Rick Pitino

Thanks to Richards, UK beats Fort Wayne ‘bigly’

Kentucky Coach John Calipari likes to say a team without a post presence is a fraud. By that standard, his team was truth and sincerity Wednesday …

College Basketball

Louisville won’t touch recruit who brought down Rick Pitino

Louisville has announced that freshman forward Brian Bowen will not play for the school and that the Cardinals have parted ways with men’s basketball …

College Basketball

College sports’ real criminals: Those getting rich under the guise of ‘amateurism’

The FBI’s investigation into NCAA basketball has revealed what college players are really worth. We now know their true value: They are worth six-figure bribes. That tells you a lot. It tells you how desperate schools are to secure a five-star recruit. It tells you how eager agents and sneaker …

HBCUs

5-Star Freshman SF Brian Bowen Won't Play for Louisville, Allowed to Transfer

The University of Louisville announced Wednesday that suspended 5-star freshman small forward Brian Bowen will not play for the school's basketball team.<p>According to Jeff Greer of the <i>Louisville Courier-Journal</i>, the school also announced it will allow Bowen to seek a transfer if he so chooses.<p>Per …

College & University

Brian Bowen learned of end of Louisville career on Twitter

Brian Bowen’s decision to play for Louisville has really proven to be a bad one, and he’ll be left with a particularly bad taste in his mouth after …

College Basketball

Louisville announces suspended freshman Brian Bowen will never play for the school

The Dagger<p>The prospect at the heart of Louisville’s latest men’s basketball scandal will never participate in a game for the Cardinals.<p>Louisville …

College & University

Brian Bowen Not Allowed To Play At Louisville

An FBI probe into college basketball saw Rick Pitino ousted from the <b>Louisville</b> basketball program following a 16-year stint. The FBI then put <b>Brian</b> …

College Basketball

Massarotti: 10 Key Numbers To Think About This Thanksgiving

BOSTON (CBS) — This November, we give thanks for most everything that comes with Boston sports, from the diamond and gridiron to the rink and …

Jaylen Brown

Louisville basketball | University says Brian Bowen will not play for Cards

The University of Louisville on Wednesday announced suspended freshman wing Brian Bowen won't play for the school.<p>Louisville will provide written …

College & University

Louisville not reinstating freshman Brian Bowen at center of FBI investigation

Bowen will remain on scholarship and is free to transfer, the school announced.<p>Brian Bowen will not play for Louisville basketball this season, the school has announced. Bowen is the 5-star freshman widely believed to be involved in the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball.<p>The …

College & University

Tuesday’s Mashup: LaVar Ball refuses to thank Donald Trump, wishes him a great Thanksgiving on CNN

Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news</b> …

LaVar Ball

Louisville appeal asks to reverse 'excessive' NCAA sanctions

Louisville says in an appeal that the NCAA's Committee on Infractions imposed "grossly excessive" penalties in ordering the vacation of its 2013 men's basketball championship and tournament revenue for a sex scandal.<p>The NCAA in June placed Louisville on four years' probation and ordered that it …

College Basketball

After 40 years, the final buzzer will sound for the Great Alaska Shootout

Ron Petro, a former athletic director at UAA, remembers a night during the 1985 Great Alaska Shootout when he and his wife Sally hosted a reception …

College Basketball

He’s a head coach. She’s a head coach. See how UK’s opponent makes two-sport household work.

Jon Coffman, who will lead Fort Wayne against Kentucky on Wednesday night, isn’t the only head coach at his house. His wife, Tracy, coaches the …

College Basketball

Rick Pitino not ruling out coaching again

With the exception of a couple interviews, Rick Pitino has mostly stayed out of the public eye since his official firing from Louisville last month. …

Louisville Cardinals

Rick Pitino open to coaching again but wants to get on with 'different part' of life

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino told ESPN on Monday that while he is open to the idea of returning to coaching, he is also trying to "get on with a different part of my life."<p>Pitino, who was fired as Louisville's coach in October in the wake of an FBI investigation into "pay-to-play" recruiting …

Sports

Rick Pitino hilariously holding out hope he'll coach again

Rick Pitino's last national championship was at the Georgia Dome, a building that was imploded this morning.<p>Louisville's banner from that 2013 season …

College Basketball

Navy will give fans free stuffing and bibs at pre-Thanksgiving basketball doubleheader

The Redskins aren’t the only local sports outfit running Thanksgiving-themed promotions this week. Navy’s basketball teams are also feeling the holiday spirit, in the form of free stuffing and free bibs.<p>The Navy athletic department, see, is attempting to “stuff” its Alumni Hall gym during a …

Sports

UCLA Football: A Look at the Pros and Cons of Chip Kelly

<i>The biggest name currently tied to the vacant UCLA head coaching position is former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. Late Sunday, rumors began to swirl</i> …

College & University

Monday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

—Spread check (football): Louisville by 10.<p>—We’ll be doing a “where we’re watching” post for the Kentucky game that will go up on Friday. So if …

College Basketball

College GameDay 2017: Who is the guest picker for Week 12?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: ESPN College GameDay analyst Rece Davis discusses game day at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. …

College Sports

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reportedly meets with NCAA group over one-and-done rule

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has not hidden his feelings about the NBA’s one-and-done rule, which has been in place since 2005 — before he assumed control of the league — and mandates that draft prospects be both 19 years old and one year removed from high school. He doesn’t like it, and wants to …

Sports

UofL has refunded over $400,000 to season-ticket holders

Following the firings of Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich, Louisville season-ticket holders are demanding their money back from the university.According to …

Tom Jurich

Former UK basketball player fired from state job. No reason is given.

Former University of Kentucky basketball player Winston Bennett of Louisville was fired Oct. 12 from his $73,500-a-year job in the Kentucky Labor …

Lexington

How NBA Scouts Prepare for the Draft in the Fall

To be an NBA scout, you need to live and love basketball. Your brain can turn into mush after flying into Austin, Texas one morning to watch a …

Lebron James

Donovan Mitchell’s MSG debut ‘a dream come true’

Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz rookie guard who came to Utah from Westchester by way of Louisville, did something Wednesday he always wanted to do.<p>He …

New York Knicks

Browns Fans Invade Penguins Game, I Heart Beaver Guy At Wild Game & Duke’s New White Guy

VIEW GALLERY<p>Vegas is getting ready for when the Raiders roll in<p>6:20 a.m. drug deals gone bad…<p>Metro Police say they are investigating a shooting …

J. J. Redick

Creativity required for low-majors in the recruiting game

Jack Murphy zigzagged across his hometown, ducking into gyms to watch AAU basketball players on all points of the Las Vegas compass.<p>Some stops lasted …

College & University

In turbulent times, Louisville upperclassmen offer a steadying presence

LOUISVILLE -- When news broke that Louisville was among the teams involved in the FBI's investigation into college basketball, Anas Mahmoud didn't …

College Basketball

Doc: What worries me about college basketball

The appeal of early-season games in college basketball is. . . is. . . The Jeremy Hill mystery. Cheap cigars

Giancarlo Stanton