UofL bribery scandal

Louisville Names Vince Tyra As Acting Athletic Director

Oct 3, 2017
louisville.edu

Louisville has named university foundation board member Vince Tyra as acting replacement for athletic director Tom Jurich, who's on paid administrative leave as the school addresses its involvement in a federal bribery investigation of men's basketball recruits.

Louisville Board OKs Firing Of Pitino In Hoops Scandal

Oct 3, 2017
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Louisville's interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken the university and brought down one of the most prominent coaches in college basketball.

Padgett Named As Pitino's Interim Replacement

Sep 29, 2017
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

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.

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Ousted Louisville coach Rick Pitino tells a radio host in a text message that he is sad and misses his players as they begin practice for a season already marred by a federal probe that alleged corruption in the school's basketball program and others in the sport.

The University Of Louisville has placed men's head basketball coach Rick Pitino on unpaid administrative leave, with his employment to be reviewed. The school's interim president, Gregory Postel, called it "a dark day" for the university.

The move comes after Pitino's program was implicated in a wide-ranging federal fraud investigation that was unveiled on Tuesday. The FBI says it caught coaches, Adidas employees and players in a network of bribes.

Postel said Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich is being placed on paid administrative leave.

Louisville Puts Coach Pitino, AD On Leave

Sep 27, 2017
AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Louisville has placed coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents, even tailors.