Thursday afternoon the NCAA announced it’s punishment for the University of Louisville would include the vacation of records from the 2010 season through the 2014 season. In his press conference, Head Coach Rick Pitino, after accusing the NCAA of giving former NC State Coach Jim Valvano cancer, announced he would accept the punishment and he would take the 2013 title on a cross country summer vacation. He then left the table to pack before the NCAA could correct him.
Pitino packed up an old station wagon, loaded his luggage on top of the car and set off on his mission to give the 2013 Championship Banner a summer full of fun and hijynx. Pitino said he plans to take the banner to an amusement park on the west coast to give it the fun it deserves, though, it seems he is also planning a little fun for himself. “I hope I see a pretty girl driving around in a red ferrari, and maybe I’ll get to race beside her for about 15 seconds or so,” the coach said as he put a cooler of snacks into the backseat.
“This is going to be a blast, I can’t believe they’d call this a punishment,” Pitino said. “We’re going to stop and see the Grand Canyon, maybe visit some family, it’s gonna be great!”
When reached for comment, a frustrated NCAA spokesperson explained, “If only all trips involving the university were this focused on family friendly fun, they wouldn’t have this problem in the first place.”