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CRAWFORD | Refunds, write-offs and a possible basketball ticket lag in Louisville Video included

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The University of Louisville has refunded the donations and ticket costs for 315 season tickets (controlled by 126 individuals and businesses), but potentially lower ticket sales for college hoops around the city may be more complicated than that. 

BOZICH | For Padgetts, Louisville basketball a family affair this season Video included

Pete and Debbie Padgett will be in Louisville to support their son, David, as the Cardinals' basketball coach. (John Lewis photo) Pete and Debbie Padgett will be in Louisville to support their son, David, as the Cardinals' basketball coach. (John Lewis photo)
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Pete and Debbie Padgett plan to give up a winter in San Diego to support their son, David, and his family as the Louisville basketball coach this season. 

CRAWFORD | Four thoughts on David Padgett's first Louisville win

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Eric Crawford with four takeaways from Louisville's season-opening win over George Mason.

BOZICH | For Padgett, Louisville win Number 1 tense, exhausting, exhilarating Video included

David Padgett was interviewed by Mike Gminski after winning his first game as Louisville's interim basketball coach Sunday. (Eric Crawford photo) David Padgett was interviewed by Mike Gminski after winning his first game as Louisville's interim basketball coach Sunday. (Eric Crawford photo)
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For David Padgett and his family, his opening game as Louisville's interim basketball coach was tense, exhausting and unforgettable as the Cards rallied to beat George Mason.

BOZICH | Adel, freshmen rally Louisville past George Mason, 72-61 Video included

Anas Mahmoud scored two of his six points as Louisville defeated George Mason. (Eric Crawford photo) Anas Mahmoud scored two of his six points as Louisville defeated George Mason. (Eric Crawford photo)
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George Mason didn't get the memo that David Padgett's debut as Louisville's interim basketball coach was supposed to be a stress-free feel-good story. 

TRANSCRIPT | Tom Jurich interview with Katie George and Eric Crawford Video included

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A transcript of former Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich's interview with Katie George and Eric Crawford of WDRB News.

CRAWFORD | 5 key statements Tom Jurich made to WDRB News Video included

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Eric Crawford shares five key quotes Tom Jurich made to WDRB.

Unsealed indictment says Pitino ‘agreed’ to call Adidas executive about payment to recruit Video included

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Rick Pitino allegedly "agreed" to call Adidas executive Jim Gatto to request that money be sent to the family of Brian Bowen, according to an indictment recently unsealed in the federal bribery case.

CRAWFORD | Bowen's status with Louisville is unchanged, according to the school

Brian Bowen (Associated Press photo) Brian Bowen (Associated Press photo)
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Despite reports that the FBI has cleared Louisville freshman Brian Bowen from its investigative process, his status with the school remains unchanged and he is not practicing with the team while the school investigates his eligibility.

CRAWFORD | Cincinnati's Cronin: Pitino is 'the Terminator,' is hurting but will be OK

Cincinnati's Mick Cronin against Bellarmine in Freedom Hall. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Cincinnati's Mick Cronin against Bellarmine in Freedom Hall. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin, a former assistant at Louisville, has kept in contact with former Louisville coach Rick Pitino since the Hall of Famer was fired from his position last month.

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Another Louisville contract to question; NBA rookies

Rick Bozich writes his weekly Monday Muse. Rick Bozich writes his weekly Monday Muse.
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College coaching contracts, the World Series, the football playoff projects and the first AP college basketball poll are all topics in Rick Bozich's Monday Muse. 

CRAWFORD | On the eve of a new start, memories of Pitino linger with Louisville's players

Louisville guard Ryan McMahon remembers former Cards coach Rick Pitino as "the only one who gave me a chance." (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville guard Ryan McMahon remembers former Cards coach Rick Pitino as "the only one who gave me a chance." (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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While Rick Pitino is no longer on the sidelines, his players can still hear his voice in practice, and on the eve of their first exhibition game without him, some reflected the influence he's had on their lives.

