, Tom Jurich and Rick Pitino at...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville Football Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Expansion Campaign

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Via The Cardinal Connect
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Relive Louisville’s Win Over North Carolina

When the Louisville Cardinals pick up big time wins, you can expect a production from our man CrumsRevenge… #STAYTRUE – Louisville 71, North Carolina 65 from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Football Inks 23 Future Cardinals On National Signing Day

In his third recruiting class since returning to the University of Louisville, Bobby Petrino has inked a total of 23 signees from the 2016 class. Three of the 23 had enrolled early in January while the other twenty faxed in their letters of intent on Wednesday.
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Liking Louisville’s odds in an topsy-turvy college basketball season

Post from: Lots of dark horses and a lack of proven contenders as college basketball enters the stretch drive. With arch Madness"style="color: #333399;" >March Madness around the corner every win matters. The axiom that anybody can beat anybody on a given night has never been proven as often as it has this season. No better example of that than the University of Louisville’s...
Via Louisville Card Game
6 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville baseball on TV, early and often

Post from: Remember how hard it used to be to get University of Louisville baseball games on the radio? Hit or miss on WXVW in Jeffersonville, especially after 6 p.m., and they didn’t provide an Internet hookup either. Those days are ancient history, we hope. Keeping up with the Cardinals improved significantly last year when UofL hooked up with WLCL in Sellersburg on 93.9 The...
Via Louisville Card Game
10 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

Rick Pitino goes off about Louisville scandal

Rick Pitino went off during a pregame news conference about the Louisville escort scandal and the media, and it was a doozy. Pitino hadn’t done a pregame press conference for several weeks, and was criticized for skipping media availability after the team’s loss to Kentucky. Friday’s presser started with a fairly innocuous question asking whether he’d flipped off the fans...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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