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  1. Another side to TCU's potential Big 12 move

    Diamond Leung

    TCU appears on the verge of ending its Big East affiliation before it began and going to the Big 12 instead, and it's safe to say its struggling basketball program wasn't much of a factor in that decision-making process. But while the news has Louisv...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  2. Jim Calhoun responds to Rick Pitino's barb

    Diamond Leung

    While the Big East presidents and chancellors have authorized commissioner John Marinatto to pursue new members and expand, Connecticut is in a holding pattern regarding its interest to join the ACC. That bit of news should make Louisville coach R...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  3. Rick Pitino: UConn's ACC interest is dumb

    Diamond Leung

    When Louisville coach Rick Pitino first reacted to news that Pitt and Syracuse were leaving the Big East for the ACC, he blogged that it was "the smart play." Now that UConn is showing interest in joining those two schools in the ACC, Pitino is an in...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  4. Peyton Siva motivated by UConn clips

    Diamond Leung

    The clip of Louisville guard Peyton Siva falling down while trying to guard UConn's Kemba Walker was played over and over during the coverage of the NBA draft. Siva, who overall had good games against UConn, noticed the clips and now is using them...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  5. Rick Pitino's 'radical' Big East realignment

    Diamond Leung

    LOL. That's the term Louisville coach Rick Pitino used to cap off one of his rare blog posts, laughing out loud at his own joke about the Big East's schedule-makers. Pitino is still unhappy about having to play Syracuse and Pittsburgh twice and Ci...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  6. UL preparing for life without Peyton Siva

    Diamond Leung

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino has seen Samardo Samuels and Terrence Jennings unexpectedly depart the team and declare for the NBA draft in consecutive offseasons. Now Pitino is reportedly recruiting point guards in the event that Peyton Siva leaves fo...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  7. Rick Pitino unhappy with Big East schedule

    Diamond Leung

    The Big East released its conference schedule today, and it's always an interesting deal to see which three opponents each team gets to face twice in the 18-game format for the 16-team league. Louisville issued its press release noting it would pl...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  8. Bellarmine's exhibition schedule is tough

    Diamond Leung

    Bellarmine University, the NCAA Division II national champion, is setting itself up for an interesting start to its season. The Knights are scheduled to play at Duke on Oct. 29 and then follow that up by playing at Louisville and at Xavier in the fir...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  9. Rick Pitino might not coach Puerto Rico

    Diamond Leung

    While Kentucky coach John Calipari mulls a chance to coach the Dominican Republic national team, Louisville coach Rick Pitino might be forced to give up coaching the Puerto Rico national team this summer. Pitino agreed to coach the team in Decembe...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  10. Rick Pitino seriously considered retirement

    Diamond Leung

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino contemplated retirement at the end of the season, but his wife, Joanne, talked him out of it, he said Thursday in a radio interview on WHAS. Pitino, 58, added he was committed to coaching for at least the next few year...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  11. Morehead State continues the dream

    Diamond Leung

    DENVER -- Morehead State coach Donnie Tyndall was having trouble sleeping at 2:30 a.m. when he made the decision. If the Eagles had the ball on the final possession against Louisville, they were going to go for the win. Faced with that scenario, t...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  12. Louisville's Rakeem Buckles to have surgery

    Diamond Leung

    Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles suffered a spiral fracture in his finger this morning and is expected to miss "a couple weeks" after undergoing surgery, coach Rick Pitino told reporters. Buckles, who was averaging 8.2 points and a team-leading 7...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  13. John Calipari is no fan of ugly-looking suits

    Diamond Leung

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino has on occasion during games worn a white suit so distinctive that SportsCenter pointed out he was "channeling his inner Colonel Sanders." To Kentucky coach John Calipari, Pitino's look and similarly showy suits are ba...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  14. Ville recruits awed by KFC Yum! Center

    Diamond Leung

    The KFC Yum! Center was officially opened to the public on Sunday, but in the weeks before the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Louisville coach Rick Pitino was able to give his recruits sneak previews of the place as it neared completion. How did the rec...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  15. Tony Wroten has flair for the dramatic

    Diamond Leung

    After countless twists and turns and tweets, Tony Wroten Jr. has made what he called "the decision." The nation's No. 31-ranked recruit by ESPNU is staying home in Seattle and headed to Washington, but what a ride it was for the point guard. Wr...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  16. Calipari learns sports and politics don't mix

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has announced that he has canceled a previously scheduled $1,000-a-person fundraiser at his home to benefit Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat up for re-election, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The paper reporte...

    Blog | July 22, 2010