BOZICH | Louisville players believe they can succeed without Pitino fear factor

The Louisville basketball players enjoyed Media Day Sunday. (Eric Crawford photo) The Louisville basketball players enjoyed Media Day Sunday. (Eric Crawford photo)
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Few coaches are as intense as former Louisville coach Rick Pitino. His replacement, David Padgett, is certainly more laid-back. Will that style work? The U of L players believe that it will. 

BOZICH | Day 30 of Louisville/Jurich/Pitino breakup -- who's losing?

Trying to assess the loser in this dispute at the University of Louisville. Trying to assess the loser in this dispute at the University of Louisville.
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On Day 30 of this dispute between former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich, men's basketball coach Rick Pitino and school administrators there is one clear loser.

TRANSCRIPT | Rick Pitino says 'outsiders' at U of L 'killed my dreams' Video included

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Fired University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino defended his former boss, Tom Jurich, on Wednesday on 840 WHAS Radio with Terry Meiners.

CRAWFORD | In the land of giants: Louisville's Padgett meets ACC media

Louisville's David Padgett takes questions from the ACC media. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville's David Padgett takes questions from the ACC media. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville's David Padgett made his first visit to ACC media day as interim coach. Eric Crawford describes his day.

RAW VIDEO | Tom Jurich will sue University of Louisville if settlement not reached, attorney says Video included

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Attorney Sheryl Snyder defended Jurich's record in the wake of a scathing termination letter.

University of Louisville, PR exec to cut ties over conflict with Jurich

Bob Gunnell (courtesy of Boxcar PR) Bob Gunnell (courtesy of Boxcar PR)
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The University of Louisville Athletics Association will cancel its contract worth at least $90,000 a year with public relations firm Boxcar PR after the firm and its founder, Bob Gunnell, began representing fired athletics director Tom Jurich in his personal capacity.

CRAWFORD | Laid-back Louisville players a curiosity at ACC media day

Anas Mahmoud speaks at ACC basketball media day (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Anas Mahmoud speaks at ACC basketball media day (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville players described a relaxed atmosphere in practice at ACC media day in Charlotte on Wednesday.

CRAWFORD | Ready to rumble: Louisville, Jurich trade punches, and everyone loses Video included

WDRB photos by Eric Crawford. WDRB photos by Eric Crawford.
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The language in an exchange between the University of Louisville and former athletic director Tom Jurich points to a nasty, and potentially costly, battle ahead.

University of Louisville skewers Tom Jurich in firing letter Video included

Tom Jurich, who became U of L's athletics director in 1997, engineered the school's ascent into the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jurich was fired Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Tom Jurich, who became U of L's athletics director in 1997, engineered the school's ascent into the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jurich was fired Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
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University of Louisville interim President Greg Postel blasted Tom Jurich in the formal letter firing the longtime athletics director last week.

CRAWFORD | Calipari to KSR: Louisville situation 'a sad deal,' but program 'will be fine'

John Calipari speaks at Kentucky's media day. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) John Calipari speaks at Kentucky's media day. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Kentucky coach John Calipari on Tuesday spoke about the recent scandal and developments at the University of Louisville.

University of Louisville shields memo listing problems with Tom Jurich's handling of Adidas deal

Tom Jurich was fired Oct. 18 after 20 years as U of L's athletics director Tom Jurich was fired Oct. 18 after 20 years as U of L's athletics director
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The university refuses to disclose an internal memo that might shed light on tensions between Jurich and senior members of the U of L administration.

CRAWFORD | Boos greet Postel, but Walz thanks him, and Jurich, at women's hoops luncheon Video included

Louisville coach Jeff Walz addresses fans at Monday's women's basketball tipoff luncheon (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville coach Jeff Walz addresses fans at Monday's women's basketball tipoff luncheon (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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University of Louisville interim president Greg Postel was greeted with some boos when he was recognized by interim athletic director Greg Postel at the women's basketball tipoff luncheon.

CRAWFORD | First day post-Jurich, Tyra, Louisville athletics, get back to business

Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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On the first day after the firing of Tom Jurich, University of Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra and coaches talked about the challenge of moving forward.

