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SI nails it: “Louisville created and continues to nurture dangerous culture for women”

For years, the University of Louisville has had a major problem with the way its athletic program deals with women. What do you expect when its two major coaches, Rick Pitino and Bobby Petrino, have a sordid history with women, the former an affair with a woman in a restaurant that resulted in him paying for her abortion and being extorted, and the latter an affair with an employee that resulted in him getting fired. And now, the partially-confirmed allegations that a Louisville staffer paid for prostitutes to entertain players and recruits, some of which were underage.

It’s sad that it took a scandal like this to open the national media’s eyes to the problem. Sports Illustrated’s Michael Rosenberg took Louisville to task this morning for “teaching its male athletes that women can be used and discarded.”

We keep looking at this story about prostitutes through the wrong lenses. We see it as players having casual sex, which goes on everywhere. Or we wonder what the NCAA will do. We’re missing the point. If Louisville is guilty, the school has created a dangerous environment for women, and it has opened itself to lawsuits from all angles.


More logic where that came from over at, so check it out.

[Michael Rosenberg: Louisville created and continues to nurture dangerous culture for women]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

77 Comments for SI nails it: “Louisville created and continues to nurture dangerous culture for women”

  1. Irwin R. Fletcher
    11:22 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Excellent article. Likely too high concept for much of the audience.

  2. somerset bill
    11:31 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    don’t see how rick can survive that headline.

  3. XmasinOctober
    11:33 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    What about seeking out Devonte Fields and offering him a scholarship after he punched his girlfriend? What is interesting and fairly sad is that UL has many professors, students and season ticket holders that are women, mothers daughters etc and they don’t really seem to care. Where is their outrage? When does a fanbase, faculty or student body reach the point of taking a stand?

    • Cat's Other Paw
      11:56 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      This is an excellent point about Devonte Fields. Moreover, I’d be interested in all of the football and basketball players who have transferred in or permitted to remain enrolled at Louisville after committing sexual and/or violent offenses against females during the reign of Jurich. Ultimately, it matters none. Pitino will be regarded a legend for winning national championships at multiple schools, Petrino is invincible, and Jurich will be bolting soon to Texas (or somewhere similar) where he will make three times the salary he currently makes. The NCAA punishes student-athletes and schools, never coaches or administrators.

    • J-Dub421
      12:11 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t forget that Petrino pulled the scholarship offer that nice kid from South Carolina (I think it was South Carolina), for Fields the day before signing day.

    • Aaron cathcart
      12:59 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      very good point

  4. Louisville Student
    12:00 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    This is absolutely absurd. There are a few despicable acts that have taken place in the athletic department, but for SI to title this story “Louisville created and continues to nurture dangerous culture for women” is absolutely absurd and completely misleading. In fact, The University of Louisville is by far ranked the safest major University in the state— A ranking in which UK only ranks ahead of UPike and Kentucky State.

    And for you…
    I’m absolutely disgusted how humored and entertained you are by this whole situation.

    “It’s only 104 pages, and although it can be hard to read at times, the parts about Katina and her girls going to the UofL dorm make it a page-turner.

    E-book: $9.99 on Amazon
    Butter Lovers Microwave Popcorn: $3.98/12-pack”

    “if taking joy in this makes you a bad person, we’ll party in hell together.”


    You are clearly a hypocrite and care nothing more than to bash Louisville and get as much entertainment as you can from such a terrible situation. This is much bigger than sports or a rivalry.

    You have no class, and I’m sickened by you finding this entertaining. Enjoy burning in hell.

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      12:03 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      You can take your anger about all of this out on me, but I didn’t write the Sports Illustrated piece. Also feel free to keep using KSR as an outlet for your pain, we appreciate your patronage!

    • J-Dub421
      12:14 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Get off your high horse Louisville student. If this were happening at UK Louisville fans would be delighting in it. All I’ve heard for the last 6 years are that Cal is a cheater and UK’s banners will come down. Well, now the shoe is on the other foot.

