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  1. Hancock joins Pitino's honorary stable

    Eamonn Brennan

    Rick Pitino loves horses. Last season he started a new custom in his hobby of naming horses for his own Louisville players. The honor was first bestowed last summer to Peyton Siva ("Siva") and Gorgui Dieng ("Dieng"), which was followed by "Russdiculo...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  2. Believe it or not, Cards keyed by offense

    Eamonn Brennan

    ATLANTA -- Beginning exactly one year ago today, we've known, or thought we've known, what Louisville was. Louisville was the best defensive team in the country. That's usually as far as it went. The Cardinals dominated defensively in 2012, and af...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 82, Michigan 76

    Eamonn Brennan

    ATLANTA -- The Louisville Cardinals are your 2013 national champions after beating Michigan 82-76. Overview: It was everything a national title game should be. Great offense, great pace, great performances, great stories and, having withstood all ...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  4. Digging In: Louisville Cardinals

    Eamonn Brennan

    "Digging In" is our in-depth look at what makes each of the Final Four teams tick, with an assist from the coaches who scout and prep for these teams all season. Our final scout: Louisville. How good is Louisville? Good enough to make opposing coa...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  5. Four for Four: All about the guards

    Eamonn Brennan

    Four for Four is our quick look at a few things you need to know right here and now about the 2013 Final Four. We did it last April too, but I can't remember why the introduction was so long. "Guards win in the tournament." There are a lot of c...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  6. A Closer Look: Louisville 58, Syracuse 53

    Eamonn Brennan

    A quick dive into Louisville's big Saturday afternoon win at the Carrier Dome: Overview: Here's the thing: If you sat down to watch Syracuse-Louisville expecting a free-flowing, finesse, up-tempo game of basketball, then you don't know much about ...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  7. Weekend Watch: Cuse-Louisville preview

    Eamonn Brennan

    Scouting Louisville: The Cardinals reached the Final Four last season not only through timely plays and Russ Smith's overcaffeinated brilliance, but because Rick Pitino unleashed the frightening power of the nation's best defense for five consecutive...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  8. Cards must weather Dieng's broken wrist

    Eamonn Brennan

    Other than that whole UCLA thing -- I've watched that Norman Powell foul like 10 times already; it is sublime -- the biggest news of Sunday night came from Louisville. Forward Gorgui Dieng will miss an indefinite amount of time with a broken scaphoid...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  9. We won't hear much from Behanan this fall

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last December, before Louisville played The Buzzsaw That Was Kentucky to a respectably close margin on New Year's Eve, and months before it won the Big East tournament and went to the Final Four, where it would match up with Kentucky well enough agai...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  10. Montrezl Harrell gives Louisville bonus size

    Eamonn Brennan

    Louisville's frontcourt was already quite good. Power forward Chane Behanan is prepared to take a star sophomore leap. Center Gorgui Dieng could already be the nation's best shot-blocker not named Jeff Withey or Nerlens Noel, while Dieng's offensive ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  11. Northwestern actually has bigs now

    Eamonn Brennan

    You already know about the first. It's Louisville forward Jared Swopshire, who transferred out of Rick Pitino's program this spring in search of more playing time -- a scarce quantity in a frontcourt that already includes Chane Behanan, Gorgui Dieng,...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  12. Pitino names horses after Dieng, Siva

    Eamonn Brennan

    Throughout the 2012 NCAA tournament, and the Louisville Cardinals' unlikely run to the Final Four, Rick Pitino spoke openly and frequently about his feelings for his current team -- how much he loved coaching them, how hard they worked, how they maxi...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  13. Swopshire takes his talents to Northwestern

    Eamonn Brennan

    The 2012-13 Louisville frontcourt is pretty much set. At center, there is ever-developing block specialist Gorgui Dieng. At power forward, there is Chane Behanan, an adept post scorer who could be the nation's likeliest big-time breakout candidate...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  14. Halftime Reax: Kentucky 35, Louisville 28

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS - A few quick bulleted thoughts on the first half of our first Final Four matchup: Louisville should be thrilled it trails by only seven. The Cardinals are, as expected, outclassed at every position. Nothing is coming easy on the off...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  15. Pitino, Cardinals relishing ragtag journey

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- Russ Smith always wanted to play for Rick Pitino. The only problem? Pitino didn't want to coach Russ Smith. The coach had seen plenty of the diminutive, scattershot guard as a seventh- and eighth-grader at the Louisville basketball ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  16. Gorgui Dieng living his dream

    Eamonn Brennan

    Louisville center Gorgui Dieng has come a long way -- both on and off the court -- since he left Kebemer, Senegal, and came to the United States three years ago. He arrived as a bean pole with minimal skills and no grasp of the English language. Last...

    Blog | March 27, 2012