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  • Kentucky, Duke, Louisville early favorites for 2018 at 10-1 odds

    ESPN "Three powerhouse programs that failed to reach the Final Four this season sit atop some of the first odds to win next season's college national championship in Las Vegas. The Westgate SuperBook has installed Kentucky, Duke and Louisville as co-favorites, each at 10-1 to win the 2018 NCAA..." April 04

  • Louisville's Rick Pitino breaks own record for outside income

    USA Today "Adidas and the University of Louisville athletics program — especially men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino — mean a lot to each other. The shoe and apparel manufacturer paid Pitino $2.25 million of the more than $2.7 million he received in athletically related income that did not come from the..." March 29

  • Former Louisville graduate assistant says 'no basis' for NCAA charges

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Louisville basketball graduate assistant Brandon Williams is fighting back against the NCAA. Documents obtained by the Louisville Courier-Journal and USA Today show that legal counsel for Williams say the NCAA has "no basis" for charging Williams with failure to cooperate with..." March 26

  • NCAA responds to Louisville basketball infractions case

    USA Today "The NCAA enforcement staff isn't budging on allegations made against Rick Pitino in the University of Louisville's ongoing case that is soon to go before the organization's committee on infractions and could mean suspension for the Louisville men's basketball coach. In the NCAA's formal..." March 23

  • Louisville’s Mitchell, Adel, Johnson to Enter NBA Draft, Will Not Hire Agents

    Zagsblog "Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel, and Jaylen Johnson will all declare for the NBA Draft, but will not hire agents, head coach Rick Pitino told ZAGSBLOG Wednesday afternoon. Sophomores Mitchell and Adel were among the team’s leaders in scoring at 15.6 and 12.1 points per game,..." March 23

  • Michigan surge continues with upset of Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan roommates Moritz Wagner and D.J. Wilson have quite different backgrounds, but the Wolverines' starting forwards provided a unified, winning front on Sunday in NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional second-round action. Wagner, a sophomore from Berlin, Germany, scored a..." March 19

  • Louisville player confuses CBS reporter for Jacksonville State spy

    ESPN "Louisville coach Rick Pitino said one of his players mistakenly thought a CBS sideline reporter was stealing plays Friday for Jacksonville State when she was near their huddle in the Cardinals' NCAA tournament win. "This is a very inexperienced team," Pitino told reporters after the 78-63..." March 18

  • Louisville sails past Jacksonville State

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- No. 2 seed Louisville got 18 points from Mangok Mathiang and steadily pulled away from No. 15 seed Jacksonville State 78-63 on Friday in Midwest Regional action. The victory sets up a rematch of the 2013 NCAA championship game against Michigan on Sunday. The No. 7 seed..." March 17

  • Down by 12, Duke rallies to beat Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a game that could be a preview of a late-round game in the NCAA Tournament, Wednesday afternoon's matchup pitting No. 5 seed Duke and No. 4 seed Louisville had to be limited to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. The 14th-ranked Blue Devils reeled off their second win in..." March 09

  • Mathiang, No. 8 Louisville tip No. 19 Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- A career-high 18 points and 11 rebounds from senior reserve center Mangok Mathiang spurred No. 8 Louisville past No. 17 Notre Dame 71-64 on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. "I'm really happy for Mangok to go out on Senior Day like this," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said...." March 04

  • Wake Forest upsets No. 8 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest needed at least one notable victory on its portfolio to impress the NCAA Tournament committee, and the Demon Deacons came up with that Wednesday night. John Collins scored 25 points as Wake Forest secured a much-coveted result against a quality opponent by..." March 02

  • Mitchell, No. 7 Louisville lower boom vs. Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After needing overtime to beat Syracuse two weeks ago, No. 7 Louisville made quick work of the Orange on Sunday afternoon with an 88-68 victory at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals (23-6, 11-5) used a 23-4 first-half run to blow the game open and never looked back,..." February 26