    • danny
      12:22 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      there is no sense trying to talk sense into these hypocritical UK fans. The writers of this page pander to the willful ignorance of the UK fanbase who will gobble up piss in their cheerios if matt jones pours it in there. And then tell you how delicious it is. When i come to this page the thought that crosses my mind prior to doing so is, “i wonder what these bigots/assholes are talking about today”

      its sad but true, whether drew and tyler believe what they put in print is neither here nor there. the fact that they print it, knowing that it appeals to backward thinking racist rednecks who will lap up anything they say, just to make money and a name for their website is truly disgusting.

      and another thing, IT IS KSR. not LSR. they bash UL fans for caring about UK, but none of our major blogs give them any coverage. maybe once a month. even in a down time of year, there is at least one mention of UL in a negative light on the first page whenever i check the sight out. talk about insecurity. maybe you wouldn’t be so insecure if you had more than basketball to cheer about

    • CATandMONKEY
      12:22 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Louisville student: Save your energy for exams.
      Your outrage should be directed towards the perpetrators of these acts, not the media outlets that choose to report/comment on such ridiculous travesties.

      As a UofL undergraduate alum I am ashamed and embarrassed by the decisions of the athletic department and administration over the past 10 -15 years. The chemistry, biology and math departments were great for my education and career but unfortunately none will see a penny of donation money from me as long as the current administration and athletic leadership remains in place.

      Please be certain to voice your displeasure on

    • CATandMONKEY
      12:24 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Danny, yet here you are.

    • Louisville Student
      12:25 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      You’re a disgusting human. It has nothing to do with SI. You have let a college sports rivalry and an entry-level journalism job at KSR get to you’re head.

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      12:38 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink


    • Parvenu
      12:29 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      “Enjoy burning in hell”? What a terrible close to your post. It basically undermines everything else you had to say. Terrible.

    • UK Student
      12:30 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      ^^ *your

    • Angela
      12:32 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      You Card fans are so stupid that you think the act of making fun of the athletics program at UL is worse than the act itself. Please get over yourselves. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter if the girls were 17 3/4 years old or 18 years old. Focus on the fact that the “win at all costs” mentality at UL really does have costs. The cost in this case is hookers in the basketball dorms, and the crushing NCAA penalties forthcoming. Your athletics department is a dumpster fire and it has nothing to do with how everyone, including UK fans, saw it coming and are now laughing at you.

    • theSkinny81
      12:33 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Hey, Louisville Student and danny, here’s an idea you might want to pass on to your Athletics Dept.:

      STOP. F*CKING. UP.

      Then none of this would happen.

      Don’t thank me. Pay it forward. 😉

    • CardFan502
      12:37 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      If is had happen at YewKay to U all,I know I’d be sending evry Cayut fan I seen a get well card. I know all my fellow fans would do the same.

    • CardFan502
      12:37 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      No way would we make fun a something like this.

    • Louisville Student
      12:41 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    • UKBigDaddy4
      12:41 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      I’m interested in hearing your defense of your position. You say that the headline is misleading…in what way? The author of this article clearly indicates that the issue is the culture and mentality that has become increasingly prevalent in college athletics. He also argues that the manner in which UL has conducted itself over the past decade plus does nothing but encourage that mentality. That’s a hard argument to refute. And no one is delighting in the fact that this horrible woman pimped out her daughters, or that grown men would condone and pay for such things…it’s sickening. What is entertaining is the irrational portion of your fan base(there are plenty of rational ones as well) that continues to somehow try to spin this situation or muddy the waters; or worse yet, continue to throw out ‘these are just allegations from an untrustworthy source’ arguments. What is entertaining is that we joke about the lack of class, etc in the UL administration often, and now those jokes are being shown to, in fact, be true! It’s equal parts sadness in seeing innocent people get abused, and hilarity because of UL fans’ continued attempts to just look the other way!

    • Louisville Student
      12:41 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Parvenu… She’s the one who wrote the words ““if taking joy in this makes you a bad person, we’ll party in hell together.”

    • Louisville Student
      12:54 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      UKBigDaddy4—- I have no defense for the allegations. They are sick and I’m disgusted. I have no issue with the content in the SI article, it’s the absurdly misleading headline that bothered me, and the fact that this immature cretin who wrote this article is finding humor in this absurdly sick situation.

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This is much bigger than sports or a rivalry.

      Bozo who wrote this article— Worry more about the very serious message I’m trying to send your sick mind, and less about my grammar.

    • Ha!
      1:01 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      It is disgusting sick situation, UL Student.

