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BREAKING: Louisville basketball has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA

The University of Louisville has officially received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA.

According to a report by Danielle Lerner of The Athletic, the school has received its NOA pertaining to the men’s basketball program and is preparing to release a statement and announce a press conference in the immediate future.

Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Louisville’s notice contains one Level One allegation against the university, while Rick Pitino is facing a Level Two allegation.

For those keeping track at home, Level One allegations are the most significant and fall under the “Severe Breach of Conduct” category, which features violations that:

  • Seriously undermine or threaten the integrity of college sports.
  • Provide or are intended to provide a substantial or extensive recruiting, competitive or other advantage.
  • Are a substantial or extensive impermissible benefit.

They can also include the following:

  • Lack of institutional control.
  • Academic misconduct.
  • Failure to cooperate with an NCAA investigation.
  • Unethical conduct.
  • Violation of head coach responsibility rules.
  • Payment to recruits.
  • Booster involvement in recruiting with member knowledge.
  • Intentional violations.
  • Collective Level II and/or Level III violations.

Last year, Yahoo Sports! reported that multiple schools were expected to be facing notice of allegations, with Louisville being included among the likes of Kansas, Arizona, and LSU, among numerous others.

Those expected to be in the crosshairs and face the most significant penalties include: Louisville, North Carolina State, Kansas, Arizona, LSU, USC, Oklahoma State, South Carolina and Auburn. TCU, Creighton and Clemson all also had assistant coaches implicated in the scandal and could face sanctions.

Kansas, NC State, South Carolina, Southern California, TCU, Oklahoma State, and now, Louisville, have already received their notices, while ESPN’s Dick Vitale reported at the time of HBO’s debut of The Scheme – a documentary highlighting former agent and middleman Christian Dawkins and his involvement in the corruption inside college basketball – that LSU and Arizona are set to face significant penalties in the near future, as well.

“Many naysayers claim the NCAA enforcement staff will not do anything in relation to the sleazy stuff shown during The Scheme and the hoop trials,” Vitale said. “Trust me, reliable sources tell me that LSU and Arizona basketball will be hit with MAJOR allegations by the NCAA.”

Get your popcorn ready.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

25 Comments for BREAKING: Louisville basketball has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA



  1. 4everUKBlue
    12:26 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    I’m shocked! Say it ain’t so…



  2. Gaber
    12:31 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    May the 4th be with you!



  3. theweeze
    12:39 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    And still UNC(heat) still gets nothing! These other schools should all sue the NCAA!



  4. BlueBanker18
    12:40 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Is this a new investigation? Thought they already took the beating from the NCAA for everything that’s come out.



    • Jack Pilgrim
      12:44 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      They have not been punished for the Brian Bowen/FBI investigation. Only punished for Katina Powell scandal.



    • Han
      12:54 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      They punished themselves, including by cleaning house, but they had not been hit by the NCAA yet because the NCAA waited until the Federal investigation/trial was over to really act. But the feds also refused to give them info, I think.



  5. ukkatzfan
    12:40 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Vitale uses the word sleezy. U-6 is involved. Yet he kisses coach-2 on the backside. Hmmmmm ?!?!



    • Realme
      1:01 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      Vitale is the one person who believes Rick. Even Pitino himself knows better.



  6. Headhurts
    12:49 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Finally, I’ve been jonesin for some entertaining sports news lol.



  7. Mathlete
    12:49 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Man, even in the upside down Louisville can’t catch a break.

    Unpopular opinion: I’m actually feeling a little bad for U of Littlebro.



    • Mathlete
      12:51 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      Specifically, I’m feeling bad for their fans (at least the ones who aren’t completely awful).



  8. Han
    12:57 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    They have to be hit hard simply because this happened while they were being punished for the previous violations. Pitino should’ve gotten a Level 1 for not monitoring/being responsible. It doesn’t jive that he claims to be completely unaware of the Minardi Hall stuff, blaming an assistant, and then does nothing to make sure none of his other assistants do anything similar. If you’re unaware the first time, the coach and compliance office would definitely take steps to shore up their defenses. Claiming ignorance again indicates you’re willfully ignorant.

    Pitino should’ve gotten a Show Cause for it.



  9. Realme
    12:57 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Good. Now do something about Kansas, LSU and Arizona.



    • Mathlete
      1:00 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      They’re on the list too



    • Realme
      1:02 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      I’ll believe the NCAA holding Kansas accountable when I see it.



    • madskilz
      2:54 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      Me too



    • CrystalBall
      6:04 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      Kansas, Arizona, and LSU are still undergoing FBI investigations. NCAA’s investigation won’t begin until those are completed and
      pertinent info transmitted to NCAA.



  10. UK Big Board Update
    12:59 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    You HATE to see it.

    How mad is Loother right now? Lmfao



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      1:57 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      Welcome back man! Seriously.



  11. csnailnrun
    1:01 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Loserville scum comes back to media light



  12. dan1965
    1:02 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Not me, reap,sow thing,do a lot of sowing,you gonna do a lot of repeaping,fans and all, bunch of A.
    Now put it on Kansas,LSU,Arizona,NC should have been hit a couple years ago,as should Duke,but we all know there never going to touch K, or Ole Roy !



  13. BBN4LIFE03
    1:04 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    What a birthday present for me!



    • Mathlete
      3:41 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      Happy cake day!



  14. UKfanman01
    1:41 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Must really suck to know your best years you’ve cheated, and still only beat Cal twice ***while cheating



  15. Catcasey1
    2:05 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Hope they get the hammer and don’t give two shi$ about the fans I remember when Kentucky got hammered I heard for years so with that being said suck it Uofsmell