Anas Mahmoud Isn’t Your Typical 7-Footer

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville freshman Anas Mahmoud isn’t your typical 7-footer. Mahmoud has already been tabbed as “The Big Egyptian” by Rick Pitino and although he’s big in stature, his style of play isn’t like your average big man. Throughout his recruitment, West Oaks High School head coach Shaun Wiseman said multiple times that he expects Mahmoud to play power forward...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Says Louisville Football Will Beat Florida State Next Week

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville basketball program had their annual tip-off luncheon on Monday afternoon at the Downtown Marriott. Each member of the team other than Mangok Mathiang (class) and Akoy Agau (sick) were introduced, following by a press conference from Rick Pitino. Over the years the luncheons have been pretty routine. In the past we’ve seen players step to the...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Predicts Louisville Win Over FSU

What's Rick Pitino supposed to do, not predict Louisville is going to beat FSU?
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota's Richard Pitino isn't his father -- but he has the same aspirations

MINNEAPOLIS – The morning had started early for Richard Pitino. For him, mornings usually do. You could say he comes by it honestly, learning from his famous – and famously workaholic – father just how early the bird has to wake up to get the worm. It was the middle of the September recruiting season for the 32-year-old, second-year head coach of the Minnesota Gophers, and...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highlights From Louisville Hoops’ First Red & White Scrimage

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Basketball program had their first of two preseason red-white scrimmages on Sunday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center. The white squad featuring Montrezl Harrell & Chris Jones knocked off Terry Rozier & Wayne Blackshear’s red team. Click here to read out post-game report. Below you’ll find highlights from the scrimmage. Highlights from...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harrell & Jones Lead The White Team In Intrasquad Scrimmage Win

Photo: Petey Cautilli Cardinals fans got their first chance to see Rick Pitino’s 2014-15 team in action on Sunday afternoon in the first of two red and white scrimmages. You can see the rosters for each team in the box score below. Rick Pitino said prior to tip-off that when Montrezl Harrell and Chris Jones are on the same team, they haven’t lost a scrimmage. That was exactly...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville tries to mix 6 freshmen with 5 starters

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Starting over has created an urgency that Louisville coach Rick Pitino hasn't experienced in a few years. The Cardinals return five starters from a team that finished 31-6 and reached the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals, but must replace the scoring and leadership voids left by guard Russ Smith and perimeter threat Luke Hancock. ''We want to rebuild...
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2014-15 Louisville Cardinals Basketball Preview

While Louisville has already made their introduction to the ACC on the gridiron, it seems pretty clear ACC basketball is the place they'll make their biggest impact.  The Cardinals are coming off back-to-back visits to the Final Four and bring a top 10 team to the league.  They also bring a Hall of Fame coach in Rick Pitino.  Pitino's team boasts a strong frontcourt and...
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Louisville Hoops Ranked No. 9 In The USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll

Photo: USA Today Sports Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are ranked No. 9 in the 2014-15 College Basketball USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll, which was released on Thursday afternoon. This is the fourth consecutive season that Louisville has been ranked in the top ten of the preseason coaches poll. Louisville is one of four ACC teams ranked in the top ten and one of the five...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tickets Now On Sale For 2014 Jimmy V Classic

Photo: ESPN Events On Wednesday afternoon the University of Louisville announced that tickets are now on sale for the 20th annual Jimmy V Classic. Rick Pitino and the Cardinals are set to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Dec. 9 in New York City. Here is some excerpt from the press release. LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Tickets for the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball game against...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes & Numbers From Louisville Hoops’ Scrimmage Over The Weekend

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Although the Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals won’t have their first public scrimmage until this Sunday, it turns out they had a formal private scrimmage this past weekend. We don’t have any highlights from the action, but GoCards.com did post a recap and a box score that is pretty telling. It shouldn’t be considered a surprise...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino shreds shoe-company impact in recruiting

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino chatted with the media on Thursday after the first week or so of fall practices. Some info before we do that: Louisville media day is set for 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 90 minutes before the team's first public appearance of the 2014-15 season. They'll scrimmage each other at 2 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center on the 19th, and they'll have...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: Shoe companies influence recruits

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Rick Pitino would like to eliminate the influence of athletic shoe companies in the recruiting process. Pitino ended a news conference Thursday railing against a system he believes is often driven by shoe companies such as Nike and even adidas sponsoring AAU programs. The 62-year-old Pitino believes the relationship between shoe companies and...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Rick Pitino Had A Long Rant Today About The Influence Nike, Shoe Companies Can Have On Recruiting