      Maybe your program shouldn’t have gotten involved in it? 😉

    • RICK
      1:01 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      louisville student, I know you are really Rick Pitino so stop lying and call one of your hooker friends.

    • Louisville Student
      1:02 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      I’m Self-Destructing. You’ve ruined my life!

    • BigBlue37
      1:05 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Wasn’t it the UofL fan base that was yuking it up at UK when Nerlens Noel fractured his leg? Yeah, you guys are just the epitome of a classy fan base. F*ck off Louisville Student, and Danny. We’re laughing at you because you guys are getting what you deserve. I hope your entire sports program burns in hell.

    • Ha!
      1:06 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      BigBlue37 pretty much nailed it.

      Sorry not sorry.

      Point blank, period.

    • James
      1:21 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Louisville student must be a Tard athlete since he spells about as well as Anus Mohamed handles his balls in the paint.

      Question of the day is: Is Anus in on this brothel pull U of Lol student?


    • Gooseman21
      1:22 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      ULStudent-What kind of message do you think it sends to the fans, faculty, students, and athletes when you do not punish your head bb coach when he has a major sex scandal that involves sex in a restaurant, abortion or at the very least money payment to the women, a FBI investigation ect. Then you rehire a football coach that basically took a dump on your program when he left and then had his own sex scandal where he lied to the police and the school. Arkansas then fired him. IMO, and everybody’s got one, it tells people that your school doesn’t care how you treat women and that culture has trickled down to the players. I agree with you that it is terrible that underage girls were involved. Louisville has made their bed and now that they will have to sleep in it.

    • WatchinginCali
      1:25 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      What is sad is that the UL fan base is standing around supporting any of these clowns. If this happened anywhere on a college campus – administration, academic departments, medical schools – the entirety of the staff and faculty would be summarily dismissed. With no questions asked.

      The only thing that makes this an issue is the money associated with the program and the overall winning percentage of Pitino. That is the very definition of win at all costs.

      You admitted yourself that the whole thing is disturbing and disgusting. All you need to do now is take the other step and realize that there HAS to be a change in personnel or you will have (unwittingly) reinforced the behavior. That’s it. You either care about the morally-corrupt behaviors, the lives that were impacted and the illegal nature of what was going on in your athletic department or you don’t. There is no in-between. And the decision to support a coach and AD that allowed this to happen places you squarely in the latter.

  5. yarg
    12:14 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I’m not going to go as far as “burn in hell” dude, but it probably is about time to step back and stop the “tee-hee look how embarrassing this is for UL” and recognize that there are real human beings in this story. It’s bizarre and ugly and goes much deeper than a college sports rivalry.

    • Louisville Student
      12:31 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      I only said burn in hell because in one of her other articles about this, she says “if taking joy in this makes you a bad person, we’ll party in hell together.”

      I’m glad there seems to be someone on this backward thinking POS website who at least agrees this isn’t funny though.

    • EKU Student
      1:06 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      I wish I had a “backward thinking POS website” that made so many UL fans angry and made so much money. Go back to class. Or to the dorm for some Laser Tag.

    • Booby Petrino
      1:33 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Lol Louisville student is more worried about what KSR posts than they are about what disgusting things they’re school is responsible for. Classic Tard! Sweating this site to give your opinion that mostly everyone here is laughing at, while lining the pockets of those you are disgusted by. More comments + more clicks = more money for Matt and the rest of the crew that you want to burn. Oh goodness, the idiocy of Louisville fans knows no depths.

  6. GroundControlToNumber9
    12:16 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    This narrative is overkill and unsubstantiated…

    None of the women involved with the coaches previous decisions or players were put in dangerous situations from the details that have been presented. Well, other than Petrino wrecking a motorcycle… but that’s transportation choices and not part of the narrative being attempt here.

    Media uses the word ‘dangerous’ in this situation to sell tickets to the show (that includes you Tyler by quoting it).

    The women:

    —–Pitino’s Affiar:
    …..Karen Sypher – An adult who chose to ‘play for pay’
    …..Pitino’s wife – An adult who was cheated on. We don’t know the full story here so I’ll leave it at that.

    —–Petrino’s Affiar:
    …..Jessica Dorrell – The girlfriend climbing the ladder in the UA athletics department
    …..Petrino’s wife – An adult who was cheated on. We don’t know the full story here so I’ll leave it at that.

