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David Padgett Will Join The Louisville Staff

Tim Easley – Associated Press During Wednesday afternoon’s press conference, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino stated that he’d be bringing on a former Cardinal player to his coaching staff. Former Louisville center David Padgett will join the program as the assistant video coordinator. Doug Davenport, the son of former Louisville assistant and current Bellarmine head coach...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Let The “Draft Analysts” Fool You, Draft Stock Isn’t Real

Richard Schultz | NFL Photos Stock- the capital raised by a business or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares.  Draft stock isn’t real kids.  Its fictional, a fallacy, a myth.  You’ve been bamboozled and hoodwinked by greasy men in suits once again.  The idea of any player’s “draft stock” raising and falling throughout the “evaluation process...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Press Conference Recap: Kenny Johnson Introduced As Louisville Assistant Coach

Photo | @JeffGreer_CJ On Wednesday afternoon Rick Pitino met with the local media to officially introduce Kenny Johnson as his newest assistant coach. Both Pitino and Johnson spoke at the presser. Below is a recap. Pitino: ACC Schedule It’s really back in the Big East, southern style. From 2005 we spent some incredible years in the Big East. We’re back at it where you’re going...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Makes It Official With The Hiring Of Kenny Johnson

Photo | Associated Press News broke on Monday evening that Kenny Johnson would be leaving Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana to join Rick Pitino at Louisville. UofL made it official this afternoon via a press release. “We’re very excited to have Kenny in our program,” said Pitino. “The first thing I did when Kevin Keatts left to become the head coach at UNC Wilmington was to...
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Scott County Guard Expected To Visit Louisville This Week

Photo | Nation of Blue If you follow Kentucky High School Basketball, then you’re well aware of the name Trent Gilbert. The Georgetown, KY., native has been one of the top combo guards in the state for the Scott County Cardinals for the past two seasons. After leading his team to the state title game earlier this month, Gilbert was offered a preferred walk-on spot with the Louisville...
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Alabama Transfer Chooses Ohio State Over Louisville

Photo: 247Sports.com Former Alabama offensive lineman visited Louisville earlier this month and was seriously considering transferring to play under Bobby Petrino. Lindsay recently graduated from Alabama after three years with the program, which means he would have been eligible to play immediately. The Woodlands, Texas, native was one of the more highly rated interior offensive...
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Rick Pitino Says The NBA Is A Different Coaching Animal Compared To College

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Believe it or not, Rick Pitino has had some success as an NBA head coach. Unfortunately, most people only remember Pitino as an NBA coach for his tenure with the Boston Celtics. He spent two season with the New York Knicks from 1987-89. In his second year Pitino won 52 games with the Knicks and finished first in the Atlantic Division. With all...
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Teddy Bridgewater & Calvin Pryor Have Accepted Invitations To Attend The 2014 NFL Draft

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect It’s been well noted that there will be some serious Louisville Cardinal representation in this year’s NFL Draft. On Tuesday we learned that two former Cardinals have accepted invitations to attend the draft on May, 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Former quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and safety Calvin Pryor will experience their...
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Getting To Know Rick Pitino’s Newest Assistant Coach: Kenny Johnson

Chris Howell | Herald-Times The news broke on Monday evening that Kenny Johnson would be leaving Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana to join Rick Pitino at Louisville. Johnson had been rumored as one of the top candidates for the job for the past week. Pitino mentioned at this final press conference of the 2013-14 season that he hoped to replace Kevin Keatts with a veteran and experienced...
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7-foot-1 Anas Osama Mahmoud Officially Signs With Louisville

Photo | RunDownReports.com We’ve known for the past few months that Louisville will be adding six new players to the roster in 2014, however only have had officially signed until this morning. UofL announced via a press release that 7-foot-1 center Anas Osama-Mahmoud has officially signed his national letter of intent with the program. “Anas is an extremely versatile seven-footer...
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Louisville’s ACC Hoops Schedule For The Next Two Seasons

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect The University of Louisville basketball program’s Atlantic Coast Conference schedule for the next two seasons was released on Tuesday afternoon. Needless to say, this is without question one of the toughest conference schedules in the history of the program. The 18-game conference slate features games against each ACC team at least once, with two...
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Tom Jurich Made A Substantial Investment In The Entire Louisville Football Staff

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect When Tom Jurich was in the market for a new football coach at the beginning of the year, he needed to make a homerun hire. With the program heading into the ACC in 2014, sustaining the recent success on the gridiron was crucial for the University of Louisville. Hiring a proven winner like Bobby Petrino made perfect sense. However, it’s not...
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Isaiah Briscoe Picks Up Louisville Offer: He Hopes To Visit Soon

