Louisville Calls Joint Board Meeting Wednesday; Chris Mack’s radio show canceled

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees and the ULAA Board of Trustees called a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

The agenda for the 4 p.m. meeting details the purpose as “to discuss proposed or pending litigation and personnel matters.” Adding to speculation about the purpose behind the meetings, the UofL men’s basketball head coach chris macTuesday night’s weekly radio show has been cancelled.

Louisville’s basketball program, now in its fourth Mack-era season, struggled to a disappointing 11-9 mark, including a 5-5 record in ACC play. The Cardinals started this season 10-4 with a perfect 4-0 record in the ACC. But since then they have struggled, losing five of their last six games, including two against teams ranked 100th or worse on the KenPom stats site. That included a 16-point loss at home to an NC State team that Louisville defeated on the road in December and a 12-point loss at Pittsburgh. The Cardinals beat Pittsburgh earlier in January.

Mack became the program’s 21st head coach when he signed a seven-year contract with the program on March 27, 2018. Mack, who is the winningest coach in Xavier’s history, has struggled to reinject enthusiasm into a program that has received severe sanctions from the NCAA. this included the removal of the 2013 NCAA Championship and 2012 Final Four banners, along with all associated win/loss records.

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The Cardinals slipped into the NCAA playoffs in his freshman year, but fell in the first round. The team was kicked out of the 2020-21 tournament. The 2019-20 playoffs have been canceled due to COIVD-19. His current record at Louisville is 68-37 overall.

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