    —–Breaking Cardinal Rules:
    …..Katina Powell – An adult who sold a service and enjoyed the power it gave her. Made money off story.
    …..Daughter 1 – An Adult. Mom brought them into the ‘be with basketball stars’ & ‘even get paid to do it’ dream
    …..Daughter 2 – An Adult. Mom brought them into the ‘be with basketball stars’ & ‘even get paid to do it’ dream
    …..Daughter 3 – Underage. Mom brought them into the ‘be with basketball stars’ & ‘even get paid to do it’ dream.


    Louisville Basketball is culpable for a program ‘out of control’ regardless of if Pitino had any knowledge of ‘paid girls for players’. But the ‘dangerous’ bit is unproven as is the ‘continues to’ line in the SI sentence.

    By putting her children in a situation where money was exchanged with an underage girl will likely put Katina Powell in jail (regardless of the justification, “these are the guys my girls wanted to be with and I encouraged and facilitated their connecting under the premise they were the most popular athletes in town and had the most potential (in regards to guys my girls could get the attention of) to be wealthy some day”).

    If anything the SI title should be (click bait cleaned):
    Louisville had a program that was out of control and broken the law with women who aren’t concerned about it.

    • papasnapper
      1:38 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      I think you’ve missed the point. He is questioning the culture of teaching young men that women are only objects to be played with and dismissed. NOT what I would teach my children or grandchildren, nor want them to be taught while under another adult’s guidance.

    • Booby Petrino
      1:41 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      overkill and unsubstantiated? It is dangerous for women when men in powerful positions (ie coaches who young men look up to) teach young men that women are nothing more than sex objects. Rick, Bobby, and even Jurich are men of power and have done nothing to show that they respect women, and have only done the opposite. It is extremely dangerous. Rape and abuse of women come from men who weren’t taught to respect women. It comes from men who were shown that women are nothing but objects for them to control. One women even lost her job at UofL for speaking out against that culture. But hey, it wasn’t your job so let’s just call it overkill for her to be upset about that. So your headline “Louisville had a program that was out of control and broken the law with women who aren’t concerned about it” does not apply to all women discussed in the article. She cared, and she lost her job.

  7. Poppschmidty
    12:17 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    We’ve had this a week now…it’s not our (THE BBN’s) problem. I will say that all the talk is about Pitino, but it may be time to look higher up than him at Jurich. Sad state of college athletics right now. Stay classy, my friends.

  8. GroundControlToNumber9
    12:20 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    By the way I’m a Kentucky Wildcat fan who isn’t about piling on…

    even though the L1C4nicate line is gold.

  9. Rixter
    12:27 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    “I don’t know what resigning would accomplish,” Pitino said. “I think that’s the cowardly way out – if I resign now and without coaching two fifth-year seniors and the people who came to play for me. What does it do for the program if the head coach just runs away?

    Wasn’t Jeff Sheppard a 5th year senor on the 1997-98 tea tat Pitino resigned from??

    • GatorCat
      12:44 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Pitino says “fifth-year seniors” as if those guys had been part of the program for their entire collegiate career (as Sheppard was), when they are actually graduate transfers playing one final year of eligibility at UL. Just like Mulder and Uncle Julius at UK – could be great guys – but not like he’s finishing a long relationship with them.

  10. RICK
    12:35 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I remember 15 years ago or so when Louisville hired Pitino the fans would post GOT PITINO, I think the GOT MILK slogan was popular back then . I am so glad they have GOT PITINO.

    • WatchinginCali
      1:18 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      At this point, isn’t GOT PITINO more of an admission that you have contracted something awful than anything else? As in…”I GOT the clap” or “Oh, He’s GOT HIV”. He is a the sexual scandal disease that keeps giving…and UL is the host that doesn’t know that it isn’t normal for their pee to burn.

  11. Bluegrassstu
    12:35 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Both Pitino and Petrino should not be allowed to coach. Both have committed immoral sex deeds, if my children were offered scholarships to play sports for either coach, I would not allow it. In my opinion Jurich and Ramsey are desperate to be relevant on the major college sport scene.

    • UKBlue1!
      12:52 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      “Both have committed immoral sex deeds”. This is a reflection of our society. Most don’t understand the concept of “immoral sex deed” any longer.

