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As columnists rip Rick Pitino, Louisville coach publishes blog post saying he won’t give up his job

Thursday, on  his blog, Rick Pitino vowed not to resign over the stripper scandal. “Let’s let the investigators do their job and we will play basketball,” the Louisville basketball coach posted as part of his preview for the 2015-16 season. … Continue reading

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BBL: Bad news for Hawkins, Kidd-Gilchrist

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: The news came Monday night that UK guard Dominique Hawkins fractured a bone in his right hand during practice over the weekend and will miss four weeks. Allen Feldhaus, Jr., Hawkin’s high school coach at … Continue reading

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After Friday’s bombshell allegations involving sex and recruits, Louisville basketball is well, you know

There is a verb that could be used as a noun  that would perfectly describe what Louisville basketball is right now, but we’re all about family here at the blog so we’ll let you use your imagination. I prefer the Big Bang … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino signs deal taking him up to age 73

Louisville has extended basketball coach Rick Pitino’s contract, the school announced Tuesday. The coach has agreed to a new deal through the end of the 2025-26 season. Pitino would be 73 years old at that time. The coach will make … Continue reading

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BBL: Name changes; recruiting rankings; Florida job

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Willie Trill Cauley-Stein’s name change is official, reports Hannah Scheller of the Herald-Leader. Kentucky reaches out to possible 2015 basketball recruit, reports Ben Roberts of NextCats. LaGerald Vick drawing interest from UK and others, reports … Continue reading

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Records for the NCAA Sweet 16 coaches

Wednesday morning I wrote on the coaches with teams in the Sweet 16 and how this year experience apparently matters. Seven of the 16 coaches are at least 60 years old. Fourteen of the 16 are at least 50. Nine … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise, Louisville’s Chris Jones is back

When Rick Pitino said on the pre-game show before Louisville played Syracuse on Wednesday night that suspended guard Chris Jones might not return to the team for the rest of the season, you knew what was about to happen.

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Rick Pitino on Cats: “I’m impressed how humble they are”

LOUISVILLE — My scouting mission took me to the Yum Center on Tuesday night to write about Louisville and the fourth-ranked Cards’ 80-55 win over Reggie Theus and Cal State-Northridge in advance of Saturday’s showdown with top-ranked Kentucky. “They’re just … Continue reading

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BBL: Counting down to UK-UCLA on Saturday

Big Blue Links for Friday: John Calipari says UCLA’s lack of depth could actually work to the Bruins’ advantage, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. Calipari said his three best teams played six or seven players. Those teams were his … Continue reading

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BBL: ECU’s Lincoln Riley asked about Kentucky job

Big Blue Links for Monday: Bench bails out UK women in 71-55 win over Belmont, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. “We just don’t seem to really try to play our best,” UK coach Matthew Mitchell said. “It just seems like … Continue reading

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