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8:05 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Celebrate Villanova Win With Bill Clinton

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The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team defeated Villanova Thursday night in their first game of the 2013 Big East Tournament. And then they hung out with former President Bill Clinton.

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The Cardinals' next Big East Tournament game is against Notre Dame at 9 tonight

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3:47 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Begin Last Big East Tournament As We Know It

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team begin play tonight in what will be the last Big East Conference Tournament as we know it.

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2:04 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Ranked No. 4 in AP Poll; Bracketology Projects a No. 1 Seed

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As a topsy-turvy men's college basketball season winds down, the Louisville Cardinals have vaulted to No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.

The Cardinals were ranked No. 8 last week.  The Indiana Hoosier fell from No. 3 to No. 2. Gonzaga remains the nation's top ranked team. Louisville ended the regular season on a seven-game winning streak, last defeating the No. 24-ranked Notre Dame. 

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4:56 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

College Basketball: U of L vs Notre Dame; UK hosts Florida; IU at Michigan

In college basketball, the Louisville Cardinals return to action tomorrow for an eagerly awaited rematch with Notre Dame.

The Irish beat the Cardinals in five overtimes last month in South Bend.

This is the Cards regular season finale and, and coach Rick Pitino says it’s probably the most important home game of his 12 seasons in Louisville.

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2:58 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

College Basketball: Cards Visit Syracuse; UK at Arkansas; IU Hosts Iowa

The Louisville Cards are back on the road this weekend. 

U of L visits Syracuse in the teams’ second matchup of the year.   The Orange won the first game January 19th in Louisville by two points.

This is the final regular season road game for the Cards.  They have two more home games next week against Cincinnati and Notre Dame.

Saturday's  tipoff at the Carrier Dome is at noon.

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12:04 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Going Camo for Big East Tournament

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The Louisville Cardinals basketball teams will don camouflage pants for the Big East Tournament, starting on March 8 for the women's team and March 12 for the men's team.

Also, the men's uniforms have short sleeves.

The uniforms come from Adidas and are being called the "adizero uniform system."

Here's how they look:

And here are details—many details—about the uniforms from UofL athletics:

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3:30 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

College Basketball: Cards host Seton Hall; UK vs Missouri

The Louisville Cardinals return to the basketball court tomorrow against Seton Hall.

U of L coach Rick Pitino said after the Cards’ five-overtime loss at Notre Dame on February 9 that his team could make up for its poor performance that night by winning the last seven regular season games.  

U of L will seek victory number three toward that goal against the struggling Pirates.   Seton Hall has lost eight in a row.    Tipoff at the KFC Yum Center  is at noon.

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2:49 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Pitino Again a Finalist for Basketball Hall of Fame

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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is once again a finalist for election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Pitino is among 12 finalists for the Class of 2013; others include former players Tim Hardaway and Gary Payton, and former coaches Jerry Tarkanian and Guy Lewis.

The U of L coach, who has taken three different schools to the Final Four and won a championship at Kentucky in 1996, was also a finalist last year but did not make the final cut.

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1:11 am
Sun February 10, 2013

College Basketball: Cards Fall to Irish 104-101 in Five Overtimes

The Louisville Cards and Notre Dame Fighting Irish battled for more than three-and-a-half hours in South Bend last night and this morning, with the Irish finally coming out on top 104-101 in five overtimes.

U of L was seemingly on its way to victory late in regulation, with a seven point lead and 42 seconds left to play,  but Notre Dame came back to tie the game at 60.

The teams traded leads for five extra periods before the Irish pulled ahead for good.   Five of the last six games between the teams have been decided in overtime.

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4:05 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

College Basketball: Cards Visit Notre Dame; UK vs Auburn; IU at OSU

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The Louisville Cards return to the court Saturday  night at Notre Dame.

Number 11 U of L is coming off a victory at Rutgers Wednesday.   The Cards are now 19-4.  This is their  first matchup with the Fighting Irish since the semifinals of the Big East Tournament last March at Madison Square Garden.  The Cards won that game.

Notre Dame is 18-4 and ranked 25th in the country.   The Irish had a three-game winning streak broken Monday by Syracuse.

Tipoff at South Bend is at 9:00pm Saturday.

The Kentucky Wildcats host Auburn at 4:00pm Saturday.