Cardinal Sins: Louisville National Champions?


The Cardinals in their short-lived victory after their orignial win in 2013.

By Sean McQuilkin

The University of Louisville Cardinals Basketball team has vacated their 2012-2013 National Championship after the NCAA held up a ruling that was originally decided in June of 2017. The Cardinals were forced to vacate 123 wins starting with the 2011-12 season, and continuing through the 2014-15 season. In that span the Cardinals reached two final fours (2012, 2013) and reached the tournament each season. The reason behind the sanctions is due to the Cardinals prostitution ring that involved up to 15 high school recruits, with the prostitutes providing “sex acts” for high school recruits. In addition to this, Louisville is involved in the FBI probe into college basketball, in which head coach Rick Pitino was fired. One of the recruits was paid up to $100,000 to sign with Louisville.

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