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Where does Rick Pitino rank?

Rick Pitino’s legacy is already secured.

He’s taken three different schools – Providence, Kentucky, Louisville – to the Final Four and will have the unique opportunity on Monday night to be the only coach in NCAA Division I history to win a title with two different schools when his Cardinals take on Michigan for college basketball's top prize.

The coach will be honored for his success...

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Louisville's Russ Smith honors late mentor Jack Curran

Villanova's Mouphtaou Yarou is defended by Louisville's Gorgui

(Credit: AP)

Russ Smith and his Louisville teammates got to meet former President Bill Clinton Thursday night after their 74-55 Big East quarterfinal victory over Villanova, but that was a mere footnote to Smith on the day one of the most important men he’d ever met died.

As a faithful alum of Archbishop Molloy, Smith placed a friendly call to the athletic offices of the Queens school on Thursday morning...

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