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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Pitino Showing Interest In 6-foot-11 Prospect From Spain

Photo: 247 SportsA little less than a month ago Rick Pitino’s 2015 recruiting class looked to be complete. With commitments from Deng Adel, Raymond Spalding, Donovan Mitchell and Antonio Blakeney, we were convinced that Louisville had landed it’s best recruiting class in program history. Unfortunately, you can never be too sure when it comes to recruiting. Teenagers are notoriously...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Johnson can’t wait for Louisville basketball

Kenny Johnson, who was coaxed away from Indiana by Rick Pitino to become the newest assistant on the University of Louisville basketball team, discusses what he likes about the UofL program, looks forward to the intense competition in that Atlantic Coast Conference, and how the team is coming together. Practice begins the week of October 5. The post Kenny Johnson can’t wait for...
Via Louisville Card Game
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UNC Basketball Players Sing And Dance To Pitbull As Promo For “Late Night With Roy” On October 3

Rapper Pitbull may be a supporter of Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals, but it looks like he has some fans in Chapel Hill as well. As an Instagram promo for October 3′s “Late Night With Roy,” UNC’s version of Midnight Madness, someone caught the Tar Heels’ basketball team singing and dancing to Pitbull’s hit “Timber.” Personally, I wouldn’t want this out on the...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Perry Dozier Says His In Home Visit With Louisville Went Great

Since the decommitment of five star guard Antonio Blakeney, Rick Pitino and his staff have shifted their attention to 6-foot-6 combo guard Perry Dozier. Although he’s not quite as highly regarded as Blakeney, Dozier would still be a great addition to Pitino’s already solid 2015 recruiting class. The Columbia, S.C., native had been on Louisville’s radar throughout the spring...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Pitino & His Staff Shift Their Attention To Perry Dozier?

Photo: Kelly Kline – Under Armour With Antonio Blakeney’s recent decision to reopen his recruiting, the question now is what will be the next move for Rick Pitino and his staff. Prior to Blakeney’s commitment, it was pretty much assumed that Louisville was finished with the 2015 class. Although Blakeney says he’s still considering Louisville and is very high on the Cardinal...
Via The Cardinal Connect
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blakeney turns from Louisville, looks to NIKE schools

Antonio Blakeney Ten days ago Antonio Blakeney, one of the top guards in the 2015 recruiting class, tweeted that he was going to play college basketball at the University of Louisville. Proclaiming to the world that all his hard work had paid off with an offer to great school, telling Coach Rick Pitino he was on his way. “I knew I wanted to commit to Louisville two or three months...
Via Louisville Card Game
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Now Has The No. 1 Ranked Recruiting Class In The Country

Jaime Green | The Wichita Eagle With Antonio Blakeney’s commitment on Thursday night, Rick Pitino now has the most talented recruiting class that he’s ever had during his tenure at Louisville. Prior to Blakeney’s pledge, Louisville had the No.2 ranked class in the country, per Scout.com. Scout hasn’t released their updated rankings since Blakeney committed, but national...
Via The Cardinal Connect
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blakeney puts Louisville basketball’s recruiting class over the top

Rick Pitino is having a great year on the recruiting trail, winning one battle after another. His latest prize is Antonio Blakeney, a five-star 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Blakeney may be the crown jewel in a 2015 recruiting class that is currently considered the best in the country, joining three four-star performers in point guard Donovan Mitchell...
Via Louisville Card Game
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino excited for second year on Minnesota campus

MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino is no longer the new guy on the Minnesota campus. He's built a rapport with his players. He knows the ins and outs of the Gophers' facilities. And he recognized all the familiar faces of reporters there to interview him Tuesday at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. With his first year as the Gophers coach under his belt, Pitino is excited...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville's Rick Pitino: I can go for a long time

Rick Pitino's game plan doesn't include retirement any time soon. The 61-year-old Louisville men's basketball coach said Wednesday he "can go for a long time" thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes. Pitino said during a news conference discussing a roster that's preparing to enter the tough Atlantic Coast Conference that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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