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LouisvilleKY’s Rick Pitino is off the UofL team, fired today by Board of Trustees

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley   Louisville, KY., – Multiple news sources are reporting that Rick Pitino has officially been fired from the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball program. Pitino had been on administrative leave since Sept. 27 when the FBI announced an investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball.  The university’s board of trustees voted this afternoon to formally terminate the Hall of Fame coach’s contract. According to ESPN.com, Pitino’s attorney (Steve Pence) submitted an affidavit on his behalf at today’s meeting, stating the termination was unjust. “I do not dispute ULAA’s right to terminate my employment at its discretion,” Pitino’s…


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University of Louisville’s Pitino, Jurich suspended from program

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – It looks like University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich and Men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino are on an extended vacation, albeit involuntarily. According to news reports blanketing television, radio and social media, the two have been suspended “effective immediately”. This comes one day after UofL was notified that it’s is under federal investigation. News reports say the basketball program is under FBI investigation for fraud involving Adidas. According to a UofL press release, university president Dr. Greg Postel informed the men of their suspension following allegations that “a men’s basketball coach participated…


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LouisvilleKY’s Fourth Street Live! to host Coaches shows

  Bobby Petrino’s first show will air live from The Sports & Social Club on Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 7:00-8:00pm   Louisville, KY  – Attention all Louisville Cardinal fans! Fourth Street Live!’s own Sports and Social Club will be the new site for both the Rick Pitino and Bobby Petrino radio shows.   Historically held at Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill and Margarita Bar, the shows will now be moving into the Fourth Street Live! district. Fans are encouraged to join and may reserve seats by contacting the Sports and Social Club beforehand. The Sports and Social Club is a large venue…


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Cards’ Center Matz Stockman to leave LouisvilleKY

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville junior center Matz Stockman will transfer to the University of Minnesota at the conclusion of the spring semester.  Stockman will sit out the 2017-18 season as a transfer before playing his final collegiate season the following year.   “I’ve had a great time at Louisville the last three years,” said Stockman.  “I’ve learned a lot, gotten to know a great many people and have become very close with our coaches and players.  I’m incredibly grateful for my time here.  I’ve improved a lot since I first arrived on campus and I will be…


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LouisvilleKy’s Adel, Mathiang Out for Cardinals’ Game at Virginia

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville forward Deng Adel and center Mangok Mathiang will miss the Cardinals’ game at Virginia tonight after violating their team’s Saturday night curfew.    “After we returned to Louisville, I boarded the team bus and told them how proud I was of them, but the most important thing now is to get their rest as we had an early morning practice and had to travel,” said UofL Coach Rick Pitino.  “For some reason, Mangok and Deng chose to break curfew and were out very late.  This is an extremely big game for our basketball…


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Two special events set for Cards LouisvilleKY games

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Honoring two past University of Louisville NCAA Final Four teams on their anniversaries and two “color” events are among upcoming special events at three of the remaining six UofL men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center. UofL will close the month of January with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face NC State in the KFC Yum! Center on Jan. 29.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 1 p.m. game.  Louisville has won six of its previous 10 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: The Johnson “incident”, stripper scandal, and a couple of pretty good podcasts

Did you hear the latest from Dan Johnson? Not the kooky, racist politician from Bullitt County running to be a state representative by posting offensive Facebook messages. No, this is our own Metro Councilman Dan Johnson, who got himself banned from GLI events (this seems to be an unprecedented action) for something he apparently said to a GLI female staff member during a group trip to Austin, Texas attended by several Metro Council members. Asked by the newspaper, no one else on the trip seems to have been aware of whatever it was Johnson did, though some think that the…


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U of L Gets Notice of Allegations – Here’s Response from Jurich and Pinto

Joint statement from the university’s acting president and vice president/director of athletics The University of Louisville has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA and a redacted copy of the document is attached.  The university is currently reviewing the allegations and will prepare a response, which will be provided to the NCAA within 90 days.  The university will continue to cooperate with the NCAA throughout the process. Below is a joint statement from Acting President Dr. Neville Pinto and Vice President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich: “As parents and university leaders who care about every student who comes to the University of Louisville,…


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It’s almost basketball season in LouisvilleKY and the Cards are facing a challenging schedule

UofL’s Challenging 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule Features 19 Home Events   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Appearances in three special early season events, the Cardinals’ third season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, at least 14 games on national television and 19 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the challenging 2016-17 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule.   At least 21 of the Cardinals’ 31 games will be played against teams that participated in post-season competition last season, including at least 14 from the 2016 NCAA Tournament (NCAA Tournament:  Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame twice, Pittsburgh twice, Purdue,…


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Louisville Ky basketball fans dealt harsh blow today by U of L

Louisville, Ky., – The University of Louisville Men’s basketball team will not play in the post-season, announced today by university president Dr. James Ramsey. The university has been conducting an investigation into alleged NCAA violations by members of the team amid an alleged sex scandal brought to light by Katina Powell’s book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules”. Without naming specific details, Ramsey told a press conference this afternoon “based upon the information gathered….I have determined that it was reasonable to conclude violations have occurred in the mens basketball program in the past.” With that, the university has self-imposed a post-season ban for the…