University Denies False Story

University Denies False Story

KINGSTON, R.I. - On Monday, April 2, 2018, GoLocalProv posted a story claiming, "President Dooley kills hiring of Pitino at URI." This story is false. University President David M. Dooley and Athletic Director Thorr Bjorn have not spoken with Rick Pitino. Athletic Director Bjorn never presented an offer to President Dooley related to Rick Pitino. 

The University takes journalistic integrity very seriously and denies the validity of this story in its entirety. The University has requested the story be removed from the GoLocalProv website.