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Rick Pitino didn't know of payment to Brian Bowen, former Adidas fixer testifies

Former University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was in the dark about Adidas' plan to pay $100,000 to the father of former recruit Brian Bowen, according to testimony government witness T.J. 932 more words

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How Good Is A $100,000 Basketball Player, Anyway? A Brian Bowen Investigation

If you’ve been following the college basketball corruption investigation that is now playing out a trial, you have read time and time again about Brian Bowen, the player at the center of all this, who received a $100,000 offer to go to Louisville, according to testimony. 479 more words

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Recruit's father emotional in testimony about college basketball bribery scandal

NEW YORK — Brian Bowen Sr. could not even answer federal prosecutor Edward Diskant’s question about why Bowen’s son, Brian “Tugs” Bowen, was not currently enrolled in college. 667 more words

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Family Ties: Jamal Mashburn Jr. to Visit Pitino Coached Gophers

As the old saying goes, “it’s not what you know, but who you know.”

When it comes to Richard Pitino and the all-important recruiting realm, that familiar adage appears to be paying it’s dividends. 441 more words

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Rick Pitino cites stress, Jim Valvano for not wanting to coach again

Rick Pitino: Jim Valvano said NCAA stress hurt his health

Pitino said he had talked to Valvano, who said stress from NCAA trouble hurt the former NC State coach’s immune system. 611 more words

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Pitino fans line up to greet former Louisville coach

Former U of L coach Rick Pitino greeted well wishers during an autograph session for his new book.

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