Louisville To Vacate 2013 Title After NCAA Nixes Appeal

Greg Postel

Former director of basketball operations Andre McGee was found to have arranged "striptease dances and sex acts for prospects, student-athletes and others, and did not cooperate with the investigation".

The school's interim president said the NCAA is "simply wrong" for denying Louisville's appeal.

Louisville was forced to vacate all wins in which ineligible players participated from December 2010 to July 2014, and must return all money received from NCAA tournament appearances in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Hancock and the other players said they had yet to speak with former Louisville coach Rick Pitino, who was sacked by the school before this season because of the program's involvement in an FBI investigation.

The NCAA on Tuesday upheld penalties against Louisville's men's basketball program related to a sex scandal involving players, recruits and prostitutes, and ordered the university to forfeit dozens of victories, including its 2013 national championship.

Beilein told reporters in Ann Arbor on Tuesday that he doesn't consider MI the rightful 2013 national champions even though the Louisville team that defeated the Wolverines in the title game has now been discredited.

Profane and defiant to the end - perfectly encapsulating a scandal Louisville should be humilitated by but has instead refused to take full responsibility for, from beginning to end.




Pitino had been the only coach to lead two Division I teams to a national championship.

So, less than five years later, the Dome has been imploded through no fault of its own, and Louisville's national title has gone up in smoke, too, through much fault of its own.

The appeal committee believed that the violations directly involved university staff members, hence their decision to keep the sanctions in place.

The NCAA has now stripped 20 programs of national championships.

True story. In the 1970s, a certain Southern university was charged with having one of those deep-freezer-sized televisions in its athletic dorm but nowhere else, which made the school in violation of NCAA rules.

You know, the game we're told doesn't exist.

The decision announced on Tuesday by the governing body's Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authority to take away championships for what it considers major rule violations. But the NCAA's decision on Tuesday - which also comes with a penalty for UL to vacate its 2013 title - officially makes this back stamp out of date. "And I think there's not a lot of precedent for that happening".

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