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Thanks, Dad!

Pending both Pitinos stay where they are, traditional college basketball power Louisville (coached by Rick Pitino) and FIU (coached by Richard Pitino, Jr.) will face each other once each of the next three seasons.

FIU goes to Louisville the first two seasons, including Dec. 19 this year. Louisville, a Final Four team in 2011-12, comes to FIU in 2014-15.

This comes a day after Louisville announced 6-7 forward Rakeem Buckles, who the Cardinals got out of Pace High after an excellent high school career under current FIU assistant coach Mark Lieberman, would be transferring to FIU. Buckles suffered a second torn ACL this past season so he'll be recovering during most of the season he'd be sitting out as a transfer anyway.





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A lot of variables in the mix before louisville comes down to play. But hope is a good thing. Buckles is a great addition.

Its a win-win for all parties. Buckles will get the opportunty to rehab 100% and hopefully get a medical waiver and get 2 years here.

Rick doesnt have to avoid not renewing yet another schollie.

And richard gets a former top 50 player just in time to transition into C-USA in 2013.

But, like we just learned from the APR scores under Isaih's tenure, where will we be interms of sanctions once the 2012 season becomes part of the 4-yyr average?

I'm sure Mr. Neal thinks the dismal APR scores for men's basketball had nothing to do with Isiah Thomas. But the truth is, even if you could magically reverse Isiah's win-loss record, those APR scores alone warranted his dismissal.

DJ Neal - is FIU finally paying its coach???

South Paw, Neal stated pretty clearly that he thinks Thomas was fired for "833, eight wins in one year, 26 wins over three years...there you go."

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/fiusports/2012/06/the-ncaa-released-its-overall-reports-on-academic-progress-rates-for-scholarship-athletes-on-wednesday-i-was-on-furlough-.html#storylink=cpy

DJ Neal - not just yelling things on the interweb, saw Barry Jackson report an extension with Mario Cristobal was happening. This is my only rooting interest in Florida International, send out some twexts! Suss it out!

DJ Neal - I am this close to loud talking you.


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