The NCAA has announced that the University of Louisville must vacate its 2013 National Men’s Basketball Title and pay fines. The basketball program had ineligible student-athletes competing during the 2011-12 through 2013-14 academic years.
The committee on infractions panel found that the former Louisville director of basketball operations acted unethically when he arranged striptease dances and sex acts for prospects and student-athletes and did not cooperate with the investigation. The violations in the case resulted in some men’s basketball student-athletes competing while ineligible.
Louisville appealed this ruling, arguing that the vacation of records and financial penalties were excessive. The Appeals committee found that because of the serious and intentional violations of a university staff member denied Louisville’s appeal.
Louisville is now being compelled to return to the NCAA money received through conference revenue sharing for its appearances in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships.