Rick Pitino Louisville

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino filed a lawsuit against Adidas on Tuesday, one day after the apparel company terminated its personal services contract with him. Pitino was officially fired by Louisville on Monday in the wake of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball. Continue reading “Ex-Louisville coach Pitino files lawsuit against Adidas”

Jahvon Quinerly

Hudson Catholic point guard and Arizona commit Jahvon Quinerly has hired a lawyer, he told NJ Advance Advance Media via text. But according to a report from ESPN, he has not been contacted by authorities regarding the FBI’s sweeping probe into college basketball recruiting improprieties, which has focused on Arizona along with several other schools. According… Continue reading “Hudson Catholic’s Jahvon Quinerly hires lawyer amid FBI’s college basketball probe”

Rick Pitino Louisville

Suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino received 98 percent of the money from the university’s current contract with Adidas, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday. According to the newspaper, Pitino got $1.5 million of the money as part of his personal services agreement with the shoe and apparel firm, with the school getting only $25,000. The prior… Continue reading “Report: Pitino received 98 percent of Louisville’s Adidas money”


The other shoe could be about to drop in the widespread investigation into bribery, fraud and corruption in college basketball. “Employees of Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League have been subpoenaed by FBI for furtherance of investigation,” attorney and Forbes contributor Darren Heinter tweeted on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources. That news comes one day after Adidas director… Continue reading “Report: FBI subpoenas Nike’s youth basketball program”

NCAA basketball

Four top US university basketball coaches and an Adidas executive were charged with corruption and fraud Tuesday in a sprawling scandal over player recruitment payoffs and athletic gear sponsorship bribes. Federal justice officials in New York unveiled felony charges against a total of 10 people in the case that lays bare the seedy underside of the… Continue reading “Four basketball coaches, Adidas executive charged in college payoff scandal”