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Top Stories 10-18-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 18th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Post Practice Interviews: 10-18-17

Coach Petrino Speaks About Tom Jurich

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

UofL Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Single Game Tickets Go On Sale 10/18/2017

Deng Adel Tabbed To Erving Award Watch List

Teddy Bridgewater Is Clear To Practice

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

David Padgett Discusses Life As UofL’s Acting Head Coach

Rick Pitino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Adidas

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

TWICA: October 16th Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense | Pitino, Jurich And The Future of Louisville

Nunnsense

There is so much going on with the University of Louisville right now and everyone has an opinion. All of this is starting to wear on me – especially all the Card on Card crime. In case you forgot, we are all on the same team no matter who our basketball coach, athletic director or president is. We all want what is best for the University and sometimes it’s hard to see what is best. The easy decision isn’t always the best decision. I’m not going to tell you how you should feel about Pitino, Jurich or our future but here is how you should feel. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview with Jay Bilas

Photo Credit: ESPN/SportsCenter

 

Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino sat down with ESPN College Basketball Analyst, Jay Bilas, for his first interview post firing.
In the emotional interview, Coach Pitino discusses his future coaching, his involvement in the ongoing FBI investigation, the support he’s received and vindication.

Watch the full interview: Pitino: Adidas took ‘my love and passion away from me’

Coach Petrino Speaks About Tom Jurich

On his weekly radio show, Coach Bobby Petrino opened with kind words about former Athletic Director Tom Jurich.

“I’d just like to take a minute here, after what happened today, to thank Tom Jurich for everything that he did for me and my family and this university,” Petrino said. “When you drive around campus and you look around and you see all the amazing facilities that we have, that was Tom’s vision and hard work and dedication to be able to get that done.

“One thing I think everyone really needs to understand is, Tom’s biggest thing was that he wanted to do everything he possibly could do for a student-athlete. The student-athlete comes first, and that we need to give him every opportunity to get the best education and the best experience being a student-athlete here at the university. I just thought I needed to take a minute and thank him for everything he’s done.”

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement


Tom Jurich’s legal team has released a statement regarding the firing of the 20 year Athletic Director.

Thank you, Tom Jurich.

Top Stories 10-17-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 17th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

Rick Pitino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Adidas

Under Armour All-Americans Reaffirm Their Commitments To UofL

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

15 UofL Coaches Sign Letter To Greg Postel Supporting Tom Jurich

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Post Practice Interviews 10-17-17

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/16/17

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

Dick Vitale Takes To Twitter In Defense Of Rick Pitino

TWICA: October 16th Read the rest of this entry

Deng Adel Tabbed To Erving Award Watch List


Louisville junior, Deng Adel, has been tabbed to the Julius Erving Award Watch List.
Adel is one of 21 small forwards to be considered for the prestigious award. The award will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show on April 6, 2018.

Jay Bilas Interviews Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino

Photo: ESPN.com

In his first national appearance since the FBI scandal broke, Rick Pitino is sitting down with Jay Bilas. The interview will air at midnight on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt.

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Photo Credit: Courier-Journal

 

In what could go down as the biggest mistake in the history of the University of Lohisville, Athletic Director Tom Jurich has been fired with “cause.”
Reports began to leak last night that the board had decided to fire Jurich. Fans immediately took to social media to express their opinions on the decision.
Jurich has been on paid administrative leave since September 28th.

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Rick Pitino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Adidas

Photo Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Former University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has filed a federal lawsuit against Adidas.
The lawsuit alleges that Pitino was damaged by the company’s “outrageous conduct in conspiring to funnel money to the family of a basketball recruit.”

Pitino maintains his innocence in the matter claiming the he was not aware of the matter.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville.

Top Stories 10-16-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 16th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

15 UofL Coaches Sign Letter To Greg Postel Supporting Tom Jurich

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/16/17

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

Dick Vitale Takes To Twitter In Defense Of Rick Pitino

TWICA: October 16th

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

ULAA Approves One Year Contract For David Padgett

Red-White Game Highlights & Presser

Louisville Vs Boston College Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Highlights From Boston College

Red-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

Louisville vs Boston College: Postgame Thoughts

UofL Football Postgame Presser: Boston College

Hikutini Promoted To Active Roster

Cardinal Football Players Supporting Each Other

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

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ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Photo Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

 

After hours of deliberation, the Universiry of Louisville’s Athletics Association has unanimously voted to terminate Hall of Fame head coach, Rick Pitino’s employment for “just cause.”
The move comes less than a month after Louisville was tied to a pay-for-play FBI investigation.

Rick Pitino served 16 seasons as the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals.  Under Coach Pitino, the Cardinals made 14 NCAA appearances, including three final four trips and a National Championship in 2013. Pitino’s record at Louisville is 415 – 141.