Photo: | USA Today Sports With so many recruits coming in this year, it’s unlikely that Rick Pitino will sign a big class in 2015. Signing day for next year is a low way away, but at this point, I’d expect Louisville to add two or three signees next year. Considering there aren’t a ton of scholarships to hand out, it’s been pretty easy so far to determine who Coach Pitino’s...
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Kenny Johnson Will Join Rick Pitino’s Staff

Photo | USA Today Sports On Monday evening we learned that Rick Pitino has found the replacement for former assistant coach Kevin Keatts, who recently left Louisville to become the head coach at UNC Wilmington. Kenny Johnson will leave Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana to become an assistant for Rick Pitino at Louisville. Evan Daniels of Scout.com was the first to report the news....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

One NBA Scout Says Harrell Made The Right Decision & That Russ Has A Future In The League

Andy Lyons | Getty Images For the past two years, Rick Pitino has had two players that could have started their pro career and wound up returning to school. Russ Smith wasn’t regarded as a top pick, but had he decided to enter the draft last year, there is a good chance he would have been selected. Montrezl Harrell was projected to be taken with one of the first 20 picks in this...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre McGee May Be Leaving Louisville For A Better Opportunity

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Rick Pitino already has one opening on his staff with top assistant Kevin Keatts being hired as the head coach at UNC-Wilmington. It appears that Keatts may not be the only staff member from last year’s team departing for another opportunity. Sources tell TheCardinalConnect.com that director of basketball operations Andre McGee could be leaving the program...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Teams In Need Of A Pass Rusher Are Focusing On Marcus Smith

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, hundreds of NFL hopefuls are traveling across the country for private visits and workouts with teams. As we get closer to draft day, it appears that teams are mostly bringing in only the guys who play the position that they need. When it comes to former Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith, he’s attracting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Ware Discusses His Departure From The Louisville Program

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect At this time last year former Louisville guard Kevin Ware was one of the most famous athletes on the planet. As crazy as it sounds, it’s the truth. Ware’s gruesome injury was the biggest storyline for Louisville’s 2013 National Championship run. A year later, Ware is now fully healthy, but he’s now a member of a different team. The Atlanta...
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Former Louisville Assistant Lands Head Coaching Gig

Jonathan Taylor | Getty Images Former Louisville assistant basketball coach Vince Taylor is expected to be named the head coach at Coppin State on Monday morning. Taylor spent seven years on the Louisville staff, four under Rick Pitino and three under Denny Crum. During his time at Louisville, Taylor played a key role in the recruitment of former Cardinal guards Reece Gaines and...
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Highlights: Snider, Onuaku & Johnson Shine At Derby Festival Classic

Photo | NextUpRecruits.com Three future Louisville Cardinals were on the winning side on Friday night in the annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Quentin Snider, Chinanu Onuaku and Jaylen Johnson were a part of the White Team who defeated the Green Team 128 to 104. Snider was named the MVP and finished with eight points, nine assists and four rebounds with one steal...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Future Cards Shine At The Annual Kentucky Derby Festival Clasic

Phoot | @SteveJones_CJ On Friday evening at the historic Freedom Hall, Louisville fans got a chance to get an early look at three future Cardinals at the annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Needless to say, they didn’t disappoint. Quentin Snider, Jaylen Johnson and Chinanu Onuaku were a part of the White Team who defeated the Green Team 128 to 104. Snider earned...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Country’s Top Up & Coming Recruiter Is Reportedly In The Mix To Join Pitino’s Staff

Earlier this week we learned that Indiana assistant coach Kenny Johnson was in the mix for the vacant spot on Rick Pitino’s staff. It doesn’t appear that Johnson has been offered the job at this point, but Scout.com reports that he’ll surely accept if offered. In the past 24 hours another name has surfaced as a potential replacement for Kevin Keatts. Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Takeaways: Derby Festival Classic Night of the Future Stars

I’ve been attending the annual “Night of the Future Stars” event for the past 17 years. Fortunately, I’m now able to cover an event that I used to cherish as a child. Over the years, I’ve grown to enjoy this more than the actual All Star game itself. The 3-PT shootout and slam dunk competition are always fun to watch and I believe you can really assess a lot about each...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adidas Deal Completes Louisville’s Transformation into National Powerhouse

  “But you ain’t bona fide!” That’s the excuse Ulysses Everett McGill (played by George Clooney) is given as to why he can’t reunite with his wife in O Brother Where Art Thou? The Big 12 likely said something to that effect when Louisville tried to rejoin its Big East buddy West Virginia in its new conference. It would turn out to be a grave mistake, because since that...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

In State Star Offered Preferred Walk-On Spot From Rick Pitino

Photo | TheRoadToRupp.com Nearly every season there is at least one player who is offered a preferred walk-on spot with the Louisville basketball program. Some have went on to have successful careers like Tim Henderson and others like Stuart Miller eventually transfer to play at a smaller level. I’d be willing to bet there are a couple of players that Rick Pitino has in mind to...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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