Louisville announces more sanctions for men’s basketball

Rick Pitino
Rick Pitino (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville has announced additional self-imposed sanctions on its men’s basketball program in the wake of an escort’s allegations, reducing scholarships for the 2017-19 seasons and restricting official recruiting visits and recruiting opportunities for staff.

The school announced Feb. 5 a postseason ban for the Cardinals after its investigation into allegations a former staffer hired an escort and other dancers to entertain recruits and players determined that violations did occur.

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A release on Wednesday stated Louisville will lose one scholarship in each of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons with official visits reduced by one each in 2016-17 and ’17-18.

Several investigations are ongoing into Louisville’s program, including one by the NCAA. The governing body is scheduled to interview Louisville coach Rick Pitino this month about Katina Powell’s allegations revealed in October.

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