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  • Judge dismisses Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A federal judge dismissed Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas on Tuesday, siding with the apparel company's claim that arbitration is required out of court.  Pitino, the former University of Louisville men's basketball coach, filed a federal lawsuit in October..." August 15

  • Ex-recruit who was at center of Louisville scandal signs with Australian team

    Larry Brown Sports "Former five-star recruit Brian Bowen saw his would-be college career become the center of a major FBI investigation into corruption within college basketball, and he has decided to forego school to play professionally overseas. In a press release provided to Jonathan Givony of..." August 07

  • Former Louisville basketball player Chane Behanan arrested, accused of having drugs, stolen gun

    USA Today "Chane Behanan, who played on the University of Louisville's NCAA championship team in 2013, was arrested Saturday evening. Behanan was accused of being a backseat passenger in a car that had “marijuana residue” and was sitting next to a stolen “AK-47-style..." August 05

  • Pitino knew schools were trying to pay recruit

    WDRB "Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was a “central figure” in the recruitment of Brian Bowen as early as 2015, working with a former agent to arrange a visit to campus and discussing fears that other schools were allegedly trying to pay Bowen’s family, the..." August 02

  • Jordan Fair says he is clear of any NCAA wrongdoing

    Tampa Bay Times "Jordan Fair, the former Louisville assistant who was fired 10 months ago amid the FBI's probe into NCAA basketball corruption, said he has not been indicted and his termination without cause was never linked to an investigation. A social media post this week said Fair had been..." July 12

  • Former Louisville players to sue NCAA for vacated 2013 title

    The Score "Luke Hancock and his former Louisville teammates are expected to announce they are suing the NCAA, reports Justin Sayers of the Louisville Courier Journal. Hancock, along with a number of former players, is expected to announce on Wednesday morning a suit "pertaining to (the..." July 10

  • John Calipari responded to a Louisville fan who trolled him on 'Today' show

    Kansas City Star "A Louisville basketball fan found John Calipari's soft spot. During Tuesday's "Today" show, the fan outside the set held a sign that read: "John Calipari HATES PUPPIES. Go Cards!!" That barb caught the attention of Calipari, the Kentucky..." June 26

  • Former Omaha Central standout Akoy Agau will return to Louisville as a grad transfer

    Omaha World-Herald "Former Omaha Central star Akoy Agau is transferring to Louisville and will be eligible immediately after leaving SMU as a graduate transfer, Agau confirmed to The World-Herald. Agau will return to Louisville, the school he chose first after a standout career at Omaha Central. The..." June 25

  • Louisville basketball lands Richmond graduate transfer Khwan Fore

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A good week for Louisville basketball got even better on Saturday with the surprise commitment of a graduate transfer guard who is eligible to play this coming season. After landing a Class of 2019 recruit's commitment on Thursday, Louisville snagged a pledge from Khwan Fore, who..." June 04

  • Former Louisville F Lance Thomas will transfer to Memphis and seek immediate eligibility

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "New Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway added to his complement of talent Friday, and there’s a chance it could pay off right away. Former Louisville forward Lance Thomas announced on social media that he will transfer to Memphis after visiting campus..." June 04

  • Woman at center of Louisville sex scandal charged with cashing forged checks

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Katina Powell, the so-called "escort queen" whose book "Breaking Cardinal Rules" triggered a scandal involving the Louisville men's basketball team, was out of jail Friday, one day after she was arrested in connection with cashing stolen and forged..." May 18

  • Rick Pitino: Adidas Reps Met About Keeping Romeo Langford Away from Nike, UA

    Bleacher Report "Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said representatives from Adidas met with him to discuss ways to keep 2018 recruit Romeo Langford from youth basketball leagues sponsored by Nike and Under Armour. "The way they phrased it, it was whoever [shoe company] was going..." May 16

  • University of Louisville: Damage caused by Rick Pitino 'catastrophic'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Attorneys for the University of Louisville Athletic Association called the damage caused by former men's basketball coach Rick Pitino "catastrophic" in seeking to dismiss the lawsuit against the organization. ULAA’s defense team argued in a document filed..." May 16

  • Louisville asks Rick Pitino to admit an agent was allowed at practice

    USA Today "Lawyers for the University of Louisville Athletic Association asked Rick Pitino to admit that he allowed Christian Dawkins to attend a practice nine days before Dawkins was charged in the FBI's investigation into college basketball recruiting. The demand was among 53..." May 15

