LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Louisville Cardinals are National Champs! They are getting praise from some of the most powerful men in politics, including the President of the United States.
Readout of the President’s Call with University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Pitino:
"President Obama called Rick Pitino to congratulate him and the University of Louisville men’s basketball team on their 2013 NCAA championship victory. The President told Coach Pitino that it was an exciting game to watch and that he’s built quite an impressive team over the last few years. 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. "
Senator Mitch McConnell:
“Congratulations to Coach Jeff Walz and the University of Louisville women’s basketball team for playing their hearts out in the 2013 NCAA Championship game. Although Cards fans everywhere would have loved to win one more, we are inspired by this team for being the lowest-seeded team to make it to the title game since the inaugural women’s championship game in 1982. The entire Commonwealth of Kentucky is proud of all they have accomplished. I can’t wait until next year. Go Cards!”
Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3):
In a speech on the House Floor, congratulates the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champion Louisville Cardinals, the National Runner-Up Cardinals:
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