Louisville Basketball To Vacate 2013 National Championship

For the first time in modern NCAA men’s basketball history, a national championship has been vacated and the 2013 Louisville Cardinals team are the culprit.

As of this morning, the NCAA Division I Infractions appeals upheld the original ruling that was established in June. The ruling, which is one of the harshest in NCAA history (across all sports), stripped the program of 123 wins from 2012 to 2015, including the national championship the team won in 2013.

The reasoning behind these sanctions is the 2015 investigation that found members of the Louisville coaching staff had arranged prostitutes and strippers for the players and recruits.


In addition to the vacated wins, the school will also be responsible for paying $600,00 to the NCAA.

“We’ll find the money. Money’s replaceable. The other things aren’t,” Louisville interim President Greg Postel said.

The university argued that the punishments were excessive, as they said they were very cooperative during the investigation, which, according to the NCAA laws, would minimize the punishment.

“I cannot say this strongly enough: We believe the NCAA is simply wrong to have made this decision,” Postel said.

This entire story is long from over with many details still coming out in regard to the investigation.

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