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Russ Smith of the Louisville Cardinals dunks the ball over Julius Randle of the Kentucky Wildcats. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kentucky Tops Louisville 74-69 In Midwest Regional

Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score with 39 seconds left and Julius Randle made a pair of clutch free throws to lift Kentucky to a 74-69 victory over their in-state rivals.


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Reports: Bears To Hire Louisville DL Coach Clint Hurtt

The Bears have hired former Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt, according to multiple reports, but it’s unclear exactly where he will fit into Marc Trestman’s coaching staff.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2014

Bobby Petrino. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Louisville Announces It Has Hired Petrino As Coach

Louisville has hired Bobby Petrino for a second stint as the Cardinals’ football coach.

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Trey Burke. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wisch: Michigan Fell Short, But The Big Ten Is Back

The state of Kentucky now has two more championships in the past two years than the entire Big Ten Conference has over the past 13.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2013

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Michigan, Louisville Set For Epic Final

Rick Pitino knows how lasting one more win would be. It would give everyone a reason to stay connected. It would create a lifetime bond.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

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Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays Alive

Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.


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Louisville Cardinals Shut Down Colorado State, Into Semifinals

The Louisville Cardinals put on a defensive clinic, shutting down Colorado State and dominated the Rams 82-56.


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Report: Swopshire To Transfer From Louisville To Northwestern

Jared Swopshire, a 6-8 forward from Louisville, will transfer to Northwestern for his senior season.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Conner Teahan of the Kansas Jayhawks cuts down a piece of the net in celebration. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Are You Excited For The Flaccid Four?

ho is playing in the Final Four this weekend? Answer now! No cheating!

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Head coach Rick Pitino, Peyton Siva #3 and Russ Smith #2 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Florida Gators 72-68 during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Final at US Airways Center on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Louisville In Final 4 With 72-68 Win Over Florida

Rick Pitino nearly came unhinged and his point guard watched the end of the game from the bench. When it was over, though, it was Pitino and Louisville making plans for the Final Four.


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Kuric, Smiths Lead Louisville Over DePaul 90-82

Russ Smith hit back-to-back baskets in overtime Saturday and No. 19 Louisville rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat DePaul 90-82, the Cardinals’ seventh win in eight games.


Russ Smith #2 of the Louisville Cardinals reaches for the ball while defending Worrell Clahar #0 of the DePaul Blue Demons during the Big East Conference game at KFC YUM! Center on January 14, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

DePaul Trails Early, Never Catches Louisville

Oliver Purnell thought DePaul did everything it could with minimal help from its top two players.


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Notre Dame Beats No. 11 Louisville In Double OT

Eric Atkins scored six points in the second overtime Saturday, propelling Notre Dame to a 67-65 victory over No. 11 Louisville.


West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Big 12 Officially Invites West Virginia To Join Conference

The Big 12 on Friday invited West Virginia to join the league next season, giving the conference a replacement for Missouri and dealing another setback to the beleaguered Big East.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

West Virginia To Big 12 Not Done Deal

West Virginia appeared to be the choice of the Big 12 presidents after a Monday board of directors’ meeting, but now Big East rival Louisville is back in the picture.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

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Notre Dame Falls To Louisville In OT

After dominating the first half, Notre Dame lost a 14 point lead and went into overtime with Louisville. The Irish struggled to put points on the board after the Cardinals pushed the game past regulation.


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Notre Dame Explodes In OT For Sixth Straight Win

Notre Dame and Louisville kept the game close, pushing it into overtime. As if the luck of the Irish kicked in, Notre Dame tripled what the Cardinals could score in overtime.


Rick Pitino Testifies About Sex with Extortion Suspect

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A woman accused of demanding millions to stay quiet about a tryst with Rick Pitino initiated the sex by whispering to him and unzipping his pants when he got up to leave […]