Sunday, 16 December, 2018

No, Louisville's punishment doesn't make MI the 2013 National Champions

Louisville men's basketball must vacate wins and pay fine | NCAA.org - The Official Site of the NCAA Rick Pitino NCAA Ruling Screws Your Back Tattoo
Carol Daniels | 22 February, 2018, 00:48

The NCAA upheld its ruling that the school must vacate its 123 wins from 2011-15, including the title the Cards won in 2013.

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.

Beilein told reporters in Ann Arbor on Tuesday that he doesn't consider MI the rightful 2013 national champions even though the Louisville team that defeated the Wolverines in the title game has now been discredited. The Cardinals will now be the first team to vacate an NCAA basketball championship (several others, including UCLA in 1980 and MI in 1991 and 1992, have vacated Final Four appearances due to NCAA violations). I have never been a fan of vacated titles and obviously, we can all remember who won that game in 2013?

As member station WFPL reports, "the university must also return money received through conference revenue sharing for its appearances" in the NCAA tournament each of those years.

There lies Louisville's bastion of thumbing its nose: the use of the word "they", as if it were the NCAA's fault Louisville is in this position, as if it were some sort of grand conspiracy.

The NCAA said it denied the school's appeal after Louisville confirmed accusations that a former staffer paid an escort to have sex with players and recruits.

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"I can not say this strongly enough: We believe the NCAA is simply wrong", Postel said in a news release Tuesday. "While we disagree with the NCAA's decision, it is time for the university to close this chapter and move forward with a stronger commitment to excellence on and off the court".

Former coach Rick Pitino, who was sacked amidst the ongoing investigation into payments facilitated by the school from Adidas to a prominent recruit, denied knowledge of the on-campus misgivings. As a result, "the penalties are affirmed", according to the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee.

With nine regular-season game remaining, UofL announced a self-imposed one-year postseason ban in February 2016.

If the NCAA is serious about ending corruption in college basketball, they need to do more than "reverse" the effects of past violations with the removal of wins and championships. You're the champion.' We'll take it. "Instead, it was ignored". Louisville appealed in August in a 68-page response that called the punishment "Draconian" and said the NCAA "abused its authority" in punishing the program ... crazy, since it's one of the few times the organization actually, finally used its authority correctly.

While today is a sad day for Louisville, social media was flooded with support by alumni, fans, and sports analysts following the announcement.

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