The Complex Case of Rick Pitino and Basketball in Kentucky

Complete with hyperlinks and endnotes News of dueling books about Rick Pitino as well as stories surrounding the lawsuit between Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville regarding the recruiting scandal that led to his firing in 2017 have me reflecting on Rick Pitino’s time in my beloved home state of Kentucky.  Kentucky cannot make…

The Strange World of Stadium Sponsor Deals in College Sports

Fast Food Wars at One University While driving home from work recently, I heard about sponsorship money Papa John’s and Pepsi were putting into the University of Louisville’s Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion project.  This initially caught me off guard because I thought Papa John’s restaurant and delivery business featured Coke products.  It turns out…