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.

Charges filed in alleged Pitino extortion

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 25 (UPI) -- A woman has been charged in an alleged extortion attempt against University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, authorities say.

Accuser's husband backs Pitino

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 20 (UPI) -- Tim Sypher says he is devastated by his estranged wife's alleged attempt to extort money from University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino.

Pitino alleges extortion attempt

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 19 (UPI) -- The FBI says it is investigating an alleged extortion attempt against University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.

COL BKB: Notre Dame 90, Louisville 57

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A season-high 32 points from Luke Harangody Thursday night sent Notre Dame coasting to a stunningly easy 90-57 blasting of seventh-ranked Louisville.

Report: Louisville hoopster transfers

EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Former Louisville center Derrick Caracter has transferred to Texas-El Paso, the El Paso Times reported.

COL BKB: Louisville 67, Syracuse 57

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Earl Clark led a 10-0 game-ending spurt Sunday, keying 12th-ranked Louisville's 67-57 win over No. 8 Syracuse.

COL BKB: Purdue 67, Louisville 59

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Robbie Hummel scored 15 points Saturday as Purdue beat 20th-ranked Louisville 67-59 and denied Rick Pitino his 500th career coaching victory.

Louisville suspends Caracter

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Louisville sophomore center-forward Derrick Caracter was suspended Monday by Cardinals Coach Rick Pitino for breaking team rules.

COL BKB: Dayton 70, Louisville 65

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Brian Roberts scored 28 points Saturday to lead the Dayton Flyers to a 70-65 upset victory over the 11th-ranked Louisville Cardinals.

Louisville center Padgett out 10 weeks

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Louisville starting center David Padgett will miss at least 10 weeks after breaking his knee Sunday in the sixth-ranked Cardinals' win over Jackson State.
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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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