On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 we learned that the FBI is investigating a huge college basketball corruption scheme that alleged that a top rated prospect, Brian Bowen, took a $100,000 bribe to join the University of Louisville Men’s basketball team. Bowen, which was a five star small forward out of La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, was the Number two prospect in Indiana and number nineteen prospect in the nation, this is according to 247Sports.
Yesterday, UKfansallday heard from a fairly reliable and anonymous source that there would be a fairly big shake up in regards to the University of Louisville’s Athletic Department and basketball program with rumored firing of Athletic Director, Tom Jurich, assistant Athletic Director Kevin Miller, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Pitino, Men’s basketball assistants Kenny Johnson, David Padgett, and Jordan Fair, Director of Basketball Operations Michael Bowden, Strength & Conditioning Coach Ray Ganong and Assistant to Rick Pitino Jordan Sucher. The source also stated that director of player development Wayne Turner, a former University of Kentucky point guard, might also be dismissed.
It has now been officially released that the University of Louisville is cleaning house by placing current Athletic Director, Tom Jurich and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Pitino on administrative leave per release in a press conference.
If you ask me, I don’t think the University of Louisville can afford not to dismiss these guys. I believe that the University, the NCAA, and the fan base have completely had enough of this and is ready to move on. In the long run this more than likely can only be a good thing for U of L because maybe they can try to put this past them and move on to better things, all of which doesn’t seem to include this bunch right here.
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