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Nunnsense: Is Bobby Petrino Underpaid?


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I heard the news as announced on the 93.9 ESPN radio show, Mid-day with Marques Maybin by guest host Steve Rummage on Thursday, April 14th, that Bobby Petrino received a contract extension running through the 2023 season. To me, the duration of the contract didn’t matter because Bobby said that this was his ” destination job” so he is not going anywhere.

I know, I know. He left us in the middle of the night, he bailed on the Atlanta Falcons after 13 games and left Western Kentucky University after only 13 months even though he said at his WKU introductory press conference that hoped his tenure there “can be as long as possible.”  I hear all of your concerns and based on his previous history, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t in the back of my mind just a little bit. I also remember that just before he left Louisville, he pledged a large sum of money to Kosair Childrens Hospital. Most people don’t know that he fulfilled that pledge even though he had moved to Atlanta. He has always had a love for this city and especially Kosair hospital.

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Four UofL Teams Among National APR Leaders

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich talks with media during an ACC news conference Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. After bouncing around in three other leagues over 19 years, Tuesday marked Louisville's official entry into the ACC. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Alton Strupp)

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Four University of Louisville athletic teams are among the nation’s leaders within their sport in the most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA.

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Nine UofL Teams Have Perfect APR Scores For 2012-13

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        LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nine University of Louisville athletic teams posted a perfect score in the most recent single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA.

        The nine UofL sports — including five women’s and four men’s — with a perfect 1000 APR score for the most recent 2012-13 figures include men’s basketball, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, softball, women’s soccer, men’s tennis and volleyball. 

        UofL’s men’s basketball and women’s golf teams are among the top 10 percent in their respective sports in the latest multiyear APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes.  Both sports have a perfect 1000 score for the four-year period from 2009-13 and received public recognition from the NCAA last week.

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