  • No. 8 UNC tops No. 7 Louisville, increases ACC lead

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- It took time for No. 8 North Carolina to click Wednesday night, but the reward was significant. The Tar Heels own a stranglehold on first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference after pulling away for a 74-63 victory against No. 7 Louisville at the Smith Center. "I..." February 23

  • Louisville's Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after heckling 'coward' UNC fan

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a heckling North Carolina fan as he walked off the court at halftime of Wednesday's 74-63 loss to UNC. The Louisville coach clearly did not like something he heard coming from the stands at the Dean E. Smith Center. According to ESPN, the fan..." February 23

  • McMahon nets No. 8 Louisville OT win over Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Playing in college basketball's biggest phone booth (the Carrier Dome), Ryan McMahon stepped out like the man of steel Monday night and led No. 8 Louisville to a 76-72 overtime win over Syracuse in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. "He put on his Superman outfit and won..." February 13

  • No. 4 Louisville rallies past Miami

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- Starting point guard Quentin Snider's return to the lineup was just in time to help No. 4 Louisville escape against Miami 71-66 at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday. "Ninety to 95 percent of teams lose this game. They don't win this game," Louisville coach Pitino said of his..." February 11

  • No. 12 Virginia rides late surge past No. 4 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After Louisville lost by eight at home earlier this season to Virginia, head coach Rick Pitino described the Cavaliers as the Cardinals' "kryptonite' in the postgame press conference. And for good reason. Since joining the ACC back in 2014, Louisville had beaten..." February 06

  • Missed curfew takes two from Louisville's lineup before huge game at Virginia

    CBS Sports "Suspensions for two of Louisville's key players will leave the Cardinals short-handed for Monday night's showdown with Virginia in Charlottesville. The school announced that sophomore Deng Adel and senior Mangok Mathiang did not make the trip with the team as punishment for breaking curfew on..." February 06

  • Short-handed No. 6 Louisville routs Boston College

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Rick Pitino is taking a page from the Bill Belichick playbook as his Louisville players battle the injury bug. Playing without second-leading scorer Quentin Snider and Tony Hicks among others, the Cardinals are successfully employing the New England Patriots coach's "next man up"..." February 04

  • Mitchell helps No. 13 Louisville routs NC State

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half and finished with a season-high six 3-pointers in No. 13 Louisville's 85-60 win over North Carolina State on Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center. "I'm really, really pleased with this performance..." January 29

  • Louisville's Hicks out 6-8 weeks with broken hand

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville's depth at point guard just got even thinner. Guard Tony Hicks suffered a broken bone suffered in his right hand while fighting for a loose ball during the first half of Tuesday night's rout of Pittsburgh, the team announced Wednesday. While the school originally estimated Hicks..." January 26

  • Mitchell, No. 14 Louisville enjoy easy time vs. Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "A career-high 29 points from Donovan Mitchell and red-hot shooting helped No. 14 Louisville breeze to a 106-51 victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday in the Peterson Events Center on the Panthers' campus. "Well it was one of those nights when everything went right for us," Louisville coach Rick..." January 24

  • No. 10 Florida State holds off Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "Florida State scored the first 14 points against Louisville in front of a sold-out crowd at Tallahassee, Fla., and held the lead for the entirety of the game. However, things got close late, with Louisville coming as close as one point away with 2:04 remaining. The Seminoles (18-2, 6-1 in..." January 21

  • No. 12 Louisville runs over Clemson

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- No. 12 Louisville used a 10-0 run to end the first half and started the second half just as hot during a 92-60 win over Clemson on Thursday night at the KFC Yum! Center. "We played great tonight," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "That's what counts. We are a game away..." January 20

  • Louisville's Quentin Snider to miss 2-3 weeks with strained hip flexor

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville point guard Quentin Snider will miss 2-3 weeks of action due to a strained hip flexor he suffered during Saturday's 78-69 win over Duke, U of L announced Monday. Snider, the team's second-leading scorer, took a hard fall after making a layup in the second half and was tended to by..." January 17