CRAWFORD | Louisville board fires Jurich, then fuels dissension with its silence Video included

University chairman Greg Postel, left, and trustee chairman David Grissom (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) University chairman Greg Postel, left, and trustee chairman David Grissom (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville's lack of explanation for the firing of Tom Jurich isn't going to do much to unite its fan base.

University of Louisville fires longtime athletics director Tom Jurich Video included

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The trustees did not explain their decision, and the vote was not unanimous.

BOZICH | Louisville board shows the name on front of jersey matters Video included

The board of trustees voted for a new direction at the University of Louisville Wednesday. The board of trustees voted for a new direction at the University of Louisville Wednesday.
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The U of L board of trustees fired athletic director Tom Jurich Wednesday, two days after the school dismissed basketball coach Rick Pitino.

Rick Pitino sues Adidas for 'outrageous' conduct in basketball scandal Video included

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The lawsuit claims the ex-Louisville basketball coach was not involved in “giving improper benefits to recruits or players.” It says Adidas knew that Pitino’s reputation hinged on him running a “clean, proper and strictly compliant” program.

BOZICH | For Rick Pitino, harsh end to Hall of Fame career Video included

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What happened to Rick Pitino's Hall of Fame career at Louisville? The complete story has yet to emerge but it's reasonable to wonder if pressure to compete with Kentucky was a factor.

CRAWFORD | At the end of Pitino's Louisville line, a look back at the ride Video included

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Eric Crawford looks back at Rick Pitino's Louisville tenure, from his own recollections, and attempts to give some perspective given its scandalous end.

Sources: U of L offered $1.5 million to Pitino charity in settlement bid

Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom
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The offer, which was rejected, was to a foundation honoring Rick Pitino’s late son Daniel, the sources said.

RAW VIDEO | University of Louisville fires Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino Video included

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The move comes less than three weeks after federal investigators tied Pitino’s program to a scheme to pay recruits.

Polygraph report says Pitino didn't know of payment to recruit's family

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During questioning in Miami on October 6, Rick Pitino said he did not participate in a scheme to pay the family of U of L freshman Brian Bowen, nor did he know of any payments, the polygraph examination report says. 

RAW VIDEO | Rick Pitino's attorney makes statement after closed-door meeting Video included

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Rick Pitino's attorney, Steve Pence, spoke to reporters briefly after appearing before U of L's Athletics Association Personnel Committee.

CRAWFORD | Embattled Louisville program embraces reunion with fans in first scrimmage

Louisville acting coach David Padgett talks with former Cardinals coach Denny Crum during a team scrimmage Friday night. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville acting coach David Padgett talks with former Cardinals coach Denny Crum during a team scrimmage Friday night. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Acting Louisville coach David Padgett will take support from wherever he can get it. On Friday night in the KFC Yum! Center, he wasn't disappointed.

Futures of Jurich and Pitino could be decided next week at U of L Video included

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Pitino's special meeting is set for Monday. Jurich's turn comes Wednesday.

BOZICH | The next move David Padgett needs to make for Louisville basketball

David Padgett has made 2 solid moves as the Louisville basketball coach. A recommendation for a third. David Padgett has made 2 solid moves as the Louisville basketball coach. A recommendation for a third.
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David Padgett has made two solid moves as the acting Louisville basketball coach this week. Padgett can complete the three-point play by making one more. 

Tom Jurich supporters defend his handling of Adidas sponsorship deal Video included

U of L Athletics Director Tom Jurich has been on leave since Sept. 27 U of L Athletics Director Tom Jurich has been on leave since Sept. 27
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High-profile supporters of suspended University of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich are pushing back against interim U of L President Greg Postel’s claim that Jurich failed to keep key people in the loop before executing a 10-year, $160 million extension of the university’s apparel sponsorship deal with Adidas.

CRAWFORD | Padgett makes a solid first hire; Johnson brings experience, familiarity Video included

New Louisville assistant basketball coach Trent Johnson. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) New Louisville assistant basketball coach Trent Johnson. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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David Padgett found not only an assistant coach with a wealth of head-coaching experience, but someone he has known since high school in veteran coach Trent Johnson.

Pitino's lawyer reiterates that alleged 'Coach 2' did nothing wrong Video included

Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom
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Rick Pitino's lawyer said the University of Louisville has made a rush to judgement in essentially firing the coach and is reacting on emotion, not facts. 

