Louisville Rumors & News

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

    College Spun "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..." February 27

  • Chris Jones pleads not guilty to rape, sodomy

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones pleaded not guilty on charges of raping one woman and sodomizing another. Judge Sheila Collins released Jones on home incarceration in lieu of a $25,000 bond. The warrant, signed Wednesday by Jefferson District Judge Katie King,..." February 26

  • Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones on charges of raping one woman and sodomizing another. The warrant, obtained by University of Louisville police, was signed Wednesday by Jefferson District Judge Katie King. The warrant..." February 26

  • Dismissed L'ville guard sent threatening text

    ESPN.com "Louisville guard Chris Jones, who was dismissed from the program on Sunday, sent a threatening text message to a woman with whom he has had a relationship for much of the past year. University of Louisville campus police released a report that says Jones, shortly after the woman messed up his..." February 24

  • Jones "messed up"; will seek help with anger

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former University of Louisville guard Chris Jones plans to visit ex-NBA player and coach John Lucas in the coming weeks to work on anger management and other issues stemming from an ongoing battle with ADHD, a source close to Jones told The Courier-Journal late Sunday evening. The source would..." February 23

  • Miami AD says Tonye Jekiri cleared to play by Louisville doctor

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Miami forward Tonye Jekiri was cleared to play by a Louisville doctor after being hit in the head by a basketball Saturday, Hurricanes athletic director Blake James told The Associated Press on Monday. In the first half of Saturday's game in Louisville, Cardinals forward Montrezl Harrell threw..." February 23

  • Chris Jones' dismissal further cripples Louisville's offense

    Yahoo! Sports "It took all of 21 words for Louisville to announce it has jettisoned its starting point guard three weeks before Selection Sunday. The school released a terse statement Sunday afternoon that read only "Chris Jones has been dismissed from the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. There..." February 23

  • Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has some choice words for Chris Jones, Shaqquan Aaron

    College Basketball Talk "Frustration seems to be boiling over for Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. On Wednesday night, the Cardinals lost their second straight game, falling at Syracuse just four days after suffering a home loss at the hands of N.C. State. Starting guard Chris Jones was suspended for Wednesday’s game..." February 19

  • Chris Jones Suspended From Louisville Basketball Team, Will Not Travel To Syracuse

    Card Chronicle "of L has announced that senior point guard Chris Jones has been suspended for a violation of team rules, and will not travel with the team for Wednesday's game against Syracuse." February 18

  • Louisville senior Wayne Blackshear expected to play Saturday

    CBSSports.com "Louisville senior guard/forward Wayne Blackshear is expected to play Saturday against NC State, coach Rick Pitino said before the game, according to The Courier-Journal. Blackshear's status was up in the air leading up to the conference showdown, but Pitino said he was at "65-70 percent" Friday." February 14

  • Sharpshooter Ryan McMahon commits to U of L

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Ryan McMahon didn't need much time to ponder his scholarship offer from the University of Louisville. The high-scoring, sharpshooting but unheralded senior guard from Sarasota, Fla., committed to the Cardinals Friday, a day after receiving the offer - his first from a major program. A..." February 14

  • Pitino: Harrell no longer team captain 'absolutely no big deal'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Rick Pitino confirmed a report on Tuesday that surfaced on Monday claiming that Montrezl Harrell said he was no longer a team captain this season. Pitino confirmed the news in a text message with the Courier-Journal's Jeff Greer, adding that the withdrawal of Harrell's title was "absolutely no..." January 20

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess

    ESPN.com "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • Louisville transfer Akoy Agau chooses Georgetown

    CBSSports.com "Former Louisville forward Akoy Agau has decided to transfer to Georgetown in order to continue his collegiate career. The news was first reported by Jacob Padilla of NebraskaHSHoops.com, who talked to the former Omaha Central recruit: "I have chosen to commit to Georgetown University," Agau..." January 07

  • Rick Pitino Didn’t Start Chris Jones Against Long Beach State Because Of His Flop vs. Kentucky

    College Spun "Louisville guard Chris Jones had a rough game against Kentucky over the weekend. Not only was he a brutal 3-for-15 from the floor and 1-for-5 from three, but he also had one of the worst flops you’ll ever see. Jones started today’s game against Long Beach State on the bench, and according to..." December 31

  • Harrell gets 1-game suspension

    ESPN.com "Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell has been suspended for one game by the ACC after being ejected from the fourth-ranked Cardinals' 76-67 win over Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow. The preseason first-team All-American became tangled with several Hilltoppers with 38.7 seconds remaining in..." December 23

  • Louisville loses former top 100 big man to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Akoy Agau will be transferring out of the Louisville program. The news was first reported by WRDB in Louisville. Agau had lost his spot in the rotation this season, and with the number of talented young big men currently in the program, it did not look like he was ever going to get it back. He..." December 19

  • The Average University of Louisville Basketball Player Is Worth $1.5 Million Per Year

