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Dick Vitale questions Louisville’s schedule

We won’t talk about Louisville barely sneaking past College of Charleston in the Yum! Center last night. Not doing it. We won’t mention Louisville trailing by four at the half or eight with 15 minutes left in the game. Not happening. We won’t even suggest that Louisville could’ve lost if not for a pretty big collapse by College of Charleston in crunch time. That just wouldn’t be right.

But we will laugh at Dick Vitale calling out the Dirty Birds out on Twitter:


Point blank. Period.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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71 Comments for Dick Vitale questions Louisville’s schedule

  1. MadvilleMaroon
    11:20 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    I like Dickie more and more these days.

  2. Tampa Amy
    11:21 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Saw this earlier… almost spit my drink all over the computer! Love Dickie V!

  3. MadvilleMaroon
    11:21 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    oh and I’m a female so the homophobes out there don’t need to worry

  4. KYStout
    11:22 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Syracuse does the same crap Louisville does regarding scheduling.

    Both will be exposed in time.

  5. MonsterMash24
    11:22 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Exactly…they like to pad their home record dont they???

  6. GoCats2
    11:23 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    I am waiting until Dec. 31 on this one so we can prove it on the court. Not to give the trolls any ammunition but the UL of strength of schedule is actually slightly better than ours. We have definitely played some tougher opponents than little brother but the bad teams we have played drag our SOS way down.

  7. Blue Daisey
    11:25 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    He just totally redeemed himself

  8. John
    11:26 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    What was Cal’s surprise yesterday? I never saw anything on here about it.

  9. BPsycho
    11:28 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    #3 Lol you pincushion.

  10. Yates
    11:32 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    UL plays ranked Georgetown next week and even that is in the Yum

  11. Fat ninja
    11:33 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Dick vitale doesn’t like kyle macey BABY! !!!!

  12. scott
    11:42 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Hard to believe U of L schedule to date has been stronger then UK’s….but by the same token…UK has had 1 true road game to date. Most top programs do the same thing…so not sure why anyone would start that argument. IU hosting Howard and winning by 57 is a joke, IMO. Their RPI is like 313 out of 340?? Embarrassing as an IU fan.

  13. Fat ninja
    11:44 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Dick vitale is more pro uk than kyle macey

  14. Love the cyber day special!
    11:45 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Pitino does this every year. Surprised this is the first time its been talked about.

  15. AWeezer
    11:45 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    My UL friends argue and try to justify their struggling wins over Ohio, Memphis, CofC, etc. While our SOS is only slightly better than UL’s at the moment, we have played 3-4 respectful opponents (UNC, IU, KU, and St. John’s). Yes, IU was not ranked when they beat us but they are now and likely will be at the season’s end, which as far as RPI goes, is all that will matter. I’d rather lose to a team unranked that should be, then a team that is ranked but shouldn’t be. To put things into perspective, CofC beat Chattanooga by 2. UK by 12-15 on December 31.

  16. Zman
    11:46 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    This sounds fine and dandy from DV. But, as a guy who follows the RPI(always looking toward March Madness) they have us beat. Yes we have played many more away games but most our opponets are less than stellar. We have played 3 top 100 teams they have played 6. Then we have played 7 teams with an RPI of 150 and higher while they have played 4. So, yes they are playing an early schedule like they have anklets on and can’t leave the state but let’s not say we play a schedule like Long Beach State.

  17. J-Huh
    11:49 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    We have 9 road games (with 3 additional neutral court games) and Louisville has 11 road games. Not sure I get the point.

  18. Layla
    11:52 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    The puppeteer of Dickie V’s corpse just wants to endear her-/himself to UK fans.

  19. scott
    11:56 am December 21, 2011 Permalink


    where do you get 9? What team, other than IU, have you played on the opponents home court?

  20. MadvilleMaroon
    12:00 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    you guys are analyzing this worse than us girls would. He is simply making fun of them for playing all but 1 game at Yum at this point in the season. We have only played 1 true road game, but we have played at more places than Rupp…like in NY, CT, and IN. Geez fellas, he isn’t talking SOS or anything else.

  21. MadvilleMaroon
    12:02 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    19 – he’s talking about all season, not up til now. I like how you question the 9 but didn’t question L’ville’s 11 that he said.

  22. Justin
    12:02 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    UK has played a tougher schedule and it is not even a debate.

