University Of Louisville Forced To Vacate Championship After Sex Scandal

Louisville Cardinals celebrate 2013 NCAA Men’s basketball national championship
Louisville Cardinals celebrate 2013 NCAA Men’s basketball national championship
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22 February, 2018

There can be no other way to view his 16 years with the Cardinals, no matter how vehemently both he and his defenders scream that he has been vilified and misjudged.

Louisville's 2012 Final Four appearance and 123 victories also have been erased due to punishments stemming from an escort case.

If nothing else, Notre Dame's denied appeal for a far less massive academic cheating scandal and this latest action against Louisville signals that not all NCAA appeal committees are created equal. Each of the players and recruits attended different parties at Billy Minardi Hall, where dancers, many of whom stripped naked, were present.

Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich were fired in October after the FBI informed Louisville of a federal investigation alleging the university ordered a payment of $100,000 to five-star recruit Brian Bowen's father.

This is a governing body that let North Carolina skate on harsh academic allegations (joke) and has, frankly, done nothing to dissuade the rampant and blatant cheating everyone knows about, but nobody does anything about ... and which is now coming to a head in the form of potential huge fallout for numerous nation's top basketball programs.

"Still got this fat a** ring which means my guys definitely won a (championship), if I'm not mistaken of course", Ware tweeted.

The 2013 NCAA National Championship banner at Louisville
The 2013 NCAA National Championship banner at Louisville

During an interview with CBS sports radio host Jim Rome, Michigan head coach John Beilein simply went with saying he wishes his team would have come out on top on the court that night in 2013. The celebration, the tears, the joy, all those memories will endure even after the banner goes.

Louisville and the NCAA announced the ruling just after noon on Tuesday.

McGee, who was an assistant coach at UMKC when the book was released and storm clouds formed over the UL program, refused to speak to NCAA investigators.

Postel called the NCAA infractions a dark cloud. Schools don't want to lose those wins. "And they can't look at it as if it never happened, because we won those games". "If you win the championship because of it, OK". But it still found that Pitino had failed to monitor his staff for compliance with NCAA rules, and it imposed several penalties on the program, including a five-game suspension for Pitino, on top of sanctions that Louisville had pre-emptively imposed on itself. That is especially true in a case without any real precedent.

A panel of the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee rejected Louisville's bid to reverse the penalties against the school, shooting down arguments that the punishment was excessive.

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