Rick Pitino is no stranger to scandal since he arrived at Louisville.
There is of course the prostitution scandal that broke last October, which resulted in the school levying a postseason ban for this season as a part of its self-imposed sanctions. He was also the victim of extortion resulting from his own infidelity in a separate scandal from a few years back.
When Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals traveled to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers last night, Pitt students were not about to let him forget about his and the program’s missteps. The students printed money with Pitino’s face on it along with instructions detailing how to properly execute the trolling.
— Trace (@Tj_Ledgard) February 24, 2016
Just in case students were unfamiliar with Pitino and the Cardinals’ sordid past, the Oakland Zoo thoughtfully provided a handy pamphlet to keep everyone up to date.
This sheet was on each seat in the student section at Pitt … pic.twitter.com/8sfQMAcYAt
— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) February 24, 2016
Unfortunately for Panthers fans, Pitino got the last laugh. Louisville won 67-60, improving their record to 22-6 and dropping Pitt to 19-8.
Louisville wins its 8th straight vs. Pitt. pic.twitter.com/KjhPDHplQT
— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) February 25, 2016