Louisville to self-impose additional sanctions


Louisville announced additional self-imposed penalties on its men’s basketball program in a statement released by the school on Wednesday.

As part of the sanctions, the program will reduce its scholarship limit from 13 to 12 for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. Louisville will also drop the number of its allotted official visits by one this coming year and one the next year, while it will also forfeit 30 recruiting days.

The NCAA has been investingating the program since the fall after Louisville resident Katina Powell alleged in her book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” that earlier this decade, she was paid by former Cardinals director of basketball operations Andre McGee to provide strippers and escorts to have sex with Louisville players and recruits.

In February, Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban. The Cardinals finished the season fourth in the ACC standings with a 23-8 overall mark.

In its Way-Too-Early Top 25 released on Monday, ESPN listed Louisville at No. 5 for next season.