Basketball scandals "a pattern" of bad behavior by Pitino, U of L charges in letter Video included

Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom
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Two recent scandals in the University of Louisville men’s basketball program show “a pattern” of “inappropriate behavior” that justifies firing head coach Rick Pitino, the university’s interim president wrote in a letter to Pitino dated Tuesday.

Lawsuit against Katina Powell, publisher and author of her book has been settled Video included

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An attorney for Powell, Bart McMahon, confirmed the settlement but said he could not discuss the terms because it is confidential.

CRAWFORD | Tyra takes over Louisville athletics, but the Jurich question looms large Video included

Vince Tyra accepting the position of acting athletic director at Louisville (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Vince Tyra accepting the position of acting athletic director at Louisville (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Eric Crawford writes about the challenge awaiting Vince Tyra as acting athletic director of the University of Louisville.

BOZICH | Louisville finds natural quarterback in acting AD Vince Tyra Video included

On his Twitter account, acting Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra honors his father, Charlie, a former U of L basketball star whose Number 8 was retired. On his Twitter account, acting Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra honors his father, Charlie, a former U of L basketball star whose Number 8 was retired.
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Friends and former coaches at Trinity and the University of Kentucky describe acting Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra as a natural quarterback with outstanding business skills.

Jurich fate still uncertain following confidential U of L trustees meeting

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The fate of suspended University of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich remains uncertain Monday after the U of L board of trustees took no action following a closed-door session in which his continued employment was discussed.

CRAWFORD | Louisville hoops team gets football stadium ovation, Padgett stays in the background Video included

Louisville's basketball team is introduced to the crowd on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville's basketball team is introduced to the crowd on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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While the University of Louisville basketball team was introduced to the crowd, and a rousing standing ovation Saturday, acting coach David Padgett chose to stay in the background.

CRAWFORD | Nine thoughts from a devastating week at Louisville

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Eric Crawford wraps up some thoughts on numerous subjects related to U of L's most recent basketball scandal.

CRAWFORD | Jurich says if he'd been told Pitino was 'Coach-2,' he'd have fired him Video included

U of L athletic director Tom Jurich. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) U of L athletic director Tom Jurich. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Eric Crawford spoke with Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich by phone on Friday afternoon. 

CRAWFORD | Awaiting a coach, Klein says Louisville basketball players continue workouts Video included

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Sports information director Kenny Klein, who spoke briefly with players, had no updates on who their interim coach would be, or when the announcement would be made.

Adidas hired Tom Jurich's daughter months before $160 million deal with University of Louisville

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Just months before the U of L Athletics Association signed a $160 million extension of its lucrative apparel deal with Adidas, the company hired athletics director Tom Jurich’s daughter Haley as an “NCAA brand communications manager,” according to her LinkedIn profile.

Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich placed on leave after latest University of Louisville basketball scandal Video included

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University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletics director Tom Jurich have been placed on administrative leave until the next athletics association board meeting in October, a source close to Jurich told WDRB News.

Attorney unsure who U of L coaches are in complaints, but says 'Rick Pitino has done nothing wrong'

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“We don’t know who they are talking about on there but aim to find out,” attorney Steve Pence said, but he added that he has not been told Pitino is under investigation.

BOZICH | National take on Louisville basketball scandal harsh and unsparing

National columnist delivered stinging opinions on the news at the University of Louisville Wednesday. National columnist delivered stinging opinions on the news at the University of Louisville Wednesday.
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Rick Bozich of WDRB Sports collected a sample of national opinion on the developments with the University of Louisville athletic department Wednesday. 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Rick Pitino offers brief comment after leaving KFC Yum! Center practice facility Video included

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University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino spoke briefly with a WDRB News crew as he left the KFC Yum! Center practice area Wednesday morning.

RAW VIDEO | U of L's Tom Jurich arrives at -- and leaves from -- brief meeting with Interim President Greg Postel Video included

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When reporters asked Jurich on the way to the meeting whether or not he would be fired, Jurich responded by saying, "I have no idea."

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