The University of Louisville has officially received a Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA.
Danielle Lerner of The Athletic reported that the school had received the NOA and that they would be sending out a release and announcing a press conference shortly.
The University of Louisville has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA pertaining to the men's basketball program, @TheAthletic has confirmed through multiple sources. The school plans to send out a release and announce a press conference shortly.— Danielle Lerner (@danielle_lerner) May 4, 2020
Eric Crawford reports it includes a Level I violation vs. the school, which is already on probation for their other recent scandal.
Louisville’s notice of allegations includes a Level I violation for violations in the recruitment of Brian Bowen, Level 2 recruiting violations by assistant coaches, a Level 2 institutional violation for failing to monitor the coaches, and a Level 2 violation against Pitino.— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) May 4, 2020
It was reported last year by Pat Forde and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports! that a number of schools were expected to get an NOA.
“Those expected to be in the crosshairs and face the most significant penalties include: Louisville, North Carolina State, Kansas, Arizona, LSU, USC, Oklahoma State, South Carolina and Auburn. TCU, Creighton, and Clemson all also had assistant coaches implicated in the scandal and could face sanctions”
While some schools including Kansas, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, and NC State have already received their NOA, Dick Vitale reported back in April when HBO’s “The Scheme” was released that LSU and Arizona were going to be facing penalties as well.
Many naysayers claim the @NCAA enforcement staff will not do anything in relation to the sleazy stuff shown during The SCHEME & the hoop trials . Trust me reliable sources tell me that LSU & ARIZONA basketball will be hit with MAJOR allegations by the NCAA .— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) April 2, 2020
This is going to be a very interesting situation to follow to see just what all the NCAA put in Louisville’s NOA and to see which other schools officially receive an NOA of their own.
We will keep you updated as more information is released.