Rick Pitino Says Players Should Be Allowed To Skip College

It's only been since 2006 that high schoolers were banned from jumping straight to the NBA, so it's not as if the current system—which has mainly supplied a series of one-and-dones—has inertia on its side. But basketball programs want more: the Pac-12 presidents have pitched the Power Five on making all freshmen… » 3/22/15 1:03pm 3/22/15 1:03pm

Report: Dismissed Louisville Basketball Player Threatened Girlfriend

Louisville basketball player Chris Jones—who was suspended from the team, reinstated, and finally dismissed yesterday—allegedly threatened to hit his girlfriend last week, according to a University of Louisville Police Department report obtained by Insider Louisville via an open record request. The police report was… » 2/23/15 8:46pm 2/23/15 8:46pm

Louisville Basketball Player Dismissed Days After Being Reinstated

Louisville announced the dismissal of point guard Chris Jones today, two days after the starter was reinstated, and six days after Jones was originally suspended. » 2/22/15 4:33pm 2/22/15 4:33pm

Montrezl Harrell Ejected For Throwing Punch, Making Contact With Ref

Shit kind of hit the fan near the end of the first half of today's Louisville-Western Kentucky game. After a post-rebound scrum between the two teams, Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell tried to throw a punch, and apparently hurt a referee in the process. Shortly after, head coaches Rick Pitino and Ray Harper were… » 12/20/14 1:24pm 12/20/14 1:24pm

Rick Pitino Tried His Best Not To Embarrass Savannah State

"I tried everything," Pitino said of attempting to avoid running up the score in Louisville's 87-26 win over Savannah State. "We played four white guys and an Egyptian." » 11/25/14 9:57am 11/25/14 9:57am

Louisville And Cincinnati Swap Lead Three Times In Final 30 Seconds

After Cincinnati (7) went on a 10-0 run in the last four minutes to get themselves back in it against Louisville (11), the lead changed three times in the final 30 seconds. Thanks to Russ Smith, the Cardinals were on the right end of the eeny-meeny-miny-moe finish and won 58-57. » 2/22/14 3:56pm 2/22/14 3:56pm

Rick Pitino Radio Interview Comes To A Hilarious, Premature End

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has a new book to promote, so he's been doing a handful of radio interviews. Given his past failure as the head coach of the Boston Celtics, he probably should have crossed the Toucher and Rich show in Boston off his list. » 10/03/13 11:25am 10/03/13 11:25am

Here's A Picture Of Rick Pitino's New Tattoo

Pitino promised us that he would get a tattoo to commemorate his team's 2013 championship run, and he has followed through on that promise. It's a perfectly fine tattoo, I guess. Although we were hoping for something with a little more oomph. » 4/26/13 10:38am 4/26/13 10:38am

Louisville Beats Duke To Advance To Final Four

Jesus. That was a bizarre game. Louisville beat Duke 85-63 and will advance to Atlanta to play Wichita State. Obviously the tone was set with Kevin Ware's gruesome injury and it's difficult to really remember what happened before it. Lousiville had a 35-32 lead going in to the half and I had to look that up. » 3/31/13 8:07pm 3/31/13 8:07pm

Louisville Beats Villanova, Hangs With Bill Clinton

Fourth-ranked Louisville rolled over Villanova, a 74-55 trouncing that was both expected and cursory. It sets up a final four showdown with Notre Dame tonight, while Syracuse and Georgetown face off again in the other semifinal. While the Big East tournament isn't dead, it will be different. The current configuration… » 3/15/13 9:00am 3/15/13 9:00am

Rick Pitino Regretted Leaving Kentucky For Boston After He Found Out He…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Pitino regretted leaving Kentucky for Chauncey Billups. » 2/22/13 4:00pm 2/22/13 4:00pm

Rick Pitino's Son To Take Over For Isiah Thomas At FIU

According to Andy Katz, Rick Pitino is reporting that his son will take over the reins at Florida International as they move on from the Isiah Thomas era. Richard Pitino is 29 and has coached with his father and Billy Donovan among others. He was most recently an assistant on this year's Louisville team. » 4/15/12 6:29pm 4/15/12 6:29pm

The Angry, Angry Coaches Of The Final Four: A Video Compilation

Tonight's Final Four promises some great on the court action, both in the intrastate battle between Kentucky and Louisville, and in the Ohio State vs. Kansas game. The games also feature four prominent college basketball Coaches in John Calipari, Rick Pitino, Thad Matta, and Bill Self. » 3/31/12 4:30pm 3/31/12 4:30pm

Why Exactly Do Rick Pitino And John Calipari Hate Each Other?

Louisville vs. Kentucky, by far the more compelling game in this year's Final Four, tips off at just after 6:00 p.m. this evening. There are a few reasons why this game has more going for it than Ohio State vs. Kansas (including not being Ohio State vs. Kansas), but none more interesting than the in-state rivalry and… » 3/31/12 1:14pm 3/31/12 1:14pm

Karen Sypher Wrote A Book About All The Times She Says Rick Pitino…

Karen Sypher's new book, Guilty Until Proven Innocent: "The Karen Sypher Story," might be the most perfectly planned bestseller: it was released this month, just in time for a deep run for Louisville, and it's got a ton of rape, just like The Kite Runner. » 3/30/12 10:45am 3/30/12 10:45am

Rick Pitino: Master Shit-Stirrer

After Louisville came back to beat Florida yesterday, securing a spot in the Final Four, Rick Pitino put on a clinic on how to troll an entire fanbase. With his left hand he builds, and with his right he tears down before you even notice. Asked about a potential showdown with intrastate super-rival, Kentucky, Pitino… » 3/25/12 10:51am 3/25/12 10:51am