"Louisville will announce a self-imposed postseason ban for its men's basketball team for this season, a source close to the program confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Goodman." Source
There a few coaches in college sports that I have always disliked. Slick Rick Pitino is sure one of them. I was taught that way as a kid and since then independently continue to feel that way. When I was little and watching NCAA stuff with my dad he'd always point out scummy coaches. He's a Big Ten guy so that's where his dedication to purity comes from (and also hating Ohio State). Even though sure there's stuff that's happened in the Big Ten that's shady, Pitino is one of those guys that's just simply a villain. For me as a retired Ivy League athlete I could never support anyone doing corrupt and immoral things in sports--keep that shit out of the game and in the financial industry where it belongs.
I can't believe a postseason ban is all Louisville is doing to deal with the paid-sex-for-recruits business. The scandal is on the program and the coaches, not the players themselves. Yet the postseason ban really only penalizes the players and doesn't do crap for the guilty coaches. If I'm a trustee at Louisville I'm calling to fire Rick Pitino, clean house on the rest of the coaching staff, and probably can the AD, too. Shame on Rick and shame on whatever program hires him next, which will guaranteeably happen. Man, the NCAA sure is great, huh?
PS if you don't think Rick is a villain or was a villain before this, read about his sex scandal back in 2009. He had an affair with a woman in a restaurant. Yes he admitted to it and there was extortion going on on her end, but that sure as hell doesn't lessen my initial distaste for Rick.
College basketball is already going down the tubes without Bo Ryan.