NCAA Rules Louisville Must Vacate 2013 National Championship

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That includes Louisville's 2013 national championship, the first NCAA men's basketball championship to ever be vacated.

Louisville president Greg Postal expressed a similar sentiment as Davis regarding vacating games in a press conference following the NCAA's decision Tuesday.

"I can not say this strongly enough". The biggest charge in that finding was former coach Rick Pitino was slapped with failure to monitor staff, which the university chose to fight in January of 2017.

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.

The decision 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.

The NCAA says the team forfeits its record from 2011 through 2015 "in which student-athletes competed while ineligible".

Louisville sent a 68-page appeal to the NCAA on August 11, in which it said college sports' governing body imposed "Draconian" penalties and ignored the school's self-imposed punishment. "The appeals committee also upheld the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions penalty that requires the university to return the NCAA money received through conference revenue sharing for its appearance in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships".

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"We won in Atlanta", Tyra said, "My mother wore her celebratory hat on the plane and that's a memory I won't forget".

Louisville may have presented a strong case, but the NCAA had its own convictions.

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

Louisville won at least 27 games in each of the four seasons from 2011-15.

McGee, who never talked to NCAA investigators, was given a 10-year show cause. However, a few months later, Pitino and the Louisville program got swept up in another scandal brought out by an FBI investigation into alleged basketball corruption.

The allegations in the federal complaint included an accusation that Adidas executives Jim Gatto and Merl Code conspired with former sports agent Christian Dawkins and financial planner Munish Sood to funnel $100,000 to the father of Louisville recruit Brian Bowen to ensure that his son signed with the Cardinals. Pitino has not been charged, but he and Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich were fired in the wake of the allegations.

Here's what he had to say, via the Courier-Journal. The Cardinals are 18-9 overall and 8-6 in ACC play this season heading into Wednesday's conference game at Duke.

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