Report: Louisville avoids postseason ban in NCAA ruling, Rick Pitino, Chris Mack receive no punishment

Nov 3, 2022

The Louisville men's basketball program and former head coaches Rick Pitino and Chris Mack will reportedly avoid major punishment when the NCAA announces its ruling on Thursday in the long-running investigation into the school's ethics and recruiting violations, which date back more than five years.

According to Matt Norlander of CBS Sports, the program itself will receive a $5,000 fine, two years of probation, and a seven-day reduction in recruiting time. Pitino and Mack will not receive any discipline.

This ruling, which may not be appealed, finally brings the five-year saga of the Louisville bribery scandal to a close. The FBI announced in 2017 that Louisville was part of a federal bribery scandal that involved Adidas allegedly offering five-star recruit Brian Bowen and his family $100,000 to go to the school. Pitino had allegedly failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance.

Source: Yahoo Sports