Report indicates Louisville’s appeal concerning basketball program denied by NCAA

ESPN analyst Dan Dakich stated on his radio show today in Indianapolis a source has told him the University of Louisville’s appeal to the NCAA concerning the basketball program has been denied and the Cardinals will have to forfeit their 2013 NCAA championship. In addition, Louisville will have to repay $15 million in damages.

In reponse, a U of L spokesman calls the report “pure speculation. The NCAA will contact the university in advance of any announcement regarding the appeal. We have not been contacted by the NCAA.”