Tom Jurich

Local News
11:44 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Strong Stays with UofL; Jurich Says Cardinals a Top 10 Program

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Tom Jurich concedes: He was nervous that Louisville football coach Charlie Strong may leave for the Tennessee Volunteers.

"Are you nuts? Of course I was nervous," Jurich, UofL's athletics director, said during a news conference.

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8:17 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Charlie Strong Staying with Louisville Cardinals

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Charlie Strong will remain the football coach for the University of Louisville, he said Thursday morning in a news conference.

The University of Tennessee offered him the Volunteers' head coaching position on Tuesday, he said.

In confirming that he'd return for a fourth season, Strong spoke highly of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich -- noting that Jurich gave him his first head coaching position after 27 years as an assistant. 

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12:54 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Reaction to Louisville's ACC Move Positive Locally, Less So in N.C., Conn.

So the University of Louisville is moving its athletics programs to the Atlantic Coast Conference, leaving behind the hard scrabbled Big East and heading toward Tobacco Road and such.

The reaction has been positive in the 24 hours or so since the ACC's presidents and chancellors unanimously invited UofL -- except in certain pockets, specifically in Connecticut and in parts (but not all) of ACC country.

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9:52 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Reports: Charlie Strong Denies Interviewing for Auburn Job

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The Birmingham News reported Wednesday night that Louisville Cardinals head football coach Charlie Strong interviewed for the same position at Auburn University, but Strong denied through other media outlets that any such interview ever took place.

The Birmingham paper's story said Strong interviewed within the past couple of days, perhaps by telephone. The story cited an unnamed source, "someone familiar with the process."

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6:25 am
Wed November 28, 2012

James Ramsey: Louisville Cardinals 'Honored' to Join Atlantic Coast Conference

The Louisville Cardinals and Duke Blue Devils played in men's basketball on Saturday for the first time since 1986. (Duke won.) Now, the two storied hoops teams will be seeing much more of each other in the coming years.

The University of Louisville  is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, leaving behind a Big East Conference that continues to lose members to rival leagues.

The ACC's Council of Presidents on Wednesday unanimously voted to admit UofL, according to a news release issued by the conference and the university.

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2:35 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Jurich Pressing Pitino to Extend Contract

University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich wants men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino to sign a another contract extension that would keep him at U of L until he’s 70 years old.

Pitino’s current contract expires in 2017, but Jurich says he’s been after the coach to sign on for an additional five years.

The two joked about it briefly during a press conference Monday.

"We get to extend your contract, don’t we?" asked Jurich.

"Yeah," Pitino fired back. "So I can die on the court."

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4:15 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Tom Jurich Looks Back On 15 Years at U of L

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University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich is marking a professional milestone this week.

It was 15 years ago that Jurich came to U of L from Colorado State University.

Jurich says the Louisville athletic department has been successful because of its staff of talented people.

Among other things, Jurich and his team have overseen a major upgrade of its athletic facilities since he arrived in 1997.

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