COL BKB: Louisville 79, Florida Int'l 55

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Wayne Blackshear delivered 18 points Wednesday in No. 4 Louisville's 79-55 win over Florida International, a game that involved a father-son coaching duel.

COL BKB: Duke 76, Louisville 71

NASSAU, Bahamas, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Mason Plumlee put in 16 points and Quinn Cook totaled 15 Saturday, elevating fifth-ranked Duke to a 76-71 upset of No. 2 Louisville in the Bahamas.
A look at Breeders' Cup Friday races

A look at Breeders' Cup Friday races

ARCADIA, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Breeders' Cup World Championships kick off Friday with six races, capped by one of the weekend's toughest.

Louisville extends Pitino contract to 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The University of Louisville has given head basketball Coach Rick Pitino a contract extension through the 2021-2022 season, the school announced Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
By United Press International
Basketball Hall of Fame finalists listed

Basketball Hall of Fame finalists listed

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Reggie Miller and Rick Pitino are among 12 finalists for the 2012 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

COL BKB: Providence 90, Louisville 59

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Bryce Cotton and Kadeem Batts netted 27 points apiece Tuesday and Providence ripped 15th-ranked Louisville 90-59.

Pitino says he'll retire after 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Louisville head basketball Coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday he'll retire from coaching after his contract runs out in 2017.

COL BKB: Louisville 59, Ohio 54

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Two free throws each by Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan in the final 21 seconds Friday lifted No. 7 Louisville to a 59-54 victory over Ohio.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sept. 18, 2011.
By United Press International

Last-minute legal move in Sypher sentence

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 30 (UPI) -- A woman convicted of attempting to extort money from University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino filed a motion for a new trial, court documents show.
Prosecutors respond to Sypher appeal

Prosecutors respond to Sypher appeal

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say a legal appeal by a woman convicted of trying to extort cash from University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino is unfounded.

Woman gets 87 months for Pitino extortion

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Kentucky woman who tried to extort thousands of dollars from University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino was sentenced to prison Friday.
Delay refused in Pitino extortion case

Delay refused in Pitino extortion case

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A woman convicted of trying to extort money from University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino will not have her sentencing delayed, judges ruled.

COL BKB: Louisville 88, St. John's 63

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Preston Knowles scored 25 points and helped key an early run Wednesday that sent No. 15 Louisville sailing to an 88-63 victory over St. John's.
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Rick Pitino
Louisville Cardinals' head basketball coach Rick Pitino, seen in a April 1, 2005 file photo in St. Louis, has claimed on August 12, 2009 he had consensual sex with Karen Cunagin Sypher at a Louisville restaurant back on August 1, 2003 and paid her $3,000 for medical expenses. Sypher has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to extort money from Pitino in exchange for her silence about the alleged crimes, and with lying to the FBI. Scott Rovak UPI/Bill Greenblatt/Files

Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952(1952-09-18)) is an American basketball coach. Since 2001, he has been the head coach at the University of Louisville. He has also served as head coach at Boston University, Providence College and the University of Kentucky, leading that program to the NCAA championship in 1996. He has coached on the professional level for the NBA's New York Knicks and Boston Celtics with mixed results.

Pitino holds the distinction of being the first coach in NCAA history to lead three different schools (Providence, Kentucky, and Louisville) to a Final Four. In addition, Pitino has achieved a measure of success as an author and a motivational speaker.

Pitino, a Sicilian American and native of New York City, grew up in the Village of Bayville and was captain of the St. Dominic High School basketball team in nearby Oyster Bay, Long Island. He enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1970. He was a standout guard for the Minutemen basketball team. His 329 career assists rank tenth all-time at UMass, as of the 2008-2009 season. He led the team in assists as a junior and senior. The 168 assists as a senior is the eighth-best single season total ever there. Pitino was a freshman at the same time future NBA legend Julius Erving spent his junior (and final) year at UMass, although the two never played on the same team because freshmen were ineligible to play varsity basketball at the time. Other teammates of Pitino's incude Al Skinner, who also went on to become a successful college coach, and Mike Flanagan (baseball), who went on to pitch in the major leagues and win the AL Cy Young Award in 1979. Pitino earned his degree from UMass in 1974.

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