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Monday, June 17, 2019

Twitter reacts to Louisville having to vacate 2013 national title

Rick Pitino

The NCAA announced on Tuesday that the Louisville men’s basketball will be forced to vacate 123 victories from 2012-2015, including its 2013 national championship.

The sanctions stem from an investigation into a sex scandal that took place at the university in which strippers were hired to dance and perform sex acts for recruits. The NCAA ruled that the violations resulted in players participating in games while ineligible, and Louisville’s appeal was denied.

With the ruling, Louisville has become the first Division I college basketball team to vacate a national title. As you might expect, Twitter had some enthusiastic reactions to the news, most notably from people who mocked the infamous national championship tattoo that Pitino got in 2013.

Some felt the punishment was too harsh:

Again, this punishment stems from stripper parties that were held for Louisville players and recruits. The scandal is separate from an FBI investigation into Louisville allegedly funneling money to top recruits in exchange for commitments, so this could just be the tip of the iceberg.



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