It’s been a contentious week for high-profile coaches in the Bluegrass State. On Tuesday night, University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari heard it from Missouri fans in the form of “Cal, you suck” chants, flustering the coach and putting an end to his halftime interview on ESPN. One night later, University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino kicked it up a notch, as he needed to be restrained from going after a fan at halftime in a game against North Carolina. As Pitino excited the court at the Dean Dome, he quickly became irate, screaming and yelling at a fan on the baseline. Pitino looked ready to head into the crowd and throw hands, but staff members and security prevented him from
Ole Miss confirmed Wednesday that it has received an updated Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA. As a result, the school announced via a 20-minute video that it has been charged with lack of institutional control and will impose a one-year postseason ban on top of the sanctions it imposed on itself in May 2016. As part of that postseason ban, athletic director Ross Bjork said the school “must forfeit,” per SEC rules, its annual portion of SEC postseason football revenue for next year.
A request to “turn the music down” escalated quickly in the Maine locker room on Feb. 14. What started as a request, ended up sending a player to the hospital with a broken jaw. A public safety officer from the University of Maine came to the locker room after an ambulance transported senior guard Marko Pirovic to the hospital where he had to have surgery on two bilateral fractures in his jaw.