Report: Louisville board of trustees to hold special meeting Monday

The University of Louisville board of trustees will hold a meeting Monday morning to discuss the allegations against the basketball program, reported early Sunday morning.

The agenda for the meeting, the report said, includes an executive session discussion on personnel and litigation matters.

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich were both placed on administrative leave last week after the program was linked to a federal fraud and corruption probe that determined a high school basketball prospect was paid approximately $100,000 to sign with a school, which was labeled “University 6” in the report.

The prospect is believed to be Brian Bowen and the school is believed to be Louisville, which then took action to remove Pitino as its coach and Jurich as its athletic director.

Reports indicate that Pitino’s legal team seeks to fight for the compensation still owed to the disgraced coach, which could be approximately $44 million. Pitino has denied any involvement in what the Louisville basketball program has been linked to.

Pitino issued an official statement on Friday.

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said Saturday that he hopes Jurich will be back as Louisville’s athletic director.

“I can’t say enough about what he’s meant to me and my family,” Petrino told reporters after Louisville defeated Murray State 48-10. “Besides being my boss, he’s a really close friend, so we’re hoping he’ll be back.”

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