UofL appealing NCAA decision

UofL plans to appeal NCAA ruling

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- UofL continues to try to save its third national championship from being ruled null and void by the NCAA and new documents show they are pointing the fingers at the NCAA for not playing by its own rules.

The University of Louisville has filed an appeal that is 26 pages long with a clear message: they are trying to save the 2013 National Championship banner and the money that came along with appearances in the NCAA tournament during the 2011-12 season and 2012-13 season.

The appeal focuses largely on pointing at Andre McGee as the one who "orchestrated" parties in which "he ushered prospects and student-athletes into rooms with strippers".

“I've reviewed the case, reviewed our appeal, feel well prepared, obviously not happy with the original decision, but will be happy if we come back with that banner," Interim Athletic Director Vince Tyra said. 

 

The school is arguing that any players who were on the team for the 2011-2012 season and the 2012-13, who took part in those parties, probably would have been reinstated without loss of competition time.

The reason, the benefit they received did not have a high enough value and they were in some cases, unwilling participants, saying at one point in the appeal that the NCAA imposed "sweeping vacation and financial penalties based on the participation of student-athletes who were unwilling subjects to McGee's grotesques schemes of sexual misconduct.”

The appeal also says that none of the members of the Louisville Basketball team is alleged to have accepted a sex act.

The school will now have to go before the Infractions Appeals Committee to argue their case.

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