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Greg Postel

Louisville trustees fire athletic director Tom Jurich

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tom Jurich was loyal to the coaches he hired at Louisville almost to a fault, supporting them through good and bad times during 20 years as the Cardinals athletic director.

None more than men's basketball coach Rick Pitino.

Jurich and Pitino faced many embarrassing transgressions during the coach's 16-year tenure, but the negative attention generated by a federal investigation of college basketball was the last straw for Pitino — and ultimately Jurich.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Mar 14
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (59)31-31,6192
2Gonzaga (6)32-11,5204
3Kansas28-41,4781
4Arizona30-41,4277
5North Carolina27-71,2786
6Kentucky29-51,2758
7Duke27-81,25014
8UCLA29-41,2073
9Oregon29-51,1945
10Louisville24-898110
11SMU30-495112
12Baylor25-78779
13West Virginia26-884211
14Notre Dame25-968222
15Purdue25-765213
16Iowa State23-1056823
16Florida State25-856816
18Cincinnati29-552015
19Wichita State30-443620
20Florida24-838817
21Butler23-835918
22Saint Mary's (Cal.)28-430419
23Michigan24-11252-
24Virginia22-1023821
25Wisconsin25-915124

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