  • Report: Rick Pitino contacted by Detroit Mercy about head coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "Rick Pitino may be getting an opportunity to land back on his feet in the Horizon League. Tony Paul of the Detroit News reported on Monday that the former Louisville coach has been contacted by the University of Detroit Mercy about their head coaching vacancy. Paul does add though that the..." April 24

  • Rick Pitino admits 'it's probably not best for me to work in college basketball'

    Sporting News "Rick Pitino is adamant he is innocent of the scandals that have rocked the Louisville basketball program, but did admit the likelyhood of him finding a job in the college circuit is unlikely. Pitino was on The Dan Patrick Show Thursday, where he revealed he interviewed for one collegiate..." April 05

  • Chris Mack leaving Xavier basketball for Louisville

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Chris Mack era in the Xavier University men's basketball program is officially over. Mack, Xavier's head coach of nine seasons and a member of Musketeers staffs for close to two decades, reportedly made his decision official Tuesday to depart Xavier to take the head men's basketball..." March 27

  • Chris Mack likely to be named Louisville coach

    Yardbarker "The Louisville Cardinals are trying to move past the mess they’re in with a splashy head coaching hire. ESPN’s Dick Vitale hears that Xavier coach Chris Mack is likely to be the next coach at Louisville, perhaps as soon as this week. " March 24

  • Louisville officials scheduled to meet with Xavier's Chris Mack

    CBS Sports "Louisville officials will meet with Xavier coach Chris Mack regarding its head coaching vacancy for the first time this weekend, a source confirmed to CBS Sports. The Courier-Journal reported the development earlier. Mack, who has been at the university since 2010, is a Xavier alumnus who..." March 22

  • Louisville parts ways with interim head coach David Padgett

    247 Sports "Louisville formally informed interim coach David Padgett that they will be finding someone else to fill the head basketball coach position on a permanent basis, Padgett told 247Sports. "They are going in a different direction," Padgett said. "They appreciated my efforts and everything I did..." March 21

  • Louisville players voted against NIT, school accepted invitation anyway

    USA Today "Louisville basketball players voted against playing in the NIT but school administrators still accepted an invitation to play in the event, multiple sources with knowledge of the players' decision told Courier Journal. Louisville's players are emotionally exhausted from a trying, tumultuous six..." March 12

  • Rick Pitino: NCAA stripping Louisville of 2013 title 'unjust'

    Sporting News "Rick Pitino spoke out Wednesday about the NCAA's decision to strip Louisville of its 2013 championship title and 2012 Final Four appearance, calling it "unjust." The NCAA announced Tuesday it was upholding the original ruling that Louisville would have to vacate its wins from the 2011-12 season..." February 21

  • Kyle Kuzma slams NCAA after Louisville punishment

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s safe to say that Kyle Kuzma is not a big fan of the NCAA. The Los Angeles Lakers forward had a rather strong reaction to the news that the NCAA was forcing Louisville to take down their 2013 championship banner as punishment for the sex scandal that was going on at the university at the..." February 21

  • Louisville's fall always comes back to Rick Pitino

    ESPN "Rick Pitino was not on the Louisville campus Tuesday to denounce the 2013 NCAA championship banner coming down, or the vacated wins, or the hundreds of thousands of dollars the school must pay for a sex scandal that involved prostitutes, strippers, recruits and players. Though he has been gone..." February 20

  • Louisville Basketball Must Vacate Wins, Pay Fine After Eligibility Infractions

    Bleacher Report "Louisville must pay a fine and the men's basketball team will be forced to vacate all of its wins from the 2011-15 academic years in which ineligible student-athletes played in games. A ruling from the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee (h/t NCAA.org's Emily James) on Tuesday..." February 20

  • Kevin Ware Blasts Louisville Sanctions, 'It's a Joke'

    TMZ "Ex-Louisville basketball star Kevin Ware says he doesn't understand why the NCAA is forcing the school to vacate their 2013 NCAA Championship ... saying the sanctions are a "joke." Ware was a member of that championship team -- but suffered a catastrophic leg injury that sidelined him during..." February 20

  • Fans emailing Louisville's president didn't want Tom Crean as Cards' basketball coach

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Reports that at least one prominent University of Louisville booster wanted the school to pursue Tom Crean for its interim basketball coaching position didn't sit well with alumni and fans who emailed interim president Greg Postel in late September. While a plurality of the messages related to..." February 20