RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Rick Pitino

A collection of news and information related to Rick Pitino published by this site and its partners.

Top Rick Pitino Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Big-time programs battling for Final Four berths

    Saturday night's games will decide half the Final Four, and the big boys have pushed the Cinderellas off the dance floor. Arizona and Wisconsin are back in Southern California fighting for a Final Four berth again. In Cleveland, Notre Dame takes on the...
  • Michigan State vs. Louisville: How the teams match up for NCAA East Regional final

    Michigan State vs. Louisville: How the teams match up for NCAA East Regional final
    WHO: No. 7 Michigan State (26-11) vs. No. 4 Louisville (27-8) WHAT: NCAA East regional final, Sunday, 11:20 a.m. WHERE: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. TV: CBS. UPDATE: Between Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo and Louisville Coach Rick Pitino, there are...
  • Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever

    Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever
    Contrary to rumor, Kentucky will not replace the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs. But as the Wildcats storm closer to the first perfect season in 39 years, one question is becoming louder. Is this the greatest college basketball team ever? No, though...
  • Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo

    Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Using the Jeff Jacobs eyeball metric, a metric not nearly as scientific as FiveThirtyEight over at ESPN, Rick Pitino is the best game manager in college basketball. Of course, when I wrote that three years ago, Jim Calhoun opened a...
  • Five bold predictions for the NCAA Sweet 16

    Villanova being the first one-seed to fall? Check. The Big 12 struggling? Check. Cinderella's slipper not fitting Stephen F. Austin this year? Check. Those were just some of the predictions yours truly made before the NCAA Tournament began that proved...
  • A look at the NCAA's Sweet 16 matchups

    After upsets galore on Thursday, the NCAA Tournament has arrived at the Sweet 16 without any small-conference Cinderellas. Fourteen of the teams that will be playing on the second weekend are from power conferences, led by a record-tying five teams...
  • Three No. 1 seeds , including unbeaten Kentucky, still alive

    When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. The Wildcats improved to 36-0...
  • Five regional semifinalists sweet, but ACC needs to end Final Four drought

    Five regional semifinalists sweet, but ACC needs to end Final Four drought
    Absent remarkable stamina, a forgiving boss, Dan Patrick’s man cave and Jerry Lucas’ memory, absorbing the NCAA tournament’s 48-games-in-four days opening salvo borders on impossible. You simply need some time to process it all before...
  • The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament

     The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament
    Their job is to make the head coach look good. And to leave opposing players in tears. When the brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday, the players celebrate. Parents make travel plans. Head coaches knock out media responsibilities. The assistants in...
  • Greg Cote: Midnight comes early for Cinderella in March Madness

    This is the break at the midpoint of the annual American basketball bacchanalia March Madness, the pause that allows your brackets to breathe always assuming your brackets have any life left and have not been ripped to confetti in frustration by now. The...
  • Louisville turns back Northern Iowa, advances to Sweet 16

    SEATTLE With his hands clasped behind his back, Rick Pitino bent over, stomped on the sidelines and screamed defensive instructions to his Louisville Cardinals as they locked in on the bewildered Northern Iowa Panthers. Admittedly, the Hall of Fame coach...