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  1. Rick Pitino sounds off on NCAA denying Rakeem Buckles a waiver

    Sep 1, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Rakeem Buckles

    This summer has provided a number of interesting rules by the NCAA, and Louisville head coach voiced his opinion on Friday in the wake of one of the NCAA’s most recent head-scratching rulings. Rakeem Buckles started his career at Louisville, but decided to follow Richard Pitino to the FIU, sat out the season, and then…

  2. Report: 6-10 forward Adrian Diaz transferring to Florida International

    Jun 23, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

    Adrian Diaz

    Between Richard Pitino accepting the head coaching job at Minnesota and the school learning that low APR numbers may result in a postseason ban for the 2013-14 season, the offseason hasn’t been a smooth one for the FIU basketball program. New head coach Anthony Evans has made an addition to the roster, as it was…

  3. FIU considering daring new court design

    Mar 22, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Richard Pitino

    While the FIU Panthers aren’t playing in the NCAA tournament the first season of the Richard Pitino era resulted in a much-improved product on the court in Miami. The Panthers (18-14) improved their win total by ten games and reached the title game of the Sun Belt tournament, where they fell to Western Kentucky. With…

  4. Washington picks up FIU transfer Gilles Dierickx

    Jul 3, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT

    Gilles Dierickx

    Washington coach Lorenzo Romar added size on the interior Monday, brining in Florida International transfer Gilles Dierickx, the school has announced. Dierickx, a 6-11 center from Ghent, Belgium, will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Huskies once he is eligible for the start of the 2013-14 season. “Gilles is a very skilled post…

  5. Rick and Richard Pitino to face off in Louisville-FIU three-game series, beginning in December

    Jun 23, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    It’s the age-old story. Father and son part ways, son returns to defeat his father. Well, maybe it’s not that medieval or that epic, considering Rick Pitino and his son, Richard, still maintain a strong relationship, but when Louisville and Florida International meet on Dec. 19, a new storyline will emerge. The two men, both…

  6. Report: St. Anthony (N.J.) forward Jerome Frink commits to FIU

    May 9, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT


    Richard Pitino has reeled in another recruit at Florida International. Jerome Frink, part of coach Bob Hurley’s undefeated St. Anthony (N.J.) team this past season, has committed to FIU, reports Adam Zagoria of The 6-6 Frink had cut his list to Hofstra, Quinnipiac, Iona, and FIU in recent days and now chooses an FIU…

  7. Richard Pitino making moves at FIU, scores commit in Diamante Lewis

    Apr 29, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT


    Richard Pitino is taking over as the head coach of a program that finished 8-21 in 2011-12, but he’s wasting no time making some noise on the recruiting trail. Evan Daniels of is reporting that Pitino has landed a commitment from Lake Weir (Fla.) guard Diamante Lewis, a 6-3 player from the Class of…