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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pitino Offers Scholarship To Maverick Rowan’s AAU Teammate

Photo: HoopSeen the world of college basketball, recruiting is a 365-day-a-year job. Coaches across the country are constantly keeping tabs on the top prospects, but it’s late spring/early summer that they start extending scholarship offers. Rick Pitino and his staff have extended plenty of scholarship offers over the past few weeks. Jonathan Isaac, a 6-foot-9 forward from Hollywood...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Fans Need To Get Familiar With VJ King

Photo: BigShots.comWhen Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson joined Rick Pitino’s staff last year, he was tabbed as a home-run hire due to his outstanding recruiting reputation. So far so good as Pitino will welcome in a top ten recruiting class in 2015 with two five star prospects. Johnson along with the rest of the staff played a big role in Louisville’s 2016 class, but I don’t...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Says Louisville’s 2015-16 Schedule Might Put Him “In (His) Grave”

With the release of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge games, Louisville’s 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule is nearly all set. And it’s going to be a pretty-tough one.  The Cardinals, who will play at Michigan State in the challenge, have a non-conference road game at Kentucky. In the ACC, Louisville will play Duke twice, Virginia twice, North Carolina, Syracuse, Notre Dame and North...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Louisville Commit Dunks Ball Off Made 3-Point Shot…Before it Hits Ground

We’ve seen some dynamic displays of athleticism over the past few years, but Louisville commit Donovan Mitchell may have just topped them all. The four-star guard from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire has been working to perfect an unbelievable dunk, per Howie Lindsey of CardinalSports.com, and he achieved perfection during a recent session in the gym: pic.twitter.com/AtOOFed2vR...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Has Reached Out To Former SMU Commit LaGerald Vick

Photo: Kelly KlineWith one scholarship left for next season, Rick Pitino and his staff are certainly keeping their options open. Maverick Rowan, a 6-foot-7 swing man from the 2016 class has been the main target since the commitment from Damion Lee. Pitino and staff are hoping Rowan will reclassify and join the program in 2015, but it’s still unclear if he’ll be able to do that...
Via The Cardinal Connect
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Daily News Writer Believes St. John’s Can Make A Run At Rick Pitino

Twitter/@MattCaputo Will Louisville head coach Rick Pitino be the next head coach of St. John’s basketball? The thought that the Hall of Famer would leave powerhouse Louisville for the middling Red Storm seems ludicrous, but New York Daily News writer Roger Rubin believes that it is a real possibility: It’s the same reaction most have to the idea of getting Pitino, who has...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Rick Pitino In Hot Water For Using The Word “Midget” In Post-Game Interview

Today’s Louisville-UC Irvine game was quite a sight, as Louisville’s sizable frontcourt looked small when posting up against 7-foot-6 Anteaters center Mamadou N’Diaye.  Pitino commented on that after the game, but used the word “midget” when describing the appearance of his players by comparison, which is generally considered a pejorative term for little people. Pitino...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino jokes he drinks vodka out of his NCAA cup

If you’ve ever been to an NCAA Tournament game, you’re familiar with the NCAA’s extremely strict policies about basically everything in the arena. Advertisements that aren’t for the NCAA get covered up, the blue circle logo is everywhere and, perhaps most importantly, whatever you’re drinking better be coming out of a paper NCAA cup.  Rick Pitino is a follower of the...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino raves about Kentucky with great quote

Kentucky is an awesome, historically-good college basketball team, and nobody may be higher on them than Rick Pitino. Though Pitino coaches the rival Louisville Cardinals, he had plenty of praise for the Wildcats when speaking about them on Tuesday. He even cracked a great line saying that their toughest opponent is probably their reserve players....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitino embarrasses student reporter for no reason

Rick Pitino was very disappointed after Louisville was bounced from the ACC Tournament on Thursday at the hands of a 70-60 loss to North Carolina, so he decided to take it out on a student reporter. Before opening things up for questions, Pitino said in his opening remarks that the Cardinals “went cold” when North...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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