RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Transcript: Rick Pitino talks current team, '96 Kentucky team, and getting booed at Rupp

Here's the interview: And here's the transcript: On the current state of the team We've been doing individual instruction. We just finished individuals the last couple of days. So we've done that. We're going to go team practice on the 15th. That's when the NCAA allows team practice. Breaking down the current positives and negatives of the team Let me give you the good first...
Via Card Chronicle
2 days ago

Rick Pitino responds to John Calipari’s seeming slight

Rick Pitino finally responded to what he felt was a slight from John Calipari aimed at him and his Louisville program. During a radio interview last week, Calipari said that most coaches should know about what’s going on with their players around campus. Many interpreted that as a commentary about Louisville, given that Pitino has said he had no idea of the sex scandal perpetuated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville president Ramsey offers to step down amid Cardinals mayhem

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin dropped two bombshells regarding the University of Louisville on Friday. Bevin announced that Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey has offered to step down from his position. On top of that, Bevin said he has fired all of the university’s board of trustees and will replace them with members he selects. The letter to Gov Bevin from #UofL Pres Jim...
Via The Comeback
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Statements from Louisville’s Pitino, Petrino on passing of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali may have been a man of the world, but The Champ always meant the most to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. So after his passing at the age of 74 early Saturday morning, it’s no surprise that the Louisville community is taking every opportunity to honor the legend.  Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino and head football coach Bobby Petrino were no different...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Former recruits told NCAA about Louisville parties

Louisville’s recruiting scandal took another sharp turn Sunday morning when ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported that three former recruits confirmed Katina Powell’s claims to NCAA investigators back in October and November. Three former Louisville basketball recruits told NCAA investigators they attended stripper parties & had sex at them https://t.co/JKJSz5tT85 — John...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino considering whether he wants to return to Louisville

It’s clear that the Louisville sex scandal has taken a considerable toll on Rick Pitino. The Louisville head coach is so worn down that he apparently plans to consider whether he wants to return next season. Pitino told Yahoo! Sports’s Pat Forde that he anticipates returning, but will consider whether or not the University of Louisville is better off without him. “The probability...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino gave rings to his seniors on Senior Day

Damion Lee and Trey Lewis transferred to Louisville in hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament in their final collegiate seasons, but instead they became two casualties of Louisville’s self-imposed tournament ban. Tuesday night Louisville celebrated senior day, and Rick Pitino made sure to really do it up for the two grad transfers. During the ceremony, he gave them championship...
Via College Spun
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt fans taunt Rick Pitino with fake dollar bills

The men's basketball program at Louisville has been under the microscope in recent months after allegations a member of the staff was accused of hiring escorts to dance for and have sex with players emerged. Not surprisingly, fans in opposing arenas have let the Cardinals hear it in regards to the allegations, and Wednesday was no different. Louisville was in Pittsburgh for a meeting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville sex scandal book on sale...in university bookstore?

Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen by Katina Powell the last book one would expect to find for sale at the University of Louisville bookstore, but evidently that's not the case. The book, written by the Louisville-based madame at the center of Louisville’s sex scandal, was instrumental in breaking the story that eventually led the program to self-impose...
Via College Spun
February 20, 2016  |  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
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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