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  1. American Athletic Conference 2013-14 Preview: Louisville comes back strong

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  2. Kevin Ware to suit up for Louisville’s opener on November 9

    Oct 10, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

    Louisville v Wichita State

    As the start of the regular season approaches, the return of Louisville guard Kevin Ware does as well. According to head coach Rick Pitino the junior guard, who suffered a broken leg in the first half of Louisville’s Elite Eight victory over Duke in March, is expected to be in uniform when the defending national…

  3. Louisville guard Kevin Ware cleared to begin basketball workouts

    Oct 4, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

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    Given the nature of the injury suffered by Louisville guard Kevin Ware during the Cardinals’ Elite 8 win over Duke in the NCAA tournament, few expected the junior to be ready to practice in the days leading up to the defending national champion’s season opener on November 9 against the College of Charleston. But less…

  4. 2014 center Chinanu Onuaku verbally commits to attend Louisville

    Oct 4, 2013, 3:59 PM EST

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    Another of the nation’s top interior prospects in the 2014 class is off the board, as 6-foot-10 center Chinanu Onuaku verbally committed to attend [school] during a press conference held at Riverdale Baptist High School in Upper Marlboro, Md. Onuaku, the younger brother of former Syracuse center Arinze Onuaku, chose Louisville over Georgetown and Miami.…

  5. 2014 combo guard JaQuan Lyle de-commits from Louisville

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:33 PM EST

    Scout.com

    In late June the Louisville recruiting haul for 2014 received a nice boost in the form of 6-5 combo guard JaQuan Lyle, who is regarded as a Top 25 prospect by most major scouting services. However that move triggered the domino that was Quentin Snider de-committing from his hometown school in July, and on Thursday Snider…

  6. Louisville guard Kevin Ware may not be back until spring semester

    Sep 6, 2013, 1:42 PM EST

    Louisville v Wichita State

    On Monday, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino addressed the status of guard Kevin Ware during a press conference focused on the coach’s upcoming induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In short, Pitino stated that the staff would take its time with Ware, who broke his leg during the Cardinals’ Elite 8 victory…

  7. Louisville lands verbal commitment from 2014 forward Jaylen Johnson

    Sep 6, 2013, 10:40 AM EST

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    Already holding verbal commitments from elite perimeter prospects Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle, the Louisville Cardinals have been hard at work on the recruiting trail in search of front court reinforcements. One week after having big men Trey Lyles and Chinanu Onuaku on campus for official visits, the school received a verbal commitment from 6-9…

  8. Rick Pitino sounds off on NCAA denying Rakeem Buckles a waiver

    Sep 1, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Rakeem Buckles

    This summer has provided a number of interesting rules by the NCAA, and Louisville head coach voiced his opinion on Friday in the wake of one of the NCAA’s most recent head-scratching rulings. Rakeem Buckles started his career at Louisville, but decided to follow Richard Pitino to the FIU, sat out the season, and then…

  9. Rick Pitino caps off huge week with Hall of Fame induction

    Apr 8, 2013, 2:51 PM EST

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    Regardless of how good you thought your week was, Rick Pitino’s was better. First, his son was hired at Minnesota to replace Tubby Smith as its next head coach. Aside from the fact that Pitino is his son, he was also a former assistant at Louisville. Then, Pitino’s co-owned horse, Goldencents, won the Santa Anita Derby…

  10. CBT Podcast: The Final Four and more

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

    Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

    The CBT Podcast is here to finish off the 2012-2013 NCAA college basketball season in style. Raphielle Johnson joins Troy Machir (Me) to discuss a busy week of news and notes from the college basketball world. The release of the video tapes documenting Mike Rice’s disturbing practice behavior and his subsequent firing from Rutgers is…

  11. Louisville says it is not profiting off of Kevin Ware tribute gear

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:10 PM EST

    Kevin Ware shirt

    Social media reacted negatively Wednesday to new “Ri5e to the Occasion” shirts that adidas began selling on its website for $24.99 a pop. The shirt references a slogan already used in Louisville team apparel, but is modified slightly to include the No. 5, that of which currently belongs to guard Kevin Ware. Ware, of course,…

  12. VIDEO: Seth Davis, Dan Patrick discuss coverage of Kevin Ware’s injury

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:05 PM EST

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    Deciding how to handle a traumatic event on live television is one of the most difficult and sensitive decisions in all of broadcast production. There is no handbook on how to handle the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event on live television. On Sunday, CBS did a masterful job navigating the through the aftermath of…

  13. Louisville-Duke Preview: Legendary coaches and more with Final Four berth on the line

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

    Louisville Cardinals players and coach Pitino celebrate basket agasint Syracue Orange during second half in Big East NCAA men's basketball game in New York

    Louisville came into the NCAA tournament as one of the country’s hottest teams and that hasn’t changed in its pursuit of the Final Four. Now, coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals are one win away, impeded only by a long-standing symbol of college basketball supremacy, Duke. Can Coach K and the Blue Devils continue to…

