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NCAA President Mark Emmert Explains Why Louisville Was Forced To Vacate 2013 National Title

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)

NCAA President Mark Emmert addressed Louisville's situation on Saturday morning.

Earlier this week, the NCAA denied Louisville's appeal relating to the school's sex scandal, forcing the school to vacate over 100 men's basketball victories - including the 2013 national title win. Cardinals fans have been up in arms since, believing that the organization's actions were far too harsh.

Saturday morning, NCAA President Mark Emmert addressed Louisville's situation live on CBS. His explanation won't really make Cardinals supporters feel much better.

"So those bodies reached a conclusion that all of the allegations in that particular case were true and therefore there were athletes who played in those contests who should have been determined to be ineligible.

Therefore, they had players on the floor who shouldn't have been participants and they determined that that meant that those games had to be stricken from the rulebook.

I certainly understand why fans or supporters of the university would think that's draconian. The committee on infractions and the appeals committee disagree."

Here's video of Emmert's bit on Louisville:

Emmert also addressed a number of other topics, including the reports from both Yahoo and ESPN that rocked the college basketball world on Friday. CBS will likely post the entire interview soon.