Louisville Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Kentucky, Duke, Louisville early favorites for 2018 at 10-1 odds

    ESPN "Three powerhouse programs that failed to reach the Final Four this season sit atop some of the first odds to win next season's college national championship in Las Vegas. The Westgate SuperBook has installed Kentucky, Duke and Louisville as co-favorites, each at 10-1 to win the 2018 NCAA..." April 04

  • Louisville's Rick Pitino breaks own record for outside income

    USA Today "Adidas and the University of Louisville athletics program — especially men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino — mean a lot to each other. The shoe and apparel manufacturer paid Pitino $2.25 million of the more than $2.7 million he received in athletically related income that did not come from the..." March 29

  • Former Louisville graduate assistant says 'no basis' for NCAA charges

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Louisville basketball graduate assistant Brandon Williams is fighting back against the NCAA. Documents obtained by the Louisville Courier-Journal and USA Today show that legal counsel for Williams say the NCAA has "no basis" for charging Williams with failure to cooperate with..." March 26

  • NCAA responds to Louisville basketball infractions case

    USA Today "The NCAA enforcement staff isn't budging on allegations made against Rick Pitino in the University of Louisville's ongoing case that is soon to go before the organization's committee on infractions and could mean suspension for the Louisville men's basketball coach. In the NCAA's formal..." March 23

  • Louisville’s Mitchell, Adel, Johnson to Enter NBA Draft, Will Not Hire Agents

    Zagsblog "Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel, and Jaylen Johnson will all declare for the NBA Draft, but will not hire agents, head coach Rick Pitino told ZAGSBLOG Wednesday afternoon. Sophomores Mitchell and Adel were among the team’s leaders in scoring at 15.6 and 12.1 points per game,..." March 23

  • Michigan surge continues with upset of Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan roommates Moritz Wagner and D.J. Wilson have quite different backgrounds, but the Wolverines' starting forwards provided a unified, winning front on Sunday in NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional second-round action. Wagner, a sophomore from Berlin, Germany, scored a..." March 19

  • Louisville player confuses CBS reporter for Jacksonville State spy

    ESPN "Louisville coach Rick Pitino said one of his players mistakenly thought a CBS sideline reporter was stealing plays Friday for Jacksonville State when she was near their huddle in the Cardinals' NCAA tournament win. "This is a very inexperienced team," Pitino told reporters after the 78-63..." March 18

  • Louisville sails past Jacksonville State

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- No. 2 seed Louisville got 18 points from Mangok Mathiang and steadily pulled away from No. 15 seed Jacksonville State 78-63 on Friday in Midwest Regional action. The victory sets up a rematch of the 2013 NCAA championship game against Michigan on Sunday. The No. 7 seed..." March 17

  • Down by 12, Duke rallies to beat Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a game that could be a preview of a late-round game in the NCAA Tournament, Wednesday afternoon's matchup pitting No. 5 seed Duke and No. 4 seed Louisville had to be limited to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. The 14th-ranked Blue Devils reeled off their second win in..." March 09

  • Mathiang, No. 8 Louisville tip No. 19 Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- A career-high 18 points and 11 rebounds from senior reserve center Mangok Mathiang spurred No. 8 Louisville past No. 17 Notre Dame 71-64 on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. "I'm really happy for Mangok to go out on Senior Day like this," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said...." March 04

  • Wake Forest upsets No. 8 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest needed at least one notable victory on its portfolio to impress the NCAA Tournament committee, and the Demon Deacons came up with that Wednesday night. John Collins scored 25 points as Wake Forest secured a much-coveted result against a quality opponent by..." March 02

  • Mitchell, No. 7 Louisville lower boom vs. Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After needing overtime to beat Syracuse two weeks ago, No. 7 Louisville made quick work of the Orange on Sunday afternoon with an 88-68 victory at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals (23-6, 11-5) used a 23-4 first-half run to blow the game open and never looked back,..." February 26

  • No. 8 UNC tops No. 7 Louisville, increases ACC lead

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- It took time for No. 8 North Carolina to click Wednesday night, but the reward was significant. The Tar Heels own a stranglehold on first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference after pulling away for a 74-63 victory against No. 7 Louisville at the Smith Center. "I..." February 23

  • Louisville's Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after heckling 'coward' UNC fan

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a heckling North Carolina fan as he walked off the court at halftime of Wednesday's 74-63 loss to UNC. The Louisville coach clearly did not like something he heard coming from the stands at the Dean E. Smith Center. According to ESPN, the fan..." February 23