    Business Insider "For most big-time college sports programs the men's basketball team is a distant second to football in terms of revenue. But considering less operating expenses and a fewer number of athletes, the average men's basketball player is actually worth a lot more than their football counterparts. We..." December 17

  • Louisville freshman finally gets suspension ruling from NCAA

    College Basketball Talk "Louisville freshman wing Shaqquan Aaron has finally heard from the NCAA, as he’ll sit out the first nine games and repay money owed for benefits related to housing, according to a release from the school. A 6-foot-7 native of Seattle, Aaron will also do community service hours to fulfill his..." December 09

  • NCAA nears Shaqquan Aaron decision

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The NCAA has concluded the information-gathering part of its month-long investigation into the amateur status of Shaqquan Aaron, a freshman on the University of Louisville basketball team, and expects a final decision on Aaron's eligibility this week barring setbacks, multiple sources with direct..." December 02

  • Rick Pitino reaches 700 coaching victories; 800 in his sights

    Sporting News - NCAAB "For the fourth time in his Hall of Fame career, Rick Pitino is celebrating a victory milestone while Louisville's coach. He's already looking ahead to the next one. Pitino accepted plaudits Wednesday for reaching 700 career wins following the Cardinals' 45-33 victory over Cleveland State. He..." November 27

  • Pitino: "I tried everything. We played four white guys and an Egyptian."

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Rick Pitino didn't know what to do with Monday night's game. His University of Louisville basketball team had just pulverized Savannah State 87-26 at the KFC Yum! Center, and the coach, in his 14th season at U of L, had little use for the game he'd just witnessed. "This will be the first..." November 25

  • Aaron still awaiting clearance to play

    Louisville Courier-Journal "University of Louisville freshman basketball player Shaqquan Aaron has still not been cleared by the NCAA as the Cardinals prepare for their final exhibition game against Bellarmine on Sunday. U of L coach Rick Pitino said in a news conference Friday that the program and Aaron's family had..." November 08

  • U of L hoops' freshman Aaron not cleared yet by NCAA

    Louisville Courier-Journal "It seemed odd on Saturday that heralded University of Louisville freshman Shaqquan Aaron didn't dress for the Cardinals' exhibition game against Barry University. Louisville coach Rick Pitino wouldn't say why after the game, either, only saying, "I haven't been happy with him in practice, but..." November 05

  • Okafor, Kaminsky headline AP preseason All-America team

    SI.com "The Associated Press released its preseason All-America team on Monday. The five players who made the team are Duke's Jahlil Okafor, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet, North Carolina's Marcus Paige, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky and Louisville's Montrezl Harrell. Okafor, a freshman center, was the..." November 04

  • Pitino shreds shoe-company impact in recruiting

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino chatted with the media on Thursday after the first week or so of fall practices. Some info before we do that: Louisville media day is set for 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 90 minutes before the team's first public appearance of the 2014-15 season. They'll..." October 12

  • Antonio Blakeney decommits from U of L

    Louisville Courier-Journal "It took 11 days for Antonio Blakeney to reconsider his verbal commitment to the University of Louisville. He announced the withdrawal of his pledge to the Cardinals on Monday night. The decision deals a significant blow to a Louisville recruiting class that was in the running for the top..." September 16

  • Louisville’s 2015 recruiting haul gets even better as five-star guard commits

    College Basketball Talk "Having already received verbal commitments from guard Donovan Mitchell and forwards Deng Adel and Raymond Spalding, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has one of the best recruiting hauls in the Class of 2015. On Thursday night the Cardinals’ class got even better, as five-star guard Antonio..." September 05

  • Registrar: U of L top prospect freshman Johnson enrolls

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The long delay for University of Louisville basketball signee Jaylen Johnson has ended. The U of L registrar's office on Monday morning said Johnson, a 6-foot-9 forward from Michigan whose academic paperwork caused some eligibility concerns with the NCAA, has officially enrolled at U of..." August 25

  • Guard Donovan Mitchell commits to Louisville

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Donovan Mitchell didn't need much time on his official visit to the University of Louisville to know the Cardinals were the team for him. Mitchell, a four-star guard from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, committed to U of L Thursday night during his campus trip. He posted a picture of himself..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Louisville PG Chris Jones out for 3-5 weeks with leg injury

    CBSSports.com "Louisville starting point guard Chris Jones will be on the shelf until at least the end of the month due to a left leg injury. Louisville men's basketball spokesman Kenny Klein sent out news of the injury Thursday afternoon." August 08

  • Louisville forward Akoy Agau out six weeks following surgery

    SI.com "Louisville sophomore forward Akoy Agau will miss about six weeks after having sports hernia surgery, the school announced on Tuesday. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports first reported the news. Agau's injury occurred about three weeks ago during workouts. The 6-foot-8 forward played in 19 games..." July 29

  • Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell breaks his second backboard of the summer

