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Louisville 80 – Pitt 68: The Trio Of Rozier, Jones & Harrell Lead Cards Past Panthers

Photo: Justin Aller – GettyAfter an eight day layoff, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals bounced back in a major way on Sunday afternoon with a commanding road win at Pittsburgh. After a terrible shooting performance against Duke last Saturday, the Cards were on fire in the first half, making 11 of their first 13 shots and totaled 40-points in the first half. The...
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Former Miami Commit Chooses Louisville

Photo: 247 SportsFollowing the2014 season the Louisville Football Program took a major hit to its wide receiving corp with the graduation of DeVante Parker, Eli Rogers, Kai De La Cruz, Michaelee Harris and Matt Milton. Louisville’s roster has talent at the position, but there are some clear unknowns with two transfers (JaQuay Williams & Paul Harris) expected to make an immediate...
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Bearded Rick Pitino Previews Pitt

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal ConnectRick Pitino spoke to the media on Friday afternoon for the first time since his post game press conference following the Duke loss. Below is a recap. Opening statement of Pitt It’s always been a tough place to play and we’re looking forward to it. Obviously it’s a nationally televised game and our players are fired up about that. Pitt...
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Video: Lorenzo Mauldin Discusses Senior Bowl & NFL Draft

Former Louisville defensive specialist Lorenzo Mauldin is the lone Cardinal competing in the annual Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL., this weekend. ESPN Pensacola caught up with Mauldin following Wednesday’s practice to discuss the game and the NFL Draft.
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Sharp Shooter Maverick Rowan Becoming A Top Priority For Rick Pitino

Photo: 247 SportsRick Pitino and his staff have been expressing interest in a number of prospects from the 2016 recruiting class over the past few months. There is one prospect in particular that is becoming a top target for Rick Pitino. With this year’s team struggling so badly with shooting, Pitino has made it clear that they’ll be targeting sharp-shooters in 2016. Maverick...
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Rick Pitino Explains Why Montrezl Harrell Is No Longer A Team Captain

Photo: Jamie Rhodes – USA TodayOn Monday afternoon we learned that Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell was no longer one of the team’s co-captains. This turned into a national story less than 24-hours after the news was first reported by ESPN-680. Rick Pitino spoke with Jeff Greer on Tuesday afternoon to confirm that Harrell was in fact no longer a captain of...
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Cardinal Legend Junior Bridgeman Earning Millions Off Of The Court

Photo: New York TimesFormer Louisville Cardinals almost always turn into successful members of the community once their playing careers come to an end.  Junior Bridgeman is considered to be possibly the most successful former Cardinal in the history of the program.  Born Ulysses Lee Bridgeman, the former guard currently owns the second largest amount of Wendy’s restaurant franchises...
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Louisville On Pace To Be The Worst 3-PT Shooting Team In Pitino’s Tenure

AP PhotoI think we can all agree that this year’s Louisville basketball team’s biggest weakness is shooting. What’s strange is that this group actually has a few guys that can shoot the ball, but they’re all very streaky. Unfortunately, when shots aren’t falling for one guy, that becomes contagous and spreads throughout the entire team. Early on in his coaching career,...
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Pitino & Staff Still Showing Interest In 2015 Point Guard Traci Carter

With at least one open scholarship available for the 2015 recruiting class, Rick Pitino and his staff are being very selective as to how they fill the open roster spots. Traci Carter, a three-star point guard hasn’t received an offer from Louisville yet, but the staff appears to be intereste. Carter tells Adam Zagoria of SNY.TV that he’s hearing from the Louisville staff on a...
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JUCO Signee Tim Cook Not Expected To Make It To Louisville

Photo: 247 SportsWhen it comes to college football recruiting, it’s very rare for a program to bring in all of the recruits that sign letters of intent. It’s even more rare to get signed letters of intent from recruits who commit. These days verbal commitments mean very little and sometimes academic issues can force players to take the junior college route. Just like every other...
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Louisville Football’s 2015 Spring Roster Released

Photo: Pete CautilliThe Louisville football program relased their 2015 spring roster earlier this week. The updated roster includes the early enrollee’s who signed early with Bobby Petrino’s 2015 recruiting class. We’ve filterer the roster by grade rather than numerical. We’ll have a full breakdown posted later this week, which will include the players that are no...
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Pitino Confirms That Montrezl Harrell Is No Longer A Team Captain

