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Breaking Cardinal Rules now required reading at UofL


Anthony Wireman over at discovered the fact that Katina Powell’s Breaking Cardinal Rules is a required book in a course at the University of Louisville.

According to a couple of Twitter accounts and seen in the photo above, the book is required for CJ-440, a course on human trafficking.

The criminal justice course is taught by Dr. Theresa Hayden, a graduate of Brescia University in Owensboro.


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for Breaking Cardinal Rules now required reading at UofL

  1. A_Blue_Wildcat
    6:11 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    As hilarious as this is, this is probably the stupidest thing relating to a college course I’ve ever seen.

  2. tankerkat
    6:26 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve heard that “Breaking Cardinal Rules,The Musical” is about to start casting.

  3. The Professor
    6:45 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    It is likely the highest level of literature taught at the school. The other text books all come with Crayolas.

    7:02 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    So much for the lawsuit saying that this book “devalued” an U of L degree……It could be now part of the UL Degree…Priceless

  5. onsides
    8:51 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    $13.45 for a used book is a great deal at a university these days. I’m sure Katina has some similar ‘used’ entrepreneurs at bargain rates. Put the rivalry aside. She whored out her own daughters.

  6. JonE
    9:06 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    In my mind, the fact that this is a required book for a course on human trafficking illustrates the sadness that underlies this whole affair. It’s not hard to see why the professor chose this book–an illustration of how people are sucked into the system of prostitution and human trafficking, and the fact that this can occur under our very noses.

    As much as I want to see Louisville lose every game, appreciate the near-perfect record Cal enjoys against Pitino, and enjoy seeing that picture of the Louisville mascot covering his eyes with Ricky P shaking his head in shame, I wouldn’t wish this scandal on them.

    At the end of the day, as much as President Ramsey may deserve to get fired, Pitino’s career to come to an end, and even the 2013 championship banner to come down, this episode involves the lives of real people–real people who have been caught in circumstances that, frankly, are just sad. What circumstances led Katina Powell (and her daughters!!) to be a part of this system? In what sort of culture is the fact that an assistant coach hired hookers as a recruiting technique even plausible or even desirable?

    Now a cohort of Louisville players is being punished for a set of circumstances for which they are totally innocent–is that fair? The players and coaches who engaged in this behavior aren’t being punished–they’re all wearing ugly rings, sporting hideous tattoos, and will be telling stories over beers about their win over Michigan for decades to come. Katina Powell is a few thousand dollars richer–but at the expense of her personal safety and a criminal investigation.

    Trey Lewis and Damion Lee came as Louisville’s version of one-and-dones (i.e., graduate transfers) for one purpose: go to the NCAA tournament and compete for a Final Four berth. They’ll never get that chance. Had they come a season earlier or a season later, they’d be fine–they simply found themselves at the wrong end of the Louisville Troika of Ramsey-Jurich-Pitino and their efforts to save their multi-million dollar jobs.

    Louisville’s administration, from the coaching staff all the way up to the president, deserves almost zero empathy for a catastrophic failure of leadership, oversight, and accountability. The 2013 national championship deserves a second look. Katina Powell deserves perhaps a mixture of empathy and disgust (I’m not sure how to feel about her situation). The players on this current team (particularly Lewis and Lee) deserve my sympathy.

    • ukkatzfan
      10:07 am February 20, 2016 Permalink

      Thinking next year would be a safe year for Lewis and Lee to go to Louisville hints to me that you are Ramsey’s puppet. Death penalty,i believe, would be very lenient in this case. I think the answer to most of your questions can be summed up in one old saying…”Birds of a feather flock together”. And in this case, they are dirty birds. For me, I want UofL to be a history lesson and nothing more. #ShutTheSchoolDown

  7. tombanjo
    2:09 am February 20, 2016 Permalink

    well, shit that was awesome.

  8. tombanjo
    2:14 am February 20, 2016 Permalink

    what i want to point out is no matter what type donut you get at the gas station in the wrapper, might be powdered or coconut or chocolate.. that first bite it always tastes the same. is that MSG because i’ve never figured out what that shit is?