  • Louisville's Rick Pitino defends Grayson Allen's tripping habit, calls it a 'reflex'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Aside from the bottom line that Louisville won the game, one of the most memorable aspects of the Cardinals' 78-69 victory over Duke Saturday was the KFC Yum! Center crowd's loud, game-long booing of Duke guard Grayson Allen. Allen, who has become college basketball's No. 1 villain for his..." January 15

  • No. 14 Louisville upends No. 7 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- No. 14 Louisville got 17 points and 11 rebounds from junior center Anas Mahmoud and forced No. 7 Duke into 18 turnovers during a 78-69 win on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. "Their big kid, Mahmoud, was terrific today," interim Duke coach Jeff Capel said. "He had a..." January 14

  • 43 points from Pitt's Artis not enough vs. Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- No. 14 Louisville overcame a 43-point effort from Pitt senior guard Jamel Artis, holding off the Panthers for an 85-80 win Wednesday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals (14-3, 2-2 ACC) used a 23-4 first-half run to build a 21-point..." January 11

  • No. 9 Louisville routs Georgia Tech behind Mitchell's 20

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Louisville finally found a solution for its 3-point shooting problems. And it came just in time. After making only 9 of 41 3-pointers in their first two ACC games, the No. 9-ranked Cardinals turned the weakness into a strength and used it to beat Georgia Tech 65-50 on Saturday and..." January 07

  • No. 23 Notre Dame upends No. 9 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Steve Vasturia did it again. This time, on both ends. Four nights after hitting the game-winning 3-pointer in the ACC opener at Pittsburgh, Vasturia forced a turnover and delivered a big bucket in the closing minute to help No. 23 Notre Dame to a 77-70 victory over..." January 05

  • No. 6 Louisville flusters 16th-ranked Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Louisville refused to be accused again of lackluster defense on Saturday afternoon. Three days after being embarrassed in an Atlantic Coast Conference home loss to No. 12 Virginia, the sixth-ranked Cardinals reasserted themselves to inflict the same suffocating humiliation on..." December 31

  • No. 12 Virginia keeps No. 6 Louisville in check

    The Sports Xchange "By Brandon Lloyd, The Sports Xchange Since Louisville joined the ACC in 2014, their games against Virginia haven't gone as planned. Despite a home win over the Cavaliers two seasons ago, the Cardinals entered Wednesday night's conference opener with just that lone win over the Cavaliers in..." December 28

  • No. 10 Louisville tops No. 6 Kentucky in thriller

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Hometown hero Quentin Snider's 22 points led No. 10 Louisville to a 73-70 victory over No. 6 Kentucky on Wednesday night at the KFC Yum! Center. "I'm really delighted with the victory because it has been a while since we have beaten them," Pitino said, noting that..." December 21

  • An insider’s view of the John Calipari-Rick Pitino rivalry

    Fox Sports "The newest chapter, in the most hate-filled rivalry in college basketball will take place when No. 10 Louisville plays host to No. 6 Kentucky on Wednesday. It’s a game that has seen bad blood spilled between the schools since 1913 — with a regular-season break from 1948-84 — and has only gotten..." December 21

  • No. 11 Louisville cruises past Eastern Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- No. 11 Louisville used a 26-0 run to cruise to an easy 87-56 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. Eastern Kentucky coach Dan McHale has seen it all before. McHale, a former video coordinator under Rick Pitino at Louisville, said witnessing..." December 17

  • No. 11 Louisville gives Pitino 400th win at school

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Coach Rick Pitino notched his 400th win at Louisville with a 102-71 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. The 11th-ranked Cardinals (9-1) were led by junior guard Quentin Snider's 15 points, who paced six Louisville players in double figures...." December 10

  • No. 11 Louisville makes quick work of SIU

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- No. 11 Louisville wasted no time in blitzing Southern Illinois 74-51 on Wednesday night at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals (8-1) scored the first 13 points and ultimately got 15 points from senior center Mangok Mathiang and 12 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore..." December 07

