Louisville argued that vacating 123 wins over four seasons, including the national title, was an excessive penalty, but the appeals committee's eight-page decision noted the school's escort sex scandal "involved serious and intentional violations, which Louisville agreed were reprehensible and inexcusable".
As reported by ESPN's Mark Schlabach, "I can not say this strongly enough: We believe the NCAA is simply wrong", Postel said.
"The Committee on Infractions responded to the appeal by stating the penalties were appropriate due to the serious, intentional and numerous violations orchestrated by a university staff member for almost four years", the NCAA said in a release. "We believe the NCAA is simply wrong to have made this decision".
"Because the student-athletes received improper benefits", a four-person appellate panel said in a legalistic decision, "it follows they competed while ineligible, which in turn supports the vacation of records and financial penalties imposed by the Committee on Infractions".
"The NCAA's ruling", he wrote, "cannot change the accomplishments or the excitement generated by our Cardinals basketball team".
Student-athletes, who should be appropriately titled employees, are the ones really responsible for lining the pockets of universities and staff.
It should be noted, however, that Louisville is a school facing the prospect of some lean years.
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I wish that we could have seen MI basketball win a championship that fateful night in 2013. "Instead, it was ignored".
The NCAA Committee on Infractions outlined the penalties against the program in June 2017.
- Postel estimated the return of up to $600,000 in NCAA Tournament revenue.
Yes, that's the Louisville team that beat MI in the 2013 championship game. The UofL student body president tweeted "You can take the banner but not the memories or feelings of the fans".
The possibility of Louisville's situation being a far worse equivalent of IU's is very real, and unless the plan is to keep Padgett around for the long haul-and it very well could be, which wouldn't be a awful idea-Postel and interim athletic director Vince Tyra are going to have to start searching for a permanent option soon.
"We'll remove the official recognition, but it won't remove it from our hearts and minds", Louisville interim athletics director Vince Tyra said Tuesday moments after the NCAA's announcement. "I would personally probably not be in favor of it at this point. And I think there's not a lot of precedent for that happening".