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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
8 hours 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
9 hours 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
10 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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

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Via The Cardinal Connect
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jurich Plans To Give Bobby Petrino A New Contract

University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich held a press conference on Thursday morning to provide an update on the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion project. During the press conference Jurich announced that head football coach Bobby Petrino would be getting a new contract. “I plan to extend his (Petrino) contract,” Jurich told the media.
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville restocks defense with 23-man recruiting class

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville followed its eight-win season and Music City Bowl victory by replenishing the defense that made it possible. The Cardinals used the bulk of their 23-man 2016 recruiting class toward that end, signing eight players along the defensive front seven after graduating stalwarts such as Sheldon Rankins and James Burgess. They also added three safeties...
Via Associated Press
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Prime time for Damion Lee, Louisville nails North Carolina

Post from: The images that will linger from the University of Louisville basketball team’s 71-65 win over North Carolina are those of Damion Lee knocking down those three-point shots. Was this what the Las Vegas oddsmakers envisioned when they made UofL a two-point favorite over the nation’s second-ranked team? Not logical, not mathematically possible, or very likely for a...
Via Louisville Card Game
5 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville women skate past Clemson, win streak at 13

Post from: Briahanna Jackson gets her groove back. Thirteen wins in a row for the University of Louisville women basketball team, none of them as easy as the 75-33 romp over Clemson at the KFC Yum! Center Thursday. Briahanna Jackson was back to her old self, lots of smiles and high fives between baskets. She made three of four attempts from behind the three-point line, leading...
Via Louisville Card Game
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale responds to rumors of Pitino coaching at UNLV

ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale’s social media persona is oftentimes just as colorful as his on-camera one. On Twitter, he often punctuates his tweets with exclamation points and sprinkles in capitalization randomly to show emotion. Dickie V did just that tonight in a tweet regarding a report linking Louisville head coach Rick Pitino to the vacancy at UNLV. The premise of Pitino...
Via College Spun
21 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
29 days ago  |  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

Don’t let Louisville scandal take anything away from players

It probably feels played to death at this point, but more has to be said about the Louisville basketball scandal. Most scandalous stories tend to remain in view until either a larger, more scintillating story appears or the people at fault for the scandal — or those close enough to it — have to face shame. Media attention persists until the central figures in the story are...
Via The Student Section
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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