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Louisville Athletics Association Contends Pitino Must Pay Forfeited Funds

On December 13, 2017, the University of Louisville Athletics Association stated that Rick Pitino, the former men’s basketball head coach, should cover the penalties issued by the NCAA against the school. The University of Louisville Athletics Association filed counterclaims against Pitino in his federal suit over his termination. The university received penalties from the NCAA panel because of allegations that a former operations director used strippers and escorts to attract potential players. However, once the FBI investigation was complete, there were only charges against an…

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Louisville Response to NCAA Allegations Attempts to Shield Pitino

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, the University of Louisville released its response to the NCAA after receiving a Notice of Allegations that criticized Rick Pitino for failing to monitor his former assistant and director of basketball operations, Andrew McGee. In 2015, a tell-all book titled “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” publicly accused McGee of paying for strippers to attend parties in the dorms of players and recruits from 2010-14. The book was written by Katina Powell, who claimed she was paid…

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Does Duke Have the Most Valuable Players?

Given the ongoing intensity of March Madness, college basketball players have been getting a lot of attention. The Business Insider recently released an article about the value of some college basketball players if they were playing in the free market. Having one of the most respected teams in the NCAA, Duke Men’s Basketball seems to make it pretty far into the Tournament come every March. And although Duke celebrated a big win on Saturday March 19, 2016 against Yale, Duke’s players are not the “most…

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