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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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Video: Bobby Petrino Previews Spring Football

The Louisville football program will kickoff spring practice at 4 PM on Tuesday. On Monday, Bobby Petrino met with the media to preview the spring. Here is a video of Petrino’s press conference, courtesy of TheCrunchZone.com.
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Podcast: Louisville Dances On To The Sweet 16

If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. As you could expect, we talked about Louisville’s two wins to get to the Sweet 16 and the road that lies ahead to the Final Four. We also spent some time talking about the tournament as a whole. We’ll be off tomorrow due to the Indiana vs. Louisville baseball game, which you can listen to on 1450 WXVW...
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Michigan State Tabbed As East Region Favorite; Louisville Given 12/5 Odds

Photo: Getty Images Odds to Win the East Region After one week of March Madness, only sixteen teams remain in the original field of 68. Fortunately, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are still wearing their dancing shoes. When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, anything is possible, but with the top two seeds in the East Region losing in the first round, Louisville’s path...
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Teddy Bridgewater Will Be In Louisville For A Meet-&-Greet This Weekend

Photo: Getty ImagesI’m sure most Louisville fans had a favorite NFL team prior to the 2014 season, but I bet that didn’t stop them from rooting for Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings in his rookie season. Bridgewater is one of the more beloved Louisville football players in the history of the program. The Derby City’s love for Teddy carried over into the professional...
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CBS Video: Louisville Basketball’s Dunking Culture

To be honest, I’m somewhat surprised that Montrezl Harrell’s UofL program dunk record isn’t talked about more on a national level. I realize that a dunk is worth two points just like a layup but for Harrell to break the UofL record in such a quick amount of time is truly amazing. As mentioned, these dunks are worth just two points, but a Harrell slam can really change the momentum...
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With a Sweet 16 Birth, Cardinals Are Rewriting Their Legacy

Photo: Kirby Lee – USA TodayTwenty six days ago the steady uneasiness surrounding Louisville’s season exploded into full blown emotional collapse, as Chris Jones was arrested on charges of rape. Basketball took a back seat to the tragedy that accompanied the noise raised by the events. And after the dust started to settle, much of the remaining optimism about the Cards had dissipated...
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Tip-Off Time & Ticket Information For Louisville’s Sweet 16 Trip

Photo: Kirby Lee – USA TodayRick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will make their fourth consecutive trip to the Sweet 16 when they take on NC State Friday evening in Syracuse, New York. Below are the tip-times and television schedules for this week’s round of 16. SWEET 16 GAMES – THURSDAY, MARCH 26 TIP (ET) NETWORK SITE GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST//REPORTER 7:15 p.m...
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Highlights From Pitino, Rozier & Harrell’s Post Game Press Conference

As expected, Rick Pitino and his team were all smiles following Sunday night’s win over Northern Iowa as they advanced to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive season. Here are highlights from the post game press conference, courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
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Louisville 66 – Northern Iowa 53: Cards Headed To 4th Straight Sweet 16

Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsFor the fourth consecutive season, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are headed to the Sweet 16. This is the first time that the program has ever earned four straight trips to the round of 16. Despite being a 2 ½ point underdog, Louisville earned a hard fought 66-53 tournament win over Northern Iowa. The Panthers got out to an early lead,...
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Watch Live: Rick Pitino Following Win Over Northern Iowa

With a 66-53 win over Northern Iowa in the round of 32, Louisville will be moving on to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive season. Rick Pitino is set to speak to the media shortly. Here is a live stream, courtesy of the Courier-Journal. Northern Iowa’s players will speak first.
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Rick Pitino & Terry Rozier Preview Northern Iowa

Photo: Andy Lyons – GettyLouisville head coach Rick Pitino and sophomore guard Terry Rozier met with the media on Saturday to preview Sunday evening’s round of 32 match-up with Northern Iowa. Below are transcripts from both Pitino and Rozier, courtesy of ASAP Sports. Terry Rozier Q. Terry, do you think this is a great team or what do you think it would take to make it a great...
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