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Rothstein Files: An Early Look At The Top 25 For The 2013-14 Season

The empire will bounce back in a major way next season. John Calipari has assembled arguably the greatest recruiting class in the history of college basketball.

04/10/2013

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Five Things: Missing McGary And Hancock Saves Cardinals…Again

The preseason No. 2 team finishes 35-5 and wins 16 in a row to close the season, culminating with a national championship. No dominant team in college basketball this year?

04/09/2013

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Rothstein’s NCAA Title Game Preview: Louisville, Michigan Set To Give Us A Thrill

The season that none of us could predict is set to give us a title game that none of us will forget.

04/08/2013

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Giglio: Mike Rice Fallout Puts Further Damper On Collegiate Athletics, Final Four

The jig is up for the NCAA. No longer is the product pure or different than the money-grabbing, greedy professional product. Enjoy the Final Four for what it is this weekend: Basketball. Nothing more, nothing less.

04/05/2013

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Rising Star: Louisville Junior Russ Smith

Russ Smith, nicknamed ‘Russdiculous’ for his frenetic style of play, has been simply wonderful in the tournament.

04/02/2013

The Louisville Cardinals celebrate with the Midwest regional champion trophy after they won 85-63 against the Duke Blue Devils. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Louisville Perseveres Over Duke After Ware’s Gruesome Leg Injury

After Kevin Ware’s scary leg injuy, Louisville persevered over the Duke Blue Devils and into the Final Four.

03/31/2013

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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.

03/23/2013

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Russ Smith Plays Through Grief

Russ Smith last spoke with his former high school coach, Jack Curran, less than three weeks ago. They talked about how well Smith had been playing for Louisville this season.

03/18/2013

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Syracuse, Georgetown Set For Heavyweight Clash In Big East Tournament Semifinal

Syracuse and Georgetown, one more heavyweight clash in Madison Square Garden. Two original Big East titans toe-to-toe on the New York stage. Jim Boeheim. John Thompson III. One … last … time.

03/15/2013

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Rising Star: Louisville’s Russ Smith

By: Mark Chalifoux Louisville has been on a tear this tournament in what may be head coach Rick Pitino’s finest coaching job as the 4-seeded Cardinals are in the Final Four. They face archrival Kentucky […]

03/30/2012

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Steve Lavin Watches As Louisville Storms Over St. John’s

St. John’s couldn’t hit a shot. Well, the Red Storm did make one in a span of 26 shots in a 73-58 loss to No. 11 Louisville on Tuesday night.

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