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Petrino & Staff Working Hard On The Recruiting Trail

Photo: Pete CautilliEven throughout spring practice the University of Louisville Football Coaching Staff continues their valiant efforts on recruiting trail. Just recently they’ve extended four scholarship offers for the class of 2016. Three current High School juniors and one Junior College attendee. Brendan Scales 3-star Tight End 6′-4′ 220 lbs Wildwood, MO Offers: Arizona...
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Bobby Petrino Bolsters Support Staff

Photo: Pete CautilliThose of you who’ve been attending Louisville football’s spring practices that are open to the public may have noticed some new faces on the sidelines. Fortunately for Bobby Petrino, he was able to keep nearly his entire staff intact from a season ago.  According to the Courier-Journal, Petrino has added some new support staffers. Excerpt from Courier-Journal...
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Bridgewater Talks UofL QB Battle, Last Year’s Team & Parker Possibly Landing In Minnesota

Louisville Cardinal legend Teddy Bridgewater was back in the Derby City over the weekend for a meet-&-greet at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The folks at cn|2 Sports showed up and was able to snag a quick Q&A with Bridgewater. In the brief interview, Bridgewater talked about his rookie season, this year’s QB battle for UofL, the possibility of former teammate Devante...
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Report: Louisville Likely Landing Spot For Cleveland State Transfer Trey Lewis

Photo: USA Today SportsRick Pitino has made it clear over the past six months or so that he and his staff will look into adding multiple fifth year graduate transfers to join the roster for 2015-16. With just four teams still participating in the 2014-15 college basketball season, multiple players across the country have announced that they’ll transfer from their current school...
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Podcast: Cards Season Comes To An End & Multiple Players Move On

If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Despite the season coming to an end, Monday’s show was action packed with the breaking news of Anton Gill deciding to transfer as well as other players who may end up leaving. We shared with you what we’re hearing during Monday’s show. Don’t forget to tune-in tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:00 on 1450...
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Anton Gill To Transfer From Louisville

Photo: Petey CautilliJust hours after Rick Pitino stated that he expects at least one player to transfer, UofL has confirmed that sophomore guard Anton Gill will be moving on. University of Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein confirmed shortly after 5:30 via Twitter that Gill will be transferring to another university to finish his career. Gill was a highly regarded...
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Pitino Says Rozier & Harrell Will Turn Pro & He Expects Possibly Three Players To Transfer

Photo: Pete CautilliRick Pitino had his annual season ending press conference on Monday afternoon. As expected, Pitino seemed quite pleased with how his team performed this season and their run to the Elite 8. When asked about the potential roster turnover, Pitino said that he is 100% sure that both Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell will forgo their remaining eligibility and enter...
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Terry Rozier Shares Heartfelt Message With The Louisville Fan Base

Following Sunday’s season ending loss to Michigan State in the Elite 8, Louisville guard Terry Rozier posted a heartfelt message to the fans via his Instagram account. Rozier didn’t have one of his best games on Sunday, but the Cardinals wouldn’t have made it that far without his stellar play throughout the entire season. One thing you couldn't question is me playing...
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Despite the Disappointment, the Cardinals Made Us Proud

Photo: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY SportsHeads hung in sadness, whether you were watching on your couch or at a bar somewhere. “If only Mangok’s layup falls or he hits the free throws.” “If only Terry makes a few shots down the stretch.” “If only they don’t call the bad foul on Wayne.” There’s no doubt that this game of “what if” will be far harder than usual. Nothing...
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Rick Pitino & Louisville Players Reflect On Elite 8 Run

COACH PITINO: Any time you’re in the Elite Eight, just that word “elite” defines the eight teams. Any time you lose in overtime, it’s a heartbreaker. It’s very difficult for all the players. But real proud of our guys. We had a difficult second half, but sometimes this can be misleading. Because when you get fouled, it doesn’t show up in the shooting percentage. We...
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Michigan State 76 – Louisville 70: Cards Run Out Of Gas In Elite 8

Photo: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY SportsThe Louisville men’s basketball team’s 2014-15 season came to an end on Sunday afternoon in Syracuse, NY. Rick Pitino and the Cardinals were defeated in overtime by No. 7 seed Michigan State 76-70 in the East regional final. Both teams got off to a slow start, but the action picked up towards the end of the first half with Louisville heading...
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Louisville & Michigan State Will Tip At 2:20 On Sunday