  12. Bobbum man
    12:43 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    These UL fans are absolutely priceless, I’ve never seen a more dillusional fan base in my life. Now that we all but know the allegations to be true they try to spin it around on us with things like “these are actual humans involved” and how we shouldn’t be taking joy in it. What an absolute croc of s***. You guys would be eating this up if it were UK. As for the women, yes if she prositutued her Underage kids that’s a different issue and I highly doubt anyone is laughing at that aspect of
    The story. What I find funny is that you guys still don’t have any issue with ur university, with ur continued lack of care for decent people as leaders and players. But yet you are suprised something like this happened, and that no way Rick could possibly know. The article hit the nail on the head, you guys created this culture, pitino and Petrino, all the thugs kicked out of various schools for various rules/crimes. It’s not all some big coincedence, U put winning at all costs as the most important thing of ur program and it did well for a few years U became relevant in football and basketball again, and we all know about ur rifle shooting dominance. But it was only a matter of time with the jurich/pitino/Petrino dream team that it all came crashing down. What’s astonishing is that they all come out publicly supporting one another immediately instead of looking into these issues and why they’re happening. It’s comin crashing down cards and while I wish the best for that ladies children, in my opinion ur university 100% deserves a severe punishment and deserves every bit of it. #BringDownTheBanner

  13. CC4UK
    12:44 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    • RICK
      12:56 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Well said bobbum man.

  14. Nothing Will Happen
    12:48 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Everyone knows it’s only a moment of time before . . . the investigations find nothing, the NCAA finds nothing, there are no punishments, and Louisville will be fine. A corrupt athletic department, a corrupt NCAA, and a corrupt Jurich-Petino-Petrino. Nothing will happen.

    • UKBlue1!
      12:56 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      I agree. I think the cleanup has already started. I expect the Jefferson County District Attorney office to bring charges against the Whore for pimping her under age daughter. The blame will eventually shift focus to her. Hum…..this sounds familiar….just ask Karen Sypher. She is in prison why Pitino is still coaching and winning a 2013 title.

  15. Aaron cathcart
    12:55 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    The fact is the article from Sports Illustrated is correct.. UL has a head basketball coach who had a affair and paid for aboortion and head football coach who had a affair and lied to everyone about it..Now this. Wow UL fans are pissed because they know its true. I think its funny all the trolling Louisville fans are pissed and taking there anger out on ksr when it was sports illustrated wrote the article. I will say that it is disgusting that a mother do that to her children.

  16. L1C4Life
    12:56 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Everyone trying to make it look like Petrino is some kind of bad person seem to forget one little fact: He caddied for his daughter.

    • L1C4Life
      12:58 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Not to mention you can’t really hold anything Pitino has done because Billy Minardi died in 9/11.

    1:20 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    • Mathlete
      1:45 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Wooooooooooooow…….. I admire their outside-the-box thinking though.

  18. Jeffrey
    1:26 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Not just women, young 17 and possibly 16 year old athletes too

    1:44 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I think people are forgetting that Pitino did not just have an affair in the restaurant with Karen Sypher, he passed her around to one of his assistant coaches, who married her.

  20. Rick
    1:47 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    “It’s sad that it took a scandal like this to open the national media’s eyes to the problem.”

    Oh, that’s great! I’m glad their (SI’s) eyes are open now… I’m fully expecting that they will stop publishing their swimsuit edition, which does nothing more than objectify women so that they can make millions of dollars off of the male sports fans and athletes.

    I would also assume that you will be writing a story when they, in fact, do publish their next swimsuit edition and discuss how the national media continues to worsen the war against women and stereotyping the figure it takes to be a ‘sexy woman’.

  21. catfan4life
    1:47 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Good post, Bobbum! Loserville fans are rightly upset because they know their sports department is on fire with a heat so hot nothing can be done to save it! If they hadn’t seen success with either of those two coaches they would be all for cleaning house to get rid of the bums. It hurts when the truth comes out sometimes especially when they have invested so much time propping up their sordid ways while trying to tear down UK. It is time to call trumps of that game and those of us who despise all things Loserville are collecting chips. SI sells magazines and make much of their money by writing articles condemning programs like UL. The know they are dead in the water, their ship is listing taking on water faster and faster, there are no lifeboats or lifelines for them. Visualize this Loserville fans: pizza place practically empty, chicken house filled with a stench they can never forget. No, it isn’t the SI article or the venom spewing forth from all programs who hate UL it is from their knowledge they have been rooting for a facade of greatness. The facade has been opened and inside is nothing but corruption, rotten corruption so bad they have to search legal pages to find football recruits and have to hire escorts to land basketball recruits, but now even that avenue for success is on fire.

