NCAA barred Louisville men's team from supporting women's team

Afure Jemerigbe #2 of the California Golden Bears defends as Bria Smith #21 of the Louisville Cardinals drives to the basket during the National Semifinal game of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at New Orleans Arena on April 7, 2013.

This final note today. In which the NCAA -- the National Collegiate Athletic Association -- reveals itself once again to be a bonehead.

Louisville, as you know, won the mens basketball championship in Atlanta last night. The school's women play their final tonight in New Orleans. NCAA rules say neither Louisville coach Rick Pitino -- who got a $425,000 bonus for the championship win -- nor the school could pay for the men's team to go see the Louisville women.

The NCAA did give a waiver this morning, which came too late, the school said.

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