  23. MadvilleMaroon
    12:02 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    19 and again, all Dickie said is that they don’t leave L’ville. We leave Lex, as I explained earlier by playing in NY, CT, and IN. geez. smh.

  24. Just saying
    12:03 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    19. Hes talking about the entire season, and was actually taking up for Louisville. Bad when you dont even understand when somepne supports you. LAstly, Vitale is ONLY talking about the pre-conference. UK traveled to Conn and NYC and IU, and UL traveled 2 hours north ONE time. The rest of their games are at home. That is what he means

  25. statician
    12:04 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    its just vitale. anyone who likes him does so at their own risk. he sucks no matter what he says. he could call my 92 yr old grandma beautiful and i would say”dick,you suck!”

  26. Mayor Jim Gray
    12:05 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    They have an airport and we have a corn field.

  27. statician
    12:05 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    no pun intended or maybe

  28. Justin
    12:08 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    So far UK has played a 1 seed – unc, 3/4 seed – kansas, 3/4 seed iu.

    Best seed ul has played is memphis at 6-9 range. Because u play a 14-16 seed at home does not mean much. UK has played 3 teams that all have final four potential!

  29. Snoopaloop
    12:26 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    16) RPI is the most overrated stat in basketball. lists louisville’s wins over lamar, ohio, and long beach state as “quality wins.” Enough said.

  30. best1978
    12:30 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Why would we debate a Vitale quote like it really meant anything? Just smile and enjoy the jab.

  31. scott
    12:43 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    #21-getting my answer on UK’s 9 would get me my answer on UL’s 11, correct?

  32. MadvilleMaroon
    12:55 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    31 only due to the answer in this particular case. your question at 19 still seems ignorant…where else would the 9 come from? he said have, not have had.

  33. Dozer
    12:59 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    The schedule argument is a dumb one to make. I just went to ESPN and pulled both UK and UofL’s schedule and UK has 4 games left
    against teams currently in the top 25, UofL has 8 games left – including Syracuse twice.

  34. Corn Flakes Keep Me Regular
    12:59 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    We won’t even mention the fact that Kentucky only has one true road game in its first 18 games. No way. We also won’t mention the fact that we told everyone that Terrance Jones will be the best college basketball player in the world this year, just because our coach said it. Did we mention that the same coach that said that is widely condisered as the biggest scumbag in sports not named Sandusky? Nope. Not talking about.

  35. Al's IndiCats
    1:00 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Maybe #16 has a point. The whole Looserville team has to have a “Hafta stay at home anklet”. But seriously who cares? They’re gonna hafta to come to Lexington the 31st, and I sincerely hope they are undefeated.

  36. Wildcat4life
    1:00 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

  37. Al's IndiCats
    1:06 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    34 not to mention the fact your coach who you think just so happens to walk on water nailed a skank on the table top of a third rate resturant and then paid for an abortion….then told one of his flunky’s to marry said skank…That’s it keep talking! I love it When Looserville Trolls have nothing better to do.

  38. Dozer
    1:07 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    28 – LOL at IU having final four potential.

  39. scott
    1:09 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink


    Why the hell is he bringing up the entire season? This is all pre-conference jabber. Once that season starts, you play who you play…but pre-conference…teams have control…IU has had 3 non home games (1 neutral). UK has had 3 neutral and 1 true away….UL? not sure, but it is a dumb argument…the top tier teams don’t schedule medium road games…there is no point. Teams like Butler and the Zags do it because they have to. I guess MSU Spartans could be considered a decent scheduler…

  40. BigBlueHaters
    1:22 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    He also said UNC would beat yall on a neutral floor too! If yall would have stayed at RUPP, you might ne undefeated right now too! UK fans, you love him…you hate him…you love him….you hate him! Make your effing minds up! Does it really bother you all that much that we are undefeated! We can schedule easier teams in the begining of our schedule, we have the number one team on our schedule home and away, we have four teams in the top ten and six in the top twenty five! Yea we are gonna beat Vandy and College Of charleston, long beach state, Memphis all who beat UT, because we don’t get to play teams like that in our conference schedule, we play ranked teams once and twice a week!

  41. BigBlueHaters
    1:30 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    None of you hope that Louisville is undefeated, you all can’t stand to hear it!! You beat UNC by one at home, Kansas just got beat by Davidson, unranked IU at the time beat you!

