And now, a University-6 news dump to start your holiday break: Louisville just announced assistant coach Kenny Johnson has been fired and freshman Brian Bowen has been ruled ineligible.
Once the associate head coach, Johnson was placed on paid leave in early October after an FBI investigation revealed that UofL coaches worked with adidas to funnel $100,000 to Bowen’s family in exchange for him coming to Louisville. Earlier this month, the FBIÂ gave Louisville the go-ahead to investigate Bowen to reinstate him, but clearly, that was a fruitless quest. Bowen will never play for Louisville and will be allowed to transfer to the school of his choice.
Brian Bowen will not play at the University of Louisville. He may remain on scholarship but will not be allowed to practice or compete pic.twitter.com/R04h5R58pR
— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) November 22, 2017
Colleges when they hear from Bowen: