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  • Rick Pitino Continues to Insist He Had No Knowledge of Payments to Recruits

    SI "In an interview with ESPN’s Jay Bilas that aired Wednesday night, ex-Louisville head coach Rick Pitino repeatedly denied having any knowledge of his former school’s scheme to pay prospective basketball players. Pitino backed up his claim by saying he passed a lie detector test about..." October 19

  • FBI sends subpoenas to Rick Pitino, Jim Larranaga for phone records

    ESPN "Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino received a grand jury subpoena to produce phone records and other documents related to the FBI's investigation into corruption in college basketball, his attorney told ESPN on Wednesday. Pitino's attorney, Steve Pence, said the Basketball Hall of Fame coach..." October 19

  • Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino plans to sue Adidas after recruiting scandal

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino has filed a federal civil suit against Adidas according to the Courier-Journal. Adidas severed ties with the hall of famer Monday. In the lawsuit Pitino has again vehemently denied any involvement in the recent pay-for-play scandal that rocked the college..." October 17

  • Rick Pitino will never coach college hoops again, industry sources tend to believe

    CBS Sports "The Louisville Athletic Association voted unanimously Monday to fire Rick Pitino "for just cause" -- meaning he's officially done as the Cardinals' basketball coach. Whether the Hall of Famer ever collects all or some of the $44 million he was owed per terms of his contract remains unclear and..." October 17

  • Louisville votes to terminate Pitino's contract 'with just cause'

    ESPN "Despite an argument from Rick Pitino's lawyers before Louisville's athletics board on Monday, the board voted to terminate Pitino's contract "with just cause." Pitino, in an affidavit presented Monday to the University of Louisville Athletic Association, said he "had no part -- active, passive..." October 16

  • Rick Pitino’s Contract Dispute and its Potential Impact on Larger NCAA Scandal

    SI "Suspended University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino could become a key figure in the U.S. Department of Justice’s college hoops prosecutions. Brian Bowen, a Louisville freshman, is widely assumed to be the unnamed person identified in a criminal compliant filed against Adidas..." October 16

  • Rick Pitino’s firing expected to become official Monday

    Louisville Courier-Journal "One of the most significant weeks in the University of Louisville's modern history has begun, with the employment statuses of two highly influential men to be decided by the school's boards. First up on Monday is the University of Louisville Athletic Association's determination of men's..." October 16

  • Rick Pitino selling Louisville home amid latest scandal

    Larry Brown Sports "Rick Pitino is on the verge of losing his job at Louisville, and it appears the longtime coach has already begun the process of skipping town. According to the Courier-Jounral, Pitino has put his East Louisville home on the market. The 5,100-square-foot house does not have a price attached to..." October 13

  • Louisville announces men's basketball assistant Jordan Fair fired without cause

    CBS Sports "The FBI's probe into nefarious recruiting in college basketball has now cost a second coach at Louisville his job. The school announced Wednesday night that assistant coach Jordan Fair has been terminated without cause. "The University of Louisville has parted ways with assistant men's..." October 12

  • Louisville puts its only two remaining assistant basketball coaches on leave

    CBS Sports "Louisville interim head coach David Padgett is now on the only active member on the Cardinals' coaching staff. The school announced Friday that assistants Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair have been put on paid administrative leave. "The University of Louisville has placed associate head men's..." October 06

  • Rick Pitino raked in 98% of the money from Louisville's Adidas deal

    USA Today "When University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich announced a new $160 million, 10-year deal with athletic apparel giant Adidas on Aug. 25, a reporter asked him if some of the proceeds would be shared with the university. “It’s for the athletic department,” Jurich replied. “It’s for..." October 05

  • Louisville president says Tom Jurich kept school in dark with Adidas deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Louisville interim president Greg Postel filed an official letter on Monday placing athletic director Tom Jurich on paid administrative leave, and the list of grievances against Jurich paint a picture of a shady deal that was worked out with Adidas. According to Andrew Wolfson of the..." October 02

  • Pitino apologizes to fans, but maintains he didn't know about paying recruits

    Deadspin "In what is almost certainly a coincidence and not at all a product of a notoriously calculated, petty former head coach being calculated and petty, Rick Pitino released a lengthy statement Friday afternoon regarding Louisville’s decision to fire him, minutes before the Cardinals announced his..." September 30

  • Rick Pitino on FBI recruiting scandal: 'It's been so tough'

    USA Today "Rick Pitino made his first public statement without a lawyer on Friday, telling Louisville television and radio host Terry Meiners that this week has been "so tough." Pitino was implicated in an FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting and placed on unpaid administrative leave on..." September 29

  • David Padgett Reportedly to Be Named Louisville Interim Head Coach

    Bleacher Report "The Louisville Cardinals will reportedly name assistant David Padgett as their interim head coach "in the coming days" following Rick Pitino's ouster amid an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball, according to Rivals' Corey Evans. Padgett, who was a three-year starter under Pitino..." September 29

  • Louisiville Loses Third Highly-Rated Prospect After FBI Investigation Revelation

    SI "The two class of 2018 prospects committed to Louisville before the revelation of a sprawling FBI investigation implicating the program decided this week to reopen their recruitments. Now another player in that class thought to be keen on joining the Cardinals is looking to spend his college career..." September 29

