Rick Pitino’s Front Court Should Be Vastly Improved Next Season

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Louisville’s incoming recruiting class features more giants than some beanstalk themed children’s stories.  A minute’s battle could be just beyond the horizon for the Louisville Cardinals.  Mangok Mathiang and Montrezl Harrell return as your incumbent big men.  The back-up low post positions are gaping holes, and we only have these freshmen...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Quentin Snider, Chinanu Onuaku & Jaylen Johnson At Derby Classic Media Practice

Three of the six members in Rick Pitino’s 2014 class were in Louisville on Wednesday afternoon for the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic media gathering and practice. Point guard Quentin Snider, Forward Jaylen Johnson and Center Chinanu Onuaku are the three signees participating in the annual event.
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rick Pitino Will See Five Star Guard Isaiah Briscoe This Week

Kelly Kline | Under Armour With the 2013-14 college basketball season complete and spring football practice recently concluding, you know that that means. It’s recruiting season. College football and basketball staffs around the country will spend the later spring/summer months evaluating talent and extending scholarship offers. It didn’t take Rick Pitino very long to do just...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Blackshear new gym rat, new team captain

Rick Pitino is determined to bring out the best in Wayne Blackshear, declaring that the sole returning senior will be the captain of the 2014-15 University of Louisville basketball team. That’s Pitino doing his motivational thing again, taking extraordinary measures to get into a young man’s head, adding the burden of leadership to a role player, calculating that Blackshear will...
Via Louisville Card Game
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino’s 2014 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 4 By ESPN

Yesterday the recruiting folks at ESPN released their final top 100 rankings for the 2014 basketball recruiting class. Four of the six members of Rick Pitnio’s 2014 class were ranked in the four letter network’s top 100 rankings. On Thursday, ESPN released their updated 2014 class rankings. Louisville currently comes at No. 4, behind only North Carolina, Kentucky and Duke. The...
Via The Cardinal Connect
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino not moving this offseason but has plenty of work to do

MINNEAPOLIS -- There may come a time in the next few months when Richard Pitino isn't sure what to do with himself. The Minnesota men's basketball coach has spent the past three summers packing up belongings, shaking hands and familiarizing himself with athletes he didn't recruit. It's a consequence of transcending the coaching ladder in such a rapid manner. "...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino excited and honored as NIT Champion

Send to KindleNEW YORK CITY- The game capped off arguably the most memorable week of college basketball at this famed edifice. In a seven day period, Madison Square Garden was host to seven games of thrilling proportion. On this Thursday evening game number seven saw Minnesota and SMU battle for the championship of the National Invitation Tournament. In a game decided in the final...
Via College Chalktalk
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Richard Pitino Gives Passionate Speech To Golden Gophers As His Father Looks On

We’re sure that Louisville’s Rick Pitino would still like to be coaching at this year’s Final Four. But watching his son Richard, coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, navigate his way to the NIT championship game is surely a nice consolation prize. After Minnesota’s overtime victory over Florida State this past Tuesday night, the elder Pitino joined his son in the locker...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: 'End of an era'

INDIANAPOLIS - After a late Kentucky rally sunk Louisville and ended the Cardinals attempt to repeat as national champions Friday night, Louisville coach Rick Pitino lamented "the end of an era" for his program. He specifically named three senior starters -- Russ Smith, Luke Hancock and Stephan Van Treese -- and sophomore Montrezl Harrell, who's expected to enter the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino informs world about the existence of blunts

Rick Pitino has traveled the globe coaching basketball, but his experience in the world of marijuana seems lacking. During an itterview with Wave-3 in Louisville, Pitino gave his two cents on Marijuana use and the things used to smoke them now. On marijuana: "Now they're smoking things as big as cigars. I think they're called blunts" – Rick Pitino #L1C4 #wave3sports...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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