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Five interesting leftovers from the UofL Infractions Report

It’s been over 24 hours since the NCAA released its infractions report regarding the University of Louisville men’s basketball sex scandal, and while we’ve given you the major news, there are still some leftovers to go over. After poring over the 35-page infractions report again this morning (which you can read for yourself here), I found five pretty interesting ones:


1. For the next four years, recruits cannot stay on campus during unofficial visits

UofL already self-imposed several recruiting restrictions, but the NCAA handed down a new one by forbidding the program from hosting recruits overnight on campus during unofficial visits for the length of the probation, or, the next four years. Previously, recruits stayed at Minardi Hall on unofficial and official visits. Additionally, all UofL athletics staff must receive training on how to properly adhere to NCAA policy during recruiting visits.

2. They must also make recruits well aware they’re on probation and why

Per the NCAA report, every recruit UofL goes after in the next four years must be informed of the probation and the reason for it.

“During the period of probation, the institution shall inform in writing prospective student-athletes in men’s basketball that the institution is on probation for four years and detail the violations committed. If a prospective student-athlete takes an official paid visit, the information regarding violations, penalties and terms of probation must be provided in advance of the visit. Otherwise, the information must be provided before a prospective student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent.”

Not that the kids and their families won’t know already, but still, embarrassing.

3. Pitino can’t have any contact with the team during his suspension

Pitino was suspended for five ACC games, and during that time, he can’t have any contact with the team, from games to practice to meetings, video study, and team travel.

The provisions of this suspension require that the head coach not be present in the arena where the games are played and have no contact or communication with members of the men’s basketball coaching staff and student-athletes during the suspension period. The prohibition includes all coaching activities for the period of time which begins at 12:01 a.m. the day of the first conference game and ends at 11:59 p.m. on the day of the fifth conference game. During that period, the head coach may not participate in any activities including, but not limited to, team travel, practice, video study and team meetings. The results of those contests from which the head coach is suspended shall not count in his career coaching record.

4. They must list reminders of their probation and vacated wins in all publications

As much as UofL would love to just move on and forget about all of this, the NCAA is requiring them to list the vacated wins and reasons for their probation in their media guides, electronic and digital media plus institutional, conference and NCAA archives. They must also link a description of the violations, probation and the NCAA’s report on their main webpage ( for the next four years.

“The institution’s statement must: (i) clearly describe the infractions; (ii) include the length of the probationary period associated with the infractions case; and (iii) provide a clear indication of what happened in the infractions case. A statement that refers only to the probationary period with nothing more is not sufficient.”

5. UofL has to remove all mention of the vacated wins

UofL must also remove any mention of the vacated wins throughout their facilities. The wins will also be deducted from Pitino’s win total.

“Any public reference to these vacated contests shall be removed from athletics department stationery, banners displayed in public areas and any other forum in which they may appear. Any trophies or other team awards attributable to the vacated contests shall be returned to the Association.”

The Yum Center is definitely going to need some redecorating:

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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31 Comments for Five interesting leftovers from the UofL Infractions Report

  1. BigBlueMeade
    12:37 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    #4 is going to sting. Wow.

    • Mathlete
      12:42 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      It would sting worse if they understood the concept of shame, but they’re still sticking to the belief that they didn’t do anything wrong

    • ukkatzfan
      1:03 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      No, this will allow them to post pics.

    • Angelo
      2:38 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I am afraid #2 gives them an unfair recruiting advantage…

  2. EdC
    12:38 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    “For the next four years, recruits cannot stay on campus during unofficial visits”

    Won’t the red light at their off campus accommodations cause some sleep issues?

    • Mathlete
      12:57 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      if the light doesn’t, the noises will

    • 4everblue
      1:26 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Perhaps they will misappropriate more funds to buy a NoTell Motel to house the recruits in during their visits.

    • kvltclassic
      2:47 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      They can’t house unofficial visits off campus either per NCAA rules. So basically they’re saying no overnight stays for unofficial visitors.

    • 4everblue
      4:09 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      But can they house official visits off campus? And for the record if they did follow the NCAA rules it would officially be the first time!

