Skip to main content

Rick Pitino Irked By Louisville President Not Mentioning Him In Statement Regarding Scandal

University of Louisville president James Ramsey released a statement earlier today regarding the NCAA's investigation into the men's basketball program's sex scandal

Ramsey, 66, released a 174-word statement before he met with the school's board of trustees. In the statement, he showed support for Cardinals' athletic director Tom Jurich. He did not, though, mention Louisville men's basketball head coach Rick Pitino; a possibly telling move considering Pitino's role in all of this. 


— Will Clark (@WClark840WHAS)

President Ramsey has issued this statement on the scandal. Now told he won't make remarks during the mtg.

— Will Clark (@WClark840WHAS) October 8, 2015

">October 8, 2015

Ramsey's decision to not include Pitino's name in his statement appears to have irked the Louisville coach. 

Pitino went on 840 WHAS in Louisville this evening and answered a number of questions regarding the investigation and the state of his program. He said this about Ramsey's statement. 

">October 8, 2015

">October 8, 2015

Pitino also said he's been told by Jurich that his job is safe.

">October 8, 2015

This, clearly, isn't over. More to come.