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Louisville Compliance Consultant Chuck Smrt: Vacated Wins Would Include 2013 National Championship

Louisville has confirmed that the 2013 National Championship is in jeopardy after today's NCAA ruling on the basketball program's sex scandal.

The program is currently holding a press conference to discuss the penalties, which were announced by the NCAA today.

The most notable: Rick Pitino will serve a five-game suspension to begin ACC play next season. The team will also vacate wins from 2010-2014.

Obviously, the biggest win during that time period is the 2013 National Championship, which appeared to be in peril based on the timetable.

Chuck Smrt, the former NCAA enforcement director hired by the Cardinals to "quarterback" their internal inquiry and defense for this matter, confirmed that the national title would be included in those vacated wins.

Louisville and Rick Pitino say they will appeal the penalties.

If Louisville's title is vacated, it will be the first time a Division I men's basketball program has lost a national championship. Other programs have had Final Fours taken away. The most notable vacated national title in college sports to this point is likely USC's 2004 college football title, which was stripped due to the Reggie Bush scandal.

If the title is vacated, no other school, including 2013 runner-up Michigan, will be given the championship.