LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- The University of Louisville has made its final argument to keep the 2013 championship banner in the KFC YUM! Center following a sex scandal in the men's basketball program.
Interim Athletic Director Vince Tyra and Interim President Greg Postel joined other university officials to make their arguments before the NCAA's Infractions Appeals Committee in Atlanta.
The NCAA said among several penalties, the school's national championship should be vacated after former basketball staffer Andre McGee was accused of hiring strippers and escorts for players and recruits.
Tyra and Postel spoke to our news partners at The Courier-Journal following the meeting, which is the last step in a more than a two-year process with the NCAA.
“These processes are hard on the university community, particularly on the athletics department, on our fans, on our student-athletes--just students, staff, and faculty in general. It has been going on now for a long time, indecision on matters like this. And it's always difficult and it takes a toll, and yes, we're going to be happy to put this chapter behind us,” Postel said.
While the committee didn't say when to expect a decision, Tyra and Postel say they're led to understand it would happen sometime in January.