    College Basketball Talk "This winter the Louisville Cardinals will begin their first season as a member of the ACC, and it certainly helps the transition for Rick Pitino’s program that power forward Montrezl Harrell decided to return for his junior season. Last year Harrell helped lead the Cardinals to 31 wins (the..." July 28

  • Pitino vs. Pitino series looming? 'Not really'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A tweet from ESPN's Jeff Goodman on Tuesday night said that Rick Pitino's University of Louisville was planning a future home-and-home basketball series with his son Richard's program at the University of Minnesota. But Rick Pitino, asked on Wednesday if he and his son were having such..." July 24

  • Louisville's Montrezl Harrell says he'd love to play for football team

    USA Today "Had Montrezl Harrell not gone to the University of Louisville or another school to play college basketball, the power forward guesses he'd be on a football team somewhere instead. Even though Harrell is a projected lottery pick in next year's NBA draft having returned to U of L for his junior..." July 22

  • Cardinals land first 2015 basketball commitment in Adel

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Louisville basketball team received its first recruiting commitment in the 2015 class on Monday night from five-star wing Deng Adel, who was arguably the Cardinals’ top target at his position. Adel, a 6-foot-7 player from Victory Rock Prep School in Bradenton, Fla., is ranked..." July 15

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

    SI.com "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..." July 10

  • Louisville still waiting on two freshmen to get to campus

    College Basketball Talk "Louisville is still waiting on two of their six-man freshman class to make their way onto campus. Jaylen Johnson, a 6-foot-9 forward from Ypsilanti, Mi., has academic issues that he’s working through. According to Rick Pitino, there were “consolidations at his high school”, which means that it..." July 10

  • Kevin Ware cleared to play immediately at Georgia State

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "It took a mere four words for Kevin Ware to express his excitement at not having to wait another year to continue his comeback from his gruesome broken leg 15 months ago. "Turrrrrnnnn upppppppp let's go!!!!!!!!" the former Louisville guard tweeted. Ware, who transferred to Georgia State in..." June 19

  • NBA hopeful Behanan’s marijuana citation dismissed

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former University of Louisville basketball star Chane Behanan had his citation for marijuana possession in Louisville dismissed Tuesday. Behanan, who has entered the 2014 NBA draft pool, will not have the April 2 incident on his record. “It was a humbling experience,” he said. The news is a..." May 28

  • Louisville's Akoy Agau: 'Our fans are more mature' than Kentucky's

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Akoy Agau has lived a lot of places, enough for the sophomore University of Louisville basketball player to know three languages: Dinka, Arabic and English. But Agau now calls Omaha, Neb., home, and he’s spent a few weeks there since school let out before returning to U of L for summer..." May 20

  • FedEx lost Russ Smith’s 2013 national championship jersey

    College Basketball Talk "Russ Smith’s stay in Louisville has come to a close following his graduation on Saturday. The projected second round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft wanted to make sure his father, who is back at home in Brooklyn, held on to one of his prized possessions from his career with the Cardinals: the..." May 12

  • Kevin Ware moving on, not forgetting

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The finality hit Kevin Ware last week as he sat in his dorm room and realized it was time to pack, time to go home, time to move on. He was surrounded by relics from his time at the University of Louisville. There were all of his Cardinals basketball jerseys. There was one of the nets from the..." May 02

  • Kevin Ware moving on to Georgia State, but not forgetting Louisville

    USA Today "The finality hit Kevin Ware last week as he sat in his dorm room and realized it was time to pack, time to go home, time to move on. He was surrounded by relics from his time at the University of Louisville. There were all of his Cardinals basketball jerseys. There was one of the nets from the..." May 01

  • Chane Behanan entering NBA draft

    ESPN.com "Chane Behanan, who was dismissed from Louisville in December, will enter the NBA draft, he confirmed via text message to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman. Behanan's decision was earlier reported by The Coloradoan. "I love the game, and I want to compete with the best," he told ESPN. "I also want to..." April 28

  • Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell will not enter the 2014 NBA Draft

    CBSSports.com "Louisville sophomore Montrezl Harrell will return for another season of college basketball rather than enter the 2014 NBA Draft. "I love the feeling of being a Louisville Cardinal," Harrell tweeted Monday afternoon. "And I will be wearing this for next year." The attachment to that tweet was..." April 14

  • Former Louisville guard Kevin Ware is going to Georgia State

    ESPN.com "Kevin Ware is headed closer to home and will transfer to Georgia State, he confirmed in a text message to ESPN.com. The 6-foot-2 guard, who gained national attention a little more than a year ago when he suffered a gruesome broken leg in the Elite Eight against Duke, made a visit to Ron..." April 13

  • LMPD cites former Louisville Cardinal Chane Behanan for marijuana possession

    ESPN.com "Chane Behanan's troubled year continues, as the former Louisville forward was cited for marijuana possession early Wednesday morning. According to Louisville police, Behanan was cited around 1 a.m. just west of downtown, after an officer smelled marijuana coming from a car in which Behanan was..." April 03

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBSSports.com "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01