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The University of Louisville has chosen Neeli Bendapudi as its 18th president, the school’s Board of Trustees announced Tuesday. Bendapudi is currently the University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, as well as a professor of marketing at the KU School of Business.

Rick Howlett via WFPL

The University of Louisville has named Vince Tyra its permanent athletic director after he served as interim athletic director for six months.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

Leaders of Kentucky’s two largest universities warned lawmakers Thursday that Gov. Bevin’s proposed spending cuts would eliminate crucial programs and scholarships that benefit Kentuckians and attract businesses to the state.

Rick Howlett, WFPL

  Two members of the University of Louisville men’s basketball coaching staff have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Read U of L’s Letter To Pitino On ‘Just Cause’ Firing

Oct 6, 2017
J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

University of Louisville Interim President Gregory Postel cited “a pattern and practice of inappropriate behavior” in notifying basketball coach Rick Pitino his contract is being terminated.

A Deeper Look At U of L’s Contract With Adidas

Oct 3, 2017
J Tyler Franklin / WFPL

  The $160 million sponsorship deal between the University of Louisville and Adidas could be in jeopardy if the NCAA basketball scandal forces big losses on the court.

The 10-year sponsorship agreement isn’t set to start until next summer. But a pending FBI investigation, dwindling basketball recruit classes and possible NCAA sanctions could all impact its value — if the extension even survives long enough to go into effect.

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  University of Louisville Interim President Greg Postel is scheduled to announce the school’s new interim athletic director at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Kyeland Jackson, WFPL

The University of Louisville has named assistant David Padgett as the interim replacement for men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, staying in-house to maintain continuity in the wake of a nationwide federal investigation of college basketball.

J. Tyler Franklin

The University of Louisville athletics department has reached a new sponsorship deal with Adidas worth $160 million over 10 years.

Ryland Barton

Justices on Kentucky’s Supreme Court heard arguments over whether Gov. Matt Bevin had the right to overhaul the University of Louisville board of trustees last year under a law that gives the governor power to reshape state boards while the legislature isn’t in session.