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  1. Harrell's big game gets Cards a big win

    Eamonn Brennan

    STORRS, Conn. -- After 677 career wins and two national titles, Louisville coach Rick Pitino is not a man accustomed to ceding control of a timeout. But Saturday night, just before the biggest shot of the biggest win of Louisville's season, he passed...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  2. Rick Pitino reveals his scouting notebook

    Eamonn Brennan

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino is fast becoming a prolific offseason blogger. Just last week, Pitino released a "radical" idea for Big East divisional realignment. Today, he's using his site -- which greets users with fresh instrumental beats, so put o...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  3. Rick Pitino ends coaching rumors about son

    Eamonn Brennan

    Richard Pitino, son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, was a candidate at Boston University before it hired now-Penn State coach Pat Chambers. Naturally, when Chambers left BU, the younger Pitino was one of the first and most prominent candidates menti...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  4. Pitino won't coach Puerto Rico after all

    Eamonn Brennan

    In December, Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced that he had agreed to take a summer job. In the summer of 2011, Pitino would serve as head coach of the Puerto Rico national team in the FIBA Tournament of the Americas, with an eye on qualification...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  5. Despite bad decision, Pitino has Samuels' back

    Eamonn Brennan

    There's no question Louisville coach Rick Pitino would have liked for Samardo Samuels to return for another year in 2010-11. Samuels' decision is not a wise one; the big man will be lucky to get drafted in the bottom end of the second round, if at al...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  6. Top 50 coaches: No. 5 Rick Pitino

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 5: Louisville's Rick Pitino. On Tuesday, we release No. 4. I am a firm believer in the aesthetics of...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  7. Proposed rules changes a good start

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks since Louisville cut down the nets, we've heard of two rules change proposals winding their way through the NCAA's vast tangles of procedural bureaucracy. The first was Tom Izzo's acknowledgment that the sport, with its coaches' support,...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Marra's sudden injury a devastating turn

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Friday, after the day had essentially ended and I had packed up for a weekend spent celebrating my friend's wedding, bad news emerged from Louisville. As Dana O'Neil reported, and Cardinals coach Rick Pitino announced, senior guard Mike Marra once...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 57, MSU 44

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- A quick overview of Louisville's 57-44 win over Michigan State: Overview: On Wednesday, this game was billed by both coaches as a clash between two disparate styles: Michigan State's bruising rebounding and interior play versus Louisvil...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  12. West preview: Michigan State vs. Louisville

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- A little over a month ago -- still weeks before Louisville ran off its six-game postseason winning streak, which includes a Big East tournament title and a spot in the Sweet 16 -- coach Rick Pitino gave his then-struggling point guard, Pey...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  13. Calipari, Pitino expect less 'nasty' battle

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is probably wishful thinking. As of this writing, we're about an hour away from the tip of Louisville-Kentucky at the Yum! Center in Louisville. If you know anything about this rivalry -- which features teams, fanbases, and coaches that reall...

    Blog | December 31, 2010
  14. Rick Pitino: 'Everybody has a concussion'

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Saturday, Louisville bounced back from its disappointing Dec. 14 home loss to Drexel with a commandingly easy win over Gardner-Webb. In the process, we learned three things: 1. Rick Pitino will in fact coach the Puerto Rico national team next s...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  15. Louisville assistant will 'coach the coaches'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Louisville assistant coach Ralph Willard did some interesting job-related juggling this week. Instead of remaining on the sidelines next to his longtime friend, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, Willard asked to become the school's new director o...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  16. Pitino coached well through Sypher mess

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you were a Louisville fan in 2009-10, and you watched your Cardinals suffer through a rather mediocre year while coach Rick Pitino dealt with lurid off-court issues like an impending extortion trial and media battle with Karen Cunagin Sypher, you ...

    Blog | September 22, 2010