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The Louisville men’s basketball program is under intense scrutiny after allegations due to a book written by Katina Powell, alleging a Cardinals staff member paid escorts to dance for and have sex with players and recruits. The parties took place between 2010 and 2014 and included three of Powell’s daughters danced and stripped at them....Read More
You can start a pleasant conversation in Louisville, KY by simply uttering the name, Gorgui, to anyone else who shares your fondness for the color red. Gorgui Dieng will always be known as one of the best big men in Louisville history, as well as one of the crowd’s biggest favorites. The consistently sturdy play of Dieng made the Cardinals victory in the 2013 National Championship...
Of the few former Louisville Cardinals that are currently in the NBA, it’s safe to say former big man Gorgui Dieng is having the best pro career. Dieng finished his rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in impressive fashion. After playing very briefly earlier in the regular season, Dieng stepped in as a starter after Nikola Pekovic went down with a season ending injury...
Bakary Konate is an international man of mystery. On Tuesday, we finally found out how to pronounce his last name (like a coconut, without the first "co") but we still don't know what position he will play, how much he will play, and just how good he can be. We do know that he has been and will continue to be compared to Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both are from west...
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's halftime of the Gophers' third-round NIT game against Southern Mississippi, and Richard Pitino's bunch clings to a 44-40 lead. As the first-year coach saunters toward the Williams Arena home dressing room, he's stopped by a familiar, deep voice with a heavy African accent. "Will you go away?" Pitino asks upon turning and facing the tall, imposing figure of Gorgui...
Photo: Jimmy Emerson It’s been one of the big Louisville sports stories of this slow section of summer. The Silos. Some are sad to see them go, but most are happy to tear down the eyesores. But now that the years long process of doing away with them is over. It’s time to consider the options for filling the soon vacant lot. So here are a few options, ranked from most likely to...
In 2013, Louisville’s men’s basketball team won the national championship. Heading into the following season, the Cardinals had to replace their point guard, Peyton Siva, and their best big man, Gorgui Dieng. In 2014, Louisville’s men’s basketball team won the American Athletic Conference Tournament and reached the Sweet 16. Heading into next season, Rick Pitino’s team...
Gorgui Dieng Welcomes Louisville Comrade Teddy Bridgewater To Minnesota, Tells Him “Make Sure You Bring Warm Clothes”
Teddy Bridgewater and Gorgui Dieng were together at Louisville for two years. One the school’s quarterback, the other the basketball team’s shot-blocking big man. Bridgewater led the Cardinal’s football team to a BCS victory, Dieng helped Rick Pitino’s hoops’ squad win a national title. Now, they’re together in Minnesota. Dieng was a first-round acquisition of the NBA’s...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Since he first stepped foot in the Twin Cities, Gorgui Dieng has been working for this moment. And, simultaneously, waiting for it. Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said after Tuesday's practice he doesn't expect beleaguered starting center Nikola Pekovic to play in either game of Minnesota's Texas two-for Wednesday and Thursday. That means Dieng, the 21st overall pick...
(AP) - Louisville knows that grabbing a few more rebounds could have made the difference against Cincinnati the last time the schools met. The 11th-ranked Cardinals vow to be more aggressive on the glass in Saturday's road rematch after the No. 7 Bearcats outrebounded Louisville 36-25 in their 69-66 victory last month. Senior forward Stephan Van Treese and redshirt freshman Mangok...
Louisville knows that grabbing a few more rebounds could have made the difference against Cincinnati the last time the schools met. The 11th-ranked Cardinals vow to be more aggressive on the glass in Saturday's road rematch after the No. 7 Bearcats outrebounded Louisville 36-25 in their 69-66 victory last month. Senior forward Stephan Van Treese and redshirt freshman Mangok Mathiang...
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The Louisville Cardinals know that grabbing a few more rebounds could have made the difference against Cincinnati the last time the schools met. The 11th-ranked Cardinals (22-4, 11-2 American Athletic Conference) vow to be more aggressive on the glass in Saturday's road rematch in Ohio after the No. 7 Bearcats (24-3, 13-1) outrebounded Louisville 36-25 in their 69-66 victory last...
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February 20, 2014 | Discuss
Pete Cautilli – Louisville Football There are many college sports fans who think that ranking recruiting classes prior to them actually playing a game is silly. I’m not one who shares that opinion, but I definitely see where they’re coming from. For example, John Calipri’s 2012 recruiting class was ranked as the nation’s top class. However, that group failed to make the...
Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Towards the end of the November, Eric Crawford of WDRB.com had an exclusive sit-down interview with Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. Considering the two recently wrote a book together, Pitino seems to always provide Mr. Crawford with some valuable info. He did exactly that in their recent interview. Pitino tells Crawford that the University...
Click on photo to enlarge Just in time for Christmas shopping, we have learned of a distinctive gift item for your favorite University of Louisville basketball fan. A definitive piece from among many that have been produced since the nets came down. “Win It For Ware” is a signed and numbered limited edition lithograph that depicts Rick Pitino Coach Pitino holding up the national...
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