  • No. 14 Louisville pulls away from Grand Canyon

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The last time Louisville coach Rick Pitino came to Phoenix, his Cardinals beat teams fronted by Draymond Green and Bradley Beal en route to a 2012 Final Four berth after winning the NCAA West Regional. But Pitino said he had never seen anything like the show put on by Grand Canyon..." December 04

  • No. 14 Louisville defeats No. 15 Purdue in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- Limiting Purdue's fearsome low-post game to modest numbers, No. 14 Louisville beat the No. 15 Boilermakers 71-64 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge Wednesday night at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Louisville coach Rick Pitino spent most of the lead-up to Wednesday night's..." November 30

  • Baylor rally jolts No. 10 Louisville in Bahamas

    The Sports Xchange "Call the Baylor Bears the Comeback Kids. The 20th-ranked Bears rallied from a 20-point deficit in the second half to beat No. 10 Louisville 66-63 in the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis title game on Friday in Imperial Arena on Paradise Island, Bahamas. Baylor (6-0) completed its third..." November 25

  • No. 10 Louisville rebuffs Old Dominion in OT

    The Sports Xchange "No. 10 Louisville hit 14 of 18 free throws in overtime to sink Old Dominion's upset bid 68-62 Wednesday night in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas. Louisville (4-0) advances to play Wichita State (5-0) in Thursday's semifinals, while Old Dominion (2-1)..." November 24

  • No, 10 Louisville knocks off Wichita State

    The Sports Xchange "With less than 14 hours between beating Old Dominion in overtime and tipoff against undefeated Wichita State, Rick Pitino knew he needed help. So he called an old friend. Pitino dialed up his old 2-3 zone during a 55-minute walk-through Thanksgiving morning. And it worked. No. 10..." November 24

  • John Calipari Takes a Jab at Louisville Alum Kenny Payne

    Nation of Blue "John Calipari cracked a funny joke about the University of Louisville and associate head coach Kenny Payne during his media availability today. Payne, of course, went to school and played basketball for the Cardinals." November 22

  • No. 12 Louisville tops Long Beach State to open Atlantis tourney

    The Sports Xchange "Louisville's Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino knows what a championship team looks like. He has coached a pair of them. No. 12 Louisville offered Pitino a glimpse at its championship potential during an 88-56 win over Long Beach State Thursday at Louisville's KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals..." November 17

  • No. 13 Louisville's 35-3 run swamps Evansville

    The Sports Xchange "With his team down 26-20 midway through the first half of the opening game of the season, Louisville coach Rick Pitino had a message as he gathered his squad during a timeout, relax and go get every loose ball. He could tell his team was playing tight, and unranked visiting Evansville was getting..." November 12

  • 4-star SG Anfernee Simons commits to Louisville for 2018

    The Spun "Saturday morning, four-star combo guard Anfernee Simons, the fifth-best player in the state of Florida, according to 247 Sports, officially committed to play for Louisville in 2018. The 6-foot-3, 165-pound star hails from Orlando, Florida. Simons dropped the news via Twitter." November 12

  • Rick Pitino lectures Donald Trump, insists he apologize, get off Twitter

    CBS Sports "Louisville, the 13th-ranked team in America, romped to a 78-47 season-opening win on Friday night. But the story is not the strong start. Instead, as many basketball coaches have done in recent days, the story is Cardinals coach Rick Pitino talking about the election of Donald Trump. Pitino..." November 12

  • Class of 2017: Lance Thomas commits to Louisville

    Today's U "Class of 2017 four-star power forward Lance Thomas has committed to the Louisville Cardinals as of Sunday afternoon. Ranked as the No. 76 player in the country in the 2017 recruiting class by 247sports, Thomas becomes the fourth four-star recruit to join the Cardinals’ class, alongside center..." November 01

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