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  • Rick Pitino rooting for former assistant coach in Final Four

    Larry Brown Sports "Rick Pitino has a rooting interest in the Final Four thanks to one of his former assistant coaches. UCLA coach Mick Cronin was an assistant to Pitino at Louisville from 2001-2003. He’s been very successful since then, reaching the NCAA Tournament with Murray State and finding..." March 31

  • NCAA tournament snubs Louisville, Duke among teams to turn down NIT

    Yahoo! Sports "In the sports world, navigating COVID-19 amounts to an exercise in risk vs. reward. Selection Sunday put that calculation to the test, and Louisville and Duke found their line. It's the NIT. After being snubbed for the NCAA tournament, the Cardinals declined their..." March 15

  • Louisville Cardinals basketball player Malik Williams out 4-6 weeks after re-injuring foot

    Card Chronicle "Malik Williams will be out for 4-6 weeks after re-injuring his right foot in Louisville’s win at Duke Saturday night. That means that the Cardinal center will almost certainly be sidelined for the remainder of his senior season. “I just feel for Malik and his..." March 01

  • Louisville HC Chris Mack Apologized to John Calipari for Mocking UK

    Bleacher Report "Chris Mack was in quite the celebratory mood after his team defeated John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats on Dec. 26, but the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball head coach apologized for his actions after video of him enjoying the win went public. As Shannon..." February 22

  • Wild video of Chris Mack with trash-talking Eric Wood goes viral

    Larry Brown Sports "A wild video of Chris Mack went viral on Saturday. The video features Mack in the background as former Louisville football player Eric Wood talks trash to rival Kentucky. The video appears to have been recorded on Dec. 26 based on the clip of the amazing Ryan Fitzpatrick play on..." February 21

  • Pitt at Louisville Postponed, Chris Mack Tests Positive for COVID-19

    Yardbarker "Yet another game is getting pushed back as a result of the latest pause from the Louisville men’s basketball program. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Sunday night that the Cardinals’ home matchup vs. Pitt, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Feb...." February 08

  • Louisville-Syracuse men's game postponed due to positive test

    USA Today "Louisville's trip to Syracuse ended far more abruptly than expected.  The ACC announced Wednesday that the 7 p.m. men's basketball game between the Cardinals and Orange at the Carrier Dome was postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test, subsequent..." February 03

  • Butch Beard tells Louisville basketball to lose his name over school's treatment of Black men

    Courier Journal "More than half a century after he attained All-American status at the University of Louisville, basketball star Butch Beard has asked to be disassociated from the university. In a letter emailed to university president Neeli Bendapudi on Wednesday, Beard requested his name..." January 15

  • Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs, Louisville's Carlik Jones added as Wooden Watch list trimmed to 25

    ESPN "Gonzaga freshman guard Jalen Suggs was among three new names added to the midseason watch list for the 2021 Wooden Award, which was also reduced from 50 players to 25 on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Suggs leads the top-ranked Bulldogs (10-0) in assists (5.4 APG) and steals..." January 07

  • Kentucky off to worst start in 109 years after loss to rival Louisville

    The Score "Kentucky hit a new program and conference low after a heartbreaking 62-59 loss to rival Louisville on Saturday. The Wildcats' latest defeat dropped the school to 1-6 for the first time since 1911. It also marked their first six-game skid since the 1988-89 campaign,..." December 27

  • Louisville women's basketball team pauses team activities due to positive COVID-19 test

    USA Today "The Louisville women's basketball team has paused all team-related activities after a positive COVID-19 test within the program.  The pause, which comes after contact tracing due to the positive test, has forced the Cardinals to postpone Sunday's home game against North..." December 12

  • NCAA: Louisville Cardinals should've known Adidas was a booster

    ESPN "Louisville administrators "knew or should have known that Adidas was its booster," and thus the Cardinals are responsible for NCAA recruiting violations committed by an Adidas employee and consultant when they offered $100,000 to former player Brian Bowen II's father for..." December 07

  • Louisville-Wisconsin men's basketball game postponed due to COVID-19

    Yardbarker "ESPN's Jeff Borzello reported on Monday afternoon that Wednesday's men's college basketball game between the Louisville Cardinals and Wisconsin Badgers has been called off due to COVID-19 issues impacting the Cardinals.  Borzello added it's unlikely the game..." December 07

  • Louisville basketball pausing due to positive COVID-19 test

    CBS Sports "The Louisville basketball program is pausing all team activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and the subsequent contact tracing requirements, according to a Thursday evening announcement from the school. The 4-0 Cardinals will have their game against UNC..." December 04

  • Louisville basketball lands big man in Class of 2021's Roosevelt Wheeler

    Courier Journal "Roosevelt Wheeler committed to Louisville’s men’s basketball program Monday afternoon, increasing the Cardinals' Class of 2021 to five players. Wheeler, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound center, adds frontcourt power to a class ranked 22nd overall and fourth in the ACC by..." November 16

  • Ranking the five toughest games for the Kentucky Wildcats this season

    CBS Sports "The SEC released its full men's basketball schedule on Friday and Kentucky -- ranked No. 13 in the latest CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) -- easily has one of the toughest slates to face in 2020-21. The Wildcats open their season against Morehead State on Nov. 25 but it quickly..." November 06

  • Louisville basketball announces nine teams for Wade Houston Tipoff Classic

    ESPN "Louisville announced its multiteam men's basketball event Tuesday, finalizing what will likely be the biggest university-run nonconference event during the 2020-21 college basketball season. In addition to the Cardinals, the Wade Houston Tipoff Classic will feature Seton..." November 03

  • Kentucky lands former Louisville commit, top-35 prospect Bryce Hopkins

    ESPN "Top-35 senior Bryce Hopkins announced his commitment to Kentucky on Monday, giving the Wildcats their second pledge in the 2021 class. Hopkins, a former Louisville recruit who decommitted from the Cardinals in August, chose Kentucky over a final list that..." October 27

  • John Calipari didn't watch Chris Mack video but heard 'there was a lot of whining on it'

    USA Today "Chris Mack reignited the intensity of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry with an inflammatory Twitter video last month. John Calipari claims he did not even watch it. "I didn’t," Calipari said. "Somebody told me about it. I can’t even..." October 26