Meeting recap: University of Louisville discusses — in private — the fate of Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich

Rachel Aretakis
Courier Journal
Members of the University of Louisville faculty protest the closed hiring arrangement for the position of the school's president, during a board of trustees meeting. Oct. 2, 2017.

After two hours in closed session, the University of Louisville board of trustees took no action after discussing litigation and personnel matters.

But an interim athletic director is expected to be named Tuesday afternoon, interim President Greg Postel said after the meeting. He said he hopes to have a press conference Tuesday related to the AD position but said he has more interviews and research to do. 

The board met Monday morning to discuss the college basketball scandal that led the university's interim president to place coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on leave.  

Outside of Grawemeyer Hall, others held signs in support of Jurich. 

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Several topics were woven into the meeting. The university is conducting a search for a president to replace the interim president and some faculty members and others lined the room holding signs demanding the presidential search be transparent and open. One sign read, "No Adidas president."

Also, before going into a closed session, the board announced it is expecting to receive a decision on its probation status in December. This issue is completely separate from the FBI's basketball investigation.

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