The University of Louisville’s appeal to the NCAA was released on Friday afternoon. You can read the full 65-page document linked below.
As expected, UofL will not appeal the all of the sanctions that the NCAA handed down earlier this summer. The school will only focus on two issues of the penalties throughout the appeals process.
UofL will appeal the vacation of more than 120 wins. which includes the 2013 national championship and a Final Four appearance in 2012. They’ll also appeal the NCAA’s ruling regarding the forfeiture of the funds received. Rick Pitino will his five-game suspension on his own and not through the University.
The school’s official appeal states that the NCAA’s punishment was “unjust and grossly disproportionate.” They ask that the NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee overturn the vacating of wins and the financial penalties that were handed down.
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