Louisville Rumors & News

  • 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

  • John Calipari on similarity with Rick Pitino's book title: 'Don't care'

    ESPN "Not even the publishing world is safe from the effects of the heated Louisville Cardinals-Kentucky Wildcats rivalry. Kentucky's John Calipari recently said he refused to alter the title of his new book after his publisher, HarperCollins, told him it might generate controversy because it..." October 27

  • Rick Pitino Apologizes For Prostitution Scandal But Says I'm Innocent

    TMZ "Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino says he and the university APOLOGIZE for the prostitution scandal that rocked the program ... but insists he did NOTHING wrong. Pitino just spoke with the media to address NCAA charges that he failed to properly monitor his program ... while..." October 20

  • NCAA charges Rick Pitino but not Louisville over dorm scandal

    ABC News "Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino has been charged with failing to monitor his basketball program, but Louisville otherwise escaped potentially serious penalties stemming from an NCAA investigation into allegations made by a former escort. The NCAA's notice of allegations, released Thursday,..." October 20

  • Louisville basketball program to receive NCAA notice of allegations

    SI "The NCAA is expected to provide Louisville's basketball program with a notice of allegations of violations this week, reports The Courier-Journal. According to the report, Louisville officials are set to make the notice public on Thursday. The notice stems from the NCAA's investigation into..." October 18

  • Pitino: UofL 'confident' no more sanctions coming

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Louisville is "confident" that the school's self-imposed postseason ban and recruiting penalties will be enough to satisfy the NCAA after it completes its investigation into multiple alleged violations in the university's men's basketball program, Rick Pitino said this week in an..." October 04

  • Louisville coach Rick Pitino says 'Pass the Pepto-Bismol' due to 'unfair' ACC schedule

    CBS Sports "While scrambling to keep up with the twists and turns of the college football season's first month, ACC fans are always keeping an eye out on the upcoming college basketball season. After the way the league finished last season, with a record six teams in the Sweet 16 and two teams in the Final..." September 13

  • Jurich on NCAA investigation: 'We just wait'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Louisville's athletics director Tom Jurich said he and the school are still waiting out the NCAA's investigation into U of L's men's basketball program in a Wednesday interview on WKRD-790. "We just wait," Jurich said. "I really don't know any more. They don't tell you..." August 18

  • Four-star guard Darius Perry commits to Louisville basketball

    Card Chronicle "Louisville has its second commitment from the 2017 class in 4-star point guard Darius Perry, who pledged his allegiance to Rick Pitino on Tuesday. Perry joins forward Malik Williams, who committed to U of L 12 days ago. A standout at Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler whose game reminds many of former..." August 16

  • Malik Williams – one of state's top 2017 talents – picks Louisville

    Indianapolis Star "One of the state's top 2017 basketball talents is headed out of state – but not too far away. Fort Wayne Snider forward Malik Williams announced on Twitter Thursday that he has committed to Louisville. "I would like to thank all schools that recruited me but I will be committing to the..." August 04

  • Two key Louisville players out for extended time this summer

    College Basketball Talk "On Monday evening, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino updated the status of a pair of his key big men heading into next season. According to a blog post Pitino published, sophomore Ray Spalding “had minor groin surgery to alleviate a problem, which set him back in his strength and weight gain,”..." June 28

  • Calipari: Recent comment wasn't about Louisville, Pitino

    ESPN "Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coach John Calipari on Thursday said his recent comment that college coaches should be aware of what happens with their team on campus "wasn't intended" as a shot at Louisville and he apologized to Cardinals coach Rick Pitino if he misconstrued the..." June 23

  • Louisville’s Rick Pitino Responds To Criticism From John Calipari Over Scandal

    College Spun "It took a few days, but Rick Pitino has responded to John Calipari’s apparent criticism over knowledge of the scandal that hit campus ahead of last season. Without naming Pitino or Louisville directly, Calipari told Mike Lupica that coaches are almost always aware of the things that go on on their..." June 21

  • Louisville president James Ramsey steps down

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that University of Louisville President James Ramsey is stepping down and that he is reorganizing the Board of Trustees. Bevin said he is appointing an interim board that will serve for the next two weeks. Ramsey is willing to step down immediately, Bevin said,..." June 17