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Louisville Will Reportedly Vacate 2013 Title After Failed Appeal

A close-up of Louisville's 2013 NCAA Champion banner.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 09: The 2013 NCAA National Championship banner is unvieled before the Louisville Cardinals game against the College of Charleston Cougars at KFC YUM! Center on November 9, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dan Dakich laid down a possible punishment.

Louisville's scandal began with details of local madame Katina Powell's book Breaking Cardinal Rules, which detailed the sex parties thrown for Louisville basketball recruits. Months later, we're still waiting on a final ruling from the NCAA.

Powell alleged that former U of L assistant Andre McGee had been setting up the parties for for years, and that up to $10,000 was exchanged. Multiple former Louisville players and recruits admitted to attending the parties.

Earlier this year the NCAA hit Rick Pitino with the dreaded "failure to monitor" Level 1 violation. Pitino has since been ousted by the university.

In its list of penalties handed down to Louisville, NCAA officials announced it will vacate unspecified wins from between 2010 and 2014. That span includes the 2013 National Championship.

It was not known whether or not the NCAA would take the championship away. Until now.

According to college basketball analyst Dan Dakich, Louisville will be forced to vacate the 2013 title. And that's not all.

During his radio show, Dakich revealed Louisville must vacate the title and will receive a $15 million fine. Louisville has officially addressed Dakich's report, calling it "pure speculation."

Here is Louisville's full response: "This is pure speculation. The NCAA will contact the university in advance of any announcement regarding the appeal. We have not been contacted by the NCAA."

Louisville suggests it is still waiting for the NCAA's final ruling. We'll continue to update as more becomes clear.