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Local News
3:23 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Cards Drop in Polls; Blackshear, Ware Out for Pitt Game

The Louisville Cardinals have fallen to number 12 in the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball poll and are ranked 13th in the new USA Today coaches poll.

The Cards have lost three straight games since their first-ever regular season number one ranking two weeks ago.

Michigan took the top spot in the new AP poll; Kansas is number one in the coaches poll.  Indiana is ranked third in both surveys.

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Local News
3:46 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Cards Will Try to End Losing Slide at Georgetown

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will try to snap a two-game losing streak  Saturday when the Cards visit Georgetown.

Coach Rick Pitino’s team was ranked number one in the country a week ago, but has since fallen to Big East Conference opponents Syracuse and Villanova.

"Like I said to you guys before the season, we are going to have our peaks and valleys," Pitino said at his Friday press conference.  

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Local News
4:23 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

College Basketball: Cards Visit Seton Hall; Behanan Out With Ankle Injury

After a week off, the third-ranked Louisville Cardinals return to the basketball court tomorrow with a visit to Seton Hall.

U of L will have to play without forward Chane Behanan. The Cards’ leading rebounder will be sidelined for up to ten days with an ankle sprain suffered in practice Monday.

This is the Cards’ first Big East road game in what coach Rick Pitino promises will be an unpredictable conference run.

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Local News
3:00 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

NCAA Celebrating 75 Years of March Madness

NCAA

Voting begins this month for the top players, teams and moments from the history of the NCAA basketball tournament.

It’s part of the March Madness 75th anniversary celebration.

The NCAA has compiled a list of 75 players, 25 teams and 35 tournament moments for fans to consider. Voters will trim the list to 15 players, one team and one moment.

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Local News
12:59 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Dieng to Return For Cardinals's Game Against Wildcats

The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats square off tomorrow in their annual regular season basketball battle.

U of L has lost four straight to the Wildcats, including their Final Four matchup back in March in New Orleans, but the Cardinals are back this season with an experienced team and bring a 11-1 record and No. 4 ranking to the game.

It will also mark the return of Cards’ center Gorgui Dieng the lineup. He’s missed the last seven games with a broken hand.

Local News
2:35 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Jurich Pressing Pitino to Extend Contract

University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich wants men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino to sign a another contract extension that would keep him at U of L until he’s 70 years old.

Pitino’s current contract expires in 2017, but Jurich says he’s been after the coach to sign on for an additional five years.

The two joked about it briefly during a press conference Monday.

"We get to extend your contract, don’t we?" asked Jurich.

"Yeah," Pitino fired back. "So I can die on the court."

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