A brief history of Louisville basketball and Bill Clinton

Louisville received a surprise visit from a certain former head of state after beating Villanova 74-55 in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday night.

But it wasn’t that much of a surprise; or at least, no more surprising than a good buddy rolling up unannounced because your relationship has come to transcend such formalities through years of intimate kinship and understanding.

What I’m trying to say and what most national media will skim over is that Louisville basketball is already on a first-name basis with The Bill. Let’s recap:

March 2011: Clinton surprises the team following Louisville’s 83-77 overtime victory over Notre Dame in the Big East Tournament Semifinals. Mark Lieberman with the stone cold photobomb:

The Bill, 2011

The Bill, 2011

March 2012: Clinton hangs out with the Ladybirds, talks about Peyton Siva’s tattoos during halftime of the other Notre Dame Semifinal win:

The Bill: for the birds.

The Bill: for the birds.

March 2013: Clinton just stoppin’ in to see what’s good. Russ looks roughly 20 years older than in 2011:

bill louisville 03.14.13

The Bill, 2013 vintage

Gorgui schooling The Bill on post-colonial Senegal:

The Bill, student

The Bill, student

We out chea on instagram:

The Bill on Instagram doth flex

The Bill on Instagram doth flex

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