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Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason Top 25

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The Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook released their preseason top 25. There are six ACC teams ranked, with Louisville coming in at number 6. Take a look at where everyone else is ranked and let us know what you think.

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Men’s Basketball Tickets On Sale Now

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If you haven’t bought your tickets for the 2017/2018 UofL Men’s Basketball season, you still have time. Here is how to do so:

The Rivalry Games College Basketball Needs Right Now

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College Basketball is right around the corner. While it feels like we have just settled into football season, we have a little over a month before basketball is happening as well. Myron Medcalf with ESPN.com sat down and dreamed up the rivalry games the sport needs. That WE need. Take a look and let us know what you think about them.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/20739634/some-college-basketball-matchups-ned-see-include-kansas-wichita-state-maryland-duke-more

Tickets For UofL Men’s Basketball Home Games, Now Available

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You can now buy tickets to all 21 of the UofL Men’s Basketball team’s home games. They start out as low as $19. Find out all the information you need below.

Rick Pitino Comments On One And Done Rule

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Rick Pitino has never been shy to share his opinions on the one and done rule that the NCAA and NBA have put in place. It is just not for him. But Coach Pitino has met with Marty Smith with ESPN and mentions that he believes the one and done will be a thing of the past within the next two years. You can see the full interview below.

Rick Pitino Is The Celebrity Guest Picker

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The celebrity guest picker for today’s ESPN College Gameday is the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball coach, Rick Pitino!

Marty Smith Tours Louisville

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Leading up to game day, Marty Smith took a tour around the beautiful city of Louisville. He even ran into a surprise guest along the way. Check it out below!

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David Johnson Commits To UofL


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Tonight, The University of Louisville’s Men’s Basketball team picked up a big time local recruit. David Johnson, out of Trinity High School, gave Coach Rick Pitino his first big commit of 2019’s recruiting class. He is rated the number 29 player in the class. David reminds me of a Terry Rozier with bigger size.

Donovan Mitchell Talks About Lamar

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If you haven’t already, you should really click on the Twitter hashtag #ADayWithDonovan. It’s very interesting, if you like Louisville fan favorites. In this video he talks about his relationship with Lamar Jackson…..

Russ Smith Signs With New Team

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Jeff Greer, from the Courier-Journal, spoke with big Russ and confirmed that his son has signed a new deal with a team in China.

“Smith, the 6-foot guard who averaged 61.2 points per game last season in China’s second-tier league, signed a one-year deal with the Fujian Sturgeons, who play in the top-flight Chinese Basketball Association.”

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Can The NBA And NCAA Ever Work Together?

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Everyone knows that there is some tensions with the NBA and NCAA relationship, especially when it comes to preparing college basketball players for the NBA. Jonathan Givony with ESPN.COM goes into more detail about how that could soon be changing.

The NCAA brought 19 college basketball athletes to Indianapolis this past weekend for the Elite Student-Athlete Symposium, an educational program that attempted to tackle head-on “the challenges and pitfalls” highly touted prospects face, with an eye toward helping them pursue a career in professional basketball.

Louisville’s VJ King and Anas Mahmoud were both in attendance.

Louisville Basketball Schedules Pro Day

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The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team has scheduled their very first Pro Day for October 7th as reported by Evan Daniels with Scout.com. It will be divided up into two practices and head coach Rick Pitino has already said they will be extremely athletic practices. He also believes he has 5 or 6 legitimate first round picks coming off this year’s team. The Cards are ranked 6th heading into the season by CBS Sports.

 

Cardinal Basketball Family Reunion

Louisville Cardinals head coach Pitino holds up the trophy as he and his team celebrate after defeating the Michigan Wolverines in their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

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Cardinals Forever,  Russdiculous, STV, Wichita and Lukeeeeeeeee all had dinner with Coach Pitino tonight at Jeff Rubys. There is a reason the 2013 team was so special to so many people, and those four guys are a huge part of it.

Cards Ranked #1 Defense Going Into Basketball Season

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John Gasaway with ESPN Insiders ranked the top five defenses going into the college basketball season. Rick Pitino has always been known for his aggressive defense, so it is no surprise that this years team comes in at number 1. Check out the other four teams below, and let us know what you think about the rankings. Any surprises? Or are they the teams you expected to see.

ACC Expected To Release 2017-2018 Men’s Basketball Schedule Thursday

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Jon Rothstein reported today that the ACC is expected to release the 2017-2018 Men’s Basketball schedule tomorrow. What matchup are you most anticipating?

UofL Vs Indiana Basketball Gets Tip Time

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The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball game against Indiana University had its tip time announced today. They will tip-off at 2 PM on December 9th at the KFC Yum! Center.

University of Louisville Football Press Conference (Purdue & UNC)

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Today, head coach Bobby Petrino, senior Linebacker Trevon Young and Junior quarterback Lamar Jackson met with the media today. They all recapped the Purdue game and previewed the UNC game this weekend.

Petrino Presser (UNC – 9.4)

 

UofL Bookstore To Host Donovan Mitchell Autograph Session

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It was announced today that Donovan Mitchell will be at the UofL Bookstore signing autographs on September 16th. The exact time should be announced in the coming days!

Louisville Football Presser: Sept 4th TweetCap

Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino, Heisman Trophy Winner Lamar Jackson & Trevon Young via @UofLFootball

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Russ Smith Is Not Giving Up On NBA Dream

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Russ Smith had an incredible season this summer in China. He averaged 61.2 points, while adjusting to the rougher style of play. Now he has signed to play in China’s highest league, but his ultimate goal has not changed. He still wants to end up in the NBA. Dennis Chambers with Basketball Insiders sat down with Russ Smith to talk about how life is going.

http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-russ-smith-is-trying-to-score-his-way-back-into-the-nba/amp/