Tue Jun 11 02:44pm EDT
Jim Patterson Stadium gets a glowing review in Stadium Journey, a publication and web site that rates the quality of sports stadiums across the country, following the visit of a correspondent to a recent UofL baseball game.
Reviewer Jordan Baer gave the stadium 4 1/2 stars on a scale of 5 despite less than ideal weather conditions. "Even though my visit was plagued with sprinkles and showers of rain, I still came away with the impression that U of L baseball is one of the best supported baseball programs in the NCAA," he wrote.
Fri Jun 07 08:00pm EDT
Still hard to image University of Louisville basketball without Gorgui Dieng.
Want something to remember him by? How about the shoes Gorgui were wearing when UofL won its third NCAA basketball championship in April?
Gorgui’s red and gray shoes are up for auction on Ebay for $2,999.99 ...
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Tue Jun 04 10:38pm EDT
Rick Pitino is beaming as he strides into the press conference for the Maker’s Mark bottle announcement, obviously still ecstatic from his University of Louisville basketball team’s monumental win in the Georgia Dome just eight weeks ago. Having won two national championships now, he seems equally excited about the future of the program.
The coach is there to express his appreciation to Maker’s Mark and to dip several bottles of the latest Rick Pitino design into a boiling container of black wax, the first of 12,600 bottles that will go on sale at beverage stores through the state on Friday, signing one of the bottles. “I done a couple of bottles now for Maker’s Mark,” he said. “The other one was a different color.”
The special design will help underwrite the UofL Academic Center of Excellence, an $8 million state-of-the-art facility adjacent to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. To date, more than $4 million has been pledged toward the center, according to Mark Jurich, associate athletic director.
Pitino also answered questions on other topics:
Tue Jun 04 10:23pm EDT
Christine Krellwitz, an assistant track coach for the past three seasons, was introduced as an Associate Athletic Director by University of Louisville Athletic Director during a Cardinal Caravan event.
Jurich said Krellwitz is a replacement for Julie Hermann, who recently left UofL to accept the Athletic Director post at Rutgers University. Actually Hermann’s former duties are being split between a number of individuals.
Mon Jun 03 01:53pm EDT
Let the mad rush for Rick Pitino bottles begin. Floyd Street Federation contributor Charlie Springer (UofLCardGame.com) confirmed a news conference concerning a new Maker's Mark bottle honoring the Cardinals' coach will happen soon.
Check out the details by clicking the picture of the mockup of the bottle below...
Tue Apr 16 11:35pm EDT
Tribute to the tourney, and team’s past.
Paul Rogers with the call
Paul Rogers game calls courtesy of Nelligan Sports Marketing.
Thu Apr 11 10:41am EDT
-The Cards Won 35 Games, breaking the previous high of 33 in 1979-80.
-Louisville finished the season on a 16-game winning streak, 2 shy of the school record of 18.
-Louisville finished ‘The Year of the Thief” with 430 steals, SMASHING the record set last season of 353.
-Peyton Siva finishes his career 37th on the All-Time Scoring List with 1215 points.
-Siva finishes #2 All-Time in Career Assists with 677. (LaBradford Smith 87-91 is #1 with 713).
Fri Apr 05 10:42pm EDT
Welcome to immortality, Rick Pitino.
One of the best college basketball coaches ever has been selected for inclusion into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, according to reports from ESPN. They couldn’t have chosen a more deserving individual.
With his vigorous work ethic and strong interpersonal relationships, Pitino brings out the best in the people with whom he works. The coach has a purpose for everything he says, whether in jest or seriously, to a friend, to a stranger, a media representative or a fan. Pitino has a way of making the person he is addressing feel like he believes he or she the most important person in his life at the moment.
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Thu Mar 28 10:47am EDT
There are no plans in the works to replace the fading chair back seats at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium any time soon, according to K. C. Scull, who manages the stadium. This is not good news for fans perturbed by the pinkish glow in the stadium.
“My boss [Tom Jurich] has never once mentioned replacing all the seats with new ones,” he said recently. “Not once.”
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