“The ACC and the ACC’s television partners, ESPN and others, will fight that very hard, because it does hurt their product, their ability to put games on television, to put a marquee program out there for consumption; I mean, if you take Louisville basketball literally away for a year or two, it’s a lot more damaging thing for just Louisville basketball.”

Despite Yahoo Sports columnist Pat Forde concluding that the NCAA has a textbook definition of ‘Death Penalty’ listed alongside the punishments for what Louisville basketball currently is being connected with, Forde says there’s plenty of people with vesting interests in the program that will make sure the devastating punishments will never be levied.