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8:38 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Advance to National Championship Game

The Louisville Cardinals advanced Saturday evening to the NCAA Tournament championship game, but not before getting a scare from the Wichita State Shockers.

The overall No. 1-seeded Cardinals trailed by a point at halftime and through most of the second half to the No. 9 seed Shockers, but managed to come back as the game closed.

The Cardinals won 72-68.

Russ Smith led UofL with 21 points.

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7:00 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Rick Pitino: 'Wichita State Can Beat Us'

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Despite being the favorites to win the men’s basketball national championship, Coach Rick Pitino says his Louisville Cardinals face a tough challenge Saturday.

The Cardinals are the NCAA Tournament’s overall No. 1 seed. Pitino says he’s watched their opponent, the No. 9 seeded Wichita State Shockers, and is convinced that they’re underrated.

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10:28 am
Fri April 5, 2013

ESPN: Rick Pitino to Join Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino will join the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining his predecessor Denny Crum, ESPN is reporting.

The announcement for the 2013 Hall of Fame class will be made Monday, ESPN added.

Pitino was nominated in 2012 but was not elected.

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6:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Who is Wichita State and How May the Shockers Beat the Louisville Cardinals?

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The Louisville Cardinals play the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament national semi-final, begging a question—who is Wichita State, anyway?

They're not a renown powerhouse like the other Final Four teams, Louisville, Syracuse and Michigan, though the program did once appear in the Final Four. In 1965.

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4:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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On Wednesday, Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware spoke at news conference attended by every local media outlet and several national news outlets. They all were curious about Ware's right leg, which he broke in Sunday's Elite Eight game before a national televised audience.

Ware's injury was the news peg used by many writers to discuss how the NCAA treats its athletes. Among those was David Sirota, who wrote in Salon.com:

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11:30 am
Thu April 4, 2013

News Special Today on the NCAA's Treatment of College Athletes

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Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware's injury during Sunday's Elite Eight game sparked several articles looking at how college athletes are treated, raising questions about healthcare and the ever-present issue of whether they should be paid.

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6:27 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Traffic Restrictions Planned for Possible Final Four Celebrations

Police plan to institute no stopping or parking restrictions on streets near the University of Louisville and west Louisville on Sunday and possibly Monday because of the potential for celebrations after the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team's Final Four game(s), Metro Police said.

No parking or stopping restrictions will be in effect from 7 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday on:

Third Street from Bloom to Eastern Parkway and Cardinal to Brandeis

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5:10 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware: 'Our Goals are Still the Same'

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Days after he broke his leg on a nationally televised Elite Eight game, Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware said his focus is on seeing his team head to the Final Four—and win a national title.

Ware also described what happened with 6:33 to go in the first half of Sunday's game against the Duke Blue Devils as he was sprawled on the court.

He'd been through a similar play when Louisville played Duke earlier in the season. But this time, Ware said, he landed the wrong way.

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6:55 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Road to the Final Four and Beyond, by the Numbers

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The consensus going to the NCAA Tournament was that the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team had the toughest road to the Final Four, despite being the overall No. 1 seed.

The NCAA Tournament selection committee explained that regions take precedent when creating brackets—and Louisville didn't have far to travel with games in Lexington and Indianapolis.

After the Cardinals won a spot in the Final Four, Coach Rick Pitino said:

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11:21 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Earn a Spot in the Women's Final Four

The Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team pulled another upset Tuesday night to earn a spot in the Final Four.

U of L topped the Tennessee Lady Vols 86-78 in Oklahoma City.

In winning, the No. 5 seed Cardinals beat a better-seeded team for the third straight game—No. 4 seed Purdue, No. 1 seed Baylor and the second-seeded Tennessee.

Shoni Schimmel led the Cardinals with 24 points.

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