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Highlights from a WILD Night with James Ramsey and the UofL Board

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I don’t really know how to describe today’s marathon emergency UofL Board of Trustees meeting.  Cliches like “dumpster fire” or “s***show” don’t apply because I have never seen anything like this.

In order to truly understand the insanity, I’ll let you see how the ups and downs of the day through the eyes of the media members covering it on campus.

It began with Ramsey offering his resignation, on the condition that he remains in office until 2017 as the Interim President while making the same salary.  Then, things got wild.

First, the Board entered “executive session,” closing their doors to the public.

Ramsey gave a lecture on economics and higher education to a room of graduate students.  It’s something he’s done before, but that changed when he decided to address current events.

The slideshow wasn’t a short one.

The slideshow on life lessons included a clip from the 1984 Nick Nolte classic, “Teachers.”

There was an appropriate quote that aired just before, but is missing in the linked clip.

And this:

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That clip is Ramsey’s muse.

Once Ramsey was finished, he returned to his office, up the staircase from where the Board of Trustees was meeting behind closed doors.  Junior Bridgeman is the board chairman, but unfortunately that job doesn’t come with a runner.

Bridgeman spent the next two hours going back and forth, up and down the stairs.  On the bright side, he won’t have to worry about reaching his FitBit goal for the day.

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Six hours of meeting in public and private was not enough; the meeting rolls on.  Meanwhile, others seek shelter.

Will it ever end?  Stay tuned…


Ramsey will not be the President on an interim basis, but his status on the UofL Foundation remains the same.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Highlights from a WILD Night with James Ramsey and the UofL Board

  1. dshwildcats
    10:17 pm July 27, 2016 Permalink

    The University of Louisville–the gift that keeps on giving!! Lol!!

  2. GroundControlToNumber9
    12:23 am July 28, 2016 Permalink

    Bologna never spoils… but it’s not suppose to know that.

    Who in the hell let the bologna know that it had a say?!?

  3. Ridge Runner
    1:12 am July 28, 2016 Permalink

    So……. Is he fired or what? Whewwww

  4. FBI Informant
    8:11 am July 28, 2016 Permalink

    I have a serious question. How long did it take Nick Roush to put this thing together? And did he seriously think that anyone would read it start to finish? This is probably the biggest waste of time I have ever seen on this board.

    • Booby Petrino
      8:51 am July 28, 2016 Permalink

      I can see how you don’t think it’s entertaining, seeing as though you’re a Louisville fan. But the rest of us got a kick out of this post, laughing at your sideshow circus school. You guys really are the gifts that keep us laughing.

    • UK Big Board Update
      9:57 am July 28, 2016 Permalink

      LMAO FBI Informant showed up to give his opinion on this. Shocker. 😉

      FBI Informant June 29, 2016 at 11:04 pm | Permalink | Reply
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      I’m reaching? And UL isn’t my school. I’m a UK alum.

      FBI Informant December 8, 2015 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
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      You know what’s fun? When we post negative things about UL, knowing that UK has had their fair share of employees with run ins with the law, and UL fans are going to easily point all of them out with a 3sec Google search. It may be wise to not expose our own glass house.

      FBI Informant December 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
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      Uk is my alma-mater.
      But I live in Louisville. Unfortunately my alma-mater has a sports fanbase where the vast majority never went to college and therefore cannot conseptualize the difference between sports and real-life.

      FBI Informant June 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm | Permalink
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      Well, we know that the BOT at UL had many UK fans on it, including the person that was leaking info to Matt. Now Junior Bridgeman is in charge of the hiring of the new BOT. Junior will certainly be putting together an Athletics Friendly Board and I can’t imagine that being a big UK fan will be finding themselves as part of the group. You think Jurich has had power before? Just wait till he lobbies his people onto the BOT. Facilities and money for coaching is getting ready to go through the roof.

      FBI Informant June 24, 2016 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
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      Why all the butthurt? Forde said Cal owned the draft, which is a huge deal for recruiting as was just stated. And then he simply made the true comment that owning draft day every single year doesn’t equate to National Championships. That’s a fact. Why are you all so sensitive about it?

      FBI Informant June 20, 2016 at 8:50 pm | Permalink
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      Wait… Rick isn’t allowed to use plausible deniability but Calipari is? At UMass they were cheating on grades to keep guys eligible which is an on campus issue, had agents buying HOOKERS and jewelry and giving cash to Camby ON CAMPUS, at Memphis he had Roses brother ON THE PLANE right in front of his face, and they had players busted for PROSTITUTES, and they had players busted for starting riots, and they had players busted for drugs, and on and on and on and on and on. But now Cal is not the same guy that had banners removed at two places? I’m confused.

      FBI Informant May 31, 2016 at 5:20 pm | Permalink
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      Look, another Pitino article, followed by awkward stalking story about eavesdropping on UL players at Foot Locker. Jeez this stuff makes UK fans look dumb. Seriously, who goes to Foot Locker since the Internet was invented?

      FBI Informant December 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
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      What did he say that was incorrect? Looks like his opinion is backed up by the facts surrounding Cal’s tenure at UMass. Like it or not, before he got to UK, Cal ran two completely rogue programs in UMass & Memphis. The amount of crime, NCAA issues, legal problems, drug problems, domestic abuse problems, etc, far outweighed the norm, and outshined the winning. Just bc it doesn’t appear that he runs the same type of program at UK, shouldn’t dismiss the pathetic programs that proceeded. Even our own Matt Jones called him out before the title game at Memphis, and he was completely justified in doing so.

      Every post you make disses UK and/or defends ul.

  5. jwsmit3
    10:11 am July 28, 2016 Permalink

    Writing this long post just confirms your obsession with UL. I really enjoy reading this site being a UK grad and now living in FL. I use this page to get insight on current UK news. It is so sad that we cannot hold ourselves to a higher standard. Why comment on every move that UL makes? It makes our fan base look obsessed and insecure about our program. From Matt Jones interviewing Katina Powell to the President scandal.

    I think I might find a new UK website to support. Good luck in the future, you closet UL fans.

    • UK Big Board Update
      10:38 am July 28, 2016 Permalink

      BECAUSE ITS HILARIOUS WATCHING THAT MESS OVER THERE!!!!!!! LMFAO!!! Now, go cry somewhere else.

    • Billy Hill
      11:04 am July 28, 2016 Permalink

      You’ll be back, closet UL fan.

  6. mollydoglikesUK
    10:29 am July 28, 2016 Permalink

    I think “CF” is the most appropriate cliche for this situation.