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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.
Pitino to coach Puerto Rico basketball

Pitino to coach Puerto Rico basketball

MIAMI, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Louisville Coach Rick Pitino has agreed to coach the Puerto Rican national team at least through qualification for the 2012 Olympics.
Pitino blackmailer sentencing postponed

Pitino blackmailer sentencing postponed

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A judge in Kentucky cited a glitch with Karen Sypher's lawyer's license in postponing her sentencing for trying to blackmail basketball Coach Rick Pitino.
Sypher hires new legal team for sentencing

Sypher hires new legal team for sentencing

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The woman convicted of attempting to extort money from University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino has hired a new legal team, her attorney says.

Delay in extortion sentence requested

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a woman convicted of trying to extort money from University of Louisville men's basketball Coach Rick Pitino says he wants a sentencing delay.

Guilty verdict in extortion of coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A Kentucky woman has been found guilty of threatening University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino to extort money from him.

Pitino testifies at Sypher extortion trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 28 (UPI) -- University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino testified Wednesday that he's sure a woman on trial for extortion was trying to blackmail him.

Witness: Sypher demanded calls to Pitino

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 27 (UPI) -- A repairman said Tuesday a woman accused of extorting money from Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino told him to make threatening calls to the coach.

Jury seated in Pitino extortion case

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 14 (UPI) -- Jury selection was completed Wednesday for the trial of a woman accused of extorting money from University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino.
Judge changes rules in Ky. extortion case

Judge changes rules in Ky. extortion case

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 29 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Kentucky ruled reporters can talk to a woman who allegedly extorted University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.

Pitino jurors asked to reveal views on sex

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 24 (UPI) -- Potential jurors in the case of a woman accused of trying to extort money from Louisville Coach Rick Pitino were asked about premarital sex and Cardinal games.
Judge refuses to move Sypher trial

Judge refuses to move Sypher trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 25 (UPI) -- A judge in Louisville, Ky., has refused to move the trial of a woman accused of trying to extort money from basketball coach Rick Pitino, authorities said.
Pitino gets contract extension

Pitino gets contract extension

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 31 (UPI) -- Louisville men's basketball Coach Rick Pitino has been given a contract extension that has him leading the Cardinals through the 2016-17 season.

Sypher trial scheduled for June

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 23 (UPI) -- Karen Sypher is to be tried in June on charges of trying to extort money from University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, officials said.

Lawyer: Trial likely in Pitino extortion

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- An attorney for a woman accused of trying to blackmail Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino says she expects the case to go to trial.
New indictments in Pitino extortion case

New indictments in Pitino extortion case

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A woman accused of attempted extortion against Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino faces charges of retaliating against him for reporting the alleged plot.
COL BKB: Louisville 96, Arkansas 66

COL BKB: Louisville 96, Arkansas 66

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Reginald Delk scored 20 points, including a 3-pointer during a key 16-5 first-half run, to lead No. 22 Louisville to a 96-66 win over Arkansas Tuesday.

Pitino 'forced abortion' claim said false

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A woman's accusations that Rick Pitino forced her to have an abortion are a fabrication, the University of Louisville basketball coach's attorney says.
Louisville group wants Pitino fired

Louisville group wants Pitino fired

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- An anti-abortion group at the University of Louisville says Rick Pitino, coach of the men's basketball team at the Kentucky college, should be fired.
Report: Pitino cops to sex with accuser

Report: Pitino cops to sex with accuser

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino told police he had consensual sex with the woman accusing him of rape and paid for her abortion, police reports said.
Ralph Willard resigns at Holy Cross

Ralph Willard resigns at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass., June 11 (UPI) -- Holy Cross men's basketball coach Ralph Willard has resigned and will join the staff of Louisville's Rick Pitino.
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