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Appeal Denied, Louisville’s 2013 National Championship Is Gone

The day before the Cardinals visit Duke.

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NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Pittsburgh
 Feb 24, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino looks on against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first half at the Petersen Events Center.
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The NCAA has denied Louisville’s appeal over its punishment about the sex scandal involving recruits and prositutes and therefore the 2013 national championship is vacated.

Obviously this is a big story in Louisville and beyond. We’ll have more on it later. Louisville plays at Duke Wednesday night in what now promises to be an emotionally charged game.

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