Louisville basketball will vacate 2013 men's title as NCAA upholds ruling

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Ramsey and Jurich's interim replacements continued that tack on Tuesday, when the NCAA's infractions appeals committee upheld the ruling that Louisville must vacate 123 wins from 2011-15, including its 2013 national title and 2012 Final Four berth.

David Glenn breaks down why the punishment handed to Louisville from the NCAA is yet another example of why the theory that NCAA is afraid of major programs doesn't hold up.

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

According to the NCAA, these specific student-athletes lost their eligibility to compete after "A team staff member arranged striptease dances and acts of prostitution for enrolled student-athletes and prospects", multiple times over multiple years. It becomes the first men's basketball championship in NCAA history to be struck down.

After Pitino's Cardinals went 35-5 and downed MI in the 2013 national championship game, the Hall of Fame coach had the memory imprinted in ink on his body.

Louisville fans angry at the NCAA shouldn't be too discouraged, however, as a representative from BlockingT, the site selling the MI shirt, told the Daily News they have a Louisville shirt now in the works.

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Andre McGee, a graduate assistant and later director of basketball operations, was found to have provided the prostitutes and strippers to players and recruits.

"I can not say this strongly enough: We believe the NCAA is simply wrong", Louisville interim president Greg Postel said in a comment.

The decision is merely the latest blow for the scandal-battered Louisville basketball program and its former coach, Rick Pitino, who was forced out in September in an unrelated recruiting scandal.

While all of the FBI investigations are pending and we aren't sure if any will actually come to fruition, the precedent set by the NCAA in Louisville's case could make for an interesting future for college basketball scandals. "Instead, it was ignored".

With nine regular-season game remaining, UofL announced a self-imposed one-year postseason ban in February 2016. Former Louisville staffer Brandon Williams was issued a one-year show cause penalty for allegedly not fully cooperating with the NCAA's investigation; Williams has appealed that decision, but Postel said Tuesday that he did not know the status of his appeal. Despite the decision to move on from the program's athletic leadership, the school did not agree with the decision.

The ruling comes as a penalty for the University of Louisville's escort case.