Louisville escapes major sanctions in hoops bribery case


              University of Louisville acting President Lori Gonzalez speaks with reporters during a press conference in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. An independent panel has placed the Louisville basketball program on two years of probation and fined it $5,000, but spared the school major penalties from NCAA allegations leveled in the aftermath of a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
            
              University of Louisville Athletic Director Josh Heard speaks with reporters during a press conference in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. An independent panel has placed the Louisville basketball program on two years of probation and fined it $5,000, but spared the school major penalties from NCAA allegations leveled in the aftermath of a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
            
              FILE - Louisville head coach Chris Mack answers questions during an NCAA college basketball news conference at the team's media day in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. An independent panel has placed the Louisville basketball program on two years of probation and fined it $5,000, but spared the school major penalties from NCAA allegations leveled in the aftermath of a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. The Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP) also declined to penalize former Cardinals coach Rick Pitino, whom the NCAA initially cited for failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance. Chris Mack, Pitino's successor who was fired in January, also was not penalized for additional allegations announced last year by the NCAA. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley), File
            
              FILE - Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference men's media day in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 26, 2016. An independent panel has fined Louisville $5,000 and placed the men’s basketball program on two years' probation, but sparing the school major penalties from NCAA allegations leveled in the aftermath of a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. The Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP) also declined to penalize former Cardinals coach Rick Pitino, whom the NCAA initially cited for failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
Louisville escapes major sanctions in hoops bribery case