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

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

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… » 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