Team preview: Louisville

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:18 PM ET
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When Rick Pitino reached a verbal agreement to take over Louisville's program in March of 2001, Cardinals athletics director Tom Jurich was understandably elated.

Jurich walked out of his office and was greeted by several office personnel.