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Louisville's Chris Jones Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges

Feb 26, 2015 11:05 AM

Chris Jones has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sodomy, days after being dismissed from the team.

Jones was released on home incarceration in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday morning that Jones had been charged with raping one woman and sodomizing another. The alleged sexual assaults took place Saturday night, according to the report, and one of Jones' alleged victims, who was hospitalized on Sunday, identified him as the suspect.

Jones' alleged victims are 19 and 20.

Jones had been suspended by Louisville coach Rick Pitino on Feb. 17 before the team's game at Syracuse. At that time, Jones was cited in a report by university police for sending a threatening text to a former girlfriend. That woman is not one of Jones' alleged rape victims.

Jones then played in the Cardinals' win over Miami on Saturday afternoon, before the alleged sexual assaults.

On Sunday, the university announced without further explanation that Jones had been dismissed from the team.

 

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Okafor, Paige, Kaminsky, Harrell, VanVleet Named Preseason All-Americans

Nov 3, 2014 1:25 PM

Jahlil Okafor has been named an AP Preseason All-American, which is just the third time a freshman has been named to the team.

Joining Okafor on the team are North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige, Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and Wichita State junior point Fred VanVleet.

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Antonio Blakeney Commits To Louisville

Sep 5, 2014 10:13 PM

Antonio Blakeney committed to Louisville on Thursday as a member of the 2015 class.

Blakeney is rated as a five-star prospect by every major scouting service and is the No. 16 player in the ESPN 100. He chose the Cardinals over Kentucky, LSU, and Missouri.

Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports spoke of his ability: "The 6-foot-4 Oak Ridge (Fla.) product is one of the best scoring guards in the senior class, capable of getting his own shot against any defender and getting points in a variety of ways. Blakeney can go off the bounce or knock down shots from the perimeter, and his mid-range and baseline jumpers are also effective. He is also a terrific athlete and produces highlight-reel dunks in transition. Blakeney averaged 19.5 points on the Nike EYBL circuit playing for Each 1 Teach 1, shooting 44 percent from the field."

Blakeney joins Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel, and Raymond Spalding in Louisville's 2015 recruiting class.

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Montrezl Harrell Returns To Louisville For Junior Season

Apr 14, 2014 1:14 PM

Montrezl Harrell has announced that he will return to Louisville for his junior season.

Harrell averaged 14.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game for the Cardinals.

Harrell was projected to be a first round pick.

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Kevin Ware Transfers To Georgia State

Apr 12, 2014 12:39 PM

Kevin Ware has decided to transfer to Georgia State.

Ware announced he was departing Louisville in late March, one year after he suffered a gruesome broken leg against Duke in the 2013 Elite Eight.

Georgia State relied heavily on transfers to reach its 25-9 record this season.

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Tags: Kevin Ware, Louisville Cardinals, Georgia State Panthers, NCAA, NCAA Transfer

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McDermott, Parker Headline AP All-American Team

Mar 31, 2014 7:48 PM

Doug McDermott was a unanimous choice for the AP All-American First Team. McDermott is the first player to be on the All-American team in three straight seasons since Patrick Ewing and Wayman Tisdale in 1985.

Shabazz Napier, Sean Kilpatrick and Russ Smith were also seniors named to the All-American First Team, while Jabari Parker was the fifth member.

The second team consisted of Nick Johnson, Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, Melvin Ejim and T.J. Warren.

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Kevin Ware To Transfer From Louisville; Considering Auburn, Georgia State

Mar 29, 2014 2:21 PM

Kevin Ware will transfer from the University of Louisville to finish his college basketball career at another school.

"We wish Kevin Godspeed," Rick Pitino said.

Ware gained national attention last season after suffering a gruesome broken leg in the Elite Eight.

Ware averaged 1.7 points in nine games this season and sustained an injury to the same leg.

Ware hopes to transfer somewhere close to his family and is considering Auburn and Georgia State. He once committed to Bruce Pearl at Tennessee.

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Tags: Kevin Ware, Louisville Cardinals, Georgia State Panthers, Auburn Tigers, NCAA, NCAA Transfer, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Louisville Beats UConn To Win American Athletic Conference Tourney

Mar 16, 2014 9:15 PM

Louisville defeated Connecticut 71-61 to win the 2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament.

Russ Smith was named Tournament MVP.

On the All-Tournament Team were Isaiah Sykes, Sean Kilpatrick, Shabazz Napier, Chris Jones and Montrezl Harrell.

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Anas Osama Mahmoud Commits To Louisville

Mar 3, 2014 5:17 PM

Anas Osama Mahmoud has committed to Louisville.

Mahmoud is a 7'2 center from Egypt who is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds for West Oaks Academy in Orlando.

Mahmoud chose the Cardinals over Minnesota, Georgia Tech, Auburn and Florida.

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