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Jurich no longer employed, fired by UofL’s Board of Trustees Wednesday in LouisvilleKY

Story and photos from www.louisville.edu   LouisvilleKY., – The University of Louisville Board of Trustees voted 10-3 on Wednesday to terminate the contract of Vice-President for Athletics and Athletics Director Tom Jurich “with cause.” The board met in executive session for more than two hours before voting to fire the man who has led UofL Athletics since 1997. Interim President Dr. Greg Postel thanked Jurich for his service and told reporters the university will continue its strong commitment to student-athletes and the athletics program. Postel’s prepared statement to the media: Today the board of trustees voted to terminate, with cause,…


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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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University of Louisville athletics program looks to new year

Louisville, KY., – Last season, the University of Louisville finished 26th nationally in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup national all-sports standings, its highest ever.  CBS Sports has recognized the UofL Athletics program among the top seven nationally in its annual “Best in College Sports” review in four of the last five years, including a No. 7 ranking in the 2016-17 season.  The Cardinals have been successful in their new home in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  In its three years in the ACC, Louisville has a combined 333-106 record in the four sports of baseball, football and men’s and women’s basketball,…


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Fundraising Efforts Accelerate LouisvilleKY Football Expansion Projects

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Cardinal Athletic Fund (CAF) has accelerated the completion of a $63-million project for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and the Howard Schnellenberger Complex. With the aid of the football team’s successful 2016 season that saw the school’s highest finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a trip to the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, a top-20 ranking, and its first Heisman Trophy winner, the Louisville Athletics department has realized overwhelming fundraising success. Originally scheduled for completion for the 2019 football season, the new expansion will be ready for opening in 2018. The expedited schedule is…


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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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Cardinals Celebrate new LouisvilleKY Thorntons Center of Excellence Grand Opening

  Photos by Michelle Hutchins via www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence, an impressive space for its student-athletes which is located beneath the Norton Terrace at the south end of the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.   “It may be the finest facility that we’ve built and certainly one of the most important projects we’ve taken on during my time at Louisville,” said Tom Jurich, Vice President and Director of Athletics.  “It’s a student-first building that touches all 23 of our sports programs.  We sincerely appreciate…


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Petrino to stay in Louisville Ky longer

From www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has agreed to a new seven-year contract for football head coach Bobby Petrino that furthers his association with the Cardinals through the 2023 season, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich announced on Thursday. Petrino, who boasts the top winning percentage in school history, conducted one of the best coaching jobs of his career last season. He guided the Cardinals to eight wins over their final 10 games, including a 27-21 victory over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. Led by true freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson, who set a bowl record with…


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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…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rusty’s Take, Podcast Excellence and Shiny New Things

It sure has been a good week for me — I started swimming at LA Fitness, the first exercise I’ve had in months, U of L got its biggest win of the year against UNC the night before UK suffered its most embarrassing loss, and I got treated to a free beer at World of Beer and lunch from Thorntons. The Rusty podcast includes a new friend and an old one. And we finalized plans for a couple of great future events. Details of these and other happenings: Tailspin Tales: On Rusty, I introduced you to Trevor Cravens, president of…