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Rick Pitino Hopes To Be At Louisville For A Long Time

During his appearance on ESPN’s national syndicated radio program, Mike & Mike, earlier this week, Rick Pitino  had some interesting comments regarding his future at the University of Louisville. “My future is really irrelevant and unimportant,” Pitino said on Tuesday. “It’s the University of Louisville that I care about. I do the same thing every single year. I go
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Mangok Mathiang May Not Return This Season

Louisville junior forward/center Mangok Mathiang was expected to be back in action by now, but it appears that plans for his return may have changed. Mathiang, a fourth-year junior, broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during the Cards win over WKU on Dec. 19. He had a screw inserted in the bone the next
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trying To Reason With The Decision To Self Impose A Post Season Ban

One thing The Cardinal Connect prides itself on is an objective opinion, regardless of how popular or unpopular that may be. Today, I take the time to share my take, whether hot or not. First and foremost I think we all need to agree that top level collegiate sports is not just an academic structured product,
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino’s Latest Blog Post

Rick Pitino updated his blog earlier this week, following the Cards loss at Duke. In this week’s update, Coach P discussed 2016 signee V.J. King, his disappointment from Monday and looking ahead to the rest of the schedule. Below is the excerpt from RickPitino.net VJ King – I traveled to Virginia to watch Paul VI
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REPORT: Tom Jurich Approached for USC Job

Late Wednesday afternoon, word came from several sources that the University of Southern California was interested in hiring Tom Jurich for its open athletic director position. This would mark the third reported time that the Trojans have approached the California native about the role. The job came open last Friday when AD Pat Haden stepped down
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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
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville Fan Burns Andre McGee Jersey Following Post Season Ban

I think I can speak for most Louisville Cardinal fans in saying that the past 48-hours have been rough. The fan base has been left with sadness for this year’s team and anger towards those responsible for the decision to self impose a post season ban. It’s safe to say that Andre McGee is now public enemy number
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5 days 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
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Highlights: Louisville Crushes Boston College

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Huge “Ramsey Is A Coward” Sign Hanging On Main Street

I think it is safe to say that the majority of the Louisville fan is upset at UofL president James Ramsey. Although he isn’t responsible for the situation that the men’s basketball team is currently in, he is the one who made the swift decision to ban this year’s squad from the post-season. Someone expressed
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Louisville Basketball Post Season Ban – Breaking Down Doomsday

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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee and Lewis Are Victims of a Broken System

“Life’s unfair.” It’s a lesson that’s bashed into our heads from early childhood on. Sometimes the cookie doesn’t crumble in your favor. Maybe you’re at the wrong place at the wrong time. **** happens. But the injustice that has assailed Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, doesn’t feel like a children’s fable. It feels so morally
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ramsey, Jurich & Pitino Discuss Post Season Ban

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BREAKING: University of Louisville Will Announce Self Imposed Post Season Ban

On Friday morning the University of Louisville announced that they would hold a press conference at 1:30 PM with Tom Jurich, Rick Pitino and James Ramsey. An emergency press conference on a Friday afternoon on the weekend of the super bowl isn’t exactly a good sign. Approximately 30-minutes prior to the press conference, Jeff Greer
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Damion Lee is the Hero Louisville Deserves

Six points. That was all Damion Lee could muster against the dominant Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday. It is worth mentioning that these points were earned in the garbage time after the game was all but lost. Lee’s inability to make anything happen was like the second act in an episode of any superhero story. After
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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8 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.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

National Signing Day Recap

Bobby Petrino and his staff have inked a total of 23 recruits from the 2016 class. There is still one spot available, but it’s unclear how they’ll proceed in filling it. Here are some thoughts on how Petrino and his staff have done with their latest recruiting class. Star Power The two stars of this
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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.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bobby Petrino Discusses His 2016 Recruiting Class

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9 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.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Afternoon Update

The signed letters of intent have continued to roll in for Bobby Petrino and the rest of the Louisville Cardinal staff. As of 12:00 PM, a total of sixteen recruits have signed with UofL. We’ll do our best to keep you updated as the day moves along. Bobby Petrino is expected to address the media
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Damion Lee Named Finalist For Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award

University of Louisville graduate transfer Damion Lee had been named one of ten finalists for the 2016 Julius Erving Award. Named after Hall of Famer and 11-time NBA All-Star Julius Erving, the annual honor in its second year recognizes the top small forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. The Baltimore native leads the Cardinals
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 National Signing Day: Mid Morning Update

We’re now ten hours into national signing day. As of approximately 9:30 AM this morning, Bobby Petrino has already reeled in a handful signed letters of intent. 11 members of Louisville’s 2016 recruiting class have now made it official. There are still plenty of other recruits expected to sign later today. We’ll do our best
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

UofL WR Coach Lamar Thomas Has Joined Mark Stoops Staff At Kentucky

Reports surfaced on Monday afternoon that University of Louisville wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas may be leaving the Cardinal program to take the same position at the University of Kentucky. On Tuesday evening the news became official. After just two years with Bobby Petrino, Thomas has decided to join Mark Stoops staff in Lexington. This
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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