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NCAA rules UofL men's basketball must vacate wins, pay fine

NCAA rules UofL men's basketball must vacate wins, pay fine

The NCAA announced Tuesday that Louisville would have to vacate its 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four appearance stemming from the escort recruiting scandal.

The ruling - a product of a sex scandal at U of L - marks the first time in NCAA history that a men's basketball national championship has been banished from the record books.

"The NCAA's ruling can not change the accomplishments or the excitement generated by our Cardinals basketball team", Postel said.

'While we disagree with the NCAA's decision, it is time for the university to close this chapter and move forward with a stronger commitment to excellence on and off the court, ' he said.

The NCAA penalties are the result of an investigation that included allegations that a former Louisville staff member arranged for striptease dances and sex acts for players and recruits during parties at an on-campus dormitory from 2011 to 2015. But when you needlessly fire the AD and Head Coach, denying the University its best defense, you've given the green light to the NCAA.

Pitino has plenty of connections to the New England and MA area, as he played at UMass and coached Boston University, Providence College and the Boston Celtics before arriving at Louisville. Individual records of student-athletes will also be vacated.

According to an NCAA release, Louisville must vacate men's basketball records in which student-athletes competed while ineligible during the 2011-12 through 2014-15 academic years.

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Louisville now must forfeit its third NCAA title, victories and income from 2012-15, part of the timeframe during which the violations occurred.

As member station WFPL reports, "the university must also return money received through conference revenue sharing for its appearances" in the NCAA tournament each of those years. The facts of this case are simply awful, causing many to find the detail of the appeal not compelling.

No word yet on whether or not Pitino will be removing his now-famous tattoo following Tuesday's ruling.

During Tuesday's news conference, Tyra said he does not feel the NCAA punishment is appropriate to Louisville. "You won 16 games in a row, you went 35-5 and cut down the nets in Atlanta", Padgett said he told former players. On Sept. 26, the FBI arrested 10 men, including four assistant coaches from across the country, after a three-year investigation into college basketball corruption.

"Under the NCAA's own rules, this cooperation should have been a factor in the severity of the punishment".

Postel, then-athletic director Tom Jurich and Pitino said last summer they planned to fight the sanctions. "Instead it was ignored".

Postel said it's "theoretically" possible that the school could take legal action but said no conversations about that have taken place.


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