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

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

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

25 Years After Run With Providence, Rick Pitino And Billy Donovan…

The built-in storyline for this afternoon's Louisville-Florida game is the connection between the two head coaches. In 1987, Rick Pitino coached a Providence team, lead by point guard Billy Donovan, to the Final Four by exploiting the new rules-change that created the three-point shot. There are several stories » 3/24/12 3:37pm 3/24/12 3:37pm

"I'm Not Coaching After 2017!" Rick Pitino Prematurely Ejaculates

Rick Pitino announced today that he will stop coaching once his Louisville contract runs out after the 2016-17 season: "When you're 59, you're realistic that you don't have a whole lot of years left," Pitino said at a news conference before the No. 4 Cardinals play Georgetown on Wednesday. "My contract's going to run out… » 12/27/11 3:45pm 12/27/11 3:45pm

Rick Pitino Is Introspective About The Big East Exodus, Invokes "Good…

Because Pitino is the Louisville coach, he's concerned with what Syracuse and Pitt leaving the conference will mean for those left behind. Because Pitino is Italian, he doesn't know how to describe his feelings with anything but a Godfather reference. (Warning: crappy music plays automatically at Pitino's site.) » 9/19/11 12:00pm 9/19/11 12:00pm