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BOZICH & CRAWFORD | Pitino to meet with NCAA investigators in April

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Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will meet with NCAA investigators in April. Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will meet with NCAA investigators in April.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Although the University of Louisville has yet to receive a formal letter of allegations that the basketball program has broken NCAA rules, basketball coach Rick Pitino will meet with NCAA investigators in April, a source told Eric Crawford of WDRB Thursday.

On Feb. 5, U of L president Dr. James Ramsey admitted that the program violated NCAA rules. Ramsey self-imposed a postseason ban for the basketball team, which finished regular-season play last Saturday in Virginia.

The Cardinals’ program has been surrounded by controversy since early October when Katina Powell published her book, Breaking Cardinal Rules. Powell alleges that she was paid by Andre McGee, the program’s former director of operations, to provide strippers and sex parties at the basketball dorm from 2010-14.

Pitino has said he had no knowledge of the parties until the book was published but he has not denied that they occurred.

Pitino is believed to be in the Tampa, Fla., area. He cancelled his trip to Indianapolis Wednesday to watch his son, Richard, coach Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament.

Powell has met with NCAA investigators twice, including Monday. McGee resigned his job as an assistant coach at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in October.

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