Louisville Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Louisville gets roasted for awful attendance

    Larry Brown Sports "Louisville’s men’s basketball program is feeling the post-Rick Pitino blues. The Cardinals hosted ACC rivals Georgia Tech on Thursday, and WDRB’s Jason Riley shared images of just how pitiful the attendance was at tipoff." February 09

  • Brian Bowen to seek reinstatement with South Carolina

    Fanrag Sports "Class of 2017 5-star forward Brian Bowen has committed to the University of South Carolina and will apply for reinstatement from the NCAA, his attorney told Yahoo Sports. Bowen was at the forefront of the Louisville Cardinals recruiting scandal, reportedly having received $100,000 to commit to..." January 11

  • Kevin Stallings tells L'ville fans, 'At least we didn't pay our guys'

    ESPN "Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings made a reference to the Louisville pay-for-play scandal in a response to fans during Tuesday night's 77-51 loss to the Cardinals. Stallings turned to fans at Louisville's KFC Yum! Center and said, "At least we didn't pay our guys $100,000" and "We didn't pay our..." January 03

  • Brian Bowen denies involvement in Louisville-Adidas scandal

    Larry Brown Sports "Brian Bowen, one of the recruits who was named in the FBI investigation that led to the arrest of multiple college basketball coaches in September, says he had no knowledge of the rule-breaking that got Adidas and Louisville in trouble and eventually led to Rick Pitino’s ousting. “I was..." December 21

  • Louisville sues Rick Pitino for monetary damages

    Fanrag Sports "In the wake of the suit brought forth by former Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino against his former employer, the University of Louisville has countered and sued Pitino for monetary damages and “wrongful conduct” the university believes has tarnished the school’s reputation, per Jason..." December 13

  • NCAA committee hears final Louisville appeal as they try to keep title banner

    College Basketball Talk "Louisville had their final day in court on Wednesday as they made a last-ditch appeal to the NCAA Infractions Committee to try and save their 2012 Final Four and 2013 National Title. Neither Rick Pitino nor Tom Jurich, who were both fired by Louisville in the wake of this fall’s FBI..." December 13

  • Bobby Hurley dismisses Louisville rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Bobby Hurley is not going anywhere, or so he says. Hurley is one of the hottest names in coaching after getting Arizona State off to a 9-0 start. Following a road win at Kansas, the Sun Devils are even receiving some votes for No. 1. The former Duke point guard is clearly an up-and-coming..." December 13

  • If Rick Pitino wins his lawsuit, insurance may not protect University of Louisville

    USA Today "The University of Louisville carries $35 million in liability insurance in the event of a “wrongful act.” The bad news is it may not decrease the danger of Rick Pitino’s lawsuit. Retired Eastern Kentucky University professor Peter Kensicki, who has authored eight books on insurance, said the..." December 12

  • Rick Pitino files federal lawsuit against University of Louisville Athletic Association

    USA Today "Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is asking for more than $35 million in a federal breach of contract lawsuit filed Thursday against the university's athletic association. The university is aware of the lawsuit, university spokesman John Karman said. "As a matter of policy, the..." November 30

  • Kevin Willard | I no longer have emotional ties to Louisville

    Fanrag Sports "Kevin Willard isn’t overly anxious about his return to Louisville on Sunday. Seton Hall’s head coach spent six seasons with the Cardinals as an assistant under Rick Pitino from 2001-07, but feels as if his ties to the program have dissipated following Pitino’s dismissal earlier in the..." November 30

  • Adidas says Rick Pitino supported recruiting scheme

    Fanrag Sports "Former University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino denied that he knew anything of the recruiting scandal which rocked the NCAA and resulted in a FBI investigation that led to his dismissal. Pitino even sued Adidas in October, claiming that the major sportswear organization damaged his..." November 27

  • Brian Bowen, player tied to Rick Pitino's firing, will not play for Louisville

    ESPN "Louisville announced Wednesday that freshman Brian Bowen will not play for the university. Bowen is not allowed to practice or play for the team. He will remain on scholarship as long as he is at Louisville but could transfer to another school, according to the university. "Brian has been a..." November 22