  42. Cristoforouk
    1:36 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    This is the Big (L)East way.

  43. Dozer
    1:40 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    43 – if the Big East is the “Big Least”, what is the SEC?

  44. Corn Flakes Keep Me Regular
    1:40 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    37. Did he admit his mistakes? Did he apologize to his players, fans and most importantly his family? There are many famous people that have done what he did, lots of them would never admit it or apologize to anyone. Has Cal apologized to UMass or Memphis? Because of the players he recruited, both programs had to suffer. He hasn’t apologized and he will not ever, he knows he can just throw his player under the bus. Players first program!

  45. Carl
    1:45 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Girl on the right said: “Keep your paws off me, you dirty old man!!”.

  46. jj in Florida
    1:48 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Loserville fans better enjoy their RPI this season because all of those tough Big East oponents won’t be there too much longer. SEC 5 National Championships last 20 years…Big East 4 National Championships last 20 years. That is the stat that matters!

  47. turkeyblue
    1:48 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    If Louavull played Ohio U and College of Charleston anywhere else besides the Dum Center, they would have lost. G. Dieng over the back 10 times, R Smith and P Siva grabbing arms everytime someone gets by them, C Behanan gets crossed over and falls down – charge on a 160 lb guard called. They will get exposed in due time.

  48. Al B. Sure
    1:49 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    “Corn Flakes Keep Me Regular”, doesn’t UofL have any sites you can visit? Why keep coming to a UK site and arguing with fans? Troll.

  49. Cristoforouk
    2:06 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    44 – Who said anything about the SEC? Did I claim the SEC to be the greatest basketball conference ever assembled? Don’t think so. The Big East is ALWAYS overrated because of their inflated rankings due to easy non-conference scheduling. At least SEC schools will go out and play someone away from home.

  50. blue deliverance
    2:13 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    If you cats had half the arena of the yum, you would stay home all the time too. But since you guys play in a barn…….hell, why not travel….

  51. Al's IndiCats
    3:01 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Really 45? What did he have to apologize for? For Camby going and getting money from an agent? As far as the Rose situation goes, the NCAA Cleared him to play, then after the final four they said he didn’t qualify. Not even your Pitino would’ve sat a player like Rose after the NCAA cleared him to play. Before you argue anything, you might want to get your facts straight. And as throwing a kid under the bus, who was it he threw there? In the 8 or 9 years Pitino has revolked the scholarships of at least 3 players HE RECRUITED because he needed room to recruit better players. Now that’s throwing a player under the bus, backing up and running over him again.
    51, Keep wearing that greasy assed bucket on your head, it looks good on you!

  52. Corn Flakes Keep Me Regular
    3:17 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    52. Who recruited Camby? Cal. Even if Cal didnt know (LOL), Cal put the program in the position by signing a questionable recruit. Ultimately, it happened under his watch.

    As far as Rose, he scored a 12 or something extremely poor on his ACT. Then he scores a 20? If Cal didn’t figure something shady was going on, then he is a fool. The NCAA discovered all of this after they cleared him, they wouldn’t make the opposite ruling and take away games if they didn’t know that the university or Cal knew what was going on.

    Either way; both programs were left in shambles as Cal moved to greener pastures without any guilt or apology. Integrity? Ha.

  53. Brian
    3:17 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Okay UK fans, You want to talk about Strength of Schedule. Here are a few facts. In the current
    U of L’s schedule is ranked 69, UK’s is ranked 175.
    U of L has played 6 teams ranked in Top 100, While UK has played 3 teams in the Top 100
    U of L has played 2 teams ranked 101-200, while UK has also played 2
    U of L has played 2 teams ranked 201-300, While UK has played 3
    U of L has played 1 team ranked over 301, while UK has played 3

    CHECK OUT REALTIMERPI.COM if you don’t believe it. It’s all there!!!!

    So get off your high horse, UK schedule is weak and then they get the even weaker SEC!! By the end of the season U of L will have a TOP 10 schedule and UK will be hovering around 70.

  54. Brain
    3:36 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    56 Let’s talk top 25, not Sos. Because let’s be honest…playing teams in the top 100 – 200+ really doesn’t mean a dang thing past the first 25 or so. So out of the teams ranked in the top 25 right now, who has played more…UK or Lville? And don’t cry about teams that were/were not ranked at the time of the game bc we all know rankings don’t mean anything in early Nov but as the weeks go on they mean a lot more bc we know more about the teams. In Oct/Nov rankings are a guess. They still don’t mean much in Dec but they mean more right now than they did yesterday or any day before that. So, as of now, who has played the best teams out of the top 25 teams in the country?

