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Is today the day Rick Pitino gets fired?

All anyone is asking this morning is, what’s going to happen to Rick Pitino? By now, you’ve heard about the bribery scandal rocking college basketball and Louisville’s alleged participation in the scheme. In a nutshell, adidas funneled $100,000 to the family of Brian Bowen to help secure his commitment to Louisville and was working on doing the same for another recruit, likely 2019 center Balsa Koprivica. Two Louisville coaches were involved in the scheme.

All day, rumors flew about what would happen to Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich. Pitino, of course, feigned ignorance in a statement released by his attorney (NOT the school, an important distinction), and his attorney said Louisville would be “reckless” to fire him. Meanwhile, Tom Jurich was out of town until late last night, meaning any official press conference would have to wait until this morning. Still not word on if or when one will take place, but you have to think it’s only a matter of time, especially given this tweet from Michael Eaves:

Catch up on the scandal

If you were offline all day yesterday (or just couldn’t get on KSR because it kept crashing), catch up on the scandal with our top stories:

Watch Matt and Lee break it down on “Hey Kentucky”

This tweet from Captain Suntan may be the best part of this whole thing

Is this what it sounded like when the band played on while the Titanic was sinking?

Meanwhile, John Calipari was in Washington D.C.

While his rival was preparing for the end, Calipari was in D.C. to see his friend Kelly Craft be sworn in as the United States Ambassador to Canada. He posed with several top Kentucky lawmakers, including Senator Rand Paul, Congressman Andy Bar, Governor Matt Bevin:

I wonder if Cal asked Bevin to retain Jurich? Probably not. He also coached the congressional charity game:

Including David Bailey and Crystal Griner, the Capitol Police officers who saved the day during a shooting at a congressional baseball practice:

Calipari posing with heroes while Rick falls from grace. Absolutely perfect.

Big Blue Madness Campout started

On any other day, Big Blue Madness campout would be our #1 story. Today, I honestly forgot it was happening; however, time marches on, and at 5 a.m., fans dashed across Avenue of Champions to secure their spots to campout for Big Blue Madness tickets:

Tickets will be distributed Friday night at 10 p.m.

Today’s radio show is one you don’t want to miss

It could be one for the ages.

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.