Pitino Gives Louisville Women Pep Talk

by Categorized: 2013 NCAA Tournament, Jeff Walz, Louisville women's basketball Date:

Rick Pitino, the coach of Louisville’s national championship men’s team, is in New Orleans and will be at tonight’s game.

He spoke to Jeff Walz’ team earlier today in preparation for their national championship game against UConn tonight.

Piino and Walz are good friends and golfing partners and each regularly attend the other’s games, as do the players.

However, the NCAA originally ruled that neither Pitino and Louisville could pay for the team to fly to New Orleans from Atlanta, the site of last night’s win over Michigan, stating it was an extra benefit not permissible.

The NCAA later offered Louisville a waiver, but it was too late to change travel plans back to Kentucky.

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5 thoughts on “Pitino Gives Louisville Women Pep Talk

  1. UconnFan

    It is the only thing he could do since the NCAA banned him and the team from flying to support them until it was too late.

    1. BILLNAPLES

      To be fair no one banned anyone from going to the game. They just had to find a way (wasn’t going to happen) to pay for the trip and the tickets with their own money. NCAA would have considered it a benefit not available to other students.

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