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

NCAA

Contrary to popular belief, UofL is not the only school being hit hard by the fallout of the FBI investigation into college basketball. The Associated Press asked 84 schools how they are handling the investigations, and 63 schools responded. Take a look at the full report, and let us know if you are surprised by any of the schools that declined to respond.

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino


Rick Pitino’s attorney, Steve Pence, handed out a 53-page document to the media awaiting the ULAA’s decision on the employment of Pitino.
The document contains text messages between Pitino and Adidas Exec. Jim Gotto, as well as conversations regarding Brian Bowen with Christian Dawkins.

The document also contains a polygraph test and Pitino’s affidavit.

Read Pitino’s 53-page Defense

Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence


Steve Pence, Rick Pitino’s attorney, released a 40 page document defending Coach Pitino’s innocence in the FBI pay-to-play investigation.

In the tweet below, we see a text Brian Bowen’s mother sent to Coach Pitino after the announcement of his unpaid leave.

Pitino also had Pence release his communication via text with Adidas Exec. Jim Gotto.

Below are texts between Christian Dawkins and Pitino.

Dick Vitale Takes To Twitter In Defense Of Rick Pitino

Photo Credit: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

During the ULAA Meeting, at which Coach Rick Pitino’s fate as the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals was being discussed, Dick Vitale took to Twitter to defend his long time friend.
In a series of tweets, Vitale explains why Louisville’s board is making a huge mistake.

ULAA Approves One Year Contract For David Padgett


The University of Louisville’s Athletic Association has approved a one year contract for acting men’s basketball head coach David Padgett.

Via Fred Cowgill

Top Stories Weekend Edition 10/14-15

 

Here are the top stories from the weekend (10/14-15) at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Louisville Vs Boston College Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Highlights From Boston College

Red-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

Louisville vs Boston College: Postgame Thoughts

UofL Football Postgame Presser: Boston College

Hikutini Promoted To Active Roster

Cardinal Football Players Supporting Each Other

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

Midseason Highlight Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

David Padgett’s Post Game Press Conference Red-White Scrimmage

Mens Basketball Practice Report From Mr. L

The Barbour Shop: Dez Fitzpatrick? More Like Dez Sixpatrick

I Got Your Back: Part 2

David Padgett Announces Hiring Of Trent Johnson As Assistant Basketball Coach (Pictures & Video)

James Patterson, Lonnie Ali And Dr. Mark Lynn Pen Letter In Support Of Jurich

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

Coach David Padgett’s Presser

Vince Tyra Presser 10-4-17

Asia Durr Named College Sports Madness Preseason All-American

Vince Tyra’s Introductory Presser

 

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Top Stories 10-13-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 12th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Everything You Need to Know: Louisville v. Boston College

Letters of Suspension for Kenny Johnson And Jordan Fair

David Padgett’s Post Game Press Conference Red-White Scrimmage

Mens Basketball Practice Report From Mr. L

The Barbour Shop: Dez Fitzpatrick? More Like Dez Sixpatrick

I Got Your Back: Part 2

Brendan McKay Grabs Another Honor And Water Is Wet

David Padgett Announces Hiring Of Trent Johnson As Assistant Basketball Coach (Pictures & Video)

Nunnsense| Louisville Can Make The Orange Bowl With A Little Help From The Defense

Anthony Floyd To Have Jersey Honored At Boston College Game On Saturday

James Patterson, Lonnie Ali And Dr. Mark Lynn Pen Letter In Support Of Jurich

Trent Johnson Named New Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Jordan Fair Relieved Of His Position

Former 2018 Commit Still Interested In UofL

WDRB’s Bill Lamb States His Case For UofL To Keep Tom Jurich

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Football Recruiting: Weekly Stats for UofL Commits/Recruits

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

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Top Stories 10-12-13

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 12th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Nunnsense| Louisville Can Make The Orange Bowl With A Little Help From The Defense

Anthony Floyd To Have Jersey Honored At Boston College Game On Saturday

James Patterson, Lonnie Ali And Dr. Mark Lynn Pen Letter In Support Of Jurich

Mini Plan Tickets For Men’s Basketball Go On Sale October 12th

Trent Johnson Named New Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Jordan Fair Relieved Of His Position

Donovan Mitchell Grabs Buckets In Win Over Lakers

Former 2018 Commit Still Interested In UofL

WDRB’s Bill Lamb States His Case For UofL To Keep Tom Jurich

Padgett Hitting The Recruiting Trail: Ramey Up First

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Football Recruiting: Weekly Stats for UofL Commits/Recruits

Bobby Petrino’s Press Conference: BC

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

TWICA: October 9th

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

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