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7:00 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Rick Pitino to Join Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday

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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today.

Pitino, who guided the Cardinals to a national title in April, is part of a seven member class that includes retired NBA players Bernard King and Gary Payton and former coaches Guy Lewis and Jerry Tarkanian.

The group will be inducted this  afternoon in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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4:48 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Former UK Basketball Star Wayne Turner Joins U of L Staff

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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has announced that former Kentucky star Wayne Turner is joining his staff as an assistant.

Turner played for Pitino for two seasons at UK, and helped the Wildcats reach three consecutive NCAA championship games.   He was part of UK’s 1996 and 1998 title teams, the second with coach Tubby Smith.

Pitino said in a statement that Turner will live with U of L players while helping coaches with game preparation, scouting and recruiting.

Local News
1:56 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Sales of Maker's Mark Pitino Bottle to Benefit Academic Center

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One of Kentucky’s best-known bourbon producers is selling thousands more commemorative bottles of its product to raise money for the University of Louisville.

Maker’s Mark is selling 12,600 bottles featuring a photo and tribute to men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.

Proceeds will to the U of L Center of Excellence, an $8 million facility for student-athletes in all sports that will be built on campus.

Maker’s Mark began producing  U of L commemorative  bottles last year in support of the center, which will be located at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Local News
12:45 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Rick Pitino's Awesome Spring Continues With Maker's Mark Commemorative Bottle

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Rick Pitino will be featured on a limited edition series of Maker's Mark bourbon bottles benefiting a University of Louisville academic project.

It's the latest honor for the Cardinals' men's basketball coach, who led the team to the 2013 national championship and will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in September. (He was also introduced to body art recently.)

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10:27 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Rick Pitino Gets a Louisville Cardinals Tattoo, as Promised

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Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino promised that he'd get a celebratory tattoo if his team won 2013 national championship.

They did. 

And so Pitino has carried through with the promise. He got his body art Friday morning at Tattoo Salvation, 1421 Bardstown Road, by artist Adam Potts, University of Louisville athletics says.

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6:46 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Basketball Teams to be Pegasus Parade Grand Marshals

The Louisville Cardinals men's and women's basketball teams will be grand marshals for the 2013 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade. 

The Kentucky Derby Festival began a social media campaign earlier this week to attract the teams—as the men's team won the NCAA national championship and the women's team played in the title game.

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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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3:38 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Rick Pitino: Kevin Ware Expected to Join Louisville Cardinals for Final Four

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Injured guard Kevin Ware is doing well the day after breaking his right leg in a Final Four game against the Duke Blue Devils, Coach Rick Pitino said on Monday.


"He's up and about—he's actually on crutches walking," Pitino said. "They want his blood flowing. The only thing they're concerned about at this point in the next 48 hours because the bone comes out of the skin they're concerned about a five or ten percent chance of infection. If no infection takes place, they'll be very excited."

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4:48 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

With the NCAA's Top Seed, Pitino's Cards Set Sights on Next Goal

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino says his team has worked hard to earn its top overall seed in the NCAA tournament, but the Cards are not dwelling on the designation.

Pitino says its one of many steps toward the ultimate goal of winning a national championship.

"When we lost three in a row, we set goals.   We set regular season goals, we set tournament goals, we set seeding goals.  Now you go on to your next goal.  Until it ends, you just keep putting forth goals to your basketball team," Pitino said today. 

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