Louisville’s fate with the NCAA will be delayed.
After utilizing its 90-day response period, the Louisville basketball program has requested and received a 45-day extension to respond to the Notice of Allegations it received from the NCAA back on May 4.
Now, the school will not have to respond until September.
The NCAA is accusing Louisville of committing one Level I violation and three Level II violations, with former head coach Rick Pitino receiving one for failing to monitor the program and promote an atmosphere of compliance.
The accusations came after a two-year investigation following a federal corruption probe into college basketball.
For comparison’s sake, Oklahoma State received a one-year postseason ban, three years of probation, and recruiting restrictions for a single Level I violation. On the other end of the spectrum, Kansas received FIVE Level I violations for its role in the pay-for-play scandal, with their punishment expected to be handed down in the near future.
Will Louisville get the book thrown at them for its violations while on probation? Or will the NCAA factor in the program cleaning house the first time around and let them off easy?
Either way, we should know in the coming months.