Katina Powell, the center of the Louisville basketball recruiting sex scandal, and her accomplice as well as former Louisville player and staff member Andre McGee were brought before a grand jury today to begin the hearing on the criminal case against them. Special thanks to our good friend Jason Riley over at WDRB for providing us with updates as the hearing proceeded.
Those were better times for the University of Louisville, no doubt. Myself, Steve Rummage and Jon Hancock were doing an episode of the critically acclaimed (Let’s roll with it) Cardinal Pulse. It was a video podcast and it was glorious. We did our show from Cluckers on campus at Cardinal Towne. The bracket was revealed, we all picked Louisville to win per usual and it was a great day and a great month. Fast forward to today. No I didn’t insert the picture to bring anyone down but to raise everyone’s spirits. We won the National Championship! Of course with that being said, here we are at Selection Sunday with no shot to be selected. Like the kid in your class that has convinced himself he didn’t want to go to the prom anyway. Breath in and breath out.
On the evening of October 19th, ESPN and ABC dropped a bomb on the University of Louisville: ESPN was airing an episode of Outside the Lines on October 20th focusing on the current University of Louisville Basketball scandal. The episode features the woman at the center of the scandal, Katina Powell. This is her first media appearance since the book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules,” was released.
Like every other Louisville fan, I was glued to my television this morning at 7:40 AM. I wanted to hear what Katina Powell had to say. I wanted to see the reactions of the anchors on ABC’s Good Morning America. For the most part, GMA’s teaser presented no new evidence. The feeling of comfort I felt in that moment was soon abolished and replaced with uncertainty.
On today’s show, we were joined by Perrin Johnson. We obviously talked about the news surrounding the UofL basketball program and gave our opinions on that. We also got a little break from that talk and discussed a little football and how some ACC games today could have major implications on the season for the Cards.
ESPN’s C.L. Brown, formerly of the Courier-Journal, has just released a story on ESPN about the recent allegations on the UofL basketball team. Earlier on Thursday, WDRB’s Eric Crawford reported that a former player said that there were strippers in the dorm room at least one time.
In Brown’s most recent post, a former player described the strippers as “dancing in bathing suits.”
If you missed Rick Pitino’s interview with Terry Meiners, you can check it out here. Terry asked Pitino some tough questions about possibly resigning, President Ramsey not backing him in his statement, and more. Check it out.
My friend Chris Tingley posed this question to me a couple of weeks ago, and it is very interesting and fun to talk about. Of all the players that Rick Pitino has coached at the University of Louisville, who would be your starting 5? Now I will say that some players did play multiple positions, and after discussion, we decided to only have each player on 1 poll. So guys like Francisco Garcia, Larry O’Bannon, Ellis Myles, and Samardo Samuels had to be placed in only 1 category, even though we are well aware that those guys (and others) could be on different polls.
Please vote for each position. This will run until the end of the week on Thursday night, so that will give us time to get the word out all week and get as many people as possible to vote on this.