University of Louisville

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Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe.

U of L Could Lose Bond Rating In Wake Of Hoops Scandal

Oct 5, 2017
J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

  The University of Louisville and its foundation could see their credit ratings pummeled as the basketball scandal’s fallout continues.

Rick Howlett

The University of Louisville has appointed an acting athletic director.

Louisville businessman Vince Tyra, a member of the U of L Foundation board and the son of the late U of L basketball star Charlie Tyra, will take over the duties of Tom Jurich.

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The governing body of University of Louisville athletics has given Interim President Greg Postel the go-ahead to begin termination proceedings against men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees and the U of L Athletics Association Board of Directors will both hold special meetings today.

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Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he was unaware of any payments to recruits but takes responsibility for his decisions. 

Kyeland Jackson, WFPL

The University of Louisville has named assistant David Padgett as the interim replacement for men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, staying in-house to maintain continuity in the wake of a nationwide federal investigation of college basketball.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has ruled in favor of Gov. Matt Bevin in a legal challenge over whether he had the authority to overhaul the University of Louisville’s board of trustees last year.

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  The latest scandal surrounding the University of Louisville and its athletic department has prompted a major fallout across campus and in the college sports world.

Kate Howard, KyCIR

University of Louisville’s board chairman said Wednesday afternoon that the school’s decision to place the school’s basketball coach and athletic director on leave had the unanimous support of every trustee.

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