This is the icing on the cake for Louisville basketball. It all started when Rick Pitino came down his leg in the back of Porcinis, and ends today with their national title being vacated. A lot of people involved in college sports have done a lot of bad things, but Rick gets the honor of biggest scumbag of all time. Congrats Rick.
Louisville men's basketball had its appeal denied by the NCAA. The program will have to vacate its 2013 NCAA title and 2012 Final Four appearance. pic.twitter.com/tYqsgoZDMQ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 20, 2018
USA Today– Louisville will lose its national championship banner for men’s basketball in 2013. The NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee announced on Tuesday that it upheld the Committee on Infractions’ ruling that Louisville must vacate 123 wins under former coach Rick Pitino, including the 2013 title and the 2012 Final Four appearance, as punishment in the school’s escort case. It is the first time in modern Division I men’s basketball history that a championship was vacated.
Now there are many sides to this controversy. Let’s explore them:
Louisville Fans and Former Players
Louisville former players understandably are saying this doesn’t take away from what they accomplished. Kevin Ware didn’t die for nothing.
Still got this fat ass ring which means my guys definitely won a chip, if I’m not mistaken of course.
— Kevin Ware (@AirWare5) February 20, 2018
But the Louisville fans that are screaming about how you can’t take away their rings??? What rings do they have?
“You can’t take away my ring” pic.twitter.com/edj2r2SZT4
— L.E. Mick (@mccartyintheusa) February 20, 2018
Michigan of course lost to Louisville in this non-existent National Championship game. So they’re being even crazier than Louisville fans and claiming this as their own championship.
There are pages and pages of these tweets if you’d like to search for yourself.
With the vacated UL wins, Western Kentucky now takes over as the 2nd winningest College Basketball Program in history from the state of Kentucky
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 20, 2018
Just pure savagery.
Rick Pitino is officially the biggest loser of all time and you only need one picture to prove it.
Good thing no one got a tattoo commemorating Louisville's 2013 national championship…
…Ah, wait, Rick Pitino did: pic.twitter.com/Z92SmOFlgz
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 20, 2018
The biggest L of all.