  14. Preview: No. 4 Louisville meets No. 19 Syracuse for Big East championship

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Louisville Syracuse

    Louisville and Syracuse meet Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The winner is the final Big East champion as we’ve come to know it and will earn an automatic bid. The loser will follow along into the NCAA tournament with an at-large. But both, perhaps more importantly in the historical context…

  15. Peyton Siva delivers, Louisville advances to Big East final

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:53 PM EST

    Peyton Siva

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– Peyton Siva’s play down the stretch last season was one of the major reasons Louisville made a run to the Final Four in New Orleans. His run of strong outings began in the 2012 Big East. After No. 4 Louisville’s win Friday night over Notre Dame, we have to ask ourselves if…

  16. The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 11 Preview

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    The NCAA Tournament doesn’t get going until March 19, but for the real college hoops fans, the days leading up to Selection Sunday is when the madness really begins. Over the next two weeks teams will fight for the postseason lives. Bubbles will burst and tickets will be punched, and Cinderellas will be born. This…

  17. Luke Hancock is hero in Louisville win over Syracuse, but Siva concerns remain

    Mar 2, 2013, 2:27 PM EST

    Luke Hancock

    On a day when Peyton Siva, Chane Behanan, and Wayne Blackshear combined to go 2-of-21 from the floor, including 1-of-14 from three-point range, Louisville needed another scorer Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The answer ended up being a 6-6 transfer from George Mason, junior Luke Hancock. Hancock was 4-of-5 from three-point range off the bench…

  18. Pregame Shootaround 2.9.13: Peyton Siva, Russ Smith meet tough Notre Dame backcourt in South Bend

    Feb 9, 2013, 9:32 AM EST

    Russ Smith Peyton Siva

    Game of the Day: No. 11 Louisville vs. No. 25 Notre Dame (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Louisville has won three straight games after losing three in a row as part of a bad stretch in late January. In hand with that turnaround has been Peyton Siva reemerging after struggling during the Cardinals’ losing streak. Since…

  19. Pregame Shootaround 2.3.13: Marquette-Louisville sets table for Super Bowl

    Feb 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Buzz Williams

    Game of the Day: No. 12 Louisville vs. No. 25 Marquette (2:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Marquette coach Buzz Williams has his team where few expected it to be after losing key starters Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder after last season. The Golden Eagles are competing and contending in the Big East, off to a 6-1…

  20. Late Night Snacks: Court-storming students own the night

    Jan 23, 2013, 12:29 AM EST

    Wake Forest court storm

    Game of the Day: Wake Forest 86, No. 18 NC State 84 There haven’t been many things to get truly excited about at Wake Forest in the two-plus seasons coach Jeff Bzdelik has been at the school, but Tuesday’s win over a ranked team gave Demon Deacon fans a reason to storm the floor. Devin…

  21. Who will be new No. 1 in the college basketball polls on Monday?

    Jan 13, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Rick Pitino

    With four undefeated teams teams losing for the first time this week (Duke, Wyoming, Arizona, Michigan), there will be some shuffling at the top of the polls when they are released Monday. Who will be the new No. 1? We take a look at the top contenders and some longshots below: Louisville? Rick Pitino’s Cardinals,…

  22. Calipari denies knowing about the free throw switch

    Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 AM EST

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    Last Saturday, Kentucky fell to Louisville on the road 80-77. Following the Wildcats loss, it was discovered that Kentucky got a little creative at the free throw line. Towards the end of the first half, Nerlens Noel got fouled by Russ Smith, trailing 35-27. However, Noel, a 52 percent free throw shooter on the year…

  23. Angel Nunez announces his transfer to Gonzaga on Instagram

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:48 AM EST

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    Following Gonzaga’s 94-87 win against Baylor in Spokane on Friday night, former Louisville forward announced he would transfer via his Instagram account (photo below). Nick Coffey of TheCardinalConnect.com  first reported the news of Nunez’s photo surfacing on Instagram. On Nunez’s Instagram photo, the caption read, “New home, new team…Officially a Gonzaga Bulldog.” Nunez’s Twitter account…

  24. Louisville center Gorgui Dieng will reportedly undergo x-ray on injured wrist Wednesday

    Dec 26, 2012, 12:34 PM EST

    Gorgui Dieng

    Louisville shot-blocker Gorgui Dieng will reportedly undergo an x-ray on his injured left wrist to gauge the progress of his recovery Wednesday, TheCardinalConnect.com is reporting. Dieng has been out of action since Nov. 23 when he fell awkwardly on defense against Missouri in the Battle 4 Atlantis, breaking the scaphoid bone in his left wrist. It…

  25. Louisville shot-blocker Gorgui Dieng likely to sit out with injury until after New Year’s Day

    Dec 18, 2012, 3:06 PM EST

    Rick Pitino

    Louisville center Gorgui Dieng will likely miss at least another two weeks with a wrist injury, Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino announced Tuesday, as reported by Kent Taylor of NBC affiliate WAVE-TV in Kentucky. Dieng has already missed five games after falling awkwardly and injuring the wrist Nov. 23 against Missouri in the Battle 4 Atlantis…