Tom Jurich

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9:45 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

University of Louisville Officially Joins the Atlantic Coast Conference

University of Louisville's mascot Louie, right, and Georgia Tech's mascot Buzz hug while all the ACC mascots are presented during UofL's induction ceremony into the ACC at Fourth Street Live.

The University of Louisville on Tuesday officially joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The ACC is the Cardinals' fourth conference since athletics director Tom Jurich arrived in 1997. At different times during his tenure, UofL's conferences suffered from questionable stability. The ACC allayed those concerns  in November 2012 with an offer for UofL to join.

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1:13 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Petrino Introduced as Cards' Football Coach, Says This Time, It's a 'Destination Job'

University of Louisville athletics

Bobby Petrino says he’s learned from his mistakes and wants to finish his football coaching career at the University of Louisville.  

Petrino was introduced Thursday as the Cards' new coach.

"I want everyone here to know this is my destination job.  I can’t wait to get started," he said. 

Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals

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10:27 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

University of Louisville Trustee Says Bobby Petrino Hiring a 'Done Deal'

Western Kentucky University

A member of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees says Bobby Petrino has accepted an offer to be the Cardinals next head football coach.

Jonathan Blue told The Associated Press Wednesday evening that it's a "done deal." Blue says the University of Louisville Athletic Association will meet Thursday morning and barring any unforeseen issues, is expected to approve athletic director Tom Jurich's recommendation to have Petrino replace Charlie Strong, who accepted the Texas job over the weekend.

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1:33 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Reports: Bobby Petrino Accepts Head Coaching Job at U of L

Western Kentucky University

The University of Louisville is close to hiring a new football coach, and it appears that former Cards coach Bobby Petrino is coming back to town to replace Charlie Strong.

Petrino interviewed for the opening Tuesday and there are media reports that he has been offered and will take the job. 

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12:06 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Up Front TV: Louisville Cardinals' Tom Jurich on How to Build an Elite College Athletics Program

Tom Jurich
Credit Upfront with Jonathan Bastian

With all the chatter about Charlie Strong leaving the University of Louisville football program for the University of Texas, athletic director Tom Jurich is back in the hot seat: Who to hire as the next Louisville Cardinals football coach? How will the program handle switching to the ACC under new leadership?

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1:54 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Tom Jurich Launches 'Wide Open' Search For New Louisville Cardinals Football Coach

Tom Jurich
Credit gocards.com

University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says he’ll work as quickly as possible to find a replacement for outgoing football coach Charlie Strong.

Strong is leaving U of L after four seasons to become the head coach at Texas.    

Without mentioning names,  Jurich said Sunday he has a short list of candidates in mind, but the search is “wide open.”

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5:01 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Mississippi Man Accused of Trying to Extort University of Louisville Athletics

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A Mississippi man is under a federal indictment on charges that he attempted to extort the University of Louisville athletics.

Thomas E. Ray, 35, of Jackson, Miss., was indicted this month on a single count of extortion, said the U.S. district attorney's office in Louisville. The indictment was unsealed on Thursday following Ray's arrest.

Authorities allege that Ray adopted an alias—Melinda White—and sent emails from Jackson to Kentucky in April attempting to extort $3.5 million by threatening the reputation of the UofL Athletics Association.

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6:44 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Retain Assistant Football Coach

Clint Hurtt
Credit University of Louisville

Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt will remain on the Cardinals' football staff under "significant" penalties imposed by the school for NCAA violations committed while a Miami assistant coach.

The NCAA Tuesday announced penalties for Miami, including a two-year show-cause penalty for Hurtt requiring compliance updates to the sanctioning body. Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says that the school had suspended Hurtt but plans no additional action against him.

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1:14 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

NCAA Allegations Against U of L's Hurtt Released

University of Louisville

University of Louisville assistant football coach Clint Hurtt faces allegations of receiving and providing impermissible benefits while he was an assistant at Miami. The NCAA says Hurtt received a$2,500 loan and provided perks to Hurricanes recruits.

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4:45 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

U of L's Jurich: Hurtt Will Remain On The Job While Answering NCAA Charges

Clint Hurtt

University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says there will be no change in status for assistant football coach Clint Hurtt while he responds to allegations that he broke NCAA rules in his previous job.

Hurtt received a notice of allegations from the NCAA yesterday and has 90 days to respond.  

The NCAA has been investigating claims that University of Miami recruits were given improper benefits.      Clint Hurtt was a Miami football assistant from 2007 to 2009.

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