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Univ. Of Louisville Refunds Men's Basketball Season-Ticket Holders After Pitino, Jurich Fired

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 17

The Univ. of Louisville recently "returned $419,166" to men's basketball season-ticket holders who "sought refunds following the firings" of former coach Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich, according to Tim Sullivan of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. UL has generated $116M "more in men's basketball ...

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Heisman Trophy Campaigns

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ESPN Sports Poll

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Facility Notes

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Names & Faces

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