Photo: Jamie Rhodes | USA TodayESPN Louisville’s Jason Anderson reported on Monday that he’d been informed by Montrezl Harrell that he was no longer a team captain on this year’s team. On Tuesday afternoon, Pitino confirmed Anderson’s report when speaking with the Courier-Journal’s UofL beat writer Jeff Greer. “Absolutely no big deal,” Pitino told Greer. “Totally...
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Despite Limited Action During His Sr. Year, Dominique Brown Is Ready To Prove His Worth

Photo: Pete CautilliHeading into the 2014 football season, senior running back Dominique Brown was expected to have a huge year. Although there were plenty of running backs on the depth chart, Brown had been the first string back throughout the spring and summer months. Brown was the best player on the field for Louisville in the season opener against Miami on Sept. 1. The Cincinnati...
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Despite Recent Struggles, Pitino Remains Optimistic

Photo: Jamie Rhodes – USA TodaySaturday’s loss to Duke was one of the more disappointing performances I’ve seen in the past five years. Despite back-to-back losses, Duke is still one of the premiere teams in the country, therefore a loss to the Blue Devils in January isn’t a big deal. What made the loss so disappointing is how it happened. After about the first ten minutes...
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The Weekend That Was: Basketball Bye Week Edition

The kids are back in school, you’re at work (you may have been yesterday), so that means The Weekend That Was is goin up on a Tuesday. Sorry guys, I had to make that joke. But before we get started lets get get sad that Cardinal Basketball is quiet until Sunday. Photo: Jamie Rhodes – USA TodayIts basically a bye week kids, and this eight day spread will be the longest between...
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Louisville Drops To No. 10 In Both Polls

Photo: Andy Lyons – GettyAfter dropping two of their last three games, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals took a significant drop in this week’s polls. The Cards have dropped from No. 5 to No. 10 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 1. Kentucky 2. Virginia 3. Gonzaga 4. Villanova 5. Duke 6. Wisconsin 7. Arizona 8. Notre Dame 9. Iowa...
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Video: Rick Pitino Reflects On Duke Loss

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Duke 63 – Louisville 52

Photo: Joe Robbins – GettyRick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals lost their second ACC game of the season on Saturday afternoon. After somewhat of a close start, the Duke Blue Devils established a solid lead and never looked back. In the end, Duke won 63-52, which was the worst home loss for Louisville since 2010 when they lost to in-state rival Kentucky. ”This was the most...
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Pitino Previews Duke

Photo: The Cardinal ConnectRick Pitino spoke with the media on Friday afternoon to preview tomorrow’s game against the Duke Blue Devils. Here is a recap of the press conference. Tall task against Duke in the paint We didn’t do a good job against Carolina at keeping them off of the glass. We’ve got to do a good job in this game. Obviously they’ve got one of the premiere...
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Louisville vs. Duke: What 2 Watch 4

Photo: Andy Lyons – GettyI’m trying something a bit different than my usual 3 Predictions this basketball season. I’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...
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ESPN’s NFL Mock Draft Has DeVante Parker Going To The Minnesota Vikings

Photo: Pete CautilliThe deadline for college underclassmen to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft is tonight at 11:59 PM. Most players that are entering the draft have already made it public therefore ESPN has released their first 2015 mock draft. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper released his top ten prospects last week and had Louisville receiver DeVante Parker ranked No. 8. In...
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The Memphis Grizzlies Recall Russ Smith From The D-League

Photo: NBDLJust two days after officially being traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Memphis Grizzlies, former Louisville star Russ Smith has been called back up to the big league. The Grizzlies acquired Smith and forward Jeff Green as part of a three-team trade with the New Orleans Pelicans and Boston Celtics. Just three days before the trade, New Orleans assigned Smith to...
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Cardinal Connect TV: Louisville vs. Duke Preview

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will have one of their toughest tests of the season on Saturday when they take on the Duke Blue Devils. Coach Krzyzewski’s team has lost three in a row and are in desperate need for a win. Check out Cardinal TV’s preview of the game with Nick Coffey. Louisville vs. Duke Preview from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.
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Video: Louisville Signee Donovan Mitchell’s Monster Put Back Dunk

Since making it official by signing his national letter of intent with the University of Louisville, five star guard Donovan Mitchell has been mentioned multiple times by Rick Pitino. The Louisville staff is confident that Mitchell will be able to provide an immediate impact next season. This put-back dunk in a recent game for Brewster Academy suggests that Pitino’s staff is correct.
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Details Revealed Regarding Terrence Ross’ Arrest Over The Weekend

Photo: 247 SportsNews broke on Sunday evening that Louisville sophomore safety Terrence Ross had been arrested and charged with charged with third degree assault of a police or probation officer, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. According to WLKY news, Ross faced a judge on Wednesday morning for the first time since his arrest, which led to more details coming out...
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