Louisville basketball released its official schedule for 2011-2012 today. I can already hear it now. Pitino will blame this years loss to the Cats on the powers that be in the Louisville Athletics Office that are responsible for scheduling and the fact that they had to play a tough Big East opponent in their conference opener in the Yum! Center just three days before facing the Cats in Rupp on December 31. If not that, he’ll blame it on the fact that his team was looking ahead to their next tough Big East opponent. The Cards head to New York City to play St. John’s three days after the Kentucky game. The use of the word “tough” regarding Big East opponents is tongue in cheek.