Louisville, an Adidas school, lost a five-star shooting guard recruit in mid-September, and many college basketball recruiting experts believed the de-commitment of Antonio Blakeney was shoe-company related.  Blakeney, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard, is reportedly now most heavily considering Kentucky and LSU, both Nike schools.  Today, Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino ranted about...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: Get shoe companies out of basketball camps

Rick Pitino was smiling when he said it, but he has to be committed to doing something. “We’ve really got to get the shoe companies out of the camps,” he said during his Thursday press conference. The situation has become so distorted that the University of Louisville basketball coach said he doesn’t work Nike basketball camps, knowing the people who run those camps are...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino Provides A Strong Take On Shoe Companies Affiliation With Recruiting

Andy Lyons – Getty Images Rick Pitino met with the local media on Thursday afternoon for the first time since practice began for the 2014-15 season. Midway through the presser Pitino was asked about about the influence that shoe companies have on the recruitment of college basketball prospects. He certainly didn’t shy away from providing an in depth answer. “What I personally...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Jokingly Talks Some Trash To Son, Richard, In Anticipation Of Louisville-Minnesota Matchup

A father and son will meet on the court as opposing head coaches at the start of the 2014-15 men’s college basketball season.  Louisville, coached by Rick Pitino, will travel to Minnesota to take on the Gophers, led by Rick Pitino’s son, Richard, on Nov. 14 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.  Rick Pitino, meeting with reporters today to discuss his team, said that Richard Pitino...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino Presser

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will preview the coming Louisville basketball season. (Refresh this page if you do not see the live feed.) Gannett The post Pitino Presser appeared first on .
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Hoops Coaches Predict Louisville To Finish Second In The League

Andy Lyons – Getty Images With the 2014-15 college basketball season quickly approaching, ESPN’s senior college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman has been polling coaches from each power five league to get their thoughts on the up coming season. On Wednesday Goodman published his findings after speaking with multiple coaches in the ACC. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pitino Showing Interest In 6-foot-11 Prospect From Spain

Photo: 247 SportsA little less than a month ago Rick Pitino’s 2015 recruiting class looked to be complete. With commitments from Deng Adel, Raymond Spalding, Donovan Mitchell and Antonio Blakeney, we were convinced that Louisville had landed it’s best recruiting class in program history. Unfortunately, you can never be too sure when it comes to recruiting. Teenagers are notoriously...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Johnson can’t wait for Louisville basketball

Kenny Johnson, who was coaxed away from Indiana by Rick Pitino to become the newest assistant on the University of Louisville basketball team, discusses what he likes about the UofL program, looks forward to the intense competition in that Atlantic Coast Conference, and how the team is coming together. Practice begins the week of October 5. The post Kenny Johnson can’t wait for...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UNC Basketball Players Sing And Dance To Pitbull As Promo For “Late Night With Roy” On October 3

Rapper Pitbull may be a supporter of Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals, but it looks like he has some fans in Chapel Hill as well. As an Instagram promo for October 3′s “Late Night With Roy,” UNC’s version of Midnight Madness, someone caught the Tar Heels’ basketball team singing and dancing to Pitbull’s hit “Timber.” Personally, I wouldn’t want this out on the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Perry Dozier Will Visit Louisville On Oct. 30 For The Florida State Football Game

Photo: Kelly Kline – adidas Less than 24-hours after an in-home visit with the Rick Pitino and Kenny Johnson, four star guard Perry Dozier has scheduled an official visit to the University of Louisville. The Columbia, S.C., native had been on Louisville’s radar throughout the spring and summer, but the staff stopped actively recruiting him once they landed a commitment from Blakeney...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Perry Dozier Says His In Home Visit With Louisville Went Great

Since the decommitment of five star guard Antonio Blakeney, Rick Pitino and his staff have shifted their attention to 6-foot-6 combo guard Perry Dozier. Although he’s not quite as highly regarded as Blakeney, Dozier would still be a great addition to Pitino’s already solid 2015 recruiting class. The Columbia, S.C., native had been on Louisville’s radar throughout the spring...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Louisville Staff Will Have An In-Home Visit With Perry Dozier Next Week

Photo: Kelly Kline – adidas Very shorty after five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney decided to reopen his recruiting, Rick Pitino and the Louisville staff decided to shift their attention to someone else. That someone else happens to be four star combo guard Perry Dozier. The 6-foot-6 Columbia, S.C., native had been on Louisville’s radar throughout the spring and summer,...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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