Tyra: Appeal to NCAA fell on 'deaf ears'

Greg Postel

In an unprecedented ruling, the University of Louisville's men's basketball program has been ordered to vacate its 2013 national championship title and 122 other victories following a sex scandal involving its players. That measure included a show-cause penalty for Pitino, whom the NCAA criticized for failing to monitor McGee and ignoring multiple red flags; - Four years' probation, along with the vacation of those wins and appearances in the 2012 and 2013 Final Fours; - Show-cause penalties for McGee, who is no longer coaching.

Interim president Greg Postel said he felt the NCAA is unjust.

Louisville must vacate men's basketball records in which student-athletes competed while ineligible during the 2011-12 through 2014-15 academic years according to a decision issued by the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee.

It is important to note that this ruling has no effect on the current NCAA investigation into the current men's basketball corruption scandal, in which Louisville is also involved.

Louisville, for its part, has staunchly objected to the decision.

The punishment follows a 2015 investigation that found a basketball team staffer paid prostitutes to have sex with the school's athletes and recruits and also had striptease dancers perform for them.

Louisville went 35-5 in 2012-13, winning the school's third national title.

"It is important to note that a precedent for such a case does not exist, and the NCAA infractions committee has wide discretion as it determines penalties".

Rick Pitino, the coach at the time, denied any knowledge of the situation, but was sacked for recruiting violations in October.

Postel added that there will be no further appeal of the ruling, which orders the school to scrub any sign of those years' victories from its campus and its records.

"From Day 1, the university has admitted that the actions of the former operations director and any others involved under previous leadership were offensive and inexcusable", Postel said in his statement. That gave the NCAA Infractions Committee wide discretion to make its decision on penalties. "That is why we apologized immediately, cooperated fully with the NCAA, self-imposed penalties that were appropriate to the offenses and made significant changes to ensure incidents like this never happen again".

David Padgett has been serving as Louisville's acting head coach since Pitino's departure.

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

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