Louisville has appealed parts of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions ruling on the school from June — ordering a financial penalty and vacation of wins — according to Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal. The school also requested an in-person hearing rather than having the appeal judged strictly on written communication.
At the time, interim university president Jeff Postel told the board of trustees and reporters that the school would be appealing. Now, through an open records request, Greer confirmed that Louisville did indeed appeal, the first step in a process that could take more than three months.
If the ruling is upheld, the Cardinals could be forced to vacate up to 123 wins, including the 2013 national championship, and repay millions of dollars in shared NCAA Tournament revenue.
The university and Committee on Infractions could go back and forth potentially for up to 94 days before a hearing occurs. Greer notes that whether an in-person hearing takes place “doesn’t always have a bearing on the likelihood of an appeal’s success.”