  3. ukjaybrat
    12:42 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    #5 UofL has to remove all mention of the vacated wins

    read on good ole cc a bunch of people were rallying that the pre-game pump up videos in the arena be images from all the vacated games and FF/title runs. would that be considered “mentions” of the vacated wins? how far can that go? at a certain point, they would basically be telling louisville “you can’t even talk about some of the players that played for you during this time because it covers most of their career.”

    • J-Dub421
      12:47 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Too bad, so sad.

    • Mathlete
      12:57 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe next time they won’t hire prostitutes for minors and pressure them to accept their services?

  4. RealCatsFan
    12:57 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Sucks for them to have to take that FF floor down from the YUM Center. That was a cool looking floor too. I was a little disappointed that UK didn’t display the 2012 FF floor somewhere at Rupp where the fans could see it. Instead it was put in the players’ locker room.

  5. Michael W
    1:02 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Just realized that Pitino will lose his wins, as well, right? He’s at 770 (ranked 12th) before losing possibly 123 games. That would put him at 647, which would put him in 27th place, right behind Cal at 652.

    • J-Dub421
      2:17 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      That’s delightful.

    • somerset bill
      2:29 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      this, rather than the loss of the title or anything else may be the real reason pitino is appealing. the most bitter pill. 5 wins behind calipari.

  6. ukkatzfan
    1:06 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    The pre game pump up videos will be video from security cameras from billy minardi hall.

  7. jrob
    1:21 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Would one Of KSR’s ultra talented individuals please photo shop a pic of Katrina Powell wearing a “Got Pitino?” Shirt?

  8. 4everblue
    1:28 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Honestly I don’t know what happened to Pitino, when he was at UK he was a totally different person. The press loved him, I don’t remember him being the @ss he is now and he seemed to be way more up front and honest…..or is it just me?

    • STLouisBBFan
      1:52 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      By the time Pitino left for Boston, even UK fans were sick of his “spin.” That was the best team ever we beat today. That was the hardest we ever worked. Blah Blah Blah. His spin game was tired way back then and then life didn’t turn out the way he envisioned it and let’s just say that he’s bitter about it. He had a great thing in Lexington and gambled it away only to become eternally disappointed that he couldn’t return . . . Louisville isn’t Lexington when it comes to basketball.

    • 4everblue
      2:11 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Louisville never has been and never will be Lexington when it comes to basketball and I’m sure everyone knows that….except some those delusional UL fans. He was right though, back then if anyone remembers UK was the best conditioned team in the country. Some of the players stated they thought they were on a track team in early training. We could run any team into the ground.

    • l503423
      5:26 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I was a student at UK from 1986 – 1991. There were rumors, never proven, about Pitino floating around campus even then about his womanizing Including some sort of link to UK cheerleader(s). I don’t think it’s inappropriate to say this in light of his recent scandals that actually are on the record.

  9. kbo24
    1:33 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    #5 — Sooooooo….tattoo removal?

    • somerset bill
      2:30 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      not sure which would sting more, removing it, or wearing it.

    • Mathlete
      3:08 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I want him to have to cover up the tattoo with Katina’s face instead

    • Reuben Cuban
      6:51 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      A red, white, yellow, and black ‘starfish’ (a . n . u . s .) would work just fine.

  10. gossie21
    1:51 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I checked their webpage and there is no conspicuous link to the details of the penalties yet. I can’t wait until that one goes up.

  11. STLouisBBFan
    1:53 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I think there should be a date set for a T-shirt burning event at the YUM center in order to ensure that there is no mention of the title Louisville cheated to accomplish! That has a certain ring to it.

    • Reuben Cuban
      6:59 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      This will never happen. The Lou evil. Ma fee uh. Will preclude that.

  12. jaws2
    3:06 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I’ll believe that banner is coming down when I see it. IF it does, I’ll be out at Louisville ‘International’ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ( UPS ) Airport waiting for the trophy and banner to go by on the way to the NCAA headquarters. Maybe I can get a group and we can sing Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, GOODBYE!!

  13. Reuben Cuban
    6:48 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

    KENTUCKY has an outstanding Assitant Coach. It is conceivable, given the circumstances, that Kenny Payne may be plucked. G* forbid that should happen; it’s on the table nontheless. While cheering uavle’s demise, think about the possible consequences to KENTUCKY.