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Rick Pitino: Louisville vs. Virginia Won’t Be Exciting “Unless You Like Rock Fights”

Don’t accuse Rick Pitino of being unrealistic. Louisville has has mixed results in the fallout of the Chris Jones dismissal. The Cardinals have won three of their last five, but struggled against Miami and Georgia Tech, winning those games by a combined three points. Louisville is coming off of a blowout win over Florida State, but have an extremely tough pair of games to finish...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Donovan Mitchell Senior Year Highlights

Since receiving signed national letters of intent from UofL’s three current signees, head coach Rick Pitino has spoken very highly about his 2015 recruiting class. 6-foot-2 combo guard Donovan Mitchell appears to be the future Cardinal that Pitino is the most excited about. Pitino has had very high praise for Mitchell over the past few months and made glowing remarks about the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Climbs In Both Polls

Photo: Joe Robbins – Getty ImagesWith wins over Georgia Tech and Florida State last week, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals have climbed in both polls. They’ve jumped one spot from No. 17 to No. 16 in the AP Poll and they’re up from No. 16 to No. 15 in the Coaches Poll. With two games against top 15 teams (Virginia #2, Nortre Dame #12), Louisville has a chance to close...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Junior College Guard Teyvon Myers Will Visit Louisville Next Week

Photo: Crystal HotchkissAs most of you are aware, Rick Pitino and his staff are keeping their options open when it comes to adding players to the roster for the 2015-16 season. Louisville currently has three players signed in 2015, Deng Adel, Donovan Mitchell and Raymond Spalding. Florida sharp shooter Ryan McMahon committed to the Cardinals last month, but I’m not sure if he...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville basketball dangerous when cornered

Post from: Not the first rodeo for Rick Pitino, losing a player to self-inflicted wounds, his team forced to make adjustments, backed in†o a corner, challenged by adversity, seeking to remain relevant. Never expect a Pitino-coached team to quietly fade away or throw in the towel under the worst of circumstance. “We don’t do that,” he said after the University of Louisville’s...
Via Louisville Card Game
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Rick Pitino Saddened By Chris Jones Situation

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino met with the media on Thursday afternoon to discuss the arrest of his former point guard Chris Jones. Pitino didn’t speak about the specifics of the case, but did provide a timeline for Jones’ recent troubles. As expected, he said he is very saddened by the entire situation. Video courtesy of WDRB 41 Louisville News
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Coach Rick Pitino Held A Press Conference Regarding Dismissed G Chris Jones, Says He Hasn’t Slept In 48 Hours

Rick Pitino held a press conference this evening, discussing the dismissal of former Louisville senior guard Chris Jones, who is being charged with counts of rape and sodomy.  During his brief session with the media, the 62-year-old coach touched on a number of topics, but mostly just expressed his extreme disappointment with the situation.  Here’s everything Pitino said tonight...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tonight’s Rick Pitino Radio Show Has Been Cancelled In The Wake Of The Chris Jones News

Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino has a somewhat weekly radio show that airs on 84WHAS Radio and other stations of the U of L Radio Network Affiliates. The 14th edition of this season’s The Rick Pitino Show was scheduled to occur this evening.  Pitino will not be appearing on the air tonight, though, as his show has been cancelled, presumably due to the Chris...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

An Uncomfortable Conversation: The Mess At Louisville Involving Rick Pitino and Chris Jones

The reason for the dismissal of Chris Jones from the Louisville basketball program is now public, and it isn’t very pretty. According to multiple reports, Jones — who had some issues in the past — texted threats to a woman because she messed up his room. Because of this incident, Jones was dismissed from the program and his former coach, Rick Pitino, told the press that it...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Is Picking Up Some Beers To Celebrate Louisville Getting To 35 Deflections vs. Miami

Rick Pitino’s Louisville teams are famous for their disruptive, attacking defenses, but he hasn’t seen the same effort from this year’s squad all the time. Heading into today’s game vs. Miami, the Cardinals had lost two in a row, and three of four. Pitino values deflections on defense, and contends that teams with 35 or more in a game win 95 percent of the time. Louisville...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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