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UofL meeting with the NCAA Infractions Committee today


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If you listened to today’s show, you heard Matt share some juicy UofL gossip (which I’ll let you hear on the podcast), which makes the next story I’m about to share particularly appropriate. According to the Courier-Journal, UofL is meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions today as part of the ongoing investigation into the sex scandal.

Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich, interim president Greg Postel, and former graduate assistant Brandon Williams will all speak at the hearing. Pitino and Williams will have the chance to dispute the NCAA’s charges against them (Pitino: failure to monitor Andre McGee; Williams: failure to cooperate with the investigation). At the conclusion of the hearing, the committee will decide if they will hand down further sanctions.

Could be an interesting day…stay tuned.

[Courier-Journal]

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19 responses to “UofL meeting with the NCAA Infractions Committee today”

  1. DrSayre

    Would they announce/decide further sanctions today?

  2. RealCatsFan

    Personally, I will be surprised if they hand down any additional sanctions aside from suspending Pitino for a handful of games. That being said, Jerry Eaves and Butch Beard are predicting on his show that the banner will come down. Both of them are UofL guys, so go figure.

    1. Han

      You never know when the NCAA is gonna play the Strict Liability card. Will Louisville and UNC lose banners? Probably not. Is it possible? It is if you look at the evidence.

  3. Mc12

    My guess is a 9 game suspension for Pitino. The UL staff will also need to provide stripper vouchers to the committee and John Higgins to avoid additional punishment.

    1. PAPA

      Probably a 15 second suspension!

  4. UKfanman01

    The NCAA has also decided to look into the UNC scandal as….. Oh wait nevermind

  5. david8577

    The world isn’t fair, so there’s a chance the banner will not come down. The banner should come down, and no matter what, we will all know they cheated to get it. It’s the only banner where it is obvious multiple players were ineligible to play. It’s basically the Memphis situation, times 5.

    1. RealCatsFan

      Well, it is, and it isn’t. Cal was not involved, so in the eyes of the NCAA, it is totally different.

    2. david8577

      I get what you are saying. Cal is like the star high school QB; everyone wants to see him fall. Really though, not only is the situation like having 5 ineligible Derrick Roses on your team, it’s much worse because of how distasteful it all is.

      If I were the head of the NCAA, the final straw would have been when they tried to attach a dollar amount on the prostitutes. UL is so used to the local Louisville media falling in line, they actually thought this monetary line of reasoning would allow them dupe everyone into a concession where they somehow “pay back” the money. Sorry UL, no amount of money can take back the innocence of the children you abused in Minardi Hall, and money isn’t going to take the vomit taste out of my mouth either.

    3. Han

      It’s nothing like the Memphis situation. Neither is UNC. Both Louisville and UNC had staff involved in breaking the rules, and it went on for years at UNC. Both schools have also denied and shifted blame as hard as they possible could.

      Meanwhile, for Memphis, Rose probably cheated on his SAT, Memphis played him because the NCAA cleared him, and then neither fought against the accusation and punishment. Obviously that’s all a million times worse than UL and UNC. /s

    4. Megan

      You say Rose probably cheated on his SAT. But you don’t know, and to this day, neither does the NCAA. The fact is, it didn’t matter. Even if Rose had taken his own test, the NCAA would have vacated the season.

      Why? The independent testing service, ETS, wanted Rose to retake the test to validate his previous score. But he was already out of school and in camp getting ready for the draft. When he didn’t respond to two letters sent to his home in Chicago (he wasn’t there), the ETS placed the burden on Rose to establish his innocence, and it invalidated his score. Not for fraud, mind you, but for lack of cooperation. Most people overlook this point.

      The NCAA thus saw a player who no longer had a recognized SAT score. It didn’t matter why. It wasn’t going to review or second-guess the administrative actions of the ETS. Using the doctrine of strict liability, the NCAA vacated every victory in which Rose participated, 38 of them, I believe.

      But keep in mind that when Rose played in each game that year, he had a currently valid SAT score and clearance from the NCAA. No rules or regulations were being violated. And here’s another thing people overlook: There was no assessment of blame or culpability because strict liability rendered the usual element of mens rea irrelevant. Maybe Rose took his own test (who knows?), and maybe, as appeared to be the case, no one at the university, including the head coach did anything wrong. (We can talk about airline travel and lodging for Rose’s brother another time.) It simply didn’t matter. To this day, as Cal likes to say, the NCAA cannot tell you whether Rose took his own test. And yet the season is gone.

      How is that worse than supplying your recruits and current players with prostitutes for four years on campus or defrauding the NCAA by circumventing its academic eligibility requirements for 18 years?

  6. secrick

    Any one know what Matt had to say about the cards on today’s show? Had to work.

    1. Realme

      He said there is a rumor that Louisville is trying to work out a deal to get Jurich out.

    2. secrick

      Thanks Realme I appreciate it.

  7. 4everblue

    Well certainly explains why Stanley the catfan troll has been quiet….he is probably busy defending Ricky.

  8. 96ChampionBestTeamEver

    Imagine this – it is the year 2027 and the NCAA is just about to announce that they are almost halfway through with their investigation of UNC and likely will only take another decade to hand down the ruling. A statement from the NCAA Infractions Committee said they don’t have the resources to investigate John Calipari recruiting of one and done players and investigate UNC too. Meanwhile U of L doesn’t think that is fair since it only took 2 years to hand down the “heavy handed” 3-game suspension of former coach Ricky P for using ineligibly recruited players. There you have it, in the year 2027.

    1. a21CATSfan

      This is great. CATS

  9. dmillerj4705@att.net

    I don’t think that I could possibly care less about anything that has gone on or will go on at Louisville. The entire university appears to be a cluster f—.

    1. david8577

      If you live in KY, you should care. A significant portion of your tax dollars are going to now fund Scandal U instead of fixing potholes in front of your house.