Why the NCAA’s Notre Dame ruling could be bad news for Louisville

The NCAA announced Tuesday that it has denied an appeal by Notre Dame and will vacate 21 football wins the Fighting Irish recorded during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

More context from DieHards’ earlier story:

That means, from an NCAA perspective, Notre Dame’s perfect 12-0 regular season in 2012 will be wiped from the record books. The Irish lost to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game that season. The Irish finished 9-4 in the 2013 season.

Notre Dame violated NCAA rules when a former Fighting Irish student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct for two football players and provided six other players with impermissible academic extra benefits. One other Notre Dame player committed academic misconduct on his own.

So how does this relate to Louisville? Obviously, the Cardinals basketball program is in the midst of an NCAA investigation of its own. And Louisville radio host Mark Ennis lays out why the Notre Dame ruling isn’t a good sign for the Cardinals:

Here’s how the fans think Notre Dame’s situation compares to Louisville’s:

Time will tell, but it’s hard to argue with Ennis’ logic. We don’t know when the NCAA ruling will be handed down, but Cardinals fans might want to brace themselves.

The post Why the NCAA’s Notre Dame ruling could be bad news for Louisville appeared first on Diehards.

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