Photo: Maddie Meyer -Getty ImagesRick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will take on the Michigan State Spartans in the first of two Elite 8 games on Sunday. The Cards and the Spartans will tip at 2:20 PM and the game will be aired on CBS. GAME DATE, TIME TV REGION Louisville vs. Michigan State 3/29, 2:20 p.m. CBS East Duke vs. Gonzaga 3/29, 5:05 p.m. CBS South
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Video: Rick Pitino & The Cards Talk About Elite 8

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Louisville vs. North Carolina State: What 2 Watch 4

Photo: Joe Robbins – GettyI’m going to give you 4 ‘things’ to watch during the game, be it a player match-up, style of play comparison, strengths/weaknesses, etc., so you’ll have a sense of what to watch for as the game plays out. You probably know me as a stat guy, so I assure you I’m still going to be analyzing the numbers for you and the patterns I find in the stat...
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Podcast: Callers Share Their Thoughts On Louisville – NC State

If you missed Thursday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, you missed out. Luckily for you, we have the podcast here for you. It’s Sweet 16 eve for Louisville Cardinal fans, therefore we talked a lot about the match-up between Louisville and NC State, as well as the slight trash talking from Cat Barber and BeeJay Anya. Due to tomorrow’s game along with UofL baseball, there...
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Video: Rick Pitino’s Press Conference From Syracuse

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals arrived in Syracuse on Wednesday evening for this week’s Sweet 16 showdown with NC State. Pitino met with the media on Thursday afternoon to preview the game.
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Looking Back at the Pittsnogle Game, 10 Years Later

Want to feel old today? That’s right “The Pittsnogle Game,” was on March 26th, 2005; a decade ago today. The Cardinals had just gotten past 1 seed Washington and went to war against the West Virginia Mountaineers in The Pit for a trip to the Final Four. There’s no doubt you remember Kevin Pittsnogle’s insane 25 point outburst. But don’t forget that Larry O’Bannon and...
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NC State’s Mark Gottfried Previews Sweet 16 Match-Up Against Louisville

We’re just one day away from the Sweet 16 showdown between conference foes, Louisville and North Carolina State. Earlier this week Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried previewed Friday’s game with the ACC Digital Network.
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Gorgui Dieng Continues To Thrive In Minnesota

Photo: NBA.comYou 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...
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Podcast: Cards vs. Wolfpack Preview & Sweet

If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, you missed out. Fortunately, we have the podcast for you. On Wednesday’s show we were joined by Chris McClain of 810 The Fan in Charlotte to preview Friday’s match-up with NC State. Troy Machir of the Sporting News also joined us to preview the rest of the Sweet 16 and also talk about the coaching changes in college...
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Highlights From Louisville’s First Weekend In The Big Dance

Photo: APRick Pitino made it clear over the past few weeks that he wanted his team to be sent out West for the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Fortunately, he got exactly what he wanted and his team danced on to the round of 16 after knocking off UC-Irvine and Northern Iowa. Videographer extraordinaire Mike Lindsey, AKA @CrumsRevenge, of TheCrunchZone.com put together a great...
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Bobby Petrino Pleased With His Team’s First Spring Practice

Photo: Petey CautilliThe Louisville football program kicked off their spring camp on Tuesday afternoon in front of hundreds of fans. As usual, there really wasn’t a whole lot to take away from the first spring practice. With the guys just wearing helmets and no pads, there really isn’t much action to break down. However, the first practice does give you an opportunity to get...
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Rick Pitino Says John Calipari Deserves To Win Coach of the Year

Photo – USA Today SportsPrior to heading off to Syracuse, Rick Pitino met with the local media to preview the Sweet 16 match-up with North Carolina State. As usual, Pitino’s presser wasn’t specifically about his team’s next opponent. Pitino was asked about a number of things, including who should be coach of the year in college basketball. The United States Basketball Writers...
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The ACC Will Cash In Over $28 Million From Sweet 16 Run

Photo: Streeter Lecka – GettyHeading into the 2014-15 college basketball season, most of the national media tabbed the ACC as the best league in the country. Midway through the year the ACC no longer appeared to be the national darling. The Big 12 appeared to have more depth than any other conference and wound up getting the most teams into the Big Dance. It turns out, despite...
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Rick Pitino Previews Sweet 16 Match-Up With NC State

Rick Pitino met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to preview his team’s match-up with N.C. State in the Sweet 16 on Friday. Below is the full video from Pitino’s presser, courtesy of the Courier-Journal.
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