  • Rick Pitino identified as ‘Coach-2’ mentioned in federal court documents

    CBS Sports "Rick Pitino's insistence that he knew nothing about the allegations that led to his removal as Louisville's men's basketball coach is being met with skepticism now that CBS News has reported that Pitino is "Coach-2" in a criminal complaint released Tuesday by the Justice Department. "Coach-2"..." September 28

  • Tom Crean could become interim Louisville coach

    Larry Brown Sports "The Louisville Cardinals need an interim basketball coach just days before practices are to begin for the 2017-18 season, and they may be looking at an established name on such short notice. ESPN’s Lisa Kerney reported Wednesday that former Marquette and Indiana coach Tom Crean could become a..." September 27

  • Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich Fired Amid FBI Investigation

    SI "Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich have been fired in the wake of the school’s latest scandal, according to multiple reports. Jurich refused to fire Pitino and both were dismissed, WAVE-TV’s Kent Taylor reports. Pitino indicated to his staff in a..." September 27

  • Louisville coach Rick Pitino tells his staff he expects to lose his job in scandal

    CBS Sports "Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has told members of his staff that he expects to lose his job in light of the latest scandal rocking the Cardinals, ESPN's Michael Eaves reported early Wednesday. School officials have not yet commented. But sources have told CBS Sports that the..." September 27

  • Louisville fires AD Tom Jurich

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Reports out of Louisville Wednesday morning say that Cardinals’ Athletics Director Tom Jurich has been fired. There has been no word on Coach Rick Pitino’s status other than reports he is expected to be fired Wednesday. Jurich has been relieved of duties pending approval of the university board..." September 27

  • University of Louisville apparently among NCAA basketball programs targeted in FBI investigation

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, and references a public research university in Kentucky that fits the description of the University of Louisville. The U.S. attorney's office in southern New York announced it will hold a..." September 26

  • Rick Pitino Thinks the NBA Will Go Back to Drafting High Schoolers in 2 Years

    The Big Lead "Rick Pitino “expects” the NBA to do away with the one-and-done rule within the next two years. Commissioner Adam Silver said that the current system “wasn’t working anymore” during the NBA Finals. Via The New York Times: “It’s not working for the college coaches and athletic directors I hear..." September 15

  • Louisville appeal calls NCAA ruling ‘draconian’, ‘unjust’, ‘grossly disproportionate’

    College Basketball Talk "In appeal paperwork filed with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions, Louisville called the sanctions handed down earlier this summer “draconian”, “unjust” and “grossly disproportionate”. After an investigation that lasted more than a year, the NCAA ruled that, in addition to the self-imposed..." August 12

  • Jim Boeheim says he believes Rick Pitino didn't know about escorts at Louisville

    CBS Sports "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim went on the radio Wednesday and spoke publicly for the first time about the aftermath of what's happened to Rick Pitino, Louisville's sordid NCAA investigation and the punishments the Cardinals and Pitino are set to receive from the Committee on Infractions. Boeheim..." June 24

  • Russ Smith on ruling: 'I think the NCAA's final decision was wrong'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former Louisville basketball star Russ Smith sent the Courier-Journal an open letter to U of L fans two days after the NCAA's Committee on Infractions issued its ruling in the Cards' case. The ruling included a five-conference-game suspension to coach Rick Pitino and several other financial and..." June 18

  • Louisville to appeal NCAA penalties from alleged sex-for-pay scandal

    ESPN "Louisville coach Rick Pitino will be suspended for the first five ACC games in 2017-18 for failing to monitor his program during an alleged sex-for-pay scandal, and the program will be on probation for four years, the Division I Committee on Infractions announced Thursday. It's also unclear if..." June 15

  • Former Louisville operations director acted unethically, head coach failed to monitor

    NCAA "A former Louisville director of basketball operations acted unethically when he committed serious violations by arranging striptease dances and sex acts for prospects, student-athletes and others, and did not cooperate with the investigation, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions..." June 15

  • McDonald's All-American Brian Bowen confirms pledge to Louisville

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Five-star prospect Brian Bowen announced Saturday that he has committed to the University of Louisville for the 2017-18 season, confirming a move that had been expected since earlier in the week when he enrolled at U of L. Bowen, a 6-foot-7 wing player from Michigan, enrolled in summer classes..." June 03

  • 5-star SF Brian Bowen enrolls at Louisville, yet to sign financial aid papers

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville appears to be on the brink of pulling off a recruiting stunner, as McDonald's All-American Brian Bowen enrolled Thursday at U of L. U of L's registrar's office, through a school spokesman, said Bowen's status changed from application to matriculation and that he enrolled in classes..." June 02

  • Deng Adel returning to Louisville for junior season

    CBS Sports "Deng Adel is withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to Louisville for his junior season, a source told CBS Sports on Tuesday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Adel averaged 12.1 points and 4.5 rebounds last season for a Louisville team that earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA..." May 23

  • Donovan Mitchell leaving Louisville for draft despite vow to win 2017-18 title

    Sports News Express "Less than two months after uttering the words “I can’t wait to win a national championship next year,” Donovan Mitchell is gone from Louisville. The standout sophomore announced Friday he’ll sign with an agent and keep his name in the 2017 NBA Draft, forgoing his final two years of NCAA..." May 06

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