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Final Note

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

Kai Ryssdal Apr 9, 2013
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Final Note

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

Kai Ryssdal Apr 9, 2013
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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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