    • Bobbum man
      2:17 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Exactly, yet instead of voicing their displeasure with the university that employs the people allowing these “disgusting things” Involving “actual humans” they attAck us and tell us we shouldn’t have any joy in it and how disgusting it is. If it’s that disgusting you wouldn’t be posting here, you wouldn’t still be supporting Ricky 3 stacks and Petrino and jurich. If it’s so disgusting take it up with the university, I dan assure U if jurich and company feel the heat from the fan base something will happen. But let’s be honest here, it’s not about that, it’s about redirecting blame and somehow still coming after UK fans

  22. Doug Smith
    1:52 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Hey Tyler, from a distance I agree with the general scope of the SI article. However, I would suggest-an it is hardly original-that Louisville’s “behavior” here is generally part of a much broader cultural pattern, and that KSR routinely participates in this pattern by posting endless pictures of “beautiful” coeds and all of the accompanying sexual innunedo-Drew is obviously the worst. So, whatever Louisville has done in this case, careful self-examination and meditation on one’s own flaws, rather than schadenfreude, is probably the higher moral road to take here. But we all know that doesn’t sell of drive traffic to a site, just like lacking an angle or advantage doesn’t help you win in recruiting. I am not judging you, KSR, or anyone-just raising a point. Best to you……….

  23. WillB
    2:11 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Im a fanatical UK fan and but I hate to see something like this happening, even at UL. This will ultimately damage the UK-UL rivalry because it is going to severely diminish their ability to be competitive for probably the foreseeable future. Obviously though if this is true, and it appears to be heading that way, they have to and should be punished. That said, I do not see how UL “continues to nurture a dangerous environment for women”. All of these women involved in these scandals were well aware of the situations and were willing participants, so why do they get portrayed as the victims? The woman involved in the Petrino scandal was also cheating on her spouse, whom I believe also worked at Arkansas, I mean obviously Petrino is the public figure but is he any worse of a human being than she is? I don’t see how. The woman in the Pitino scandal attempted to extort him, she was well aware of who he was and sought to profit off of it. No you don’t get to play a victim card there, have fun in prison. As far as the basketball team situation, again, these women were well aware of what they were doing and were willing participants. Im not saying that it is okay and they shouldn’t be punished, Im just saying that the women aren’t victims in any of these situations. Certainly I am not condoning extra-marital affairs and soliciting prostitutes or implying that the men involved in these should not realize consequences, but if you’re going to make me choose between the lesser of two evils and the options are two people/groups that willing participated in the same unsavory acts, but one decided to sellout the other in an attempt to profit off of it, the one who attempted to profit is the sh!ttier person and bigger scumbag.

    • catfan4life
      3:15 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      I disagree with wanting UL to be a rivalry. I want them to be so bad they would be scared to play division 2 schools. I am gleeful IU is still working their way out of their problems. I hope UL never recovers. We can pick another program to hate where we don’t have to be confronted by fans like UL has at work or on a daily basis.

  24. D Casey
    3:24 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    “Partially confirmed”.

    EKU campus shutdown. Sounds familiar to something on another campus last year. Football players in Richmond. Any connections? Inquiring minds..,,

  25. Badboy
    4:38 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    This thread sure got out of hand!

    The Louisville student was completely out of order with the abusive posts to Mrs. Thompson. As she pointed out, she did not write the article. The scandal is newsworthy regardless of who you are. She merely pointed us to the latest article on it.

    Likewise, the article itself was over the top. To take a few sordid incidents and draw the general conclusion that UL is creating and continues to nurture a “dangerous culture for women” is nothing short of hyperbole. The writer is playing on the hysteria of sexual assault on college campuses. As a college administrator, I know the statistics and I know that the generally accepted “fact” that one in four college women have been a victim of sexual assault is based upon bogus data.

    By no means am I belittling the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. However, it has been vastly overstated as a dreadful new epidemic. The article writer compounds this hysteria by overstating his argument and engaging in a complete non sequiter.

