RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rick Pitino unhappy with Louisville’s postseason ban, thinks school should have been fined

When Louisville self-imposed a 2016 postseason ban as punishment for the basketball program’s recently uncovered sex scandal, everyone’s first thought was about the current Cardinals players. As usual, active athletes were being punished for the athletic department’s prior crimes. Apparently Rick Pitino agrees. In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis, the Louisville...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino thinks Louisville should be fined $10 million for scandal

Rick Pitino believes the punishments against Louisville for their sex scandal are misdirected and should be targeted at the school rather than the current players. To that end, Pitino would prefer if Louisville were fined an eight-figure sum rather than be banned from postseason play. “My opinion is the school should be fined $10 million,” Pitino told SI’s Seth Davis. “They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Pitino awaits NCAA interview about sex scandal

Coach Rick Pitino says he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about allegations by an escort that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team's dormitory. University President James Ramsey Friday announced a self-imposed one-year postseason ban for the men's basketball team after the school's investigation into allegations revealed...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino is Wrong About NCAA Justice

It comes up nearly every time a high-profile program runs seriously afoul of the NCAA’s Byzantine set of rules and regulations governing the multibillion-dollar college sports industrial complex. Scholarships get docked, postseason bans are implemented and complaints start ringing out about such a hamfisted system of justice. Not surprisingly, college hoops legend Rick Pitino became...
Via The Student Section
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Louisville basketball bungled their self-imposed ban

Senior guards Damion Lee and Trey Lewis had never played in an NCAA tournament game their entire careers. Both took advantage of the fifth year graduate transfer rule after last year and committed to the University of Louisville looking for a chance to guide the Cardinals to an NCAA tournament berth and get to live their dreams of playing in March Madness. On Friday February 5...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino: Schools that violate NCAA rules should be fined, no postseason bans

Rick Pitino believes that the NCAA needs to overhaul its system and shift the punishment for rules violations. Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2015-16 season for rules violations stemming from the school’s escort scandal. Pitino thinks that’s unfair to the current crop of players and wants the NCAA to hit schools where it hurts the most: their pocketbooks. “You...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino upset about postseason ban imposed by University of Louisville

Rick Pitino is not a fan of how things are playing out as the University of Louisville continues to be investigated for allegedly using prostitutes for recruiting purposes. The university implemented a postseason ban on the men’s basketball team Friday after learning more about the investigation, and the head coach is not happy about it. Athletic director Tom Jurich’s comments...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Two Seniors Cried When Rick Pitino Told Them Of NCAA Tournament Ban

Louisville’s men’s basketball team will not play in the postseason this year. The Cardinals have self-imposed an ACC Tournament and NCAA Tournament ban as a result of the prostitution scandal.  Rick Pitino told his players the news during a team meeting this morning.  The team’s two seniors – Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, graduate transfers – took the news especially hard...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville, Rick Pitino Getting Blasted For Taking 2 Graduate Transfers Before NCAA Tournament Ban

Louisville’s men’s basketball program will announce a self-imposed NCAA Tournament ban for this season, according to multiple reports.  The ban is likely a result of the alleged prostitution scandal that broke in October.  Missing the NCAA Tournament will hurt the entire program, but it’s especially cruel for the Cardinals’ two seniors – Damion Lee and Trey Lewis. Both...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville basketball implements postseason ban

Embroiled in an alleged prostitution scandal, the University of Louisville has reportedly imposed a ban on postseason basketball games for the 18-4 Cardinals. Rick Pitino and his coaching staff told players they only had nine games left, per Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal: “The school informed the team’s players in a meeting early Friday afternoon, a source close to the...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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