U of L Men’s basketball penalized by NCAA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- If you love or hate the University of Louisville men’s basketball program, you’ll want to hear this.
The team could be stripped of its 2013 national title after the NCAA found rules violations related to a 2015 sex scandal.
The NCAA infractions committee announced Thursday morning a list of penalties for the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball program after it was uncovered former operations director Andre McGee had been hiring strippers for players.
In addition to four years of probation, head coach Rick Pitino will be suspended for the first five conference games of next season and more than 100 game records spanning from 2010 through 2014, including the Cardinals 2013 national championship, are at risk of being taken away.
Following the NCAA’s announcement, U of L officials hosted their own press conference where they slammed the infractions committee’s ruling.
“None of us do not feel extreme remorse, regret everything that went on inside that dorm. We’ve said that many many times. But this is over the top it’s to the point where it’s not even conceivable what I just read. It’s not even conceivable, believable,” said Rick Pitino, head coach of the U of L men’s basketball team.
The University of Louisville says it will appeal the NCAA’s decision.
That process could take months.