  55. macon_volfan
    3:40 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    It’s dangerous to leave the confines of the home arena and play a game. You might go to Oakland or Charleston and lose!

  56. LvilleFansAreIdiots
    3:42 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    53 – hmm…good point…that is strange seeing as though the fattest city in the state is Louisville and Cal doesn’t live there. Fattest, not phattest. Lexington is the most sedentary, but somehow Louisville is still filled w fatter asses. I wonder how that could be? Could it have anything to do w Louisville being funded by KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns?

  57. LvilleFansAreIdiots
    3:51 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    60 – By the end of the year what does SOS do for you? Do you get a #1 seed in the tourney due to SOS? If by the end of the year Lville has 10 more losses than us but a better SOS, what the hell does that get them? I’ll tell ya what it gets them…bounced from the 1st round of the tourney by a mid-major.

  58. Truth/Opinion
    4:02 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    62 – “good teams” is debatable. Some would argue that the Big East is overrated, so UofL doesn’t really play that many good teams. I know, the Big East is the best ever in the whole wide world! That’s why half the BE teams that make it to the tourney get beat in the first 2 rounds…bc they are so dominant! Barkley said it best…Itty Bitty East. Oh yeah I know…UConn won the championship, they are the conference’s saving grace. But let’s not forget that UConn is on reduced scholarships due to cheating, yet all Loserville fans want to do is cry about Cal “cheating”

  59. T
    4:08 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    62 wow you play Nova? man, they are so good that they lost to St. Louis and Santa Clara. Oh and you play Pitt twice? The same Pitt that lost to Long Beach St? Wow again, they are great! What? You play Marquette? Didn’t they recently get beat by LSU? And is that the same UConn team that lost to UCF? Hey, G’town is a legit team because they’ve only lost to Kansas, who as we know lost to UK. You’re right, Louisville schedule is a monster!

  60. Jeff Sagarin
    4:34 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    64 you are right…Kansas lost to UK…and Davidson.

    Why do UK fans care so much about UL’s schedule??

  61. Jeff Sagarin
    4:39 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    One other thing…you Cat fans forget that UL travels to Lexington…just because it’s on Dec 31 doesn’t mean it’s not OOC game.

    It’s not UL’s fault that two preseason top 10 teams on the schedule have sucked. But before the season started you had

    Vandy – Top 10 HOME
    Memphis – Top 10 HOME
    Kentucky – Top 3 AWAY

    That’s not bad any year. Plus watch where Ohio and C of C end up in March.

  62. BigBlueSkyDog
    4:47 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Dookie V is probably just trying to get back in the good graces of BBN. He is absolutely correct though. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

  63. snoopaloop
    5:12 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    People keep referencing RPI. Do you realize how pointless of a stat that is or how it is even calculated?… It it half of your opponents winning percentage, one-fourth of your winning percentage, and one-fourth of your opponents opponents winning percentage. Now, tell me, what the hell good is that telling you? The RPI predicts nothing. Louisville fans are using it as the basis of their argument just because they are ranked higher than UK. Look at the product on the court. Louisville is going to get run out of the gym by UK. Period. Point blank. (Chane the royalties check is in the mail)

  64. Michael
    5:16 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t argue with people who are less intelligent. They only bring you down to their level and beat you with their experience.

  65. Wildcat Kyle
    7:32 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    #70 So U come on A UK site to argue with us and try to convince us UL is good. Who is the real moron?

  66. Wildcat Kyle
    7:32 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    DO u like morons?

  67. Wildcat Kyle
    7:34 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    I have never been on a UL site because I dont even care about them. You should try the same

  68. Tiger juice
    8:12 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Two words. Morehead state.

  69. catfan68
    11:44 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Hey #53 I think you confused Cal with your Momma…she is the fat lazy one. Cal works hard every day and all your momma’s on welfare.

  70. Sir Oswald
    3:09 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    In overtime. UL-79 UK-71, Pitino will have his team ready to overcome the hostile environment at Dump arena and uk will lose cause cal don’t know how to coach when its a close game. Truth be told to the BBN!