    BTW… been bleeding blue for 40 years so don’t accuse me of being a UL troll.

    • Bourbon Breath
      5:37 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Oh you were certainly belittling sexual assault. So it doesn’t happen 1 in 4 (according to you)… But guess what… 1 in 100 is still too many. 1 in 1,000 is still too many. One is too many. Men in influential positions want to pay for strippers and prostitutes for 17/18 year old kids, that definitely sets an example that women are sexual objects; and it’s also illegal to pay for sexual acts, so let’s show the kids that laws don’t matter as long as you’re an athlete. That’s certainly dangerous for females when men are shown that women are sexual objects and laws don’t matter. Let’s add in the fact that the female track employee was fired for complaining about sexual discrimination, which again shows that females need to keep hush when males want something their way.

    • Badboy
      8:51 am October 10, 2015 Permalink

      You missed the whole point. I’m not saying that sexual assault is not a problem or that these events did not take place.

      But to make the leap from that to “creating and nurturing” a culture of danger across an entire university is a non sequiter.

  26. AlexS
    4:48 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    This whole situation is sad to me. But it just as sad to me how some people, including some on this site (which i love and have read for many years) seem to think it is funny to pile on. It is not at all and it doesent make us look any better. I also keep hearing that Lousville fans would treat us the same way if this were reversed. That might be true, but I for one dont want to be just like the numerous louisville fans we constantly complain about, and i wouldnt think many of you would either. as for the article itself i agree completely with WillB above. seems to be a nice way to generate clicks though.

  27. Rick Pitino's Half Testicle
    4:59 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Has anyone seen my testicle? I seem to only have a half of one left.

  28. Chuck
    5:07 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    After the lou women upset number 1 no car in soccer ….. Chippendales in the dorm

  29. Comedy or Tragedy, a House Divided.
    5:35 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I appreciate those who try to to show their ethical side by taking the moral high ground and lash out at those who have used this tragic opportunity to give back much of what they have received. It is not funny now to Louisville fans, not should it be. If anyone believes this article uses only a few incidents to weave the sordid tapestry Louisville athletics is now mired in, you truly have no clue. Every year there has been a sex scandal at Louisville.
    That, too is not funny.
    What is funny, is the Louisville fans inability to see their program built with no integrity, and then being shocked something like this has happened. I am sure it could have been worse, but from where I am standing, underage females, used for sex, paid for by coaches, to recruit under age boys to au basketball, is about as low as it can possibly get.
    Why not? You have a coach that performed lewd acts and paid for an abortion, really brave thing there, and you have another coach, who put his mistress on the payroll, and lied to everyone about it, who also is about as low a character as you can get. Further, said coach brings in a guy dismissed for beating up a woman.
    I think it is funny they are mad now. Not before, but now.
    Or really, is it a tragedy? Depends on how you perceive it.
    Coaches did this. The athletic department condones this. You fans of Louisville football and basketball supported this. You did nothing about it.
    The fact you let this evolve to the sickening mess you have now, is on you. Not the sports writers, or the bloggers of this site. It is on you. That is the comedy and that is indeed, the tragedy.

  30. C Bassett
    5:43 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Let’s see– your source is the magazine that has an annual swimsuit issue? The magazine’s source is a person that was on campus for one day about ten years ago. Wow! You really nailed it. Your sunglasses say it all.

  31. LikeARubik'sCube
    6:04 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    KSR is playing all sides. You don’t get to treat this story like Christmas came early then suddenly act righteously indignant at such poor treatment of women by UofL. Your attitudes, led by Matt Jones’ giddiness, have been embarrassing to the UK brand and now you want to act like the purveyors of right living. Give me a break. Believe it or not you can be a UK fan and find none of this story at all amusing. KSR is a fine example of the kids running the daycare.

    • LARC
      6:50 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      p.s.- a KSR writer calling out ANYONE for poor grammar is beyond a joke.

  32. troy
    12:03 am October 10, 2015 Permalink

    LOUISVILLE STUDENT… What do you mean safest campus. UL is in the hood. You have street walkers working on campus. Your defensive end is a chick beater. Petrino is one away from a sodomy of a minor charge. WTH is wrong with you? I think it’s absurd you think your safe. Run for your life and take your student loan with you.