It was announced on Friday afternoon that Mark Jurich – associate athletic director, Kim Maffet -associate athletics director for human resourcesand Julianne Waldron – associate athletics director for marketing, were all being relieved of their jobs at the University of Louisville. According to Chris Otts with WDRB, Interim athletic director, Vince Tyra said “as we move forward, we will be restructuring leadership positions within our department and creating efficiency among our senior staff.”
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is known.
Here is the brutal 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule just tweeted out by Kenny Klein:
Here is the latest post from Coach Rick Pitino via University of Louisville SID Kenny Klein:
As most everyone knows the internet was broken yesterday when Jon Rothstein reported that the University of Louisville would host Ohio State in the 2016 ACC-Big10 Challenge. Jaquan this. We just played them that. Everyone was up in arms and was ready to mob OSU as they rolled up to the YUM. We all ran with it because CBS Sports is a credible source. Today there was a different opponent announced via Louisville SID Kenny Klein:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Purdue in the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30 in the KFC Yum! Center.
Regarding NCAA Compliance Review and Additional Measures
The University of Louisville continues to work collaboratively with the NCAA in the investigation of the University’s men’s basketball program. As a member of the NCAA, the University takes its responsibility for NCAA compliance seriously, and has cooperated with the NCAA in an effort to close this difficult chapter as soon as possible consistent with NCAA enforcement procedures. Under NCAA rules, the University is not able to discuss the investigation or the facts developed to date, but looks forward to doing so at the conclusion of the NCAA enforcement process.
It’s Friday. I don’t want to post 5 different stories that you have to read on a Friday afternoon. You are welcome. Here is a summary of today’s events or what we at CSZ like to call the Cardinal Catch-Up.
- It was reported late last night that Mango would not return this season from his foot injury. Today Rick Pitino told us that he would not apply for a medical redshirt.
- Rick also told us that he encouraged Chinanu Onuaku to test out the new draft camp rules. Here is how that made Steve feel:
PRESS RELEASE FROM LOUISVILLE SID KENNY KLEIN:
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.