3 Updates
NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals to Visit White House on July 23
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals to Visit White House on July 23

Jul 16 2013, 10:55pm CDT | by

The 2013 NCAA men's basketball champion, the Louisville Caridinals, will visit the White House on July 23.

The 2013 NCAA men's basketball champion Louisville Cardinals are set to visit the White House on July 23.  This was confirmed by no less than Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino on Terry Meiners' radio...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals to Visit White House on July 23

Jul 16 2013, 10:55pm CDT | by

The 2013 NCAA men's basketball champion, the Louisville Caridinals, will visit the White House on July 23.

The 2013 NCAA men's basketball champion Louisville Cardinals are set to visit the White House on July 23. 

This was confirmed by no less than Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino on Terry Meiners' radio show on WHAS via a July 15 Louisville Courier-Journal update. Pitino said it will be an educational trip for the entire team now that Montrezl Harrell and Luke Hancock are back from their overseas commitment with USA Basketball. 

"It is truly one of the unique experiences in a young man's life to go to the White House and meet the President of the United States. It's not only a great honor, but our team will always remember that they got a chance to visit the White House, understand the logistics of how everything works and then meeting the President. It's something they will always cherish and someday tell their children."

There were also speculations on whether this trip would ever materialize, given the fact it's been months since the NCAA championship game. However, the Cardinalconnect.com website notes the University of Louisville wanted to make sure all of the players will make it. 

The WHAS website says the Cardinals will also tour the Capitol and meet with Senator Mitch McConnell and others before going back to Louisville. McConnell is a Louisville graduate who regularly watches Cardinals home games. 

President Barack Obama, who chose the Indiana Hoosiers from his tournament bracket, congratulated Pitino on his Hall of Fame induction and reached out to guard Kevin Ware, who suffered a gruesome knee injury in the Elite Eight game against the Duke Blue Devils in a press statement released by the White House. 

"The President congratulated Coach Pitino on his recent induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and said that he and the First Lady were very proud of Kevin Ware and the way he handled his injury with grace. The President told Coach Pitino that he looks forward to congratulating the team in person at the White House."

The Cardinals battled back from a 12-point deficit to beat the Michigan Wolverines 82-76 on April 8 and eventually secure the 2013 NCAA men's basketball crown. 

 
Update
3

1 week ago

W. Volleyball. Volleyball to Host No. 4 Florida State and Notre Dame

Oct 9 2014 3:06pm CDT | Source: University of Louisville Official Athletic Site

The Louisville Cardinals volleyball team (10-6, 2-2 ACC) will host two opponents who are former conference rivals who have been reunited in the ACC: Florida State in the Metro Conference and Notre Dame in ...
Source: University of Louisville Official Athletic Site   Full article at: University of Louisville Official Athletic Site
 

 
Update
2

2 weeks ago

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Hits the Road for First ACC Swing

Oct 3 2014 12:01pm CDT | Source: University of Louisville Official Athletic Site

The Louisville Cardinals volleyball team (9-5, 1-1 ACC) will make their first Atlantic Coast Conference road trip as they head to Virginia this weekend to take ...
Source: University of Louisville Official Athletic Site   Full article at: University of Louisville Official Athletic Site
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Advani leads the way to last 16
Leeds, Oct 22 (IANS) Pankaj Advani set up a mouth-watering clash with top seed and defending champion David Causier in the pre-quarterfinals of the World Billiards Championship (points format, 150-up) after both strolled through their respective round of 32 matches, here Wednesday.
 
 
Don't have power to intervene in India-West Indies dispute: ICC
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday admitted it "does not have the power to intervene" in the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
 
 
Alpe d'Huez finale for 2015 Tour de France
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) The Alpe d'Huez ski resort will be climbed in the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France, before the final procession in Paris, it was announced here Wednesday at the unveiling of the official route for the 102nd edition of the cycling showpiece event.
 
 
Nepal to host world's first ever blind women's cricket meet
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Blind, Nepal (CAB-Nepal) is set to host Britain in the world's first-ever blind women's series here from Oct 26 to 28.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

European Champions League standings
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Following are the European Champions League standings for Groups E to H after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The 41-year-old will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ryan Reynolds can't keep his hands off Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds was ''really sweet'' to Blake Lively at the Angel City Ball. The couple, who got married in September 2012, made their first red carpet appearance together in New York City on Monday night (10.20.14) since...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kris Jenner doesn't know who Bruce Jenner is dating
Kris Jenner has ''no idea'' whether Bruce Jenner is dating her best friend. The 58-year-old reality TV star, who split from the Olympic gold medallist last October after 23 years of marriage, claims she doesn't know if...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
When Rihanna dressed like 'Harry Potter'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted here in a Harry Potter style costume. She wore the wizard-like get-up while heading for a business meal here Monday, reports mirror.co.uk. The 26-year-old combined a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Germany raises humanitarian aid to Iraq
Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany has pledged a further 20 million euros (about 25.5 million dollars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The additional funds are immediately...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as "dialogue remains the only viable option" to address the issues confronting the region. In a brief statement...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Airstrikes help ground forces fight IS: Pentagon
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobane despite efforts by the Islamic State (IS) to take the town, a spokesperson for US defence department said Tuesday....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Palestine, Israel urged at UN to halt unilateral initiatives
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday called on Palestine and Israel to overcome differences and halt unilateral initiatives that fuel mistrust, so as to pursue long-term stability in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China urges Israel to create conditions for peace
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese government has called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the...
Read more on Politics Balla