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LouisvilleKY will face Michigan in 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 3

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Michigan in the 21st Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge in the KFC Yum! Center on Dec. 3. The game time and television network will be announced at a later date. Ranked eighth nationally in the final Associated Press poll, Michigan achieved a 30-7 record during the 2018-19 season, its second straight 30-win season and just the fifth in program history with as many victories.  The Wolverines were the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament West Region and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year, becoming one of four schools…


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LouisvilleKY to celebrate 50th anniversary of iconic Dirt Bowl with tournament, series of community events

  Photo from Louisville Dirty Bowl’s Facebook page… LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the iconic Dirt Bowl tournament is returning for a historic 50th year with plans to commemorate the tournament’s anniversary with a series of events in addition to the tournament, which will begin the weekend of June 22 with games on the hard courts at Shawnee Park. “The Dirt Bowl is an enormous part of Louisville sports history,” said the Mayor. “From NBA stars to young people, this tournament brings together our community to share good times and watch great basketball. I’m thrilled to join others…


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Three “Color” Events Set for Upcoming LouisvilleKY Men’s Basketball Games  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three “color” events are among upcoming special events for fans at the remaining five University of Louisville men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center. UofL opens the month of February with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face No. 9 North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 2.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 2 p.m. game.  Louisville has won seven of its previous 12 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.   The…


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Graduate Guard Khwan Fore Will Play for LouisvilleKY Basketball

          LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Khwan Fore, a starting guard for the last two seasons at the University of Richmond, has signed a financial aid agreement at the University of Louisville to play his final collegiate basketball season with the Cardinals.           “Khwan is an explosive athlete who will be one of our better perimeter defenders,” said UofL Coach Chris Mack. “With so many talented ball-handlers on our schedule, his ability to contain the dribble will be challenged. He’s tough, well coached and as a senior will provide added experience to our roster immediately. During his visit, our team…


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Grand Marshals named for Louisville’s beloved parade

    Louisville, KY.  – This year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade will be a blast from the past for Festival fans. In honor of this year’s parade theme “ThrowbackThursday,” former coaching rivals and basketball fan favorites Joe B. Hall and Denny Crum will serve as the parade’s Co-Grand Marshals. It’s a familiar role for the coaches who also participated in the 1975 parade. “The parade is the event that started the Festival 63 years ago and this year’s march will be a trip down memory lane,” said Mike Berry, KDF President and CEO. “Who better to evoke great memories than two coaches…


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Mack Fills LouisvilleKy’s Coaching Staff with Three Experienced Assistants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three experienced assistant men’s basketball coaches have joined head coach Chris Mack’s staff at the University of Louisville, including Dino Gaudio, Luke Murray and Mike Pegues.  Pegues (pronounced puh-GEESE) has worked as an assistant coach with Mack for the past six seasons at Xavier, Murray has been an assistant coach with Mack for the past three seasons at Xavier, and Gaudio is a former basketball television analyst who has 23 years of collegiate coaching experience, including a stint at Wake Forest with Mack.  Luke Murray Murray has operated on college basketball staffs for the last 11 seasons…


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University of Louisville’s Pitino, Jurich suspended from program

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – It looks like University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich and Men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino are on an extended vacation, albeit involuntarily. According to news reports blanketing television, radio and social media, the two have been suspended “effective immediately”. This comes one day after UofL was notified that it’s is under federal investigation. News reports say the basketball program is under FBI investigation for fraud involving Adidas. According to a UofL press release, university president Dr. Greg Postel informed the men of their suspension following allegations that “a men’s basketball coach participated…


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Louisville Loses Chane Behanan

Rick Pitino, coach of the Louisville Cardinals Basketball team announced earlier today (Thursday) that Chane Behanan’s is suspended indefinitely, effectively immediately for a “violation of university and team rules” and “no longer a part of” the program. When asked if Chane Behanan can come back on the Louisville team?” Rick Pitino announced that It is possible but not probable. According to sources it was Tom Jurich that made the call on letting Behanango. Of course indefinitely, in Louisville basketball terms may be he can rejoin the team as soon as December. In typical Rick Pitino style, when pressed as to…


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Pitino’s without the Fab Five in New Orleans

After Louisville won the 2013 championship the NCAA Coach Rick Pitino told the media they were denied a chance to go and support the Women’s Team by the NCAA, who cited it as an extra benefit. After that, it looked like the team would be forced to watch the game on their campus. Then, after much pressure, the NCAA said it was prepared to help the team get there. So Pitino and his staff flew to New Orleans on Tuesday, but without the team that won the National Championship the day before. Although the team wanted to support the school’s…


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Russdiculous Transfers away from Pitino

Russ leaves Pitino   Rick Pitino’s 3-year-old colt honoring Russ Smith, Louisville’s favorite basketball player was dropped in for a maiden $30,000 claiming race at Santa Anita Thursday. The $145,000 auction purchase last year finished second and was claimed out of the race for the $30,000. After losing 4 times in maiden special weight company, you have to wonder whether  the real Russ Smith may have been able to do better.     Before feeling too sorry for Rick, remember that The University of Louisville Athletic Association, Inc.  extended his contract through the 2021-22 season, adding five years to his existing agreement and…