Here are the top stories from yesterday October 12th at CardinalSportsZone.com!
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Former TCU, LSU and Stanford coach, Trent Johnson was officially named as the assistant of the UofL Men’s Basketball team. Jonshon was let go from TCU in March of 2016, but everyone surrounding the program had nothing but positive things to say about his integrity and character.
“His record won’t be deemed a success. But Trent Johnson’s time at TCU won a lot of people over because of the way he conducted himself and ran his program.” – Gil Lebreton with Star-Telegram.
We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to send a warm welcome to coach Johnson and look forward to seeing him on the court this season.
It was announced today that Mini Plan tickets for UofL men’s basketball will go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM. Fans can select their choice of six games in priority seating in 4 different packages. Check out the full details below.
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According to the Courier Journal, Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair could be officially terminated as early as Monday. The ULAA will meet Monday to discuss the next steps following the fall out of the FBI investigation that was brought to light just two weeks ago. You can read the full outline of their contracts below.
Tuesday night, acting head coach David Padgett talked to the ladies of “We Need To Talk”. He touched on everything from his relationship with Rick Pitino, to his expectations for the season. You can listen to the full interview below.
From the moment the latest scandal involving UofL basketball broke, it felt like everything crashed within seconds. Anfernee Simons who is ranked in the top 10 nationally withdrew his commitment to UofL shortly after the news broke, and has since been reached out to by 27 different schools. Simon’s mom has said they are open to hearing from David Padgett, but that it hasn’t happened yet. Courtney Ramey was another player who decommitted in the days following the scandal, and he will be Padgett’s first focus. David travels to St. Louis to visit him today. Ramey’s dad did confirm to Jeff Greer that this visit was happening and that Padgett was one of the main recruiters of his son. You can read Jeff Greer’s full article below.
Here are the top stories from yesterday October 9th at CardinalSportsZone.com!
The annual Men’s Basketball Luncheon tickets went on sale today. The lunch will take place on October 26th, doors will open at 11:30 with lunch beginning at noon. Presented by Clark & Riggs Printing and WAVE3, at the Grand Ballroom of the Louisville Downtown Marriott, tickets are $45 a piece and you will hear from acting head coach, David Padgett at the event. Find out how to buy your tickets and support the team and Coach Padgett below.
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According to Kenny Klein, current staffers Michael Bowden, Logan Baumann and R.J Evans are now in temporary coaching roles.
David Padgett is the right man to lead UofL basketball this year. Don’t listen to these columnists who claim he’s tainted because of the scandals. He appears to be a great guy, he has high basketball acumen, and he’s exactly what UofL basketball needs right now.
As young assistant coach trying to work his way up the ranks to be a permanent head coach, Padgett could’ve decided to leave UofL when this new scandal or even the old one broke. There is no reason to stick around and deal with someone else’s mess.
Yet, David Padgett chose to stay and endure. According to his own words, he’s staying for the players because he loves them. It’s pretty clear from the press conference held by the captains last week that the feeling is mutual. In an age of cynicism and skepticism, it’s sometimes hard to believe it’s that simple. However, Padgett’s words seem very genuine. His actions are backing them up.
Today officially begins the end of the Pitino era. For better or for worse, the board unanimously voted to begin the process of terminating his contract. What do you think about this latest development?
Eric Crawford with WDRB released the letter that Rick Pitino received on Wednesday, notifying him of his suspension. You can see the full letter below.
According to Tim Sullivan, Brian Bowen has hired Miami attorney Jason Setchen in an effort to play this season for UofL. As of Sunday night, Brian is still on campus but is not permitted in any team activity or practices. This is a developing story, stay with CSZ as more details are released.
Rick Pitino had a brief phone call with the Courier Journal’s Jeff Greer, in which he continues to say he is an innocent bystander in the FBI’s investigation of bribery in college basketball. Pitino also mentions that he hopes this team wins the national championship and he loves them, and David Padgett. David was announced as the interim head coach on Friday evening. He also disclosed that he has left for Miami and plans on selling his house here in Louisville. You can read the full conversation below.
Louisville’s basketball team hit the practice court today for the first time under Coach David Padgett.
If you ask me, that looks like a National Champion caliber team.
For the first time since the bribery scandal broke, we got to hear from the players themselves. The 2017/2018 captains, Anas Mahmoud, Deng Adel, and Quentin Snider sat down with the media today to address everything that has transpired in the last 72 hours.
Today at 5 PM, David Padgett was formally introduced at the University of Louisville’s interim head basketball coach. This was the move the players and fans alike were rooting for. Hear for yourself what he had to say in his first press conference below.