About two years ago when news broke of the University of Louisville basketball alleged prostitute scandal, the whole world was calling for coach Rick Pitino’s head. After further investigation the University imposed its own postseason ban for the 2015-2016 college basketball season in efforts to get ahead of the fire storm stemming from this scandal. Well apparently that wasn’t enough for the NCAA. Today the NCAA announced that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has been suspended for the first five ACC games of the 2017-18 season and that the basketball program itself gets a 4 year probation. The NCAA says that the suspension stems from them determining that Pitino “violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules when he did not monitor the activities of his former operations director.” Pitino is not allowed to be involved with the team in anyway — practices, team meetings, etc. — during the suspension. Let’s see what people are saying about this recent punishment handed down by the NCAA.
Breaking: Louisville gets 4 years probation, Rick Pitino suspended first 5 ACC games this season for prostitute scandal pic.twitter.com/wyYG408iyG
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 15, 2017
All Hall of Famers.
All suspended from coaching games by the NCAA this past decade.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) June 15, 2017
The NCAA has ruled that Louisville coach Rick Pitino failed to monitor — and suspended him for five ACC games of the 2017-18 season.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) June 15, 2017
NCAA hits Rick Pitino with a 5-game suspension from ACC games, and Andre McGee with a 10-year show cause penalty.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 15, 2017
Rick Pitino gets 5-game suspension for start of ACC play and Louisville placed on four years' probation pic.twitter.com/inSWxbUX4n
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) June 15, 2017
Rick Pitino has been suspended for 5 games, which is 200 minutes of basketball and a lifetime of sex.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) June 15, 2017
With specific sanctions pending, Rick Pitino currently has 770 career wins as a head coach, 5th-most among active D-I coaches. pic.twitter.com/FJleEv0ztp
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 15, 2017
Now I'm re-living the block all over again. Of course we lost a championship to Slimy Rick Pitino.
— Dylan Timmer (@RealDylanTimmer) June 15, 2017
Raise your hand if you had Rick Pitino getting suspended before Coach Cal?
— Raymond Bennett (@RaymondXBennett) June 15, 2017
NCAA gave Louisville 45 days to report which games from 2010-14 had ineligible players before vacating specific ones https://t.co/qDnkmFdwGR
— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) June 15, 2017
With these Louisville basketball allegations..... ipso facto.. The Michigan Wolverines are your 2013 NCAA basketball National Champions!
— Coach French (@Coach__French) June 15, 2017
Just add this to the long list of college sports scandals. When will this end? Will it ever end?